September Events

Saturday, September 1st – Reading the Water

Learning how to properly eliminate unproductive water when fly fishing is of the utmost importance.  Chris will be giving a presentation on how to properly read different types of water and will walk you through the best way to approach and fish them.  This presentation is meant to help you identify the small percentage of water that holds the highest percentage of fish.  The class will be held in the afternoon so all the dove hunters can enjoy opening morning and not miss out!

Event Schedule:

9:00 A.M. – Doors Open

2:00 P.M. – Reading the Water Presentation

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, September 5th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:

Wednesday, September 12th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:

Saturday, September 15th – Introduction to Fly Fishing

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Event Schedule:

9:00 AM — Doors Open/Round Rock Donuts/Coffee

9:30 AM — 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!

11:00 AM — 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’ll 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!

2:00 PM — Local Hot Spots – Llano River, San Gabriel River, Brushy Creek, and more!
We did this presentation back in May, and it was a big hit. Come find out where, how, and when to fish our local fishing hot spots. We will be giving a presentation on multiple hill country rivers and will discuss fishing techniques and flies according to each river. After this presentation you can consider yourself to be armed and dangerous from a local fly fishing standpoint! If you’re new to the area, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

6:00 PM — Doors Close

Wednesday, September 19th– Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:

Saturday, September 22nd – DIY Texas Coast & Tying for the TX Coast

Guest Presenter:  Austin Orr of Texas Parks and Wildlife

Have you wanted to fish the Texas Gulf Coast for specks, reds, and a number of other species, but just didn’t know where to start?  Have no fear, there is hope!  Don’t have a kayak?  No worries, there’s still hope.  Austin Orr, previously of Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries, has spent his fair share of time in the salt and will show you how to get started!  Access points, favorite fly patterns, and tons of other info will be wrapped up in his presentation!  If you want to increase your effectiveness on the coast, or just want to strike out on your own for the first time in the salt – Don’t miss this one!

Event Schedule

9:00 A.M. – Doors Open / Coffee / Round Rock Donuts

10:00 A.M. – DIY Texas Coast

2:00 P.M. – Tying for the Texas Coast

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Wednesday, September 26th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Brushy Creek Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:

October Events

Wednesday, October 3rd – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:

Wednesday, October 10th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:

Saturday, October 13th – FALL FISH-OFF TOURNAMENT

Here is a chance to prove your fly angling prowess!  This tournament will have the similar regulations to our one fly tournament except in the Fall Fish Off, you can use your whole fly box and are not limited to a single fly!  Mark your calendars and show up ready for the challenge!

EVENT SCHEDULE
8:00 A.M. – Doors Open/Tournament Entrant Check-In @ Living Waters Fly Fishing / Fall Sale Begins
8:15 A.M. — Pre-Tournament Briefing (Mandatory for Entrants)
8:30 A.M. — Tournament Begins

12:00 P.M. — Tournament Ends
12:15 P.M. — Photo “Weigh In”
12:30 P.M. — Winners Announced/Prizes Awarded

1:00 P.M. – Fish Off / Tie Breaker (if necessary)

TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO FISH THETOURNAMENT!
2. You must attend the tournament briefing in order to fish the tournament. — This is essential so that you know boundaries, regulations, and rules.
3. This will be a multi-species tournament — the winner of the tournament is the individual that catches the most species of fish in the allotted time.
4. A Clear Picture (showing markings, profile, etc…) of the fish will be required at the close of the tournament for proof of species.(BRINGYOUR OWN DIGITAL CAMERA)
5. Chris Johnson will be judging all fish species caught at the close of the tournament and can be contacted during tournament hours for ID questions. Photos in most cases will be able to be seen on the camera screen but if necessary we can download the pictures to a computer for viewing. Bring appropriate, related camera cables if in doubt of your camera’s viewing quality.
6. All fish must be caught and released immediately.
7. Abide by property laws — if it says NO TRESPASSING then DON’T TRESPASS!
8. Tournament Fishing Hours are from 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
9. Photo “Weigh-In” will be held at 12:15 P.M. For late “weigh in”
arrivals, we will deduct a single species from daily catch per every 5mins late to “weigh in”.
10. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A VALID TEXAS FISHING LICENSE!

11. There may be a FISH OFF tie-breaker in the event of a two way tie.

Wednesday, October 17th– Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:

Friday – Sunday, October 19th – 21st – OKTOBERFISCH in Junction, TX

One of the MUST ATTEND events in the area!  We will be on site for the weekend and will have a booth on the banks of the South Llano River in Junction, Texas!  Come join the fun and for more info visit: http://www.fredericksburgflyfishers.com/oktoberfisch/

THE FLY SHOP IN ROUND ROCK WILL STILL BE OPEN

Wednesday, October 24th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Brushy Creek Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:

Saturday, October 27th – GRTU General Meeting

While not a “shop” event, we highly encourage folks interested in fishing the Guadalupe River this season to attend the October general meeting.  River info and a fisheries update will be given during the meeting.  Guest speaker Therese Thompson of Western Native Trout Initiative will be presenting on Rio Grande Cutthroat Conservation.  For more info please visit: www.grtu.org

Wednesday, October 31st – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly: