Next weekend, July 28-29, the Springfield and Branson Chapters of the Missouri Trout Fishermen's Association will hold their first annual Fly Fishing Exposition at the Branson-Hollister Lions Club Community Center at 1015 E. State Highway 76 approximately one mile east after you cross the bridge over Lake Taneycomo from Landing Boulevard. It will be a celebration of everything fly fishing and it will be held in one of the premier trout fishing areas of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri.
There will be fly casting demos, fly tying demos, raffles and silent auctions and many local exhibitors. The Southern Trout Ozark Edition will be in attendance to meet and greet and giveaway some yet to be determined goodies.
The event anticipated having 55 fly tiers demonstrating their skills, talking about flies, and sharing tying tips. Also it will have nearly 15 vendors and factory reps on hand to show you their products and make you a deal. We will raffle and auction off some fine tackle, nets, boots and waders, tackle bags, fly tying stations, artwork, signature flies, and more.
Chapter members will be conducting programs of interest to fly fishermen. Larry Wegmenn will present a program about bugs of the stream and share his experience at the expo. Chip Allen will have a program on fishing micro jigs in the Ozarks. Larry Clark from Oklahoma will talk about smallmouth bass fishing. Neif Khoury will be there with a presentation about how to fish with the tenkara rod outfit.
Preregistration is encouraged. Contact Jerry by phone at 417-848-5064 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will have two classes each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon both Friday and Saturday. Adults can learn from fly casting experts demonstrating their skills on THE casting pool.