Most Fridays on Casting Across are devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, videos, podcasts, products, and more will be featured on The Last Cast of the Week.
Today, I’m sharing information on the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival.
If you’d like to be featured in the Last Cast of the Week, or have seen something that others might be interested in, use my contact form or shoot me an email (matthew[at]castingacross[dot]com). Also, be sure to subscribe to Casting Across to never miss a post.
“Another fly fishing show?!? It’s April – I should be fishing.”
A) If you live in the Mid-Atlantic, the past few weeks’ rain have probably brought most rivers to levels where fly fishing is going to be tricky this week.
B) This show is worth it.
Conveniently located off I95 , right outside of Richmond, this event keeps growing and growing. The speaker list is extensive, with names like Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, and Dave Whitlock on the schedule. Seminar topics and vendors go way beyond the region; Maine, Cuba, and New Zealand are a few of the destinations that are highlighted.
A distinctive of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is that it is truly a family-oriented affair. The winery aspect is obvious, with a number of prominent vineyards attending. Additionally, this is probably the most “kid-friendly” show around. The local Trout Unlimited Youth Camp is holding family fly fishing classes, Boy Scouts can earn merit badges, and kids can try their hand at fly tying.
Whether you plan on attending with your family, your fishing buddies, or by yourself, this event is a great launching point for the 2017 fly fishing season.
The show is held April 8th & 9th, 2017.
Be sure to check out the archives and links below for many, many more Last Cast of the Week articles. And subscribe to make reading all Casting Across as easy as checking your email.