The 2010 Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo is set for March 12-13, 2010 at the Linn County Fairground and Expo Center in Albany Oregon.
The NW Fly Tyer and Fishing Expo brings together the social network of fly fisherman throughout the Northwest, Northern California, and Idaho. Over 2,000 people attended last year’s Expo. The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi”, with over 80 classes. Class choices include: fly tying techniques, fly casting (single and two handed), and fly fishing techniques. The NW Fly Tyer Expo is sponsored by the non- profit organization, Oregon Council of Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). All proceeds are dedicated to education and conservation efforts within the state.
Nearly 200 tyers will be demonstrating in shifts all day, both days (March 12 & 13, 2010), plus 59 different vendors of products peculiarly of interest to fly fishers, “where & how to” programs, raffles, and silent and oral auctions of quality merchandise. Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) members get free admission, non-members pay only $5.00. If you attend and are not yet an FFF member, you can join, and then get in free, basically a $5.00 discount for your membership!
Also, there is no charge for parking at the Linn County Fairgrounds facilities. Good food is available within the Exposition area. Tying classes are conveniently just down the hall from the main hall, and casting classes are in an adjacent building.
On Saturday evening, after the close of the show, there will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with fly tyers and instructors with a no-host bar, followed by the annual banquet and oral auction to conclude the festivities. It is not necessary to buy a dinner ticket to attend the auction. You may learn more about the Expo and sign up for classes or purchase banquet tickets here.