About Captain Tom Horbey

"I have fished up and down the Texas Coast for 37 adult years, with 28 of those as a pioneer saltwater fly fisherman. I am able to accommodate for both fly fishing and conventional. In addition to guided fly fishing trips, I can provide casting instructions as well as general information about saltwater fly fishing." - Tom Horbey

As the only full time fly fishing guide living in Port O’Connor, Tom is able to guide year round. Licensed and fully insured, Tom can guide your next fly fishing, sight casting, conventional, wade fishing, or jetty trip. In the meantime, feel free to browse our consistantly updated photo gallery of recent trips.

Boats & Rigging

Fly fishing and sight casting are done out of my Stiffy Exile boat. There are only 3 of these boats in existence. They were specifically designed to fish the shallow Texas waters. It’s the shallowest running and poling draft of any boat available today.

My large boat is a 22’ 6" Majek Illusion, customized for fly fishing. This is a boat that I use for fly fishing or using conventional tackle on the beach and jetties for Tarpon, Jacks, Kings, and Sharks.

Places to stay in Port O’Connor

Poco Loco Lodge
(361) 983-0300

The Inn at Clarks
(361) 983-2300

Saltwater Fishing License :


I’ve tried many brands of sunglasses, I believe these are the best for the Texas Flats. I use the clearwater copper lense.

I’ve personally fished with Sage rods since 1983. I’m currently using the XP and XiII series.

Rio Fly lines: http://www.rioproducts.com
Excellent Tarpon lines. They added 20 feet to my cast with the Rio. Outbound is the best 10-12 weight line I have ever used.

Scientific Angler: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scientific_Anglers/Fly-Fishing
Excellent lines I use the Red fish lines on all rods 9 weight and smaller.

Tibor Reels: http://www.tiborreel.com
All my rods 6 wt to 12 wt are equipped with Tibor reels.

Simms: http://www.simmsfishing.com
Well, it’s just the best gear out there!