JUNE EVENTS

Wednesday, June 20th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:  Aggravator Nymph

Saturday, June 23rd – Living Waters’ 10th Year Anniversary Party

It been 10 years already!!!  Come join us Saturday, June 23rd for our 10th Year Anniversary as your local fly shop!  Doors open at 9:00 A.M. with Round Rock Donuts/Coffee!  There will be a special prize drawing at the close of the day as well – details below.  Chris’ dad will have the smoker going and a FREE BBQ lunch will be served at 12:00 P.M. — If you have had Chris’ dad’s BBQ before, you know it will draw a crowd so get here early!

Event Schedule:

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

12:00 P.M. – BBQ Lunch is Served

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close / Prize Drawing Ends
10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY PRIZE DRAWING
Here’s the prize drawing 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 June 23rd, you get an additional ticket to place in the drawing of your choice! We will draw the winning tickets at 6 P.M. after we close.  You DO NOT have to be present to win!  Come see us Saturday, June 23rd to help us celebrate 10 years as a fly shop, and possibly win big too!  We look forward to seeing you all at the event!  Call the shop at (512) 828-3474 if you have any questions about the event.

Wednesday, June 27th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Brushy Creek Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:  Kraimer’s DH Baitfish

Saturday, June 30th – Building Your Texas Fly Box

Event Schedule

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

10:00 A.M. – Matching the Hatch for the Texas Hill Country / Presenter: Matt Bennett of Fly Geek Custom Flies – www.flygeek.net
This presentation will focus on local forage and keys for incorporating feeding triggers into your flies that get fish to eat! Prey species profile, motion, camo, behavior, coloration and proper materials will all be covered. Matt will tie a selection of flies incorporating all of these elements into a final product and explain decision-making in the materials and techniques used, as well as proper fly design. While this focuses mainly on Central Texas fly fishing, its concepts are applicable just about anywhere.

2:00 P.M. – Building a Better Fly Box / Presenter:  Chris Johnson

Chris will walk you through the basics of fly selection for the Lone Star State!  He will show you how to match fly patterns by river/water type and how you can easily be prepared for almost anything!  You don’t have to own or tie all the flies in the world to have a complete box, you just need the right ones for the job at hand.  Chris will also talk about blending boxes and patterns to cover multiple species and situations with fewer flies.   

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

July Events

Wednesday, July 4th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters – CANCELED DUE JULY 4th HOLIDAY

Saturday, July 7th – Fly Casting Classroom

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Want to take your cast to the next level and do so while sitting in the comfort of A/C?  Simply show up ready to learn, because on July 7th, class is in session.  If you have never been through a casting classroom session before, then get ready to have your mind blown!  From the essentials to situational casting techniques, Chris has you covered.

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. — The 5 Essentials of Fly Casting

They are called essentials for a reason!  These five things are the foundation on which the entirety of fly casting is built!

1:00 P.M. – Anytime/Anywhere:  A cast for every situation.

From quick creek shots to double hauling for bonefish, Chris will show you how it all works!

3:00 P.M. – Ninja Business:  Creek Warfare

So, we like creeks….a lot.  The trouble is, that they can be an absolute pain to fish.  Branches, beaver dams, rocks, trees, bushes, vines, cliffs, and even dead squirrels (true story)….all of which can create difficult casting scenarios.  When fishing micro creeks, having an extensive quiver of casts will always be your deadliest weapon!  Come learn how to properly engage in creek warfare!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, July 11th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:  Bonefish Clouser

Saturday, July 14th – INTRO TO FLY FISHING CLASS

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

9:30 AM — 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 AM — 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 PM — Local Hot Spots – Llano River, San Gabriel River, Brushy Creek, and more!
We did this presentation back in May, and it was a big hit. Come find out where, how, and when to fish our local fishing hot spots. We will be giving a presentation on multiple hill country rivers and will discuss fishing techniques and flies according to each river. After this presentation you can consider yourself to be armed and dangerous from a local fly fishing standpoint! If you’re new to the area, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

6:00 PM — Doors Close

Wednesday, July 18th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:  TBD

Saturday, July 21st – Fly Fishing the San Marcos River and Western Hill Country

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

10:00 AM — Fly Fishing the San Marcos River / Presenter: Marcus Rodriguez

Marcus is a San Marcos River guru and has added this river to Living Waters guided destination list!  Come learn how to fish the river yourself and/or see what is in store for you if you book a trip with Marcus on the San Marcos!

2:00 PM — Fly Fishing Western Hill Country Rivers / Presenter:  Marcus Rodriguez

Marcus will walk you through access, tactics, and fly selection on the Frio, Sabinal, Medina, and Nueces.  These rivers are knockout gorgeous and warrant a visit from every Texas fly angler.  Come learn the basics of how to fish some of the Hill Country’s finest rivers!

6:00 PM — Doors Close

Wednesday, July 25th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:  TBD

August Events

Wednesday, August 1st – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Brushy Creek Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:  Conner’s Midnight Minnow

Saturday, August 4th – Tenkara Techniques

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 A.M. — Texas Hill Country Tenkara / Presenter: Chris Johnson

Come learn the basics of Central Texas Tenkara!  We will show you where to take your Tenkara game next, and what to do when you get there!  Rigging, tactics, and access points for the Llano, San Gabe, Brushy Creek, and Guadalupe will all be covered in this presentation.

1:00 P.M. — Tenkara for Trout / Presenter: Chris Johnson

Learn how to apply Tenkara to trout water of any shape and size!  From small mountain streams to technical tailwaters, we’ve got you covered!  Chris will show you how to properly rig for any situation including subsurface/nymphing!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 8th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Wooly Bugger

Intermediate Level Fly:  Bonefish Gotcha

Saturday, August 11th – Fly Fishing Photography 101

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

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

10:00 A.M. / Presenter: Chris Johnson

Getting that perfect fish picture can help you relive your favorite memories time and time again.  Join us at the shop for a fly fishing photography tutorial!  From DSLRs and iPhones to GoPros and Point and Shoots – Chris will teach you the essentials of each!  Take your fish picture game to the next level with just a few simple steps!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 15th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Elk Hair Caddis

Intermediate Level Fly:  Chris’ Crafty Shad

Saturday, August 18th – Fly Fishing for Hill Country Carp

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

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

10:00 A.M. Fly Fishing for Hill Country Carp / Presenter: Jim Gray

Very few local anglers have caught as many carp on the fly as Jim Gray.  He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fly selection, approaching carp, and proper presentation.  Jim will show where to go, when to go, and how to seal the deal!  If you haven’t chased carp on the fly, you are missing out – so don’t miss this class!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 22nd – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Foam Beetle

Intermediate Level Fly:  TBD  

Wednesday, August 29th – Fly Tying @ Living Waters

We have now divided our fly tying night into three distinct skill levels– Beginner, Intermediate, and Roundtable.  We eat dinner at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ in Round Rock at 6:00 P.M. and then meet back at Living Waters at 7:00 P.M. for fly tying.

Beginners – We supply materials, tools, vises, and instruction for the Fly of the Night.

Intermediate – We provide materials and instruction for the Fly of the Night.  You bring your vise/tools.

Roundtable – You bring your own stuff and tie whatever you wish.

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Beginner Level Fly:  Brushy Creek Streamer

Intermediate Level Fly:  TBD