Admission Info

 Cash only at the gate

Purchase advance tickets HERE

Adult:
One day $15
Two-day pass $25
Children: under 5 free;
under 12: $5
Scouts under 16 in uniform: free
Military with ID: $10

Show Hours

Saturday:  9am – 5:30pm
Sunday:   9am – 4:30pm

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BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, March 3 at 6:00pm.  $15; $10 in advance.

Click here for IF4 tickets

Learning Center

Fly Fishers International (FFI) is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the FFI Learning Center located at the FFI 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!

Lancaster County Convention Center
3 East Vine Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

*Map Located at bottom of page*

DIRECTIONS – From Highway 30, take the Fruitville Pike
exit and follow directions for “Historic Lancaster.
Fruitville Pike will become N Prince St. Proceed south on N Prince St to King St; left on King St.

BY AIR –  Harrisburg International Airport located 26 miles from the Lancaster County Convention Center. Please visit this website for information regarding ground transportation. http://www.flyhia.com/home/parking/gt

Shuttle –Personal Touch Transportation 717-283-7490 www.wewilldriveyou.com

PARKING– Park in the Lancaster Parking Authority lots and we will give you a discount coupon when you arrive and buy your show ticket.  See the garage locations on their map at http://www.lancasterparkingauthority.com

Accommodations:

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA. 17603
1-888-850-6146
(717) 239-1600

For special Fly Fishing Show group rates, please ask when calling or use the link HERE.  Rooms must be booked by February 8, 2018 or before the hotel sells out.

 

About 5 miles from the Lancaster Convention Center:

Quality Inn Lancaster
2129 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17012
Ph: (717) 393-8888

The newly renovated Quality Inn of Lancaster PA is happy to offer a special rate for attendees of the 2018 Fly Fishing Show! Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning, free wireless internet and complimentary on-site parking as you relax in one of our renovated rooms!

To receive the specials be certain to ask for the Fly Fishing Show rate:
Single Queen Non-Smoking – $74; Double Queen Non-Smoking – $84

 

Please find an additional hotel extending special rates below:

Lancaster Arts Hotel
300 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
T) 717-299-3000
F) 717-431-3266
www.lancasterartshotel.com

Click HERE to reserve a room at the show discount.  Cutoff date for special rates is 2/20/18

 

 

 

Celebrities:

Thomas E. Baltz: A New Mexico native, Tom Baltz has been a fly tier for over 46 years, the last 32 spent among the legendary tiers and anglers of the limestone valleys of south-central Pennsylvania, near Carlisle. Tom is the only four time Pennsylvania State Fly Tying Champion and his flies have appeared in Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Art of Angling Journal, Eastern Fly Fishing, and American Angler magazines, the Orvis catalog (I.C.S.I Midge, MuddBugger, Hatching Nymph and Beetlenat) and the recently published book “Guide Flies”. He is a regular contributor to the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and appears at fly-fishing shows around the country. Tom ties for several fly shops and discriminating anglers coast to coast. His trout and Salmon flies are in the collections of the Pennsylvania State Museum (Jack Eschenmann collection), the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and private collectors from Europe, across the U.S., to Asia. A full time fly-fishing professional since 1974 and one of Pennsylvania’s first licensed fishing guides, Tom is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide who was named North East Trout Guide of the Year (2001) by Orvis. Tom is a member of the Regal Engineering (Regal Vise) Pro Staff. He and his wife Eileen live outside Boiling Springs, PA, very near Mountain Creek, the Letort, and the lovely Yellow Breeches Creek.

 

Gary 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.

 

Blane 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.

 

Bob Clouser:  Bob’s love of the outdoors, especially fishing, led him into the fishing business.  His lectures, tying demonstrations and presentations are given nationwide. Clouser 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 is his induction into the national Fresh Water Fishing Hall of fame as Legendary Angler. Bob has been featured in fishing and fly tying videos and DVD’s and has authored two books.  “Clouser’s Flies” includes 16 of his world wide recognized patterns and “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams” was rated by Fly Fisherman Magazine as Best on the Subject. Bob is the innovator of many fly patterns recognized and fished worldwide.   Among his flies is The Clouser Minnow, claimed to be the most effective underwater fly ever developed. 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. Bob and his wife Joan operate  Clouserflyfishing.com website / mail order business at 101 Ulrich St. Middletown, Pa. 17057. Their products and additional information are available at www.clouserflyfishing.com

 

George 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 traveling 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 traveling 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.

 

Gary Edwards: Gary started fly fishing in 1966 on the famous Beaverkill River in the Catskill region of upstate New York. His love of the sport motivated him to move to Wyoming, the home state of his childhood idol, Curt Gowdy, host of The American Sportsman. Years later Gary shared the stream with Curt on a number of occasions, fishing some of their favorite Wyoming waters together. In 1986 he and his wife, Robin, moved to the Lake Ontario region of NY, where they established the Wild River Inn. This classic fishing lodge provided guide service catering to fly fishers from around the world, who came to the area in search of trophy brown trout, rainbows, steelhead, and salmon. In 1988, Gary set an I.G.F.A. World Record on a fly rod, when he landed a 22lb. 9oz. Chinook salmon on 2 lb. test tippet. In that year he also became a member of the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America (O.W.A.A.). Gary’s fishing exploits and techniques have been featured in Fly Fisherman, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Field & Stream, over 9 national TV shows, and countless regional publications. In 1999, Gary and Robin began work with PBS as hosts of the series, “Flyfishing Destinations.” In 2001, work on the series grew into the formation of a new series, “Vacations on the Fly,” which the couple co-hosted and produced. The program aired nationally through the PBS network, averaging 22 million viewers. It helped other couples and families plan great vacation getaways revolving around some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the world. It was only after beginning the work with PBS that Robin ventured into the actual sport of fly fishing. Her first lesson was with the queen of fly fishing, Joan Wulff. In the course of hosting “Vacations on the Fly” she continued to learn from some of the best instructors and guides across the country and around the world. Together, the Edwards’ enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and love of the outdoors with both seasoned anglers and those new to the sport of fly fishing. They offer hosted trips to some of their favorite places throughout the Americas, most of which qualify as “the road less traveled.”

 

Ed Engle: Ed Engle’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 Flagler:  Tim Flagler 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.

 

 

Tom Gilmore:  In addition to being an accomplished environmentalist, Tom is an avid fly fisherman. He has fly fished around the world for over 45 years. Tom has recorded the details of landing over 12,000 game fish with on a fly rod. He is an accomplished author having written numerous articles and recent completed his fifth fly fishing book. His first book, False Albacore, was published in 2002, his second book entitled, Tuna On The Fly, was published in the Fall of 2006 both by Countryman Press. Tom’s third book a Flyfisher’s Guide to the Big Apple was published in 2011 Tom’s fourth book Flyfisher’s Eastern Trophy Tailwaters was published in late 2014. His most recent work Flyfisher’s Guide to Pennsylvania was published in the fall of 2016. All three trout guides were published by Wilderness Adventures Press. Tom is a well know fly fishing celebrity haven giving over 100 programs on fishing for almost all of our North American Game Fish.

