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Programs & Seminars Den

Welcome to
Denver, CO

Author's Booth:

Friday
10:00 Hal Janssen, Philip Rowley
11:00 Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka
12:00 John Gierach, A.K. Best
1:00   Jason Randall
1:30   Ed Engle
2:30   Terry & Wendy Gunn
3:00   Gary Borger, Rick Hafele
4:00   Jeff Currier, Joe Humphreys
5:00   Charlie Craven, Duane Redford


Saturday
9:30   Terry & Wendy Gunn
10:00 Hal Janssen, Jeff Currier
10:30 Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka
11:30 Charlie Craven, Joe Humphreys
12:30 John Gierach
1:30   Jason Randall, Philip Rowley
2:00   Steven Schweitzer, Rick Hafele
3:00   A.K. Best, Ed Engle
4:00   Gary Borger, Duane Redford


Sunday
9:30   Steven Schweitzer, Ed Engle
10:00 Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka
10:30 Jeff Currier, A.K. Best
11:30 Joe Humphreys & Charlie Craven
12:00 Terry & Wendy Gunn
12:30 John Gierach, Jason Randall
1:30   Rick Hafele, Duane Redford
2:30   Phillip Rowley
3:00   Gary Borger


Seminars:

Friday
Catch Room
11:30 Jason Randall – Getting in the Mind of Large Trout: Catching Your Trophy
1:00   Gary Borger – Nymphing from Top to Bottom
2:30   Taylor Edrington – Fly Fishing the Mighty Arkansas
4:00   Rick Hafele – De-Bugging Entomology


Release Room
12:00 Jeff Currier – Warm Water Fly Fishing
1:30   Larry Kingrey and Bill Edrington – Fishing and Tying Wet Flies
3:00   Hal Janssen – Fly Fishing Secrets for Stillwater
4:30   Ed Engle – Catching Difficult Trout


Saturday
Catch Room
10:00 Taylor Edrington – Fly Fishing the Mighty Arkansas
11:30 Ed Engle – Catching Difficult Trout
1:00   Joe Humphreys – Nymphing II
2:30   Gary Borger – Reading the Water
4:00   Jeff Currier – Fly Fishing for Carp


Release Room
10:30 Phillip Rowley - Advanced Chironomid Techniques
12:00 Hal Janssen – Fly Fishing Secrets for Stillwater
1:30   A.K. Best – Solving Dry Fly Problems
3:00   Rick Hafele – De-Bugging Entomology


Sunday
Catch Room
10:00 Taylor Edrington – Fly Fishing the Mighty Arkansas
11:30 Gary Borger - Presentation
1:00   Joe Humphreys – Nymphing II
2:30   Rick Hafele – De-Bugging Entomology


Release Room
10:30 Jason Randall – Nymphing Strategies for the Three Dimensional River: Catch
                                 More Fish
12:00 Ed Engle – Offbeat Tactics that Catch Trout
1:30   Hal Janssen – Fly Fishing Secrets for Stillwater
3:00   Larry Kingrey and Bill Edrington - Fishing and Tying Wet Flies



Featured Fly Tyers: 

Friday
11:30 Ben Furimsky – Topwater Stoneflies
12:45 Rick Takahashi – Effective Patterns for Western Waters
2:00   Dave Whitlock – Deer Hair and More
3:15   Charlie Craven – Rocky Mountain Patterns
4:30   Gary Borger – Advanced Hackling Tips and Tactics


Saturday
10:00 Charlie Craven – Rocky Mountain Patterns
11:15 Dave Whitlock – Deer Hair and More
12:30 A.K. Best – Solving Dry Fly Wing Problems
1:45   Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies
3:00   Phillip Rowley – Stillwater Favorites
4:15   Hal Janssen – Fly Patterns for Stillwater – Tying Secrets


Sunday
10:00 Charlie Craven – Rocky Mountain Patterns
12:00 Rick Hafele – Flies I use when Standard Patterns Fail
1:30   Ed Engle – Tying Small Flies
3:00   Hal Janssen – Fly Patterns for Stillwater – Tying Secrets


Casting Demonstrations:  

Friday
Pond 1
11:15 Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
1:15   Steve Rajeff – Tips for Accuracy and Distance
3:15   Simon Gawesworth – Spey and Two-Handed Casting

  
Pond 2
12:15 Wendy Gunn – Tips to Better Casting
2:15   Jeff Currier – Casting 101
4:15  
Jeff Hatton - Casting With Bamboo

