Fly fishing festival coming in April |

Fly fishing festival coming in April

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The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold the fourth annual Fly Fishing Festival at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden on Sunday, April 19, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Andy Burke will be the keynote speaker for the event, which has proven to be a rewarding experience for veteran fly fishermen and beginners alike.

Everything you need or want to know about fly fishing will be covered at the Festival. There will be fly casting techniques with hands-on experience. Twenty fly-tyers will be providing fly-tying demonstrations, which will be on-going through the day. You’ll learn about which fly attracts which fish, how to tie and even have the opportunity to tie one yourself.

Over 30 exhibitors ranging from pack stations and guiding services to fly-fishing shops and manufacturers and distributors will be represented. A number of knowledgeable fly-fishing experts have already committed to give talks about the multitude of fishing opportunities in the region. Keynote speaker Andy Burke is a well-known author, guide, fly-tyer and casting expert. Andy recently relocated to northern Nevada and is now operating out of the Reno Fly Shop.

Admission to the Fly Fishing Festival is $5 with children under 16 admitted for free. Twenty-five dollars will provide a one-year family membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters, one hat or one T-shirt and family entry to the festival. A raffle with generous prizes will be held, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds from the festival will benefit local fisheries.

The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit organization, is a family-oriented club and families are encouraged to attend. For information, call Gene Young at 265-2626 or 782-2522, or e-mail

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