 

 

Matt Green: Matt Green holds a master’s degree in Biology from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and co-taught a graduate level course titled “The Biology of Aquatic Insects” at North Carolina State University. Matt’s prior research focused on how tailwater rivers influence the development, voltinism, and biodiversity of aquatic insects with special emphasis on Ephemerella invaria (sulphur mayfly). In addition to this work, Matt also conducted field and laboratory research to determine how the invasive algae, Didymosphenia geminata (rock snot), effects the diversity and abundance of aquatic invertebrates in the South Holston River Tailwater, Bristol, Tennessee. When not conducting research, Matt is an avid fly fisherman having concentrated his fishing efforts in the Great Appalachian Valley (from Pennsylvania to Tennessee) to pursue selective trout. He is a published author and has been featured in many fly-fishing and outdoor publications including Wildlife in North Carolina, Southern Trout Magazine, The Virginia Sportsman, and Fly fisherman. He has presented at numerous Trout Unlimited and fishing club meetings across the Southeast United States in addition to The Fly Fishing Show and the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo.

 

Matthew Grobert:  Matthew is a life-long resident of New Jersey. He has been fly fishing and fly tying for 45+ years, having started both at 10 years old, with borrowed equipment and tools. The first flies he tied were the brightly colored flies shown in the fly plates in Ray Bergman’s classic book, Trout. Those flies took trout, small bass and sunfish, but it was the trout he caught that inspired him to learn more about the Catskill tradition of fly tying and fly presentation to lure trout to fur and feathers on a hook. When Matt reached high school, classes came second to time on the water, and despite a less than stellar attendance record, he still managed to graduate on time. In the years following, he has traveled the country extensively in search of trout and a better understanding of the rivers and insects they live in. Most recently, he is the featured fly tyer in dozens of instructional fly tying videos produced by Tightline Productions, which can be viewed on Youtube and Vimeo. Matt published his first book in 2008 – Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams. He previously wrote the weekly New Jersey Fly Fishing column for The Star Ledger, Beginners Corner for the Northeastern Fly Fishing Guide, and has appeared in Fly Fisherman and Fly Rod and Reel Magazines. Matt is an expert fly tyer and an accomplished fly fisherman who lives to better understand aquatic insects, trout and the rivers they live in. He has been teaching all disciplines of fly fishing for over 25 years.

 

Joe Humphreys: Special “Out of Retirement” presentation! This is a do not miss, rare chance to see one of the legends of fly fishing in person! Joseph Humphreys is a nationally known fly fisherman, conservationist, author, and educator.  He has been a fishing instructor to both common folks and VIPs for over forty years. His pupils have included former President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Richard Cheney, basketball-coaching legend Bobby Knight, and many others.

Tournaments & Awards:
-Member of the US Fly Fishing Team, World Championships: 1989-Finland, 13th place finish, leader of US team. 1990- Wales, 1992-Italy
-Jackson Hole One Fly, 6th place, 1989
-Michigan One Fly, 1991, 1st place, 1991
-Canadian One Fly, 2nd place, 1993
-World Wide Open, Ireland, 8th place, 1999
-Thompson Award for saving Spring Creek, 1980. Efforts ensured that this great Pennsylvania fishing stream will remain viable and a significant contributor to Pennsylvania’s fishing legacy.
-George Harvey International Fly Tying Symposium Award for Teaching Fly Tying, 1999.
-Charles R. Fox Rising Trout Award, 2002.
-Flyfishing Federation International Conclave, Legend of Flyfishing Award, 2003.
-Telly Award for Best Video, “The Night Game,” Distance Learning Network, 2003.
-Honorary Chairman, Pennsylvania On The Fly (County Youth Service Bureau Fundraiser)

 

Peter Kutzer:  Peter Kutzer Joined Orvis in 2002 as a fly fishing instructor and Guide for the Manchester school. After graduating college with a focus in outdoor education and tutelage from Truel Myers the head fly fishing instructor for the Orvis Company, Peter began teaching for Orvis year round in 2006. Pete grew up on a small farm in Southern Vermont fishing farm ponds and rivers in his back yard. He now has worked in Orvis Fly Fishing and Wing Shooting schools from Vermont to the Florida Keys and all Over the Western United States. As well as an Instructor in the schools he is the Endorsed operations manager working with fly fishing guides as well as creating specialty schools across the country and the host of Orvis News,  Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor.

 

Sam Lacina: For the first time at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show, Sam Lacina will be displaying his custom landing nets.   Sam has been making custom fly fishing nets for the last 25 years. He has demonstrated his craft at many fishing conclaves and shows across the United States and has taught at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.  At the Show,  Sam will not only be displaying his creations but he will be demonstrating his construction methods and techniques.   He will have a wide selection of his nets available as well as net building supplies, including custom router bits, net bags and his 120 minute DVD covering the details of landing net construction.

 

 

Josh Miller:    Josh Miller, Coach for the Eastern Region for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team, is from Ross Township, PA. Josh got his “feet wet” at age 10 when he took a fly tying class from a local fly shop. Josh is a member of Fly Fishing Team USA and has worked as an assistant coach, and instructor, with Team USA Youth. Josh is a licensed fishing guide for the state of Pennsylvania. He is also a “Signature Fly Tyer” for The Orvis Company and currently works at International Angler in Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

Bob Popovics: Bob was Born and raised in New Jersey, Bob Popovics “Popfleyes” has been saltwater fly-fishing around the globe for over to 40 years. Bob’s involvement in the promotion of saltwater fly-fishing run as deep as the concepts he has created at the vise. A member, former president and executive board member of the Saltwater Flyrodders of America, Bob helped pioneer modern day saltwater fly fishing in the northeast through his ground breaking fly tying concepts and teaching of the sport to anyone who was interested in learning. A true sportsman in every sense, Bob’s contribution to saltwater fly fishing continues to prosper today through his fly fishing, tying, and eye catching videos. In the 1992 Bob founded the Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders in Seaside Park, NJ. And in 1998, Bob was inducted into the FRESHWATER FISHING HALL OF FAME where he sits amongst some of the greatest names in the sport of fishing. Most widely known for his innovative fly tying techniques and designs, Bob’s creations of “fleyes” have literally changed the direction of fly tying with unique and durable saltwater fly designs. The originator of epoxy and silicone flies, Bob’s realistic “baitfish like” designs have come to be widely known as Popfleyes. From his early introduction of the Surf Candy design in the mid 1970’s to such sport standards as the Hollow Fleye, Siliclone, Pop-lip, Ultra Shrimp, Bucktail Deceiver, Bob’s Banger, 3-D, Cotton Candy, and Shady Lady Squid. Bob now leads the way in fly tying with acrylics. Bob’s impact on fly tyers and fly fishers has been widespread throughout the globe. Lefty Kreh has called Bob “The most innovative fly tyer I have ever met!” Currently, Bob sits on the advisory staff to many of the industry’s top manufacturers such as TFO, MAKO Fly Reels, and Renzetti. He is a contributing writer to Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine, and his co-authored book, “POP FLEYES” with Ed Jaworowski, a staple read for anyone interested in saltwater fly fishing. To his additional credits, he has created and stars in two “POP FLEYES” videos from Reel Resources. He is a frequent seminar speaker at many of the sports national and regional consumer and industry venues. Today, Bob spends much of his time passionately capturing a video history of fly fishing in the northeast since 1984. As a surf fly fishing specialist with innovative approaches to the challenges and demands of using a fly rod in the ocean surf, Bob continues to share his knowledge with beginners and experts alike. He is referred to by many as one of the greatest ambassadors of our sport. Bob owns and operates the Shady Rest Restaurant in Bayville, N.J., with his wife Alexis, and still resides just a short walk to the beach from his house in Seaside Park, NJ.

