Friday, August 12, 2016

6th Annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival

Fall River Fly Rods Co. and Allen Fly Fishing are pleased to announce that they are hosting the 6th Annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival. We hope you will join us for a fantastic day of fly fishing festivities that are entirely free to the public courtesy of Fall River and Allen Fly Fishing.

Anglers of all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend the event so that they may both learn new techniques and fine-tune their skills via the free classes, clinics and demonstrations being offered throughout the weekend by local fly fishing guides & industry experts. Clinics will be held both on and off the water and will be covering both a wide-array of topics and skill levels this year; topics to include basic casting techniques, hands-on casting instruction for intermediate-level situations, “how-to’s” on nymphing technique specific to the Provo River & on the logistics involved with introducing your children to fly fishing, fly tying & leader building demonstrations and much more!

The festival is pleased to announce the addition of full-day “ladies-only” fly fishing instruction via a course that has been designed in a way that affords attendees the ability to either participate in the entire day of instruction, or individual segments of it depending upon their needs. Our “ladies-only” instruction is being provided by Rebeca Granillo, founder of the Wasatch Women’s Fly Fishers club and a number of other volunteers from their organization.

Also new to our course selection this year are two advanced-level on-the-water demonstrations being given by world champion fly fisher Lance Egan, of the Lehi Cabela’s store; Lance will be covering “Advanced Dry Fly Tips & Techniques” and instruction on “European Nymphing” via separate on-the-water demonstrations once each day and anglers are encouraged to pre-register for these clinics as space will be limited and is expected to fill quickly.

Details for Lance’s courses, as well as the rest of free courses being offered by the Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival may be found on our website here and print copies of the schedule will be available on site at the event.

Come by and cast the entire spectrum of fly rods available on the market today and see which one is the best fit for your fishing style and needs. We will have industry experts & a number of the most knowledgeable local fly fishing guides on hand from such major players as Allen Fly Fishing, LOOP Fly Fishing, Flycraft USA, Sundance Mountain Resort, & Fish Head’s Fly Shop will be on hand to personally answer your questions and offer up tips and pointers. Many of the hottest fly rods, reels and gear will be on site for you to demo and Fall River Fly Rod Co.'s in-house bamboo and graphite fly rod designer/builder Jason Zicha will also be on-hand with his entire line of demo bamboo fly rods for those of you who may dream of having a rod built especially for you. Also, the Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival will be a terrific opportunity for you when it comes to taking care of a little holiday or birthday present purchasing for the outdoors sportsman in your life with there being several of the best and brightest outdoors artisans in the country being represented there;

stop in to meet Travis Sylvester of Travz Art and Bern Sundell of Riverstone Gallery who both are both designers for Montana Fly Company, as well as Salt Lake City’s own Matt Jackson of MJ Glassworks who creates some amazing pieces from recycled broken glass!

The Provo River Kids Fly Fishing Derby will be back again this year and is open to kids ages 15 and under. The derby is a catch and release only event that may be fished anywhere on the Middle Provo River & participants must have a parent or legal guardian present at all times; prizes will be awarded the same day for top finishers in each age group and will include several brand-new Allen Fly Fishing “Prelude” rod & reel combo rigs. Registration for the Provo River Kids Fly Fishing Derby will be held at the Utah Trout Unlimited booth at the festival beginning at 10am or you may pre-register your child on our website once our electronic system is completed. The first 50 kids to register for the derby will receive a special edition Twin Territory/ Heber Valley Fly Fishing T-shirt FREE & everyone who comes out to participate will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Twin Territory custom fly rod, built by our event host Fall River Fly Rods Company here in Midway, Utah.

Of course there will also be some friendly competition for the big kids too with Fly Casting Golf and a casting competition for both distance and accuracy; top finishers in the amateur and pro divisions will be awarded a new Allen Fly Fishing Icon II fly rod & reel rig (retail value $650) the same day. Various groups will be raffling off some of the guided fly fishing trips and some of the hottest products available as well! Join us for the free live music with “Blue Deville” and a community BBQ to round out the weekend from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday.

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