NOVEMBER EVENTS

Saturday, November 2nd – Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

10:00 A.M. – Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River / Presenter: Chris Johnson

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 Guadalupe would not be truly Texan if it was not just a little bit different.  Have you ever caught a striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, and rainbow trout in the same trip?  It can happen on the Guadalupe!  Chris has guided the Guadalupe since 2008 and often fishes the river outside of the unofficial “winter trout season.”  This presentation will focus primarily on teaching you how to effectively target Guadalupe rainbow and brown trout.  Chris will cover fly selection, reading the water, Guadalupe River entomology, perfecting your presentation, fishing different flow rates, and much more.  Whether you are a first time Texas trout angler or a Guadalupe veteran, you will learn something from this presentation focused on our TU chapter’s home water.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, November 6th – Fly Tying Night 

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:  CDC Leech, Instructor: Chris Johnson

Saturday, November 9th – Tying Realistic Flies

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Guest Presenter:  Mike Morphew

If you have ever wanted to up your fly tying game in the realism department, Mike will show you how!  Mike doesn’t just tie artistic flies that look like they crawl off a hook, but he also ties fishable realistic patterns that are effective in our local rivers as well!  Mike will show you how to tie a fishable realistic House Fly pattern that will get chomped by our local sunfish!  Mike is an FFI Gold Level fly tier and is a wealth of tying knowledge. Come to this class and add some newfound techniques to your own skill set that will produce results on the water!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. – Tying Realistic Flies with Mike Morphew

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, November 13th – Fly Tying Night 

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:  Tuscan Bunny, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

Saturday, November 16th – Introduction to Fly Fishing

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Event Schedule:

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

9:30 A.M. — 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 A.M. — 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 P.M. — Local Hot Spots – Llano River, San Gabriel River, Brushy Creek, and more!
Come learn where, how, and when to fish our local hot spots, including techniques and fly selection for each body of water. If you’re new to the area, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

6:00 P.M. — Doors Close

Saturday, November 16th – GRTU General Meeting @ Lazy L&L

While not a “shop” event, we highly encourage folks interested in fishing the Guadalupe River this season to attend the October general meeting.  River info and a fisheries update will be given during the meeting.

Alice Owsley is the guest speaker for the meeting.  If you’d like to learn about fishing West Yellowstone and methods to catch more trout, Alice is the person to do exactly that for you!

Chris Johnson, the owner of Living Waters Fly Fishing in Round Rock will be holding a “Learn to Tenkara” class from 9:30-10:45 prior to the meeting. If you are interested in learning more about this technique and the equipment involved, please join in as he shares his knowledge and passion for Tenkara. Coffee and donuts will be available for this early group.

Matt Bennett will be demonstrating how to tie some of his best known creations throughout the meeting. Come learn from one of the best in the business how to tie the most effective flies for the Texas Hill Country.
As the meeting will be going through the lunch hour, GRTU will provide lunch and beverages at the meeting.  For more event info please visit: www.grtu.org

Wednesday, November 20th – Pat Dorsey @ Fly Tying Night

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  BC Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:  TBD, Instructor: Pat Dorsey

Thursday, November 21st – Pat Dorsey @ Austin Fly Fishers

Pat will have a busy roster while he is here, and will be presenting at the Austin Fly Fishers for their monthly meeting.  We’ll be there and so should you!  More info about the club can be found at www.austinflyfishers.com 

Friday, November, 22nd – Pat Dorsey at Waco Fly Fishing Club 

We will be carting Pat up to Waco for his presentation at the Waco Fly Fishing Club.  More info about the club can be found at http://wacoflyfishingclub.org/

Saturday, November 23rd – Pat Dorsey – Colorado Tailwater Expert @ Living Waters

Pat is a dear friend of Living Waters and he will be joining us for a day of tailwater teaching and tying!  Bring a notebook and a pen!

9:00 AM — Doors Open/Round Rock Donuts/Coffee

10:00 AM — Fly Fishing Colorado’s Best Trout Streams / Presenter: Pat Dorsey

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 are 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!

6:00 PM – Doors Close

 

Saturday, November 23rd – Open Tie Saturday

Come hang in the loft between for come-and-go freestyle fly tying – we’ll have the coffee pot on! This is a great way to share your own or gain some new skills. Vises and tools are available upon request.  Feel free to bring a snack or drinks to share (no alcohol please).

Event Schedule:

9:00 A.M – Doors Open / Coffee

10:00 A.M. – Tying Begins

4:00 P.M. – Tying Ends

6:00 P.M. – Shop Closes

Wednesday, November 27th – NO FLY TYING NIGHT DUE TO THANKSGIVING

Thursday, November 28th – SHOP CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

 

Friday – Saturday, November 29th-30th  – BLACK FLY DAY SALE

This one is one of our biggest events of the year!  Details will be announced in early November, so mark your calendars and make sure that you are part of our email list so you can take advantage of some of our deepest discounts of the season!

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

Wednesday, December 4th – Fly Tying Night 

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night­

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:  Mud Bugger, Instructor: TBD

Saturday, December 7th – Living Waters’ Christmas Party

One of our two largest events of the year!  Tons of in store specials and gift items, not to mention the popular gift bag prize drawing.  Here’s what you need to know:

Doors open at 9:00 A.M.  Just like in years past, there will be special prize drawings and other in store savings as well!  Prizes include:  Tenkara USA rod, Simms Gear, Whiting Farms hackle, Fly Tying Goodies, Ross Reels, and more!

DRAWING DETAILS:
Here’s how it works:  Every customer that walks through our doors gets a free raffle ticket to place in the prize drawing of their choice, and for every $10 that you spend in the shop on December 7th, you get an additional ticket to place in the drawing of your choice!  We will draw the winning tickets just after 6:00 P.M. when the registers close.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!  Come see us or call in on Saturday to save big on your holiday shopping, and possibly win big too!   Call the shop at (512) 828-3474 if you have any questions about this event.

Wednesday, December 11th – Fly Tying Night 

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:  Electric Slide, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

Saturday, December 14th – Open Tie Saturday

Come hang in the loft between for come-and-go freestyle fly tying – we’ll have the coffee pot on! This is a great way to share your own or gain some new skills. Vises and tools are available upon request.  Feel free to bring a snack or drinks to share (no alcohol please).

Event Schedule:

9:00 A.M – Doors Open / Coffee

10:00 A.M. – Tying Begins

4:00 P.M. – Tying Ends

6:00 P.M. – Shop Closes

Wednesday, December 18th – Fly Tying Night 

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fly Tying Night is divided into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. For beginners, we supply everything – materials, tools, and instruction. For intermediate tiers, we provide materials and instruction, but you are responsible for your own vise, tools, and thread.  For those looking to do their own thing, we’ll have an extra table set up for freestyle tying – just bring your own stuff! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. before we meet back at Living Waters for fly tying at 7:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ

7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night

9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:  Bonefish Gotcha, Instructor: TBD

Tuesday, December 24th – FLY SHOP CLOSED due to Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25th – FLY SHOP CLOSED due to Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 31st – FLY SHOP CLOSED due to New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, January 1st – FLY SHOP CLOSED due to New Year’s Day