The first fly shop that I ever set foot in was nestled in the Historic town of Gruene. I knew nothing about fly fishing at the time and ventured into the store while following my wife through all the Boutiques scatterd along both sides of the road.
Now that i've been fly fishing, a stop into the store is always welcomed. If you want any local information about the river, it's fish, techniques, or what they are biting on.....just stop in an ask. Chris or Jacob will be more than happy to assist with your needs.
Gruene Outfitters has been in business since 1989 as both a retail clothing store as well as a fly shop. Besides offering clothing for the outdoors they have a fully stocked fly shop for your needs as well as offering guide service.
They carry some of the top brands in the industry including Sage, TFO, Ross, Simms, Lamsom, Umpqua and others. For the beginner they offer complimentary casting instruction as well as knot tying assistance.
It's all about location. Where else could you spend hours in a fly shop not being bored while your wife is looking through all of the shops around. Then you could slip out and walk down the street for a refreshment at Gruene Hall or just make a day of it.
If you make it buy, tell them I say hello.....