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International Fly Fishing Fair coming to Spokane July 12-14


Sean Visintainer ties a Tungsten Thin Mint fly at the Silver Bow Fly Shop in Liberty Lake. Fly-fishing and fly tying classes are available. 
 (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman-Review)
Sean Visintainer ties a Tungsten Thin Mint fly at the Silver Bow Fly Shop in Liberty Lake. Fly-fishing and fly tying classes are available. (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane-area fly fishers have lured the 2012 International Fly Fishing Fair to Spokane on July 12-14, offering a packed conference featuring fly tying and fly casting workshops, programs, expert speakers and a screening of flicks compiled from the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

The event will be based out of the Spokane Convention Center, with many of the activities branching out to the Spokane River and beyond.

Pre-registration is open. Entry for daily events costs $5 but extra fees are charged for limited space in some of the workships, including fly fishing instruction especially for kids and a special session for women.

Check out the Fair website, their Facebook page and Twitter account, and pay extra special attention to the Fly Fishing Film Festival website so you can mark your calendar for this great part of the event.

Also, the Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a benefit for Spokane River redband trout on July 12 featuring a lot of fishing talk plus local brews, wine and spirits fro Dry Fly Distillery. The event is set for July 12, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., at Rick Singer Photography, 415 1/2 W. Main.  Info: 838-3333.




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