DECEMBER EVENTS


LIVING WATERS’ ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, December 3rd at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Every year we kick off the winter season with a Christmas Party for the whole fly fishing community! And this year will be extra fun with festive activities like a Christmas-themed Ironfly Competition and a Kid’s Storytime with Fly Fishing from Head to Toe author Emily Johnson. We’ll serve warm drinks and treats while you shop, and for every $10 you spend, you’ll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET to place in the prize drawing(s) of your choice! We’re giving away $4,000+ in prizes! Winners will be contacted Monday, December 5th. You do not need to be present to participate or to win. 

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

Fly Tying Night is broken up into three groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, 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 tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Skill: Emergers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

WINTER WARMWATER TACTICS
Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

From December to February many (if not most) Texas fly anglers concentrate their efforts targeting trout on the Guadalupe River or other stocked fisheries. The result is often a lot of preparation and driving to lease access sites or crowding in together for a few days before stocked locations get cleaned out. Thankfully there are many other options and chances for days on the water during the winter than that. While our Texas native and naturalized species slow down as temperatures cool, you can still have great success targeting warm water species in the “off season!” 

In this presentation Chris will teach techniques to adjust for seasonal behavior changes and how to plan your outings strategically to maximize your fishing opportunities and success year ’round!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, December 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, 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 tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Skill: Emergers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FAMILY FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, December 21st, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – materials, vise/tools, and instruction. Intermediate tyers please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.  

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly: Candy Cane Bugger
Intermediate Fly: Spruce Fly
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY SHOP CLOSED
Saturday – Monday, December 24 – 26

NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, December 28

FLY SHOP CLOSED
Saturday, December 31

JANUARY EVENTS


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

Fly Tying Night is broken up into three groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, 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 tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer
Intermediate Focus: Caddis Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

TENKARA FOR TROUT
Saturday, January 7th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us at the fly shop to learn the techniques, tackle, and rigging for targeting tailwater and small stream trout on tenkara style fly rods. We will touch on the strengths and weaknesses of tenkara as another tool in your lineup and how to know when it is or isn’t the right choice for the job.

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

Fly Tying Night is broken up into three groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, 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 tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Focus: Caddis Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, 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 tyers, each month we will focus on a specific technique to help you advance your fly tying skill set. We will provide the materials and instruction, but please bring your own vise and tools. 

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Focus: Caddis Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

TEXAS STREAM ENTOMOLOGY
Saturday, January 21st, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

In this interactive class, you’ll learn the basics of aquatic life cycles and the part they play in fly selection and design. We will have live specimens from Brushy Creek so you can learn to identify your local aquatic insect species and how to properly match our Hill Country hatch!. This class is particularly fun for kids and adults alike!

FAMILY FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, January 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Night is broken up into two groups – Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable. We eat dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 PM, then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 PM for fly tying. For beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – materials, vise/tools, and instruction. Intermediate tyers please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.  

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Dinner @ Rudy’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Focus: Caddis Flies
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, January 28th, 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)
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! 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!

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!