Fly anglers gather for workshops

Staff reportApril 28, 2013 

Ellensburg The Washington Fly Fishing Fair will offer a variety of workshops, demonstrations, vendors and more Friday and Saturday in Ellensburg.

The show features fly-tying demonstrations, a showing of the Fly Fishing Film Tour, fly-casting workshops and free seminars.

More than 100 people demonstrating how they tie their favorite flies, from Atlantic salmon patterns meant for display to patterns designed to catch fish. Among those scheduled to appear are Paul Fournier and Darrel Marton of Tacoma; Reya Adams, Jim and Loren McAllister, David Millard of Olympia; and Michael Trask of Puyallup.

The casting workshops are taught by certified instructors. The sessions include a beginning casting class for women only, fly-casting basics, spey casting, improving casting distance and making a better presentation.

Topics for the free seminars include fishing for searun cutthroat trout, warm-water species opportunities, steelhead fishing, the Upper Columbia River, selecting the right fly line and fishing the Yakima River.

Other activities include a nine-hole casting course, casting competitions, an auction, raffles and a banquet Saturday night.

The event raises funds for the Washington State Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers.

When: Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Kitttas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg.

Cost: Admission is $5. Workshops are $25.

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