Admission Info

 Cash only at the gate

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Adult: One day $15 Two-day pass $25

Children under 5 free, under 12: $2

Scouts under 16 in uniform: free

Military with ID: $10

Show Hours

Friday:   9am – 6:00pm
Saturday:  9am – 5:30pm

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BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 3 at 6:30pm.  $15; $10 in advance.

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Learning Center

The International Federation of Fly Fishers is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the IFFF Learning Center located at the IFFF booth.  Basic fly casting- fly tying- knot tying will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show.     Regardless of the weather, the show will go on!
Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center)
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

*Map Located at bottom of page*

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FLYING

Hartsfield–Jackson, Atlanta International Airport

www.atlanta-airport.com

 

Accommodations:

Embassy Suites Atlanta Northeast – Sugarloaf

2029 Satellite Road
Duluth, GA 30097

For reservations  Central Reservations (1-800-EMBASSY) to book and request a reservation for the Fly Fishing Show rate.  Cut-Off date is 1/9/17.

 

 Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center
6310 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
The rate is $109.00 and includes breakfast.  Call 888-269-9585 and ask for block code FFS to book

 

 

DULUTH  Shared Shuttle services
Local Shuttle Company    Shuttle Service Phone Number
Airport Perimeter Connection    404-761-0260
Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle & Limo    770-457-4794
Atlanta Gwinnett Airport Shuttle    770-638-0666
Atlanta Hotels Connection    404-312-2479
Daytime Transportation    770-939-2337
Greater Atlanta Shuttle, Inc.    678-85-17063
Shuttle Plus LLC dba ATL Airportshuttle.com    770-801-8000

Celebrities: 

kevin-arculeoKevin Arculeo:  Kevin Arculeo guides north of Atlanta, GA on Lake Sidney Lanier focusing on land-locked Stripes and Spotted Bass. He has also guided on the Chattahoochee River and several other trout streams in North Georgia. Kevin’s fishing obsession began as a small child. He spent his adolescent life in central and south Florida pursuing Largemouth Bass. He bought his first fly rod at age 12 using Green Stamps and caught several nice bass with it, but during that time, Kevin used mostly conventional tackle. In 1993, he discovered his true love for fly fishing during his first fly fishing trip to Colorado. He’s been obsessively hooked ever since. As an accomplished fly tier and casting instructor, Kevin is often called upon to teach fly tying and casting for adults and children. Several of his flies and instruction on how to tie them have been published — including a feature in Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine. Kevin is on fishing guide programs with Sage Fly Rods, TFO, Rio Fly Lines, Tibor Fly Reels, Action Optics, Redington, Minn Kota (Johnson Outdoors), Lowrance Electronics, Carbon Marine, Sea Level and Sea Hunt Boats. To see more information about Kevin go to www.kevinarculeofishing.com.

 

Dave BlackburnDave Blackburn: Dave Blackburn grew up in western PA where his home river was the Raystown Branch of the Juniata. He was introduced to fly-tying at age 9 by a sixth grade teacher. He was schooled by both Messiah College, along the Yellow Breeches Creek, and the Letort Run. He transferred to West Virginia University where he received his BS in Forest Resource Management while working seasonally for the USFS in the Cloud Peak Primitive Area of Wyoming as a wilderness guard. He took piano lessons as a child and later applied his ear for music to bluegrass banjo when he got his first banjo at age 17. His banjo mentors include Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, Pete Wernick and Bela Fleck. He achieved early notoriety in his banjo playing by earning several ribbons at banjo contests in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His longtime WVU roommate inspired him to add singing to his repertoire, where they formed the group the Skeenes Brothers, later becoming part of the Trapper Canyon Stringbusters based in Greybull, Wyoming. He settled on the banks of the Kootenai River in NW Montana where he pioneered the area’s first fly fishing guide service in 1982. Kootenai Angler now includes 5 river-front log cabin rentals along with a fly shop, the River Bend restaurant and a large outdoor music venue where the Kootenai River “Runs Through It”. Dave travels throughout the country as a speaker where he entertains with his unique combination of fly-fishing and bluegrass music. His current band, the Sheldon Mountain Boys, recently released their first album entitled “Thirty Years on the Mountain”.

 

GaryBorgerGary Borger: Gary Borger is one of the world’s foremost fly fishing educators. He has taught classes and lectured internationally on all aspects of fly-fishing for trout and salmon since 1972. He is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in fly designing. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Campus in Wausau. He has published widely in sporting magazines around the world and has written six best-selling books on fly fishing. Gary pioneered fly fishing video instruction with his release of “Nymphing” in 1982. Since then he has produced 27 instructional videos and has been featured in various television programs, including his own production “The Tzar’s Trout.” Gary was a consultant on Robert Redford’s movie “A River Runs Through It.” With his award-winning CD/cassette tape, “My Madison,” he pioneered fly fishing, nature-music audios. In addition, Gary has been design consultant to a number of manufacturers in the fly fishing industry. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Federation of Fly Fisher’s fly casting instructor certification program, a member of many conservation organizations, and was a founding board member of the River Alliance of Wisconsin. He has received many awards for conservation, including the first Lew Jewett Memorial Life Membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers in 1979. Gary currently writes, lectures, produces videos, and teaches schools on all aspects of fly fishing and fly tying.

 

Tom Boyd: Is a fishing consultant, instructor, outdoor writer, editor and lecturer. Captain Tom Boyd has over 50 years’ experience as a catch-and-release fly fisherman. As a professional fly fisherman, he has traveled the world in pursuit of fresh and salt water species. He has consulted with manufacturers and lodges on many aspects of fly fishing. Tom has taken countless world record-sized fish using IGFA regulations including a 340 lb. blue marlin on a 20 lb. tippet along with black marlin and giant sailfish; a 40.5 lb. roosterfish on a 10 lb. tippet (it’s the 12 lb. record); and most recently, 8/20/15, a 9 lb. 10 oz. Labrador brook trout. Tom has taught fly fishing tactics and techniques to captains, mates, and guides for 30 years. He teaches techniques in blue, green – shallow and flats, and fresh water. He has caught upwards of 200 different species of fish from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego. He specializes in gamefish behavior and developing often unique techniques to catch even the toughest species. Tom writes for many different magazines, is interviewed on internet and radio fly fishing shows, has been a content editor and Editor-in-Chief of fly fishing magazines. Currently, he is Editor-at-large of Fly Fish America magazine. As a fishing advocate, he champions the sport to everyone. He is past President of Connecticut Outdoor Recreational Coalition (CORC); former President of Connecticut and Rhode Island Coastal Fly Fishermen (Conn/RI); Board member of Coastal Conservation Association, CT, etc. and has won many fly fishing tournaments and awards. Tom’s new book is Saltwater’s Greatest Gamefish – Techniques and Tactics to Catch the Top 35 Species with Notes on Rankings and Speed.

 

Mac BrownMac Brown:  Mac Brown started McLeod’s Highland Fly Fishing in 1987 as an independent guide and educator. I have offered instructional and school fly fishing programs since the inception of the company. This was the first full time guide service in the Western NC region. Mac was instrumental as well with helping get the first Delayed Harvest on the Upper Nantahala River in early 1993. About that same time period, he was Associate Professor at Western Carolina University teaching the Fly Fishing program at the collegiate level. Many of those former students from that era are directly responsible for bringing the competition scene back to this region. This area has been a hotbed for a very long time now in regards of producing some of the top anglers around the globe. Mac Brown is the author of “Casting Angles” which is a fly casting handbook for those on the journey of understanding the cast. The ACA, IFFF, and others have endorsed this text as a reference for instructors as well. Mac is a Master Casting Instructor through the International Federation of Fly Fishers. He was the first and only one in the state of North Carolina for a long time. He resides in Bryson City, NC. First full time permitted and insured guide for this region in 1988. Field and Stream Angler of the Year in 1999. His work has appeared in Fly Rod and Reel, Fly Fisherman, Angling Report, ESPN, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Fly Fishing America T.V., Fly Fishing the World, and many others. Mac has been a pro staff member of Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Richardson Chest Boxes, Sage, Simms, Titan Rod Vault, Regal Vise, Maxima, and many others since the early 90’s. He is a professional guide through his company McLeod’s Highland Fly Fishing, which specializes in casting instruction, schools, demos, lectures, destination trips and clinics. He is proud to claim Bryson City, NC his home since 1987. He has fished around the globe many times in pursuit of sport fish. The years of knowledge and skill Mac brings to the sport of fly fishing have helped thousands of beginners and advanced anglers alike become more proficient in the art of fly casting. His enthusiasm and passion for the sport is contagious for all levels.

 

Blane Chocklett copyBlane Chocklett: Blane grew up fishing the small mountain streams near his home in Blue Ridge, Va. As a youngster he started a guiding service and in the late 90s, opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in Richmond, Virginia– one of the most respected full service fly shops in the region. He quickly gained huge following with his creative and extremely effective fly patterns. Blane has worked for years to create patterns that have all the intricate nuances of flies, with the strike-generating action of conventional lures. These new patterns serve to not only inspire fly fishermen but compel new and conventional anglers to try fly fishing. About a decade ago, Blane returned to the river where he now owns and operates the New Angle Fishing Company, which specializes in float trips for everything from musky and smallmouth bass to stripers. Blane has served on the board of the American Fly Tackle Trade Association (AFFTA) and has worked as a consultant to several fly fishing companies and is an Ambassador for Temple fork Outfitters. Many of Blane’s highly innovative fly patterns are produced through UMPQUA Feather Merchants.

 

ClouserBob Clouser: Bob’s love of the outdoors, especially fishing, led him into the fishing business. He continues to, teach and share his enjoyment with others.

