2018 WASHINGTON FLY FISHING FAIR
MAY 4TH AND 5TH, 2018
Submitted By: Rick Newman, FFI Liaison
This is the 12th annual fair and the result of the generous support of many talented fly tyers, casters and fly fishers devoted to our sport and to conservation and education. This year the Fair will be on Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th. Meet us at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg.
There are camping spots available. Visit the web site for details: http://wscffi.org/fly-fishing-fair-may-4th-and-5th2018/.
There are free seminars and workshops. Space in some will be limited—sign up early to reserve your spot. This year we will have classes on dying fly tying materials on both days. The casting workshops will be done with many of the talented casting instructors in the area.
We offer amazingly talented fly tyers so come watch and learn. We hope have about 100 tyers for you to see. The list will be updated as they sign up.
Casting demos throughout the show and a free Casting Challenge Course at the Park. On Saturday afternoon there will be a competition. It’s also free and there are some great prizes.
If you need help with your casting, we offer private lessons with a casting instructor. Cost is cheap for a one on one lesson. Sign up online or if space is available at the Fair.
Visit the vendors and partners in the main room. A list will be available soon. See http://wscffi.org/fly-fishing-fair-may-4th-and-5th2018/ for further details.
While we encourage everyone to have a great time, this event is our only fund raiser and our major source of funds to support education and conservation events in the coming year. In the past four years, we have donated over $13,000 to conservation and education activities. In addition, there was another $4,500 in funds from the IFFF that was distributed to conservation activities. We THANK everyone who has attended our Fair in the past for your support. Without your support we would not have be able to provide this help. We encourage you to attend and participate in our auction and raffles, so we can continue.
On Friday evening we have our awards banquet. The evening will start with a no host bar followed by dinner, council awards and our live auction. Please register and join us.
This event does not go off without the help of a lot of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me. On Thursday evening we hold a dinner for our volunteers and vendors to thank them for their support because without them this event would not be possible.
I hope to see you there.
Carl Johnson, President, Washington State Council of Fly Fishers International