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Events

2020 International Fly Fishing Expo Postponed

Fly Fishers International (FFI) took action this week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by postponing the 2020 International Fly Fishing Expo scheduled to take place in Bozeman, MT in July. The Expo will be rescheduled to sometime in 2021 and be established as a regional event with the goal of bringing the Expo experience out to the FFI members and...

Fly Fishing Film Festival Postpones Shows Until May 1

Given federal guidelines for event planning as issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and in cooperation with state and civic governments, all scheduled screenings of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival through May 1 have been postponed, according to Chris Bird, Executive Producer, Bird Marketing Group. “It is our commitment to...

Coronavirus Leads to Event Cancellations and Postponements

Recommendations from health officials have caused organizers to cancel or postpone multiple fly fishing events around the US, including the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, which was cancelled due to virus concerns.  Orvis has cancelled their annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous, which was scheduled for later this month in Roanoke, Virginia. Additionally, the 2020 Fly...

AFFTA Urges Support for LWCF

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) recently sent the below information to members, regarding a proposal in Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in perpetuity: Earlier this week, the Great American Outdoors Act (S.3422) was introduced in the Senate. This long-awaited bipartisan legislation will ensure full...

2020 Robert Traver Award Submissions Now Accepted

The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) are pleased to announce the 2020 Robert Traver Fly Fishing Writing Award (the Traver Award). The Award is named after Robert Traver, pen name for the late John Voelker, author of Trout Madness, Trout Magic, Anatomy of a Fisherman, the fine historical novel Laughing Whitefish, and...

Hearings for Rhode Island Reg Changes

According to a recent article in The Sun Chronicle, the Division of Marine Fisheries in Rhode Island has finally scheduled public hearings for proposed regulation changes to state fishing limits. You can read the full article here.

2020 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo

The 2020 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, held in Warren, MI, is focusing on exposing the sport to as many newcomers as possible this year. The expo features what you'd usually expect, although there are plenty of classes and instruction for those looking to give fly fishing a try in 2020. Read more about the expo here.

TRWD Flyfest

For those of you in Texas eager to get a jump on the spring fly fishing season, you need look no further than the Tarrant Regional Water District's annual fly fishing festival, on the banks of the Trinity River. Read more about the festival, and its family-friendly events, here.

Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp Registration Open

If you've ever worried about how we're going to get younger kids interested in fly fishing, this story out of Pennsylvania should give you some hope. The Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp registration is now open for kids to sign up and learn all about fly fishing this upcoming summer. Read more about the camp here.

Essential Tips for Spring Streamer Fishing

Not too long ago, I shared an article about streamer fishing. This one from Gear Junkie, though, has a different twist to it. This piece focuses entirely on tips you need to know in order to catch big fish this spring. So give the piece a read, and get to work honing your streamer game. Spring is right around the corner.