Seminar’s, Schools and Trips
Bob now teaches fly tying, fly casting and fishing. His casting demonstrations, using visual aids and casting weighted flies and lines are very popular. Bob holds freshwater and saltwater fly fishing/casting schools at various locations around the country. He also hosts trips to great fresh and saltwater fishing locations.

Presentations
Clouser’s lectures, tying demonstrations and presentations are given nationwide. He is sought after for his presentations on “Fly Fishing for Bass ,Smallmouth/Largemouth”- Catching Bass from top to bottom using flies and “Fly Fishing Adventures, about various species that can be caught on fly rod and flies. Bob’s Fly Casting Demonstration, How to Cast an Inverted Loop making casting easy for Weighted Flies and Lines is highly sought after. Bob is frequently called upon for participating in charity events.

Videos and publications
Bob has been featured in many fine fly fishing and fly tying videos and DVD’s, Some of these are instructional videos, which can be found in retail shops across the country, and some have been presented on national television. Bob is also a prolific and highly regarded author of flyfishing and fly tying articles. His articles have been published in national and regional magazines as well as in fresh and saltwater publications. He has completed two books-“Clouser’s Flies” of which contains 16 of his world wide recognized fly patterns. His other book “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams, rated by Fly Fisherman Magazine as ( Best on the Subject) it contains techniques and flies for catching smallmouth bass. Bob enjoys doing freelance outdoor photography.

Fly Patterns and Industry Affiliations
Clouser is the innovator of many fine fly patterns, all of which gained worldwide popularity. His flies include The Clouser Minnow, The Half and half, Clouser Crayfish, Swimming Nymph, Crippled Minnow, Mad tom, The Darter, Hellgrammite, E-Z popper, Floating Minnow Precision Frog and many others. Bob’s Clouser Minnow is claimed to be the most effective underwater fly ever developed; rated as #1 by Field and Stream Magazine. He is on the advisory staff for Temple Fork Outfitters and has designed a line of(Clouser Fly Rods,and Fly Lines). He is also on the staff of Rainy’s Flies Inc. Chota Outdoor Gear, Renzetti Inc. Cortland Line Co. and Costa DelMar Sunglass Co.,Partridge Hooks and an affiliate with Hareline Dubbing.

Awards
Bob has been presented numerous awards for his strong conservation work, especially work done to enhance smallmouth bass fishing in Pennsylvania. Most notable among his awards are his induction into the national Fresh Water Fishing Hall of fame as Legendary Angler, in 2009 he was inducted into the Catskill Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the Warm Water Committee Achievement Award, a national award presented by The Federation of Fly Fishers, the Dr. Henshall Award presented by The federation of Fly Fishers, and National Angler of the Year 2000 by Fly Rod and Reel Magazine. He is a strong supporter of recreational fishing as well as conservation. He was awarded the 1995 Conservation Award of The Year presented by the Susquehanna Smallmouth Alliance, and in 1997 the Charles K. Fox Rising Trout Conservation Award presented by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, He is also inducted into the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum.

Bob his wife Joan, operate a Clouserflyfishing.com website / mail order business at 101 Ulrich St. Middletown, Pa. 17057. Their products can be ordered from Bob’s website, clouserflyfising.com, where information on his schools and trips is also available.

 

henry-cowenHenry Cowen: Henry has been pursuing striped bass for nearly 40 years in both salt and fresh water. He is currently guiding in fresh water on Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Allatoona and the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta for landlocked stripers, hybrids, spotted bass and carp. Henry is an accomplished fly designer as his trademarked fly patterns are sold worldwide through Umpqua Feather Merchants. His fly patterns as well as techniques to fly fish continue to appear in magazines such as American Angler, Fly Fish America, Fly Tyer, Fly Fisherman, Angler Magazine and Eastern Fly Fishing. Currently Henry’s name appears on the masthead of both American Angler and Angler Magazine as a contributing writer/editor. Henry was named to the esteemed Yellow Dog Fly Fishing field advisory staff. Henry continues to give seminars on light tackle & fly fishing in both fresh and salt waters as well as tying demos for The Fly Fishing Show and for fly shops and clubs around the country. Henry has appeared as a guest on a number of nationally televised outdoor shows (The Ford Outfitters, The Orvis Sporting life, The Reel Guys, One More Cast w/Shaw Grigsby, O’Neill Outside, Travis Johnson Outdoors & The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing) and continues as a weekly guest on the O’Neil Outside radio show. Henry helped produce and also appears on the video “Fly Fishing for Landlocked Stripers”. Henry is on Pro Staff with Towee boats and is also a Simms Ambassador along with being on guide programs with Sage, TFO, Orvis, Johnson Outdoors (Minnkota/Humminbird), Smith Optics.

 

george-danielGeorge Daniel: George began fly fishing at the age of 6 in Potter County, PA, a remote region filled with wilderness and beautiful brook trout. By age 14, George’s family relocated to PA’s limestone region, which contained the state’s best trout fisheries. By the age of 17, George was travelling throughout the state, seeking lessons from expert anglers. By age 21, George had learned from the best anglers in the NE, including his mentor Joe Humphreys. Out of curiosity and with the support of his wife, George began entering local and national fly-fishing competitions. He earned a spot on Fly Fishing Team USA and remained on the team for 7 seasons. Also during that time, George was on the US Youth Fly Fishing Team’s coaching staff, including two years as head coach. George’s real motivation to compete was to travel the world and learn from world-renowned anglers to develop a global approach. In that brief period, George had success by winning back-to-back US National Championships and placing in the top 5 in the 2006 World Fly Fishing Championships. Eventually, competitive fly-fishing took its toll, so George retired at age 32 to spend more time travelling with his family and to focus on fly fishing education. George is a former manager of the TCO State College Fly Shop and now owns and operates Livin On The Fly LLC- a guide/educational service company located near State College, PA. George remains involved with the US Youth Fly Fishing Team as well as writing and conducting fly fishing clinics/presentations across the country. He recently became a contributing editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine. His first book, Dynamic Nymphing has become a best seller. Currently, George is working on a second book project titled “Strip-Set” which will be released September 2015. George lives along the banks of his favorite trout stream with his wife, Amidea and their two children.

 

IanDavisIan Davis:  Co-owner and director of saltwater programs for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Ian has been involved in the fly fishing industry since the early 1990’s, where he spent 12 years as the owner of Breckenridge Outfitters – a three-time “Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year” fly shop. After leaving Colorado in 2003, Ian joined the Yellow Dog team as co-owner, saltwater director, and as manager of Yellow Dog’s Bahamas program. He has fished extensively throughout the world in both fresh and saltwater. Ian is an accomplished photographer and handles all of the art and illustrations for Yellow Dog’s catalogs and other literature.

 

duncan-dobieDuncan Dobie: Duncan has been a full-time, free-lance writer and photographer since 1980. He has long specialized in writing about white-tailed deer. Over the years, he has earned a reputation as being one of the nation’s top authorities on whitetails. He has written over 2,000 feature magazine articles and sold hundreds of photos to virtually all of the major whitetail and outdoor magazines. Duncan was a regular contributor to Georgia Sportsman and North American Whitetail for over 25 years. He had a story in the very first issue of North American Whitetail in 1983, and he has published scores of stories in that magazine since. Over the years, he has also written regular columns for Buckmasters, Peterson’s Hunting and Georgia Sportsman magazines. In 2004, he became editor of North American Whitetail and served in that position for six years. He also appeared on North American Whitetail Television. He resigned his position as editor in 2009 to pursue other opportunities. Duncan has written 11 books, contributed to numerous others and helped edit and produce a number of books for other writers. He has written over 2,000 magazine feature articles. Duncan and his wife Kappi live in Marietta. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. They have been volunteers at Camp Sunshine, an organization that sponsors programs for children with cancer in Georgia, for the past 30 years.

 

EdEnglesmallEd Engle:  Ed’s fly fishing articles have appeared regularly in newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years. In the 1970’s his articles on short line nymphing techniques were among the first to appear in national fly fishing magazines. Since that time he has taught thousands of fly fishers the subtle art of nymphing through his books and articles, on-the-water seminars, and at his popular nymphing class sponsored by the Fly Fishing Show. Ed’s newest book, Trout Lessons (2010), considers what to do when your usual fly fishing solutions don’t work. His interest in tying and fishing small flies led to the publication of Tying Small Flies (2004) and Fishing Small Flies (2005). The two-volume set is credited with helping create the current surge of interest in pursuing trout with small flies. Ed’s dedication to fishing bamboo fly rods resulted in the publication of Splitting Cane (2002) which chronicled the life and craftsmanship of  sixteen working rod makers. His first book, Fly Fishing the Tailwaters (1991), was a groundbreaking explanation of how to fish the regulated rivers found below dams. Ed is a regular contributor to American Angler, The Boulder Daily Camera and Gray’s Journal. In addition, he has written for Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Trout, Fly Tyer, Sports Afield, and Saltwater Fly Fishing. Ed’s current projects include work on a new book, coming up with new small fly patterns (he’s a Signature Fly Tier for Idylwilde Flies) guiding on Colorado’s South Platte River, and teaching at fly fishing seminars throughout he country. For more information or to contact Ed go to www.EdEngleflyfishing.com.

 

Tim FlaglerTim Flagler: Tim is the owner of Tightline Productions, L.L.C., a video production company located in Califon, NJ. Although Tightline produces video programs over a wide range of topics, their speciality is fly fishing. Almost every week they produce a new fly tying or “how to” video which appears not only on their Vimeo and YouTube channels but on MidCurrent and the Orvis fly tying blog as well. These videos often get picked up by other sites too, including Frankenfly, Chiwulff, The Limp Cobra, Globalflyfisher, Gink and Gasoline and Wideopenspaces, just to name a few. Many of the tying videos take the viewer well beyond just the tying of the fly and show what it looks like underwater, what natural it represents and how it can be fished.

