An overflowing exhibitor hall with booths displaying every fly-fishing tool from factory-fresh rods and reels to boots, waders, clothing, artwork and accessories will greet visitors from throughout the area to the 2018 Lancaster Fly Fishing Show this weekend (March 3-4) in the Lancaster County Convention Center.
The complex is at 3 East Vine St., Lancaster. Discounted parking is available in Lancaster County Parking Authority lots. Hours: 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, lodges, resorts, guide services and conservation organizations – many offering discounted sales incentives and “show specials”.
Fly casting demos are on tap by Joe Humphreys, Bob Clouser, George Daniel, Gary Borger and Diane Tidy. Authors available for book signings include Borger, Daniel, Humphreys, Clouser, Bob Popovics and Sheila Jones. The regional premiere of the 2018 International Fly-fishing Film Festival is Sat. (3/3) at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance. 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.
Visit http://flyfishingshow.com/lancaster-pa/ or phone +1 (814) 443-3638.for a schedule of demonstrations, seminars, Destination Theater presentations, films and classes.