At Gordy and Sons, we know that anything anyone buys from us is the best. We know this because we are as passionate about the outdoors as our customers. Our team of seasoned outdoorsmen and women live and breathe our profession. It is how you know you are in safe hands. We rigorously field test the leading brands, so we only stock products that actually perform. Our knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed, it’s why we were chosen from many to be here for you.
Lester Lehman joined the Gordy & Sons team this year with over 25 years in the fly fishing industry. He is a fly tying expert and curates custom fly boxes, and he can advise you on the best destinations to go fly fishing particularly in Yucatan in Mexico and the Bahamas.
My favorite part of the job is getting customers properly outfitted in an unbiased and honest way with the gear that they need.
Hardy Wraith 9ft 7 weight rod with an Abel SDS reel.
When I had the opportunity to discuss casting theory with the Mel Krieger, one of the god fathers of fly casting in America, at the Long Beach Casting Club.
25 plus years.
How to improve your cast.
Don Drake joined the Gordy & Sons team in December 2018 and has nine years’ experience in the industry. Don ensures that all products are tagged and stored in their correct places in the stock room, along with all documentation. He is passionate about hunting and fishing, and has fond memories hunting with his dad.
I can help fulfil someone’s expectations in the woods and water. I love that I am involved in that journey, and then hearing their feedback: this always makes my day.
Sauer 100 Cherokee 270.
The winter I was 18, whitetail hunting in the South Texas hill country with my dad. We got an 8-point buck.
My great knowledge of where every product is located in the store.
Jo-E Morrison is the gunsmithing manager at Gordy & Sons Outfitters. With 16 years of experience, he brings knowledge, passion and integrity to his craft. He believes strongly in the importance of the experience of hunting, that goes beyond the value of the trophy.
The experience and camaraderie I get to share in when hunting are the real trophies
My Mountain rifle. I built it on a blueprinted Remington 700 Titanium action. The barrel, made by Brux, is a fluted number 3 contour chambered in 6.5x47 Lapua. The stock is a T3 silhouette by Robertson Composites.
The hardest hunts are the most memorable. The racks on the wall are just props to help tell the story.
Dustin Morris joined the Gordy & Sons team in August 2018 and has 10 years' experience with guns. He is passionate about long-range shooting and targets but aims to learn as much as possible about all different categories of guns in order to best serve his clients.
I have experience across all different types of guns to help best serve our customers.
A Sauer 404, because of how versatile it is.
When I went to Laredo and shot a nice eight-point cull buck with my grandfather's rifle.
Long-range and target shooting. But I have knowledge of all categories of guns.
A fan of the Perazzi MX410, gunsmith Jeff Rogers has a soft spot for West Texas pursuits. His fondest memories are with his dad, chasing pheasant and bass.
I will always cherish the memories I have of hunting and fishing with my dad.
Going with my dad to hunt pheasants, and fishing for bass in West Texas.
Repairs. I'm here to help if your gun needs fixing.
As one of Gordy & Sons' resident gunsmiths, Victor Maitland has a special talent for the art of hand engraving. There isn't much he doesn't know about the process and he has a particular passion for the art form.
The hunt may be a bust, but spending time with family makes the outing worth it.
Elk hunting in Colorado with my grandpa. The hunt was a bust, but the time spent with family was worth it.
Cory has been hunting his entire life and working in the gun trade since Gordy & Sons opened. He has a particular interest in fine guns, and can talk at length about Rizzini, Beretta, Caesar Guerini, Zoli, Browning, Sauer and Purdey.
I am grateful that my experience in the gun trade is growing with a top-level enterprise like Gordy & Sons
I will never forget going to South Texas to hunt at the Gordy family ranch. I shot two elk, but I was mostly grateful for an invitation to spend time with a great family.
My passion is shotguns but after all these years living and breathing the gun business, there isn't much I cannot tell you about.
Kyler Gartner is an integral member of the fly fishing retail team, with almost 15 years of fly angling under his belt and substantial experience in the outdoors industry. He has a particular penchant for trout fishing, mostly on the east coast and in the American West. He is also passionate about redfish.
The key aspects of a successful fishing trip include unwavering camraderie, good food, adventure... and, of course, a lot of fish
My favourite fly rod and reel combo is a Scott Meridian 8wt rod paired with a Nautilus CCF-X2 6/8 reel spooled with 8wt Scientific Angler Grand Slam Line.