 

simon4Simon Gawesworth:  Simon learned to fish at the age of 6 and took up fly fishing when aged 8, being trained by his father – well known fly fishing instructor and author, John Gawesworth. By the time he left school at 16 to teach fly fishing Simon had become the British Junior casting champion, repeating the feat the next year. In the following years Simon broke seven British casting records and won the adult casting championships three times in succession, representing England in two European and one World Team Championships. With the collapse of the British Casting Authority and the tournament casting scene in the UK, Simon turned his hand to competitive fly fishing. Over the following years Simon represented England in three home internationals (against Ireland, Scotland and Wales), two European championships and five World Championships, culminating in the prestige of becoming the England Team Captain and Manager for the 2003 World Championships in Spain. During his career Simon has written numerous articles for the fishing press, published two books on spey casting, presented five instructional videos and DVD’s, appeared on numerous television and radio shows, demonstrated casting at fly fishing shows around the world and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on fly casting and fly casting instruction. He is a FFF Master and THCI (Two Handed Casting Instructor) certified instructor and also holds the APGAI and STANIC diplomas for Fly Fishing Instruction in the UK. Simon lives in SW Washington and works for RIO Products, where he designs and tests fly lines, as well as being the Brand Manager for RIO. He conducts fly casting classes and seminars around the world. Simon is married with two children.

 

kevin-howellKevin Howell:  Kevin was influenced by his father Don R. Howell a nationally recognized fly tier and Rod Builder, Kevin Also garnered knowledge from his Uncle Dwight G. Howell also a nationally acclaimed fly tier, and his Grandfather Don D. Howell. Kevin has been guiding the streams of Western North Carolina since the early eighties and knows most of the fish on a first name basis. While trout fishing has a special place in his heart, Kevin spends the majority of the year fishing and guiding for smallmouth bass. Kevin has also put his vast knowledge of the sport into developing our school curriculum, and was a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor.
Kevin is also a world renowned fly tier and is currently one of the Signature Fly Designers for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Kevin’s patterns have been featured in numerous magazines including Fly Fisher, Eastern Fly Fishing, Fish and Fly and Flyfisherman Magazines.  In 2015 he was appointed by the NC Legislature as a founding member of the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Committee, which has the sole responsibility for getting kids more involved in outdoor activities.  Kevin is also currently serving as a member of Sage, Redington and Rio dealer advisory council.
Kevin has been featured on Trout Unlimited Television, Fly Fishing America, The Three Day weekend on Home and Garden Television.  Kevin was also a member of Team Davidson River Outfitters, which were semi-finalist in the 2003 Fly Fishing Masters Competition.  In 2004, Kevin along with team mate Walker Parrott won the Southeast Qualifier for the Fly Fishing Masters, and placed 3rd over all at the National competition.  In 2006 Kevin along with fishing partner Rick Hartman won the eastern Championship and was the Fly Fishing Master’s National Champions.  Kevin was also the 2006 winner of the individual Mater’s championship.   Kevin has also won the Rumble in the Rhododendron and The Harman’s Invitational tournaments. Kevin has also won several casting competitions including the 2006 Redbone Charity Casting event held at the Atlanta Fly Fishing Festival.

 

joe humphreysJoe Humphreys: Joseph is a nationally known fly fisherman, conservationist, author, and educator. He has been a fishing instructor to anyone who wants to learn the sport, including VIPs, for over 45 years. Joe has traveled the world representing the U.S. in fly fishing competitions, has guided presidents & celebrities, held the Pennsylvania state record, hosted the first national fly fishing show on ESPN, and was inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. Joe is also a published author of numerous books and articles on the sport of fly fishing, including: Trout Tactics, Trout Tactics Revised, and On the Trout Stream. In addition to these major and well-respected works, he is a regular contributor to regional and national journals and periodicals. Along with his writing, he has also produced and starred in several highly successful videos including, “A Casting Approach to Nymphing Tactics”, “A Casting Approach to Dryfly Tactics in the Brush”, “A Casting Approach to Flyfishing to Catch Fish, Not Just to Cast”, “The Dryfly and the Top Water Game”, and the Telly Award winner for Best Video, “The Night Game”. As one of the foremost educators in angling, Joe Humphreys directed the renowned angling program at the Pennsylvania State University for nineteen years, providing introductions and foundations to young and old for a life-long enjoyment of the sport. He has lectured throughout the United States enhancing the reputation of Pennsylvania fishing. Joe’s passions also include working with local and national organizations to improve stream quality. He’s proud that his students have become the advocacy base to sustain Pennsylvania waters and believes that teaching youth to fly fish, including the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team, is pertinent for further protection of and respect for the environment. Joe also dedicates his time to honoring our Veterans through his support of Project Healing Waters and strongly believes in the healing properties of streams. A documentary titled, “Live the Stream” is currently being filmed about Joe’s life on and off the stream. The trailer and more information can be found at: www.livethestreamfilm.com

 

jimmy-jacobs-2Jimmy Jacobs:  Jimmy has been fishing the trout waters of the southeastern states for almost 50 years. He was the editor of Georgia Sportsman magazines for a quarter century before retiring in 2014. He presently is the Georgia Editor for Don Kirk’s Southern Trout online magazine, and editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine, also an online publication.
Jimmy is a fishing reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors on Fox Sports South television, covering Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
He also authored the guidebooks TROUT FISHING IN NORTH GEORGIA, TROUT STREAMS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA, TAILWATER TROUT IN THE SOUTH and FLY CASTING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST.
Jimmy is a member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association, and Southeastern Outdoor Press Associations. In 2015 he was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame.

 

leftyLefty Kreh: Lefty has been an active outdoor writer for more than 50 years. He has written for most major outdoor magazines in this country as well as many abroad. He is the retired outdoors editor of the Baltimore Sunpapers and holds a staff position on several magazines. He has been given the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” by The American Sportfishing Association. The North American Fly Tackle Trade Association also honored him with the “Lifetime Contribution Award.” He was inducted into the (International Game Fishing Association) “IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame”, the “Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame”, “The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame,” and the “Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Fishing Hall of Fame.” And was named “Angler of the Year.” By Fly Rod and Reel Magazine. Lefty served as a Senior Advisor for a number of terms for Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers and has received numerous awards from these organizations. Lefty has fished in almost every state, all the Providences of Canada and in many countries in Europe, Central and South America and Iceland. He has fished a number of places in the South Pacific, including Christmas Island, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. He is a consultant to Temple Fork Outfitters, Bass Pro and Scientific Anglers. He is the author of 30 books and taught outdoor photography for the National Wildlife Society and was L.L. Bean’s fly-fishing and photo consultant for several years. Lefty is most proud that he has been married for more than 61 years to his best friend, Evelyn, whom made it possible for him to pursue his career.

 

allenmcgeeAllen McGee: Allen is an author, fly designer, photographer, and fly angler who’s been fly fishing for nearly twenty-five years. He specializes in both traditional and progressive soft-hackle flies and fishing methods. Allen is interested in innovative fly patterns and designs flies for the Solitude Fly Company. He is the author of Tying & Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs and the new book Fly-Fishing Soft-Hackles: Nymphs, Emergers, and Dry Flies, and his articles and photography have appeared in many popular fly-fishing magazines. Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and fishes extensively on the trout streams of southern Appalachia, throughout the East Coast and also frequents the Rocky Mountain West on a regular basis. Allen can be found presenting and demonstration tying at many fly-fishing events and clubs throughout the year.

 

jason-randallJason Randall: Jason has been an outdoor writer for the last fifteen years with feature articles appearing regularly in American Angler, as well as Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and many other outdoor magazines. His first book, ‘Moving Water: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Currents’ was released in 2012 by Stackpole/Headwater books. It studies the effect of current on trout, their prey species and presentation, where vertical layers of current create drag and requires adjustments to improve nymph fishing success. His second book ‘Feeding Time: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What, Where and When Trout Eat’, was released in August of 2013. It focuses on matching your fishing strategies to the trout’s feeding strategies, especially when targeting large trout. In 2014, the third book in the ‘Fly Fisher’s Guide’ trilogy was released- ‘Trout Sense; A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What Trout See, Hear and Smell’, which offers anglers an opportunity to know more about the quarry they seek. In January 2017, Jason’s forth book will be released from Stackpole/ Headwaters Books. Titled ‘Nymph Masters; Fly Fishing Secrets from Expert Anglers’, this book explores the depths of nymph fishing and advanced nymph fishing techniques. It incorporates tips and ideas from some if the leading experts in nymph fishing. In 2016-17, Jason will appear and present at shows and events throughout the North America.

 

craig-riendeauCraig Riendeau: Craig has forty plus years’ experience at fly fishing and tying. As a warm water fanatic he designs bass and panfish flies for Rainy’s Flies and has many patterns commercially available such as the Hairy Fodder, Receding Hair Worm and of course the Georgia Bullfrawg among others. He runs an all warm water fly fishing website called Off the Deep Edge (.com). As an author, he has had numerous articles published in Fly Tyer and Eastern Fly Fishing Magazines. Craig also guides for bass, bluegill, crappie and stripers in his home state of Georgia.

