Matt Bennett is a full-time commercial fly tyer and the owner of Fly Geek Custom Flies. While having an interest in many different types of fly fishing, Matt most enjoys both tying flies and fishing for the native bass species of the Texas Hill Country, and most of his flies were created to fool these specific quarry. However most of Matt’s patterns have a universal appeal to fish species and he very much enjoys sharing his tying and fishing knowledge with others.
Matt has fished the waters of southwestern Colorado since he was a teenager and especially enjoys chasing native Cutthroat trout in creeks throughout the San Juans. Matt is a member of the Ahrex Hooks Pro Team and an Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer program – his initial pattern, Bennett’s Lunch $, is available in fly shops all over the country. Matt currently serves as the Conservation Chair of the Austin Fly Fishers and the Vice President of the Texas Council FFI, and he was awarded the 2015 Charles E. Brooks Memorial Award by the International Federation of Fly Fishers. You can often find him behind the vise at many fly fishing events and shows throughout Texas and beyond. Matt resides in Austin, TX with his wife, Amanda, and Welsh Corgi, Winston.
You can view more of his work at his website, flygeek.net, or on Instagram @flygeekmatt.