FFI Virtual Expo - November 7, 2021
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Join us for Day 3 of the FFI Virtual Expo

Join us for Day 3 of the FFI Virtual Expo

November 7

11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FFS14 Traditional Tanago Fishing, Micro Fishing World in Japan
Seminar

Presenter(s): Yasushi Suzuki

Description: Yasushi will introduce Japan’s traditional Tanago fishing that is probably the smallest miniature fishing in the world. Tackles, line, other accessories, and tackle boxes are small, developed in the Edo period, over 300 years ago. Also, Tanago streams are very small, flowing in Japan’s rural landscape.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FTD42 Quill Body No-Hackle Dun
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Eric Austin

Description: This is an easy to tie no hackle for tough fish on flat water. Both the PMD and Sulphur versions will be covered. A great dry fly in the East and West.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CAST16 Becoming a Certified Instructor:  The Path for an International Candidate
Workshop

Presenter(s): Martín Aylwin

Description: Do you want to become a certified instructor, but you live in a country with no other instructor to mentor you? Or do you have to travel to the US or other country to get tested? Let me share some thoughts with you about my process to become a CCI and MCI and the challenges (and opportunities) of an international candidate.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

FFS16 Reading Water and the Water Column
Workshop

Presenter(s): Dutch Baughman

Description: This workshop will discuss the fly fishing skills of reading water and reading the water column. This workshop will include discussion on this topic for rivers and lakes. The reading water fly fishing skills will focus on landscape, water turbidity, accessibility, current, seams, foam line, hydraulics, water color changes, structure, plant community, and aquatic insects.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM

FT05 Beginning Fly Tying
Workshop

Presenter(s): Jack R Gillis, Barry Webster, David Hooper, Dutch Baughman

Description: This is a two-session workshop on 10/13/2021, 7:00-8:30 PM ET, and 11/7/2021, 9:00-11:00 AM ET. Are you a beginner fly tier?  If so, this is the workshop for you. The first workshop session will be devoted to fly tying tools, equipment, materials, and fundamental techniques. The second workshop session will be devoted to tying two flies. Students are encouraged to obtain fly tying tools, equipment, and materials during the two weeks between the two workshops.

Class Fee: $40 for both sessions
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FT21 Fun with Foam
Workshop

Presenter(s): Jerry Coviello

Description: In this tying class, we will tie four different foam flies: Foam Dragon Bluegill Slayer, Foam Back Humpy, Foam Dragon Fly, and Gurgler. These flies are magnets for bass and bluegills.

Class Fee: $50
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WC09 Casting for Recovery
Seminar

Presenter(s): Karen Craft

Description: Learn about the activities of Casting for Recovery.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

FTD45 Gussied Up Lighting Bug
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Paul Johnson

Description: 

Class Fee: $0
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FT19 Caddisflies: Tying and Fishing the Cycle
Seminar

Presenter(s): Tim Cammisa

Description: When the hatch is on, it’s time to get serious, and in this presentation, Tim gives you keys to help you select the correct patterns and fishing techniques to more accurately imitate the caddisflies and catch more trout!

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

L07 Youth Fly Fishing Education
Seminar

Presenter(s): Carol Anderson

Description: This Workshop is provided for youth and their parents or sponsors to learn the fundamental fly fishing skills. The workshop will provide a comprehensive array of fly fishing skills to include equipment, casting, fish habitat, fish behavior, knots, safety, etiquette, stream anatomy, and entomology. The workshop will be fun.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD46 Tying the Colonel Fuller Classic Wet Fly with Married Wings
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Eric Austin

Description: An introduction to married wing flies featuring one done in the Bergman style. A beautiful fly, and fun to tie!

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD47 Warm Water Flies Part 3
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: $0
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FTD48 Purple Prince Charming
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Paul Johnson

Description: 

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAST10 How To Teach Fly Casting
Workshop

Presenter(s): Macauley Lord

Description: We will watch and discuss videos filmed in OnForm, a motion-analysis application, in which Macualey demonstrates -- for beginners -- the pickup-and-laydown, false casting, and roll casting. He includes tips on how and where to position yourself and your students, and some simple cures for common casting errors.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FFS17 Aquatic Entomology and Fly Selection for the Fly Fisher
Workshop

Presenter(s): Robert Younghanz

Description: One of the biggest blind spots for the fly fisher is a having a fundamental understanding of aquatic insects and their life cycles which is the key to catching more fish and having more confidence on the water.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FTD43 Picket Pin
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Dutch Baughman

Description: The Picket Pin is a classic fly pattern developed in the early 1900s. This fly has evolved as a dry fly, wet fly, or as a streamer for many species.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FTD49 Warm Water Flies Part 4
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


11/7/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FTD50 Hare's Ear Guide Choice
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Greg Frick

Description: Greg will demonstrate this heavy mayfly nymph pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WC10 Lime Trude
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Gretchen Beatty

Description: Gretchen will show how to tie the hair wing Trude style dry fly.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FFS18 Researching and Planning A Successful Fly Fishing Trip
Workshop

Presenter(s): Jack R Gillis

Description: Discussion of gear needed, how to practice and prepare, what to discuss with your fishing guide, paying and tipping the guide, boat etiquette. Designed for those wanting to take a trip and have limited experience.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FT22 How to be a Fly Tying Instructor and Demonstrator
Seminar

Presenter(s): Dave Duffy, Paul Beckmann, Scott Sanchez, Jerry Coviello

Description: 

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM

L08 Youth Panel
Seminar

Presenter(s): Carl Crawford

Description:  We'll interview a panel of young anglers (some who have come through SWCFFI Youth programs), discussing the importance of fly fishing in their development, their educational pursuits and aspirations and how we may broaden opportunities for other youngsters. The discussion will give insight as to how clubs can develop their own Youth programs. Most importantly, these youngsters will inspire all viewers as to how important our work is in seeding the future development of our sport and environment!

