Fly Casters plan Fly Fishing Festival April 13 |

Fly Casters plan Fly Fishing Festival April 13

Rosemarie Middendorf

The High Sierra Fly Casters group will hold its third annual Fly Fishing Festival at the Carson Valley Inn at the lower level, sunday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This festival co-sponsored by CVI has proved to be a rewarding occasion for experienced fly fishermen and beginners alike.

Everything you need or want to know about fly fishing will be covered. There will be fly casting techniques with hands-on experience. What fly attracts which fish and how you can tie it will be included. Sixteen fly tiers will be providing fly-tying demonstrations which will be on-going throughout the day with the opportunity to tie one yourself.

Over 25 exhibitors ranging from guiding services to fly fishing shops and sports clothing stores will be represented. Four knowledgeable experts who really know the area have committed to give talks about the multitude of fishing opportunities in the region. A raffle with generous prizes will be held as well as distribution of door prizes. All proceeds from the festival will benefit local fishing.

Admission to the Fly Fishing Festival is $5 per adult, children under 18 free, seniors over 60 $2.50 or $10 per family. $25 will provide family entry to the Festival, a one year family membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters and one club hat.

The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit organization, is a family oriented club and we encourage families to attend. The purpose of the Festival is to introduce and promote fly fishing in Western Nevada and Northeastern California, and to raise funds for stream improvements and improved access. For information call Jack Kowalski, chairman at 782-6576.