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, February 17 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!

 

Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036.

*Map Located at bottom of page*

Directions follow below:                                                                                 

From points north of Lynnwood and Everett:

Follow I-5 South.  Take exit 181 to merge onto WA-524 W/196th St SW.   Lynnwood Convention Center will be on the right.

From points south of Lynnwood and Seattle (Interstate 5):

Follow I-5 north to Poplar Way in Lynnwood;  take exit 181B Drive to 196th St SW.   Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 196th St SW.   Lynnwood Convention Center will be on the right

From points south of Lynnwood and Bellevue (Interstate 405):

Follow I-405 north to Interstate 5. Take the Interstate 5 South exit toward Seattle/Lynnwood.   Keep right, follow signs for WA-524 W and merge onto WA-524 W/196th St SW.   Lynnwood Convention Center will be on the right

 

Transportation:

Sea-Tac Airport (SEA) – Lynnwood is 30 miles from the airport

Please visit www.portseattle.org for ground transportation options.

 

Accommodations:
Best Western Alderwood
19332 36th Avenue
West Lynnwood, WA 98036
Reservations: 425-775-7600 –

When calling for reservations be sure to mention the Show to receive special rates:
Rate per room –   Single King: $90.99;  Double Queen:  $104.99;  Suite $113.99

Or, click HERE to reserve your room on-line with the special show room-rates.  If website prompts a request, the group ID# is 4W9PP7W3.

Room rates includes continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi.  Cut-off for special room rate is 1/20/18

Celebrities: 

 

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

 

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.

 

Nate Brumley:  Nate Brumley is the owner dryflyinnovations.com, and author of two new cutting-edge dry fly books: Addicted to the Rise and Winter on a Dry Fly. The only bugs sold at his company are dry flies and he’s mastered the use of them in all seasons over all bodies of fresh water. Nate has never sunk a nymph or fished a streamer. His offering is 50 plus years’ experience fishing a dry fly exclusively. Brumley’s tying sessions introduce dynamic new fly patterns. His presentations are rich in dry fly technique that include video to connect the concepts. These demonstrations are some of the most sought-after events in the industry at present and his breadth of knowledge is truly phenomenal. It’s been said that one hour with Nate is like gaining 10 years of dry fly experience. Should you have the opportunity, attend one of his tying sessions, presentations, or classes…it will change the way you dry fly fish forever.

 

Brian Chan:  It’s safe to say I was hooked on fishing at a very young age. Regular weekend and holiday fishing trips with my dad are still very fond memories. My passion for fishing led to an educational path that would allow me to work with fish. A Fish, Wildlife & Recreation technical diploma and a BSc in freshwater ecology set me up for a 30 year career in managing recreational fisheries for the province of BC. It truly was the best job in the world! My growing interest in fly fishing lakes led to a secondary career that started with writing magazine articles and making presentations to fly fishing clubs to teaching weekend seminars. I have written for such magazines as Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fusion and Fly Fishing & Tying Journal. I have also authored or co-authored several books on fly fishing and fly tying and produced several instructional videos. For the past 25 years I have made many appearances on TV fishing shows including BC Outdoors Sportfishing, Sport Fishing on the Fly, West Coast Sporting Journal and The New Fly Fisher. During the past 7 years I have built up a stillwater guiding business which has been well received by both new and long time fly fishers who want to learn how to fish stillwaters. I have been tying flies since 11 years of age. My fascination with aquatic entomology has certainly played a role in the flies that I have developed for fishing stillwaters. In 2014 I was award a lifetime achievement award by Fly Tyer Magazine. More recently I have partnered with long time fishing friend Phil Rowley in developing a line of stillwater fly patterns that we sell on our E store www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com Phil and I recently completed the first of a two set instructional DVD series titled “Conquering Chironomids” And yes, my favourite way to fly fish lakes is with strike indicators. There is just something about watching that indicator go down regardless of the size of the fish. My favourite fishing haunts are the many trout lakes surrounding my home city of Kamloops but I also make regular forays to lakes in other regions of the province. I also enjoy wading rivers for trout and steelhead and have recently been learning and enjoying double hand rods. Through my angling career I have had the opportunity to visit some great tropical saltwater fly fishing destinations as well as some incredible fisheries in Canada’s northern territories. These are always special trips that offer lasting memories. I have been fortunate in developing professional affiliations within the fly fishing and boating industries. These including Sage, RIO, Islander Reels, Montana Fly Company, Outcast Sporting Gear and Yamaha. After 40 years of fly fishing I still enjoy each and every day on the water. There is not a day when I do not learn something and that is what keeps me coming back for more.

