Wednesday, July 6, 2016
September means it's time for the 8th Annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing and Tying Festival, at the Glide Community Center, 20062 North Umpqua Highway, Glide Oregon. Mark your calendars for Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th, volunteers, tyers and vendors are invited to a BBQ-Potluck on Friday evening, as a thanks for setting up and then cleaning up, plus all of the activities in-between. Friday morning volunteers start setting up the Casting Pond and in the afternoon others start getting the community center organized. By 5:30 the work is done and we are ready for to relax with good food, and friends at the BBQ.
Doors open at 7am on Saturday for last minute setup, coffee and breakfast burritos. This year we have over 20 tyers from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho, they will be working on Steelhead, Salmon, Realistic, Traditional and flies of their own invention. Sessions are from 9-noon and 1-4pm. They are willing to share the expertise, for the novice or more seasoned tyer and there is always a great story thrown in. Local suppliers of tying and fishing equipment will have merchandise for sale. Can you think of a better way to spend the day for anyone who fishes? What about those who don't fish...we have something for them too. Woodcarvers, watercolorists, jewelry makers and other artists will have their wares for sale. Dan and Kelly Brock will have vintage and antique fishing equipment for sale and be available for appraisals. John Mathews can paint flies on cars, boats, or RV’s for a most reasonable rate- what a great way to show your passion for fishing. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the day, terrific silent auction items to bid on and a new member raffle for those that sign up on Saturday. Sandwiches and snacks will be available through the day. The Community Center has a new HVAC system, so rain or shine we will be comfortable.
Accommodations in Glide are limited (one), but within 20 miles to the east and west there are plenty of options.
Check out the 7th Annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing Festival in Glide.