SEPTEMBER EVENTS


NO EVENT
Saturday, September 3rd

The fly shop will remain open with normal business hours, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, September 7th, 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 Schlappen
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

GRTU GUADALUPE RIVER FALL CLEAN UP
Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 A.M. at Rio Guadalupe Resort & RV Park

Members and non-members alike are all welcome and encouraged to participate! Every year the Guadalupe River gets trashed during the summer, and this is a great opportunity to come together as a community to clean up our beloved tailwater trout fishery before the start of the new season!

Please arrive on time for the safety meeting, to receive your clean up bags, and to review your assigned areas! BYO gloves, sunscreen, waders or shoes and clothes you are willing to get wet and dirty, an awesome attitude and let’s have some fun! After the clean up will be a thank you grill out. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIR!

The fly shop in Round Rock will remain open with normal business hours. 

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, September 14th, 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 Schlappen
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

AFTER HOURS with AUSTIN ORR: DIY ON THE TEXAS COAST
Friday, September 16th, 7:00 P.M. CST at Living Waters Fly Fishing and on Zoom!

Austin Orr was given his first fly rod at the age of nine and never looked back. After arriving in the Corpus Christi area in 2008, he spent a decade exploring and fishing all the flats, beaches, jetties and nearshore rigs that he could walk, paddle or motor to. In 2011 he earned his Fly Casting Instructor certification from Fly Fishers International (FFI). In his day job, Austin works with TPWD Fisheries Management in San Marcos, helping ensure there are fish and beautiful places in which to catch them for future generations to come. In keeping with his passion for teaching, Austin started Elevate Fly Casting in 2019 to provide a resource for dedicated anglers who’d like to level up their casting and fishing knowledge. 

In this special “after hours” presentation, Austin will discuss the common fish that a fly angler on foot or by kayak can expect to encounter on our Texas Coast, along with where and how to catch them. Redfish, black drum, speckled trout, and even snook and tarpon will be covered!                                                                                                                                                                                           

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, September 17th 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, September 21st, 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 Schlappen
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

CLASSIC FLY TYING with DUTCH BAUGHMAN
Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Dutch Baughman is a regular demonstration tyer at many national fly fishing and tying expos including the FFI Expo, the Sow Bug Rendezvous, Fly Fest, Trout Fest. He is a 25 year member of the Roadkill Roundtable Fly Tyers and the recipient of the 2020 Darwin Atkins Fly Tying Award.  

During his visit to Living Waters, Dutch Baughman will demonstrate dressing the Black Creeper fly pattern. The Black Creeper fly pattern was designed by George Grant in the early 20th Century and was one of the most popular and unique flies in Montana, especially along the Big Hole river. George Grant received a patent in 1939 for the unique woven-hair hackle technique used in this fly. In addition to the unique fly tying techniques used to dress this fly, the fly is unique in the fact the hackle remains extended away from the fly body when wet, but will continue to move in the current.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, September 28th, 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 Schlappen
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

OCTOBER EVENTS


THE FLY FISHING ROUND-UP
Saturday, October 1st, at Millican Reserve in College Station, TX 

A fly fishing community event benefiting Good Fly Inc. featuring casting instruction, fly tying demonstrations, family games, food trucks, vendors, and speakers! Tickets are on sale now. 

Living Waters’ owner Chris Johnson will be on site at The Fly Fishing Round-Up as a guest speaker. The fly shop in Round Rock will remain open. 

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 5th, 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 Clousers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

SALTWATER FLY FISHING & TYING with CAPTAIN BILLY TRIMBLE
Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Billy will talk on the tackle techniques and strategies for Redfish, Speckles Sea Trout, and Black Drum including the importance of the proper fly lines, leader and tippets, and flies to get the job done. He will follow this discussion with a tying demonstration of the Blind Chicken.

Billy is originally from Junction, Texas and has fished the hill country rivers his whole life. Billy began fly fishing in the 1979 and started fly fishing for redfish on the Texas coast shortly thereafter. Billy has fished extensively for all species of trout in the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Alberta Canada. In addition to spending the last 40 years fly fishing for Redfish, Billy has spent over 30 years fly fishing for Bonefish in the Bahamas and has spent the past 7 years pursuing Permit, over 50 landed, Tarpon, Snook & Bonefish in the Yucatan of Mexico. Billy began guiding fly fisherman for Redfish in 1999 from a Mad River “Winooski” canoe and began guiding from a custom made poling skiff in 2001.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 12th, 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 Clousers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

BRUSHY CREEK FALL FISH OFF
Saturday, October 15th, 8:00 A.M. at Living Waters Fly Fishing

Here is the chance to prove your fly angling prowess! This tournament will have the similar regulations to our 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 @ Fly Shop
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. – Fish Off / Tie Breaker (if necessary)

TOURNAMENT RULES:
1. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE BUT YOU MUST ATTEND THE TOURNAMENT BRIEFING TO COMPETE. — This is essential so that you know boundaries, regulations, and rules.
2. This is 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.
4. All fish must be caught and released immediately.
5. Abide by property laws — if it says NO TRESPASSING then DON’T TRESPASS!
6. Tournament fishing hours are from 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
7. Photo “Weigh-In” will be held at 12:15 P.M. — we will deduct a single species from daily catch per every 5 mins late to weigh in.
8. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE A VALID TEXAS FISHING LICENSE!
9. There may be a Tie-Breaker Fish Off in the event of a tie.

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 19th, 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 Clousers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

OKTOBERFISCH 2022
October 21st – 23rd, at Happy State Bank Expo Hall in Kerrville, TX 

Since 2008, the Oktoberfisch Event has drawn top regional fly casting and fly tying instructors, professional guides, and outfitters together in a Oktober-fall week-end learning event that celebrates fly fishing. Event-goers can attend hands-on must-know lessons for casting, boating, and fly tying. Serious fishermen are sure to pick-up pro-level fly fishing techniques from guides and shop the latest gear displayed by manufacturer reps. Saturday evening is highlighted by fun raffles and auctions for premium gear or guided trips and other goodies.

Living Waters will be present with a booth at the festival and the fly shop in Round Rock will remain open as well. 

FLY TYING NIGHT
Wednesday, October 26th, 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 Clousers
9:00 P.M. – Doors Close

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Saturday, October 29th 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!