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FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, August 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Johnson’s BC Streamer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

TEXAS NATIVE: FLY FISHING FOR RIO GRANDE CICHLIDS                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, August 7th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

The United States has only one native species of cichlid and thankfully, it makes its home in Texas!  Most fly anglers infrequently catch Rio Grande Cichlids while fishing for bass and sunfish.  However, to catch them consistently, and on a year-round basis, requires an in-depth understanding of the species.  Chris has caught Rio Grande Cichlids for well over 20 years, but for the last five years he has specifically targeted Rios on fly in an effort to demystify and celebrate one of Texas’ most unique native fish. 

This presentation is the culmination of years of study, countless days of fishing, and many long nights of fly design! Chris will cover seasonal behavioral changes, fly selection, fishing techniques, premier fishing destinations, and so much more! Whether you are trying to catch your very first Rio Grande Cichlid or wish to expand your knowledge of this largely misunderstood fish species, this presentation has something for you!

FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, August 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Foam Beetle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

ALL ABOUT DUBBING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, August 14th, 10:00 A.M. on Instagram and Facebook Live

This class will solely be devoted to arguably the least understood and most misused material in all of fly tying – dubbing.  Learn the difference between dry fly and nymph dubbing, how to use synthetic dubbing to make baitfish heads and brushes, how to mix your own blends, and much more. But most importantly, you’ll learn that when it comes to dubbing, use half of what you think you need, and then cut that in half again!

FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, August 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beginner Fly: Woolly Bugger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, August 21st, 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)
The day will kick off with a casting clinic on the basic principles of fly casting. Traditional and tenkara fly rods will be demonstrated and discussed, with plenty of hands-on 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!

1:00 – 2:00 / 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, August 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Elk Hair Caddis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING THE TEXAS COAST with TIFFANY YEATS                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, August 28th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Tiffany Yeates owns Gruene Outfitters in New Braunfels and has been fly fishing for more than 20 years. Her saltwater roots are in Port O’Connor, Texas, where she grew up fishing, floundering, and duck hunting with her grandfather. Tiffany began working full-time at Gruene Outfitters while attending Texas State University and quickly developed a passion for saltwater fly fishing.  In 2006, Tiffany seized the opportunity to buy the business from her friend and former boss and remains the sole owner today. 

Tiffany strives to promote women and youth in the sport, encourages outdoor living and conservation and supports the New Braunfels community through volunteering her time and financial support to numerous religious, civic and conservation groups. She and her two daughters live near Gruene where deer and pretty birds are daily guests.  Her kitchen stays full of fresh produce from the garden, and her backyard stays full of children, laughter, and women learning to cast a fly.  She loves the Lord and teaching her children about all the wild places Texas has to offer.

Tiffany volunteered her time as a special guest speaker during the Living Waters’ Ladyfish event in 2017, and we are very excited to host her again. Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of Texas’ finest fly shop proprietors and anglers! Whether you are new to fly fishing the salt or a veteran coastal angler, there is sure to be something for everyone at this event. 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, September 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Johnson’s BC Streamer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

COLD WEATHER TACTICS FOR WARMWATER FISH                                                                                                                                                                                             Saturday, September 4th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

With every new season comes new behavioral changes for our local fish species and one of the most significant is the shift from summer into fall and early winter. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to maximize your days on the water by planning ahead and adjusting your tactics when targeting warmwater species in the “off season.” 

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

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Foam Beetle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, September 15th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beginner Fly: Woolly Bugger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, September 18th, 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)
The day will kick off with a casting clinic on the basic principles of fly casting. Traditional and tenkara fly rods will be demonstrated and discussed, with plenty of hands-on 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!

1:00 – 2:00 / 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, September 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Elk Hair Caddis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY TYING NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, September 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner 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 tiers, 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/Advanced tiers, we provide the space to learn and fellowship with other local tiers. For now, there will be no official “Fly of the Night.” Please bring your own vise, tools, and materials for freestyle tying. Chris will be on hand to offer input to those seeking creative or technique advice. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Beginner Fly: Johnson’s BC Streamer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9:00 P.M. – Doors Close