Leadership


Founders

Conner Allen and Walt Horton taught themselves how to fly fish at 13 years old and have had the bug ever since. After discovering the sport from a friend who moved to Colorado, the two watched countless hours of Youtube Videos and casted in their front yards for practice. They soon developed a passion to not only master fly fishing, but to give other kids the tools to have the same experience that has shaped their lives. Since then, the two friends have fly fished with some of the best in the world, from legendary Pat Dorsey in Colorado, to professional fly casting instructors across the country. Conner has now branched out to start Hauta Outdoors in Dallas, while Walt has taken ownership of Blue Valley. 

Walt Horton (CEO/Co-Founder)

Walt is majoring in Economics and minoring in Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas in Austin. He served as the Vice President and is now the President of the Texas Fly Fishing Club which is also UT's Trout Unlimited Chapter. He is the Chaplain for his fraternity and serves on the RUF Leadership Team at UT. As he has gotten older, his love for the outdoors and passion for teaching has only grown.