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OUTSEE – Fly fishing takes center stage in Spokane this week starting Thursday July 12 with the opening of the International Fly Fishing Fair at the Spokane Convention Center.
The public is invited by the Federation of Fly Fishers to cruise the exhibit and take part in presentations, clinics and classes in fly tying, fly casting, fishing techniques, conservation and more.
Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
Cost: adults $5, kids under 16 free.
Other related activities include:
Benefit for Spokane River Redband Trout, featuring local brews, wind and Dry Fly Distillery spirits, 5 p.m-7 p.m. at Rick Singer Photography rooftop garden, 415 ½ W. Main Ave. $25. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited's Spokane Falls Chapter.
International Fly Fishing Film Festival, a two hour show featurring edited versions of the year’s top fly fishing films, starting at 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. Benefits Spokane RiverKeeper.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 if purchased in advance at area fly fishing shops.
FLY FISHING — July is a major period of transition for fly fishing in the Inland Northwest, as you'll read in my outdoors feature story coming Sunday at www.spokesman.com/outdoors.
Hear the latest news from the water, connect with guides and get tips on the fly patterns and techniques that are working NOW from the area's great selection of fly shops:
Spokane-area fly shops and guides
101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls; (208) 777-6300.
1114 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene; (208) 765-3133.
2171 N. Main, Coeur d’Alene; (208) 667-2707.
13210 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 924-9998.
1611 N. Ash St., Spokane; (509) 323-0500.
1003 E. Trent Ave., Spokane, (509) 838-0252.
FLY FISHING — A few lucky kids who sign up early will get special attention during the International Fly Fishing Fair coming to Spokane in July.
The 47th annual Federation of Fly Fishers extravaganza – which roams to venues such as West Yellowstone, Mont. – is coming to the Spokane Convention Center July 12-14.
One of the many offerings is a chance for Inland Northwest youths ages 8-17 to enjoy a full immersion in the sport.
Up to 25 kids will be enrolled each day for the Youth Camp sessions July 13 and 14.
Members of the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club and other anglers will host the camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at a private facility near Coeur d’Alene.
Instruction starts with a topic kids get into: entomology – bugs – the foundation of the sport.
Youths also will learn about fly tying, equipment and accessories, the balanced system, angler ethics, fishing safety, abeyance to regulations, catch and release, fly casting and, finally, FISHING!
Youths 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
In addition, youth activities will be offered during the main venue at Spokane Convention Center.
The Kid’s Fishin’ Corner will include fish and insect identification games, casting instruction, fish printing, fly tying and a scavenger hunt.
The FFF Fair is attracting anglers from across the United States to Spokane for a long list of casting, tying and other instructional clinics and programs taught by certified masters.
Many anglers consider this the premier event dedicated to the art and sport of fly fishing.
Online registration is open to 4 p.m. on July 2:
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.