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:

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

 

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.

 

Dave McCoyDave 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.

 

 

jack-mitchellJack Mitchell: The head guide and owner of The Evening Hatch is Jack Mitchell. His fishing trails since the age of 2,  have led him to Alaska, Canada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and South America. In Chile, he guided and explored many watersheds in the 90’s that until a few years ago had hardly ever been fished. The Evening Hatch started as a small dream in 1988 and since the company has grown from a small red pick-up, an Achilles raft and doing a seasonal 30 trips a year, to a year round operation facilitating over 900 guided river days a year. Our services range from day trips to all inclusive programs featuring our very own post and beam lodges in two locations and our ‘Heart and Soul’ waters include the Yakima, Klickitat, Upper Columbia and Olympic Peninsula. His favorite fishing is a greased line for steelhead with a two hander. He started the credited fly fishing class at CWU in 1994. The class is still ongoing and very popular. He has spoke on the topic of fly fishing at sport shows, clubs and seminars.
Jack, The Evening Hatch and his guide staff have been featured in numerous media publications over the years. .
The company goal is and always has been to have fun on the water, provide you with an enjoyable fishing experience, teach you some new technique, and create appreciation for the wonderful resource; We thank you for your continued support.

 

Skip MorrisSkip 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-okeefeBrian 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.

 

 

DennyRickardsDenny 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.

 

SONY DSCPhillip 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.

 

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.

 

marc-williamsonMarc Williamson:  Throughout my career in education (spanning more than 45 years) as a Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Professor at Warner Pacific College My love for teaching has continually grown.  My passion for learning has never decreased. Through these years, I have learned many lessons, one of which is that learning must be relevant and fun.
I find teaching fly fishing and fly tying a great opportunity to share what I have learned. I love to see people get excited about the first fly they tye, as well as their first cast or that initial double haul.  The joy of learning is a powerful motivator.
I began fly-fishing at a young age. My father, and best friend, purchased a JC Higgins fly rod outfit for me. The purchase of that outfit began a lifelong love affair with fly-fishing.
I have been and currently present to fly clubs and fly fishing shows throughout the Pacific Northwest and Montana.
I am currently an Instructor/Guide for Watertime Outfitters.
I am a co-founder and the Director of the Northwest Christian Fly Fishing Roundup, a complete fly fishing experience for men.

 

Carl zarelli 2Carl Zarelli: Carl has been fly fishing since 1975 and has fished for both cold and warm water species from the bottom of South America to Alaska and in western Russia. He has also spent a number of years  fishing in the tropics for several species . Carl holds all Federation of Fly Fishers casting certifications in single hand and double hand rods and holds the APGAI double hand and single hand certifications from the United Kingdom. He lives in Washington State and has fished for steelhead and other local species all his life. He enjoys spending time instructing students on proper casting techniques for single and double handed rods in the PNW and beyond. He is a member of the Casting Board of Governors and is the international chair for the IFFF. He is married and enjoys traveling and teaching the sport of fly casting.

 

Authors:

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

Tom Boyd
SALT WATER’S GREATEST GAMEFISH

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

David Paul Williams
FLY FISHING FOR WESTERN SMALLMOUTH

 

MORE TO COME!

Fly Tiers:

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.

 

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.

 

Kuni MasudaKuni 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

rob-weikerRob Weiker:  Fly tier, half ass photographer and a hard working guide. Rob lives in Northwest Montana where he enjoys guiding full time on the entire Flathead River system, the Missouri River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River and a few other spots.
Rob’s flies are designed and tied with guiding in mind. Trout must eat them, they must not fall apart and they must be different than the other flies in the fly shops. Color changes, material changes, subtle tweaks of traditional patterns and always looking for something that makes it hard for the trout to say “No” are his concepts in tying flies. All flies will catch fish but some days some patterns work better than others. Montana Guide Flies…
Want to have a good time on the water or need some advise on tying flies? Look up Rob Weiker and he’ll get you hook’d up!

 

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.