 

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.

 

Dave McCoy: Owner/Founder of Emerald Water Anglers Fly Store and professional guide/travel service. Growing up in the Eugene area, my stomping grounds were and remain legendary namesakes; Crane Prairie and Hosmer Lakes, the Deschutes, McKenzie and Umpqua Rivers to name a few. I quickly discovered the thrill of having a fish on, but was always in awe of my surroundings. I have now been in the fly fishing industry in one form or another for 26 years now professionally and am relentlessly striving to surpass expectations everywhere I can. I am nothing in my pursuits without my wife Natalie and daughter Nessa who constantly remind me why I am so inspired, without saying a word.

 

 

 

Skip Morris:   Skip Morris is a name fly fishers know well–after all, he’s published 18 books on fly fishing and fly tying over the past 25 years (including Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple, Western River Hatches, Trout Flies for Rivers, and Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes) along with over 300 magazine articles on these topics. He’s also played host on a national fly-fishing television show and several instructional DVDs. As a speaker, Skip’s performed in states from California and Arizona to Michigan, Iowa and Alabama, to name only a few, three Canadian provinces, and overseas.
The spring 2014 issue of Fly Tyer announced Skip as a winner of the magazine’s lifetime achievement award.
Skip’s wife, Carol, provides much of the photography in Skip’s work and all the illustrations. They live,, with two battling cats, on Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula with its myriad opportunities for both fresh and saltwater fly fishing.
Skip and his wife, Carol, were for three years among the regular hosts of the
“Fly-Fish Television Magazine” show, which was broadcast throughout the US and overseas. In the US, it was on the Outdoor Life Network.
Skip’s original fly patterns are tied and distributed by the Solitude Fly Company of Alhambra, California. Their current catalog contains over 30 of Skip’s patterns, most in several sizes.

 

Brian O’Keefe:  I have combined a lifetime of fly fishing photography, fly casting instruction with a lot of serious fly fishing. As an IFFF certified Master Casting Instructor, I enjoy teaching and demonstrating all things fly casting, and working with first time fly casters to long bomb distance casters. My most popular fly casting seminar is on distance. The double haul is critical to all distance or power casts. The same principals apply when casting big flies a moderate distance, or casting in the wind.I use a simple step by step approach to learning the double haul and improving your double haul. It’s quite easy.

 

 

 

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!

 

Denny Rickards:   For the past thirty years Denny Rickards has had an opportunity to fish and guide anglers over some of the most challenging trout waters in the Western United States. His simplistic approach and techniques on presentation have accounted for browns over 20 pounds, cutthroats to 15 pounds, and rainbows in excess of 19 pounds. Over 250 days a year are spent doing what he loves best: guiding, writing, tying flies, conducting fly fishing schools, and field testing and developing tackle manufacturer’s products. His newly developed Crystal Creek Series graphite fly rods by Diamondback are being compared to the top rods in the industry. As a consultant to the Cortland Line Company, Denny has designed new Stillwater fly lines for fishing lakes and reservoirs. His Zone Card enables anglers to better understand which lines, patterns and retrieves are best for the depths where trout prefer to feed. As a professional fly tier, his suggestive patterns have appeared in various outdoor magazines and are on display at Crushners Fly Fishing Museum in Florence, Oregon. Based on past reviews, his books and companion videos are now considered the “bibles” for fly fishing lakes. When he isn’t fishing or guiding, many hours are spent creating new fly patterns, studying trout behavior and their habitat, and the various insects found within their environment. His knowledge and ability to teach others were a prerequisite to establishing his fly fishing schools/clinics which have become a priority for anglers seeking the ultimate from their Stillwater angling experiences.

