LANCASTER – Superstars of the fly fishing world including Joe Humphreys, Gary Borger, George Daniel and Tim Flagler are featured at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show, Saturday and Sunday at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine St., Lancaster .
The latest gadgets and tools – along with dream vacation destinations that make fly fishing the sport that it is – will be on display locally for the first time at Lancaster’s tenth annual event.
The convention center will host everything fly fishing – from beginners to seasoned veterans – with seminars, casting demonstrations, fly tying, destination films, the Fly Fishing Film Festival , works of art, watercraft and clothing in the exhibition hall. There will be nearly 15 presentations per hour.
Admission to the fly fishing show is $15 for one day and $25 for two days. Children 5 and under are free, as are Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts under 16 and in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with ID is $10.
Some $30,000 in national Fly Fishing Show door prizes are up for grabs, highlighted by a $9,000 trip to the Blue Horizon Lodge in Belize, as well as other travel packages to national destinations and international, as well as other prizes.
There will be 13 courses with paying experts. Classes include The Perfect Cast with Borger, Coffee and Questions with Joe Humphreys, Tactics 2.0 with Daniel, Flies for Swinging with Flagler, Euro-Nymphing with Tim Cammisa, Introduction to Fly Fishing for Women with Diane Tidy and Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle. Course availability with times can be found on the Fly Fishing Show website, flyfishingshow.com/Lancaster-pa.
Fly Fishers International will host a free learning center with casting, tying flies, tying knots, rigging and choosing a fly.
Other presentations include Back to Basics Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Fly Fishing Chilean Patagonia, Spring Creeks – Cracking the Code, Smallmouth Bass on the Fly, The Heritage of Angling, Tenkara: Fixed Line Fly Fishing, Labrador: Land Where the King Still Reigns, Atlantic Salmon on the Big River, and Patagonia: A Fly Fisher’s Bucket List.
Seminars include programs on tactics for Lake Erie tributaries, smallmouth bass up and down, reading waters, New Jersey striped bass flashes, simple dryouts for selective trout, 25 ways to raise your trout game, today’s nymph angler and a Pennsylvania fly box: fly Models of success. There are 10 one-hour seminars each day.
For course registration or a complete list of presentations, seminars, door prizes, fly tyers and casting demonstrations, visit flyfishingshow.com/Lancaster-pa or call (814) 443-3638.