Fly Fishing Show, February 17-18 in Lynnwood, Washington
Pacific Northwest anglers from Oregon to British Columbia will have their eyes focused on dream vacations and all the new tools that make the sport what it is at the sixth annual Fly Fishing Show, Feb. 17-18 in the Lynnwood Convention Center.
The Seattle-area center, 3711 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood, will play host to the two day potpourri of all-things-fly-fishing with hourly seminars, casting demonstrations, fly-tying, destination films, a Fly Fishing Film Festival and the newest tackle and clothing in a sold-out exhibition hall. Parking is free.
Fly Fishing Show® hours are 9 am-5:30 pm,Sat.; 9 am-4:30 pm, Sun. Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for both days. Children under age 5 are free as are Boy and Girl Scouts under 16 in uniform. Children under 12 are $5. Military with ID are $10.
Exhibitor booths include both foreign and domestic tackle manufacturers, retailers, lodges, resorts, guide services and conservation organizations – many offering discounted sales incentives and “show specials.”
Among the more than $40,000 in national show door prizes are trips to Pesca Maya, Ascension Bay, Mex., $5,692; Restigouche River Lodge, New Brunswick, Canada;, $5,350; Grand Slam Lodge, Argentina, $3,750; Nervous Waters at Pira Lodge, Argentina, $3,400; Nervous Waters at Chime Lodge Argentina, $3,000; Andros Island Bonefish Club, Bahamas, $2,900; Iceland fishing guide trip, $2,200; Soaring Eagle Lodge, San Juan River, New Mexico, $1,980; and Trout Hunter, Henry’s Fork at Last Chance, Idaho, $1,900.
Others include an original oil painting by Ryan Keene of KRArt, $1,800; Water Master personal watercraft, $1,695; trip with Big Horn Angler, Montana, $1,650; seven nights at Weatherby’s Maine Sporting Lodge, $1,603; guided fishing Davidson River Outfitters, North Carolina, $1,500; Fisheads San Juan River Lodge, New Mexico, $1,500; Siegler Big Game Reel, $1,500; and Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures trip gift certificate, $1,500. Local and regional door prizes will also be awarded.
Fly casting demonstrations are scheduled by Brian O’Keefe, Molly Semenik, Gary Borger, Phil Rowley and Skip Morris. Featured fly tiers include Rowley, Morris, Borger, Ed Engle, Enrico Puglisi and Denny Rickards. Seven classes with fly-tying and casting experts are open for advance registration. Class fees are $85 and include admission to the Fly Fishing Show for that day. Classes include Fly Fishing 101 with Skip Morris, Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle, Advanced Stillwater Tactics with Phil Rowley and Brian Chen, Double Haul Made Easy with Brian O’Keefe, Spinning Flies with Gary Borger and Euro Nymphing with Rowley. Fly Fishers International (FFI) will host a free learning center with casting, fly-tying, knot tying, rigging and choosing a fly.
Among the Destination Theater presentations are programs on Fly Fishing the Kanektok River in Alaska, Stillwater Presentation to Trophy Trout, Advanced Dry Fly Fishing, Kayak Fly Fishing Puget Sound, Fly Fishing Expeditions to Belize and Cuba, Successful Yakima River Fly Fishing and Trophy Largemouth Bass in Eastern Washington.
Seminars include The Angler as Predator, Advanced Chironomid Tactics, Chum Salmon, Northwest Summer and Fall Steelhead, Fishing the Big Fish Flies, and River Smallmouth on the Fly. There are nine 60-minute seminars scheduled each day.
The Pacific Northwest premiere of the 2018 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is scheduled for Feb. 17 at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Film Festival presentations include –
·Mako, sharks off San Diego;
·Fishing Beyond the River, in search of the elusive blue mahseer in Thailand;
·The Merging of All Things, bull trout in one of their last bastions;
·Focus, oversize rainbow trout on a dry fly;
·Outside by the River; Atlantic salmon in Canada;
·Seriously North, the largest Arctic char in the world; and
·Rio de Gigentes, large Amazon peacock bass.
An Author’s Booth offers the opportunity to have books inscribed and “talk fly-fishing.”
For class registration or a complete list of Destination Theater presentations, seminars, door prizes, fly tiers and casting demonstrations, visit flyfishingshow.com/lynnwood-wa/ or phone +1 (814) 443-3638.
Pleasanton (CA) Fly Fishing Show, February 23-25
Anglers from the Bay Area to the Oregon border and Sierra to the sea are prepping for the 2018 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb. 23-25 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
The show’s annual edition features more than 10 seminars, demonstrations or audio/visual presentations each hour plus wall-to-wall displays of the newest fly rods, reels, fly lines, boots, waders, clothing and flies during the three day mid-winter run. More than $40,000 in Fly Fishing Show® door prizes will be up for grabs.
In addition to tackle, lodges and exotic destinations, show visitors can view continuous fly-tying demonstrations, how-to-do-it seminars and Destination Theater presentations ranging from trout in Montana’s Madison River to baby tarpon in Campeche, Mexico plus some 175 exhibitors, many with low cost incentives and show “specials”.
Casting demonstrations are scheduled by Gary Borger, Jeff Currier, Simon Gawesworth, Mary Ann Dozer, Landon Mayer and Wendy Gunn. Featured fly tiers include Dan Blanton, Enrico Puglisi, Denny Rickards, Nate Brumley, Philip Rowley, and Borger.
The local premiere of the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Festival will be held Fri. At 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Fly Fishing Show® admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for three days. Children under age 5 are free as are Boy and Girl Scouts under 16 in uniform. Children under 12 are $5. Military with ID are $10.
For a complete list of fly-fishing films, classes, seminars, door prizes and demonstrations, visit flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/ or phone +1 (814) 443-3638.