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2019 Presenters

Dave Hughes (Dave Hughes Fly Fishing) is editor of the Flyfishing & Tying Journal and author of more than 25 books about fly fishing for trout. He’s best known for writing instructional works that are clear, highly informative, and at the same time fun to read.

Dave was founding president of Oregon Trout in 1983, and was awarded life membership in the Federation of Flyfishers in 1985. He is a life member of the Flyfishers Club of Oregon and his home club, the Rainland Flycasters in Astoria, Oregon.

Glen Blackwood learned to fly fish as a boy on the freestone streams and spring creeks of central Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University, with a B.S. in Agriculture he chose a career in the fly fishing industry. For the last 30 years, Glen has been a fly fishing instructor, guide, national sales manager, and now owns and operates the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company in Rockford, Michigan.

Dustan Harley grew up fishing on the rivers of Indiana and Michigan and is lucky enough today to spend most days on those same rivers. He founded Ripple Guide Service in 1999 to give fishermen an unforgettable experience. He guides the rivers of Indiana and Michigan for steelhead, salmon, trout, smallmouth bass, pike, and just about anything else that swims.

Brian Flechsig tied his first fly and caught his first fish on a fly rod when he was seven years old. Today, from Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, which he founded in 1994, Brian outfits sportsmen, teaches classes and guides groups on fishing trips to some of the world’s best places to fish. He is the author of “The Fly Fisher’s Guide to the Mad River”, Ohio’s premier trout stream.

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.

Demonstrations and Presentations
(subject to change)

10:00 am

Dave Hughes
"Matching the Hatch Simplified"
Main Presentation Room

Open Casting
Casting Pond

11:00 am

Glen Blackwood
"Reading the Water from Small to Large"
Main Presentation Room

Mike Schmidt
Tying Presentation Room

Brian Flechsig
"Tips to Improve Your Cast"
Casting Pond

12:00 pm

Dustan Harley
"Effective Streamer Fishing for Any Water"
Main Presentation Room

Dave Hughes
Trout Stream Nymphs
Tying Presentation Room

Open Casting
Casting Pond

1:00 pm

Dave Hughes
"Wet Flies and Wet Fly Fishing"
Main Presentation Room

BUFF Casting Instructors
Casting Methods
Casting Pond

2:00 pm

Brian Flechsig
"Entomology 101"
Main Presentation Room

Dave Hughes
"Wet Flies"
Tying Presentation Room

Glen Blackwood
"Making Friends with your Fly Rod"
Casting Pond

Fly Tying Alley Exhibitors

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
(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)


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