Join us for the 6th annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival on August 7-8 2015 at the Hamlet Park in Midway from 10 am to 6 pm both days. The two days of fly fishing festivities will be entirely free to the public courtesy of Fall River Fly Rods Co. and Allen Fly Fishing.
Fall River Fly Rods Co. and Allen Fly Fishing are pleased to announce that they are hosting the 6th Annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival & Kids Fly Fishing Derby. We hope you will join us for a fantastic day of fly fishing festivities that are entirely free to the public courtesy of Fall River and Allen Fly Fishing.
Anglers of all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend the event so that they may both learn new techniques and fine-tune their skills via the free classes, clinics and demonstrations being offered throughout the weekend by local fly fishing guides & industry experts. Clinics will be held both on and off the water and will be covering both a wide-array of topics and skill levels this year; topics to include basic casting techniques, hands-on casting instruction for intermediate-level situations, “how-to’s” on nymphing technique specific to the Provo River & on the logistics involved with introducing your children to fly fishing, fly tying & leader building demonstrations and much more! The festival is pleased to announce the addition of full-day “ladies-only” fly fishing instruction via a course that has been designed in a way that affords attendees the ability to either participate in the entire day of instruction, or individual segments of it depending upon their needs. Our “ladies-only” instruction is being provided by Rebeca Granillo, founder of the Wasatch Women’s Fly Fishers club and a number of other volunteers from their organization. Also new to our course selection this year are two advanced-level on-the-water demonstrations being given by world champion fly fisher Lance Egan, of the Lehi Cabela’s store; Lance will be covering “Advanced Dry Fly Tips & Techniques” and instruction on “European Nymphing” via separate on-the-water demonstrations once each day and anglers are encouraged to pre-register for these clinics as space will be limited and is expected to fill quickly. Details for Lance’s courses, as well as the rest of free courses being offered by the Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival may be found on our website here and print copies of the schedule will be available on site at the event.
The Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival will have more than two dozen vendors, artisans and fly club booths, along with a number of industry experts on hand this year so there will be plenty to do, see and try out while there! Come by and cast the full spectrum of fly rod types available on the market today and see which one is the best fit for your fishing style and needs. Representatives from major players in the industry, as well as local expert guides will be on hand
will have industry experts & a number of the most knowledgeable local fly fishing guides on hand from such major players as Allen Fly Fishing, LOOP Fly Fishing, Flycraft USA, Sundance Mountain Resort, & Fish Head’s Fly Shop will be on hand to personally answer your questions and offer up tips and pointers.
Many of the hottest fly rods, reels and gear will be on site for you to demo and Fall River Fly Rod Co.'s in-house bamboo and graphite fly rod designer/builder Jason Zicha will also be on-hand with his entire line of demo bamboo fly rods for those of you who may dream of having a rod built especially for you. Round out your day with a little early holiday shopping Also, the Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival will be a terrific opportunity to knock off a little holiday or birthday present purchasing early for the outdoors sportsman in your life as there will be several of the best and brightest outdoors artisans in the country at the event. Stop by to meet the artisans behind many of Montana Fly Company's most popular designs as Travis Sylvester of Travz Art and Bern Sundell of Riverstone Gallery will both be there. Also, Matt Jackson of MJ Glassworks creates some fabulous pieces of art from recycled broken glass & will be there with his work!
The Provo River Kids Fly Fishing Derby will be back again this year and is open to kids ages 15 and under. The derby is a catch and release only event that may be fished anywhere on the Middle Provo River & participants must have a parent or legal guardian present at all times; prizes will be awarded the same day for top finishers in each age group and will include several brand-new Allen Fly Fishing “Prelude” rod & reel combo rigs. Registration for the Provo River Kids Fly Fishing Derby will be held at the Utah Trout Unlimited booth at the festival beginning at 10am or you may pre-register your child on our website once our electronic system is completed. The first 50 kids to register for the derby will receive a special edition Twin Territory/ Heber Valley Fly Fishing T-shirt FREE & everyone who comes out to participate will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Twin Territory custom fly rod, built by our event host Fall River Fly Rods Company here in Midway, Utah.
Of course there will also be some friendly competition for the big kids too with Fly Casting Golf and a casting competition for both distance and accuracy; top finishers in the amateur and pro divisions will be awarded a new, yet-to-be-released Allen Fly Fishing Icon II fly rod & reel rig (retail value $650) the same day of the competitions. Various groups will be auctioning items from a single-day, guided float on the Green River to fly rods to art and more in an effort to fundraise for Project Healing Waters of SLC. Project Healing Waters works with disabled vets to help them re-engage with "normal" life upon returning home from service and ALL PROCEEDS from the festival will be for the benefit of the group this year.
Finally, we hope you will join us for the free live music with Utah's own “Blue Deville” and our community BBQ to round out the weekend from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday.