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FFF’s 51st International Fly Fishing Fair set in Livingston

A fly fishing guide shares his expertise the fly tying bench. (The Spokesman-Review)
A fly fishing guide shares his expertise the fly tying bench. (The Spokesman-Review)

FLY FISHING -- Livingston, Montana, and the shores of the Yellowstone River will be the scene for the International Federation of Fly Fishers 51st annual International Fly Fishing Fair.

Fly fishers from across the United States and the around the world will be meeting to celebrate “All Things Fly Fishing” on Aug. 4-6, 2016.

More than 80 workshops and clinics on casting, fly tying, on-water fishing techniques are planned.

Class and workshops are taught by well-known international instructors, JF Lavallee - Montreal, Sveinn Arnarson – Iceland, Robert Eagleson – Alberta. The U.S. contingent of instructors includes Bob Jacklin, Wayne Luallen, Frank Johnson, Floyd Dean, Bruce Richards, and others. The workshops are designed to appeal to a broad range of Fly Fishing interests and skill levels.

The fly fishing fair features exhibits with the latest in gear, outfitters, conservation information and other topics.

Expect some of this gear to be put to use nearby on the Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, Boulder, Gallatin, Madison, and other local world class waters of the area.

Other special event highlights, all open to the public, include:

  • Casting Rendezvous – free casting clinic for all attendees
  • Casting competitions – 5-weight casting competition and fly fishing challenge
  • Exhibit Hall open daily Thursday through Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Free “How to” and destination hour-long seminars
  • Friday night live auction benefiting IFFF
  • Fly Tying Demonstrations including feature fly tiers from international and award winners.
  • Fly Tying Learning Center – Learn to tie your first fly
  • Fly Tying Rendezvous BBQ – meet the show tiers at a social gathering
  • Two-day workshops: Experience All Things Fly Fishing, Women’s University, and Youth Camp.  ALL get time on the water fishing experience!
  • The Exhibit hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 4-6.

Advance registration will open May 18, 2016.  On-site registration is also available.

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