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Women’s Free Fly Fishing Festival
Saturday, March 24th
Centennial Plaza – 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
Ladyfish is sponsored directly by Living Waters Fly Fishing and the City of Round Rock. It is completely free of charge and all funds raised by the event will be given to Casting for Recovery. Featured booths from local charities, clubs, and conservation group will be on site.
Ladyfish is an instructional event that will feature a wide variety of learning opportunities within the sport of fly fishing – from fly casting, to fly tying, and everything in between. There will be a chance to learn it all at Ladyfish!
Beginner Friendly and Taught by Fellow Lady Anglers
8:30 A.M. – Welcome Booth Opens – Centennial Plaza (outdoor)
9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. – “KISS Fish” – An Introduction to Fly Fishing – Ballroom (indoor)
Guest Speaker : Emily Johnson
10:00 A.M. -10:45 A.M. – “I Fell in Love with the Cast” – Fly Casting Demo and Introduction – Ballroom (indoor)
Guest Speaker : Diane Blair
11:00 A.M. – 12:45 A.M. – Casting Clinics – Centennial Plaza (outdoor)
12:00 – 1:00 P.M. – Sisters on the Fly Trailer Tour (Come & Go) – Parking Lot next to Plaza
1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. -Fly Tying Clinics & Tenkara Workshop – Ballroom (indoor)
1:00 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.- Texas Aquatic Insect Identification – Ballroom (indoor)
2:00 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. – Knots & Rigging Workshop & Fly Tying Clinics – Ballroom (indoor)
3:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. – Fly Fishing for Redfish on the Texas Coast – Ballroom (indoor)
Guest Speaker : Tiffany Yeates
4:00 P.M.- Silent Auction Closes & Raffle Prize Drawings – Outdoor Pavilion
NOTE: Clinics, classes, and workshops are classroom setting. NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY. Loaner rods, vises, and materials will be provided for each person during clinics, classes, and workshops. If you are interested in learning on your equipment please feel free to bring your own.
Welcoming Diane Blair to Ladyfish 2018! Diane is a Certified Casting instructor with the Fly Fishers International (FFI). She enjoys introducing other women to the sport of fly fishing and the art of fly tying. She has been involved with Casting for Recovery, a cause near and dear to her heart since 2008. She loves children and counts among her success stories several youngsters who made their first cast with her or tied their first fly at her vise.
Voted the FFF Southern Council’s Woman of the Year in 2002 and Fly Tyer of the Year in 2012, Diane supports her fly fishing and tying habit as a complex commercial litigation paralegal in Dallas, Texas. She has been fly fishing for over 20 years.
Welcoming guest speaker, Emily Johnson, to Ladyfish 2018! Emily Johnson, and her husband Chris, own Living Waters Fly Fishing, a fly shop and guide service based in Round Rock, Texas. Fly fishing is a family affair in the Johnson household and Emily can often be found at the fly shop or on the water with her daughter Lydia. Emily grew up on the South Fork of the San Gabriel River, one of the Texas Hill Country’s premiere fly fisheries. Emily took her first fly casting lesson as a teenager and immediately fell in love with the sport of fly fishing. She was especially drawn to the fact that the pursuit of fly fishing is a lifetime endeavor. Emily has fished in several different countries and multiple states in pursuit of a wide array of gamefish. Emily is a certified Texas Parks and Wildlife Angler Educator and has been a custom fly tier for Living Waters fly Fishing. Her passion is to educate women about the simplicity and accessibility of fly fishing. No matter your age, Emily is a willing instructor who teaches from the heart, while accurately conveying the beauty of the sport. You can follow Emily on Instagram @flyfishroundrock.
Welcoming Guest Speaker Tiffany Yeates to Ladyfish 2018! Tiffany developed her love for saltwater fishing as a kid spending the Summers at Port O’Connor Texas where her granddad served as an Audobon warden. She has 2 older brothers who taught her conventional tackle skills and then in 2000 began working at Gruene Outfitters during college and learned how to fly fish. She has since purchased the business and has kept it thriving as well as her passion for saltwater fly-fishing. She and her husband are both avid fly-fishers and spend as much time as possible on the Texas coast. While the Texas coast and redfish remain her favorite, she has fished many other saltwater destinations as well. Check out Gruene Outfitters atwww.grueneoutfitters.com
RV Camp Sites Geogetown, TX
- ( 18 Miles)Lake Georgetown – Jim Hogg Park
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- (16 Miles) Berry Spring RV Park
- (15 Miles) New Life RV Park
- (19 Miles) East View RV Camp
RV Camp Sites in Round Rock, TX
- (4 miles) Old Settlers RV Park
Hotels and Lodging – Local listing HERE. Stay the night and check out local fishing.
Local Restaurants – Full listing HERE. Support Round Rock’s local restaurants.
Call the shop at (512) 828-3474 for local fishing reports! Make the most of our local fisheries while you are in town!
- Living Waters Fly Fishing guide trips & casting lessons availability limited March 23-26. Please call in advance to book today at 512-828-3474.
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