SEPTEMBER EVENTS


 

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 #4: 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 #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

OCTOBER EVENTS


COLORADO CUTTHROAT CONSERVATION REPORT with KEVIN TERRY
Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 A.M. via ZOOM (link to follow in newsletter)

Trout Unlimited fisheries biologist and project manager, Kevin Terry is passionate about preserving native fish species in and around the San Luis Valley. His conservation efforts have earned him the prestigious Gila Trout Award, in recognition of his “remarkable work with Rio Grande cutthroat trout and his contributions towards public education and protection/proliferation of the species.” As a result of his “strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, from water providers to recreational interests, ranchers to state and federal agencies…Terry has spearheaded numerous habitat improvement projects on the Rio Grande River watershed in the San Luis Valley, including instream and riparian habitat restoration, irrigation infrastructure upgrades and fish-friendly diversions, as well as stream flow improvements to help native fish communities.”

Living Waters has sponsored several of Kevin’s projects including the Running Rivers’ Jim Creek Stream Restoration Project and annual Flyathlon. In this special livestream event, Chris will catch up with his good friend on location in Colorado and find out how his latest projects are shaping up. This is a great opportunity to learn how your support of our small business creates lasting impact beyond the walls of the fly shop!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 6th, 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 #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

BRUSHY CREEK FALL FISH OFF
Saturday, October 9th at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Here is a chance to prove your fly angling prowess! This tournament will have similar regulations to our spring one fly tournament, except in the Fall Fish Off, you can use your whole fly box and are not limited to a single fly! No registration or entry fee required, but you MUST attend the pre-tournament briefing to compete.

8:00 A.M. – Doors Open / Tournament Entrant Check-In @ Living Waters Fly Fishing
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. – Tie Breaker (if necessary)

TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. You must attend the tournament briefing to fish the tournament. — This is essential so that you know boundaries, regulations, and rules.
2. 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.
3. A clear picture (showing markings, profile, etc…) of the fish will be required at the close of the tournament for proof of species.
4. All fish must be caught and released immediately.
5. Abide by property laws — if it says NO TRESPASSING then DON’T TRESPASS!
6. For late “weigh in” arrivals, we will deduct a single species from daily catch per every 5 minutes late to “weigh in”.
7. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A VALID TEXAS FISHING LICENSE!
8. There may be a FISH OFF tie-breaker in the event of a tie.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 13th, 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 #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

OKTOBERFISCH™ 2021
Friday – Sunday, October 15th-17th at The Edge Resort in Fredericksburg, TX

Join us at the Texas Hill Country Fly Fishers’ annual Oktoberfisch™ festival! Enjoy a weekend of fishing in and along the banks of the Pedernales river; a full schedule of fly fishing, tying and entomology education; a movie night hosted by Living Waters, and more!

The fly shop in Round Rock will remain open for those not attending the event.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 20th, 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 #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

COLORADO FISHERIES MANAGEMENT with ESTEVAN VIGIL
Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Having grown up in Colorado, Estevan “Stev” Vigil developed a passion for the outdoors and mountains at a young age. His favorite pastimes included camping, hunting, and fishing. When it came time to choose a career, he pursued a field which would allow him to protect the natural resources he fell in love with as a child. His Associates Degree, focused on Natural Resource Management, led to his first seasonal job with the Fish Research Section of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which was pivotal in directing the future of his career in fish conservation. Estevan continued to work seasonal positions for CPWD while pursuing his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. After completion of his Master’s, Estevan was offered a position at CPWD as an Aquatic Biologist. In his current position Estevan manages native and sport fish in his favorite area of Colorado, The San Luis Valley. The majority of his efforts are focused on the conservation of the native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout.

Join Living Waters at the fly shop as we welcome special guest, Estevan “Stev” Vigil, an Aquatic Biologist for Colorado Parks & Wildlife. In this presentation, Stev will discuss the procedures and tools they use for managing native and introduced/competing trout populations; past and current projects for native fish conservation and restoration; and what it all means for the rivers we love to fish in Colorado.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, November 3rd, 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 #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

NO FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, September 29th

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, October 30th, 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!