Fishing

Fly Fishers International plans first-ever Virtual Expo

Photo courtesy of Fly Fishers International.

TU members can attend the Nov. 5-7 event at a big discount

Fly Fishers International is hosting its first-ever Virtual Expo Nov. 5-7, and Trout Unlimited members can attend the event at a special discount.

The event will feature fly-tying demonstrations, fly casting lessons from expert instructors, presentations from dignitaries from within the fly-fishing industry and demonstrations from fly-fishing experts. TU members will get a $25 discount from the non-member $60 registration rate, thanks to the partnership forged earlier this year between FFI and TU. To register with the TU member discount, click here and enter the promo code “TU2021” when prompted.

Attendees can choose from literally dozens of presentations ranging from how to tie specific flies to how to improve a fly cast to how beginners can learn the fly fishing craft. In addition to the presentations spread out over three days, attendees can also participate in an online auction, where they can bid on everything from original artwork, travel packages, flies, fly fishing gear and clothes. With a single registration fee, attendees can be a part of more than 100 presentations on fly tying and fly fishing.

Attendees can take part in other workshops within the Virtual Expo, such as a class on managing quill wings during fly tying or reviewing casting styles prevalent in North America, by paying a small additional fee. There are lots of workshops that are included in the initial registration free, though, including sessions on conservation, tying, travel and casting.

“Fly fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event,” said Patty Lueken, chair of FFI’s Virtual Expo Planning Committee. “Whether you are intrigued by the opportunity to interact with fly fishing personalities like April Vokey or interested in learning about conservation from partners such as Trout Unlimited, the Virtual Expo really does offer something for everyone.”

By Chris Hunt. 

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