JUNE EVENTS


NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, May 29

TEXAS SNAKE IDENTIFICATION with AUSTIN REPTILE SERVICE
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

If you regularly fish Texas rivers, you are going see snakes, period. It’s important to be able to identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous species and how to safely interact with either on or off the water.
In this class, you’ll get to see and interact with LIVE specimens (non-venomous only), learn about their ecological importance, their benefit to humans, and how to compare and identify commonly confused species. This class is family friendly and an invaluable resource for becoming more comfortable and competent in the outdoors!

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #1(REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1-2 / BC Streamer and Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly / Whitlock’s Nearnuff Crayfish
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY FISHING SOUTHERN COLORADO
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Learn about famed rivers such as the Conejos and Rio Grande as well as some of our favorite spots that are not as well known! From brown trout to native cutthroat, owner Chris Johnson will show you where to go and what to do when you get there! Trip planning, fishing destinations, local eateries, jaw-dropping scenic stops, fly selection, and a comprehensive packing list will all be covered! Be ready to learn, with your notebook and atlas handy, and don’t be surprised if you find your next favorite fly fishing destination as a result of this class!

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #2(REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3-4 / Foam Beetle and Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Fly / Sight Cast Skinny Water Shrimp
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY FISHING SOUTHERN COLORADO ( LIVESTREAM )
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 A.M. on YouTube LIVE

Tune in online to learn about famed rivers such as the Conejos and Rio Grande as well as some of our favorite spots that are not as well known! From brown trout to native cutthroat, owner Chris Johnson will show you where to go and what to do when you get there! Trip planning, fishing destinations, local eateries, jaw-dropping scenic stops, fly selection, and a comprehensive packing list will all be covered! Be ready to learn, with your notebook and atlas handy, and don’t be surprised if you find your next favorite fly fishing destination as a result of this class!

FLY TYING NIGHT – ROUND TABLE
Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. During in-person Roundtable Fly Tying, we provide the space and beverages, but all tyers are responsible for bringing all their own equipment and materials for freestyle tying. Come share with and learn from other fly tyers in your area!

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

LIVING WATERS 16TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, June 22 at Living Waters Fly Fishing

It’s our birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Enter our Anniversary Prize Drawings, earn a Mystery Prize Scratch Off Ticket, and take advantage of discounts throughout the whole store! We’re bringing back our famed BBQ lunch too!

ANNIVERSARY PRIZE DRAWING DETAILS
For every $10 that you spend (In-Person or by Phone Order) during our anniversary celebration, you’ll receive a FREE raffle ticket to place in one of 10 prize drawing(s) of your choice! You DO NOT have to be present to win! 

Prize 1 —  Full Day Guide Trip
Prize 2  Scott Fly Rod and Ross Reels Freshwater Combo (FS, GS, or Centric rod w/ Ross Reel of choice up to $1420 combined value)
Prize 3  Whiting Hackle Assortment (Gold Cree Saddle and Platinum Honey Dun Saddle)
Prize 4 —  Private Casting Lesson with Chris Johnson
Prize 5 —  Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar Pack with River Rat Drink Holster
Prize 6 —  Tenkara USA Rod of your choice
Prize 7 —  Korkers Shoes or Boots of your choice (up to a $210 value)
Prize 8 —  Hill Country Fly Assortment in a Waterproof Fly Box
Prize 9 —  Renzetti SW Traveler Fly Tying Vise and Dr. Slick Tool Kit
Prize 10 — Simms G3 Waders (up to a $700 value)

MYSTERY SCRATCH OFF TICKET DETAILS
The first 200 in-store purchases made during our anniversary celebration will earn a scratch off ticket redeemable for an in-store coupon, a FREE Scientific Anglers fly line, or a Half Day Brushy Creek Wade Trip with Chris Johnson! *Limit one ticket per customer.

FLY TYING LIVE – VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, June 26,7:00 P.M. on YouTube LIVE

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The fourth Wednesday of the month is Virtual Fly Tying. Join Living Waters’ owner and Umpqua Signature Fly Designer, Chris Johnson online for a tie-along Fly of the Night.

Johnson’s Mimic Hopper
Hook: TMC 5212, size 8-12
Thread: Veevus 10/0, Tan
Abdomen: Deer Body Hair, Pale Yellow
Rib: Veevus 10/0, Tan
Wing: Whiting Hen Saddle, Brown or Variant
Rear Thorax: Spun CDC, Yellow
Head: Elk Body Hair, tied “bullet head” style
Legs: Uni-Flexx, Camel and Yellow
Front Thorax: Spun CDC, Tan or Khaki

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, June 29 at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be 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; 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 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!

