Fly-Fishing Symposium casts off

The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre host the event this Saturday and Sunday at the Castlegar Rec Complex

Anglers and Fly fishers across the Kootenays can get primed for the new season by hitting the 16th annual Fly Fishing Symposium this weekend.

The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre host the event this Saturday and Sunday at the Castlegar Rec Complex with some of the best fly fishers, tyers, and suppliers from St. Croix to Sage participating in the event.

Headlining the seminar will be biologist and still-water fly-fishing guru Brian Chan, Trail’s Don Freschi, host of ‘Sportfishing on the Fly’, along with brother Dale, former member of Team Canada’s fly-fishing team, East Kootenay fly-fishing guide Kelly Laatsch, fly tying with John Newbury and Ed Smith, and Spey Casting aficionado Bruce Kruk.

Seminars start on Saturday and go every hour from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. with a variety of fly tying, and casting demonstrations open to the public.

Local and guest fly tyers and suppliers will be showing off their wares and talents at a variety of booths, with a special table for young fly-tyers encouraging would-be fly anglers to join them at their vice.

Lots of raffle prizes, and free advice from the best in the business. The Symposium goes from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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