Welcome to the only On-The-Water Fly Fishing Faire in the Western States. We have classes to interest and educate anyone from introductory to advanced. You can learn about fly tying, casting and specific on-stream techniques. Brought to you by the Southwest Council, International Federation of Fly Fishers. All proceeds to benefit outreach, conservation and education programs throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.
The 2016 Southwest Council Fly Fishing Faire will take place October 14-16 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds once again in Bishop, CA. As last year’s Faire proved, the Bishop venue offers a nearly limitless amount of space for vendor displays, classes, entertainment, and food.
While the schedule remains fluid, an exciting array of seminars and events for beginner and experienced anglers alike will run throughout the weekend. In particular, the Faire is excited to welcome special guest and world-renowned angler, artist, and author Charles Jardine. For those looking to spend time on the water, local guides will lead a variety of outings that focus on topics like high-stick nymphing and Tenkara. And as always, certified instructors will offer fly casting classes on-site, and world-renowned tiers will once again hold a series of fly tying programs. Building on last year, the Faire will also offer a number of women-only classes throughout the weekend.
For those family members in attendance who do not fish, a variety of classes will be offered on gardening for drought-tolerant plants, rattlesnake avoidance for dogs, and much more.
Mark your calendars—registration is now open
By registering online, you have a much better chance to secure the workshops and events you don’t want to miss! As an added incentive, we are offering an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL—register by 5 p.m. PDT on 9/10/16 and you will receive 5 free raffle tickets to use at the Faire.