Wall-to-wall exhibitor booths displaying every fly-fishing tool from factory-fresh rods and reels to boots, waders, clothing, artwork and accessories will greet visitors from throughout Central and Northern California at the 2018 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show® this weekend (Feb. 23-25) in the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Hours: Fri. – 10 am-6 pm; Sat. – 9 am-5:30 pm., Sun. 9 am-4:30 pm. More than $40,000 in national door prizes including fishing trips, clothing, gear and tackle is up for grabs. The Grand Prize – chosen from all seven 2018 Fly Fishing Shows – is a nearly $6,000 trip to Pesca Maya, Ascension Bay, Mex., for permit, tarpon, bonefish and snook. Additionally, there are regional show door prizes.
Sold out exhibitor booths include both foreign and domestic tackle manufacturers, travel booking agencies, retailers, clothing manufacturers, lodges, resorts, guide services, artists and conservation organizations – many offering discounted sales incentives and “show specials.” The Northern California premiere of the 2018 International Fly-fishing Film Festival is Fri. (2/23) at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance.
Authors available for book signings include Jeff Currier, Hal Janssen, Gary Borger, Terry and Wendy Gunn, Dan Blanton, Landon Mayer, Nate Brumley and Nick Curcione. Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for all 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.
Visit flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/ or phone +1 (814) 443-3638 for a schedule of demonstrations, seminars, Destination Theater presentations, films and classes.