Fifth Annual Eugene Spring Fly Fishing Festival

Fifth Annual Eugene Spring Fly Fishing Festival
Saturday April 21st 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campbell Community Center, 155 High Street (by the river at Skinners Butte)

Bring the whole family down to the river and enjoy a FREE day of fly fishing, fly tying, and fly casting designed to introduce people of all ages to the sport of fly fishing. Again this year the McKenzie Flyfishers, the Cascade Family Flyfishers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the City of Eugene are offering this special day to learn about fly fishing, casting and tying with hands-on activities and informative presentations.. Including a catch and release pond in which you can try out your fly fishing skills on live rainbow trout.

• Watch fly tying professionals show you their techniques and then let the experts teach you how to TIE YOUR OWN FLY.

• Enjoy the ultimate fly fishing experience where you tie your own fly and then CATCH AND RELEASE A RAINBOW TROUT in the Festival Fishing Pond.

• See the amazing collection of bugs and insects in the LIVE AQUATIC INSECT DISPLAY TANK.

• Learn about fishing and fish management from local anglers and fish biologists. Try your hand at designing fish habitat on the USFS stream table and learn where you can expect to catch fish.

• Join with expert casters for FREE FLY-CASTING LESSONS and demonstrations throughout the day on the lawn by the river.

• Learn about gear and boating techniques that will help keep you water safe.

• Stop by the FLY FISHING THEATER and watch exciting, informative presentations by fish and water conservation advocates and fly fishing outdoor enthusiasts.

• Learn about the art of BAMBOO ROD BUILDING from skilled practitioners. Bring your own bamboo or conventional rod project and let the experts help you solve your rod building problems. Try your hand with a bamboo fly rod outside the shop.

So plan to make a day of it. Visit the EWEB Plaza for Earth Day, then come on over to the Campbell Community Center, only two blocks away, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing.

For more information call (541)343-3109, or email

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