 

John Shaner-2John Shaner: I have been fly fishing for as long as I can remember and caught my first trout on a fly I tied myself in 1965. I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York and was fishing the Catskill Rivers as soon as I could drive. Over the years I have fished for trout extensively across the US and have made several trips to England to fish the famous Chalk Streams and other rivers. I have a special love for Montana and Wyoming and I lived in West Yellowstone, MT for a number of years. My favorite rivers are; The West branch of the Delaware and Beaverkill, in New York, the Firehole and Madison system in Yellowstone Park, and the Rivers Itchen, Eden, and Eamont in England. I have also fished the Bahamas, Belize, and Florida for saltwater species. I have worked in the fly fishing business since 1985 and have managed fly shops, guided, and worked as a sales representative for Orvis, Cortland Line, and is now Regional Fly Fishing Manager for Pure Fishing, covering the Hardy, Fenwick, Hodgman, and Pflueger Brands. My interest in fly tying goes back to boyhood. I am mostly self-taught but have studied many techniques over the years and have a special interest in reproducing traditional trout fly patterns. I enjoy experimenting with new patterns, but am a bit of a traditionalist in my use of materials, and seldom incorporate synthetics into my flies, preferring natural silk, fur, and feathers. About twenty years ago I developed a fascination for “Spiders” (Americans call them soft hackles), and enjoy tying and fishing these simple, elegant, and deadly flies. Another interest is collecting classic tackle and angling books. My “library” (which is getting out of hand!) is primarily devoted to books detailing the development of flies and tying techniques. Currently, I live in southern New York State, just a few minutes from the West Branch of the Delaware and Beaverkill.

 

DaveRainbow3Dave Whitlock: Thirty-eight years ago Dave pooled his talents in painting, illustrating, writing, photography, fly fishing and lecturing, resigned his position as a research chemist, and embarked on a new career as a full-time professional in the arts of fly fishing. Dave’s art and writing appear regularly in many fly fishing and sport publications. He has written 4 books, demonstrated his fly fishing, fly tying and teaching skills in 10 videos and coauthored, contributed to or illustrated more than 20 other books. Dave is also known internationally for his innovative fly tying designs, including the popular Dave’s Hopper. Dave has taught flyfishing around the world, and he and his wife Emily shared the magic of fly fishing at their Whitlock Fly Fishing School for10 years. Dave’s experience and creative outlook on the whole spectrum of fly fishing have earned him the reputation of being one of the top professional fly fishers in the sport.  Editors note:  Dave is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  Don’t miss the chance to share some time with this great mentor of our sport!

 

 

Authors:

Gary Borger
FISHING THE FILM
FLY GEAR
LONG FLIES
NATURALS
NMPHING
READING WATERS
THE ANGLER AS PREDATOR

Tom Boyd
SALT WATER’S GREATEST GAMEFISH

Nick Carter
FLYFISHER’S GUIDE TO NORTH CAROLINA & GEORGIA (new release)

Bob Clouser
CLOUSER’S FLIES: TYING AND FISHING THE FLY PATTERNS OF BOB CLOUSER
FLY FISHING FOR SMALLMOUTH: IN RIVERS AND STREAMS
DVDs: THE COMPLEAT CLOUSER MINNOW, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER

George Daniel
DYNAMIC NYMPHING
STRIP-SET: FLY-FISHING TECHNIQUES, TACTICS, AND PATTERNS FOR STREAMERS (new release)

Duncan Dobie
WHITETAIL LEGENDS: STORIES AND PHOTOS OF THE 40 GREATEST BUCKS OF ALL TIME
TROPHY WHITETAILS WITH PAT AND NICOLE REEVE: TIPS AND TACTICS FROM THE DRIVEN TEAM
DAWN OF AMERICAN DEER HUNTING: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY OF WHITETAIL HUNTING HISTORY

Ed Engle
FISHING SMALL FLIES
SPLITTING CANE: CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBOO RODMAKERS
TROUT LESSONS: FREEWHEELING TACTICS AND ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIFFICULT DAYS
TYING SMALL FLIES

Joe Humphreys
JOE HUMPHREYS’ TROUT TACTICS, REVISED EDITION
DVDs: A CASTING APPROACH TO FLYFISHING TO CATCH FISH, NOT JUST TO CAST; A CASTING APPROACH TO NYMPHING TACTICS; CASTING APPROACH TO DRY FLY TACTICS IN TIGHT BRUSH; THE DRY FLY AND THE TOP WATER GAME; THE NIGHT GAME

Jimmy Jacobs
TROUT FISHING IN NORTH GEORGIA, TROUT STREAMS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA, TAILWATER TROUT IN THE SOUTH, FLY CASTING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST

Lefty Kreh
101 FISH: A FLY FISHER’S LIFE LIST
101 FLY FISHING TIPS
ALL THE BEST: A CONVERSATION WITH FLIP AND LEFTY
BASIC FLY FISHING: ALL THE SKILLS & GEAR YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
CASTING WITH LEFTY KREH
FISHING KNOTS: PROVEN TO WORK FOR LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING: BOOK & DVD
FLY-CASTING FUNDAMENTALS
FLY FISHING FOR BASS BY LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER
FLY-FISHING KNOTS AND CONNECTIONS
LEFTY KREH’S LONGER FLY CASTING, NEW AND REVISED
LEFTY’S FAVORITE FLY-FISHING WATERS
LEFTY’S LITTLE FLY-FISHING TIPS: 200 INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO HELP YOU CATCH FISH
MY LIFE WAS THIS BIG AND OTHER TRUE FISHING TALES
PRACTICAL FISHING KNOTS II
PRESENTING THE FLY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF FLY FISHING
SALTWATER FLY PATTERNS
SOLVING FLY-CASTING PROBLEMS, 2ND ED
DVDs: ALL THE BEST: A CONVERSATION WITH FLIP AND LEFTY, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, LEFTY KREH ON FLY CASTING, LESSONS WITH LEFTY: A TEACHING GUIDE FOR FLY CASTING, THE BEST OF LEFTY’S TIPS, TACTICS & TECHNIQUES FOR FLY FISHING, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER

Allen McGee
TYING & FISHING SOFT-HACKLED NYMPHS
FLY FISHING SOFT HACKLES: NYMPHS, EMERGERS AND DRY FLIES (new release)

Jim Mize
A CREEK TRICKLES THROUGH IT
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCOUNT TENT

Jason Randall
NYMPH MASTERS (new release)
TROUT SENSE
FEEDING TIME
MOVING WATER

Fly Tiers Attending Atlanta, GA:

kevin-arculeoKevin Arculeo: Kevin guides north of Atlanta, GA on Lake Sidney Lanier focusing on land-locked Stripes and Spotted Bass. He has also guided on the Chattahoochee River and several other trout streams in North Georgia. Kevin’s fishing obsession began as a small child. He spent his adolescent life in central and south Florida pursuing Largemouth Bass. He bought his first fly rod at age 12 using Green Stamps and caught several nice bass with it, but during that time, Kevin used mostly conventional tackle. In 1993, he discovered his true love for fly fishing during his first fly fishing trip to Colorado. He’s been obsessively hooked ever since. As an accomplished fly tier and casting instructor, Kevin is often called upon to teach fly tying and casting for adults and children. Several of his flies and instruction on how to tie them have been published — including a feature in Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine. Kevin is on fishing guide programs with Sage Fly Rods, TFO, Rio Fly Lines, Tibor Fly Reels, Action Optics, Redington, Minn Kota (Johnson Outdoors), Lowrance Electronics, Carbon Marine, Sea Level and Sea Hunt Boats. To see more information about Kevin go to www.kevinarculeofishing.com.

 

max-birnkammerMax Birnkammer: I started tying flies fifteen years ago.  I tie mostly warm water flies which I use to catch bluegill, largemouth, spotted and shoal bass in the rivers and lakes close to my home in Smyrna, Georgia.  I have tied at numerous fly fishing shows and have done seminars at local fly shops. My favorite bass flies are my hand painted poppers and streamers.  I build my own fly rods and can often be seen fishing from one of my vintage wooden boats.  Every summer I travel to Maine to fly fish for northern smallmouth bass which I believe to be the ultimate trophy in warm water fly fishing. I published my first tying article “Bass Bug Paint Shop” in the 2007 spring issue of Fly Tyer magazine. I was invited to tie flies at the 2010, 2011 & 2012 International Fly Tying Symposium. I continue to experiment with new materials which I like to share with my fellow fly tiers.

 

BradBuzziBrad “BuzFly” Buzzi: Brad has been tying flies commercially since 2004 and is the owner of BuzFly and the current President of The Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders. He specializes in saltwater flies for the Northeast and East Central Coast of Florida targeting primarily Stripped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish/Sea Trout, Albacore, Snook, Redfish, Cobia and Jack Crevalle to name a few. Some of his signature flies are Crease Flies, Gooey Flies, Epoxy Sand Eels and Dubbing Brush Flies. He grew up fishing the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook to Island Beach State park cutting his teeth on Snappers and Fluke when he was a very young boy leaning how to fish. As he grew older, he started to fish for Stripped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish and Albacore. In the mid 80’s his fishing expanded to fishing the East Coast of Florida, especially around Melbourne and Stuart. It was during this time he discovered Snook and never looked back. It was not until the 90’s that he developed an interest in Saltwater Fly Fishing and was hooked as they say. “I was fishing in Bayhead and watched a man waving a long rod with a washtub strapped to his belly. He was catching fish after fish after fish while I was catching nothing along with the other pluggers on the beach.” Having never picked up a fly rod before, he realized he needed help especially after his first few outings doing everything wrong and getting good at the floating line shuffle in the surf without a stripping basket. He never knew that one of the most influential Saltwater Fly Fishing Clubs was only 6 miles south of were he grew up every summer, so joining The Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders was the next logical thing to do. Since joining ASWF in the mid 90’s he started to learn more about Saltwater Fly Fishing and Fly Tying. He was very fortunate to be surrounded by so many people that were willing to help others and share what they have done openly and freely in a non-competitive environment. ASWF taught him everything he needed to know to start fly fishing the saltwater including fly tying. Although not the best fly caster or rod and reel expert, he developed a keen interest in Fly Tying and Fly Tying Materials. His fly tying was influenced by fellow club members like “Reggie” Regensburg, Lee Schechter, Steve Farrar and Bob Popovics. The former Fly Tying instructor and ASWF club member Peter Vincelet was the one who accelerated his fly tying and tough him about Epoxy. Peter showed him the importance of teaching others what you have done, not what you have only read or have been told. Bob Popovics also taught him the value of good fly design, tying to solve a problem and keeping it simple. ASWF and its members gave him his foundation in fly fishing and fly tying. Brad currently participates in all The Fly Fishing Shows on the East coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina, The International Fly Tying Symposium and TieFest to name a few. While not at shows he ties flies for commercial and private clients, develops new materials, teaches fly tying classes, gives seminars and runs ww.BuzFly.com. Every year he cleans, dyes and puts up a few thousand bucktails. He has become know as having some of the best Saltwater Tails and dyes some very unique colors. His website was just redone and includes articles about fly tying materials and step by step videos of the flies he ties. More content will be added to give Fly Tiers a place not only to purchase materials, flies and other fly fishing related items, but to lean more about Saltwater Flies and Materials. Brad is married to his lovely wife Jennifer and they have a teenage son Alex and live in Metuchen, NJ.

