JULY

Saturday, July 1st – Fly Fishing Photography 101

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

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

10:00 A.M. / Presenter: Chris Johnson

Getting that perfect fish picture can help you relive your favorite memories time and time again.  Join us at the shop for a fly fishing photography tutorial!  From DSLRs and iPhones to GoPros and Point and Shoots – Chris will teach you the essentials of each!  Take your fish picture game to the next level with just a few simple steps!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, July 5th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  Matt’s Bug – Guest Tier: Michael Brown

Saturday, July 8th – Tenkara Techniques

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. — Texas Hill Country Tenkara

Come learn the basics of Central Texas Tenkara!  We will show you where to take your Tenkara game next, and what to do when you get there!  Techniques, rigging, tactics, and access points for the Llano, Brushy, San Gabe, Brushy Creek, and Guadalupe will all be covered in this presentation.

1:00 P.M. — Tenkara for Trout

Learn how to apply Tenkara to trout water of any shape and size!  From small mountain streams to technical tailwaters, we got you covered!  Chris will show you how to properly rig for any situation including subsurface/nymphing!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, July 12th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  Soft Hackle Damsel – Guest Tier: Jeff Hoelter

Saturday, July 15th –  Texas Game Warden Presentation

Guest Speaker:  Colonel Craig Hunter

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

10:00 A.M. – Texas Game Warden Presentation

Colonel Craig Hunter will be giving a very informative presentation about what Texas Game Wardens do on a statewide level.  From the border patrol to game law enforcement, Colonel Hunter will cover it all!  There will be plenty of time for question and answer as well!  This is one you won’t want to miss!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, July 19th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  Cole’s Swimming Shad – Guest Tier: Cole Rickerson

Saturday July 22nd – Fly Fishing Southern Colorado

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

9:00 A.M. – Doors Open

10:00 A.M. – Fly Fishing Southern Colorado:  Where, When, and How

Rainbows, browns, brookies, and cutthroats – Chris will show you where to go and how to catch them!  Bring your map/atlas (we will have some available in store) and Chris will mark some of his favorite creeks and streams for you to try out.  Trip planning, fly patterns, and a packing list will all be covered.  The pictures in this presentation alone, will make you want to point your fly fishing compass to the West!  Bring something to take notes with, because names and places will be flying all over the place!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, July 26th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD

Saturday, July 29th – INTRO TO FLY FISHING CLASS

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

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!
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!

4:00 PM — Fly Tying for Beginners
This class is designed to walk people through the essential basics of fly tying. We will walk each attendee through tying a couple basic fly patterns that fish well on our local water, as well as discussing the uses of the many fly tying tools out there! This is a great class for beginners as well that those who want to brush up on their fly tying and tool knowledge. If you already have a vise and tools, feel free to bring them! We do have a limited amount of loaner vises and tools as well.

6:00 PM — Doors Close

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 2nd – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD

Saturday, August 5th – Fly Casting Classroom

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Want to take your fly cast to the next level and do so while sitting in the comfort of A/C?  Simply show up ready to learn, because on August 5th, class is in session.  If you have never been through a casting classroom session before, then get ready to have your mind blown!  From the essentials to situational casting techniques, Chris has you covered.

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. — The 5 Essentials of Fly Casting

They are called essentials for a reason!  These five things are the foundation on which the entirety of fly casting is built!

1:00 P.M. – Anytime/Anywhere:  A cast for every situation.

From quick creek shots to double hauling for bonefish, Chris will show you how it all works!

3:00 P.M. – Ninja Business:  Creek Warfare

So, we like creeks….a lot.  The trouble is, that they can be an absolute pain in the butt to fish.  Branches, beaver dams, rocks, trees, bushes, vines, cliffs, and even dead squirrels (true story)….all of which can create difficult casting scenarios.  When fishing micro creeks, having an extensive quiver of casts will always be your deadliest weapon!  Come learn how to properly engage in creek warfare!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 9th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD

Wednesday, August 16th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD

Saturday, August 19th – Natural Selection:  Selecting and Tying with Natural Materials

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. — Natural Selection:  Fur and Hair

What makes good deer hair good?  What part of a bucktail is the best for tying clousers?  Which furs are best for dubbing dry flies?  Chris will answer all of these questions and many more!  In addition to showing how to properly select and prepare natural furs/hair, Chris will tie with a few sample materials to show a few of their many uses.

1:00 P.M. — Natural Selection: Hackles and Feathers
Anyone that knows Chris well, knows that he is a hopeless hackle nut!  Without a doubt, his favorite materials to tie with are dry fly hackle and CDC.  Chris will be covering the details, differences, and uses of necks, saddles, schlappen, soft hackles, CDC, marabou, chickabou, herl, and more!  He will also teach you how to choose the best hackles/feathers when you are buying materials for your next pattern! This is one you won’t want to miss!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 23rd – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD

Saturday, August 26th – Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country

Guest Presenter: Kevin Hutchison of Hill Country Fly Fishers

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. —Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country

Kevin has guided the Texas Hill Country longer than most!  If you have ever been to one of Kevin’s presentations, then you know that it will be extremely informative and you will laugh until your sides hurt!  Join us as Kevin takes us on a tour around central Texas’ fisheries!  You will learn tips and tricks to make your next trip the river even more productive! http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/

2:00 P.M. – Fly Tying for the Texas Hill Country

Learn how to tie some of the staples in Kevin’s guide boxes!  He will showing you how to tie an array of tried, tested, and proven patterns that get the job done on our Hill Country Rivers!  http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 30th – Fly Tying Night

Come join us for our regularly scheduled fly tying night. We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying. There is round table tying for those wanting to tie their own patterns, and there is also a designated “Fly of the Night,” for which all material and instruction is provided. FLY OF THE NIGHT:  TBD