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.
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.
The Fisherman Magazine (providing Advertising space and Promotional opportunities)
River Bay Outfitters
Long Island Flyrodders
Long Island Trout Unlimited
Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited
The Expo will include the following elements:
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.
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
Vendor Table-top Displays
Vendors will exhibit wares
Vendors may sell fly fishing-related goods
Club Organizations’ Table top Display
Displays and demonstrations
Registration of new members*
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
Knot tying station
Drake Magazine has offered their film festival