 

BruceCorwinBruce Corwin: I was born and lived in Brooklyn, New York, but was fortunate enough as a youngster to spend summers in the Catskills. That is where I learned to fish and appreciate being outdoors. Those summer days were filled with discovery and education while I explored the treasures of a nearby small creek. One day during a hot July in the early 60’s, a kindly farmer offered to allow myself and a friend the chance to fish his little, stream-fed pond. He asked, “if we had ever caught a trout before?”, and instructed us to “throw back” anything we caught. He handed each of us a mysterious looking contraption that he called a “fly” to put on the end of our lines along with a small, clear bubble float. And then, leaning in and covering his mouth, the secret… “don’t bother fishing until almost dark”. Needless to say, the only thing hooked that day was yours truly! I love all types of fishing but have spent most of my adult life with a fly rod in hand. Owning a Graphic Design/Marketing and Printing Company that produces collateral and promotional materials for businesses, I found fly tying to be a natural extension of my creative side. It allowed me to stay close to fishing through the winter months. I’ve been involved in multiple fly fishing/tying groups including: The Hudson Valley Fly Fishers, Ray Bergman and East Jersey Chapters of TU, and Joan Wulff Fly Fishers. I’m a New York State Licensed Guide, and have been honored to have my flies featured in several books, as well as being profiled in the Spring 2016 issue of FlyTyer Magazine. I have demonstrated and taught fly tying at numerous fly tying events including: The Mayfly Club, Arts of the Angler Show, Fly Tier’s Rendezvous, The International Fly Tying Symposium and the Fly Fishing Show at Somerset, NJ, Lancaster, PA, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC. Most recently, I have demonstrated Solarez UV products as a member of their Pro Team at the 2016 ICast show in Orlando, FL. I am also a member of the Dr. Slick Pro team.

 

henry-cowenHenry Cowen: Henry has been pursuing striped bass for nearly 40 years in both salt and fresh water. He is currently guiding in fresh water on Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Allatoona and the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta for landlocked stripers, hybrids, spotted bass and carp. Henry is an accomplished fly designer as his trademarked fly patterns are sold worldwide through Umpqua Feather Merchants. His fly patterns as well as techniques to fly fish continue to appear in magazines such as American Angler, Fly Fish America, Fly Tyer, Fly Fisherman, Angler Magazine and Eastern Fly Fishing. Currently Henry’s name appears on the masthead of both American Angler and Angler Magazine as a contributing writer/editor. Henry was named to the esteemed Yellow Dog Fly Fishing field advisory staff. Henry continues to give seminars on light tackle & fly fishing in both fresh and salt waters as well as tying demos for The Fly Fishing Show and for fly shops and clubs around the country. Henry has appeared as a guest on a number of nationally televised outdoor shows (The Ford Outfitters, The Orvis Sporting life, The Reel Guys, One More Cast w/Shaw Grigsby, O’Neill Outside, Travis Johnson Outdoors & The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing) and continues as a weekly guest on the O’Neil Outside radio show. Henry helped produce and also appears on the video “Fly Fishing for Landlocked Stripers”. Henry is on Pro Staff with Towee boats and is also a Simms Ambassador along with being on guide programs with Sage, TFO, Orvis, Johnson Outdoors (Minnkota/Humminbird), Smith Optics.

 

kent_edmondsKent Edmonds:  Kent has been tying flies for over 30 years. Most of his patterns are targeted at warm water and saltwater species. His flies are tied commercially by two major fly companies and are distributed internationally.
He grew up in western SC and frequented the trout streams of North Carolina and north Georgia before moving to west Georgia in the mid-80’s. Finding no trout thereabouts, he began seeking various warm water species with the fly rod. Turned out there were plenty willing to eat a fly…and many were at least as much fun as trout!
After several years of guiding part-time, Kent had a late mid-life crisis in 2001 and became a full-time fly fishing guide operating as FlyFishGA. He is a Federation of Fly Fishers-certified instructor, and was selected as the SE Council Federation of Fly Fishers Man of the Year in 2007 and Fly Casting Instructor of the Year in 2013. He has also served as vice president of the Flint River Trout Unlimited chapter. Articles by and about Kent and his flies have appeared in major outdoor publications including Fly Tyer, American Angler, Sporting Classics, and Eastern Fly Fishing.

 

Tim FlaglerTim Flagler:  Tim is the owner of Tightline Productions, L.L.C., a video production company located in Califon, NJ. Although Tightline produces video programs over a wide range of topics, their speciality is fly fishing. Almost every week they produce a new fly tying or “how to” video which appears not only on their Vimeo and YouTube channels but on MidCurrent and the Orvis fly tying blog as well. These videos often get picked up by other sites too, including Frankenfly, Chiwulff, The Limp Cobra, Globalflyfisher, Gink and Gasoline and Wideopenspaces, just to name a few. Many of the tying videos take the viewer well beyond just the tying of the fly and show what it looks like underwater, what natural it represents and how it can be fished.

 

Adam HarmanAdam Harman:  I live in Winston-Salem, NC with my wife Erin and our two children Jonah and Olivia. Picked up fly fishing from my Dad when I was kid but didn’t really fall in love with it until about 2005. I began tying a few years later, which would later develop into a passion. I had been tying off and on for myself for several years until I decided to start selling commercially. This past February, Blue Ridge Custom Flies was launched. After working all day and spending time with my family, I spend a lot of my evenings tying for other fly-fisherman all over the country or experimenting with new materials and patterns. I really enjoy tying trout flies, particularly nymphs and I’m always looking for ways to implement realism into my work. When I‘m not tying, I enjoy being with my family or fly-fishing in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. You can see my work on Instagram @blueridgecustomflies.

 

Anthony HippsAnthony Hipps: Dr. Slick Company Pro Consultant, Anthony Hipps, is a professional speaker, fly tier/designer and fly tying instructor. He has been nationally recognized for his spun deer- hair bass flies, smallmouth bass nymphs (the Hellcraw), saltwater streamers and especially his unique soft-bodied foam poppers, divers and sliders (published in Fly Tyer Magazine). Fly Tyer Magazine has published five articles authored by Anthony’s on his unique flies. Anthony is proud to be a contributing author to Bob Clouser’s outstanding book, “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams”. In 2004 he was a featured fly tier on the Outdoor Life Network’s (now Versus Network) Fly Fish TV Magazine television program. Anthony served as the Federation of Fly Fishers-Southeastern Council (FFF-SEC) President from 2009-2012. In the past he has served the FFF-SEC on the board of directors, as show fly tying chairman, program show director and festival show chairman. He has taught fly tying seminars, given audio/visual presentations and demonstrated fly tying at the FFF-SEC fly fishing festivals, Troutfest, Fly Tiers Weekend and many other fly fishing shows. Anthony’s home fly fishing club is the Nat Greene Fly Fishers (NGFF is a TU/FFF affiliate) in Greensboro, NC.

 

jonathan-kileyJonathan Kiley:  I have been tying flies since I was a young child.  Growing up, my father and I tied flies and fished all over the state of Pennsylvania.  Fly tying and fishing were hobbies that quickly progressed into an obsession.  I have tied a wide range of fly types, colors, and sizes for a variety of fly fishing destinations. As an active duty member of the United States Air Force, I have traveled to- and lived in some amazing fly fishing locations around the country.  I have fly fished in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Washington, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, as well as islands in the Indian Ocean.  I currently serve as a Non-Commissioned Officer Instructor teaching a Leadership school in Colorado.  My travels in the Air Force have afforded me many opportunities to broaden my fly tying and fishing hobby. In North Carolina, I volunteered for two years with the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center where I taught fly casting to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.   Over the past two years in Colorado, I have volunteered closely with Project Healing Waters.  Through this program I am given the opportunity to teach veterans and wounded warriors to tie flies as well as serve as lead guide on fly fishing trips on properties around the state. One of the greatest opportunities I’ve had with Project Healing Waters thus far was teaching a legally blind veteran how to tie flies. I have introduced many people to fly fishing.  It is a legacy that I was given by my father, and I intend to pass the skill on to my two children as well.  My son, who is 6, has tied his own flies and enjoys assisting in color choices for my custom flies.