 

Michael T WilliamsMichael T. Williams:  Fly Fishing Teacher-Coach-Artist-Entertainer, Michael T Williams, launched his career at age 10, when in 1955 he was introduced to fly tying by his father, Tom Williams.
Michael T is a member of the Fly Fishing Federation of America, the Cascade Family Flyfishers (Eugene, OR) and member of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
Today, Michael T is available for hire as Program/Workshop/Seminar presenter and as a Fly Fishing Guide. Michael T’s photo illustrated presentations are among the best in North America. Michael T is an excellent resource for guiding upon Oregon’s little known “pocket waters” east of Eugene, OR. Urged by many to publish his numerous photo illustrated stories & how-to-do-it articles into book form, Michael T is presently engaged in this endeavor.
Michael T accepts invitations to demonstrate & teach fly tying & fly fishing at major events in the Western United States & Canada. Michael T is the originator of the famous, “Michael T’s Percolator” & the recently developing, “Michael T’s Animator”.

 

MORE TO COME!

Exhibitors Attending Lynnwood:

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

The Angling Bookstore
P.O. Box 2986
Crested Butte, CO 81224
www.theanglingbookstore.com

Avid Angler, the
17171 Bothell Way NE, A272
Seattle, WA 98155
www.avidangler.com

Becharof Rapids Camp
31 Boursaw Ave.
Hoquiam, WA 98550
www.becharofrapidscamp.com

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

Campeche Tarpon
Jaina 19 1×10160
Campeche, 24093    Mexico
www.campechetarpon.com

Casting for Recovery – Washington
4776 Arbors Circle
Mulalteo, WA 98275
www.castingforrecovery.org/breast-cancer-retreats/washington

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

Coopers Minipi Lodges
499 Hamilton River Rd
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL AOPIED Canada
www.minipi.com

Corbett Lake Lodge
Box 3301
Kamloops, V2C6B9 Canada

Costa
2361 Mason Avenue, Ste. 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
www.costadelmar.com

Crystal Creek Anglers
PO box 470
Fort Klamath, OR 97626
www.flyfishingstillwaters.com

Diamondback Rod Co.
6075 East Molloy Rd #7
Syracuse, NY 13211
www.diamondbackfishingrods.com

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

Emerald Waters
4502 42nd Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
www.emeraldwateranglers.com

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

Evening Hatch, The
780 Harris Ranch Rd
Goldendale. WA 98620
www.theeveninghatch.com

Fincognito
127 Hanley Lane
Sagle, ID 83860
www.fincognito.com

Fly Fish Journal
PO Box 2806
Bellingham, WA 98227
www.theflyfishjournal.com

Fly Fishing the Run/Avalon Cuba
Guillermo Acuna #2510
Santiago, Metropolitana Chile
www.flyfishingtherun.com

Fly Shop, the
4140 Churn Creek Rd
Redding, CA 96002
www.theflyshop.com

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

Helfrich Outfitters
5520 Spring Lane
Emmett, ID 83617
www.helfrichoutfitter.com

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

Kootenay Fly Shop & Silvertip Outfitters
821-7th Ave., Box 2140
Ferne, BC VOBIMO Canada
www.kootenayflyshop.com

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

Meadow Lake Fishing Camp
Box 38
Little Fort, BC VOE 2C0 Canada
www.meadowlakefishing.com

Mongolia River Outfitters/Fish Mongolia
2021 Middle Bear Creek Rd
Victor, MT 59875
www.fishmongolia.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
2500 Sunrise
Kelso, WA 98626
www.norvise.com

NuCanoe Inc.
2125 Humboldt St
Bellingham, WA 98225
www.nucanoe.com

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

Outcast Sporting Gear
2021 E. Wilson
Meridian, ID 83642
www.outcastboats.com

Paxis
197 Aviator Drive
PO Box 216
Eastsound, WA 98245
www.paxispax.com

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

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

Rainbow Valley Lodge
4718 US Hwy 287
PO Box 26
Ennis, MT 59729
www.rainbowvalleylodge.com

Red’s Fly Shop
14706 Hwy 821
PO Box 186
Ellensburg, WA 98926
www.redsflyshop.com

Rexfly
8460 Taos Drive
Sandy, VT 84093
www.rexfly.com

RiverStone Gallery
219 W. Main St
PO Box 1043
Ennis, MT 59729
www.RiverStoneGallery.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

Tenkara Rod Co.
47 S. Main St., Suite B
Driggs, ID 83422
www.tenkararodco.com

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

Tight Lines
45632 Goodpasture Rd
PO Box 117
Vida, OR 97488
www.tightlinesfishing.com