 

Enrico 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!

 

Henry Ramsey:  Henry is the author of “Matching Major Eastern Hatches, New Patterns for Selective Trout” published by Stackpole Books and Headwater Books in 2010. He is co-author of the newly released “Keystone Fly Fishing Guide” published by Headwater Books. He is also a contributing writer and photographer for “Fly Fisherman” and “Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine” and his aquatic insect photography has been featured in a number of books including the “Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations” by Tom Rosenbauer, “Modern Terrestrials” by Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka. Henry presents at many shows, fly shops, clubs and Trout Unlimited chapters in the north-east.

 

Robert J. Romano, Jr.: Bob has updated his program on fly fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region of western Maine to include a month by month guide of what flies to use and when and where to use them. He’ll also share proven techniques to take the brook trout and lanldlocked salmon for which this region is known. The tenth-anniversary edition of Shadows in the Stream, Bob’s book of essays about fly fishing, is often used by anglers as a guide to fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region. Bob is also the author of the Rangeley Lakes series of novels. North of Easie won second place in the 2010 Outdoor Writer’s Best Book Contest. His latest book, The River King was released this fall. Romano’s essays and short stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Christmas in the Wild, Fresh Fiction for Fresh Water Fishing, and Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing. He writes articles for various magazines and newspapers and does his best to keep up with his blog: forgottentrout.wordpress.com. Most years, Romano can be found at the Angling Bookstore, which has a booth at the Fly Fishing Show, where he enjoys signing books and speaking with his readers. magalloway@mac.com, www.forgottentrout.com

 

 

John 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.

 

Dianne Tidy:  Dianne considers herself lucky that some of the greatest fly fishers in the country were willing to share their love and knowledge of the sport with a female fly fisher more than 15 years ago. She remembers many days that she was the only female on the water! Their willingness to share is the reason that Dianne continues to mentor and encourage others to discover and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. Dianne has developed several fly fishing programs including a 2 hour Women’s Entry Level fly fishing course that provides sufficient instruction for any woman to fly fish confidently and self-sufficiently on the water their first day out. Dianne is the only woman to earn the IFFF Certified Casting Instructor designation within the contiguous states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. She has volunteered or taught for Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Trout Unlimited, International Federation of Fly Fishers, Coastal Conservation Association, International Women Fly Fishers and various other fly fishing clubs and shops.

 

 

Dusty Wissmath:  Dusty grew up in Missouri, started fly fishing when he was eight years old, and spent his formative years highly distracted by the sport. He began guiding and teaching fly fishing in the early seventies while working on a degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Wyoming. Living in Jackson after dropping out of law school, he tied commercially for High Country Flies and guided the Snake, Green and New Fork Rivers and in Yellowstone National Park.

In 1996 he founded the Dusty Wissmath Fly Fishing School & Guide Service in the hills near Mercersburg, PA where it quickly earned a reputation as a professional, yet easygoing fly fishing school. As well as directing his own school, he is an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing and served as the lead instructor at L.L. Bean’s Fly Fishing School in Virginia. He guides in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Montana and hosts trips to fly fishing destinations worldwide. Dusty is a Simms Guide Ambassador and a Pro Staff member of Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Hyde Drift Boats, ARC Fishing and a royalty tier for Holly Flies. His writing and photography can been found in several fly fishing publications. For additional information about his services please visit his website at: www.dwflyfishing.com

Additional Celebrities: TBA

 

Authors:

Gary Borger

FLY GEAR
THE ANGLER AS PREDATOR
FISHING THE FILM
LONG FLIES
NATURALS
NYMPHING
READING WATERS

Nate Brumley
WINTER ON A DRY FLY (new release)
ADDICTED TO THE RISE

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

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

John Field
FLY-CASTING FINESSE: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO IMPROVING ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR CASTING

Tom Gilmore
FLY FISHERS GUIDE TO PENNSYLVANIA
FALSE ALBACORE
FLY FISHER’S GUIDE TO THE BIG APPLE FLYFISHER’S GUIDE TO EASTERN TAILWATERS: GREAT TROUT WATERS FROM MAINE TO GEORGIA TUNA ON THE FLY

Matthew Grobert
FLY FISHING NEW JERSEY TROUT STREAMS

Sheila Jones & Charis Haines
AMIR’S BIG CATCH (new release)

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

Jerry Kustich
HOLY WATER-FLY FISHING REVERIES AND REMEMBRANCES (new release)
AROUND THE NEXT BEND: A FLY ANGLER’S JOURNEY
A WISP ON THE WIND: IN SEARCH OF BULL TROUT, BAMBOO AND BEYOND

Bob Popovics
FLEYE DESIGN
POP FLEYES

Henry Ramsay
MATCHING MAJOR EASTERN HATCHES: NEW PATTERNS FOR SELECTIVE TROUT
KEYSTONE FLY FISHING: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PENNSYLVANIA’S BEST WATER

Bob Romano
THE RIVER KING (new release)
FISHING WITH FAERIES
SHADOWS IN THE STREAM
BROOK TROUT BLUES

Additional Authors: TBA

Fly Tiers:

Joe Ackourey:  Joe, proprietor of Joe Ackourey’s Fly Fishing Adventures, is a licensed guide with over four decades of experience. A life-long resident of northeastern PA, Joe guides primarily on the Lackawanna River, Bowman Creek and Susquehanna River, but also several mountain streams that are home to native brook trout. Joe began fly fishing/tying at age six, taught by his father, whom Joe describes as “a true master on the vise and on the water”. When his parents opened a fly shop in 1976, Joe discovered a passion for teaching. He developed a comprehensive fly tying course, and has since instructed countless students in tying their first wooly worm. Throughout his career, Joe has been a contributing author for Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, a featured fly tier at Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, and a frequent guest on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life, and similarly themed television shows. Joe does presentations for organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, local schools and colleges, and several chapters of Trout Unlimited. Joe has been on the board of the Stan Cooper Sr. chapter of Trout Unlimited since 1996, and chairs their Youth Fly Fishing Camp and stream improvement projects, and has been recognized for his commitment to environmental stewardship. Joe finds motivation in helping others, both beginner and seasoned, “open new doors” toward meeting their fly fishing goals. He is happiest at the vise or on the stream, sharing his knowledge and appreciation for the art of fly fishing.

