Austin Orr started young, fishing for panfish when he was barely out of the womb. After terrifying the local bluegill population for a few years, he received a 6wt fiberglass rod from his grandfather at the age of 9. By the time he was 14, his family had moved to the Pacific Northwest and he taught himself to catch steelhead with that same glass rod on the Stillaguamish River in Washington state. Spending his high school years in Kansas taught him to appreciate farm pond bassin’ and river carping. Soon thereafter, Austin spent time in Arkansas, fishing the dynamic Little Red and White River tailwaters and learning to love chunking big flies at night to hungry brown trout (and the occasional walleye). Now, Austin proudly calls the Texas Coast his home, pursuing fish on fly year round. Reds and specks on the flats are fun, but tarpon and other drag-ripping pelagic species are his real love.
In 2010, he received a certification in fly casting instruction from the Federation of Fly Fishers. He is passionate about introducing new people to the sport of fly fishing, especially youth, and considers this a lifelong goal.
“Fly fishing is my passion, my burning pursuit that seeps deeply into my lifestyle; I wouldn’t have it any other way.” – Austin Orr
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year… 24+7+365 = 396. Total fishing lifestyle.