We are very excited to announce the return of our in-person, beginner level Fly Fishing and Fly Tying events! Continuing education classes will continue to be hosted online until further notice. Check back here for information on upcoming hosted and off-site events throughout the year!

 

APRIL EVENTS


 

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, April 24th @ 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

A good Introduction to Fly Fishing class can shorten your learning curve and save you a LOT of frustration. Join us for this FREE comprehensive course on the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be provided; just bring a notebook and pen!

INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, April 28th on the Living Waters’ Vimeo Channel

TEXAS NATIVE: FLY FISHING FOR RIO GRANDE CICHLIDS  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                              Friday, April 30th @ 7:00 P.M. Online in partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife 

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 four 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 you simply want to expand your knowledge of this largely misunderstood fish species, this presentation has something for you!

MAY EVENTS


LIVING WATER’S ANNUAL BRUSHY CREEK CLEAN UP & CRAWFISH BOIL                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, May 1st @ 8:30 A.M. IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Every spring, we show some love to our home water. We invite you to join us in doing your part to keep Brushy Creek clean! As our thanks, we will host a crawfish boil at the fly shop, immediately following the clean up. Maurice Larimore will be cooking up the mudbugs, which are sure to be fantastic as usual! There is no charge to join us for the boil, if you helped with the clean-up, but donations are appreciated. Please, no alcohol on site.

Event Schedule
8:30 A.M. – Doors Open / Coffee / Round Rock Donuts
8:45 A.M. – Clean Up Briefing / Equipment Distribution / Carpool
9:00 A.M. – Clean Up Begins
1:00 P.M. – Crawfish Boil
3:00 P.M. – Eat More Crawfish
6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

*PLEASE BRING WORK GLOVES. LONG PANTS RECOMMENDED*

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, May 4th @ 10:00 A.M. IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

A good Introduction to Fly Fishing class can shorten your learning curve and save you a LOT of frustration. Join us for this FREE comprehensive course on the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be provided; just bring a notebook and pen!

INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, May 8th @ 10:00 A.M. IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Pull up to the tying bench for this FREE comprehensive course on the fundamentals of fly tying! We supply the vise, tools, and all the materials you’ll need to learn four beginner flies – the classic Woolly Bugger, Johnson’s BC Streamer, a Foam Beetle, and an Elk Hair Caddis. Each of these patterns will introduce you to a specific skill necessary for continuing on in your tying journey, and as a bonus, all of these flies fish great on our local waters!

INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, May 12th on the Living Waters’ Vimeo Channel

LIVING WATERS’ ANNUAL BRUSHY CREEK ONE FLY TOURNAMENT (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                         Saturday, May 15th IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Put your fly fishing prowess to the test in this multi-species tournament! There is no entry fee, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Follow the class link for full tournament details, regulations, and to register. 

INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, May 19th on the Living Waters’ Vimeo Channel

FLY FISHING SOUTHERN COLORADO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, May 22nd @ 10:00 A.M. on Facebook & Instagram Live

It is no secret that the Lone Star State gets exceptionally hot in the summer. For that reason, many Texas residents pack up and head to Colorado for a much-needed respite from the heat! This presentation will focus solely on the southern portion of Colorado. Chris will teach you about famed rivers such as the Conejos and Rio Grande but will primarily focus on his favorite spots that are not as well known! From brown trout to native cutthroat, Chris will show you where to go and how to catch them! Trip planning, fishing destinations, local eateries, jaw-dropping scenic stops, fly selection, and a comprehensive packing list will all be covered! The pictures in this presentation alone will make you want to point your compass west! So, come ready to learn and don’t be surprised if you find your next favorite fly fishing destination as a result of this class!

INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, May 26th on the Living Waters’ Vimeo Channel

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday, May 29th @ 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. IN-PERSON at Living Waters Fly Fishing

A good Introduction to Fly Fishing class can shorten your learning curve and save you a LOT of frustration. Join us for this FREE comprehensive course on the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be provided; just bring a notebook and pen!