 

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.

 

Molley Semineck:  Molly started teaching fly-casting back in the 80’s after she left the Midwest and landed in Utah. In 2000, Molly and her family moved to Livingston Montana where she began a 15-year guiding/outfitting career. During this time, Molly started Tie The Knot Fly Fishing, became an outfitter and Master Certified Casting Instructor through the International Federation of Fly Fishers now the Fly Fishers International. Another move took her further west to Birch Bay Washington. A Two-Handed fly rod is now her go to method in the PNW. Molly is currently on the Casting Board of Governors and Board of Directors of the FFI. In addition to teaching fly fishing Molly has written a book titled 25 Best Off-the-Beaten Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams by Stonefly Press (2017 Bronze Award winner through the Independent Publisher Book Award).

 

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.

 

David 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.

 

Additional Celebrities: TBA

 

 

Authors: 

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

Tom Boyd
SALT WATER’S GREATEST GAMEFISH

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

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

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
ROOKIE NO MORE: THE FLYFISHING NOVICE GETS GUIDANCE FROM A PRO (new release)
PACIFIC SALMON FLIES: NEW TIES & OLD STANDBYS
RIVER GIRLS: FLY FISHING FOR YOUNG WOMEN
FLY-FISHING FOR ALASKA’S ARCTIC GRAYLING: SAILFISH OF THE NORTH

Skip Morris
FLY TYING MADE CLEAR AND SIMPLE
THE ART OF TYING THE NYMPH
THE ART OF TYING THE DRY FLY
THE ART OF TYING THE BASS FLY
TYING FOAM FLIES
CONCISE HANDBOOK OF FLY TYING
THE CUSTOM GRAPHITE FLY ROD
MORRIS & CHAN ON FLY FISHING TROUT LAKES (WITH BRIAN CHAN)
WATERPROOF FLY FISHER’S GUIDE: WESTERN RIVER HATCHES
MORRIS ON TYING FLIES
TROUT FLIES FOR RIVERS
FLY TYING MADE CLEAR AND SIMPLE II, ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
THE ART OF TYING THE BASS FLY, SECOND EDITION
LEARN TO TIE FLIES
SEASONS FOR TROUT (WITH HAFELE AND HUGHES)
TACTICS FOR TROUT (WITH HAFELE AND HUGHES)
SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BEGINNING FLY ANGLERS
THE SALMONFLY, DREAM HATCH OF THE WEST

Denny Rickards
STILLWATER PRESENTATION

Phillip Rowley
FLY PATTERNS FOR STILLWATERS: A STUDY OF TROUT, ENTOMOLOGY & TYING
STILLWATER SELECTIONS
STILLWATER SOLUTIONS

Molly Semenik
25 BEST OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH MONTANA FLY FISHING STREAMS (new release)

David Paul Williams
FLY FISHING FOR WESTERN SMALLMOUTH

Additional Authors TBA

 

Fly Tiers:  

 

Kuni Masuda: Kuni Masuda has 35 years of fly fishing experience and a member of the World Fly Fishing team of Japan, IFFF and Clark-Skamania Flyfishers in Vancouver, Washington.
Kuni Masuda participated in the 2012 World Fly Fishing Championship in Slovenia in June 2012. He was invited to compete as a member of Team Japan and manager of the team. He was also invited back to WFFC in Norway in August 2013 as a team member and manager for Team Japan.
He asked to join one of the finest handcrafted and high performance rod maker, C.F. Burkheimer as a pro-staff since 2011. http://cfbflyrods.com/staff/kuni-masuda/ Also, he has been invited to become Wastatch Fly Tying tools Co’s “Angling Pro” staff as a demo tier.
Currently he is a member of Board of Directors at the International Federation of Fly Fishing club and also member of the Fly Fishing Museum committee in Livingston Montana as well as a demo fly tier for their fly fishing events.

