AUGUST

Saturday, August 3rd – Introduction to Fly Fishing

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

 

Wednesday, August 7th – 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:  Rusty Spinner, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

 

Saturday, August 10th – Finding Your Way

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Presenter: Griffith England (@dances_with_bass)

Living Waters’ Guide, Griffith “Griff” England, has mastered the art of “figuring it out.” In this presentation, he’ll introduce you to the tools he uses to find and explore new water. Learn to better decipher maps and atlases and put mobile tools to your advantage. You’ll come away encouraged and equipped to find your own way to new places and more fish!

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

10:00 A.M. – Finding Your Way

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

 

Wednesday, August 14th – 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:  Bayou Muddler, Instructor: Matt Bennett

 

Saturday, August 17th – Fly Fishing the Devils River

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Presenter:  Marcus Rodriguez (@markfly2012)

Living Waters’ Guide, Marcus Rodriguez has been fishing the beautiful Devils River since he was 15 years old. Without giving his age away, we’ll just say, he has been fishing this bucket list river for a long…long time. If you’re planning your next adventure, or simply curious to know what all the fuss is about, Marcus will be here discussing the river, fish to be found, gear, tactics and of course showing off some beautiful pictures. Join us for a discussion of the Devils River, enjoy a few laughs, and come with plenty of questions.  Marcus will be able to point you in the right direction!

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

10:00 A.M. – Fly Fishing the Devils River

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

 

Tuesday, August 20th – Griffith England @ The San Gabriel Fly Fishers

If you can’t make it to Griff’s presentation at our shop on August 10th, you’ve got a second chance! The San Gabriel Fly Fishers have invited Griff to speak at their club in Georgetown and welcome you to join them. Griffith England has mastered the art of “figuring it out.” In his presentation, he’ll introduce you to the tools he uses to find and explore new water. Learn to better decipher maps and atlases and put mobile tools to your advantage. You’ll come away encouraged and equipped to find your own way to new places and more fish!

Visit http://www.sgflyfishers.com for more information on this and other San Gabriel Fly Fishers meetings.

 

Wednesday, August 21st – 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:  Murdich Minnow

 

Saturday, August 24th – NO EVENT

While no presentation is scheduled for this date, our loft is always open! Come hang with the crew or tie upstairs. Loaner vises and tools are available upon request.

 

Wednesday, August 28th – 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:  Shinnecock’s Silverside, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

 

Saturday, August 31st – Tying the GameChanger & Scarpion

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Presenter: Chase Smith (@fishchaseflies)

Chase Smith of FishChaseFlies is a custom fly tier and designer, known locally for his popular versions of Blane Chocklett’s GameChanger and many of his own carp flies. He enjoys tying and designing patterns with specific purposes to solve problems he encounters while fly fishing.

In this class, Chase will teach the principles of tying GameChangers which will allow you adapt the design using other materials. You’ll learn to make your own brushes and shanks and which materials make the best swimming flies.

Chase will also teach you how to tie the Scarpion, a great pattern for beginners, which is far and away his best producing carp fly. Don’t miss your chance to learn something new, including which color combinations have been irresistible to Texas carp!

 

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 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:  Jim’s Damsel in Deceit, Instructor: Jim Gray

 

Saturday, September 7th – Fly Fishing for Hill Country Carp

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Presenter: Jim Gray

Few local anglers have caught as many carp on the fly as Jim Gray. In his updated presentation, Jim will share the “secrets” of his fly selection, approach, and presentation when targeting carp in the Hill Country. Come learn where to go, when to go, and how to seal the deal!

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

10:00 A.M. – Fly Fishing for Hill Country Carp

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

 

Wednesday, September 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:  Johnson’s Creek Leech, Instructor: TBD

 

Saturday, September 14th – 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

 

Wednesday, September 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:  BC Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:  Johnson’s CDC Leech, Instructor: TBD

 

MORE EVENTS COMING SOON!