Whitefish, Montana Hosts July FFF Conclave

June 24, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

The Federation of Fly Fishers will bring more than 75 workshops and clinics on casting, fly tying, on-water fishing techniques and other topics to Whitefish, Montana for their 43rd Annual International Fly Fishing Show and Conclave, July 22-26. Dave Ames, Stu Apte, Bob Jacklin, Brian O’Keefe, Bruce Richards, and Diana Rudolph are just a few of the dozens of expert fly fishers who will be presenting workshops and teaching at the conclave.
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WHITEFISH, Mont., June 18 — Fly fishers from across the United States and world are uniting July 22-26 for the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) 43rd annual International Fly Fishing Show and Conclave in Whitefish, Montana, the premier event dedicated to the art and sport of fly fishing.
The event features more than 75 workshops and clinics on casting, fly tying, on-water fishing techniques and other topics taught by well-known instructors such as Bruce Richards, Diana Rudolph, Gene Kaczmarek and Bob Jacklin. Conclave workshops appeal to a broad range of interests and skill levels. The fly fishing show features the latest in gear, outfitters, conservation information and other topics.
“Conclave is a must-attend event for anyone interested in fly fishing,” said R.P. “Pete” Van Gytenbeek, CEO of FFF. “Conclave is the largest venue in the world where this many instructors come share their expertise and knowledge. No matter the skill or interest, we have something for everyone.”
Other Conclave special event highlights:
— Casting Rendezvous — free casting clinics for all attendees
— Casting competitions — 5-weight casting and Danish Casting Games
— Women’s program — two-day program tailored for women fly fishers
— Youth Camp — two-day program for youth age 8-17
— Friday night live auction benefiting FFF
— Whitefish Night Out — gallery tours; showing of the fly fishing movie
Held at the Whitefish High School, day passes are available at registration for $5 that covers entry to the fly fishing show, Casting Rendezvous and other free demonstrations. Fees vary for workshops, and participants must be a member of FFF. People may join during registration. Pre-registration online closes June 27, but registration is on-site during the
For further information about Conclave, visit http://www.fedflyfishers.org.
About The Federation of Fly Fishers
The Federation of Fly Fishers is a 43-year old international non-profit
organization dedicated to the betterment of the sport of fly fishing through
conservation, restoration and education. The goal is to support fisheries
conservation and educational programs for all fish and all waters. Based in
Livingston, Montana, the FFF and its councils is the only organized advocate
for fly fishers on a national and regional level. For further information,
visit http://www.fedflyfishers.org.