2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo
When: March 9th & 10th | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon
Admission: $10 | FFI Members, Veterans and Youth 18 & Under: FREE | Parking is free
The 2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo will be the 30th anniversary of the show. In 1988 the Oregon Sub-council was split off from the Northwest Council and became an independent Oregon Council. Keith Burkart and Skip Hosfield set out and planned the first Expo in 1989 in Eugene, Oregon. In 2007 the event moved to Albany, Oregon and became a two-day event. Exhibitors and classes were added to the event.
The Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo is the largest show devoted entirely to fly-fishing. Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.
Learn from 200 fly tyers
There will be 72 tyers tying at anytime across three time slots each day. Attendees will be able to watch tyers tie a variety of styles including trout, steelhead, realistic, and Atlantic salmon flies. Some of the best fly tyers in the world attend the show and volunteer to demonstrate their skills. For a schedule of tyers visit – http://nwexpo.com/tyers.php.
Explore over 50 exhibitors
There are range of exhibitors each year the Expo. These include book publishers, fly tying shops, rod and reel manufactures, and artists. There is a casting pond where you can try out different rods while you are at the show. Many of the exhibitors have show deals that are only available during the show.
Daily casting demonstrations
Learn from some of the best fly casters demonstrating their skills. A schedule will be posted during the expo and everyone is welcome to watch the demonstrations.
Fly tying, fly fishing, and casting classes
If you want a more hands-on approach to learning check out the classes being offered. The fly tying classes let you follow along with the instructor as you tie a fly(s). You can explore different styles and materials. The fly fishing classes will introduce you to new techniques and locations. The casting classes are a great opportunity to get 1 on 1 instruction.
Friday Classes – http://nwexpo.com/friday_classes.php
Saturday Classes – http://nwexpo.com/saturday_classes.php
You can click on the class and reserve your spot. Sign-up today as classes have limited spots.
Raffles & silent auctions
Raffles and silent auctions will be running both days. During the Friday night reception there will be a live auction. Raffles and auctions will include a variety of items, including fly tying materials, fly tying art, fishing flies, fly plates, rods, reels, and fly-fishing equipment. Many items are a one of a kind and you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
Friday night reception
The Friday night reception is open for everyone to attend and is a lot of fun. It includes a small program, a full dinner, a special bucket raffle (http://nwexpo.com/tyer_raffle.php), and a live auction. The cost is only $10 to attend which includes the cost of dinner. You can purchase a ticket or a package here – http://nwexpo.com/store.php.