Road Show

MCFF Somerset 2012Save the Dates! The Mossy Creek Fly Fishing East Coast Tour kicks off in January.

Every winter we pack up the trucks and trailers and head up and down the east coast to attend some of the best fly fishing shows in the country.  For those of you who get serious cabin fever, or just really want to learn more about fly fishing, these shows can be very helpful and fun

Most fly fishing show have a similar format.  There are usually famous fly fishermen, guest speakers, demonstrations, casting pools, and great booths to buy a wide variety of name brand and specialty products.

We start the 2013 show season with the largest fly fishing show in the world, The Fly Fishing Show, January 25, 26, and 27th in Somerset, NJ. This is a BIG show and can be difficult to take it all in, even with three days.

A couple of weeks later we head south to The Fly Fishing Show in Winston Salem, NC. This is the first year in Winston Salem, it used to be held in Raleigh. This is a two day show on February 9th and10th.

A couple of weeks later it is back north to The Fly Fishing Show in Lancaster Pa.  Last year was the first in this location, and we had a great time.  If you can't make it to Somerset, this is a lot closer.  The dates for Lancaster are March 2nd, and 3rd.

Unfortunately this is also the same weekend as the Rapidan TU annual fishing show in Warrenton.  We have always attended this smaller, but well run show, but won't be able to make it this year.

Also in March is the National Capital TU annual Angling show.  The 2013 date has not been released yet, but we plan to attend.  This show is held in Bethesda, Maryland.

The final show of the season for us will be the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival held in Waynesboro Virginia.  This show is scheduled for April 20-21, 2013.

Shows are a great place to purchase gear for the upcoming season.  As a consumer you will have multiple vendors to choose from under one roof, and many products are at low "show prices". There are ongoing talks throughout the day that cover every fly fishing topic imaginable.  Most shows have casting ponds or areas where you can test drive the latest fly rods.

If you have never been to a fly fishing show, or just don't know which ones to attend we hope you will plan to go to a few this season.  Below is a list of websites with all of the information you will need to enjoy these great show and festivals.

Happy fishing,
Brian Trow

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