Friday, February 24, 2017

February/March Fishing Shows

February - This Weekend

TroutFest ’17 Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited
Date:  February 25, 2017
Location: Fin ‘N Feather, Winneconne, WI
Sponsor: Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited
Speakers/Program:  CWTU’s TroutFest '17 includes mini-seminars, raffles, fly tying demos, artisans, youth fly tying instruction, guides, outfitters.

Madison Fishing Expo
Date:  February 24 – 26, 2017
Location:   Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Sponsor: Wisconsin Fishing Expo
Speakers/Program:  TBA    Outdoor/fishing show with limited fly fishing vendors/programs.


Bronzeback Blowout – Illinois Smallmouth Alliance

Location: American Legion Hall, Elmhurst, IL (suburban Chicago)
Date:  March, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
Speakers/Program:  TBA

Canoecopia – Rutabaga Paddlesport Shop
Date: March 10 -12, 2017
Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Sponsor:  Rutabaga Paddlesports, Madison, WI
Speakers/Program:  Experience the best antidote for March's cabin fever! Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world, with over 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, Stand Up Paddleboards, outdoor equipment and clothing. Over 150 seminars, speakers and clinics make Canoecopia an educational event where you can be inspired and learn everything you need to know to select, purchase and use the perfect gear for your style of paddling.

Midwest Fly Fishing Expo (the granddaddy of fly fishing shows)
Date: March 11 - 12, 2017
Location: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, MI
Sponsor: Michigan Fly Fishing Club
Speakers/Program:  TBA
Show has demonstrations and programs on fly tying, fly casting, fly fishing seminars and more in 61,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Website has information on the 2016 show to help pique your interest in this show.  

Sowbug Roundup   20th Annual Show
Date: March 23 – 25, 2017
Location:  Baxter County Fairgrounds, Mountain Home, AR
Sponsor: North Arkansas Fly Fishers
Speakers/Program: Demonstrations by 100+ expert tyers from across the country and Europe.  Plus fly casting demonstrations, vendors, etc.
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