OUTside Column January 07, 2009

FLY-TIER SUE ARMSTRONG of Bushnell, Neb., crafts one of her intricate fly patterns, during a tying demonstration. 
Photo courtesy of Pat Oglesby

When it’s so cold your eyelashes ice up as fast as your rod guides, it’s time to come out of the water for the annual trek to Denver for The Fly Fishing Show.

Interrupt that long winter’s nap for three concentrated days of shows, seminars, demos, drawings and contests.

Best of all, it’s your favorite sport, only indoors. OK, maybe your second-favorite indoor sport.

WHAT: The Fly Fishing Show

WHERE: The Denver Merchandise Mart Pavilion, 451 East 58th St. Take exit 215, Interstate 25.

WHEN: Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.

WHO: Many of fly fishing’s best-known anglers, including Gary Borger, Ed Engle, A.K. Best, John Gierach and U.S. fly-fishing team member George Daniel.

ADMISSION: Adult: $15 (one day); children under 5 free, under 12, $2; Scouts under 16 in uniform: free, uniformed military: $10; Family Day Sunday: Entire family, $25.

WEB: http://www.flyfishingshow.com


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