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Alvin Dedeaux on the lower Colorado River in Austin on August 14, 2022.“See that foam line under the cypress tree? Cast into it.”Alvin Dedeaux says this in an offhand manner, with a slight drawl, and the effect makes the directive sound more like a suggestion. This nonchalance is not typical of fishing guides. But the 58-year-old, with his cool demeanor, big laugh, and trademark dreadlocks flowing out from beneath his trucker’s hat, has never been mistaken for a typical guide.As he quietly rows to keep us in place against the current of the lower Colorado River, a stone’s throw from Austin’s Tesla Gigafactory, I follow his advice and cast into the foam. My fly, a crayfish pattern Dedeaux tied himself, smacks the surface. After a few seconds’ pause to let it sink, I strip the line in…

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