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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:50 am

The International Federation of Fly Fishers Presents 48th Annual International Fly Fishing Fair in West Yellowstone, Mont. from Sept. 26-28, 2013.

With over 70 workshops and clinics on casting, fly tying and on-water fishing techniques, this is the premier event dedicated to the art and sport of fly fishing. Classes and workshops are taught by well-known instructors like Bob Jacklin, Craig Mathews, Steve Fernandez, Scott Sanchez, Bruce Richards, Al Buhr, Rhea Topping, Molly Semenik and others. The workshops are designed to appeal to a broad range of interests and skill levels.

The fly fishing fair features exhibits with the latest in gear, outfitters, conservation information and other topics. Why not try out your new gear fishing the Madison, Firehole, Lamar Rivers and the other local world class waters of Yellowstone Park.

“Our IFFF event in West Yellowstone historically attracts more members of the IFFF than any other. The event is really a gathering of the sisterhood/brotherhood, which symbolizes the true meaning of being a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Join in on the fun and rejoice in the spirit of friendship and renewing old acquaintances. We are the only International Fly Fishing organization that produces the best fly tiers and casters in the world plus we teach and educate our members through conservation,” said Phil Greenlee, IFFF chairman of the Board of Directors.

Other special event highlights include: Fly Tying Learning Center – tie your first fly; Fly Tying Rendezvous – meet the show tiers at a social gathering; Casting Rendezvous – free casting clinics for all attendees

Casting competitions – 5-weight casting competition and fly fishing challenge; Women’s program – a one-and-a-half day program tailored for women fly fishers; Friday night live auction benefiting IFFF; Exhibit Hall open daily Thursday through Saturday and free “how to” programs.

Registration is at the Holiday Inn, located at 315 Yellowstone Ave. in West Yellowstone. Show day passes are available at registration for $10. The fly fishing show, Casting Rendezvous and other free demonstrations will be held at the Union Pacific Dining Hall. Fees vary for workshops. Pre-registration online closes Sept. 9, but on-site registration is available. Visit www.fedflyfishers.org for further information about the fair.

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