The 2023 edition of The Fly Fishing Show will begin its nationwide winter run Jan. 20-23 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center with everything for the fly-fishing angler from new products, seminars, classes, fly tying and fly casting demonstrations, and theatre presentations to lodges and vacation destinations.
The Royal Plaza Trade Center is at 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough; the nearby Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel is the show hotel with discounted accommodations. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat; and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun. Parking is free. 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 age 16 in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with an ID are $10.
There will be 22 Classes with the Experts including those with Gary Borger, Jason Randall, Joe Cordiero, Alan Caolo, Phil Rowley, Ed Engle, Landon Mayer, Steve Culton, and Women Only sessions with Sheila Hassan. Classes with Experts registration is $90 and includes admission to the show for that day. There are nine free daily seminars including Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons with Randall, Trout Tips with Mayer, Fly Fishing Warm Water with Jeff Currier, Terrestrial Tactics with Ed Lombardo, How to Find Trout in Lakes with Rowley, Fishing the Film with Dr. Borger, Fly Fishing Maine with Bob Mallard, and an Introduction to Saltwater Fly Fishing with Currier.
Continuous Destination Theater presentations include the Upper Connecticut River, Labrador’s Monster Brookies, Fly Fishing on Martha’s Vineyard, Fishing for Tailing Permit, Cape Breton Island, the Kootenai and Yaak rivers, Florida Spring Tarpon, Smallmouth Bass in New Hampshire, the Out Islands of the Bahamas, Wade Fishing for Summer Smallmouth, and Fly Fishing in Iceland. Fly-casting demonstrations are slated daily with presentations by Nick Conklin, Currier, Lombardo, Hassan, Borger, Mayer and Tenkara with Luong Tam. Featured fly tiers include Borger, Caolo, Cordiero, Culton, Scott Biron, Mayer, Engle, and Rowley.
More than $30,000 worth of national door prizes are up for grabs including a week’s guided fishing for two anglers at Tarpon Caye Lodge, Belize valued at $8,400; SET’s Spring Creek Lodge in Northern Patagonia for one, $5,450; a $5,000 credit on any Fish Partner Iceland trip listed on their website; five night, four days fishing package at Swains Cay Lodge, Bahamas Out Islands valued at $4,685; and two night, two days of fishing at the Big Land Lodge, Labrador, Canada, valued at approximately $4,000. A complete list of door prizes is on The Fly Fishing Show website.
The world premiere of the two hour 2023 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is Fri. (1/20/23) at 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For all films, classes, seminars, door prizes, and demonstrations visit www.flyfishingshow.com/marlborough-ma/ or phone +1 (814) 443-3638.
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