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: $2

Scouts under 16 in uniform: free

Military with ID: $10

Show Hours

Saturday:  9am – 5:30pm

Sunday:   9am – 4:30pm

IF4_logo

BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm.  $15; $10 in advance.

Click here for advance IF4 tickets.

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!

 

Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, WA 98036

*Map Located at bottom of page*

Directions From:

From I-5 N:
Take exit 181B for Alderwood Mall Parkway toward 196th Street Southwest/Washington 524     0.4 mi
Turn left onto Poplar Way 0.1 mi
Turn left onto 196th St SW
Lynnwood Convention Center will be on the right

From I-5 S:
Take exit 181 for Washington 524 W 1.2 mi
Merge onto 196th St SW
Lynnwood Convention Center will be on the right

Flying:
Sea-Tac Airport – Port of Seattle
17801 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 787-5388
Please visit http://www.portseattle.org for ground transportation options.

 

Accommodations:

19332 36th Avenue West Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 775-7600

Rate per room:  Single King $90.99, Double Queen $104.99, Suite $113.99, includes continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi

Cut-off for special room rate is 1/2/17.  Please request The Fly Fishing Show rate.

 

EMBASSY SUITES by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
Embassy Suites Special Block rate of $129 King or $139 Double Queen Includes:
-Newly renovated two room suite
-Daily hot buffet breakfast that includes a chef made to order omelet station
-Nightly two hour Reception with unlimited hard and soft drinks & appetizers
-On site restaurant serving lunch, dinner, & room service
-Indoor pool & whirlpool
-Free parking

Attendees can begin calling in their reservations to (425) 775-2500 or
(800) 628-0611 and reserving their rooms under THE FLY FISHING SHOW 2017 BLOCK.
Guests can also make their reservations using the reservation booking link here.

Please be aware that reservations need to be made by February 3rd, after this date, we cannot guarantee availability or provide the discounted rate under your block.

 

Shuttle Service options:

shuttleexpress.com
portseattle.org

Celebrities:

 

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.

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.

Skip MorrisSkip Morris:  Ski is a name fly fishers know well–after all, he’s published 17 books on fly fishing and fly tying over the past 25 years (among them, Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple, Western River Hatches, Trout Flies for Rivers, and Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes) along with over 200 magazine articles on these topics. He also played host on a national fly-fishing television show and several instructional DVDs. As a speaker, Skip’s performed from California and Arizona to Michigan, Iowa, and Alabama, to name only a few, three Canadian provinces, and Europe. Skip’s wife, Carol, provides much of the photography in Skip’s work and all the illustrations. They live, currently, with two battling cats, on Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula with its myriad opportunities for both fresh and saltwater fly fishing.

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Phillip Rowley:  Phil has been fly fishing for over 30 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly. But Phil is best known for his stillwater exploits. A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He has authored three books and numerous feature articles and two regular columns. Phil’s first book Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a best seller. In addition to his writing, Phil has four instructional DVD’s. In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing championships. When he isn’t on the water Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs and conducting fly-fishing schools. Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home. Phil has appeared on a number of T.V. shows including, BC Outdoors Sports Fishing, Sport Fishing B.C., Fishing Alberta and Fishing with Shelly and Courtney. Phil is presently one of the co-hosts of the New Fly Fisher, an educational fly fishing production. Make a point of visiting Phil on-line at, www.flycraftangling.com.

MORE TO COME!

 

Authors:  TBA

 

Fly Tiers Attending Lynnwood :

Jason HaddixJason Haddix:  Jason is originally from Illinois, but grew up fishing the trout streams of northern Colorado, where there was tons of oppurtunity to learn. From even the youngest age, he has always had a love of fishing, tying and the outdoors in general. This later led him to become a commercial tier and guide for several different shop/outfitters. Along the way he has been able to some great friends in the industry and some affiliations with some oustanding companies. Such as Peak vises, Daiichi hooks, Rite bobbins and Trout flies.com to name a few. Although he has spent many hours behind the vise cranking out thousands of commercialy tied flies, his love of realistic flies and deer hair bass bugs stilll comes to the surface at shows. So be sure and stop by to see some of his realistic flies. Some of which include the walking stick, spider, damsel nymph and any other off the wall thing he’s come up with. Also feel free to email or contact him at anytime with questions j-onthefly@hotmail.com.

Vern JeremicaVern Jeremica: In 1962 I saw then famous fly casting great, Jim Green, fishing for shad below Nimbus Dam on the American River east of Sacramento, California. At that point in time, I had never seen anyone cast a fly as well or as far. I was hooked, landed, and never to be released. Soon thereafter I bought my first fly rod with money earned from mowing lawns. I have been fly fishing and fly tying ever since. I initially joined California Fly Fisherman Unlimited in Sacramento with the idea of becoming a better fly fisher and fly tier. I can still smell the fragrant smoke of pipe and cigar heavy in the room populated with men wearing formal sporting or business attire, speaking of big and large numbers of fish from recent trips, but rarely sharing a word on what fly they used or where they fished. Stepping into this club as their youngest member I was intimidated. However, attending my first meeting I met two notable characters, Dr. Stan Inouye and Mr. Art Rathbun. I will never forget these gentlemen. These kind souls took me under their wing and encouraged and mentored me. Stan and Arts kind positive critique of my Perrine fly box stuffed with my recent creations encouraged me to continue fly tying. My sporting life of fly fishing gave me so much that it wasn’t long before I realized it was my turn to give back to fly fishing. I have been teaching and demonstrating fly tying since the early 80’s. I have been a member of many fly fishing clubs since 1968 including: CFFU, California Fly Fisherman, in Sacramento, Puget Sound Anglers, and the Overlake Fly Club in the Seattle area, the Seattle Casting Club, the FFF Fly Tying Group, FFF Fly Tying Group Board of Governors, the Bend Casting Club, and the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild in Issaquah. I have had the opportunity to fish in Iceland, Australia, Diego Garcia, New Zealand, Mexico and 13 states including Alaska. My top choices of species to angle for include most Anadromous species, and any saltwater fish that will grab a fly. I won’t however pass up a chance to catch a bluegill or a crappie. I love tying everything from tiny midge patterns, deer hair bombers, to classic Atlantic salmon fly patterns. Lately, I concentrate my fly tying endeavors on estuary and northwest salt water species, steelhead patterns, and patterns developed for central Oregon, and central Washington trout.

PudgeKleinkaufCecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf:  Pudge Kleinkauf has owned and operated Women’s Flyfishing® her instruction and guide service in Alaska, for the past twenty-five years taking both women and couples fishing for salmon, trout, Arctic grayling, char, and pike in locations all around the State.  She also guides trips to Mexico and Argentina each year. Pudge ties the flies for all of her guided trips, and demonstrates fly tying for clubs and shows around the country. Her special salmon flies are used by fly anglers throughout Alaska. A contributing editor for “Fish Alaska Magazine,” and the author of four books, “Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska,” and “River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women”  (both Benjamin Franklin Award Winners) as well as her new books, “Fly Fishing for Alaska’s Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North,” and “Pacific Salmon Flies.” Pudge also instructs for Casting for Recovery, Alaska, and is a member of the International Women Fly Fishers, the Alaska Fly Fishers, and the guide associations of both TU and the FFF. Pudge is also a Fly Fishing Ambassador for patagonia, and Women’s Flyfishing® has become a  Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business.  Her web site is www.womensflyfishing.net and her e-mail is pudge@womensflyfishing.net

Peter KogaPeter Koga: 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.

Jay_sPhotoJay Murakoshi: I have been in the fly fishing industry for the past 38 years and also a commerical fly tyer  for 37 years, having tied for such notables as Lefty Kreh, Trey Combs.  At one time or another, I have tied for most of California’s fly shops.  My patterns have been featured in Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, California Fly Fisher, Western Outdoors, North and SouthWest Fly Fishing. I am one of the West Coast contributing writers for FFSW magazine. I have developed a few top water bass patterns that have been featured and I also sell them through my web site www.fliesunlimited.com. They are the CB Diver, Floating Minnow, the Hula Girl and the latest is the Freddy’s Frog Crease Fly.  A fly that will entice any LMB or striper. As a speaker, I have been doing seminars and clinics since the early 80’s. I have spoken to thousands of people at events like the International Sportsmans Expo, The Fly Fishing Show, Renzetti Fly Fishing Fair, sports pro shops, fly fishing clubs and conclaves. I’m also on pro staff for TFO, Galvan Reels, RIO products, SmithAction, Angler’s Sports Group (Dai Ichi Hooks), Gamakatsu. I also run my own travel business taking people south of the border to the La Paz area. We fish the waters of La Ventana/Cerralvo Island. I spend 3 to 4 months fishing the waters and know them quite well.  You can find me at www.bajaflyfishingadventures.com. We also arrange trips to Guatamala and Australia. My latest adventure is filming and producing fly fishing video’s and fly tying video’s.

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!

Walt SwansonWalt Swanson: I have been fishing for approx. 35 years and tying flies approx. 30 years. Fishing destinations include Christmas Island. Terra del Fuego, British Columbia, Canada, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. I Have been teaching fly tying and fly casting classes since 2001 and I am an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor.

 

 

david-williamsDavid Paul Williams: David has been waving a stick with his feet in cold water for over fifty years. He loves to share his hard-earned knowledge at conferences and clubs. Author of Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth (Stackpole Books), and “In The Field” editor for Washington-Oregon Game & Fish, his articles include where-to and how-to target bass, trout, salmon, and steelhead for numerous magazines including Fly Fisherman, American Angler, Northwest Fly Fishing, Fly Fusion, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Bassmaster, Salmon-Trout-Steelheader, Salmon Steelhead Journal, Backpacker, Northwest Travel, Seattle Magazine. His entertaining media presentations are in demand throughout the west and he demonstrates fly tying at fly fishing expos. He can be found online at www.thewriterealtor.com.

 

MORE TO COME!

Exhibitors Attending Lynnwood:  TBA

 

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

 

IF4_logoBACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 18 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.

 

 

 

A Note from the Director: TBA

 

Programs, Seminars and Classes

Author’s Booth:

Saturday
TBA

Sunday
TBA

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Seminars:

Saturday
Catch Room
TBA

Release Room
TBA

 

Sunday
Catch Room
TBA

Release Room
TBA

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Featured Fly Tiers: 

Saturday
TBA

Sunday
TBA

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Casting Demonstrations:

Saturday
TBA

Sunday
TBA

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Classes with the Experts:

Saturday 8:30-11:00am
TBA

 

Saturday 5:30-8:00
TBA

 

Sunday 8:30-11:00am
TBA

 

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 Class: Bring your own rod, reel & line.  Because of limited space please bring either a single hand rod , switch rod or short Spey rod ( 12.5’ or smaller ).  A  floating weight forward line is required, Scandinavian heads are ok  . Please do not bring  sinking lines or  Skagit lines .

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

TBA

Sunday

TBA

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

IF4_logoBACK AGAIN:  The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, February 18 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance.  Click here for advance tickets.

 

 

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.  The IFFF Learning Center is good place to advance the skills of all fly fishers. Stop by and get acquainted!  IFFF-Logo-horizontal-web-sm-SM

 

 

 

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