FFI Virtual Expo - November 6, 2021
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Join us for Day 2 of the FFI Virtual Expo

Join us for Day 2 of the FFI Virtual Expo

November 6

Join us for Day 2 of the FFI Virtual Expo.  Important events today include Social Time at 7:00 p.m. EDT and the Live Auction at 7:30 p.m. EDT.  Don't forget the time change is tonight,  so Fall Forward an hour.

11/6/2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

L03 What we are doing in Japan as a JFFA (an affiliate club of FFI)
Seminar

Presenter(s): Shuichi Furusawa

Description:  We teach children and beginners how to enjoy fly fishing. The basic philosophy is to convey the appeal of fly fishing to those who are interested in fishing and environmental protection activities and to have fun among members. Here, Shuichi would like to introduce our original activity to you.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CAST11 Trout Spey - A wonderful new dimension for casting and fishing to trout
Workshop

Presenter(s): Bruce Williams and Whitney Gould

Description: This program is designed for intermediate and above casters with some two-hand experience. The instructors will present fishing situations and casting solutions to help you get your fly in front of fish which may rarely see a fly.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

C03 How Fly Fishing Can Help Georgia Trout Conservation Effort
Conservation

Presenter(s): Vladimer (Lado) Sakvarelidze

Description: There will be a story of how the fish population has suffered in Georgia for last few decades; how the government tries to find solutions by creating protected areas and national parks where a lot of things are restricted, including recreational fishing. The program will be about the effort to argue that permitting fly fishing first on some of the national parks and after organizing permit and license-based recreational fishing on all public lands will actually help Georgia's conservation effort and will help bring life to rivers phase by phase.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

FT13 Fly Tying Demonstration, Considering Fishing and Tying Under COVID-19 Disaster
Seminar

Presenter(s): Masaaki "Stonewell" Ishii

Description: My program is a Tying Demonstration for many fly fishers who spend their time indoors tying flies rather than going fishing outdoors due to the coronavirus influences. Basic flies like Elk Hair Caddis, Light Cahill, Royal Coachman, No-Hackl Sidewinder, and others will be shown.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WC06 Everyone Shoud Get in the Water…To Fish and To Protect!
Seminar

Presenter(s): Judy Harris

Description: Angling is a blast! While FFI and other angling/conservation groups have been around for a while, not all of the new members stepping into the water understand the need to take steps to protect those waters that we love. How do we involve our new members and get communities to understand the need to do more than just recreate?

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

FTD23 Royal Coachman Wet Fly
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Ralph Rhoades

Description: Ralph will demonstrate this wet fly tied with Golden Pheasant tippets, peacock herl, floss, hen hackle, and duck quills.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

FTD24 Hippie Stomper
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Tim Papich

Description: Tim Papich will demonstrate this foam dry fly developed by Andrew Grillos. This fly is a good overall attractor. The pattern uses a foam cutter for the beetle body, peacock, and deer hair.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

C04 Florida Keys Initiative
Conservation

Presenter(s): Ross Boucek

Description: The Florida Keys Initiative funds and conducts science to identify stresses on bonefish, permit, and tarpon populations along with stresses their habitats may face.  They use that scientific research to advocate for policy or cultural changes to protect the fish and improve habitats.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

D02 Fly Fishing in Japan
Destination

Presenter(s): Masao Sakaguchi

Description: This is an overview of fly fishing in Japan. Presenting successful examples of Catch and Release programs on Yugawa (spring creek), in Nikko and some issues, then develop alternatives to improve it for the future. Please join this program, if you might be interested or planning to visit & fish in Japan.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAST13 Live from Pasadena Casting Club! Teach the Teacher
Seminar

Presenter(s): Dok Arvanites / Pasadena Casting Club

Description: Learning to teach is a lifelong process. If you are interested in improving your teaching skills, have a look. We will cover techniques and tips for teaching individuals and groups, as well as diagnostic and correction ideas, regardless of your teaching experience.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

L04 FFI Operations - How FFI Headquarters Supports This Vast Network of Volunteers
Seminar

Presenter(s): Rhonda Sellers

Description: The program will provide an overview of how FFI HQ supports this network of volunteers who have assembled to accomplish FFI's mission of preserving the legacy of fly fishing for all fish, all waters. There will be lots of time to ask questions and share information.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD25 Beetle Bug Palmer
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Brittany Davenport

Description: Brittany Davenport will demonstrate the Beetle Bug Palmer trout fly pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD26 Warm Water Flies Part 1
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Fred DuPré

Description: Fred DuPré will be tying four one-hour programs and will tie two flies per program for a total of eight flies. The flies will be ones used in local Texas waters. All flies will be warmwater flies for bass, bluegill, rios, white bass, and carp.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD27 Black Gnat
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Ralph Rhoades

Description: Ralph Rhoades will demonstrate this wet fly tied with starling and peacock herl.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MISC01 Nutrition:  Weight Management
Workshop

