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VA Fly Fishing Festival

Started by Fishbug, January 11, 2019, 17:21:57 pm

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Fishbug

Anybody ever go to this? About a 3 Hour drive for me ---wondering if it's worth it.


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itieuglyflies

Always some big names in the fly fishing world on hand giving seminars/demos to make it worth it, plus enough guides/outfitters to talk with about a dream trip and plenty vendors selling stuff you do not need. My buddies and I enjoy it and plan to attend.

ryguy

I live nearby and have gone for the past few years.  It's a good time, I usually pick a presentation and go for that, and don't stay too long.  Planning to go Sunday depending on weather.


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Dougfish

I'm cleaning my garage, fixing bote wiring and shoveling snow. You boyz can fill us in with the secret knowledge you glean.

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"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Fishbug

Hmmmm....if only there was somewhere to fish


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driver

I've always wanted to go. But not gonna drive 3 hours for it.
I miss having a show close by. I love buying shit I don't need.

ryguy

January 11, 2019, 20:21:03 pm #6 Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 20:24:51 pm by ryguy
A few years back I went and listened to Phil Croff of Croff Craft Drift Boats.  His talk was about trout fishing at night in Michigan with mouse flies.  It was cool, especially since I want to build a wood drift boat one day..

Heard Matt Miles talk about Musky fishing last year, trying to do that one again this year in preparation for a musky float this winter.

I do need to buy some tying material...


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Fishbug

Quote from: driver on January 11, 2019, 19:44:28 pm
I've always wanted to go. But not gonna drive 3 hours for it.
I miss having a show close by. I love buying shit I don't need.


I hear ya---2 or less would be nice.

The incoming storm doesnt help

Went to the South River Fly Fest thing last year---it was pretty good


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Quote from: Fishbug on January 11, 2019, 21:23:44 pm
Quote from: driver on January 11, 2019, 19:44:28 pm
I've always wanted to go. But not gonna drive 3 hours for it.
I miss having a show close by. I love buying shit I don't need.


Went to the South River Fly Fest thing last year---it was pretty good


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That is happening later this spring, again.

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Big J

I'd rather get kicked in the nads than go to that. If I'm going to have a whole day off to blow, I'd rather be on the water somewhere.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway


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