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Meet Kimm Rannalla, founder of Miss Mayfly Women’s Fishing and Wading Gear at this year’s festival. Remarkably, couldn’t convince men at the major wading and gear companies that women are shaped differently –  no kidding. Ladies, check out her booth, and boys take a friend who is not shaped like you.

The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country

It will attract fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. Our unique event combines fine wine tasting, microbrewery beer, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask.

Celebrities on call is a long list

Beau Beasley has fished the waters of the Old Dominion since early childhood and knows them as only a native can. His insider’s knowledge of Virginia ranges from the mountain brook trout streams of the Shenandoah National Park to the salty windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Although he’s pursued trout on Montana’s Bighorn River, landed every species of salmon in Alaska, and successfully brought to hand five-pound brook trout in Labrador, his first love is still fishing poppers on a Virginia farm pond. Beau has garnered multiple awards for his articles covering conservation of such diverse species as menhaden and bonefish. He has distinguished himself as a thorough, impartial investigative journalist covering thorny issues like public sporting access to local waters and lands. His writing has appeared in numerous regional and national publications. Beau serves as the Director of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival and the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. Don’t miss his talk “Who Owns the River: Sorting Out What Is & Isn’t a Public Fishery”

If you get bored at this Virginia festival, dig a deep hole and jump in


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