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2022 East Coast Angling Season Begins At Edison Fly Fishing Show

EDISON, NJ – Everything that makes fly-fishing the game it is – rods, reels, fly lines, artificial flies, clothing and exotic destinations – will be on display for the first time in 2022 at the Edison Fly Fishing Show, Jan. 28-30 in the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison.

The facility will play host to the annual three day weekend bouillabaisse of all-things-fly-fishing – for beginner to seasoned veteran – with continuous seminars, a learning center, casting demonstrations, fly-tying, destination films, the 2022 International Fly Fishing Film Festival and the newest tackle and clothing in a massive exhibition hall. There will be about 20 presentations per hour.

Fly Fishing Show® admission is $18 for one day, $28 for two days and $38 for three days. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.; and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun. 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.

Parking at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is free.

Some $30,000 in national Fly Fishing Show door prizes are up for grabs highlighted by a $9,000 value trip to the Blue Horizon Lodge, Belize; a $6,890 vacation to the Belize River Lodge, Belize; a $5,900 Atlantic salmon experience for two guests at the Restigouche River Lodge, New Brunswick, Canada; a $5,070 visit to Grand Slam Lodge in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offered by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures; and a $5,200 Atlantic salmon experience with Fish Partner in Iceland.

Other door prizes include trout fishing in Chile, Christmas Island bonefish, New Mexico’s Soaring Eagle Lodge, a Water Master inflatable boat, Davidson River Outfitters, Kismet Outfitters, and Wet Net Outfitters in southwest Montana.

There will be 28 classes with experts. Class registration is $85 except for an 8-hour advanced casting class with Dr. Gary Borger and Mac Brown on Thurs., Jan. 27. Tuition for that class is $625.

Regular classes include those by with Sheila Hassan, Jason Randall, Tim Flagler:, Tim Cammisa, Dr. Borger, Ed Engle, Philip Rowley, Peter Stitcher, Dusty Wissmath, Brown, George Daniel, Steve Culton, Joe Cordeiro, Jerry Coviello, Tom Boyd and Cathy Beck.

The East Coast premiere of the 2022 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Among the films to be screened are:

  • Four Weeks of Daylight. Atlantic salmon on the northern coast of the Kola Peninsula;
  • Caddis Magic. A film of hopes that bugs will hatch and trout will rise to them;
  • Out West. Smallmouth bass on flyrod poppers cast by Brian O’Keefe;
  • Casting Maya. Ascension Bay in Mexico’s Yucatan in search of bonefish, permit, snook and tarpon;
  • A Season in the South. Remote rivers in the different regions of New Zealand’s South Island;
  • Flat Out. 2021 Stimmies Anglers Choice Winner exploring Australia’s Pacific and Indian Ocean saltwater flats; and
  • Into Blue. A trip up to the salt of Far North Queensland, Australia, wading and wandering the flats.

Other films are A Fly-fishing Refugee, the story of a Polish dissident in the early 1980s yearning for wild rivers; and Home Waters, a look at the trophy trout of British Columbia, Canada. Total film screening time is just under two hours. In addition to the films, there will be fly fishing product give-aways and other promotions at the event.

Fly casting demonstrations will be offered by Borger, Brown, Cathy Beck, Daniel, Sarah Gardner, Mayer, Hassan, Luong Tam, Dusty Wissmath and Jeff Currier.

Fly tiers include Joe Ackourey, Robb Alexander Dave Allbaugh, Kevin Arculeo, Thomas E. Baltz, Tim Bartholomew, Dave Benoit, Joe Calcavecchia, Tim Cammisa, Lawrence Clemens, John Collins, Joe Cordeiro, Gregory Cordeiro, Jerry Coviello, Louis DiGena, Pat Dorsey, Stan Fudala, Tim Flagler, Hunt Grobert, Aaron Jasper, Bob Lindquist, Bart Lombardo, Vinny MacFarlane, Landon Mayer, Rich Murphy, David Nelson, William Newcomb, Safet Nikocevic, Rick Nyles, Michael Perechinsky, Chris Reeves, Chester Rosocha, Philip Rowley, Christopher Siess, Peter Simonson, Mike Stewart, Steven Wascher, David White, and Jason Yi.

Among the Destination Theater and Adventure Theater programs are presentations on the Upper Delaware River, Top Flyfishing Destinations Around the World, Upper Delaware River Tip and Tricks, The Rangeley Lakes, Tenkara, Colorado’s Best Trout Streams, The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, South Platte River, Iceland, Smallmouth Bass on the Fly, Belize North to South, Spring Creeks: Cracking the Code.

There are 18 hour-long seminars daily including Top Trout Tactics, An Introduction to Trout Spey, Caddisflies: Tying and Fishing the Cycle, Northeastern Hatches and Their Cycle, Modern Wet Fly Strategies, Tactics for Tough Days, Stream Tactics and Tips to Catch Bigger Fish, New Jersey Striped Bass Blitzes, Fishing Small Flies, Patagonia, Euronymphing the Extra 5%, and Offbeat Tactics That Catch Trout.

The Fly Fishing Show Learning Center with fly tying, casting instruction and other fly fishing information and is free to show attendees. Fly tying focuses on young attendees, but all ages are welcome. Tying sessions begin every 30 minutes during periods of high demand; “when you get there” during periods of lighter attendance.

The Author’s Booth offers the opportunity to have books inscribed and “talk fly-fishing” with award-winning, best-selling writers.
John Shaner in the Hardy booth will clean and lubricate any Hardy reel while providing a brief history of its manufacture.

For class registration or a complete list of available classes, Destination Theater, Adventure Theater, seminars, door prizes, fly tiers, and casting demonstrations, visit or phone (814) 443-3638.

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