esCARPment 2017

July 8-9, 2017

escarpment (ĭ-skärp'mənt) - noun

1. a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth's crust.

2. a totally sick fly fishing tournament happening along the Balcones Escarpment in central Texas. 


The inaugural year of eCAPRment did not disappoint though the local conditions were perhaps the most difficult of the year. Despite this many carp were caught and good times were had. Hats off to the anglers that participated. 

New friends were made and (made up) stories were shared. 

Perhaps the greatest success of all was the numerous antiquities recovered from the Guadalupe River provided exclusively by the finest toobers in Texas. 

Fly patterns were traded and ideas were exchanged. 

And as always, Cade made sure everyone was being safe. 


Cheers! and seeya next year! 


In total 22 anglers participated. Of these, 8 anglers landed fish (did I mention conditions were very difficult?!). In first place Chase Smith landed 5 carp for a total of 122 inches.  Ryan Schaper took 2nd with 3 carp for a total of 74.5 inches. In 3rd place Eric Julius landed 2 carp for a total of 53 inches with both of his fish being the two largest fish of the tournament securing him the "big fish dutch oven". 


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