FEBRUARY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT – CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Wednesday, February 1

TYING FOR WHITE BASS
Saturday, February 4, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

They may be prolific in early spring, but the scrappy white bass is still a picky eater. In this class, owner Chris Johnson will demonstrate six of our top-producing white bass patterns. Bring a notebook and pen to record the recipes and technique notes for Johnson’s BC Streamer, Cypert’s Minnow, Pat’s Ghost Minnow, Foxee Red Clouser, Clouser Half & Half, and Kreelex Minnow. 

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into three groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – materials, vise/tools, and instruction – to learn a fly pattern which will introduce you to a specific skill necessary for continuing your tying journey. Intermediate tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer
Intermediate Focus: White Bass Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING FOR WHITE BASS with PAT VANEK
Saturday, February 11, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Pat Vanek guides the Waco area through his service Bosque Valley Fly Fishing, but his techniques are applicable anywhere white bass are running! Come out to the fly shop to learn Pat’s approach to this scrappy bass and access around the Lake Waco tributaries!

NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, February 15th

TROUT FEST TEXAS
February 17 – 19 at Lazy L&L Campground in New Braunfels, TX 

GRTU’s Troutfest TX is a nationally recognized event, and the largest of its kind in Texas, bringing out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries. GRTU hosts this three-day event on the banks of the Guadalupe River, which includes a fund-raising banquet and FREE weekend Expo.

Keynote Speakers
Presentations from Guides, Outfitters, Gear Manufacturers and Experts from Around the World
Live Auction & Online Silent
Vendor Expo with Guides, Fly Shops, Artists, Outfitters, Gear Manufacturers, Rod Builders
Fly Casting Lessons
On Water Watercraft Demos
Live Auction
Movie Night
Kids Events
Door Prizes
Great Food & Local Craft Beer

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – materials, vise/tools, and instruction – to learn a fly pattern which will introduce you to a specific skill necessary for continuing your tying journey. Intermediate tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Focus: White Bass Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for this FREE comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fly fishing! All necessary equipment is 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, so 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 discuss the uses and advantages of different fly line tapers and demonstrate the knots you need to get rigged up and ready to fish!

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!