Tightlines  Studio – Art of Josh Udesen
2133 N. 24th St
Boise, ID 83702
www.tightlinestudio.com

Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program
PO Box 20881
Juneau, AK 99802
www.americansalmonforest.org

Untamed Angling
AVENIDA PROF NILTON LINS 2274, 610
MANAUS-AM 69058-030 BRAZIL
www.untamed angling.com

Washington State Council IFFF
750 N Old Fort Dr St
Spokane, WA 99208

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

Western Rivers Conservancy
71 SW Oak St, ste 100
Portland, OR 97204
www.westernrivers.org

Wild Steelheaders United
17727 433rd Ave SE
Gold Bar, WA 98251
www.wildsteelheaders.org

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
213 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
www.yellowdogflyfishing.com

 

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.

 

 

 

2015 OP Steelhead-46A Note from the Director: Welcome to our fifth Fly Fishing Show at the Lynnwood Convention Center. This is going to be the biggest event since our return to the Northwest. We will have more booths, Boats, and an extensive fly tying product area.

The Seminars, Casting Demos, and Featured Tier presentations all give you the opportunity to learn directly from the celebrities. You can find out about all the local and exotic fishing locations in our Destination Theater and connect with the best guides and lodges. For a more intimate experience, look at our limited Classes with the Experts. Check out the options available in the brochure or register online at www.flyfishingshow.com.

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is directly after the show on Saturday. This Film Festival has become a favorite post show event and a great reason to make this a full weekend of Fly Fishing Show activities.  Early reports are this years films are amazing.

Gather your friends up for a great trip to the show for the day or make it a weekend event. 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
10:00 David Paul Williams
11:00 Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
12:00 Ed Engle
1:00  Gary Borger
2:00  Tom Boyd
3:00  Skip Morris
4:00  Phillip Rowley

Sunday
10:00 David Paul Williams
11:00 Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
12:00 Ed Engle
1:00  Skip Morris
2:00  Tom Boyd, Phil Rowley
3:00  Gary Borger

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Seminars:

Saturday
Catch Room
10:30   Dave McCoy – Fly Fishing Western Washington
12:00   Skip Morris – Make Dry-Fly And Emerger Fishing Work
1:30     Phillip Rowley – Ten Stillwater Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
3:00    David Paul Williams – Saltwater Beach Fishing: Puget Sound Style

Release Room
10:00  Denny Rickards – Stillwater Presentation
11:30   Gary Borger – Fishing the Film
1:00    Ed Engle – Catching Difficult Trout
2:30    Marc Willimason – Fishing Moving Water
4:00    Tom Boyd – Rainbow Trout And Steelhead – How, Where, And When

 

Sunday
Catch Room
10:30   Tom Boyd – Pacific Salmon, Trout, Char, and Bull Trout
12:00   Jack Mitchell – Trout & Steelhead -The Best of Washington
1:30     Ed Engle – Offbeat Tactics That Catch Trout
3:00    David Paul Williams – Pinks On The Fly

Release Room
10:00  Denny Rickards – Stillwater Presentation
11:30   Gary Borger – Reading Waters
1:00    Phillip Rowley – Tactics for Tough Days
2:30    Skip Morris – Sea-Runs and Salmon on the Beaches

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Featured Fly Tiers: 

Saturday
10:00  Benjamin Paull – Micro-Intruders
11:30   Phillip Rowley – Essential Stillwater Patterns
1:00    Skip Morris – Tying Dry Flies
2:30    Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies
4:00    Gary Borger – Down and Dirty Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Sunday
10:00  Skip Morris – Flies for Sea-Run Cutthroat and Salmon
11:30   Phillip Rowley – Balanced Flies
1:00    Denny Rickards – Tying Stillwater Patterns for Trophy Trout
2:30    Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Casting Demonstrations:

Saturday
10:15   Brian O’Keefe – Adding Distance in Fishing Situations
12:15   Carl Zarelli  –  The Basics of Single and Double Hand Spey Casting
2:00   Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
3:45    Skip Morris – Basic Fly Casting for Beginners

Sunday
9:45   Brian O’Keefe – Adding Distance in Fishing Situations
11:15  Skip Morris – Basic Fly Casting for Beginners
1:15    Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
2:45   Phillip Rowley – Stillwater Casting and Presentation Techniques

 

Talks subject to change and additions.