 

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!

 

Walt 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 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.

 

Michael T Williams:  Michael T. Williams is the originator of the world-famous, Percolator, a fish fooling pattern! As of 2017, 18 species of fish have been caught by Michael Tʼs Percolator!
Williams, an excellent teacher/coach, is a world-class fly tying artist. Among his fly tying workshops, the most requested is, “Fly Tying Tips & Tricks–60 Years Under the Influence of a Vise”.
Michael T Williams has been photographing since 1952 & shares captivating presentations to fly fishing clubs & organizations.
Michael T Williams is an Oregon licensed fishing guide. Williamsʼ specialties are drift boating the Wild Fish designated lower McKenzie River & walking/wading the spectacular “mountain river” reaches of the McKenzie & Willamette Rivers & their magical tributaries.
Michael T Williams hit the planet on May 29, 1944 in Eugene, Oregon.
www.mtwilliamsflyfish.com

 

Additional Tiers TBA 

Exhibitors Attending Lynnwood:

3-Tand
PO Box 7413
Prospect, CT 06712
www.3-tand.com

All-Waters Fly Fishing
5127 NW Eldorado Blvd
Bremerton, WA 98312
www.all-waters.com

Allen Fly Fishing
565 Commerce St; Ste. 100
Southlake, TX 76092
www.allenflyfishing.com

Anderson Custom Rods
1976 Foots Creek Rd
Gold Hill, OR 97525
www.andersoncustomrods.com

Angling Bookstore
PO Box 2986
Crested Butte, CO 81224
www.anglingbookstore.com

Avid Angler, the
17171 Bothell Way NE, A272
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
www.avidangler.com

Best of Kamchatka
5590 Colt Drive
Longmont, CO 80503
www.thebestofkamchatka.com

Bighorn Fly & Tackle Shop
502 13th Street West
Handin, MT 59304
www.bighornfly.com

Bissell Insurance
4055 Valley Commons Drive, Unit A
Bozeman, MT 59718
www.bissellinsuranceagency.com

Blue Horizon Belize
1810 Poquito St
Austin, TX 78702
www.bluehorizonbelize.com

Casting for Recovery
109 E Oak St 1G
Bozeman, MT 59715
www.castingforrecovery.org

Chota Outdoorgear
2926-A Byington Solway Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37931
www.chotaoutdoorgear.com

Corbett Lake Lodge

Crazy Caddis/Evolution Fly Fishing
34 Cox Creek Lane
Cascade, MT 59412

Crystal Creek Anglers
PO Box 470
Fort Klamoth, OR 97626
www.flyfishingstillwaters.com

Dogfish Boats
220 McKenzie Avenue
Bellingham, WA 89225
www.dogfishboats.com

Douglas Lake Ranch
2620 Home Ranch Lane
Douglas Lake, BC V0E I50
Candada
www.douglaslake.com

Douglas Outdoors
43 County Rt 59
Phoenix, NY 13135
www.douglasoutdoors.com

Drifters Lodge Alaska
PO Box 746
Cooper Landing, AK 99572
www.drifterslodge.com

Dry Fly Innovations
383 W. Bloomington Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
www.dryflyinnovations.com

Emerald Water Anglers
4502 42nd Ave SW, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98116
www.emeralwateranglers.com

Enrico Puglisi, LTD
40 A Sea Cliff Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542
www.epflies.com

Fieldworkers Club
5985 Trail End Road
Threo Oaks, MI 49128
www.fieldworkersclub.com

Fincognito
220 N 1st Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
www.fincognito.com

Fishing BC
Box 3301
Kamloops V2C6B9
www.fishingbc.com

Fly Fishers International
5237 US Hwy 89 S, Ste 11
Livingston, MT 59047
www.flyfishersinternational.org

Gig Harbor
3115 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
www.gigharborflyshop.com

HARDY, FENWICK, PFLUEGER, HODGMAN
2701 Robins St
Endwell, NY 13760
www.hardyfishing.com

Hills Discount Flies
281 Metcalf Road Unit 104
Arvada, CO 81620
www.hillsdiscountflies.com

