2013 Fly Fishing Show Calendar


All of these shows have talks and seminars by local or nationally known speakers. They offer lots of great learning opportunities, entertainment, and travel. Be sure to visit some of these shows.

Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition
January 25 – 27, 2013
Location: Spruce Meadows Equiplex, Calgary, Alberta
Speakers: Chico Fernandez, Gary Borger, April Vokey, Jim Mclennnan, Rick Hafele and others eaking about fly fishing. This is a really big show with lots of speakers, vendors, fly tying demonstrations and more than 100 exhibitors.

Kentuckiana Fly Show
January 26, 2013
Location: Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center, Louisville, KY
Speaker: Kelly Galloup, fishing guide, fly tier and rod designer. Plus many fly fishing exhibits and seminars.

Spring Opener – Badger Fly Fishers
February 9, 2013
Location: Radisson Hotel (West), Madison, WI
Speaker: Ed Engle (book author, guide, newspaper articles, etc.). Vendors,fly tying demonstrations, raffles, etc.

Great Outdoors Expo
Location: Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, IL
February 23 – 24, 2013
Speakers: To be announced ………, plus vendors and demonstrations.

TroutFest ‘13 – Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited
February 23, 2013
Location: Fin ‘N Feather, Winneconne, WI
Speakers: CWTU’s TroutFest '13 includes 10 mini-seminars, raffles, fly tying demos, artisans, water monitoring and stream work day volunteers, youth fly tying instruction, guides, outfitters and more.

Madison Fishing Expo
February 22 -24, 2013
Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Speakers and Programs: To be announced

Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association
March 1 -3, 2013
Location: Isle Casino Conference Center, Bettendorf, IA
Speakers: Jonn Graham (ISA), Mike Jacobs (Eastern Iowa Smallmouth), Kip Vieth (Minnesota Smallmouth), Joe Cornwall (golden bonefish), fly tying demos, vendors, etc.

Bronzeback Blowout – Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
Location: American Legion Hall, Elmhurst, IL (suburban Chicago)
March 2, 2013
Speakers: To be announced

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show 2012
March 6 - 10, 2013
Location: Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, WI
Programs: To be announced

Canoecopia – Rutabaga Paddlesport Shop
March 8 - 10, 2013
Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Speakers: TBA

2013 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo (the granddaddy of fly fishing shows)
March 9 & 10, 2013
Location: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, MI
Speakers to be announced …… plus demonstrations on fly tying, fly casting, seminars and more in 61,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Sowbug Roundup - Arkansas
March 14, 15, 16, 2013
Location: Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, AR
Speakers: Demonstrations by 100+ expert tyers. Plus fly fishing demonstrations, vendors, etc.

Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo – Minneapolis
Date: March 22 - 24, 2013
Location: National Sports Center, Blaine, MN
Speakers: TBA

Sandy River Spey Clave 2012 (12th Annual Clave)
May 17 – 19, 2013
Location: Sandy River, Welches, Oregon
Sponsored by: The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, Oregon; lots of spey fishing gurus participate in this event.

Coon Creek Troutfest
June 15, 2013
Location: Coon Valley, WI
Sponsored by TU, Driftless Angler, and many more
Activities: Fly tying demos, vendors, kids events, cookout, car show, canoe & kayak demos, etc.

Spey Nation 12
Date and events TBA
Location: Pineville Boat Launch, Salmon River, NY
Spey clave event with lots of vendors, demonstrations, etc.

North Coast Fly Fishers Expo 2013
Details and schedule to be announced.

7th Annual Huron River Fly Tyers Symposium
Details and schedule to be announced


Celebration of Fly Tying – Hosted by the Grand River Fly Tiers
Details to be announced.