Fly Fishing Festival: the Great Outdoors
The American Museum of Fly Fishing holds its 9th annual Fly Fishing Festival: A Taste of the Great Outdoors, on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum’s signature event of the summer is back showcasing the joy of fly fishing with demonstrations, local vendors and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport. This year’s event will include a celebration of local cuisine, with chefs, food trucks, farmers and eating establishments adding a fun element to an already exiting day. Representatives from the fly fishing industry will also have booths, and world class fly tiers will be demonstrating how to tie a variety of patterns from dry flies to saltwater patterns to big, flashy streamers for pike and muskie. Author Catherine Varchaver will lead a presentation on two books written by her grandparents, legendary Battenkill fly anglers John and Maxine Atherton. Other presentations held throughout the day include rod building, casting and demonstrations from local chefs on how to cook your catch, children’s activities and live music with Dear June, a talented quintet of Berklee trained musicians. Visit amff.org or call 802-362-3300 to learn more about the event.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing, 4070 Main Street, Manchester Center, is the steward of the history, traditions and practices of the sport of fly fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies and interprets the artifacts, art, and literature of the sport and uses these resources to engage, educate and benefit all.