LUNCH BREAK – We’re located just a short walk from many local eateries. 

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!

JULY EVENTS


FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #1 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #1-2 / BC Streamer and Woolly Bugger
Intermediate Fly / Diesel’s Skirted Creeper
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY SHOP CLOSED
Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day

TENKARA TEXAS (LIVESTREAM)
Saturday, July 6, 10:00 A.M. on YouTube LIVE

Are you new to Tenkara or just want to learn how best to apply this Japanese-style of fly fishing in Texas? Then his presentation is for you! Tune in to learn what differentiates Tenkara from other styles of fly fishing and how it can be used to increase your success rate on the waters of Central Texas and beyond!  Topics will include:

– Tenkara in Texas: Applications, Techniques, and Targets
– Rods: A walk through Tenkara USA’s lineup
– Targeting Big Fish: How to fight them on light tackle
– Tackle: A look at spools, lines, tippet, etc.
– Strengths and Weaknesses: When Tenkara is the best tool for the job and when you should choose different tackle.

FLY TYING NIGHT – INSTRUCTIONAL #2 – (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BEGINNERS)
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The first and second Wednesdays of the month are Instructional Fly Tying for Beginner and Intermediate+ level tyers. These nights will be held in-person at the fly shop.

For Beginner tyers, we supply everything you need – vise, tools, and materials – to learn two patterns each night. These four total patterns will equip you with the essential techniques for continuing your tying journey. For Intermediate+ tyers, each week you’ll learn a new Fly of the Night. We will provide the instruction and materials, but please bring your own vise, tools, and thread.

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
Beginner Fly #3-4 / Foam Beetle and Elk Hair Caddis
Intermediate Fly / Swamp Monster
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, July 13 at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fly casting and fly tackle, as well as access points and fly selection for the Texas Hill Country. All necessary equipment will be 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; 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 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!

LUNCH BREAK – We’re located just a short walk from many local eateries. 

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 – ROUND TABLE
Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 P.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The third Wednesday of the month is in-person Roundtable Fly Tying. We will provide the space and beverages, but all tyers are responsible for bringing all their own equipment and materials for freestyle tying. Come share with and learn from other fly tyers in your area!

6:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes
6:45 P.M. – Fly Shop Re-Opens
7:00 P.M. – Fly Tying Night
9:00 P.M. – Fly Shop Closes

FLY FISHING THE EASTERN SIERRAS & YOSEMITE with KC WILLIAMS
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Boasting over 180,000 miles of rivers, 2,000 of which are designated as “Wild and Scenic”, California should be on every angler’s list of trout destinations! The combination of stunning views, historical natural wonders, and heritage trout streams make the Eastern Sierras a particular must-visit area. Living Waters’ guide K.C. Williams will share his firsthand experience, including backdoor secrets to fly fishing in Yosemite National Park in this special presentation built for the DIY angler. Learn when to go and where to stay to avoid crowds, where to find the best meals and souvenirs (it’s not where you’d expect!), and what to pack to stay light while hiking and fishing.

FLY TYING NIGHT (LIVESTREAM)
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 P.M. on YouTube LIVE

Fly Tying Nights are divided into three distinct types – Instructional, Roundtable, and Virtual. The fourth Wednesday of the month is Virtual Fly Tying. Join Living Waters’ owner and Umpqua Signature Fly Designer, Chris Johnson live online for a tie-along Fly of the Night.

Mihulka’s Foam Frog
Hook: TMC 8089, size 6-10
Thread: Veevus 8/0, Olive
Weed Guard (optional): 16-20lb Hard Mason Mono
Head: 1/2” Foam Cylinder, Olive
Tail: Whiting Freshwater Streamer Cape, Grizzly Olive
Hackle: Whiting Freshwater Streamer Cape, Grizzly Olive
Legs: Spanflex or Uni-Flexx, Olive
Eyes: Wapsi Plastic Eyes, Gold, 6mm

FLY FISHING THE CONEJOS with JIM KETTLEMAN
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Join us for an in-shop presentation on one of southern Colorado’s premier fisheries from Living Waters’ guide, Jim Kettleman. The Conejos River basin is home to Rainbow, Brook, Brown, and Rio Grande Cutthroat trout, and Jim will cover tactics and techniques for targeting them all on the main river and surrounding tributaries! He will also share personal insights on what to pack, where to camp, and how to isolate the most productive water.

NO FLY TYING
Wednesday, July 31