Western Slope experts headline at Fly Fishing Show
Western Slope anglers who are headed to The Fly Fishing Show from Friday through Sunday at the Denver Mart will see a lot of familiar names and faces.
Some of the most popular features of the show are the hands-on classes in casting and fly-tying offered throughout the long weekend.
Novices to professionals can get some intensive practice and lessons from some of the top names in fly fishing, all with years of experience in fishing Western waters and handling Western trout.
Fly anglers looking to improve their casting can get advanced casting lessons from Alice Owsley, owner and operator of Riverside Anglers in West Yellowstone, Montana, as well as another West Yellowstone resident, the affable Bob Jacklin, star of several appearances in Grand Junction at the annual Fly Fishing Expo.
A list of the other scheduled fly casters and tiers sounds like a Who’s Who of fly angling: Gary Borger (Intermediate Casting Techniques); Ed Engle (Practical Nymphing); A.K. Best (Intermediate Fly-tying); Jason Randall (Advanced Nymph Fishing); Nate Brumley (Dry Fly Academy); and Rick Hafele (Identifying Western Hatches), to name only a few.
Class registration fees are $80 and include admission to the Fly Fishing Show for that day.
Tickets for the Friday-only International Fly Fishing Film Festival also are available on the show website.
For more information, call 814-443-3639, or go online at http://www.flyfishingshow.com.