Presenter(s): Steve G Parsons

Description: Steve outlines the basic principles of nutrition for weight management. This includes a discussion of: good carbs/bad carb and good fats/bad fats. He emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes, not fast-fix diets. Weight loss is important for safety & longevity for fly fishers.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

D06 Owens Valley Warmwater
Destination

Presenter(s): Jarrett Coons

Description: This program will introduce fly anglers to the variety of warmwater fishing and the tactics and gear for success in the Owens Valley. It will shed light on the overlooked bass, carp, and sunfish fisheries of the Southeastern Sierra.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FFS09 How to Match the Hatch in 2 Minutes
Seminar

Presenter(s): Peter Stitcher

Description: Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher as he guides you through the P.A.U.S.E. Method of matching the hatch, highlighting the five areas where the day’s menu is written on and around the river. Then, using the observation made on the water, the participant will learn how to prioritize that information and M.A.T.C.H. the samples to the best fly patterns.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WC05 Demystifying Mayflies
Seminar

Presenter(s): Ann Miller

Description: This program is for the intermediate skilled (and above) angler who wants to learn more about how to identify mayfly hatches. It includes a handy print out that will help anglers to split mayflies into one of four categories for helpful identification in the field.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FTD28 Warm Water Flies Part 2
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Fred DuPré

Description: Fred DuPré will be tying four one-hour programs and will tie two flies per program for a total of eight flies. The flies will be ones used in local Texas waters. All flies will be warmwater flies for bass, bluegill, rios, white bass, and carp.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FTD29 Orange Partridge Soft Hackle
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Katherine Burns

Description: Kathy Burns will tie a standard soft hackle pattern that can be fished as a wet or dry fly and imitates a caddis or mayfly.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FT16 Tools for the Beginner and How to Use Them
Workshop

Presenter(s): Al Beatty

Description: This is a 2-hour workshop paced so the student(s) can try each tool during the presentation if they so choose. The tools would include scissors, bodkin/half-hitch, bobbin, threader, hackle pliers, hackle gauge, whip-finish, hair stacker (and whatever we missed and the students want to add/suggest). We'll demonstrate each on a bare hook then tie a quick demo fly that will show each in actual use, probably a yarn-body, hackle-collar AP Nymph or something similar.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

D07 Fly Casting Tips for Fishing in Patagonia
Destination

Presenter(s): Martín Aylwin

Description: Have you ever wanted to fish in Patagonia? Did you fish there already with no effective results? If the answer is yes, this program is for you. We will review the most important aspects of fly casting and equipment that you need to know to fish in the paradise-like rivers and lakes of Patagonia.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

L05 The State of FFI
Seminar

Presenter(s): Patrick Berry

Description: FFI CEO Patrick Berry will present the State of FFI. Come find out the exciting directions that FFI is going.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FTD30 Adams Cripple
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Brian Davenport

Description: Brian will demonstrate the Adams Cripple trout fly pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FTD32 Biot Bug Evolutions
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Scott Sanchez

Description: Scott Sanchez will demonstrate modern variations on the productive Biot Bug stonefly nymphs. This pattern also works for other insects. Learn how to use this versatile fly design to create effective patterns.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CAST06 Methods of Teaching Beginner Fly Casting
Workshop

Presenter(s): Walter Simbirski and Vince Brandon

Description: This program targets instructors, guides, and others who teach beginners the basic cast. Discussion will include general principles and look at a number of methods used to teach the basic fly cast. 

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FFS11 The Biology of Fly Fishing for Southern Bream and Black Bass in Northern Florida and South Georgia
Workshop

Presenter(s): Tom H Logan

Description: The biological diversity, distribution, and habitat requirements of black bass and other sunfish will be discussed as these factors relate to fly fishing opportunities, fly selection, and their conservation.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FFS20 The Spirituality of Fly Fishing
Seminar

Presenter(s): Jody Martin and Bruce Williams

Description: This program, intended for fly fishers of all levels, addresses the “why” of fly fishing:  the reasons for, and what we derive from, the sport. The healing, therapeutic, mentoring, and spiritual aspects of fly fishing are discussed, with examples of programs that employ fly fishing as a form of healing.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FT15 Tools I Use for Working with Deer Hair
Seminar

Presenter(s): Michael George

Description: Mike will show you the tools he uses for working with deer hair and how to use them.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WC07 Fish Geometry - How It Helps You Play and Manage Fish
Seminar

Presenter(s): Karin Miller

Description: This program is for all anglers who want to improve their fish management skills by improving their understanding of fly rod dynamics and positioning. Learn the three points concept and land more fish.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTD33 Art Flick's the Hendricksons Dry, Wet, Dark and Light
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Bill Houk

Description: Art Flick proposed in his book, The Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their Imitations, you could get by with fifteen patterns. Of course, when you read the text, you discover he was stretching this frugality of fly patterns a bit. He would indicate you could tie light and dark and dry and wet variations of the same pattern. He also recommended two or more sizes for each pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTD34 Tying Tiny Flies
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Richard Rohrbaugh

