Cerro Coso Community College has been selected by the Southwest Council, International Federation of Fly Fishers to host the 2013 Fly Fishing Faire, Sept. 20-22.
âIt will be a cornucopia of all things fly-fishing in the heart of Californiaâs fly-fishing world,â said Connie Bullock, fair coordinator, âas well as an introduction to all aspects of the sport including beginner and intermediate fly casting, fly tying demonstrations and both classroom and on-the-water instructionâ
The all-volunteer event is the work of the 23 Southern California and Southern Nevada flyfishing clubs that comprise the council.
Fly Fishing Faire 2013 will feature programs, demonstrations and hands-on lessons by writer, photographer and champion fly-caster Brian OâKeefe.
âClasses and seminars will be presented by the âbest in the gameâ including fly-casters, fly-tiers, Eastern Sierra professional guides, entomologists and fisheries biologists,â said Bullock.
Program highlights include Switch it Up, a class on âswitchâ rods by Hutch Hutchison from the Orvis Co.; an introduction to Spey Rod casting by John Van Derhoof; Tying Woven Body Flies by Cheryl Moore; and Flyfishing Hot Creek, Owens River, Crowley Lake and Walker River Basin.
Conservation fundraising raffles and auctions will feature rods, reels, angling art and guided fishing trips.
Fly Fishing Faire admission is $15 adult or $20 per family; ages 16-years and younger are free. Eastern Sierra residents receive a $5 rebate. A single admission is good all Faire days.
For online class and seminar schedules and advance registration, visit www.SWC-FFF.org/faire or phone (818) 200-1499.