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About Us

Steven Bowka is a year round, full time guide that splits his time between the Texas Hill Country, the Colorado Rockies, and the lower Florida Keys.  At age 27, Steven is considered to be one of the elite up and coming guides in the fly fishing world.  In August 2009, Steven competed in the prestigious America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament held in Frisco, CO.  In three days of competition, Steven outdid some of the best tournament anglers in the world capturing the overall championship as well as claiming individual honors for scoring and biggest fish.  Besides tournament success, Steven has also been featured in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine both on the cover and as a contributing author.  He can also be heard giving area fishing reports on Larry Marble's "Down on the Farm" radio show heard on KKYX San Antonio.  As a guide, Steven has years of experience, and has guided all over the country for a multitude of species in both fresh and saltwater.  He has guided hundreds of successful trips and has had the honor fishing with celebrities, TV personalities, politicians, and people from all walks of life.  Steven spends over 250 days annually on the water giving him intimate knowledge of the waters and fish that he guides.  In Texas, Steven is one of three legitimate fly fishing guides on the exclusive Devils River.  While fishing the Hill Country, Steven also guides the Guadalupe for trout and the San Marcos, Colorado, Llano and Devils Rivers for bass and other species.  In Colorado, Steven operates under an Orvis Endorsement and worked for the 2007 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year.  He has guided on virtually every famous fishery in the Colorado Rockies including; the Taylor, Gunnison, S. Platte, Colorado, Yampa, Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Blue, William's Fork, Arkansas, Eagle and Rio Grande rivers.  In Florida, Steven is based out of Cudjoe Key (25 ml. north of Key West).  Here, he helps anglers chase some of the biggest and baddest fish on earth including Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish.  Steven is one of the most passionate and hardworking guides in the world and will go above and beyond to put his clients on fish.  Years of guiding and fishing have provided us with a wealth of angling knowledge.  Unlike some guides, Steven prides himself on knowing how to relate these tactics and techniques to his clients in order to put them in a position where they can be successful.  Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned angler, Steven can make you a more successful angler.  Don't be fooled by outfitters that guide only one location, or only part of the year.  Fishing is our business and we have the worldly knowledge and practical experience to outperform our competitors.  Don't leave your guided trip up to chance, trust the experts with a proven track record at the Steven Bowka Guide Service and book your Texas fly fishing trip of a lifetime today.


"Steven was terrific, one of the best fly fishing guides I have ever used in my twenty-two years of angling.  Very informative and patient, kept my son and I on fish all day."-  Mark D. Dallas, TX