 

Bill KirkBill Kirk: Bill started out fly fishing in rural Missouri farm ponds and lakes for Bluegill and Bass. In 1988, after moving to Colorado, his interest turned to trout fishing. In 1994 he discovered the wonderful world of fly tying! Bill is an engineer for Hewlett Packard during the week, and on weekends and evenings (when he is not on the water fishing) he can be found teaching Fly Tying and Introduction to Fly Fishing classes, guiding, and doing tying demos for The Peak Fly Shop in Colorado Springs, Co. Bill also volunteers with the Colorado Springs chapter of Project Healing Waters and, along with Jonathan Kiley, was a main driver of revamping the tying program for the Colorado Springs chapter.

 

Peter KogaPeter Koga:  Peter began tying in the late ‘60’s to match the type of fishing I was doing at the time.  Trout flies first for freestone streams, spring creeks, lakes and tail water fisheries.  Then got into steelhead fishing and began tying traditional steelhead flies for the California, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia rivers.   Started using two handed rods in 2001 and began tying tube flies, stingers and Intruder type flies for fishing with two handed rods.  Have done a lot of off shore conventional gear fishing and over the past several years began to use fly rods for off shore yellow fin tuna, yellowtail and dorado and the flies for those species, primarily sardines, anchovies and squid patterns.  I was born in Hawaii and have started to chase bonefish and trevally with a fly rod as well since 2004.

 

 

tradd-litteTradd Little:  Tradd began tying flies in 2013 at the age of eleven when he received a Wapsi fly tying starter kit as a gift. He is self-taught and learned by studying fly tying books and watching fly tying videos. He can tie any traditional pattern and has also created numerous patterns of his own. Tradd ties everything from fully dressed salmon flies and large streamers down to tiny trout flies on hook sizes in the 20s. He loves all things related to bugs, feathers, fur, and fishing. Tradd is on the Pro Teams for Partridge of Redditch, Dr. Slick Instruments for Anglers, and Flymen Fishing Company. He has been a featured fly tyer, demonstrator, or instructor at many fly fishing shows, retail stores, and clubs including the International Fly Tying Symposium, the Fly Fishing Show, the Sowbug Roundup, the IFFF Southern and Southeastern Council Fly Fishing Fairs, the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo, Fly Tyers Weekend, Little River Outfitters, Cabelas, Orvis, and Trout Unlimited. He has also taught entomology and fly tying lessons at a local Children’s Museum and elementary school. You can see pictures of a sampling of Tradd’s flies, pattern recipes, and video tutorials at www.traddsflies.com

 

richard-lubrantRick Lubrant: About once a week you can find Rick out on the Chattahoochee River fishing a new pattern while looking for new holes, riffles and shoals.  “The Chattahoochee River is one of the top 10 rivers in the United States” says Rick and he claims he knows every rock in the river from Buford Dam to downtown Atlanta. A commercial photographer by trade, he spends his spare time tying flies professionally for the Orvis Company.  He invented the world renown “ Fly Formerly Known as Prince (AKA Prince)” which is Orvis’s top selling fly. Also he came up with Orvis’s “The Le Bug”, “Crystal Soft Hackle”, “Yum Yum Emerger”, and “Tri-Tail Flashback”. Currently he’s working on a new pattern which will be introduced in 2017.

 

 

allenmcgeeAllen McGee: Allen is an author, fly designer, photographer, and fly angler who’s been fly fishing for nearly twenty-five years. He specializes in both traditional and progressive soft-hackle flies and fishing methods. Allen is interested in innovative fly patterns and designs flies for the Solitude Fly Company. He is the author of Tying & Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs and the new book Fly-Fishing Soft-Hackles: Nymphs, Emergers, and Dry Flies, and his articles and photography have appeared in many popular fly-fishing magazines. Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and fishes extensively on the trout streams of southern Appalachia, throughout the East Coast and also frequents the Rocky Mountain West on a regular basis. Allen can be found presenting and demonstration tying at many fly-fishing events and clubs throughout the year.

 

Daniel MossDaniel Moss:  Though fishing for most of my life it wasn’t till later in my early adult life that I picked up a fly rod and started fly fishing. Not looking back, every time I am on the water it’s with a fly rod and a fly that I designed and tied myself. I started tying flies a few years after picking up the fly rod, being that I wanted flies that were not found in stores.  I now spend the time I’m not fishing, designing and tying new flies to better my chances on the water.  I love chasing all fish especially largemouth bass in the local lakes and ponds. And love sharing the sport with any and every one.

 

 

 

joe-nickloJoe Nicklo:  I’m Joe, I grew up in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania where I was fortunate to have an older gentleman neighbor who took me under his wing, purchased my first fly tying vise and spent numerous hours instructing me on the fine points of fly fishing, fly tying, rod wrapping and rod repair. I am 76 now, 65 years have past since I tied the first over-hand knot on a hook. I can honestly say there is no standard I could use to measure the amount of pleasure fly fishing and fly tying have brought to my life. Whenever I find stress in life, I know I can find comfort at my vise! I have been fortunate to live in some rather wonderful, scenic places, like Colorado, Montana, Utah and Texas. And, my under water photography hobby has taken me to many beautiful places around the world. While living in Colorado, I obtained an under graduate degree at Colorado State College and a masters degree at Colorado State University. I  had my first experience in retail ownership when Dan Byford and I opened the Dan Byford Fly Shop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dan invented the still famous Zonker fly while our fly shop struggled with the poor economy. My creative interest in fly tying continues as a fly designer for the Rainy Fly and Supply Company (www.rainysflies.com) Now retired,  most of my time is dedicated to the pursuit of my many interests, fly fishing, fly tying, rod building scuba diving and skiing. I teach both beginner and advanced rod building classes. I am a member of and actively participate in the Texas Fly Fishers, a 250 member club here in Houston, Texas. I conduct HMG Fly Systems demonstrations and instructions at various functions.

 

enricoEnrico Puglisi:  Surrounded by the saltwater of the Mediterranean, Enrico learned about fishing in his native Sicily before he could walk while watching his father and uncles catching dinner. Gaudy chicken feathers that seemed to attract some of the largest fish especially intrigued him. But his passion for fishing remained latent while he was urged to pursue a career in the culinary arts. He worked as a chef in a Sicilian hotel where he eventually met his American wife, Karen. After arriving in the United States in 1980, he continued to work as a chef. Even though he was bound to the kitchen, he still found time to explore fishing opportunities here. With Karen’s help he learned about fly fishing at the Connetquot River State Park Preserve on Long Island, and other New York State streams. After hooking his first trout on a fly it instilled in him an insatiable thirst to understand why fish “eat” wisps of wool and feathers on a hook. Over the winter, Enrico taught himself to read English by subscribing to fishing magazines and reading books on flyfishing. He also discovered the Orvis catalogue and fly tying. Learning to tie flies for trout was a watershed experience for Enrico since these tiny imitations were quite different from the crude artificials he had constructed from his mother’s chicken feathers on snelled hooks. Since that year, Enrico expanded his knowledge of fish and what makes them strike an artificial fly. But something kept drawing him back to the sea. So he took the knowledge he had recently accumulated about fresh water fishing and added it to his earliest memories about catching saltwater species. He then took to fishing several local Long Island beaches. He opened The Practical Fly Shop in Little Neck, NY in 1992, where his customers encouraged him to create many of his innovative flies. But the rigors of fishing in saltwater and the toothy fish he pursued led him to experiment with more durable synthetic and natural materials to create flies. Those flies eventually became part of the catalog of offerings that are now marketed through Enrico Puglisi Ltd. as EP Flies and EP Fibers. Today, Enrico no longer maintains The Practical Fly Shop, but through Enrico Puglisi Ltd., his innovative products are making a major impact on the future direction of saltwater flyfishing. His unique hand-tied flies are recognized around the world, and he has been invited to demonstrate his meticulous tying    techniques across the United States and Europe. All of his patterns are designed to match specific baitfish and to be eminently fishable. Enrico and his innovative style of flies were featured on The Reel Guys – an ESPN2 fly fishing show that aired in the spring of 2002. The show shows how effective Enrico’s flies are on East Coast striped bass. Recently, while appearing as a featured guest tier at a major fishing show, a youngster standing with his father pointed to one of Enrico’s creations and said, “Daddy, that looks like the fish in our fish tank.” “Yes, I know,” said the father. “That’s why it catches fish!” That was a proud moment for Enrico because that’s what he wants to create for his customers — flies that catch fish!

 

craig-riendeauCraig Riendeau: Craig has forty plus years’ experience at fly fishing and tying. As a warm water fanatic he designs bass and panfish flies for Rainy’s Flies and has many patterns commercially available such as the Hairy Fodder, Receding Hair Worm and of course the Georgia Bullfrawg among others. He runs an all warm water fly fishing website called Off the Deep Edge (.com). As an author, he has had numerous articles published in Fly Tyer and Eastern Fly Fishing Magazines. Craig also guides for bass, bluegill, crappie and stripers in his home state of Georgia.

 

 

MORE TO COME!

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors & Interactive Map  Coming Soon

 

Purchase Fly Fishing Show advance tickets HERE.      

Adult: $15 for one day, $25 for two-day pass     

Children under 5 free, under 12: $2     

Scouts under 16 in uniform: free     

Military with ID: $10

 

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BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 3 at 6:30. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance or with a paid Fly Fishing Show admission for that day.  Click here for tickets.

 

 

ben-cuba-2016A Note from the Director:

Welcome to the Inaugural Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta. We hope this will be the first of many to come. We couldn’t be more excited about the enthusiasm and support that we have received in making this move for our Southeastern location. We have had an incredibly high level of support from manufactures, local shops are very excited, and the customers are anticipating the event. For the first year we are holding a Friday and Saturday event with a jam-packed schedule. We will make plans for expanding into Sunday as the show grows with your support.

