ON THE ROAD
Fly Fishing fair
What: The Federation of Fly Fishers is bringing its International Fly Fishing fair to the Evergreen State.
When: July 10-14
Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane.
Highlights: The event features demonstrations, classes, vendors, film festival, youth and women’s clinics, and casting clinics.
Free programs: Among the many hour-long programs on the schedule are “Four Seasons (Oregon and Washington) Steelhead and Salmon” by Jim Teeny, “The Queen of the Waters: The River Itchen” by local angler Darrel Martin, “Seasons of the Methow River” by Rod Griffin, “Sagebrush Smallmouth, Washington’s Yakima River” by David Williams and “Carp on the Fly” by Jim Pankiewicz.
Fly tying: If you are an expert tyer, or just beginning, you should find a session in which to pick up some tips. There will be nearly 40 people tying flies at any one time during the event. Among the people doing demonstrations will be Leland Miyawaki, Cathy and Dave Hamilton, Wayne Orzel, Karen Royer, and Gene Kaczmarek.
Youth camp: Will be held July 13-14 during the fair. Designed for children ages 8-17, the camp offers a variety of angling and aquatic education topics. It will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in nearby Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Class will be limited to the first 25 registrants for each day. All youth 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Cost: $25 per person. Some special events require an additional fee.
Registration: You can register online through July 2 at 5 p.m. or at the convention center during the event.
Information: Go to fedflyfishers.org.Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com