Saturday
Pond 1
11:15 Steve Rajeff – Tips for Accuracy and Distance
1:15   Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
3:15   Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch
 
Pond 2
10:45 Daniel Galhardo – Tenkara Techniques
12:15 Wendy Gunn – Tips to Better Casting
2:15   Hal Janssen – Stillwater Line Use and Casting Techniques
4:15   Prescott Smith - Casting in Difficult Conditions


Sunday
Pond 1
10:45 Steve Rajeff – Tips for Accuracy and Distance
1:15   Gary Borger – The Perfect Cast
3:15   Joe Humphreys – Casting to Catch

 
Pond 2
10:15 Daniel Galhardo – Tenkara Techniques
11:45 Hal Janssen – Stillwater Line Use and Casting Techniques
2:15   Simon Gawesworth – Spey and Two-Handed Casting




Sunday morning church service with Gary Borger. Everyone welcome, held in the Catch Room at 7:45am.


Rocky Mountain Bamboo Revival
This area is becoming so popular we have expanded it again for the third time! Continuous rod building demonstrations, Free Bamboo Rod Appraisals during the Entire Show, an expanded world class display of bamboo rod history, plus more rod
makers displaying their bamboo rods to admire, ask about or purchase.

Fly Rod Restoration experts are available for all repair and restorations. Specializing in Bamboo.  Visit Steve Rehm Rods in the Bamboo Rod Aisle.


John Shaner will clean and lubricate your Hardy Reel and give you a free bottle of Hardy Lubricant. John will also provide the history of your reel. John will be in the Hardy booth.



IFFF Learning Center
The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) hosts the Fly Fishing Learning Center with fly tying, casting instruction and other fly fishing information and is free to show attendees. Fly tying focuses on young attendees, but all ages are welcome. Tying sessions begin every 30 minutes during periods of high demand; “when you get there” during periods of lighter attendance. There are usually three casting classes per day taught by FFF Certified Casting instructors, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Sign-up for each casting class at the FFF booth. These classes are limited to 10 students and are about 1 hour long. Fly rods provided. For more experienced fly fishers, an instructor will individually video your cast and evaluate it with suggestions for improvement. The FFF Learning Center is good place to advance the skills of all fly fishers. Stop by and get acquainted!


Classes with the Experts:

Saturday 8:30-11:00am
Casting with Gary Borger: Guaranteed to improve your casting with one of fly- fishing’s finest teachers. Professor Borger, Dr. Borger, or just Gary. You get all three. Intermediate.  Register Here.

Fly Tying with A.K. Best: Tie the latest patterns A.K. uses on Colorado waters with great success. Intermediate to Advanced.  Register Here.

Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle: Learn the foundation techniques that are crucial to success in a variety of nymphing situations. Always filled-so don’t wait! All Levels.  Register Here.

Identifying Western Hatches with Rick Hafele: If you want to improve your ability to recognize the key hatches found in western streams and lakes, then this workshop is for you. He will cover simple ways to recognize the major hatches of mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies in both the nymphal and adult stages. This is your chance to finally learn the difference between a pale morning dun and a pale evening dun and many others and help your fishing success in the process. Plus, it is fun. All Levels. Register Here.

Casting with Joe Humphreys: Tight brush, tuck cast, slack leader cast and more. You’ll learn all the casting techniques that add to your catch success. All Levels.  Register Here.

Sunday 8:30-11:00am
Casting with Gary Borger: Guaranteed to improve your casting with one of fly-fishing’s finest teachers. Professor Borger, Dr. Borger, or just Gary. You get all three. Intermediate.  Register Here.

Identifying Western Hatches with Rick Hafele: If you want to improve your ability to recognize the key hatches found in western streams and lakes, then this workshop is for you. He will cover simple ways to recognize the major hatches of mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies in both the nymphal and adult stages. This is your chance to finally learn the difference between a pale morning dun and a pale evening dun and many others and help your fishing success in the process. Plus, it is fun. All Levels.  Register Here.

Casting with Joe Humphreys: Tight brush, tuck cast, slack leader cast and more. You’ll learn all the casting techniques that add to your catch success. All Levels.  Register Here.

Fly Tying with Hal Janssen: Hal is visiting the Denver Fly Fishing Show for the first time. Learn tying from one of the legends of fly tying. All Levels. Register Here.


Bamboo Rodmaking with C.T. Robertson: This class goes from A-Z and answers all your questions needed to make your first bamboo rod. Very popular. All Levels.  Register Here.