Kootenay Fly Shop & Silvertip Outfitters
821-7th Ave., Box 2140
Fernie, BC V0b 1M0
www.kootenayflyshop.com

Maxxon Outfitters
8803 S. 218th Street
Kent, WA 98031
www.maxxonoutfitters.com

Meadow Lake Fish Camp
Box 38
Little Fort, BC V0E2C0
Canada
www.meadowlakefishing.com

Missoula River Lodge
4034 O’Shaughney St.
Missoula, MT 59808
www.montanaflyfishingguide.com

Monic Fly Fishing
2400 Central Ave # D
Boulder, CO 80301
www.monic.com

No See Um Lodge
5061 E Sam’s Cir
Wasilla, AK 99654
www.noseeumlodge.com

North Fork Outdoors
950 W Kershaw Unit A
Ogden, UT 84401
www.northforkoutdoors.com

Northwest Fly Fishing
PO Box 1209
Winthrop, WA 98862
www.matchthehatch.com

NORVISE
PO Box 926
Kelso, WA 98626
www.norvise.com

NuCanoe & Kayak Academy
2125 Humboldt St
Bellingham, WA 98225
www.nucanoe.com

Nucast
120 W. Country Club Blvd.
Big Bear City, CA 92314-3273
www.nucast.com

OPST
12644 Interurban Avenue South, Bldg. 3
Tukwila, WA 98168
www.opskagit.com

Outcast Sporting Gear
PO Box 180
Meridian, ID 83680
www.outcastboats.com

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
PO Box 695
LaPlata, MD 20646
www.projecthealingwaters.org

Quik-Cast
12081 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228
www.quik-cast.com

Red’s Fly Shop
PO Box 186
Ellensburg, WA 98926
www.redsflyshop.com

Reel Action Alaska Lodge
PO Box 10396
Rochester, NY 14610
www.reelactionfly.com

Rise Fishing Co.
PO box 3222
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
www.risefishing.com

Stealth Craft Boats
7038 S. M-37
Baldwin, MI 49304
www.stealthcraftboats.com

Temple Fork Outfitters
8105 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX 75247
www.tforods.com

Thomas & Thomas
627 Barton Rd
Greenfield, MA 01301
www.thomasandthomas.com

TU Alaska Program
201 Main Street, Suite 202
Juneau, AK 99801
www.americansalmonforest.org

Water Master Rafts
476 Wines Way
Stevensville, MT 59870
www.bigskyinflatables.com

Westcoast Fishing Adventures Ltd.
908 Matson Road
Terrace, BC V8G0e7
www.westcoastfishing.ca

More 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_logoBACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Friday, February 17 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

 

 

Click HERE to Register for Classes with the Experts.

2015 OP Steelhead-46A Note from the Director: You are cordially invited to the sixth Fly Fishing Show at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Some of the highlights you won’t want to miss include:
• New 2018 products from manufacturers.
• Seminars, Casting Demos, and Featured Tier presentations.
• Lodges, resorts, exotic vacation destinations offering money-saving show specials.
• Programs and learning opportunities for youngsters and families.
• Classes with the Experts where you can get one-on-one time with the Pros.
• The International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Saturday at 6:00 featuring a stunning two+ hour program of award-winning fly-fishing films.
• New rods, reels, lines, accessories, clothing, waders, boots, books, DVDs and anything else you may want to purchase, plus our exclusive author’s booth.
• Conservation organizations and opportunities to volunteer for the sport you cherish.
Bring you family, friends or club members for a great trip to the show for the day or make it a weekend event. The Fly Fishing Show is one of the best places to be introduced to fly fishing. Our host hotel has special rates and is just across the parking lot. See you soon.

