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.
“It will be a cornucopia of all things fly-fishing in the heart of California’s fly-fishing world,” said Connie Bullock, fair coordinator, “as 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 instruction”
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 O’Keefe.
“Classes and seminars will be presented by the ‘best in the game’ including fly-casters, fly-tiers, Eastern Sierra professional guides, entomologists and fisheries biologists,” said Bullock.
Program highlights include Switch it Up, a class on “switch” 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.