Please join us in Iowa City for the 43rd Annual Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association Meeting & Show
February 17-19, 2017
Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center, Iowa City, Iowa
>>click here for show program<<
[full December 2016 Newsletter]
>>click here for show registration form<<
>>vendor info – updated Feb. 11 with maps<<
>>online registration, meal tickets and to join/renew your membership<<
Lori-Ann Murphy [bio]
Lori-Ann is a pioneer in fly fishing. Originally based in the trout-rich region around Jackson Hole, she was the first female Orvis-endorsed guide. Five years later, Lori-Ann co-founded Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, the first company to offer women-only fly fishing trips all over the world. Her company now offers guided floats for both men and women, fly fishing schools, guide schools, and destination trips. She’ll be presenting on “A Guide’s Perspective on the Northern Rockies,” “Finding Success in the Salt in Belize,” the banquet program “The Adventures of Women in Fly Fishing. Welcome to the Revolution!”, and Sunday’s “Southwest Montana: Find Your Passion as a Family.” She will also be offering casting instruction and leading small group discussions on women’s leadership and the intersection of fly fishing and creativity.
Jay “Fishy” Fullum [bio]
Fishy is an author, graphic artist, and novel fly tier, featuring many of his innovative patterns in his regular “Creative Tying” column published in Fly Tyer magazine over the last 15 years. He writes about numerous original patterns in his three books, Fishy’s Flies, Fishy’s Favorites, and Fly Tying with Common Household Materials. Fishy loves teaching kids and new anglers about tying and fly fishing, and has presented numerous programs and clinics around the country. He’ll be presenting on “Learning to Teach: How to Pass on a Love of Fly Tying,” “Unique Materials, Extraordinary Flies,” and “Warmwater Flies and Fishing – Get Fish to Eat Your Fly,” in addition to participating as a featured demonstration fly tier.
Also featuring local speakers Orlan Love, Mike Jacobs, Todd Robertson, Bob Trevis, and Mike Siepker!
- Small Group Sessions by Featured Presenters
- Member and Guest Demonstration Fly Tyers
- Exhibits: Conservation, Live Aquatic Organisms, Guides, Tackle, Tying Supplies, and More!
- Fly Fishing Equipment and Materials for Sale
- Silent and Live Auctions
- Youth Fly Tying Workshop on Sunday
- Photo and Essay Contests
Prizes and Raffles! Get your chance to win a Sage X 597-4 Fly Rod and Sage 4650 Reel Outfit Valued Over $1,300
Registration & Show Hours:
Friday (6:00 – 9:00 pm) $10; Saturday (8 am -5:30 pm): $15; Sunday (8 am to 12:30 pm): $10
All three days: $30
Children 18 years and under admitted free!
Live auction at Saturday night’s banquet event. Don’t miss out on selected, exceptional items with proceeds going to support HFFA’s conservation and education mission. Note: advance registration for the banquet is required, deadline Feb. 7, 2017.
Note that the show program is tentative and subject to change.
For more information, contact Nate Hopkins: nate [at] nateandlindahopkins [dot] com or Ryan Maas: maas_ryan [at] yahoo [dot] com
The Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center is located right off Interstate 80 at Exit 246; 2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa. A block of rooms (some with 1 king, some with 2 queens) are set aside through January 15, 2017 at the rate of $76.99/night. Call 319-354-2000 and reference “Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association” to receive the discounted rate. Reserve your room now!
Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast (limited hours), use of the exercise room, heated pool, whirlpool, bar & lounge, and free parking.
SILENT AUCTION INFO – Your donations are needed and appreciated!
Support the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association with your donation for the 2017 Silent and Live Auctions! Send your auction items (or a description if it’s services or something intangible) and item information to:
620 Ronalds St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
>>Please include the following information with each item:
1. Donor name and address 2. Item description 3. Market value.
If you’re planning to bring items with you to the show in February, that’s great, but please let us know what you are bringing now, so we can be prepared.