Ben Furimsky…and the Fly Fishing Show Family

Programs, Seminars and Classes

Author’s Booth:

Saturday

Sunday

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Seminars:

Saturday
Catch Room
10:30 Dave McCoy – Puget Sound Coastal Cutts by Foot
12:00 Gary Borger – The Angler as Predator
1:30 Phillip Rowley & Brian Chan – Advanced Chironomid Tactics
3:00 David Paul Williams – Chum Salmon: Let Slip The Dogs of War

Release Room
10:00 Denny Rickards – Eliminating Presentation Mistakes for Stillwaters
11:30 Skip Morris – Make Nymph Fishing Work
1:00 Ed Engle – 25 Ways to Elevate Your Trout Game
2:30 Nate Brumley – Hatch Phases and Rise Forms
4:00 John Shaner – Spiders and Soft Hackles: Ancient Flies for Modern Trout

Sunday
Catch Room
10:30   Brian O’Keefe – North West Summer and Fall Steelhead
12:00 Ed Engle – Fishing Small Flies
1:30 Brian Chan – Effective techniques for fishing Stillwater Damsels and Dragons
3:00 David Paul Williams – Stuff Fish Eat

Release Room
10:00   Denny Rickards – Choosing the Right Flies, Lines and Retrieves for Stillwater’s
11:30 Gary Borger – Fishing the Big Fish Flies—Streamers, Bucktails, and Other Long Flies
1:00 Phillip Rowley – Approaching a New Lake2:30 Skip Morris – River Smallmouths on the Fly
2:30 Skip Morris – River Smallmouths on the Fly

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Featured Fly Tiers:

Saturday
10:00   Nate Brumley – Tying with Bear Hair
11:30   Phillip Rowley – Bread & Butter Stillwater Patterns
1:00 Skip Morris – Tying Nymphs for Trout Streams
2:30 Ed Engle – Tying Small Dry Flies, Emergers and Spinners
4:00 Gary Borger – Unusual and Unique Hackling Techniques

Sunday
10:00 Skip Morris – Flies for Sea-Run Cutthroat and Salmon
11:30 Enrico Puglisi – Tying Trout Flies with Synthetics
1:00 Denny Rickards – What’s new in Stillwater Patterns
2:30 Ed Engle – Tying Small Dry Flies, Emergers and Spinners

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Casting Demonstrations:

Saturday
10:15 Brian O’Keefe – Adding Distance in Fishing Situations
12:15 Molly Semenik – Accuracy Near and Far2:00 Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
3:45 Skip Morris – Basic Fly Casting for Beginners

Sunday
9:45 Brian O’Keefe – Real World Casting Mechanics
11:15 Skip Morris – Basic Fly Casting for Beginners
1:15 Gary Borger – Casting Strategies
2:45 Phillip Rowley – Stillwater Presentation and Casting Techniques

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Classes with the Experts:

Saturday 8:30-11:00am

Fly Fishing 101 with Skip Morris. This class will focus on how to get started in fly fishing and start catching fish—casting, figuring out where the fish lie (reading water), understanding flies, equipment, knots, rods and reels, the works. All Levels. Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle. Learn the foundation of techniques that are crucial to success in a variety of nymphing situations. Always filled, so don’t wait! All levels. Advanced Stillwater Strategies and Tactics with Phil Rowley and Brian Chan. In this advanced stillwater seminar you will learn a variety of techniques and tactics intended to make your next outing as productive as possible. All Levels.  Click HERE to Register

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle. Learn the foundation of techniques that are crucial to success in a variety of nymphing situations. Always filled, so don’t wait! All levels.  Click HERE to Register

Advanced Stillwater Strategies and Tactics with Phil Rowley and Brian Chan. In this advanced stillwater seminar you will learn a variety of techniques and tactics intended to make your next outing as productive as possible. All Levels.  Click HERE to Register

Saturday 5:30-8:00

Double Haul Made Easy with Brian O’Keefe. By using an easy step-by-step progression of skills, any caster can learn the double haul, or improve their current double haul. Each caster will progress at their own rate, and learn ways to trouble-shoot their casting at home or on the water. All Levels.  Click HERE to Register

Sunday 8:30-11:00am

Spinning Flies with Gary Borger. This clinic illustrates a whole range of imitations that can be designed and built using a spinning loop, from skaters to emergers, from nymphs to sculpins, from minnows to leeches, from saltwater imitations to pike and musky flies, and more. Intermediate.  Click HERE to Register

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle. Learn the foundation of techniques that are crucial to success in a variety of nymphing situations. Always filled, so don’t wait! All levels.  Click HERE to Register

Euro Nymphing 101 with Phil Rowley. Euro nymphing is arguably the most efficient and effective presentation nymphing techniques in use today. This comprehensive seminar will provide you with a wealth of information including specifics on short line (Polish & Czech) and long line (Spanish & French) techniques. 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.

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 on-line.  For more information call 814-443-3638.

Destination Theater:

Saturday

ROOM A
11:00  Successful DIY Yakima River Fly Fishing-Joe Rotter
12:00  Stillwater Presentation for Trophy Trout-Denny Rickards
1:00   Kayak Fly Fishing Puget Sound-Blake Merwin
2:00   Fly Fishing Hood Canal-Captain Justin Waters
3:00   Fly Fishing Western WA-Dave McCoy
4:00   BC’s Trophy Stillwaters-Brian Chan

ROOM B
11:00  Scientific Fly Fishing Expeditions To Belize & Cuba-Adam Marton
12:00  Why You Want To Fish The Kenai River In Alaska-Nick Holman/Andy Wallace
1:00   Advanced Dry Fly Fishing-Nate Brumley
2:00   Dry Flies and Solitude: Montan’s Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn
3:00   The Missouri River – Fly Fishing Heaven On Earth-David Sewak
4:00   Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishing in Eastern Washington-Joe Rotter

ROOM C
12:00 Remote River Adventure Travel w/2 50# bags-Bruce Hoskisson/Dave Scadden
1:00  Fly Fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Char and Grayling on the Kanektak River, Alaska-Paul Jacobs
2:00  A Year in Belize with Lincoln Westby-Scott Thompson
3:00  The Dry Fly Season of Western Montana-Joe Cummings
4:00   Skeena – Kitlope Adventures-Gill McKean

Sunday

ROOM A
10:00 Successful DIY Yakima River Fly Fishing-Joe Rotter
11:00 Spiders and Soft Hackles. Ancient Flies for Modern Trout-John Shaner
12:00 Reading Holding Water and Deliveries-Nate Brumley
1:00 Fly Fishing Western WA-Dave McCoy
2:00 Winter Dry Fly Fishing-Nate Brumley
3:00 Fly Fishing Hood Canal-Captain Justin Waters

ROOM B
10:00 The Dry Fly Season of Western Montana-Joe Cummings
11:00 BC’s Trophy Stillwaters-Brian Chan
12:00 Why You Want To Fish The Kenai River In Alaska-Nick Holman/Andy Wallace
1:00 Fly Fishing fr Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Char and Grayling on the Kanektak River, Alaska-Paul Jacobs
2:00 Dry Flies and Solitude: Montan’s Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn
3:00 The Missouri River – Fly Fishing Heaven On Earth-David Sewak

ROOM C
12:00 Scientific Fly Fishing Expeditions To Belize & Cuba-Adam Marton
1:00 A Year in Belize with Lincoln Westby-Scott Thompson
2:00 Remote River Adventure Travel w/2 50# bags-Bruce Hoskisson/Dave Scadden
3:00 Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishing in Eastern Washington-Joe Rotter

ROOM D
1:00  Skeena – Kitlope Adventures-Gill McKean

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

IF4_logoBACK AGAIN:  The International Fly Fishing Film Festival. One night only, Saturday, February 17 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance.  Click HERE for advance tickets.

 

 

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. There are usually three casting classes per day taught by FFI Certified Casting instructors, 11am, 1 and 3pm. Sign-up for each casting class at the FFI booth. These classes are limited to 10 students and are about 1 hour long. Fly rods provided.

For more experienced fly fishers, an instructor will individually video your cast and evaluate it with suggestions for improvement. The FFI Learning Center is good place to advance the skills of all fly fishers. Stop by and get acquainted!

 

 

 

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