OCTOBER EVENTS


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.

NO FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, October 27th

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!

NOVEMBER EVENTS


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. 

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

FLY FISHING THE GUADALUPE RIVER
Saturday, November 6th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

The Guadalupe River is Texas’ only year-round trout fishery and is ranked as one of the top 100 trout streams in the United States! While at times it fishes very similarly to western tailwaters, “The Guad” would not be truly Texan if it were not just a touch different.

Owner Chris Johnson will share his 20+ years of experience fishing and guiding the Guadalupe River in this presentation focused on effectively targeting Guadalupe rainbow and brown trout. Topics will include fishing for holdovers, fly selection, reading the water, entomology, perfecting your presentation, adjusting for flow rates, river etiquette, and more. This is a MUST ATTEND event for new anglers or first time Texas trout anglers!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, November 10th, 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. 

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: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING COLORADO’S BEST TROUT STREAMS with PAT DORSEY
Friday, November 12th at Gruene Outfitters

Colorado has a wide array of angling possibilities, from technical, gin-clear tailwaters to large, untamed freestones. The terrain varies depending on the geographic locale—many streams meander through lush valleys, some sweep through rich ranchland, and while others carve their way through majestic, boulder-filled canyons. Fly fishers consider Colorado to be one of the premier fly-fishing hubs in the Rocky Mountain west. There is an estimated 9000 miles of trout streams in Colorado, with unlimited angling options. Join Pat Dorsey for tour of Colorado’s best trout streams. Dorsey will address matching the hatch, fly selection, public access, and much more, enabling you to be successful on your next angling adventure in Colorado!

MASTER CLASS: FLY FISHING TAILWATERS with PAT DORSEY
Saturday, November 13th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing 

Space for this event will be limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

This class is designed to take your tailwater game to the next level. Tailwater fisheries provide anglers with a dependable four-season fishery that affords anglers with consistent flows, clear water, large populations of trout, and reliable hatches. Learn the tactics and techniques to successfully master these year-round waters. A detailed discussion on dams, tailwater benefits, entomology, matching the hatch, fly selection, rigging rods, reading the water, presentation and much more are included in this class.

FLY FISHING THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER with PAT DORSEY
Monday, November 15th, 7:00 P.M. at Georgetown Parks & Recreation Center

This event is hosted by the San Gabriel Fly Fishers, who have graciously opened their monthly meeting to the general public for this special guest appearance. 

The South Platte River is one of America’s top tailwater fisheries. From the headwaters to the outskirts of Denver, the South Platte River has something for everyone. This is an opportunity to take a sneak peak at Dorsey’s revised edition of a Fly Fisher’s Guide to the South Platte River. Dorsey takes you on a tour of the South Platte watershed, plus offers helpful advice on river access, entomology, matching the hatch, fly selection, and much more.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, November 17th, 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. 

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: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly: N/A – Freestyle Tying
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

 

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, November 20th, 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!

NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, November 24th

FLY SHOP CLOSED – THANKS GIVING DAY
Wednesday, November 25th

BLACK FLY-DAY / SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALES EVENT
Friday – Saturday, November 26th – 27th at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Every year we shed some post-Thanksgiving weight by offering deep discounts in store for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! This is a great time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping or snag a great deal for yourself. We’ll have items on sale across all categories, so come say hello and enjoy the savings!