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1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, Illinois 61265
Fly Fishing Show, March 2 & 3rd 2018, at Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf, IA.
Friday, 4 - 9 p.m., $10
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $15 , Kids free with paid adult.
Saturday Banquet 5 to 9 p.m., $35 @ advance purchase necessary
Fly Fishing Vendors & Exhibits,
Fly Tying Demonstrations
Bucket Raffles and raffle to win a Sage Foundation Series Rod Outfit.
Presentations by nationally known speakers:
Landon Mayer’s angling success is fueled by an addiction to pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Mayer enthusiastically teaches and demonstrates his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers and has developed innovative strategies for sighting, hooking, and landing selective trout. He shares these tips and secrets in his books 101 Trout Tips: A Guide’s Secrets, Tactics and Techniques (new for 2015), Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing, Sight Fishing for Trout, and How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life, in addition to two DVDs: Landing the Trout of Your Life and Weapons of Bass Production, both of which also feature John Barr.
Landon’s passion for fly-fishing has allowed him to make several noteworthy contributions to the sport on and off the water. This has included travels to fly-fishing related organizations of the Mid-Atlantic, West, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Southern states, as well as teaching through guided trips, fly-fishing classes, presentations, and demonstrations of his unique techniques.
Mayer is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler magazines. His contributions also have been featured in publications such as Fly Rod and Reel, American Angler, Southwest Fly Fishing, Field and Stream, Fly Fusion, and Fish and Fly magazines.
As an ambassador in the fly-fishing industry, Mayer represents several lines including Simms Fly Fishing apparel and is a royalty fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He is also an advisory team member of Simms Fishing products, Bauer Fly Reels, R.L. Winston, Scientific Angler, Smith , Fish Pond USA, Yeti Coolers, and Casio Pro Trek watches.
Mayer has been guiding in Colorado full time on the South Platte River for the last 20 years, and one full season on the Nak Nek River in AK. He resides with his wife, Michelle, and their four children in Florissant, Colorado.
Also featuring Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips has been in business for 16 years and Kip has over 30 years of Fly Fishing Experience. Kip lives and works on the banks of the Upper Mississippi in Monticello, MN. Kip was the 2017 Orvis Freshwater Guide of the year and is an Orvis Endorsed Guide, fly designer, and Outfitter for the Orvis Musky School and is fully licensed and insured. He is a National Park Service Partner for the St. Croix Scenic Riverway and has written for Eastern, Northwest and Southwest Fly fishing, Midwest Fly Fishing, Orvis Company, Flymen Company. He has appeared in Minnesota Bound, Orvis Company, Due North, Drake Magazine, Star Tribune, Mid Current, and the Orvis Podcast
Marlene Huston is a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International, graduate of Wulff School of Fly Fishing Instructor School, and founder of Core Fly Fishing, Beyond the Cast. Marlene has been teaching, mentoring, and guiding fly anglers since 2005 in the Driftless of Southeast Minnesota. Marlene is member of Fly Fishers International, Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishing Women of Minnesota, and International Fly Fishing Women. An Iowa native from Cedar Rapids, Marlene now resides in Winona, MN
Liz Siepker has been fishing since she was 4 years old. She loves to fly fish and currently owns and operates Driftless Fishers, LLC where she guides clients to experience the enjoyment of casting a fly and tricking wary fish. She is a 2007 graduate of Hubbard’s Guide School and is an active member of Hawkeye Fly Fishers Association, Trout Unlimited, and Fly Fishers International. She is excited to present this year and looks forward to the opportunity to meet others with a similar passion for fly fishing!
Scott Nordby has been a fly tier and fly fisherman for over 40 years. Fly Tying is his hobby and life. Growing up in Minnesota with all the lakes and rivers has given him great opportunities to improve his tying skills and test out his creations. Scott’s main genres are Panfish, and Realistic flies, but loves tying bass and trout flies too. Over the last decade, tying with foam has become a passion. As a tying instructor and Demonstration Fly Tier, he truly likes to help others improve their tying skills. As a machinist, he likes to create tools to help make tying more enjoyable and is addicted to fly tying materials!
Come enjoy the show!