 

Dave Allbaugh:   Dave was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He is a professional, licensed Pennsylvania guide, wet fly tier, and owner of Wet Fly Waterguides. He has been fly fishing since the early 1970’s, and has concentrated his efforts at the famed waters of Central and North Central Pennsylvania, specifically streams like; Spring Creek, Penn’s Creek, Little Juniata, Kettle Creek, and Big Pine Creek. Dave specializes in the classic art of wet fly fishing. His mission is to educate new and seasoned fly fishermen about the largely forgotten art of wet fly fishing, and to show exactly how productive wet flies can be throughout the year. Over the past 30 years, Dave has spent countless hours on the stream and at the vice, perfecting and designing highly effective wet fly patterns and customized wet fly leaders. His unique guide service is one of a very few in the country that focuses on fishing with wet flies throughout the year. Dave takes great pride in teaching his clients that this lost art of fly fishing is as effective today as in the past. He has given numerous seminars and demonstrations on wet fly fishing to local TU chapters, FFF clubs, Boy Scout troops, H.S.fly fishing clubs, and fly fishing shows. You can reach Wet Fly Wateguides at www.wetflywaterguides.com or wetflywg@gmail.com

 

Thomas E. Baltz:  A New Mexico native, Tom Baltz has been a fly tier for over 46 years, the last 32 spent among the legendary tiers and anglers of the limestone valleys of south-central Pennsylvania, near Carlisle. Tom is the only four time Pennsylvania State Fly Tying Champion and his flies have appeared in Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Art of Angling Journal, Eastern Fly Fishing, and American Angler magazines, the Orvis catalog (I.C.S.I Midge, MuddBugger, Hatching Nymph and Beetlenat) and the recently published book “Guide Flies”. He is a regular contributor to the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and appears at fly-fishing shows around the country. Tom ties for several fly shops and discriminating anglers coast to coast. His trout and Salmon flies are in the collections of the Pennsylvania State Museum (Jack Eschenmann collection), the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and private collectors from Europe, across the U.S., to Asia. A full time fly-fishing professional since 1974 and one of Pennsylvania’s first licensed fishing guides, Tom is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide who was named North East Trout Guide of the Year (2001) by Orvis. Tom is a member of the Regal Engineering (Regal Vise) Pro Staff. He and his wife Eileen live outside Boiling Springs, PA, very near Mountain Creek, the Letort, and the lovely Yellow Breeches Creek.

 

Tom Barton:  I am 53 and live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I have been fly tying and fly fishing as long as I can remember. My father was an avid fly fisherman and I could tie flies before I could read. I grew up in western PA between Johnstown and Altoona so there was and endless supply of trout streams to explore. I also fished Erie, Ohio and New York chasing Steelhead, Browns and Salmon on the tribs of the great lakes after one of these trips a few years ago that my Knotty Egg pattern was developed. I wanted an effective but simple egg pattern and that is exactly what the Knotty Egg is. After perfecting the pattern I started fishing them and giving them out to as many fishermen as I could. The results have been nothing short of amazing. I have had so much positive response and feedback that I started selling my flies and “Knots” via the web, at shows and through various fly shops. I look forward to demonstrating my pattern at the show, that is if you have 45 seconds of time to spare!

 

Evan Brant: My name is Evan Brant, I’ve been tying flies for a little over twelve years and strictly fly fishing for eight. I got my start fishing flies with a spincast rod for stocked trout on my family’s dairy farm in south central PA during the summer, that fall my dad gave me my first tying kit for my birthday. Once I was able to drive, I knew every trout stream within twenty miles of my house and visited those frequently through the spring. As i got older, my abilities at the vise and with the fly rod improved but with age responsibilities and a girlfriend took the front seat and fly fishing didn’t get a lot of my attention. After high school i pursued a degree in Ag-business at Penn State and that’s where my past hobby became full blown obsession. Central PA’s limestone streams and wild brown trout sucked me right in and took they’re toll on my education and GPA. After college I decided to go back home and continue my family’s tradition and keep our farm running, and started a family with that same high school girlfriend, who is very supportive this hobby that turned into obsession. I started tying commercially for Beaver Creek Fly Shop during winter of 2013, I also sell custom flies online. Through my agricultural background I located some genetic hackle during the spring of 2011 and run a small operation turning over about 50 birds a year. It’s more of a side hobby than a business but it’s made me a better tyer and opened my eyes to things from a different perspective.

 

Randy Buchanan:  Bio to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Buzzi:  Brad Buzzi 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. 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. This year Brad will be Air Brushing and tying Popper along with tying flies with Light Cured Acrylics and Articulated Flies. Come check out his world class Bucktails that he processes and dies.

 

 

 

Dennis Charney:  Dennis is an avid fly fisher who resides with his family in Bellefonte Pennsylvania. He has spent countless hours in pursuit of wild brown trout in his local limestone streams. It is these streams and their resident trout that has developed and challenged his fly tying skills. Always busy at the vise, Dennis ties and develops trout catching fly patterns for use in his guide service as well as tying commercially. He helps keep the fly bins full at Flyfisher’s Paradise in State College, Pa as well as conducting tying seminars and instruction at the shop. In addition to his guiding and tying, Dennis’s experience as a fly fishing instructor is held in high regard. He maintains a busy spring teaching schedule as a staff instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in Lew Beach, NY. He also conducts various casting and fly fishing classes for Flyfisher’s Paradise in addition to offering personalized private instruction.

 

Pat Cohen:  My name is Pat, I live in upstate New York. I began fly fishing in 2008 and have been tying flies since January of 2009. I am a full time commercial fly tyer and regularly teach classes, do presentations and demo at events, fly shops and clubs across the east coast. I specialize in deer hair bass bugs, but I also have a passion for all types of streamers and carp flies..You can see my flies at my website, www.rusuperfly.com.

 

 

John Collins: As a lifelong resident of NJ, John was exposed to Trout fishing at about the age of five. But it wasn’t until his twenties that he discovered the long rod and he has never looked back. In fact John started tying flies before he became a serious fly fisherman. John started out on his own, tying Eztes Eggs for Steelhead and he soon graduated to imitating stream born insects with the help of his friend and mentor, George Kolasar. At the time, George was a commercial fly tyer, tying flies and dying materials for The Beaverkill Angler, in Roscoe NY, when the shop was owned by Budge and Dot Loekle. George taught John in the “Catskill tradition” but with all the new materials available now, he’s moved on to other methods and take creative liberties with the use of patterns and materials, all in the pursuit of whatever swims. John is always trying to push the envelope as far as fly design goes and Ultrawire inserted into Hollow Tubing is John’s signature technique as far as his underwater Nymph patterns are concerned. His Sculpin Patterns are made up of unconventional and conventional Fly Tying materials. Some of John’s signature patterns include, JC’s Electric Caddis Larva, JC’s Electric Steelie Stone, The Peacock March Brown Dry (Parachute and Traditional), The Soft Tail Chenille Sculpin, JC’s Mohawk Sculpin, and Rabbit Tail Chenille Sculpin among others. John has also done some instructional Fly Tying videos for Riseform Studio.TV, of many of his signature patterns for viewing on the internet. And most recently, John has done videos with Tightlines Productions, and hopefully more instructional, Fly Tying videos in the future. Johns a member of several Fly Fishing Pro Staffs, including, Regal Engineering (Fly Tying Vises), Clear Cure Goo, Anglers Sport Group, and Flymen Fishing Company. John’s been a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild for well over fifteen years. And has been tying on the Show circuit in the Northeastern United States for the past several years. John’s motto is, “Fly’s that catch Fish, Not just Fishermen” and if he comes up with a pattern and it doesn’t produce results, it’s back to the drawing board. He will not debut a Fly if it doesn’t do what it’s intended to do, and that’s catching fish. John Collins philosophy about fly tying is the same as fly fishing,” You will always be learning something new for the rest of your life, no matter how long you’ve been at it”.

 

Bruce 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.

