Bob Nasby doing a fly casting demo at the Northwest Sportshow.
If your looking to learn about fly fishing, casting, fly tying, and much more, I have some shows for you to check out. If you need gear or professional services someone will be there to help.
Lew Jewitt/ACA Fly Casting Clinic - March 20 - 9am to 12pm
This is the show to check out for fly casting lessons. There will be three hours of demos and instruction at no charge to the public. Donations will gladly be excepted at the door. There will be instructors from the Lew Jewitt Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the St. Paul Chapter of the American Casting Association. With this knowledgeable and talented group we are able to help improve your casting whether your just starting in the sport or have been at it for a long time.
Northwest Sportshow - March 24-28
This show has a large variety of things to do and see. Just about anything related to fishing. For around a decade the show has been dedicated to helping folks learn about fly fishing. Stop by the “Discover Fly Fishing” area to watch fly casting demos and get tips from casting instructors Bob Nasby, Vic Mason, Lee Oschwald. There will be ongoing fly tying demonstrations and a host of people that can answer just about any question you have on fly fishing. I’ll be filling in wherever I’m needed on the weekend so maybe I’ll see you there.
Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo - March 26-28
This is the only fly fishing specific show in the area. It’s a good place to be to learn just about anything you want to know about the sport. Your best off looking at the website for detailed fly fishing info, because it is too much for me to list here. Unfortunately this show is often going at the same time as the Northwest Sportshow so I can’t make it. If you want to meet one of the most talented fly casters in the area stop by the St. Croix Rod booth and talk to Bob McGraw. Ask to try out some rods to get him out of the booth and hit him up for a quick casting tip. Let him know I told you to stop by. The Federation of Fly Fishers will also be there giving casting lessons throughout the show.