[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ly-fishers and those who “wanna be one” await the fourth annual Atlanta Fly Fishing Show as it kicks off the 2020 Southeastern U.S. angling season, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.
With expanded exhibitor space, producers promise more manufacturer and retail store displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, boots, waders, clothing and flies plus guides and vacation lodges during the two day event.
Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. Parking is free
In addition to lodges and exotic destinations, show visitors looking for fishing vacation destinations can view continuous seminars and trip presentations ranging from Cuba to Mongolia, with species from tarpon to taimen. The show will have about 15 seminars, demonstrations and Destination Theater presentations each hour.
Fly-tying demonstrations and how-to-do-it seminars include Fly Fishing for Bass with Bob Clouser, Understanding Trout with Tom Boyd, Streamer Tactics 2.0 with George Daniel, Fly Fishing Fresh Waters with Henry Cowen, Mastering the Short Game with Landon Mayer and Fishing for Trout, Smallmouth and Musky in the Southeast.
Casting demonstrations include those by Brian O’Keefe, Dave Whitlock, Clouser, Daniel, and Mayer, AND Featured fly tiers include Clouser, Cowen, Mayer, Whitlock and Ed Engle
There will be 15 classes with experts. Class registration is $85 except for an 8-hour advanced casting class with Mac Brown a day before the show on Jan. 30. Tuition for that class is $625.
More than $50,000 worth of door prizes including a week-long $11,000 value trip to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean will be awarded at the Fly Fishing Show.
Scouts in uniform can earn credits toward a fly fishing merit badge
The Southeast premiere of the 2020 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is Fri. (1/31) at 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Fly Fishing Show® admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days. Children under age 5 are free as are Boy and Girl Scouts under age 16 in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with an ID are $10.
For a complete list of fly-fishing films, classes with experts, seminars, door prizes, demonstrations and the Scout Merit Badge program, visit flyfishingshow.com/atlanta/ or phone (814) 443-3638.