Information on Remaining Meetings And Events In 2018
March 13 – Magnolia Fly Fishers next fly tying meeting will be in the usual meeting place in Richland MS in the meeting room across the street from City Hall. Begin at 6:00 PM and leave at 7 PM. We have just a lil’ bit of light in the evenings now so some casting may be done in the vacant lot out front.
March 20 – Our regular February meeting will be at Bass Pro in our usual meeting place, the upstairs conference room behind the footwear at 6:30.
Fly Fishing Events of Club Interest
Sowbug Roundup –
The Sowbug Roundup is a three day fly tying and fly fishing show that is held in Mountain Home Arkansas. The next Sowbug Roundup will be held March 22, 23rd, and 24th 2018. This is the 21st year that the North Arkansas Fly Fishers (NAFF) have put on the Sowbug Roundup. The first Sowbug had 20 tyers and 150 attendees. The 2016 Sowbug had over 100 fly tiers and over 1000 attendees.
The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tyers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tyer as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly.
The full name of the show is the Sowbug Roundup, a Celebration of Fly Fishing. One of the goals of the Sowbug is to encourage more people, especially young people, to become involved in fly fishing. That is why we keep the entrance fee at $5.00 per person for all three days and kids under 12 free. Every day we have free introductory fly tying classes. Free fly casting lessons are available every day. The seminars (included in the entrance fee) are chosen to appeal to fly fishers of every experience level. On Saturday we hold a free drawing for kids for fly fishing gear.
The Sowbug Roundup is not a “vendor show” but we do have a nice selection of vendors selling fly fishing / fly tying products. ( no ginsu knives or insurance! ) The vendors come from all over the US. (The Sowbug has a waiting list for vendors). Breambugs.com has been invited to the Sowbug Roundup this year and will be attending!
Fly Fishin’ for a Mission! – April 28 and 29th Mission Six tournament held in PAC (Point-Aux-Chenes, near Houma, LA). The tournament benefits veterans and law enforcement. Two-person kayak teams compete. Bring in best two redfish per team, also sheepshead. Cash and prizes, food, live music.