MAY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, May 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate: NO FLY OF THE NIGHT / ROUND TABLE ONLY
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISH NEW MEXICO WITH NICK STREIT
Saturday, May 7th, 10 A.M. CST on Zoom

In this special Zoom event, Living Waters’ Owner, Chris Johnson will interview Nick Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop and The Reel Life about fly fishing New Mexico! They’ll discuss the top fly fishing destinations, flies and techniques for native trout, the best places to stay and eat, travel prep, and fly shop life. Don’t miss your chance to hear these two catch up and cut up about their favorite topics!

Nick Streit was born into somewhat of a fly fishing dynasty. Getting into the family business at an early age, Nick was guiding fisherman before he was old enough to drive them to the river, and by the age of 17, Nick was a member of the U.S. fly fishing team that took second place in the World Championships in Wales. In 2004 Nick, along with his wife Chrissy, opened the Taos Fly Shop (in the same location his father had the store in the 80’s). The shop has grown from its humble beginnings and is now Northern New Mexico’s premier Fly Shop. In 2012, Nick – along with longtime friend and fellow guide Ivan Valdez, purchased The Reel Life, a fly shop and guide service in Santa Fe. Nick now spends the majority of his time running his two businesses, guiding and instructing classes. In the winter, he hosts group trips to Argentina. Nick as also done considerable volunteer work for conservation groups like Trout Unlimited and the Wildlife Federation. In recent years, Nick was the driving force behind the Red River Habitat improvement project, which raised nearly 1 million dollars for habitat restoration on the Lower Red River. If not at work, Nick is usually camping, hunting or fishing in the woods somewhere with his wife Chrissy and their two children, Taylor and Christian.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, May 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Foam
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

GRTU CHAPTER MEETING
Saturday, May 14th, 11 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at Lazy L & L Campground

The Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Chapter, commonly known as GRTU, is so much more than a Lease Access Program. As the largest TU chapter in the nation, they are a unique force dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring the Guadalupe River, raising up the next generation of angler-conservationists, serving the local community, and supporting conservation efforts beyond the banks of their own namesake fishery. 

Chapter Meetings occur only 3 times a year and authors, experts, and guides are often asked to speak about conservation, fishing techniques, and destinations around the world! Our own Chris Johnson, now the Conservation and Texas State Council Chair, will give a conservation update. We greatly encourage you to attend and join in the discussion of future plans for our local TU chapter.

FLY TYING NIGHT w/ KEVIN HUTCHISON
Wednesday, May 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Foam – Guest Instructor, Kevin Hutchison
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

BRUSHY CREEK ONE-FLY TOURNAMENT (NO REGISTRATION OR ENTRY FEE)
Saturday, May 21st at Living Waters Fly Fishing

08:00 AM — Tournament Entrant Check-In & Mandatory Pre-Tournament Briefing @ Living Waters
08:30 AM — Tournament Begins
12:00 PM — Tournament Ends
12:15 PM — Photo “Weigh In”
12:30 PM — Winners Announced / Prizes Awarded – OR – Fish Off (in the event of a tie)

TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. You must attend the Pre-Tournament Briefing in order to fish the tournament.
2. You can fish with only ONE fly during the duration of the tournament.
3. This is a multi-species tournament — the winner of the tournament is the individual that catches the most species of fish on a single fly. Keep this in mind when selecting your fly.
4. A clear picture (showing markings, profile, etc…) of the fish will be required at the close of the tournament for proof of species.
5. Chris Johnson will be judging all fish species caught at the close of the tournament and can be contacted during the tournament hours for ID questions.
6. In the event of a tie, the top finishers will compete in a tie breaker.
7. All fish must be caught and released within set boundaries. (To be announced at tournament briefing)
8. Abide by property laws — If it says NO TRESPASSING then DON’T TRESPASS!
9. Tournament Fishing Hours are from 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. For late “Weigh In” arrivals, we will deduct a single species from daily catch per every 5 minutes late.
10. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A VALID TEXAS FISHING LICENSE!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, May 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Foam
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

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

Lunch Break

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!

JUNE EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 1st, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Zonkers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING SOUTHERN COLORADO
Saturday, June 4th, 10 A.M. CST at Living Waters Fly Fishing and on Zoom

Heading north for the summer? Don’t miss our annual planning and prep course on Fly Fishing Southern Colorado! In this presentation, Chris will teach you about famed rivers such as the Conejos and Rio Grande, as well as some of his favorite lesser-known fly fishing spots. 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. Be sure to have your notebook and Colorado atlas handy!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 8th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3: Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Zonkers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, June 11th 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!

Lunch Break

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!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 15th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #4: Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Zonkers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

LIVING WATERS’ 14TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, June 18th at Living Waters Fly Fishing

This year marks our 14th year as Round Rock’s local fly shop, and you are cordially invited to celebrate with us! Come enjoy snacks and drinks, meet and greets with local guides, tying demonstrations, secret sales, mystery prize envelopes, and our signature anniversary prize drawings! 

ANNIVERSARY PRIZE DRAWING DETAILS
For every $10 you spend (in store or by phone order) on June 18th, you’ll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET to place in the drawing(s) of your choice! Winners will be notified by phone the following business day. You do not have to be present to win! Prizes include top brands like Scott Fly Rods, Ross Reels, Whiting Farms, Sitka Gear, Tenkara USA, Scientific Anglers and more!

MYSTERY ENVELOPE DETAILS
In addition to secret sales and free raffle tickets, we will be giving out 200 mystery prize envelopes to customers who make an in-store purchase during our anniversary celebration (limit one per customer). DO NOT OPEN YOUR ENVELOPE – hold on to it and bring it back (unopened) with you any time during the month of JULY. We will open it in store to see what you’ve won!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 22nd, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1: Johnson’s BC Streamer
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Zonkers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

FLY FISHING FOR HILL COUNTRY CARP w/ JIM GRAY
Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing 

You may (or may not!) know our guest speaker as the co-creator and custom tyer of the locally famous Llanolope fly. But did you know that Jim is sure to be the most proficient carp angler in the Central Texas region? He has been fly fishing the Hill Country for over twenty years, with much of his time focused on pursuing the infamous carp. He has landed more carp on the fly than any of us have ever lost – over 110 last year alone! In this class, Jim will share casting and approach techniques, fly  and tackle selection, and general wisdom he has earned over years of trial and persistence targeting this discerning species. 

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 29th, 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 Pok-E-Jo’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 @ Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ
7:00 P.M. – Doors Re-Open / Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #2: Foam Beetle
Intermediate Skill: Tying with Zonkers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close