Fly Fishing Faire, Glendale, CA October 20-21

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Posted by Michael Schweit on 2018-08-06 23:03:03

Posted with permission from Dan.

October 20-21

GLENDALE, Calif. - When the annual Southwest Council Fly Fishers International (FFI) Fly Fishing Faire is held Oct. 20-21 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, the focus will be on all aspects of our ancient sport.

But for club members, it will also be the first opportunity to see some of 2019's new gear along with 2018 pre-holiday closeout of rods, reels, clothing and accessories.

The auditorium - focal point for the weekend event - is at 1401 North Verdugo Rd. with additional casting demonstrations and classes at the nearby Pasadena Casting Club. There will be free van shuttle service between venues.

Commercial vendors and vacation destinations scheduled for the two-day potpourri of all-things-fly-fishing include Wild on the Fly, Iliamna River Lodge, Functional Fly Tying, Sierra Nets, Jill Field-Duerr Painting, Temple Fork Outfitters, Lees Ferry Anglers, Adamsbuilt, Fishermen's Spot, Orvis-Pasadena, C&M Custom Tackle and NuCast.

Others are Sage/Redington, Sierra Fly Fisher, Steve Abel Quality Gear, Bulla Fly Fishing, Fly Fish the Surf, His and Her Fly Shop, Old Moe Guide Service, Tenkara USA, Snowbee USA, The Fly Stop, Fortune Sportfishing, Kane Klassics, Fincognito, Fly Fish the Sierra, Tenkara Tanuki and Salty Fly Guide Service. Local clubs include Deep Creek Fly Fishers, Santa Clarita Casting Club and Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers.

All rods will be available for "test casting" and comparison shopping.

The long-awaited Southwest Council Faire will also have displays and volunteer opportunities presented by Casting for Recovery (women's breast cancer) and Project Healing Waters (veteran's health issues), according to Bill O'Kelly, Council President.

Scouts will work hands-on recycling all paper waste during the event as part of a conservation ethic.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced fly tying classes and seminars together with fly-casting demonstrations and classes will be conducted continuously throughout the Faire ... a great opportunity to introduce family members, neighbors and work colleagues to the sport.

Fly tying demonstrations and class instruction will be by Earl Arnold, David Boyer, Naomi Okamoto, and Steven Fernandez; while Brian O'Keefe will conduct a class on "photography with your phone."

Intermediate and advanced casting classes include Adding Distance and Accuracy, Introductory Spey Casting, How to Practice Better, Double Haul for Greater Distance and Advanced Spey Casting.

Fly Fishing Faire presentations and audio/visual seminars include those on Baja California with Gary Bulla; Bass with Fly Stop; Fly Fishing the Surf with Lee Baermann; Offshore Fly Fishing with the Fly Stop; the Green River, Utah with Old Moe Guide Service; Lees Ferry with Terry and Wendy Gunn; Cottonwood Lakes and Gold Trout with Steve Schalla; Stalking the Ghost - Corbina in Local Waters by Al Quattrocchi; Project Healing Waters -Programs for Veterans with Carole Katz; and World-Wide Fly Fishing Opportunities with Wild on the Fly.

Fly Fishing Faire admission is $15 for adults, $20 for a family; children ages 16 and younger are free. A single admission is good both Faire days. Advance ticket sales and classes - August 20.

For Fly Fishing Faire event information, schedules and registration, visit or phone 818.6193939

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