Description: Richard will show how easy and quick it can be to tie tiny flies.  He will demonstrate the balck wing baetis cripple, midge emerger, and zelon midge patterns during this one hour session.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM

FFS12 Fly Fishers Roundtable
Workshop

Presenter(s): Dutch Baughman

Description: This workshop is designed for experienced fly fishers and will feature discussion on specific topics and questions pertaining to the participants' experiences.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FT17 How to Tie Married Wings
Workshop

Presenter(s): Jerry Coviello

Description: Married wing wet flies are becoming a lost art, they are still effective and a beautiful fly to tie and admire.  This workshop will use the Parmachene Bell Wet Fly to help teach how to marry wings. This is a classic wet fly pattern that has quite a history to it that dates back to the late 19th century where it was a popular pattern used for fishing for brook trout.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

L06 Youth Fly Fishing Education for Councils and Clubs
Seminar

Presenter(s): Carol Anderson

Description: This Workshop is provided for FFI Council or Club leadership who have an interest in providing a youth fly fishing education program.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MISC02 Rod Building Tips
Seminar

Presenter(s): Paul Boals

Description: Paul gives tips and techniques for building your own rod.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FTD36 Tim Wade's North Fork Special
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Kathy Crofts

Description: This fast sinking buggy nymph gets deep in fast water where trout like. Since its creation over twenty years ago, the North Fork Special has been highly effective in hooking trout worldwide.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CAST08 Saltwater Quick Cast
Workshop

Presenter(s): Molly Semenik and Captain Stacy Lynn

Description: The Saltwater Quick Cast is a “procedure” that starts with rigging up your rod and ends with hooking up with a fish. This process is different than what most fly anglers do in freshwater fishing, so learning and practicing the routine of prep, ready, execute, and hook-set means quick and efficient performance when you are on the water and facing down your target, whether it be a Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, Bonefish, or any other of the exciting saltwater species that you can stalk with a fly rod.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FFS13 Introduction to Kayak Fly Fishing
Workshop

Presenter(s): Donald Dehm

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the basics of fly fishing from a kayak for any fly angler at any level, with or without kayak angling experience. Includes topics such as fly casting from a kayak, choosing a kayak, common issues/concerns, and more.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WC08 Safety on the Water
Seminar

Presenter(s): Susan Utterback

Description: This program is for anyone that wants to go over the basics of safety on the water. Everything from wading boots to bear spray.  This will be an interactive discussion. Come join in.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FTD38 Basic Patterns
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Bill Reisbeck

Description: Bill will demonstrate tying basic fly patterns.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FTD39 TLF Soft-Hackle Cripple with Quill Wing
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Jerry Criss

Description: The TLF soft-hackle style dry fly started over 11 years ago and has evolved over time into what you see here. It contains the size #18 to #22 dry fly hackle in the thorax and a light dun hen feather for hackle collar. Jerry believes that it represents the emerger or crippled mayfly. The size of the thorax hackle can vary depending on what you see on the water, so match your hatch as far as body and hackle color. Jerry has found these flies will bring fish up before a hatch really gets going and do very well after a hatch has ended. His challenge to you is take your best dry fly tail and body and then build the rest of fly like the dressing below; put in a thorax, the thorax hackle and a soft-hackle feather, and see what happens.


Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FFS15 Fly Fishing Equipment-Storage Gear, Wading Equipment, and Clothing
Workshop

Presenter(s): Jack R Gillis

Description: Discussion of river gear, i.e., vest, sling, waist pack, lanyard, etc., various types and quality of waders, wading boots, wading staffs, and types of clothing needed for a successful day on the water. The program focuses on how to mend the line after the cast is made and specifically the Reach Mend.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CAST05 The Wham Take!
Workshop

Presenter(s): Mary Ann Dozer

Description: The Wham Take happens because your fly landed first versus the fly line. Ever notice the type of wave that forms when your fly versus your fly line lands first? You will learn to adjust your fly cast in this class to control whether your fly or line lands first.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

D03 Fly Fishing on the Korean Peninsula
Destination

Presenter(s): Changwook Chung Chaugi

Description: Changwook will introduce fly fishing culture in Korea and for Korean native trout to those who are interested in tiny streams and Lenok.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FTD40 Sparkly Mole
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Cheryl Cline

Description: This fly is a simple favorite Southern California surf fly for August when the sand crabs are abundant. The Sparkly Mole rolls in the breakers and settles in the holes.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FTD41 Psycho Prince
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Cheryl Cline

Description: 

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/6/2021
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Social Time

Description: Socialize with other attendees, old friends and meet some new ones at the Social Hour.


11/6/2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Auction

Description: Have some fun with Will Godfrey at the Live Auction. Bid on some great things and support the organization you support.