Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IFFF Calendar of Events

March 2015

March 20-22, The Upper Midwest Council in association with Lew Jewett Fly Fishers Club will be offering free casting lessons at the annual Great Waters Expo, National Sports Center, Minneapolis, MN email Todd Heggestad at theggestad57@gmail.com for more information or click here.

March 20-21, The North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo, Clearwater River Event Center, Lewiston, ID www.niffe.org

March 27 & 28, IFFF Chesapeake Council will be attending the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum 3rd Annual Open House, Marysville PA Contact: Ken Tidy membership@ccifff.org

March 28, Magic City Fly Fishers Expo, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bighorn Resort, Billings MT http://mcffonline.org/

March 28, The Upper Midwest Council in association with the Arrowhead Fly Fishers Club will be offering a Casting Rendezvous 10am-3pm, University of Wisconsin - Superior, Superior, WI email Todd Heggestad at theggestad57@gmail.com for more information.

March 28, Fly Casters' Rendezvous by Antietam Fly Anglers, 9:00AM - 4:30PM River-bottom Park, Williamsport, MD, http://antietamflyanglers.org/events.htm


April 2015

April 10-12, IFFF Southern Council Fly Fishing School, To reserve your spot contact Chris Jackson at  870 499-3056  or fffsoc@gmail.com   Go to http://ifffsoc.org  for updates .

April 11, Tri Lakes Fly Fishers 15th annual “Expo”, Brighton, Missouri, Assembly of God Church from 9am until 4pm. 30 demonstration tiers, 10 commercial vendors, a casting pool with an FFF certified casting instructor, and programs throughout the day.  Contact Terry Wilson at terrywil@windstream.net .

April 11 & 12, Fourth Annual Fly Tying Expo, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA. www.shastatrinityflyfishers.org or click here for more information

April 11 & 12, IFFF Eastern Rocky Mountain Council will be attending the Fly Fishing Rendezvous in Lakewood, CO.  Get event details at http://www.flyfishingrendezvous.com/event-details.html.  ERMC contact is Sam Doyle at sdoyle@dadco.com .


May 2015

May 1 & 2, Washington Fly Fishing Fair, Ellensburg WA http://www.washingtoncouncilfff.org

May 1 - 3, IFFF Southern Council Fly Fishing School, To reserve your spot contact Chris Jackson at  870 499-3056 or fffsoc@gmail.com .   Go to http://ifffsoc.org  for updates .

May 2, OneSurfFly, Mission Beach, San Diego CA fish with one fly in the surf. First, biggest and most, along with who tied the flies, wins. Lots of raffle prizes. www.swc-fff.org

May 21-22, L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School, Contact Peter Grant @ 888-270-2326, www.llbean.com/adventure 

May 29-31, Texas Fly Fish Expo produced by the Texas Council, New Braunfels TX, http://txflyfishexpo.com/

May 30, Chesapeake Council Learning Day for Families, Isaak Walton League, Pylesville MD, vp@ccifff.org  

June 2015


June 13, Carp Throwdown, Intra-Club Tournament, Lake Henshaw, CA www.swc-fff.org


June 20, IFFF Chesapeake Council will be attending the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Heritage Day and Mid Atlantic Casting Championships. Marysville PA Contact: Ken Tidy membership@ccifff.org 


June 27, Rush Creek Clean-up, Eastern Sierra June Lake Loop, CA 8-12 includes lunch for volunteers. http://www.swc-fff.org  


July 2015

July 24 - 26 Upper Midwest Council Fly Fishing School, Rushford, MN  Contact theggestad57@gmail.com or click here.

August 2015

August 11-15, 50th Anniversary of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Bend OR, www.fedflyfishers.org/FlyFishingFair.aspx or fair@fedflyfishers.org  

September 2015

September 18-19 - GCC Fly Fair - Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi www.gulfcoastfff.org


October 2015

October 2-3, 2015 Florida Council Expo, International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Museum, Dania Beach (Ft. Lauderdale area) FL http://www.fff-florida.org  

October 16-18, Southwest Council's Fly Fishing Faire, Bishop CA www.swc-fff.org


October 30 - November 1 27th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA  - Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils http://pages.suddenlink.net/w/Rendez/indexR.html

If your IFFF Council, IFFF Charter Club or IFFF Affiliate Club would like to post an event on the National Calendar please e-mail rhonda@fedflyfishers.org.  Please allow 3-5 days for posting requests to appear. .
Tenkara Fly Fishing Demo
Start Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

Traditional Japanese fly fishing method demonstrated at Headwaters Outfitters


        ROSMAN, NC --- The San Francisco-based founder of Tenkara USA will show a simple fly fishing method and equipment with roots in ancient Japan to anglers at Headwaters Outfitters on Oct. 18.

        Stepping into the North Fork of the French Broad River beside the fly fishing and paddling adventures center, Daniel Galhardo will cast the slender,11- to 14-ft. carbon fiber Tenkara rods. Designed for portability in a backpack, canoe or kayak, the rods telescope into 20-inch long tubes about the diameter of a quarter. Tenkara rods are tough enough to handle the feisty rainbow, brown and brook trout found in the Carolina mountains along with other regions.

        The commonly accepted translations from Japanese of Tenkara are "from heaven" or "from the skies," describing the delicate presentation of an artificial fly. The method and rod configuration originated among commercial anglers in the mountains of Japan as early as the 8th Century B.C.

        Born and raised in Brazil where he taught himself fly fishing at age 14, Galhardo moved to California as an exchange student and stayed for the trout fishing.

        "I found I was most at home in mountain streams," Galhardo says.

"When I discovered Tenkara, I knew it was the perfect fit for me and that I wanted to help other anglers learn about it. Tenkara reminds people that fundamentally fly fishing is simple and this is how simple it can be."

        As a tool, anglers can use Tenkara with dry flies, nymphs or other wet flies. As a method, Tenkara places more emphasis on technique and fly presentation, using only the necessary equipment. Tenkara anglers in Japan often rely on one fly pattern no matter where they are fishing.

Following that Japanese tradition, Galhardo uses one fly pattern anywhere he fishes for trout.

        Headwaters Outfitters is the only Tenkara USA dealership in North Carolina.

        "We really like the simplicity of the Tenkara equipment and casting method," says Sid Cullipher, owner of Headwaters Outfitters. " Each rod comes with a 10 or 25-ft. line and a short monofilament tippet. That's it -- no reel and not much to tangle. Our more adventuresome anglers who like to hike or paddle a ways in search of wild trout love these rigs."

        Galhardo's presentation and demonstration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with time for questions and test drives.

        Headwaters Outfitters, 25 Parkway Road, Rosman, is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and N.C. Hwy. 215. For more information call

828-8776-3106 or visit www.headwatersoutfitters.com and www.tenkarausa.com.

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