MARLBOROUGH – Following a year’s pandemic-induced delay, the Northeast fly-fishing world returns with the annual Marlborough Fly Fishing Show as it kicks off the 2022 angling season, April 22-24.
The event is at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough.
The long-awaited return of the Fly Fishing Show® promises more fly-casting, tying, manufacturers and retail store displays of two years’ worth of new rods, reels, lines, boots, waders, clothing and flies during the three day early spring run.
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat; and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun. Parking is free.
There will be 16 classes with experts including those with Gary Borger, Jason Randall, Alan Caolo, Phil Rowley, Joe Cordiero, Ed Engle, Landon Mayer, Steve Culton, Sheila Hassan, and a couple’s class with Jim and Janine Young. Classes with the Experts are $85 and include admission to the show for that day.
Nine free seminars are slated daily including Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons, Learning How to Fish Simple Patterns for Tough Trout, Fly Fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region, Fly Fishing Tidal Rivers of New England, Tactics for Difficult and Pressured Fish, The Angler as Predator, New England’s Rare Blueback and Sunapee Trout, Ten Stillwater Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, and Modern Wet Fly Strategies.
There are 21 Destination Theater presentations each day featuring Fly Fishing in Iceland, Fly Fishing in Yellowstone National Park, Fly Fishing as a Couple, Fishing the Upper Connecticut River, Fly Fishing Treasures: Antique and Collectible Fly Tackle and Treasures in Your Attic or on EBay, and Monster Brook Trout of Quebec and Labrador.
Four hour-long fly-casting demonstrations are slated daily with presentations by Dr. Borger, Mayer, Hassan, Brian O’Keefe, and Ed Lombardo.
Featured fly tiers include Borger, Caolo, Cordiero, Culton, Scott Biron, Mayer, Engle, and Rowley
The show will have about 10 seminars, demonstrations and Destination Theater presentations each hour.
More than $30,000 worth of national door prizes including a week-long $9,000 value trip to Blue Horizon Lodge, Belize, will be awarded.
The New England premiere of the 2022 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is Fri. (4/22) at 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Fly Fishing Show® admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for three days. Children under age 5 are free as are Boy and Girl Scouts under age 16 in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with an ID are $10.
For a complete list of fly-fishing films, classes, seminars, door prizes, and demonstrations visit www. flyfishingshow.com/marlborough-ma/ or phone (814) 443-3638.