 

Micah Dammeyer: Micah has been fly fishing since he was a young boy. His love affair with angling took off when his family moved to Northern NJ as a teenager. With a handful of streams within a bike ride, only summer-school could stand in the way of chasing trout. Moving to the Washington, DC area 20 years ago, he began fishing The Big Gunpowder Falls as a college student was hooked. In 2010 he founded Knee Deep Fly Fishing, LLC focused on offering guiding for trout on “The Gunpowder” and summer smallmouths on the Potomac River. Micah is a member of Maryland Sportfish Advisory Commission with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in addition to guiding. He is fortunate enough to have the world’s most patient wife who’s letting him live his dream; his 2yo is already casting fly rods, and he can’t wait till his second son is old enough to join in – he may be pushing his luck.

 

Jack Fields:  Jack Fields is an avid fly fisher and fly tier located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. His passion for fishing began 30 years ago in the warm waters of his home state of Maryland. He first discovered fly-fishing and fly-tying in his early twenties and was immediately hooked. Jack relocated to northern Delaware in the mid-1990’s. He became involved with a group called White Clay Fly-Fishers and was introduced to wild trout fishing in the streams of Pennsylvania. Then, in early 2000, Jack had the opportunity to move with his family to State College, Pennsylvania. This put him within minutes of several class A wild trout streams and allowed him to further hone his fly-fishing and tying skills. Jack loves sharing what he’s learned and talking with those who share his interest in fly-fishing and fly-tying. A pattern designer for Fulling Mill, he’s done presentations for the Penn State Fly-Fishing Club, local fly shops and at regional shows throughout Pennsylvania. More recently, Jack has developed a line of dubbing that has found a place on the desks of tiers throughout the world.

 

Tim Flagler:  Tim Flagler 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.

 

 

Derek Hathazy: Started fly fishing in Western PA at age six and began tying at age eight. Since then my obsession with catching fish on the fly has gone further than just trout. Living 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh does not offer the best trout fishing so I have broadened my species to warm water fish as well (small mouth, large mouth, and carp) or anything that hits a streamer in a lake or stream. Having two decent warm water streams close once summer hits, you can find me at the vice tying up flashy streamers then out testing them that day. My true love is trout though; I have made numerous trips out west to fish the Madison, Fire Hole, Taylor and the Gunnison. Making five or six trips a year out to Central PA is not uncommon for me, but I also loving fishing tiny brookie streams in the mountains with a 2wt. As far as tying, deer hair is my niche. Deer hair heads on streamers, poppers, divers, I do it all. I have done classes with local shops and have been a part of numerous other tying shows in PA. Hopefully after graduating, my job will take me somewhere with a lot of clean cold water.

 

Eunan Hendron: I started tying flies around the age of 12 to fish still water winter competitions on Lough Cowey, Northern Ireland. Over the last 3 years I’ve been tying classic style flies – winged wet flies, Rangeley (Maine) style streamers and Atlantic salmon flies. It’s been an interesting journey through the classics, and now the vast majority of my flies are from Bergman, Malone, Saracen, Stevens, Kelson, Pryce-Tannatt, Ephemera, Hardy, Tolfrey, amongst many others. I still tie flies for fishing and with my adventure into classics, my general tying has improved immensely. You can see me tie at many east coast fly fishing expos though out the winter as well as at some local tackle stores and expos throughout the year.

 

 

David G. Holmes: David’s passion for fly tying began in the early 1970’s. Using basic hand me down tools and songbird feathers, he began the learning process of crafting effective fish catching fly patterns. Tying flies for trout, steelhead and salmon has become a lifelong addiction. As a commercial fly tier for the Flyfisher’s Paradise fly shop for over 25 years, he has tied 10’s of thousands of trout flies. Some of his favorite tying techniques include woven body nymphs, soft hackle wet flies and extended body dry flies. David shares his passion and understanding of fly tying in a number of tying demonstrations he conducts each year. Several are hosted at the local fly shop but he also dedicates time to conducting workshops for the Philipsburg Osceola High School Fly Fishing Club. David has shared his time and expertise with many local Trout Unlimited Chapters, youth programs and most recently the Penn State Fly Tying Club.

 

Robert Hopken: I became interested in fly tying for trout at a young age of 12. I had a neighbor who tied flies commercially for the HL Leonard Rod Co. and would let me watch while he tied and he always gave me his “rejects” to fish with. Back in the 1960’s this was very unusual since back then since most tiers kept their methods a secret. After college, I became extremely passionate about tying and tied flies for local fly shops in the 1970’s and 80’s until the family came along. I have been tying flies for over fifty years. I had been trained in the classic Catskill style but recently I have had a lot of success in substituting the new synthetic materials (EP Trigger Point Fibers) into the classic flies with great fishing results. I predominately fish the “Delaware River System” for trout and the Lake Ontario tributaries for steelhead. I am active in the Catskill Fly Tiers Guild, Kids on the Fly and I am on Enrico Puglisi Flies Pro Team.  I am an Estimator/Senior Project Manager for one of the largest heavy construction companies in the country that is based out of New Jersey. I reside in Sussex, NJ with my wife of 45 years.

 

Allen Landheer:  Allen grew up fishing and honing his skills on Brodhead Creek. His first fly rod experience was at age 13. He learned by watching and fishing with Don Baylor, Ernie Schwiebert and other fine fly fisherman over the years. Allen began tying in earnest around that same time as he realized he preferred to catch fish on his own flies. Allen ties many fly styles and enjoys the challenge each presents. Styles Allen is known for are Catskill style flies, classic streamers, wet flies, spey flies and classic atlantic salmon flies both hair wings and married wings. Allen’s horizons expanded as he got older and he now regularly fishes on numerous streams in CT, NY, PA and NJ including limestoners such as the Saucon, Little Lehigh, Letort, Penns Creek and Fishing Creek; notable freestone streams such as the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Brodhead Creek, Big Bushkill and the great tail waters of the East and West Branch of the Delaware and the Farmington River. He regularly fishes the Great Lakes region for big steelhead, lake run browns and salmon. Allen is a member of Brodheads Chapter TU , Catskill Fly Tiers Guild, is a member of the Flymen Fishing Co pro team and is included in Darren MacEachern’s Streamer 365 project and book. He enjoys teaching the art of fly tying and has conducted classes at numerous fly shops and Trout Unlimited meetings. In addition he is an avid demonstration tyer and has appeared an many of the major east coast fly fishing shows.

 

Bob Mead:  Bob Mead of Scotia New York has been tying realistic flies since 1966. The Praying Mantis, Walking Stick, and Water Scorpion are just 3 of many unusual patterns he originated and have been published along with articles and interviews in books, magazines, and newspapers around the world. Recently he was sought out to tie two realistic black widow spiders as props for the TV show Royal Pains.