Sunday 2:00-4:30pm
Women Only Casting with Wendy Gunn: A special opportunity to learn casting from one of the best and most recognized personalities in fly- fishing. Beginning to Intermediate.  Register Here.

Note:
Most tying classes require some tying experience and others may require more. Ask us when you call. Beginners are welcome, but be prepared for more than basics. All students must bring their own tying vise, tools, lamp if needed, and a sampling of materials. Most classes will provide adequate materials for the patterns being taught.  If a class is canceled, you will be notified 5 days prior to the show and permitted to switch or receive a refund.

All classes will be held indoors.

Casting Classes: Bring your own rod, reel & line.

Fly Tying Classes: Bring your own lamp, vise, tools & a basic selection of materials.

To insure quality instruction class size is limited. Call us for more class descriptions or availability. Classes will fill and close, so register early. The tuition charge of $80 includes admission to the show for that day. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled. You MUST register in advance. Credit cards accepted. To register or for more information call 866-481-2393 or click here for convenient online registration


Special Musical Guest
Don't miss our special musical Guest Dave Blackburn.  He will be playing in the lunch area during mid day and also for a feature "happy hour" act prior to the screening of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.



Destination Theater:
 

Friday
Room A
12:00 Prowling the Parklands Region of SW Manitoba-A Stillwater Paradise
               -Philip Rowley
1:00   Flyfishing Rocky Mountain National Park after the Flood-Kirk & Laurie Bien
2:00   Tenkara-Daniel Galhardo
3:00   Float Fishing the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon-Ben Olson
4:00   Wingless Wet Flies: Traditional Flies in a Modern Context-John Shaner


Room B
12:00 Fly Fishing The San Juan and Lesser-Known Rivers in Southwest Colorado
               -Cameron Cipponeri
1:00   Exploring Colorado's Umcompahgre Wilderness & High Country Treks for Wild
              Trout-Paul Vertrees
2:00   Fly Fishing the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers
               -Cameron Cipponeri
3:00   Fly Fishing Northwest Colorado-Tim Kirkpatrick
4:00   Grey Reef Monster Trout-Kray Lutz

Room C
12:00 Fly Fishing Adventures with Front Range Anglers-Steve McLaughlin
1:00   Fly Fishing in the Proposed Pebble Mine Area-Jerry Jacques
2:00   Gunnison River Fly Fishing-Gale Doudy
3:00   Fly Fishing the South Platte River, Mastering Technical Water-Duane Redford
4:00   The Henry's Fork and Surrounding Waters-Jon Stiehl

Room D
12:00 Mousing and Minipi's Monster Brookies-Mike Sadar
1:00   The Reinvention of Glass-Cameron Mortenson
2:00   Montana- From Mountains to the Prairie-Joe Sowerby
3:00   Washington Steelhead Fly Fishing-Aaron O’Leary
4:00   Fishing the Kamchatka Peninsula-Will Blair

Saturday
Room A
10:00 Float Fishing the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon-Ben Olson
11:00 Wingless Wet Flies: Traditional Flies in a Modern Context-John Shaner
12:00 Flyfishing Rocky Mountain National Park after the Flood
               -Kirk & Laurie Bien
1:00   Exploring Colorado's Umcompahgre Wilderness & High Country Treks
                for Wild Trout-Paul Vertrees
2:00   Tenkara-Daniel Galhardo
3:00   Fly Fishing the South Platte River, Mastering Technical Water
                -Duane Redford
4:00   Grey Reef Monster Trout-Kray Lutz


Room B
10:00 Fly Fishing Northwest Colorado-Tim Kirkpatrick
11:00 Fly Fishing The San Juan and Lesser-Known Rivers in Southwest
               Colorado-Cameron Cipponeri
12:00 Fishing Lee's Ferry-Terry Gum
1:00   Gunnison River Fly Fishing-Gale Doudy
2:00   Fly Fishing the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers
               -Cameron Cipponeri
3:00   The Reinvention of Glass-Cameron Mortenson
4:00   Fly Fishing Bahamas-Prescott Smith


Room C
10:00 Grey Reef Monster Trout-Kray Lutz
11:00 Fly Fishing Adventures with Front Range Anglers-Steve McLaughlin
12:00 Fly Fishing in the Proposed Pebble Mine Area-Jerry Jacques
1:00   Mousing and Minipi's Monster Brookies-Mike Sadar
2:00   The Henry's Fork and Surrounding Waters-Jon Stiehl
3:00   Montana- From Mountains to the Prairie-Joe Sowerby
4:00   Remote Fishing Alaska-Mike York