Classes with the Experts:

Saturday 8:30-11:00am
Fly Fishing 101 with Skip Morris.  Though it’s a deeply rewarding sport, fly fishing can get confusing, even overwhelming, when you first take it up. When do I want to fish that river? Where should I expect to find the fish in all that water? How should I present my fly, and which fly should I choose? There are lots of good questions. This class will provide the critical answers.
Your instructor will be Skip Morris, the author of 18 books and over 300 magazine articles on fly-fishing topics, including a book specifically for the new fly fisher: Survival Guide for Beginning Fly Anglers. During the class you’ll see slides that illustrate important points but also Skip will bring the actual flies, rods, reels, leaders and other items he recommends. Here are some of the topics Skip will cover:
* Casting
* “Reading water” (identifying where the fish lie) in rivers and lakes
* How to catch the four most popular fly-fisher’s fish species (trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and pan-fishes)
* Knots—how to tie them, when to use each
* Selecting tackle
* Flies—gathering a starting collection and how, when, and where to use each
* And…more
All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

 

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle.  This class will introduce beginning and experienced nymphers to the foundation nymphing techniques such as high-stick, tight-line, and long line that are the basis every nymphing style. Learn when to use the various techniques, nymph rigs for each of them, attractor and match-the-natural nymph fly patterns and how to modify the basic nymphing techniques for unique on-the-water situations. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of floating strike indicators, sighter-style strike detection and other ways to detect strikes.  Ed will talk about regional differences in nymphing styles. He’ll also discuss the importance of simplifying your nymphing. There will be a “hands-on” break to demonstrate useful knots and rigs for nymph fishers. Both novice and experienced nymph fishermen with come away from the class with a clearer vision of nymphing techniques and principles and how to apply those principles to their home waters.   Always filled, so don’t wait!  All levels.  Click HERE to register.
Conquering Chironomids with Phillip Rowley.  Chironomids are the number one food source for stillwater trout..  Without a doubt if you wish to experience consistent stillwater success you need to learn how to imitate chironomids!  Phil Rowley has become one of North America’s leading stillwater experts.  Join Phil as he unlocks the mystique and misconceptions surrounding chironomids.

This comprehensive seminar will provide you with a wealth of information about how to fish chironomids consistently using a variety of presentation techniques.  Here is a small cross section of what you will learn:

•    Rod, reel and line specifics including choosing the right fly line
•    Leader construction techniques and essential knots
•    Understanding of the chironomid lifecycle!
•    Floating line techniques, both with and without indicators
•    Deep water indicator tactics
•    Sinking line techniques
•    Leaders and droppers
•    Casting tips
•    Retrieves
•    Recognizing takes
•    Fly selection

If you are tired of watching others catch fish using chironomids or want to improve your existing chironomid skills this is one workshop you can’t afford to miss.  Sign up today, this workshop books fast!  All levels.  Click HERE to register.

 

Saturday 5:30-8:00
Intro to Spey with single or double handed rods with Carl Zarelli.  Learn the subtle nuances of Spey casting. This class will focus on many things that make the Spey cast successful and what makes the casts fail. We will go over many of the basics and some intermediate techniques that will help you in your everyday single or double hand casting.  All Levels.  Click HERE to register.

 

Sunday 8:30-11:00am
Fly Tying with Gary Borger.  Learn 42 Hackling Techniques. Hackles are used on dries, emergers, nymphs, bucktails and streamers, leech imitations, saltwater imitations, bass poppers, and onward and upward. In addition to the classic hackling techniques, this demo/clinic discusses tips and hints for more easily executing known hackling tactics and explains other highly effective tactics that are less well known which allow the fly tier to design and build a host of new imitations and improve existing patterns—tactics such as the “X” Hackle, Elevated Parachute, the Off-Body Brush Palmer, Spun Elk Hair Hackle, Spun Fur Collar, Tenkara Hackle, Spun Soft Hackle, Large Feather Hackles, and more. Intermediate.  Click HERE to register.

