The elderly chocolate lab here at the shop recently had his 13th birthday.  He spends everyday here at Tailwaters Flyfishing Co. and represents it well.  Ace is usually found sleeping due to his old age, but will randomly appear when you are eating lunch.  Shocker, huh?  Ace has a keen sense for all the soft spots in the shop.  If we put a soft product out on the floor, he will be the first to claim it as his sleeping mat.  On Monday we placed a few sale shirts in our mini Hyde drift boats, and sure enough, ol’ Achy was the first to make a bed out of it!!

Ace sleeping in the mini Hyde

Close up

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Travis was born and raised in Texas, and began his fly fishing journey on the streams of the Texas hill country. After graduating from Southwestern University he joined the team at Blue Drake Outfitters in Dallas and has been a fixture in the local fly fishing scene ever since. Travis is our company General Manager, Head Buyer, FFF Certified Casting Instructor, and E-Commerce director. Travis and his wife, Amy, live in Lake Highlands with their twins, Luke and Emily.

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  1. sambo

    Ace was named for David’s granddad. Ace was the self-selected grand-daddy name David’s grandfather picked.
    David’s choice of this name was a complete sympathy ploy as he had been instructed NOT to buy a dog while still at U.T. (How could we tell David he had to give “Ace” away?)
    Anyway, Ace’s AKC papers came along and incredibly, Ace and Ace had both been whelped on the same day, December 1.

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