Washington State Fly Fishing Fair

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The annual Washington State Fly Fishing Fair will Be in Ellensburg on Friday, May 4 and Saturday May 5. Details at www.washingtoncouncilfff.com and click on 2012 Fair. Free Seminars, cheap workshops, great tying and a decent ration of fishing tales covering all. Killer deals at the Auction on Saturday night (buy a banquet ticket by the 27th on the web site). See you there!
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
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glad to know the seminars are free. I went online to register, and since I haven't used my "password" since last year, and that time the thing was screwed up, I can't even see the prices on the classes, because I can't register, can't retrieve the password, and can't create a new account, and.... Can't contact them about it, either!
 
#4
In all honesty, the website/info for all of this could be pretty hard to follow for a lot of people. The fair website doesn't seem to list the event venue either. I see you can download a map, but many probably won't see that, and won't know where the event is held. Might not be a bad idea to list the venue and address so people can put it in to their navigation systems.
 

Buck

"Ride'n Dirty."
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SO who's going to this thing? I want to go, but according to the posts above me there info seems sparse. Where is it exactly, how much are the classes? and more importantly, where is everyone staying and partying? I need infoooo00!!!!
 

Kcahill

Active Member
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SO who's going to this thing? I want to go, but according to the posts above me there info seems sparse. Where is it exactly, how much are the classes? and more importantly, where is everyone staying and partying? I need infoooo00!!!!
Here is a link that actually works with a map on it http://fair.washingtoncouncilfff.org/

I have looked at going the past couple years but like someone else said they do such a bad job on the website and getting the info out there its probably not worth the drive.
 

Steve Call

Active Member
#7
Every time I even get close to a fly shop or heaven forbid a fly fishing fair - I'm overcome with an irresistible desire to buy more gear. Going to have to pass on this weekend.
 

Evan Burck

Fudge Dragon
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Looking around online, here's the address I found for the event center:

512 N Poplar ST, Ellensburg, WA

Show is 11am-5pm Friday, 8am to 5pm Saturday

I'll be there working the Allen booth. Plan on going out for beers and foods after the show Friday.
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
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Here is a link that actually works with a map on it http://fair.washingtoncouncilfff.org/

I have looked at going the past couple years but like someone else said they do such a bad job on the website and getting the info out there its probably not worth the drive.
Although I am not involved in the website, I am on the board so I would appreciate any input that you have on how to improve the website and will pass it along. This is a 100% volunteer-run event so what you are seeing on the website probably reflects this. However, the event itself is run very well and has a lot to offer people, both newbie's and experienced anglers alike. In fact, many people have commented that they prefer it to many of the professionally run, for profit shows. Does it have the glitz? No, but what it lacks in glitz and expensive marketing materials is more than made up for in substance, IMHO.
 
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the event itself is run very well and has a lot to offer people, both newbie's and experienced anglers alike. In fact, many people have commented that they prefer it to many of the professionally run, for profit shows. Does it have the glitz? No, but what it lacks in glitz and expensive marketing materials is more than made up for in substance, IMHO.
Agreed. I've attended the past two years. It's great. Love the access to all the great tiers.
 

Buck

"Ride'n Dirty."
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Where are you camping Bill? Is anyone else staying at the Yakima river campground (on Ringer Rd.), or know if that place is half decent? I'm considering staying there, but not sure.
 

Buck

"Ride'n Dirty."
#14
and...is there any good fishing possibilities besides lenore or lenice? Maybe something closer? Pm, if not comfortable mentioning it on board.
Thanks.