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Free Programs

Programs are presentations or seminars given on the hour in a theater type setting. They include many topics revolving around the fly fishing lifestyle, from remote fly fishing destinations to the right fly for the area. With your entry into the show you can attend as many of these as you wish. The program room will be at Park High School.



Program Descriptions:

Dutch Baughman

Title of Program and Description: The History and Evolution of the Spey and Dee Flies. This program will focus on the evolution of the salmon fly pattern primarily during the 19th century and its impact on todays flies; this program will include reference to the dimultaneous development and evolution during the same period of time of the 2-hand casting style. This program is the result of 15 years of concentrated study.


Norm Crisp

Title of Program and Description: Reading Trout Streams: Understand Stream Flow and a Trout's Needs. A basic understanding of how water flows in a stream is a critical skill that separates a great day on the stream from and average day.  This program will help you understand what makes one stream location much better than another nearby one by providing a basic understanding of  "fluid mechanics" and how a trout's needs intersect.


David Folkerts

Title of Program and Description: Healing Waters: A soldiers story & introduction to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. David Folkerts the current COO of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) will give an introductory presentation on PHWFF.  He will also share his personal story as a US Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq in 2005 that found healing through fly fishing with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.


Kelly Glissmeyer

Title of Program and Description: Today's Stillwater Strategies. Powerpoint program on utilizing indicators for both shallow water and deep water stillwater fly fishing. Methods, tactics, gear, and flies.


Yashuhiro Hamano

Title of Program and Description: Fish God / SAKANAKAMI movie screening. The story is the old fisherman traveled and did fly-fishing around HOKKAIDO, the north of Japan. There is full of beautiful nature.Theme of this movie is, One, Save the TIDAL FLATS. Second, The preservation of “ITO”. (ITO also known as Taimen is the fish which is designated as an endangered species. It is called "fish of ghost".)


Peg Kingery

Title of Program and Description: Fish Foods 101: Stream Entomology for the Beginning Fly Fisher. Since there are thousands of fly patterns designed to entice a fish, it can be overwhelming for the new fly fisher as s/he begins filling fly boxes for fishing trips. This presentation will discuss ways of identifying the food available for fish by looking at it's environment; take some of the mystery out of "matching the hatch"; introduce some of the most common fish foods; and teach how to select flies that will bring fish to your net. The focus will be on fresh water trout. A degree in Entomology isn't necessary to be a successful fly fisher!


Soon Lee

Title of Program and Description: Understanding your fly cast !! in a nutshell, I & II. Terms such as "tight loop," "open loop," "wide loop," and "narrow loop" are used liberally world-wide.

Yet one instructor's definitions may differ from another's. Prevailing understanding of "casting

stroke" and "stop" adds to the confusion. Better definitions will make for better teaching.


Tom Logan

Title of Program and Description: Laws Pertaining to the Possession and Transportation of Natural Fly Tying Materials. Local, state, national and international laws will be discussed as they pertain to the possession of natural feathers, furs and other wildlife parts and considerations for international transportation of protected wildlife parts.


Patty Lueken

Title of Program and Description: Fly Fishing for Bronze Backs in the Boundary Waters. Have you yearned to catch big small mouth bass?   Learn how to plan and fish the Boundary Waters

in  Minnesota.  Information will be provided on  fishing equipment, flies, permits and clothing needed  as well as how to catch the bronze backs.


Dayle Mazzarella

Title of Program and Description: Building a Lesson Plan for Fly Casting Instruction. We will discuss the general structure of a lesson plan and some of the tactics used in implementing the plan. All partiicpants will receive a sample Roll Cast lesson plan as well as a plan for teaching the Pick Up and Lay Down and a lesson plan general outline.


FE Meek

Title of Program and Description: 20, (or more), Tips for Tying Like a Pro. This one-hour PowerPoint program will provide tips and strategies to be faster, more efficient, more consistent and, most importantly, more accurate in tying flies for trout, salmon, bass or salt. There is a handout provided.


John Roseberry

Title of Program and Description: Simple Conservation Techniques for Better Fisheries. Water resource conservation may seem like a huge, overwhelming task that an individual land owner cannot influence. This program will introduce participants to several low-cost, effective conservation techniques and resources that can enhance fish habitat and improve water quality without disrupting other land uses. Small changes in water resource management can have big rewards for fisheries!


Scott Sanchez

Title of Program and Description: A Year of Fishing the Snake River and Jackson Hole Area. Jackson Hole is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife.  This in combination with the chance to catch native Snake River Cutthroats makes this area a wonderful fishing experience.  In this program we will take a tour of the areas fisheries, productive times and techniques which will enhance your outings.  Scenic, fishing, fly and entomology photos will bring Jackson Hole into the room for an evening.  Scott will share some of his experiences and stories.  This is a great location for non-fishing companions to share with the angler.

Practical Fly Selection and Entomology. Entomology and fly selection are intimidating and confusing to many anglers. Unfortunately many instructors like to keep it that way.  In contrast, I like to simplify it, by giving you the insect information that you need, and then applying it to “What flies in my box will work for that insect.  My large selection of macro photos and artwork make it easy to visualize imitation, and will make you a more proficient and confident angler.


James Thull

Title of Program and Description: Something is Deninitely Fishy at Montana State University in Bozeman. I will present information on our collections (which are open to the public), lecture series, and new endeavors like our Cultural Atlas of Angling in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  I will answer Questions, provide information and invite people to MSU for tours.


David Paul Williams

Title of Program and Description: Fly Fishing For Western Smallmouth. Smallmouth bass abound in the West and the hard-fighting fish are a kick to catch. Come learn about the fish, what it eats, where it lives and leave knowing how to catch them.


Bob Wiltshire

Title of Program and Description: Fly Fishing and Forest Pest Insects. Forest pest insects are spreading across North America and threaten many of the forests which support our valued fishing waters. The IFFF has partnered with the Invasive Species Action Network to use fly tying to teach people to recognize pest insects. This program will discuss some of the pests we are most concerned about and will provide informationfor all anglers about how to personally get involved in protecting our forests.

To present a program click HERE for the registration document.

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