Texas Red Fishing Adventure​

Capt. Rick Hartman

Rick Hartman is  an experienced full-time fly fishing captain, guide, and casting instructor in the Lower Laguna Madre region since 1999. Part-time 1997 to 1999. Rick is a valley native, born and raised in South Texas near the King Ranch. With an extensive background in fishing, Rick has fished the lower Laguna Madre for nearly 40 years. He is married, devoted husband for over 20 years, and blessed with two beautiful and talented daughters

B.A. Fine Arts/Photography
University of North Texas in Denton
University of Texas

Competitive Fishing and Casting

National Distance and Accuracy Fly Casting Competitions
  • 3 time 1st place and 2 time 2nd place Winner of ISE Best of the West (BOTW) International Finals
  • 11 time ISE BOTW 1st Place Winner: Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento
  • Four time ISE BOTW 2nd Place Winner: Denver, Sacramento
  • 3rd Place: Salt Lake City Finals
North West Fishing Tournaments
  • Team Under Armour 2014 & 2015, Jackson Hole One Fly, awarded Top Pro recognition 2014
South Padre Island Fishing Tournaments
  • TIFT (Texas International Fishing Tournament) Client/Guide
          1st and 2nd place fly fishing division 2015
          2nd an 3rd place fly fishing division 2016

  • Lower Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Tournament 1st place 2016
Nationally Televised Fly Fishing Masters
  • 2006 Champion
  • 2008 Champion
Pro Staff History:
Under Armour
Thomas & Thomas
Hatch Reels
Ross Reels
Ross World Wide
Scientific Anglers
Newater boats

Feature Publications
New York Times
Gray’s Sporting Journal
Saltwater Fly fishing
Fly Fishing in Salt Water
Cabelas Outdoor Journal
Field and Stream
Tide Magazine
International Safaris
The Drake
Fish and Fly

​Fly Fish America
Special Appearances and Events
Scott Martin Challenge
Fly Fishing the World 
special guest Merlin Olsen, Hall of Fame NFL player, actor, and announcer
ESPN Great Outdoor Games
Fly Fishing Masters
2004 2nd Place Southeast finals 
2006 Champion 
2008 Champion
Total Outdoorsman Challenge,
Distance and accuracy Fly Casting, Archery, Rifle, ATV competition
Silver Medal Winner 2006
Richard Moore Outdoors
Locally Famous and Beloved Educational and Inspiring Nature Show
Featuring birding, fishing, conservation, and reflections on local habitat and nature ​​
Seminars and Radio Talk Show
  • Chuck Furimsky Fly Fishing Show
  • Lower Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association
  • ISE (International Sportsman Exposition) Show
  • Ask about Fly Fishing Radio Talk Show