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

Euro Nymphing 101 with Phil Rowley.  Euro nymphing is arguably the most efficient and effective presentation nymphing techniques in use today.  In many instances proper use of Euro Nymphing techniques out perform traditional nymphing techniques by a large margin.

This comprehensive seminar will provide you with a wealth of information including specifics on short line (Polish & Czech) and long line (Spanish & French) techniques.  Here is a small cross section of what you will learn:

•    Rod, reel and line specifics
•    Leader construction techniques
•    Droppers
•    Sighters, use, construction and integration
•    Tips on fly location
•    Presentation techniques
•    Fly Patterns

Euro nymphing is both versatile and deadly effective. If you wish to increase your catch rate and nymphing skills this is a must workshop.  Sign up today, as this workshop will book fast!  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 online.  For more information call 814-443-3638.

Destination Theater:

Saturday

ROOM A
10:00   Klickitat River Steelhead-Joe Rotter
11:00    Trout & Steelhead – The Best of Washington-Jack Mitchell
12:00   Flies for All Five Species of Salmon-Pudge Kleinkauf
1:00     Fly Fishing Western WA-Dave McCoy
2:00    Fishing the Pupae in Stillwater-Denny Rickards
3:00    DIY Yakima River Canyon-Joe Rotter
4:00    Vertical Presentations for Stillwater, Indicators and Beyond-Ira Siebert

ROOM B
10:00    Idaho’s Middle Pk Salmon & Oregons Rogue River-Jeff Helfrich
11:00    Cuba Fly Fishing-Cristian Rodriguez/Filippo Invernizzi
12:00    Kamchatka by Boat, Air & Raft-Will Blair
1:00    When, Why and Where to fish the Greater Yellowstone Area and Beyond-Jake Wells
2:00    Fly Fishing the Bristol Bay region of Alaska-Camille Egdorf
3:00    Fly Fishing Central Oregon Lakes and Rivers-Marc Williamson

Room C
12:00    The Minipi: Where Giants Swim-Tom Boyd
1:00    Tarpon Fishing In Campeche Mexico-Bob Meade/Alejandro Hernandez
2:00    Adventures of a Woman Angler-Lexi Sundell
3:00    Women & Couples Go Fly Fishing in Alaska-Pudge Kleinkauf
4:00    Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It-Jim Cox

Room D
12:00   Fly fishing in Bolivia – Tsimane lodges-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
1:00    Fly fishing for Giant Peacock Bass in Amazon, Rio Marié-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
2:00    Giant Arapaima on the Fly, Brazilian Amazon-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
3:00    Cuba!  Everything US Anglers & Travelers Need to Know-Jon Covich

 

Sunday

ROOM A
10:00   Women & Couples Go Fly Fishing in Alaska-Pudge Kleinkauf
11:00    Kamchatka by Boat, Air & Raft-Will Blair
12:00   Fly Fishing Western WA-Dave McCoy
1:00     Flies for All Five Species of Salmon-Pudge Kleinkauf
2:00    DIY Yakima River Canyon-Joe Rotter
3:00    Vertical Presentations for Stillwater, Indicators and Beyond-Ira Siebert

ROOM B
10:00   Klickitat River Steelhead-Joe Rotter
11:00   Cuba Fly Fishing-Cristian Rodriguez/Filippo Invernizzi
12:00   Fly Fishing the Bristol Bay region of Alaska-Camille Egdorf
1:00    When, Why and Where to fish the Greater Yellowstone Area and Beyond-Jake Wells
2:00    Idaho’s Middle Pk Salmon & Oregons Rogue River-Jeff Helfrich
3:00    Fly Fishing Central Oregon Lakes and Rivers-Marc Williamson

Room C
12:00   The Minipi: Where Giants Swim-Tom Boyd
1:00    Tarpon Fishing In Campeche Mexico-Bob Meade/Alejandro Hernandez
2:00    Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It-Jim Cox

Room D
12:00  Fly fishing in Bolivia, Tsimane lodges-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
1:00    Fly fishing for Giant Peacock Bass in Amazon, Rio Marié-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
2:00    Fly fishing for Multi Variety species in Amazon, Kendjam-Rodrigo Salles/Marcelo Perez
3:00    Cuba!  Everything US Anglers & Travelers Need to Know-Jon Covich

More to be announced.

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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