Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fly tying Expo

I’ll be doing my best Saturday to avoid any post-holiday blues.

That avoidance will actually be pretty easy with warm and cuddly thoughts of spring and steelhead fishing.

Saturday will see the 7th Annual Northern Ohio Fly Tying Expo. This is the little show that does things very well.

It is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeland Community College’s Building “Y” in Kirtland.

The admission is $10 for those age 18 and older.

Whatever the cost this is a value-added fly-fishing, fly-tying event.

My wife, Bev, and I particularly enjoy strolling the exhibition hall and looking at all of the various fly tiers in action.

Both of us have picked up great tips and learned to tie new fly patterns.

The fact that we can spend some money for fly tying supplies and the like is another plus.

In fact, we’re delaying a trip to Cabela’s Wheeling, WV store just so we can attend the expo.

If there’s anything negative to say about the expo I’m not sure what it can be. The North Coast Fly Fishers really does an outstanding job of lining up vendors, instructors and speakers who touch on a wide variety of related subjects.

I’m especially interested in sitting in on the 11 a.m. “Steelhead Flies- a Canadian Perspective” presentation and the 12:30 p.m. “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass” presentation.

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