 

 

 

Josh Miller:  Josh Miller, Coach for the Eastern Region for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team, is from Ross Township, PA. Josh got his “feet wet” at age 10 when he took a fly tying class from a local fly shop. Josh is a member of Fly Fishing Team USA and has worked as an assistant coach, and instructor, with Team USA Youth. Josh is a licensed fishing guide for the state of Pennsylvania. He is also a “Signature Fly Tyer” for The Orvis Company and currently works at International Angler in Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

Safet Nikocevic:   Safet Nikocevic: Self taught, hand fly tier, Safet was introduced to the wonders of fly fishing and fly tying at very young age. This began at the age of ten when he and his buddies chased roosters in the yard and hoped to get a perfect feather for a fly. He felt nothing is more fun than seeing seven inch brownies flipping and kicking. Born and raised in Montenegro (former Yugoslavia) near the finest rivers with no fishing store anywhere to be found and where hooks were real treasure. He spends his free time tying by hand and using simple materials such as grandmothers treads sheep’s wool or a chicken’s feather. He immigrated to New York City in 1993 and here he brought his fist vise Dyne-King Aristocrat #627 in a fishing store that he never saw before, Urban Angler NY, and started commercially tying for them. Safet spends free time on the finest river, East Branch in Upstate New York. Safet’s flies are very durable and productive and he is involved with fly tying demonstrations at fly fishing shows and various fly shops all over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Safet continues his fly tying pursuits through participation in some of the industry’s biggest shows, such as the International Fly Tying Symposium. Safet is a very proud full time employee of the piano company Steinway and Sons where he makes flies during his lunch breaks and everybody that knows him calls him a fly maker. He is also very active and very respectful Karate Instructor in Astoria’s Dojo. Using only the highest quality mate

 

Rick Nyles:   Rick has been fly fishing for over 40 years and has turned his passion into a business. Rick stated a fly fishing guide service in Pennsylvania in 1999 called Sky Blue Outfitters. Sky Blue Outfitters has established itself as one of the most comprehensive guide services in Pennsylvania. Rick is also an accomplished fly tyer and is known for his simple approach of fly tying and using CDC feathers in his patterns. In 2014 Rick introduced his own wing material called UP DN TROUT. This materials follows his simple approach to fly tying and will also speed up your tying time. Rick recently placed 3rd in the 2015 Orvis Fly Tying Contest using CDC and the UP DN TROUT wing material to show off one of his “guide” flies, the Green Drake.

 

Bob Popovics:  Born and raised in New Jersey, Bob Popovics “Popfleyes” has been saltwater fly-fishing around the globe for over to 40 years. Bob’s involvement in the promotion of saltwater fly-fishing run as deep as the concepts he has created at the vise. A member, former president and executive board member of the Saltwater Flyrodders of America, Bob helped pioneer modern day saltwater fly fishing in the northeast through his ground breaking fly tying concepts and teaching of the sport to anyone who was interested in learning. A true sportsman in every sense, Bob’s contribution to saltwater fly fishing continues to prosper today through his fly fishing, tying, and eye catching videos. In the 1992 Bob founded the Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders in Seaside Park, NJ. And in 1998, Bob was inducted into the FRESHWATER FISHING HALL OF FAME where he sits amongst some of the greatest names in the sport of fishing. Most widely known for his innovative fly tying techniques and designs, Bob’s creations of “fleyes” have literally changed the direction of fly tying with unique and durable saltwater fly designs. The originator of epoxy and silicone flies, Bob’s realistic “baitfish like” designs have come to be widely known as Popfleyes. From his early introduction of the Surf Candy design in the mid 1970’s to such sport standards as the Hollow Fleye, Siliclone, Pop-lip, Ultra Shrimp, Bucktail Deceiver, Bob’s Banger, 3-D, Cotton Candy, and Shady Lady Squid. Bob now leads the way in fly tying with acrylics. Bob’s impact on fly tyers and fly fishers has been widespread throughout the globe. Lefty Kreh has called Bob “The most innovative fly tyer I have ever met!” Currently, Bob sits on the advisory staff to many of the industry’s top manufacturers such as TFO, MAKO Fly Reels, and Renzetti. He is a contributing writer to Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine, and his co-authored book, “POP FLEYES” with Ed Jaworowski, a staple read for anyone interested in saltwater fly fishing. To his additional credits, he has created and stars in two “POP FLEYES” videos from Reel Resources. He is a frequent seminar speaker at many of the sports national and regional consumer and industry venues. Today, Bob spends much of his time passionately capturing a video history of fly fishing in the northeast since 1984. As a surf fly fishing specialist with innovative approaches to the challenges and demands of using a fly rod in the ocean surf, Bob continues to share his knowledge with beginners and experts alike. He is referred to by many as one of the greatest ambassadors of our sport. Bob owns and operates the Shady Rest Restaurant in Bayville, N.J., with his wife Alexis, and still resides just a short walk to the beach from his house in Seaside Park, NJ.

 

Enrico 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!

 

Peter Simonson:  Peter has been fly tying for about 15 years, initially just creating flies needed for fishing. He enjoys tying Rangeley style streamers. He became interested in tying these flies in about 2006. Peter has tied at the International Fly Tying Symposium and The Fly Fishing Show, and a few of his flies appear in various books and web sites, including streamers365.com. Peter has studied streamer tying under Mike Martinek, and credits FlyTyingForum, ClassicFlyTyingForum and the StreamerList with providing him a rich interactive learning environment for tying streamers and classic Atlantic Salmon flies. His favorite streamer book is Graydon Hilyard’s “Carrie Stevens” which set the standard for research protocol and provenance of streamer patterns. When he’s not tying, Peter is a signal processing systems engineer, and enjoys fly-fishing, kayaking, and hiking. He enjoys fishing these Rangeley streamers to bring up big land-locked salmon from deep pools in the upper Connecticut River. Peter has two grown sons, and lives with his wife Lynne in New Hampshire, where they have been pouring money into a small farmhouse for 30 years.

 

Rob Snowhite:  Also known as The Fly Fishing ConsultantRob Snowhite (yes, that is his real last name), Rob has an uncanny ability to seek out and re-purpose everyday materials into unique and successful fly tying materials. He is an expert in guiding for warm water fish in urban settings, specifically in and around Washington, D.C. Rob hosts a fly fishing podcast featuring 100+ episodes chock full of useful tips. Rob tirelessly promotes fishing as a lifestyle across multiple platforms. He provides monthly tying instruction at Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders monthly beer tie event. Rob produces flies that are simple and elegant, and the results speak for themselves. Simply put, they are almost guaranteed to catch fish. Be sure to watch him tie his most successful pattern, The Snowhite Damsel. He’s still trying to figure out a fly to consistently catch northern snakehead.

 

 

 

Mike Stewart: I started fishing on the Canadian border in Vermont about 50 years ago. Currently, I am a freshwater and saltwater fly tyer / fisherman who has had the opportunity to fish in many of the most beautiful places in and outside the US. I have been tying for over 27 years. I taught myself to tie. Through the opportunities made available by the Connecticut Fly Fishermen’s Association, I further refined my techniques such that I was confident to be a demonstration tyer, sell my flies, and ultimately teach fly tying. My bit to pass on the art to the next generation. I am also very active with the Federation of Fly Fishermen where I am a member of the FFF board and the Fly Tying Board of Governors. Other memberships include the United Fly Tyers, Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, and Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. I have tied at the FFF Conclaves, CFFA Expos, Fly Tyers’ Rendezvous, Theodore Gordon’s Catskill Classic, and at the CFTG booth at various fly fishing shows. I am also on the Nymph Head Pro Team. While I tie all types of flies, I especially enjoy classic wet flies. Not only are they a joy to behold, they harken back to our mutual fly fishing heritage, and, “Boy!” do they catch fish.