New for the Fly Fishing Show, we are featuring a special fly fishing watercraft zone. This area will highlight a number of different watercraft designed specifially for light tackle and fly fishing.

We will host the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Friday night at our host hotel ballroom. This fly fishing centered film festival will feature a variety of films from all over the globe by professionals and amateurs alike. We will have a special “happy hour” musical performance by Dave Blackburn prior to the feature films.

We have a great list of celebrities including the most famous fly fisherman, Lefty Kreh, who will be demonstrating and discussing his casting techniques. If you are coming to our show for the first time, you will find more things fly fishing than you can enjoy in one day. With continuous presentations, all the newest products, and demonstrations of the latest fly tying and casting techniques, the Fly Fishing Show is a must-attend event. And don’t forget to check out our “Classes with the Experts” for that special opportunity to learn from one of our fly fishing legends in a limited class environment. Our host hotel has special rates, so make your visit a two day event and bring your family and friends.

-Ben Furimsky and the Fly Fishing Show Family.

Programs, Seminars and Classes

Author’s Booth: 

Friday
10:00   Ed Engle, Jimmy Jacobs
11:00    Jason Randall
12:00   Nick Carter, George Daniel
1:00     Bob Clouser, Duncan Dobie
2:30     Tom Boyd, Joe Humphreys
3:30    Gary Borger, Lefty Kreh
4:30    Allen Mcgee, Jim Mize

Saturday
10:00   Jim Mize, Lefty Kreh
11:00    Duncan Dobie, Allen Mcgee
12:00   Nick Carter, Ed Engle
1:00     Jason Randall, Joe Humphreys
2:00    Gary Borger, Tom Boyd
3:00    Bob Clouser
4:00    George Daniel, Jimmy Jacobs

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Seminars:

Friday
Catch Room
10:00    Kevin Howell – Best Fishing Opportunities in the Southeast
11:30    Jimmy Jacobs – Trout Fishing in North Georgia
1:00    Gary Borger –Reading Waters
2:30    Bob Clouser – Fly Fishing For Bass, Top to Bottom
4:00    Henry Cowen – Fly Fishing Southeastern Impoundments for Striped Bass

Release Room
10:30   Ed Engle – Catching Difficult Trout
12:00   Jason Randall – What Trout See
1:30    George Daniel – Nymphing With and Without an Indicator
3:00    Allen McGee – Modern Soft-Hackles
4:30    Tom Boyd – Giant Landlocked Brook Trout, Atlantic Salmon and Char

 

Saturday
Catch Room
10:00   Jimmy Jacobs – Fly-Fishing the South Atlantic Coast
11:30    Jason Randall – Where Trout Are; Beyond Reading the Water
1:00     Mac Brown – Wet Fly Tactics
2:30     George Daniel – Seductive Streamer Strategies
4:00    Craig Riendeau – Fly Fishing for Georgia Shoal Bass

Release Room
10:30  Blane Chocklett – Game Changers, Designing Flies that Swim
12:00  Joe Humphreys – Nymphing Reflections
1:30     Henry Cowen – Carp Basics- How to Find Them & Feed Them
3:00    Gary Borger – The Angler as Predator
4:30    Ed Engle – Offbeat Tactics That Catch Trout

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Featured Fly Tiers:

Friday
10:00   Blane Chocklett – Game Changers, Designing Flies that Swim
11:15    Henry Cowen – OH NA-TUR-AL: Materials That BEST Entice a Strike
12:30   Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies
1:45     Dave Whitlock – Tying the Three-Fly Emerger System
3:00    Craig Riendeau – Tying Modern Bass Bugs
4:15     Gary Borger – 42 Hackle Techniques

Saturday
10:00   Dave Whitlock – Whitlock Diving Frog
11:15    Henry Cowen – Tying Striped Bass Flies for Fresh Water Impoundments
12:30   Gary Borger – 42 Hackle Techniques
1:45     Bob Clouser – Tying Weedless Streamers Bend-back Style
3:00    Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies
4:15     Kevin Arculeo – Fun with Foam Flies

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Casting Demonstrations:

Friday
Pond 1
10:15   Simon Gawesworth – Spey Casting Basics and Top Tips
12:15   Mac Brown – Casting Angles
2:15    Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
4:15    Bob Clouser – Casting Weighted Flies and Lines with the Inverted Loop

Pond 2
11:15    Lefty Kreh – A New Look at Fly Casting
1:15     Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch
3:15    George Daniel – Advance Tactics: Specialty Casts for Nymphing, Streamers and Dries

 

Saturday
Pond 1
10:15   Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch
12:15   Lefty Kreh – A New Look at Fly Casting
2:15    Mac Brown – An Exercise of Line Control
4:15    Bob Clouser – Casting Weighted Flies and Lines with the Inverted Loop

Pond 2
11:15   Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
1:15    George Daniel – Back to Basics
3:15    Simon Gawesworth – Spey Casting Basics and Top Tips

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Classes with the Experts:

Friday 8:30-11:00am
Casting with Joe Humphreys.  Tight brush, tuck cast, slack leader cast, you’ll learn it all from a legendary caster and teacher.  Joe is one of the best instructors and has more coaching and teaching experience than any other instructor.  All Levels. Click HERE to register.

Advanced Nymphing with George Daniel.  The class looks at both indicator and tight line tactics, then understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each tactic. Casting both long leaders (euro) and indicator rigs will be covered, along with line control and reading the drift. This class is designed to make the student proficient with all nymphing tools and tactics. Intermediate and up.  Click HERE to register.

Fly Tying with Henry Cowen.  A comprehensive class covering a variety of natural and synthetic materials for Henry’s best fresh and saltwater patterns.  Intermediate.  Click HERE to register.

Friday 2:00-4:30pm
Casting Angles with Mac Brown.  Learning to control various line positions for the drift to have a chance is essential for progressing as an angler. Mac’s instruction is the quickest way to learn the foundation of what to practice. Once you can cast accurately and efficiently, you will have a direct increase for your time spent on the stream.  All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle.  This class will introduce beginning and experienced nymphers to the foundation nymphing techniques such as high-stick, tight-line, and long line that are the basis every nymphing style. Learn when to use the various techniques, nymph rigs for each of them, attractor and match-the-natural nymph fly patterns and how to modify the basic nymphing techniques for unique on-the-water situations. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of floating strike indicators, sighter-style strike detection and other ways to detect strikes.  Ed will talk about regional differences in nymphing styles. He’ll also discuss the importance of simplifying your nymphing. There will be a “hands-on” break to demonstrate useful knots and rigs for nymph fishers. Both novice and experienced nymph fishermen with come away from the class with a clearer vision of nymphing techniques and principles and how to apply those principles to their home waters.   Always filled, so don’t wait!  All levels.  Click HERE to register.

Wet Flies; How to tie and fish them with Jason Randall.  Cover the water effectively with wet flies and soft hackles. You need this technique in your game plan, especially as a searching method or to entice trout when they’re finicky. Learn different presentation styles. Tie three killer flies you can’t buy at a shop. Bring vise, tying tools, black and tan thread. All other materials will be provided.  All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

 

Saturday 8:30-11:00am
Casting with Gary Borger.  This casting class focuses on the skills needed to develop sound casting and mending, and encompasses Wrist Casting, Forearm Casting, Whole Arm Casting, The Bow and Arrow and Long Range Bow and Arrow Casts, the Elliptical Stroke, Across the Head Cast, Hook Curve, Roll Cast, Side Arm Roll Cast, Switch Cast, Reach Mend, Parachute Mend, Puddle Mend, Curve Mend, the C Pickup, Shooting Line, and more.  Beginner to Intermediate. Click HERE to register.

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle.  This class will introduce beginning and experienced nymphers to the foundation nymphing techniques such as high-stick, tight-line, and long line that are the basis every nymphing style. Learn when to use the various techniques, nymph rigs for each of them, attractor and match-the-natural nymph fly patterns and how to modify the basic nymphing techniques for unique on-the-water situations. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of floating strike indicators, sighter-style strike detection and other ways to detect strikes.  Ed will talk about regional differences in nymphing styles. He’ll also discuss the importance of simplifying your nymphing. There will be a “hands-on” break to demonstrate useful knots and rigs for nymph fishers. Both novice and experienced nymph fishermen with come away from the class with a clearer vision of nymphing techniques and principles and how to apply those principles to their home waters.   Always filled, so don’t wait!  All levels.  Click HERE to register.

Creative Tying with Foam by Kevin Arculeo.  Learn different techniques for saltwater & freshwater foam flies.  This class will cover types of foam, materials, glues & paints, and tying tools for foam flies; both conventional & creative non-conventional tools.  You will learn to use the tools to fabricate existing and new foam body parts.  Kevin will then cover creative finishing techniques using luminescent paints and epoxy and the Copic Painting System.  Intermediate.  Click HERE to register.

 

Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm
Casting with Joe Humphreys.  Tight brush, tuck cast, slack leader cast, you’ll learn it all from a legendary caster and teacher.  Joe is one of the best instructors and has more coaching and teaching experience than any other instructor.  All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

Advanced Nymph Fishing with Jason Randall.  Out fish your buddies with new tightline methods such as Czech, Polish and French styles. Learn advanced presentation and rigging for these methods as well as new strategies for strike indicator fishing. Use a systematic approach that lets you decide when and where each method is most effective. Each student will build a custom leader and learn the tuck and oval tuck cast. Bring rod, reel and line.  All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

Designing Flies that Trigger Strikes with Blane Chocklett.  Blane has developed certain tying techniques that incorporate steps in his patterns that drive fish to attack the fly.  Learn the patterns that have proven to be able to improve your fishing success. Intermediate.  Click HERE to register.

