Welcome to the edge of the desert where there are obviously no trout!  Well… that’s not totally true.  The 2 acre lake in the south Odessa city park next to I-20 becomes a put and take trout fishery every January.  I’m not sure that really counts.  Other than that, the nearest trout in Texas is about 6 hours away.  New Mexico… an hour and a half closer.Which brings me to the reason I offer the www.deserttrout.com fly fishing website.  Living in Stanton , Texas, (a mesquite, prickly pear, barbed wire gateway to the desert) is certainly a challenge to anyone with a passion for the pursuit of mountain-grown salmoninae .  That would be trout!  For the smitten among us, those who can relate to an obsession with trailing shucks, rise forms, and hackles are few and far between.  We live in a virtual vacuum of fly fishing culture.As a novice fly fisherman, I still recall how difficult it was to assimilate a working knowledge of all things “fly fishing”… from understanding fly line designations and tippets to tailing loops and roll casts.  Over the last 20 years, the internet, fly fishing videos, and many great magazines and books have been my indispensable resources for understanding and growing in the sport.  I look forward to “hooking you up” to some of that information.So, for the budding novice fly fishermen of West Texas, deserttrout.com is meant to be a shortcut on the way to fly fishing proficiency.  It is my intent to share information, links, photos, and generally fun stuff with my fellow salmoninae sojourners.  I love all aspects of the sport including fly tying and rod building.To the sage fly fisherman with more experience and knowledge than I can offer, please consider this site a forum where you can educate and inspire others in the land where NO Rivers Run Through It.Note:  I didn’t say there were no rivers… I just said they don’t run.

5 May 2013

Cinco de Mayo furnishings SALE – open early!

25 September 2013

Morcan celebrates 5 years in business

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  • Construction documents
  • End-to-end project management

Choosing an interior designer can be scary we know. Relax. Morcan has the experience, connections and style to bring your vision to life – on schedule and on budget. 

Good design brings continuity, function, and beauty to a living or working space, whether it’s a 1000-square-foot loft or a rambling country estate. A typical project includes these services:


Morcan hires designers who share our passion for livable design. Your personal designer will oversee the project from initial consultation to final installation. We don’t rest until you’re delighted.

Matching the Hatch

Identifying Species
Catching Trout Food


01 January 2013

Morcan tapped for theatre renovation

Stream-Side Fly Tying