Friday, January 30, 2015

IFFF Calendar of Events

January 2015

January 23-25, IFFF Eastern Waters Council at The Fly Fishing Show, Somerset NJ

January 24, Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen, Annual Fun-draiser, Santa Cruz, CA

January 24, Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show by Derby City Fly Fishers, Fern Valley Conference Center, Louisville, KY

January 31, Flycasters of San Jose, CONGRATULATIONS! 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser,    

January 31, 2015 IFFF North Coast Fly Fisher's Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo Cuyahoga Career Center, Brecksville, Ohio.

January 31, 2015, FlyBuy, Long Beach Casting Club. Contact Michael Schweit 818-601-9702

February 2015

February 6-8, IFFF Southeastern Council will be attending The Fly Fishing Show in Winston-Salem, NC,

February 7, Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show by Buckeye United Fly Fishers, Oasis Conference Center, Loveland OH

February 7, 9am - 3pm, CFFA Fly Fishing Expo, Maneeley's, Windsor, CT,

February 7, 6pm, CFFA Annual Banquet, Maneeley's, Windsor, CT,

February 20-22, IFFF Northern California Council Learning Center at The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA

February 21, Fly Fishing Extravaganza presented by Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers, Win River Event Center, Redding, CA or click here for more information

February 28, Acadiana Fly Rodders of Lafayette Inc, 28th Annual AFR Conclave, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, LA  Click here for more information.
February 28-March 1, Chesapeake Council’s Learning Center at the Fly Fishing Show Lancaster PA. Contact: Ken Tidy


March 2015

March 4-8, Visit the SWC at Fred Hall Show, Long Beach Convention Center, 

March 7, IFFF Chesapeake Council will be attending the TieFest, Grasonville MD Contact: Ken Tidy 

March 13 & 14, Oregon Council’s 2015 Fly Tyer Expo in Albany, Oregon,

March 14 & 15, Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Michigan,

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 for more information

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

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

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 for more information.

March 28, Fly Casters' Rendezvous by Antietam Fly Anglers, 9:00AM - 4:30PM River-bottom Park, Williamsport, MD,


April 2015

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


May 2015

May 1 & 2, Washington Fly Fishing Fair, Ellensburg WA  

May 30, Chesapeake Council Learning Day for Families, Isaak Walton League, Pylesville MD,  

June 2015

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 

August 2015

August 11-15, 50th Anniversary of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Bend OR, or  

October 2015

October 16-18, Southwest Council's Fly Fishing Faire, Bishop CA

If your IFFF Council, IFFF Charter Club or IFFF Affiliate Club would like to post an event on the National Calendar please e-mail  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 and

Owned by SuperUser Account On Tuesday, September 18, 2012


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