Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo
See you on the 19th in Bethel, Maine!
March 19, 2016, 9 AM to 4 PM
With opening day of the 2016 fishing season just a few weeks away, the 5th Annual Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo is bringing everything you need to prepare for that day together under one roof. This year’s Expo includes nearly 40 exhibitors, a kids fly tying bench, a large selection of fishing related silent auction items to bid on, raffles, well known guest speakers, and a showing of the latest F3T feature film. And Weatherby’s will be an exhibitor!
This year’s guest speakers are well known author of fishing related novels, stories and essays Robert Romano, who will share his extensive knowledge of fishing in the Rangeley region. Award winning fly tier, Selene Dumaine, will demonstrate tying flies using Carrie Stevens’ viseless in hand method. Bill Pierce, Executive Director of the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, will present the history of fly fishing in the Rangeley region. And lastly, Robin Reeve, Managing Partner of Labrador’s Three Rivers Lodge, will talk about fly fishing for Labrador’s legendary brook trout.
Fly Fishing Film Tour
March 19, 2016, 7 pm
The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns among friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what they are talking about.
Since its inception in 2007 the F3T has grown by more than 30% each year; reaching over 50,000 anglers across North America last year. To keep up with demand they added new venues to the 2016 schedule and increased seating capacity in the communities that have been supporting them for years.