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1st Annual

Long Island Fly Fishing Expo (L.I.F.F.E.)

The L.I.F.F.E. is designed as an educational experience geared toward novices and experienced fly fishers, alike.

The Venue:

Holiday Inn Plainview Ballroom, 215 Sunnyside Blvd.; convenient to both the L.I.E. Exit 46 and Northern State Parkway Exit 38.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Admission: Adults- $10; Children under 18- FREE with paid adult

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sponsor Organizations

The Fisherman Magazine (providing Advertising space and Promotional opportunities)

River Bay Outfitters

Long Island Flyrodders

Salty Flyrodders

Long Island Trout Unlimited

Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The Expo will include the following elements:

  1. Fly tying demonstrations

  • 18-24 fly tyers demonstrating all types of flies (Fresh & Salt Water)

  • Guest tyers have been invited

  • Attendees will be able to rove from tyer to tyer and engage in Q&A

  • Tyers may sell flies and/or books which they have written.

  1. 10 Fly fishing Presentations

  • Held in separate break-out areas

  • Guest lecturers present on an hourly basis beginning at 10:30, on the half hour until 2:30-3:30 (5 sessions)

  • Topics will include many aspects of fresh water (warm and cold) and salt water fly fishing:

  • Warm water Fishing Opportunities on Long Island

  • Fishing the Catskills

  • Shark Fishing Techniques

  • Tying and Fishing Simple Flies

  • Salt Water Fishing on the North Fork of Long Island

  1. Vendor Table-top Displays

  • Vendors will exhibit wares

  • Vendors may sell fly fishing-related goods

  1. Club Organizations’ Table top Display

  • Displays and demonstrations

  • Registration of new members*

  1. Raffles- Multiple Prizes will be awarded.

  • Each paying customer will receive 1 free entry into the drawing

  • Additional tickets may be purchased

  • *New registrants for any of the clubs will be given 5 free tickets as incentive

  1. Knot tying station

  2. Films

  • Drake Magazine has offered their film festival

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