 

Note: Most tying classes require some tying experience and others may require more. Ask us when you call. Beginners are welcome, but be prepared for more than basics. All students must bring their own tying vise, tools, lamp if needed, and a sampling of materials. Most classes will provide adequate materials for the patterns being taught.  If a class is canceled, you will be notified 5 days prior to the show and permitted to switch or receive a refund.

All classes will be held indoors.

Casting Classes: Bring your own rod, reel & line.

Fly Tying Classes: Bring your own lamp, vise, tools & a basic selection of materials. To insure quality instruction class size is limited. Call us for more class descriptions or availability. Classes will fill and close, so register early. The tuition charge of $85 includes admission to the show for that day. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled. You MUST register in advance.  Click HERE to register online.  For more information call 814-443-3638.

Destination Theater:

Friday
ROOM A
10:00    Entomology “aka bugs”-Rob Stroupe
11:00    Beyond Trout – Fly Fishing North GA-Andy Bowen/Garner Reid
12:00    Soft Hackles & Spiders-John Shaner
1:00    Fishing the South Holston in Eastern Tennessee-Jon Hooper
2:00    Drift Fishing Southern Tailwaters-Dane Law
3:00    Revolution in Trout Fishing in the South-Don Kirk
4:30    Southern Trout Hall of Fame Awards

ROOM B
10:00    TENKARA – Keep Fly-fishing Simple-Daniel W. Galhardo
11:00    Kayak Fishing The Gulf-Ed Mashburn
12:00    The Minipi: Where Giants Swim-Tom Boyd
1:00    The Big River – Wading for Atlantics & Sea Run Brookies-Tom or Jeff Boyd
2:00    Fly Fishing for Tarpon & Redfish-Capt. Jesse Register
3:00    22 Years Guiding & Repping the Chattahoochee River-Chris Scalley
4:00    Flyfishing for Smallmouth Bass in Rivers-Anthony Hipps

ROOM C
10:00    In Search of the Perfect Setup presented by Sage Fly Fishing-Russell Miller
11:00    Fishing Grand Lake Stream and the Surrounding Lakes for Salmon and Smallmouth-Jeff McEvoy
12:00    Fly Fishing the Bighorn River-Steve Galletta
1:00    Flyfishing 5 Western Gold Medal Rivers: Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Colorado, Animas, San Juan-Cameron Cipponeri
2:00    NW Montana’s Kootenai Country-Tim Linehan
3:00    Fishing SW Montana With 4 Rivers-Seth McLean/Chris Knott
4:00    Things That Make You Go Hmmm-Jim Mize

ROOM D
10:00    Fishing on Grand Bahama, Island-Robert Neher
11:00    Fly Fishing Utah-Spencer Higa
12:00    Kamchatka by Boat, Air & Raft-Will Blair
1:00    Fly Fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Char and Grayling on the Kanektok River, Alaska-Paul Jacob
2:00    Fly Fishing Cuba-Kristen Tripp
3:00    Fly Fishing Belize: North to South-Cameron Davenpor
4:00    Couples and Family Fishing Destinations Around the World-Ian Davis

ROOM E
10:00    Trout Fishing in Iceland-Kristjan P. Rafnsson
11:00    Tarpon Fishing In Campeche Mexico-Bob Meade/Alejandro Hernandez
12:00    Why You Want to Fish the Kenai River in Alaska-Bob Rima
1:00    Fly Fishing in Bolivia-Jungle Dorado-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
2:00    Amazon Peacock Bass Fly Fishing-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
3:00    Montana’s Kootenai Country:  Dry Fly Heaven-Dave Blackburn
4:00    Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley-Colby Trow

Saturday
ROOM A
10:00    Soft Hackles & Spiders-John Shaner
11:00    Beyond Trout – Fly Fishing North GA-Andy Bowen/Garner Reid
12:00    Fishing the South Holston in Eastern Tennessee-Jon Hooper
1:00    Drift Fishing Southern Tailwaters-Dane Law
2:00    Best Fly Fishing Spots in Southeast-Kevin Howell
3:00    Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park-Don Kirk
4:00    Flyfishing for Smallmouth Bass in Rivers-Anthony Hipps

ROOM B
10:00    TENKARA – Keep Fly-fishing Simple-Daniel W. Galhardo
11:00    The Big River – Wading for Atlantics & Sea Run Brookies-Tom or Jeff Boyd
12:00    The Minipi: Where Giants Swim-Tom Boyd
1:00    Fishing SW Montana With 4 Rivers-Seth McLean/Chris Knott
2:00    Fly Fishing for Tarpon & Redfish-Capt. Jesse Register
3:00    22 Years Guiding & Repping the Chattahoochee River-Chris Scalley
4:00    Kayak Fishing The Gulf-Ed Mashburn

ROOM C
10:00    Fishing Grand Lake Stream and the Surrounding Lakes for Salmon and Smallmouth-Jeff McEvoy
11:00    Flyfishing 5 Western Gold Medal Rivers: Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Colorado, Animas, San Juan-Cameron Cipponeri
12:00    Fly Fishing the Bighorn River-Steve Galletta
1:00    Fishing on Grand Bahama, Island-Robert Neher
2:00    Fly Fishing Belize: North to South–Cameron Davenport
3:00    Fly Fishing Cuba-Kristen Tripp
4:00    Montana’s Kootenai Country:  Dry Fly Heaven-Dave Blackburn

ROOM D
10:00    Smith River / Southwest Montana-Mike Geary
11:00    Fly Fishing Utah-Spencer Higa
12:00    Kamchatka by Boat, Air & Raft-Will Blair
1:00    Fly Fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Char and Grayling on the Kanektok River, Alaska-Paul Jacob
2:00    NW Montana’s Kootenai Country-Tim Linehan
3:00    Trout Fishing in Iceland-Kristjan P. Rafnsson
4:00    In Search of the Perfect Setup presented by Sage Fly Fishing-Russell Miller

ROOM E
10:00    South Caicos Bonefishing-Marian & Bibo Jayne
11:00    Why You Want to Fish the Kenai River in Alaska-Bob Rima
12:00    Amazon Peacock Bass Fly Fishing-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
1:00    Fly Fishing in Bolivia-Jungle Dorado-Rodrigo Salles/Marelo Perez
2:00    Dorado Fishing in Argentina-Santiago Seeber
3:00    Permit Fishing in Belize-Lincoln Westby
4:00    Fishing Guyana, Ama, & the IndiFly Movement-Peter Vandergrift

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

IF4_logo After the show: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 5 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance or with a paid Fly Fishing Show admission for that day.  Click here for advance tickets.

 

 

Southern Trout “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame, Friday at 4:30
The event is co-hosted by the Fly Fishing Show and Southern Trout Magazine (ST), and it will draw the region’s best known fly fishing experts and celebrities to induction ceremony. The ST “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame was created by book author Don Kirk who has worked for years to discover, compile and preserve the story of fly fishing for trout in the South.
This year’s class includes the legendary North Carolina fly fisherman and fly tier, the late Don Howell; host of the popular television show, Fly Rod Chronicles and Cabela’s Fly Fishing Ambassador, Curtis Fleming of West Virginia; Gary Merriman of Atlanta, Georgia, whom many regard as the “Fly Fishing Ambassador of the Peach State”; J. Wayne Fears of Huntsville, Alabama and the author of the first modern era book on Southern Appalachian trout fishing;  Soc Clay of Fern Hollow, Kentucky, lifelong fly fisherman, pioneer outdoor writer and at one-time the Poet Laurette of the Bluegrass State; and legendary pre-national park era Great Smoky Mountains fly fisherman and hounds man, the late “Uncle” Mark Cathey of Bryson City, North Carolina.
This year’s inaugural induction will also officially enshrine six “grandfathered” members of the ST “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame. These are legendary Ozark fly fisherman and fly tier, Dave Whitlock of Oklahoma; the late Harry Middleton of Birmingham, Alabama who authored On the Spine of Time; the late Ernest Peckinbaugh of Chattanooga, Tennessee who in the early 1900s headed the South’s first commercial trout fly tying business; the late Don Pfitzer of Chattanooga, Tennessee who pioneered the trout fisheries in southern tailwater rivers; the late Charley Elliott of Georgia, the longest serving editor of Outdoor Life Magazine and lifelong promoter of fly fishing for trout in the South; and the late Jim Gaston of Arkansas who pioneered trout fishing on his state’s fabled White River.
The 45-minute induction ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show. Sponsors of the event include are Tennessee Valley Authority, Sweetwater Brewing Company, the Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited, and the Southern Appalachian Museum of Fly Fishing. Southern Trout Magazine will give away a new Hardy fly rod in a drawing at the conclusion of the event.

 

Dave Blackburn Special Musical Guest: Don’t miss our special musical guest Dave Blackburn. He will be playing  for a feature “happy hour” act prior to the screening of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

 

 

 

IFFF Learning Center:  The International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) hosts the Fly Fishing Learning Center with fly tying, casting instruction and other fly fishing information and is free to show attendees. Fly tying focuses on young attendees, but all ages are welcome. Tying sessions begin every 30 minutes during periods of high demand; “when you get there” during periods of lighter attendance. There are usually three casting classes per day taught by IFFF Certified Casting instructors, 11am, 1 and 3pm. Sign-up for each casting class at the IFFF booth. These classes are limited to 10 students and are about 1 hour long. Fly rods provided.IFFF-Logo-horizontal-web-sm-SM For more experienced fly fishers, an instructor will individually video your cast and evaluate it with suggestions for improvement. The IFFF Learning Center is good place to advance the skills of all fly fishers. Stop by and get acquainted!

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