Learn fly fishing secrets from the best – 2010 Canadian Fly Fishing Forum™

Posted on February 22nd, 2010

January 21, 2010
Mario Carr (905) 580-3472
Learn fly fishing secrets from the best – 2010 Canadian Fly Fishing Forum™ April 10-11 in Burlington
It can start innocently as making your first cast or just as an excuse to be out on the water on a summer’s day.  Then, it suddenly turns into a life-long obsession and you’re hooked. “Fly fishing is no longer just a sport but a lifestyle.  But getting started is not as easy as it looks,” said John Fox, chair of the 2010 Canadian Fly Fishing Forumâ„¢.
“From tying your first fly to casting techniques, the Forum has a beginner’s program that has been tailored made to teach people how to start in this fascinating hobby.”
Back by popular demand this year is Fly Fishing for Women.  This beginner and intermediate workshop is presented by well known instructors Heather Jones and Sherri Steele who have been introducing women to fly fishing since 1998.  But the Forum isn’t just for beginners.  There are more advanced topics as well.
The 2010 Canadian Fly Fishing Forum will be held April 10 -11, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, Ont.  Sponsored by volunteers from the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Clubâ„¢ (IWFFC), all proceeds from this non-profit event benefit fisheries conservation.
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“For more than 33 years, this event has helped promote fly fishing and raised more than $200,000 for fisheries habitat improvements, education, scholarships and many other conservation efforts. Well known speakers such as Ian Collin James, Phil Rowley, Jim Wenger, Sheldon Seale, Paul Schlote, Elliot Deighton, Steve Wascher, Trevor Nowak, Thibaut Millet, Mike Verhoef, Jay Passmore and Dave and Jan Shenk share their tips at 32 workshops designed for beginners and experts.
Some seminars include: Fly Tying, Casting, Knots and Leaders for Beginners, Tackle Basics, Fly fishing for Women, Fishing, Ontario’s West Coast, Stillwater Staples, Approaching a New Lake, What to do for Early Success, Fly Fishing for Musky, Simple Ties for Realistic Flies, Creating, Designing Patters, Stoneflies and more.
In the Exhibit Hall, the International Showcase Fly Tyers will share their secrets and amaze you with their creations. You can also learn about fly fishing organizations in your area and experience a fly fishing bonanza of tackle, gear, fly tying supplies, guides, lodges, books, art and more.  “We’d like you to spend the whole weekend with us. If you pre-register, the best value is the two-day package — $75. This includes entry to the exhibit hall on both days and all seminars.
“If you can’t attend both days try our   la carte menu and pick the individual seminars at $12 each and the exhibit hall entrance fee at $10 per day. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are admitted free.

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“On Saturday evening, April 10, the club holds its annual awards and fund raising banquet.  Guest speaker is biologist and guide Trevor Nowak.  As always, the banquet features raffles and a silent auction.  Funds raised will benefit conservation,” said Fox. 

IWFFC, a not-for-profit club, was founded in 1971 in Oakville to promote fly fishing and conservation practices. The club supports many local conservation activities, both financially and with volunteers.
The 2010 Canadian Fly Fishing Forum is organized and run entirely by volunteers from various fly fishing clubs in the surrounding area.
For further information on the program or to register online, visit www.iwffc.ca or call (905) 276-6345.

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