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Special Events - Fly Fish Texas

Chris Johnson

Presentation: Fly-fishing the Republic of Texas
Dive Theater, Noon

Chris Johnson is owner and founder of Living Waters Fly Fishing, a fly shop and guide service based out of Round Rock, Texas. He has guided the Texas Hill Country for over a decade, and has fly-fished the heart of the state for nearly 20 years. Chris has been a licensed guide in Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska. He is an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor, Umpqua Signature Fly Designer, Tenkara USA Guide, and TPWD Angler Educator. He is also a member of Whiting Farms, Scott Fly Rods, and Scientific Anglers Pro Team.

Chris is dedicated to sharing his passion and investing in the next generation of fly anglers. He often is a featured presenter/fly-tier at outdoor and community events throughout the state. Chris and his shop have been featured in outdoor publications including Trout magazine, Garden and Gun, and Tenkara Magazine. Chris was awarded the 2014 Man of the Year from the IFFF Texas Council. In the same year, Living Waters received the IFFF’s prestigious Lee Wulff Award. In addition to fly-fishing, Chris is passionate about film and photography. He co-produced the short film “Unspoken” in an effort to raise awareness for Rio Grande Cutthroat trout conservation. As a result, Living Waters is working with Trout Unlimited to restore Rio Grande Cutthroat across their native range. Chris is happily married to his wife Emily and together they enjoy running the fly shop, fly fishing the world, and raising their daughter Lydia in the sport.

On the Web: www.livingwatersflyfishing.com