 

Frank G. Swarner III:  Frank started fly fishing at 8 years of age and began tying flies the following year. He resides in Downingtown, PA where he is the president of the Brandywine Trout and Conservation Club. Trout fishing is what grabbed Frank’s attention as a young fly fisher and now he also loves to chase Salmon and Steelhead as well as any other fish that take flies in fresh and saltwater. He is a licensed New York State Fishing Guide and is on the Deer Creek Pro Team as well as being on the The Flymen Fishing Company associates program. Frank is featured in the first edition of Charlie Mecks book, “Pennsylvania’s Trout Streams and their Hatches,” as well Michael Radencinch’s book, “Classic Salmon Fly Patterns.” Frank was also involved with Sarah Briston’s, “Autumns on the Spey” painting project.

 

 

 

Julie Szur: A native of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Julie began fishing the local trout streams at the age of five using worms, minnows, and occasionally, artificial flies. Julie met and was inspired by Lefty Kreh’s passion for fly fishing. While learning casting and techniques from her mentors, including Lefty, she began to learn fly-tying techniques from Ronnie and Flossie German of German’s Fly Shop in Smethport, Pennsylvania, and the designers of the Pink Ugly fly. Julie shares her 20 years of experience providing instructional programs for men, women, & children. Her programs focus on stream entomology, fly tying, water reading, casting, and catch & release techniques.  In fall and winter she enjoys chasing steelhead. As a guide for clients she fishes a variety of waters for species such as brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, carp, bass, & musky. She offers both walk and wade trips along with float trips for individuals and groups. 

She is also active with many organizations and programs including the Steelhead Association in Erie, the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum, an Orvis program, Boy Scouts, as well as instructional classes for cancer survivors and veterans, and the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Szur currently resides in Western New York though during trout season, she works at Slate Run Tackle Shop, in Pennsylvania, where she guides on trout streams and fishes with her Golden Retriever, Brookie.

 

Steven Wascher:  Bio to follow

 

Additional tiers TBA  

Purchase Fly Fishing Show advance tickets HERE   

Adult: One day $15 Two-day pass $25 Children: under 5 free; under 12: $5
Scouts under 16 in uniform: free
Military with ID: $10

IF4_logo BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 28 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 advance tickets

 

Register for Classes with the Experts HERE.

A Note from the Director: TBA

Programs, Seminars and Classes

Author’s Booth:

Saturday
11:00 David Van Wie
11:30 Joe Humphreys
12:00 Henry Ramsay
1:00  Bob Romano
1:30  Jerry Kustich
2:00  Bob Popovics
2:30  Sheila Jones
3:00  Bob Clouser
3:30  George Daniel
4:00  Gary Borger
4:30  Ed Engle
5:00  Tom Gilmore

 

Sunday
10:30 Bob Popovics
11:30 David Van Wie
12:00 Joe Humphreys
12:30 Bob Clouser
1:00  Jerry Kustich, Bob Romano
1:30  Ed Engle
2:00  Sheila Jones
2:30  Gary Borger
3:00 Tom Gilmore
3:30 Henry Ramsay
4:00 George Daniel

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Seminars:  

Saturday

Catch Room
10:00 Joe Humphreys – Nymphing Reflections
11:30 Tom Gilmore – Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon Trout
1:00 George Daniel – Situational Nymphing
2:30 Gary Borger- Fishing the Film
4:00 Gary Edwards – Secrets of Successful Steelheading

Release Room
10:30 Ed Engle – Fishing Small Flies
12:00 Bob Clouser – Fly Fishing for Bass from Top to Bottom
1:30 Matt Grobert – Fly Fishing Northeastern Trout Streams – Common Eastern Hatches & Their Imitations
3:00 John Shaner – Spiders and Soft Hackles: Ancient Flies for Modern Trout
4:30 Tim Flagler – What’s Happening Now in the NE

Sunday

Catch Room
10:00 Joe Humphreys – Nymphing Reflections
11:30 Bob Clouser – Fly Fishing for Bass from Top to Bottom
1:00 Matt Grobert – Mayflies – Patterns & Techniques for Trout
2:30 Blane Chocklett – Designing and Fishing Flies for Predators

Release Room
10:30 Gary Borger- Reading Waters
12:00 Ed Engle – Offbeat Tactics that Catch Trout
1:30 Tom Gilmore – Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
3:00 George Daniel – Streamer 2.0

Talks subject to change and additions.

Featured Fly Tiers: 

Saturday
10:00 Enrico Puglisi – Tying Trout Flies with Synthetics
11:15 Gary Borger – Unusual and Unique Hackling Techniques
12:30 Tom Baltz – Tying Parachutes
1:45  Bob Clouser – The Fur Collar Bunny Buster, Clouser Style
3:00  Ed Engle – Tying Small Dry Flies, Emergers and Spinners

Sunday
10:00 Tom Baltz – Tying Nymphs: A Tactical and Strategic Approach
11:15 Tim Flagler – Size Matters – Tips, Tools & Techniques for Tying on Hooks From Size 24 to 3/0
12:30 Blane Chocklett – Game Changers
1:45  John Shaner – Wet Flies and Spiders
3:00  Matt Grobert – Tying Simple Flies

Talks subject to change and additions.

Casting Demonstrations: 

Saturday

Pond 1
10:15  Dianne Tidy – Practice with Purpose
12:15  Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch
2:15   George Daniel – Back to Basics
4:15   Bob Clouser – How to Cast Weighted Flies and Lines

Pond 2
11:15  Tom Sadler – Intro to Tenkara: Simple Fly Fishing
1:15   Gary Borger – Casting Strategies
3:15   Dusty Wissmath – Making Your First Cast Count

Sunday

Pond 1
9:45   Tom Sadler – Intro to Tenkara: Simple Fly Fishing
11:15  Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch
1:15   Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
3:15   Bob Clouser – How to Cast Weighted Flies and Lines

Pond 2
10:15  Dusty Wissmath – Making Your First Cast Count
12:15  George Daniel – Fishing Casts
2:15   Dianne Tidy – Practice with Purpose

Talks subject to change and additions.

Classes with the Experts: 

Saturday 8:30-11:00am

The Perfect Cast with Gary Borger. This casting class focuses on the skills needed to develop sound casting and mending, and encompasses Wrist Casting, Arm Assisted Wrist Casting, Whole Arm Casting, The Bow and Arrow and Long Range Bow and Arrow Casts, the Elliptical Stroke, Across the Head Casting, Curve Casting, Side Arm Roll Casting, Switch Casting, Reach Mend, Parachute Mend, Puddle Mend. Curve Mend, Hump Mend, Puddle Reach, the C Pickup, Shooting Line, and more. 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

Tips & Tricks for Tying Small Flies with Tim Flagler. Many tiers resist tying small flies in the belief that they are difficult, but they really aren’t. With a few simple tips and tricks, just about anyone can get comfortable tying flies as small as a size 24. Patterns will include a micro egg, several midge dries, midge larva and a midge emerger. Also, a super simple but exceptionally effective micro caddis larva. You no longer need to fear flies you can barely see! 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

Youth Fly Fishing Class with Josh Miller. Learn the basics about fly fishing from our instructor Josh Miller – Eastern Coach for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team. This class is perfect for beginners. In the class you will learn essential knots, casting, aquatic life cycle and other essential aspects of fly fishing. All Levels. Click HERE to Register

Fly Fishing 101 for Women with Dianne Tidy. Learn the basics of fly fishing, including rod, reel, line, leader, tippet, and fly assembly, knots, flies, reading the water, drift and safety in a women’s only class. Beginner. Click HERE to Register