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM

WC11 What Fly to Tie On
Seminar

Presenter(s): Mary Ann Dozer

Description: Ever find yourself confused or intimidated by selecting what fly to tie on to entice a fish to take, or feel like selecting flies. You will walk away with a framework that allows you to select the best fly for the fishing situation and when you hear others talk about flies, it won't sound like a foreign language.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FTD51 Damsel Fly Articulated
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Brian Davenport

Description: Brian will demonstrate the Damsel Fly Articulated trout fly pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FTD52 Purple Prince
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Greg Frick

Description: Greg will demonstrate this beadhead stonefly or mayfly nymph pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FTD53 Leadwing Coachman
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Ralph Rhoades

Description: Ralph will demonstrate this wet fly tied with tinsel, peacock herl, hen hackle, and duck quill.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CAST12 Tournament Casting Translated to Fishing Casts
Workshop

Presenter(s): Larry Allen and Audrey Wilson

Description: Larry and Audrey will teach the ins and outs of practical application of tournament casting to real life fishing, and how it can enhance your fishing experience.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FT18 Three Ways to Tie a Parachute Fly:  Adams Parachute
Seminar

Presenter(s): Jerry Coviello

Description: Fly tying has many techniques to do the same thing. This presentation will go over three ways to tie a parachute fly using the Adams Parachute Fly as the model.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FT23 Multiple Techniques to Place the Hair on the Hook
Seminar

Presenter(s): Michael George

Description: In this class you will learn to stack hair on the top and bottom of the hook, tie multiple layers of hair to create a layered look, create lines, dots, spots, and eyes, create eyes with deer hair, and other techniques using deer hair.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTD54 Griffith's Gnat
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Bill Reisbeck

Description: Bill will demonstrate the standard Griffith's Gnat pattern

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTD55 Wally Wing Caddis
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): James H Ferguson

Description: This caddis fly is tied using a scud type hook, snowshoe rabbit hair for the underwing, and Wally Wing style wings from mallard flank.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTD56 Amy's Ant
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Tim Papich

Description: Tim will demonstrate this foam dry fly developed by Jack Dennis. This fly is a good overall attractor. The pattern uses a foam cutter, peacock, and deer hair.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FFS19 Fly Fishing Knots
Workshop

Presenter(s): Dutch Baughman

Description: This workshop will review 12 popular fly fishing knots and how to tie them. The reference for this workshop will be the FFI Learning Center Knots Manual.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WC12 How Tenkara Can Improve Your Regular Fly Fishing and Why Everyone Should Learn It.
Seminar

Presenter(s): Karin Miller

Description: 

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FTD57 Bunny Matuka Tube Fly
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Brittany Davenport

Description: Brittany will demonstrate the Bunny Matuka Tube Fly trout streamer pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FTD58 Leisenring Spider
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Ralph Rhoades

Description: Ralph will demonstrate this modern classic wet fly tied with Partridge hackle and Hare's Ear dubbing.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FTD59 Rattle Mullet
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Ron Mayfield

Description: This pattern mimics the mullet bait fish that is prevalent in the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic. It incorporates a rattle into the design to fill out the fly so it pushes more water and can be easily felt.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CAST04 Virtual Video Casting Analysis Using OnForm
Workshop

Presenter(s): Willy George

Description:  This is a two session workshop on 11/05/2021 (Part A) and 11/7/2021 (Part B) from 3:00 to 5:00 PM ET both days. This casting workshop is designed for all casting skill levels and casting instructors. Students are asked (expected) to attend both days to benefit from the instruction (read on). On Friday we will cover key elements of the casting stroke and introduce a video casting analysis tool called OnForm.  Volunteers who want to have their casting form analyzed will take videos of their casts on Saturday using a free version of the OnForm app that the instructor will send them. Then on Sunday, the entire student group, including the volunteers, will listen to the feedback session with the Master Casting Instructor while watching the on-screen analysis of the casting videos using the OnForm app. This workshop will teach you multiple ways to improve your casting technique through video casting analysis including self-improvement, virtual remote learning, and face-to-face casting lessons.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FTD44 Woven Body Caddis Larva
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Jerry Coviello

Description: Jerry will show how to weave the Woven Body Caddis Larva. He does not know if having a two-toned body makes a difference when fishing nymphs, but some fly anglers swear that it works as a trigger to attract fish. Jerry likes how it looks, and the natural insect does not have one color but a few different shades. This fly will sink quickly and can be used for high stick nymphing in pocket water.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


11/7/2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FTD60 Woolly Bugger
Tying Demonstration

Presenter(s): Bill Reisbeck

Description: Bill will demonstrate the standard Woolly Bugger pattern.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0


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

CAST14 Mend the Line for Catch Success
Workshop

Presenter(s): Molly Semenik and Heather Hodson

Description: Molly Semenik and Heather Hodson have put together a program that not only includes live discussions with Molly, Heather and the participants, but power point illustrations and recently shot video, on-the-water and in-the-air, as well. Drag free floats will be discussed along with some great supportive video.

Class Fee: $25
Material Fee:  $0


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

D04 Fishing the Far East Brown Drake Hatch (on Lake Akan on Hokkaido Island)
Destination

Presenter(s): Tsutomu Tanaka

Description:  Tsutomu will introduce typical fly fishing at rivers and lakes in Japan, with two mayflies in early season and in late season.  The two mayflies look like March Browns and Green/Brown Drakes in the U.S. He will focus on recommended tackles and flies.

Class Fee: Free with Registration
Material Fee:  $0