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:  Johnson’s Fluff Beast, Instructor: Chris Johnson

 

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:  Jim Gray’s Damsel in Deceit, Instructor: Jeff Hoelter

 

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 Creek Leech, Instructor: Chris Johnson

 

Saturday, September 21st – NO EVENT / GRIFF & BAYLEE’S WEDDING!

THE FLY SHOP WILL MAINTAIN NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. 

Our very own Griffith England is getting married; please join us in wishing the bride and groom congratulations! Visit their wedding website – www.theknot.com/bayleeandgriffith – if you would like the registry details.

 

Wednesday, September 25th – 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:  Johnson’s CDC Leech, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

 

Saturday, September 28th – Popper-Palooza with Kevin Hutchison

REGISTRATION REQUIRED / $150 PER STUDENT / 10 STUDENT LIMIT 

We are very excited to host an in-depth popper workshop lead by our friend Kevin Hutchison. In this class Kevin will take you through the design and construction process of four unique foam poppers and a slider – the classic popper, the Inconsiderate Frog, the Single Fold Popper, the Block-Head Popper, and the Foam Skater. Along with the flies that you tie during class, you will receive materials to produce an additional 12 flies at home. Each student will also receive a moto-tool, leg threading tool, art markers and a blender marker, standard pliers, needle nose pliers, cutting board, steel ruler, razor knife, two types of super glue, scissors, sandpaper and various sanding sticks, dust mask and safety glasses.

This is a full day class, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 10 students, so please RSVP or submit inquiries to admin@livingwatersflyfishing.com.

Event Schedule:

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

9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. — Popper-Palooza Workshop

6:00 P.M. — Doors Close

 

October

Wednesday, October 2nd  – 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:  Bass Gurgler, Instructor: TBD

 

Saturday, October 5th – Fall Fish Off

THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE BUT YOU MUST ATTEND THE PRE-TOURNAMENT BRIEFING TO FISH THE TOURNAMENT!

Here is a chance to prove your fly angling prowess! This tournament will have similar regulations to our spring one fly tournament, except in the Fall Fish Off, you can use your whole fly box and are not limited to a single fly! Mark your calendars and show up ready for the challenge!

EVENT SCHEDULE
8:00 A.M. – Doors Open / Tournament Entrant Check-In @ Living Waters Fly Fishing
8:15 A.M. — Pre-Tournament Briefing (Mandatory for Entrants)
8:30 A.M. — Tournament Begins
12:00 P.M. — Tournament Ends
12:15 P.M. — Photo “Weigh In”
12:30 P.M. — Winners Announced / Prizes Awarded
1:00 P.M. – Tie Breaker (if necessary)

TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. You must attend the tournament briefing in order to fish the tournament. — This is essential so that you know boundaries, regulations, and rules.
2. This will be a multi-species tournament — the winner of the tournament is the individual that catches the most species of fish in the allotted time.
3. A clear picture (showing markings, profile, etc…) of the fish will be required at the close of the tournament for proof of species (BRING YOUR OWN DIGITAL CAMERA).
4. Chris Johnson will be judging all fish species caught at the close of the tournament and can be contacted during tournament hours for ID questions. Photos in most cases will be able to be seen on the camera screen but if necessary we can download the pictures to a computer for viewing. Bring appropriate, related camera cables if in doubt of your camera’s viewing quality.
5. All fish must be caught and released immediately.
6. Abide by property laws — if it says NO TRESPASSING then DON’T TRESPASS!
7. Tournament Fishing Hours are from 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
8. Photo “Weigh-In” will be held at 12:45 P.M. For late “weigh in” arrivals, we will deduct a single species from daily catch per every 5 minutes late to “weigh in”.
9. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A VALID TEXAS FISHING LICENSE!
10. There may be a FISH OFF tie-breaker in the event of a tie.

 

Wednesday, October 9th – 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:  Cermele’s Master Splinter, Instructor: TBD

 

Saturday, October 12th – 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, October 16th – 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:  Smitherman’s Fry Candy, Instructor: Josh Smitherman

 

Friday, October 18th – Sunday, October 20th – OKTOBERFISCH

The fly shop in Round Rock will remain open!

Living Waters Fly Fishing will travel to the Llano River for one of our favorite events of the year – Fredericksburg Fly Fishers’ Oktoberfisch! This year’s event will be held at North Llano River Park. Entry is FREE OF CHARGE, but if you plan to camp out for the weekend, be sure to book in advance! Check out www.fredericksburgflyfishers.org for more information on the event, including where to stay and how to book lodging.

 

Wednesday, October 23rd – 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:  Everglades Special, Instructor: TBD

 

Saturday, October 26th – Open Tie Saturday

Come hang in the loft between 10 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. 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.

 

Wednesday, October 30th – 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:  Drum Catcher, Instructor: TBD

 

 

 

MORE EVENTS COMING SOON!