JULY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #1 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1-2 / BC Streamer and Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly / Diesel’s Skirted Creeper
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY SHOP CLOSED
Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day

TENKARA TEXAS (LIVESTREAM)
Saturday, July 6, 10:00 A.M. on YouTube LIVE

Are you new to Tenkara or just want to learn how best to apply this Japanese-style of fly fishing in Texas? Then his presentation is for you! Tune in to learn what differentiates Tenkara from other styles of fly fishing and how it can be used to increase your success rate on the waters of Central Texas and beyond!  Topics will include:

– Tenkara in Texas: Applications, Techniques, and Targets
– Rods: A walk through Tenkara USA’s lineup
– Targeting Big Fish: How to fight them on light tackle
– Tackle: A look at spools, lines, tippet, etc.
– Strengths and Weaknesses: When Tenkara is the best tool for the job and when you should choose different tackle.

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #2 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3-4 / Foam Beetle and Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Fly / Swamp Monster
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, July 13 at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be provided; just bring a notebook and pen!

10:00 – 11:30 / Introduction to Fly Casting (Traditional and Tenkara)
We’ll be kicking things off with a casting class catered towards beginners. Join us for a clinic on the basic principles of fly casting. Casting traditional and tenkara fly rods will be demonstrated and discussed, with plenty of interactive learning opportunities! This portion of class will take place outside; please dress for the weather. 

11:30 – 1:00 / Basic Rigging for the Hill Country (Traditional and Tenkara)
This presentation will explain the how’s and why’s behind rod, reel, and line selection for fly fishing our local waters. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different fly line tapers, and show you the knots you need to get rigged up and ready to fish!

LUNCH BREAK – We’re located just a short walk from many local eateries. 

2:00 – 3:30 / Local Hot Spots 
Learn where, how, and when to fish our local hot spots, including techniques, river access, and fly selection for each body of water!

FLY TYING NIGHT – ROUND TABLE
Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The third Wednesday of the month is in-person Roundtable Fly Tying. We will provide the space and beverages, but all tyers are responsible for bringing all their own equipment and materials for freestyle tying. Come share with and learn from other fly tyers in your area!

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY FISHING THE EASTERN SIERRAS & YOSEMITE with KC WILLIAMS
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Boasting over 180,000 miles of rivers, 2,000 of which are designated as “Wild and Scenic”, California should be on every angler’s list of trout destinations! The combination of stunning views, historical natural wonders, and heritage trout streams make the Eastern Sierras a particular must-visit area. Living Waters’ guide K.C. Williams will share his firsthand experience, including backdoor secrets to fly fishing in Yosemite National Park in this special presentation built for the DIY angler. Learn when to go and where to stay to avoid crowds, where to find the best meals and souvenirs (it’s not where you’d expect!), and what to pack to stay light while hiking and fishing.

FLY TYING NIGHT (LIVESTREAM)
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 P.M. on YouTube LIVE

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The fourth Wednesday of the month is Virtual Fly Tying. Join Living Waters’ owner and Umpqua Signature Fly Designer, Chris Johnson live online for a tie-along Fly of the Night.

Mihulka’s Foam Frog
Hook: TMC 8089, size 6-10
Thread: Veevus 8/0, Olive
Weed Guard (optional): 16-20lb Hard Mason Mono
Head: 1/2” Foam Cylinder, Olive
Tail: Whiting Freshwater Streamer Cape, Grizzly Olive
Hackle: Whiting Freshwater Streamer Cape, Grizzly Olive
Legs: Spanflex or Uni-Flexx, Olive
Eyes: Wapsi Plastic Eyes, Gold, 6mm

FLY FISHING THE CONEJOS with JIM KETTLEMAN
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for an in-shop presentation on one of southern Colorado’s premier fisheries from Living Waters’ guide, Jim Kettleman. The Conejos River basin is home to Rainbow, Brook, Brown, and Rio Grande Cutthroat trout, and Jim will cover tactics and techniques for targeting them all on the main river and surrounding tributaries! He will also share personal insights on what to pack, where to camp, and how to isolate the most productive water.

NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, July 31

AUGUST EVENTS


FLY FISHING ROCKPORT with PAT VANEK
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Pat Vanek of Bosque Valley Fly fishing has been fishing the Rockport salt for 30 years and will share his knowledge of the area and how to catch redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and other species on the fly. Over the years, Pat has dialed down the vast bays, marshes, and flats and will help you get on the water quickly, in productive areas with the right gear and techniques.

This presentation will cover kayak launch and wading access spots in the Rockport and Aransas Pass areas, target species, techniques, tackle, and of course favorite saltwater fly patterns. If you plan to fly fish anywhere along the Texas coast, kayaking, wading, or with a skiff, this presentation will help get you ready!

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #1 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1-2 / BC Streamer and Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly / Kreelex Minnow
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

WHITING WALK THROUGH
Saturday, August 10, 10:00 A.M. on YouTube LIVE

It’s no secret that we are Whiting Farms fanatics. The breadth and depth of knowledge required to breed chickens exclusively for fly tying feathers is an incredible science and art. Whiting Farms is the largest fly tying feather producer in the world because the quality and consistency of their hackle is second to none.

What is it that makes Whiting hackle better than the rest? Why do good feathers matter when fly tying? What does the “grade” of a hackle signify? What is the difference between a cape and a saddle? We will answer these questions and SO many more during this in-depth Whiting class. Plus, you’ll learn the intricacies of each genetic line and how best to integrate them into your tying. If you’re a fly tyer, you won’t want to miss it!

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #2 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3-4 / Foam Beetle and Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Fly / Borski Slider
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, August 17 at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be provided; just bring a notebook and pen!

10:00 – 11:30 / Introduction to Fly Casting (Traditional and Tenkara)
We’ll be kicking things off with a casting class catered towards beginners. Join us for a clinic on the basic principles of fly casting. Casting traditional and Tenkara fly rods will be demonstrated and discussed, with plenty of interactive learning opportunities! This portion of class will take place outside; please dress for the weather. 

11:30 – 1:00 / Basic Rigging for the Hill Country (Traditional and Tenkara)
This presentation will explain the how’s and why’s behind rod, reel, and line selection for fly fishing our local waters. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different fly line tapers and show you the knots you need to get rigged up and ready to fish!

LUNCH BREAK – We’re located just a short walk from many local eateries. 

2:00 – 3:30 / Local Hot Spots 
Learn where, how, and when to fish our local hot spots, including techniques, river access, and fly selection for each body of water!

FLY TYING NIGHT – ROUND TABLE
Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The third Wednesday of the month is in-person Roundtable Fly Tying. We will provide the space and beverages, but all tyers are responsible for bringing all their own equipment and materials for freestyle tying. Come share with and learn from other fly tyers in your area!

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

SOUTHWEST TREASURE
Saturday, August 24, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

The Rio Grande Cutthroat is the southernmost native trout species in the United States, and it is cherished by high country fly anglers. A current resident to New Mexico and Colorado, the Rio Grande Cutthroat is a fish that has suffered much at the hands of man. However, there are many today who are dedicated to reversing past wrongdoings. Chris Johnson is one such individual.

In his presentation, Chris will discuss the Rio Grande Cutthroat’s history, distribution, and conservation efforts benefitting the species. In addition, he will also cover local angling opportunities and tell a few stories about the making of Unspoken – a film dedicated to Rio Grande Cutthroat awareness and conservation!

FLY TYING NIGHT (LIVESTREAM)
Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 P.M. on YouTube LIVE

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The fourth Wednesday of the month is Virtual Fly Tying. Join Living Waters’ owner and Umpqua Signature Fly Designer, Chris Johnson live online for a tie-along Fly of the Night.

Johnson’s Mimic May (Hexegenia)
Hook: TMC 5212, Size 08
Thread: Veevus 10/0 or Nano Silk 50D, Yellow
Tail: Stripped Hackle Quill, Grizzly Yellow
Abdomen: Deer Body Hair, Dyed Yellow
Wing: Deer Body Hair, Dyed Yellow
Underwing: Spun CDC, Pale Yellow and Ginger
Hackle: Whiting Rooster Cape, Grizzly Yellow

 

NO EVENT
Saturday, August 31