South Holston (East Tennessee) and Watauga (West N. Carolina) Rivers with one of my best friends. It had all the motifs of a successful fishing trip. Each morning we woke to the most beautiful sunrises crawling over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Trout fisheries all across the US and redfish in the lowcountry and Texas Coast.
Will is a key part of the behind-the-scenes operations at Gordy & Sons. Working in inventory and merchandising means he helps keep it all moving, an important role in getting Gordy & Sons’ clients the very best they deserve. That said, Will is well-versed in all facets of the outdoor industry, and if he can’t help straight away he won't rest until he finds the answer.
Rizzini makes a quality gun that is always paired with a beautiful stock at an affordable price. But I love shooting so much, I doubt there is a gun I wouldn't enjoy.
Rizzini 5780 EMEL 28 gauge.
I grew up hunting squirrel and deer in the woods of South Alabama and South Georgia. My most memorable hunt would be when I shot my first buck when I was 10. It has been in my blood ever since.
What happens behind the scenes.
A reel expert, Marcos Enriquez has more than 20 years' experience in the fly fishing industry. Fly Fishing Manager at Gordy & Sons since January 2017, he is also a casting instuctor and loves nothing better than tying flies and talking tackle.
My favorite part of the job is helping plan what is needed. The gorocery list per say. Gear, gear, gear ... it’s what makes the adventure so much more enjoyable.
Casting, tying flies and anything to do with flyfishing.
Mike has been in the gun business for as long as he can remember. His first experience consists of pulling skeet and trap when he was 8 years old. With almost 30 years of experience in gun sales, he has run many of the leading gunshops in the country and can be relied upon to advise on any topic. To Mike, the gun trade is a deeply-rooted passion, one he lives and breathes.
My knowledge and passion is pretty well-versed. My passion is shotguns but after 30 years of living and breathing the gun business, there isn't much I couldn't tell you about firearms in general.
I am very partial to Italian manufacturers. If I had to choose, it would be Fabbri.
I went to Italy to visit a gun manufacturer in the Alps and we went out to shoot sparrow, which is a big deal over there. I was also able to shoot the largest European woodcock. It was an experience I will never forget.
My passion is shotguns, but after all these years living and breathing the gun business there isn't much I cannot tell you about.
Tasked with reporting, shipping, receiving and data management, Gary Greenfield also manages firearms acquisitions and dispositions. It's his mission to make sure you receive what you want in the condition you expect.
Taking on acquisitions and dispositions has trained me in regulations that are incredibly important when it comes to securing the client with the gun they want.
Sauer 100 Pantera in 6.5 Creedmoor
After six months working hard to open the store, Mr Gordy invited the staff to go hunting on his South Texas ranch. It proved to be an amazing experience. As an avid hog hunter, I jumped at the opportunity to enjoy a passion of mine with a new twist.
Hog hunting. The feral hog problem in Texas can be easily and quickly solved if everyone did their part.
We not only retail unrivalled hunting and fly fishing equipment in our field, but Gordy & Sons can connect our clients with the best guides who know the local area better than anyone. Our partner 3B Fly Charters based in Galveston, TX is an expert facility that we rely on for the best Texas species knowledge to be found.
Baron Boyette started guiding in freshwater with clients in New Mexico in 2007. He moved to Houston to guide in saltwater in 2013, has had experience in various flyshops throughout the country and now operates 3B Fly Charters. A valued resource for Gordy & Sons, clients in store can go out with Baron in pursuit of redfish and other local species.
I put my equipment through the ringer day in, day out and I know the drag on my Hatch reel will engage properly every single time I put it in the hands of a customer.
My favorite rod and reel setup for Texas redfish is a Hardy Zephrus SWS 8wt paired with a Hatch Finatic Gen 2. The Zephrus SWS is the perfect rod for the Texas coast. It can load up at 30 feet to hit the surprise redfish at 2 o’clock and it can send a crab 70ft into the wind to serve up dinner to a spooky tailer.
When I took my father on his first fly fishing trip a few years back in southern Louisiana. It was one of those days you dream about: blue skies, slicked off water and bull reds stalking the sand flats in search of easy prey. At this point he had only made a few casts in the yard without a fly tied on. After a couple hours of fine tuning we caught our first fish of the day. From that point on Dad was hooked. I’m not sure how many we caught that afternoon, but the fish of the day was a 28lb bruiser, which he landed despite blowing up the rod during the fight. I’ll never forget that day, and neither will my dad.
Fly fishing the Texas and Louisiana coasts, or chasing permit fish in the Caribbean.