Room D
10:00 Fishing the Kamchatka Peninsula-Will Blair
11:00 Flyfishing on Grand Bahama Island-Robert Neher
12:00 Prowling the Parklands Region of SW Manitoba-A Stillwater Paradise
               -Philip Rowley

1:00   Fly Fishing Turneffe Atoll-Cameron Davenport
2:00   Dry Flies and Solitude: Fishing Montana's Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn
3:00   Washington Steelhead Fly Fishing-Aaron O’Leary
4:00   Fly Fishing the Baja and the Pacific Beyond-Rike Rieser

Sunday

Room A
10:00 Prowling the Parklands Region of SW Manitoba-A Stillwater Paradise
               -Philip Rowley
11:00 Wingless Wet Flies: Traditional Flies in a Modern Context-John Shaner
12:00 Flyfishing Rocky Mountain National Park after the Flood-Kirk & Laurie Bien
1:00   Exploring Colorado's Umcompahgre Wilderness & High Country Treks for Wild
               Trout-Paul Vertrees
2:00   Tenkara-Daniel Galhardo
3:00   Float Fishing the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon-Ben Olson

Room B
10:00 Fly Fishing The San Juan and Lesser-Known Rivers in Southwest Colorado
              -Cameron Cipponeri
11:00 Fly Fishing Northwest Colorado-Tim Kirkpatrick
12:00 Fishing Lee's Ferry-Terry Gum
1:00   Gunnison River Fly Fishing-Gale Doudy
2:00   Fly Fishing the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers
               -Cameron Cipponeri
3:00   Fly Fishing the South Platte River, Mastering Technical Water-Duane Redford

Room C
10:00 The Arapiama- Chasing the World's Largest Freshwater Fish on a Fly-Mike Sadar
11:00 Fly Fishing Adventures with Front Range Anglers-Steve McLaughlin
12:00 Fly Fishing in the Proposed Pebble Mine Area-Jerry Jacques
1:00   Grey Reef Monster Trout-Kray Lutz
2:00   The Henry's Fork and Surrounding Waters-Jon Stiehl
3:00   Dry Flies and Solitude: Fishing Montana's Kootenai Country-Dave Blackburn

Room D
10:00 Fishing the Kamchatka Peninsula-Will Blair
11:00 Washington Steelhead Fly Fishing-Aaron O’Leary
12:00 Fly Fishing Turneffe Atoll-Cameron Davenport
1:00   Montana- From Mountains to the Prairie-Joe Sowerby
2:00   Remote Fishing Alaska-Mike York
3:00   Fly Fishing the Baja and the Pacific Beyond-Rike Rieser



Adventure Theater
Friday
12:00 Salmon, Trout and Char Fishing in Iceland-Jon Sigurdsson
1:00   An Angler's Journey: A 40-year Retrospective from Canada to New Zealand
               -Jeff Hatton
2:00   How do you spell Dorado fly fishing the Baja sea of Cortez-Richard Mucciaccio
3:00   Labrador: The Truth Told-Robin Reeve
4:00   Fly Fishing Turneffe Atoll-Cameron Davenport

Saturday
10:00 How do you spell Dorado fly fishing the Baja sea of Cortez-Richard Mucciaccio
11:00 Labrador: The Truth Told-Robin Reeve
12:00 Fly Fishing Alaska: Planning the Who, What, When and Where-Tom Melvin
1:00   Fly Fishing Patagonia: Planning a trip to Argentina and Chile-John Hudgens
2:00   Fly Fishing the Best of the Carribean: Belize, Bahamas and the Yucatan
               -Jim Klug
3:00   Salmon, Trout and Char Fishing in Iceland-Jon Sigurdsson
4:00   An Angler's Journey: A 40-year Retrospective from Canada to New Zealand
              -Jeff Hatton

Sunday
10:00 An Angler's Journey: A 40-year Retrospective from Canada to New Zealand
              -Jeff Hatton
11:00 How do you spell Dorado fly fishing the Baja sea of Cortez-Richard Mucciaccio
12:00 Fly Fishing Patagonia: Planning a trip to Argentina and Chile-John Hudgens
1:00  Fly Fishing Alaska: Planning the Who, What, When and Where-Tom Melvin
2:00  Salmon, Trout and Char Fishing in Iceland-Jon Sigurdsson
3:00  Fly Fishing Bahamas-Prescott Smith


Talks subject to change and additions.