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2018 Headliners

Ed Engle (Ed Engle Fly Fishing) lives in Colorado, where he guides and instructs fly fishers on the South Platte River, where catching trout requires small flies and good presentations. He is the author of numerous books on tying flies, fishing tail waters, and the nostalgic romance of fishing bamboo. His book Tying Small Flies belongs on the tying bench of every fly fisher. His presentations at the show will feature his proven methods that catch fish.

Ray Schmidt and his wife, Kate Smith, are owners of Double SS Outdoors in Bear Lake, Michigan, consultants to the fly fishing and world-wide outdoor travel industry. Ray retired as owner of Schmidt Outfitters, a full-service fly fishing outfitter in Wellston, MI, after 37 years. He and Kate joined Temple Fork Outfitters in 2013 as sales and marketing representative in the Great Lakes region.

Brown Hobson started fly fishing as a teenager in North Carolina before moving to Jackson Hole, WY, for 4 years. After returning to NC, he started Brown Trout Fly Fishing in Asheville as owner and head guide. Brown is a member of the North Carolina Fly Fishing Team, Fly Fishing Team USA, former Orvis Trout Bum of the Week, and a 2014 Orvis Guide of the Year nominee.

Mike Schmidt is a full time commercial fly tier for his company, Angler's Choice Flies, based in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Throughout the year he teaches fly tying and fishing techniques at clubs and retail locations throughout the U.S. and Europe, and spends the winter months travelling to tie and present at fly fishing shows. Mike is an Orvis Signature Tier and on the pro staffs for Regal Engineering, Clutch Tactical Fly Rods, Vedavoo, and SmithFly.

Glenn Weisner of Sylvania, Ohio is a world-class fly tyer and owner of Glenn River Fly Company, and has been tying flies since seventh grade. Glenn is a tireless fisherman and often can be found fishing for trout on the streams of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan. He enjoys tying most all trout flies, especially terrestrials. Glenn is a great instructor and enjoys working with all skill levels and age groups.


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Demonstrations and Presentations
(subject to change)

10:00 am

Ed Engle
"Fishing Small Flies"
Main Presentation Room

Open Casting
Casting Pond

11:00 am

Ray Schmidt
"How TFO Fly Rods are Manufactured"
Main Presentation Room

Ed Engle
Trout Flies - Demonstration
Tying Presentation Room

BUFF Casting Instructors
"Tips to Improve Your Cast"
Casting Pond

12:00 pm

Brown Hobson
"Fishing the Watauga and Holston Rivers"
Main Presentation Room

Mike Schmidt
Streamers for Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout
Tying Presentation Room

Open Casting
Casting Pond

1:00 pm

Ed Engle
"Catching Difficult Trout"
Main Presentation Room

BUFF Casting Instructors
Casting Methods
Casting Pond

2:00 pm

Mike Schmidt
"Streamer Fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Trout"
Main Presentation Room

Glenn Weisner
"Panfish and Bass Fllies"
Tying Presentation Room

Open Casting
Casting Pond

Fly Tying Alley Demonstrators

Dave Hughes - Dave Hughes Fly Fishing
(Booth 48)

Jerry Drake - Jerry's Custom Tackle
(Booth 49)

Eric Austin - Traditional Flies
(Booth 51)

Mike Schmidt - Angler's Choice Flies
(Booth 52)

Glenn Weisner - Glenn River Fly Co., LTD
(Booth 53)

Lance Kekel
(Booth 54)

Kevin Ramsey - Kevin Ramsey & Cheryl Scherf
(Booth 55)

Joel Stansbury
(Booth 56)

Paul Beel - Frankenfly
(Booth 57)

John Branam, President - Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers (NKFF)
(Booth 60)

Wes Krupiczewicz - Derby City Fly Fishers
(Booth 61)

Dan Jackman - Kentuckiana Fly Tyers
(Booth 62)

Joe Wantz - North Coast Fly Fishers
(Booth 63)

Paula Smith - Miami Valley Fly Fishers
(Booth 64)

Matt Bower - Mohican Fly Fishers
(Booth 65)