Sunday 8:30-11:00am

Fly Casting with Bob Clouser. This class will cover getting better distance with your double haul, how to cast weighted flies, sinking lines and shooting heads and developing an inverted loop. Bob does it all. Intermediate. Click HERE to Register

Seductive Streamer Strategies with George Daniel. Streamer fishing isn’t just about casting a wooly bigger down and across and stripping like hell. The streamer game can be involved to the same degree as with nymphing, dry fly, and wet fly fishing. For example, it’s no different than nymphing where the angler needs to adjust weight and the depth they fish the pattern. Meaning, there are specific streamer strategies designed to work with unique fishing conditions. From streamer fishing skinny water all the way to blown out river conditions-we’ll discuss approaches for basically any condition. This class looks at both floating and sinking line strategies, pattern designs, leader designs, and retrieves to match any condition. Just about every possible streamer tool will be discussed in this comprehensive class. The class will have a group discussion while looking at specific scenarios and build a game plan to approach each. The goal with this class is to provide the angler with the confidence to fish streamers in any condition. All Levels. Click HERE to Register

Practical Nymphing Class with Ed Engle. Nymphing techniques and styles have changed a lot in the past decade. It seems like a new nymphing method and the tackle necessary to pursue it pops up on an almost monthly basis. All of this can be confusing for both novice and experienced nymph fishers.

A goal of my PRACTICAL NYMPHING class is to 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. I’ll review 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. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of floating strike indicators, sighter-style strike detection and other ways to detect strikes. I’ll round out the discussion on the technical aspects of nymphing with suggestions for nymphing rods and fly reels. After our survey of the necessary and important “technical” side of nymphing we’ll spend some time trying to get to the heart of nymphing. We’ll briefly discuss the historical origins of nymphing and how that affects the way we fish nymphs today. I’ll talk about regional differences in nymphing styles. We’ll also discuss the importance of simplifying your nymphing.

PRACTICAL NYMPHING will help you achieve that goal. I’ll use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate our topics of discussion. Questions aren’t just encouraged throughout the class, they are vital to our education. Mid-way through the class we’ll take 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. All Levels. Click HERE to Register

Sunday 2:00-4:30

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

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. Click HERE to Register

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: 

Saturday

ROOM A
10:00 Smallmouth Bass of South Central PA-Brian Shumaker
11:00 A Walk on the Wild Side, Fly Fishing Pennsylvania’s Headwater Streams-Henry Ramsay
12:00 Southeast PA Spring Creeks-Jake Villwock
1:00 Tips and Tactics for Fly Fishing the Delaware-Ben Sheard
2:00 Eastern Trophy Tailwaters-Tom Gilmore
3:00 Pennsylvania Smallmouth Bass-Jake Villwock
4:00 Fly Fishing for Musky-Blane Chocklett

ROOM B
10:00 Fishing with Confidence How to Get the Most Out of a Day on the Water-Tim O’Neill
11:00 Fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine-Bob Romano
12:00 Virginia on the Fly-Blane Chocklett
1:00 Steelhead Fishing the Salmon River and Other Great Lake Tribs.-Bob Shannon
2:00 Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley-Brian Trow
3:00 Back to Basics-Rick Nyles
4:00 Topwater Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass-William Heresniak

ROOM C
10:00 The Storied Waters Tour – A 5000 Mile Literary Odyssey-David Van Wie
11:00 Fishing with Kids @ Weatherbys-Jeff McEvoy
12:00 Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem-Dusty Wissmath
1:00 Fly Fishing Turneffe Flats, Belize-Dusty Wissmath
2:00 In the footsteps of Joe Brooks-Jerry Kustich
3:00 Dry Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Labrador-Bob Shannon

ROOM D
11:00 Steelhead Fishing on Oregon’s Rogue River-James Sampsel
12:00 A Year in Belize with Lincoln Westby-Scott Thompson
1:00 Why You Want to Fish the Kenai River in Alaska-Nick Holman/Andy Wallace
2:00 Remote River Adventure Travel w/2 50# Bags-Bruce Hoskisson/Dave Scadden
3:00 Fishing Iceland on a Budget-Jeff McEvoy

Sunday

ROOM A
10:00 Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley-Brian Trow
11:00 Tips and Tactics for Fly Fishing the Delaware-Ben Sheard
12:00 Spiders and Soft Hackles. Ancient Flies for Modern Trout-John Shaner
1:00 Steelhead Fishing the Salmon River and Other Great Lake Tribs.-Bob Shannon
2:00 A Walk on the Wild Side, Fly Fishing Pennsylvania’s Headwater Streams-Henry Ramsay
3:00 Southeast PA Spring Creeks-Jake Villwock

ROOM B
10:00 Pennsylvania Smallmouth Bass-Jake Villwock
11:00 Fishing with Confidence How to Get the Most Out of a Day on the Water-Tim O’Neill
12:00 Fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine-Bob Romano
1:00 Smallmouth Bass of South Central PA-Brian Shumaker
2:00 Back to Basics-Rick Nyles
3:00 Topwater Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass-William Heresniak

ROOM C
10:00 Virginia on the Fly-Blane Chocklett
11:00 Fishing with Kids @ Weatherbys-Jeff McEvoy
12:00 The Storied Waters Tour – A 5000 Mile Literary Odyssey-David Van Wie
1:00 Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem-Dusty Wissmath
2:00 In the footsteps of Joe Brooks-Jerry Kustich
3:00 Fly Fishing Turneffe Flats, Belize-Dusty Wissmath

ROOM D
10:00 Dry Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Labrador-Bob Shannon
11:00 Steelhead Fishing on Oregon’s Rogue River-James Sampsel
12:00 A Year in Belize with Lincoln Westby-Scott Thompson
1:00 Why You Want to Fish the Kenai River in Alaska-Nick Holman/Andy Wallace
2:00 Remote River Adventure Travel w/2 50# Bags-Bruce Hoskisson/Dave Scadden
3:00 Fishing Iceland on a Budget-Jeff McEvoy

Talks subject to change and additions.

IF4_logoBACK AGAIN:  The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, March 3 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance. Click HERE for advance tickets.

New this year!

Children’s Fly Fishing Fun Time from 12:00-2:00. Join Sheila Jones, award winning author of Amir’s Big Catch for children’s story time. Following story time will be fun filled games including Fly Hop Fly. This will be a great time to enjoy with your kids at the Fly Fishing Show while playing and learning fly fishing games.  Amir’s Big Catch is a lively story of fishing, friendship, and team work. The colorful illustrations and alliterations engage and entertain the young reader.

New this year!

Net Building Demos:  For the first time at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show, Sam Lacina will be demonstrating custom landing net building. Sam has been making custom fly fishing nets for the last 25 years. He has demonstrated his craft at many fishing conclaves and shows across the United States and has taught at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. At the Show, Sam will not only be displaying his creations but he will be demonstrating his construction methods and techniques. He will have a wide selection of his nets available as well as net building supplies, including custom router bits, net bags and his 120 minute DVD covering the details of landing net construction.

FFI Learning Center:  Fly Fishers International (FFI) 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.  The FFI Learning Center is good place to advance the skills of all fly fishers. Stop by and get acquainted!

 

Lancaster County Convention Center

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