Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival Update

The 2019 Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will feature an entire series of new and exciting classes taught by national experts from across the country. Because these classes are more in depth and cover a much broader range of knowledge, they will be held on Friday, the day before the festival officially begins.

The 2019 Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will feature an entire series of new and exciting classes taught by national experts from across the country. Because these classes are more in depth and cover a much broader range of knowledge, they will be held on Friday, the day before the festival officially begins.

 

First in this series of classes is Freestone First Aid with Nationally Registered Paramedic Mike Tayloe, owner of Finns West.
First in this series of classes is Freestone First Aid with Nationally Registered Paramedic Mike Tayloe, owner of Finns West.

 

This daylong class is perfect for guides or any serious angler who wants to learn about dealing with emergency situations that occur on the river. Students will learn practical skills and receive CPR training. Seating is very limited. For more information on this class, see our tickets section here.

 

Celebrated artist Dave Krupa returns to the festival in 2019!
Celebrated artist Dave Krupa returns to the festival in 2019!

 

Dave’s distinctive talent to transport his wildlife art onto everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs means he has something for everyone. Shopping for a late Christmas present? Dave’s friendly manner will put you at ease as you sort through his many fine offerings, including his colorful trout prints.

New sponsors this year include Fish Partner and Reilly Rod Crafters. Be sure to thank them: our vendors make the festival possible!

New vendors include Strung Magazine, Ty-Rite, and Regal Vise. Welcome!

We’re adding new vendors every week. Check the latest updates here.

 

 Thanks to outreach efforts from industry leaders like Take Me Fishing and Orvis--and our broadly appealing Virginia and Texas festivals--women are entering the sport in larger numbers than ever before.
Thanks to outreach efforts from industry leaders like Take Me Fishing and Orvis–and our broadly appealing Virginia and Texas festivals–women are entering the sport in larger numbers than ever before.

 

In fact, the Virginia Fly & Wine and the Texas Fly & Brew can boast six times the national average of female attendees compared to other events.

Meet and learn from Debbie Hanson, pro-staffer for Reilly Rod Crafters, at the 2019 festival!

See a list of 2019 speakers and specialty instructors here.

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