Friday, March 15, 2013

13th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival promises fun for all ages

One of the nation’s top fly fishing events features family fun, live demonstrations, wine sampling, on-stream casting classes and fly tying seminars 

Join fly fishing and outdoor enthusiasts in Waynesboro, Virginia and celebrate the 13th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, April 20-21, 2013 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day, rain or shine.

Whether a seasoned fly fisher or simply looking for a day of fun, the banks of the South River in Waynesboro will be filled with activities and aficionados. The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest outdoor fly fishing event in the country that offers on-stream instruction. Daily admission tickets are $20 for adults, kids 16 and under are free. Weekend passes are available for $35. 

Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm, the film, Where the Yellowstone River Goes, will be featured at Court Square Theatre in Harrisonburg, sponsored by Trout Headwaters, Inc.  Saturday and Sunday (April 20-21, 2013) in Waynesboro, highlights include:
  • Over 40 exhibitors including Orvis and Temple Fork Outfitters will have the latest in fly fishing equipment, merchandise, guide services, and destinations.
  • Casting and fly tying classes with Ed Jawarowski and Bob Clouser
  • Casting demonstrations throughout the day with the famous Lefty Kreh
  • Children’s Catch and Release Trout Pool with native brook trout 
For a complete list of activities, please visit Another highlight of the weekend is the presentation of the 2013 Virginia Fly Angler of the Year Award at the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Foundation Dinner. Tickets for the prime rib buffet are $50 apiece and sell out well in advance. 

Between lectures, classes, and lunch, noted Virginia wineries will pour samples of popular vintages.  Wine tastings are included with festival admission. Attendees can sip wine while listening to live riverside music. 

Over $5,000 worth of raffle prizes will be featured. Conservation-minded Subaru will showcase their newest models and give away custom-made popping bugs tied in Subaru colors by Walt Cary, the best known popping bug maker in the Mid-Atlantic. 

For more information about the festival, including a complete schedule, visit

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