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If you’ve been wanting to get yourself (or possibly a friend or significant other) into fly fishing, here is your chance. The fine folks at Living Waters are putting on their legendary class covering casting, fly selection, local waters and even basic fly tying this Saturday. Visit www.livingwatersflyfishing.com for more information!

Saturday May 27th – Intro to Fly Fishing at Living Waters

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

Event Schedule:

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

9:30 A.M. — 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 A.M. — 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 P.M. — Local Hot Spots – Llano River, San Gabriel River, Brushy Creek, and more!
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!

4:00 P.M. — Fly Tying for Beginners
This class is designed to walk people through the essential basics of fly tying. We will walk each attendee through tying a couple basic fly patterns that fish well on our local water, as well as discussing the uses of the many fly tying tools out there! This is a great class for beginners as well that those who want to brush up on their fly tying and tool knowledge. If you already have a vise and tools, feel free to bring them! We do have a limited amount of loaner vises and tools as well.

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

The fine folks at www.GrueneOutfitters.com will be giving away a sweet Umpqua fly fishing hip pack at the Fly Fishing Film Festival in Austin, Texas tonight! If your attending (must be present) head over to their Instagram page, follow the few simple instructions and keep your fingers crossed!

See you there!

It just hit me like a ton of bricks that the annual FFFT here in Austin happens in just TWO DAYS! I’ll be there at the Gruene Outfitters table representing my new digs with my new co-workers. Can’t wait to see you and the films!

Get your tickets now here.

Check out the Facebook page here.

If you live anywhere near central Texas and are even remotely into fly fishing, then the local Guadalupe Trout Unlimited event entitled Troutfest is a must attend event for you. After taking a break last year the event is back and bigger than ever, not taking place at (my personal favorite) the Lazy L and L campgrounds. Both the expo on Saturday and Sunday are free to the public with the Fly Fishing Film Tour playing Saturday night at 7PM. In addition to many vendors and shops sharing their wares, the following speakers will be providing presentations.

The Troutfest 2017 Committee is thrilled to announce our impressive array of fly fishing experts from all over the country already committed to Troutfest 2017. They are:

Keynote Speaker: 

Kirk Deeter – Editor of Trout Magazine and Vice President of Trout Media for Trout Unlimited

Celebrity Guests / Presenters: 

George Daniel – http://www.livinonthefly.com/home.html

Wanda Taylor – TFO – http://www.wandataylorflyfishing.com/

Jen Ripple – Editor-in-Chief of Dun Magazine and the Executive Editor of a Tight Loop Magazine – http://dunthemagazine.com/

Steve Galleta – Co-Owner of the Bighorn Angler, Ft. Smith Montana – http://bighornangler.com/

Duane Redford – Lead Guide at Minturn Anglers, CO and Author – https://flyfishersplaybook.wordpress.com/about/

To keep updated please visit our facebook page HERE!

For information on the Fly Fishing Film Tour happening that Saturday night, please go here!

If you want to chat, grab a sticker or sweet trucker lid, just swing by the Gruene Outfitters booth where i’ll be more than happy to fill you in on my new role at Gruene Outfitters as well as introducing you to the wonderful folks (Chris 1 and 2) that run guided trips for trout on the Guadalupe!