They say, Wanda Taylor, a world record holder [billfish – IGFA] and first female Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor, could teach a corpse how to fly cast. Well, maybe? I can vouch for her having game; she taught me, an old dog, some new tricks I still catch fish using today. Wanda will have Festival classes – sign up soon or miss a window at tuning your good game into a great game.

Mark your calendar, the 20th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival set for  January 11-12, 2020

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts 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.

The mission of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is to introduce as many people to the sport of fly fishing as possible, and to raise the level of awareness to the many pressing conservation issues facing Virginia. We do this believing that people, who are connected to the outdoors in their recreational activities, are more inclined to protect the natural resources they enjoy.

Bring your family, relax, take a casting class, and pick up a new sport that the entire family can enjoy. Several new classes for beginners for both adults and children have been added. We’ve also added a bourbon tasting class for adults.

The festival — the largest event of its kind in the country, drawing fly anglers from as far away as New York and Georgia — appeals to anglers of all ages and stages

The 20th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will be held at The Meadow Events Park, just a few miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, on January 11-12, 2020.

Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older.

Chuck Kraft is who the greats like Lefty Kreh [1925-2018], Bob Clouser, and Dave Whitlock contact when stumped on catching smallies, need to know which of his flies to best use at different times of the year, or to get a deal on his designed 5- thru 8- weight rods built by Reilly Rod Crafters.

The festival will be held regardless of the weather

All vendors are under roof and contained within the Farm Bureau Building at Meadow Event Park located approximately two miles east of Kings Dominion.

More information here . . . 


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