JANUARY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, January 26th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Soft Hackle – Panfish Gurgler
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

ON THE JOB with Alli Hatten, TPWD Game Warden
Saturday, January 29th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Have you ever floated the Devil’s River at night? As a Texas Game Warden, Alli Hatten does so regularly as she runs kayak patrol on one of Texas’ premier fly fishing destinations! And when she isn’t safeguarding the Texas border, she provides search-and-rescue support after hurricanes and other destructive weather events. We are very excited to host Alli at the fly shop and to hear about her amazing adventures on the job! 

FEBRUARY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, February 2nd, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1: BC Streamer
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Dubbing
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

TECHNICAL FLY FISHING FOR PANFISH
Saturday, February 5th, 10:00 A.M. on Instagram and Facebook Live

While many anglers are enjoying the benefits of our local trout fishery this February, there are still plenty of warm water opportunities to be had this winter. However, it does require choosing your days wisely as well as adapting your techniques for the season. These topics and more will be covered in this livestream event!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, February 9th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Dubbing
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, February 12th 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!

Lunch Break 
We are located just off Main Street in Downtown Round Rock and a short walk from many local eateries. Our favorites include 
Slapbox PizzaLiberty BarbequeRecuerdo’s Tex-Mex, and Luna’s Taco’s.

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
Wednesday, February 16th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Dubbing
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

TROUT FEST TEXAS 2022
Friday, February 18th –  Sunday, February 20th in New Braunfels, TX 

With historical numbers of new Texas anglers, we are more excited than ever for the return of Trout Fest Texas, the biggest fly fishing event in the state. Trout Fest kicks off with a banquet Friday night featuring outstanding speakers, door prizes, and raffle items which raise funds for the GRTU Youth Programs, The GRTU Tomorrow Fund, TU Teen Summit, and a number of other charitable organizations. The FREE expo runs Saturday and Sunday with presentations by prominent fly fishing experts, on site casting and tying instruction, vendor booths, raffles and special kid events. And don’t forget about the fly fishing film night Saturday event featuring The Fly Fishing Film Tour, even more raffles, and wine and craft beer!

The fly shop in Round Rock will remain open for those who cannot attend the expo.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, February 23rd, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Dubbing
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING FOR HILL COUNTRY WHITE BASS with Keith Barnes
Saturday, February 26th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Former fly fishing guide and current Highland Lakes expert Keith Barnes joins us to share his wealth of knowledge on the scrappy white bass. Come out to the fly shop to learn when, where, and how to effectively target sandies on the fly this spring! 

5th ANNUAL TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL 
Saturday, February 26th– Sunday, February 27th in Mesquite, TX 

This festival is chock full of classes and clinics by fly fishing and fly tying experts, educators, and authors from across the nation, including Phil Iwane, Karlie Roland, Pat Dorsey, Kirk Deeter, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to enroll in both free and exclusive paid classes, test out fly rods, and sample some of the Lone Star States’ finest microbrews.  Living Waters’ owner Chris Johnson will present on Fly Fishing the Republic of Texas, Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River, Fly Fishing Southern Colorado, and Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country. This is a great opportunity for our north Texas friends to sit in on his most popular presentations. Get your tickets before they sell out!