As the spring thaw opens mountain streams and valley rivers, fishermen throughout Pennsylvania who have grown itchy from weeks and months away from the water anxiously await what is quickly becoming a popular fixture: The Fly Fishing Show. To say that this show is an event of the highest caliber is an understatement. The Fly Fishing Show draws the absolute best in local and national experts in fly fishing for what makes a weekend of seminars, demonstrations, and vendors a collection of which would make the most experienced of fishermen salivate with envy.
There are so many seminars and lectures at the Fly Fishing Show that it becomes a sort of university or school for even the most experienced of fishermen. Visitors can meet face-to-face with local legends like Joe Humphrey, Bob Popovics, and Lefty Kreh. Over forty seminars a day are spread over multiple theaters and halls and include topics such as Nymphing, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and even Taking a Better Picture with, or with. There are also lectures on almost all aspects of fly fishing such as the planning of a fishing trip to Alaska, to fishing for steelhead in Lake Erie, and matching hatches for Eastern Trout.
For a more intimate experience be sure to check out our “Classes with the Experts” and select the best one for you. The Fly Fishing Federation offers basic fly casting- fly tying- knot tying will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show. Visitors can also hone their casting technique with a half dozen teaching programs spread over two ponds. For the serious fly caster (as if there is anything less), hands-on classes are available, but pre-registration is required and sell out quick.
Apart from the teaching and learning opportunities at the Fly Fishing Show, there is the popular International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Saturday night (cost is extra and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door). Meanwhile, the exhibitor hall is packed with well over fifty vendor booths representing exclusive fishing charters and the latest and newest in fishing gear.
Admission cost is moderate and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Parking is through the municipal lots and cost is at rate.