Here’s Your 2018 Consumer Fly-Fishing Show Schedule!


[Editor’s Note: Since today’s the day that “show season” kicks off in Denver, it seems like a good time to repost this calendar of fly-fishing shows from around the country. Thanks to all those who helped us make the list as complete as possible.]

One of the best ways to overcome cabin fever during the long winter months is to attend a fly-fishing consumer show . . . or perhaps several of them. As usual, show season kicks off in Denver, with the Fly Fishing Show and the International Sportsman’s Exhibition on consecutive weekends, and then there’s a wide variety of events from Washington to Massachusetts, and from Texas to St. Paul.

So find the show nearest you (or the big one you’re willing to travel to) and mark your calendar. Spending two or three days checking out new products, fondling tying materials, or watching one of your heroes on the casting pond is a great way to beat the winter blues. These shows are also great places to check out the new Orvis stuff, such as the Helios 3 Fly Rods, Made-in-the-USA Mirage Reels, and host of other goodies.

Orvis will have the full booth at the Fly Fishing Show events in Denver, Edison (NJ), and Atlanta. The Colorado and New Jersey shows will also feature a Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase.

January

5-7  The Fly-Fishing Show—Denver, CO

11-14  International Sportsmen’s Exhibition—Denver, CO

12-13  Western Idaho Fly-Fishing Expo—Boise, ID

13-14  Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival—Doswell, VA

14  West Michigan Fly Show—Grand Rapids, MI

18-21  International Sportsmen’s Exhibition—Sacramento, CA

19-21  The Fly-Fishing Show—Marlborough, MA

20  Heartland Fly Fishing Festival—Lebanon, IN

20  Cabin Fever Day—Appleton, WI

26-28  The Fly-Fishing Show—Edison, NJ

27  Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show—Shepherdsville, KY

February

2-3  The Fly-Fishing Show—Atlanta, GA

Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show—Loveland, OH

9-10  Florida Fly Fishing Expo—Crystal River, FL

10  Fort Wayne Fly Show—Fort Wayne, IN

16-25  The Great American Fly Fishing Expo, now merged into the
Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show—Indianapolis, IN

16-18  Troutfest Texas—New Braunfels, TX

17  Bear’s Den Fly Fishing Show—Taunton, MA

17-18  The Fly-Fishing Show—Lynwood, WA

23-25  The Fly-Fishing Show—Pleasanton, CA

24  16th Annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show—Manchester, NH

24-25  The Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Expo —Lake Harmony, PA

24-25  Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest —Annapolis, MD

March

2-3  44th Annual Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association Meeting & Show—Bettendorf, IA

3-4  The Fly-Fishing Show—Lancaster, PA

9-10  Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo—Albany, OR

10  Cheyenne Fly Fishing Expo—Cheyenne, WY

10-11  Midwest Fly Fishing Expo—Warren, MI

10-11  Texas Fly Fishing & Beer Festival—Plano, TX

15-18  International Sportsmen’s Exhibition—Salt Lake City, UT

16-18  Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo—St. Paul, MN

17  Maryland Fly Fishing Show—Towson, MD

17  Long Island Fly Fishing Expo—Hauppauge, NY

17  Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo and Film Tour—Bethel, ME

22-25  International Sportsmen’s Exhibition—Scottsdale, AZ

April

5-7  Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo—Sandy, UT

20-21  East Idaho Fly Tying Expo—Idaho Falls, ID

May

11-2  North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo—Lewiston, ID

July

13-14  Contraband Fly Casters 2018 Fly Fishing Expo—Westlake, LA

27-28  Branson Fly Fishing Fair—Branson, MO

Editor’s Note: If I’ve left out any shows, please include the details in the comments below, and I’ll add them to the post. Thanks!


Consumer shows are great places to learn about fly fishing.
Photo by Hutch Hutchinson

21 thoughts on “Here’s Your 2018 Consumer Fly-Fishing Show Schedule!”

  1. would like to see one set up for chicago burbs. lots of good place to chose from.
    that has easy access like st. charles, just keep it out of the chicago traffic
    thank yoiu
    rick beauchamp

  2. Why not in West Virginia ??? We are a huge Trout state !!! Fishermen come from PA, NJ MD, OH Va etc to fish in our Mountains !!~! We have an orvis shop in South Parkersburg, WV.

    TU Blennerhasset trout Unlimited

  3. Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival
    August 10th and 11th
    Midway Utah
    Biggest free fly fishing festival in the USA ~ 2017 event offered 70+ vendors, 3 dozen free classes & on-the-water clinics, kids derby , live music and more !

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