Captain Eric Trout | Owner/Guide
Captain Eric Trout was born and raised in Houston. With a lifelong love of saltwater, Captain Eric is an experience sailor, former SCUBA Instructor, off-shore and shallow water angler. After graduating high school Captain Eric joined the Marine Corp, serving 4 years in the Infantry. Following his service, he earned a master’s degree and spent 15 years in nursing prior to returning to his first love: fishing. Captain Eric has been a fly fishing guide on the Galveston Bay Complex since 2016 and opened Galveston Fishing Company in September 2022. Captain Eric loves seeing the excitement of new anglers catching fish on fly and getting those anglers fully into the sport he loves.
Captain Stacy Lynn | General Manager/Instructor/Guide
The sport of Fly Fishing has been central in Captain Stacy’s life since 1995. She has managed several of Texas’ best fly shops since that time and Galveston Fishing Company is the second shop she has opened from scratch. Captain Stacy is a Fly Fishers Intl. Certified Instructor and a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Fishing Instructor’s School and has 20+ years coaching fly fishers to be better casters and to be prepared for the challenging and exciting Saltwater Fly Fishing experience. She is an active supporter and member of many of the Texas fly fishing clubs and related organizations, and has been a feature speaker, demonstrator, and instructor at numerous events including The Fly Fishing Show, The Shallow Water Show, Fly Fish Texas, Flat Out Fishing!, TPWD Expo, GRTU Troutfest, TRWD FlyFest, Oktoberfisch, the Houston Fishing Show, Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Fest, and several FFI Conclaves/Fairs. She loves guiding and coaching from her skiff all along the Texas Coast.
Brett Delk | Shop Manager
From the time Brett could walk, he was fishing. Influenced by both his father and grandfather, he gained a true love of fishing. After college Brett joined the military and was able to fish the West coast which added a variety of fish species to his repertoire and introduced him to the sport of fly fishing. After serving his country, Brett went to work for the Forest Service which took him to Montana. His time in Big Sky Country solidified his love of fly fishing and helped him hone his skills. Eventually returning to Texas, Brett continued fly fishing both in-state and all over the Americas catching numerous species of fish. Brett’s experience both on the water and working in fly shops, his fisheries education, and his love of teaching has allowed him to introduce hundreds to fly fishing through classes, clinics, presentations, and guiding. He has a wealth of knowledge and is eager to share it others.
Captain Collin Scoville | Shop Staff/Guide
Growing up on the shores of Galveston Bay, saltwater fishing has always been a part of Captain Collin’s life. In middle school, the bus stop was within casting distance of Clear Lake so he would stash a fly rod in the bushes nearby. Well-traveled, with experiences as a deckhand and competitive sailing coach, Collin returned to his home waters to attend Galveston A&M in pursuit of a Coastal Environmental Science degree. With the flats nearby, he pursued redfish with a fly rod, evolving from a kayak with a step ladder bungee-corded to the deck and a wooden dowel push pole, to a 14ft skiff that he built in a one car garage. That home-built skiff took him from Laguna Madre to the Florida Keys - including weeks-long solo trips in the Everglades and trips for monster Louisiana Redfish. Today, Captain Collin’s passion for fishing is as strong as it was in the days of the bungee-cord step ladder but comes with more refined techniques and equipment, including the Florida-built technical poling skiff he guides on. Collin enjoys sharing his love for what he once felt was a niche activity shared with friends to what is now an outlet for him to help people into the sport, and that has opened up a new avenue for his fly fishing passion.
George Sutherland | Shop Staff
George is a lifelong angler with varied destinations on his “been there, caught that” list - from fishing for northern pike and walleye as a kid in northern Minnesota and Ontario, to chasing big trout from Alaska to Argentina, and many, many points in between. George transitioned many years ago from fishing with conventional tackle in favor of a fly rod, and never looked back. He is now considered a poster child for a converted conventional angler. Retiring from 40+ years in the oil and gas industry, George now chases redfish along the gulf coast, fishes just about any mountain river, and spends time teaching his six grandsons the fine art of angling. George believes not many things are better than seeing a young person's excitement when they catch a fish, large or small. An accomplished custom rod builder, semi-accomplished fly tyer, and a devotee of fine whisky, craft beers, and guitars, George is a treasure of information and eager to help anyone in this community.
Elijah Bush | Shop Staff/Youth Ambassador
Elijah attends Ball High School on Galveston Island where he is in the STEM engineering program, taking college classes. Elijah was born into a fishing family and spends most of his spare time fly fishing, primarily on the saltwater flats, but also in freshwater streams. Recently, he has started tying flies to expand his fly fishing knowledge. Even though Elijah’s fly fishing adventure started just a few years ago, he has found a great liking of the sport and has caught many different species of fish in many different environments and conditions.