The 16th annual AMFF Fly-Fishing Festival will take place on the museum grounds in beautiful Manchester, Vermont, on Saturday, August 12, from 10 am until 4 pm. This is our signature event of the summer, featuring a unique collection of vendors, painters, appraisers, industry artisans and professionals, and other angling-related nonprofits. Come enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, try your hand at casting vintage rods, learn how to tie a fly, and mingle with like-minded people as you share the joy of the great outdoors.
Schedule of Events
Join us throughout the day for a wide array of activities, including presentations, competitions, demonstrations, and new exhibitions. From beginner to seasoned angler, our experts will have something for everyone.
- 11:00 am: Casting Competition
- 12:00 pm: AMFF Ambassador Steve Ramirez on Fly Fishing and Mental Health
- 2:00 pm: AMFF Ambassador Rachel Finn Discusses After You’ve Gone
- 3:00 pm: Raffle Drawing at Admissions Tent
Happening all day:
- Free tackle appraisals with Bob Selb, Fred Kretchman, and Carmine Lisella
- Free casting lessons with AMFF Ambassador Rachel Finn
- Free fly tying demonstrations
- Children’s activities
- Free museum admission
Join AMFF for a special screening Saturday, August 12, at 7 p.m. EDT at Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center to benefit the American Museum of Fly Fishing and the Southwestern Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Mending the Line tells the story of Colter (Sinqua Walls), a Marine wounded in Afghanistan who is sent to a V.A. facility in Montana. There he meets Ike Fletcher (Brian Cox), a Vietnam vet who teaches Colter how to fly fish as a way of dealing with his emotional and physical trauma. Tickets are $20.
Concessions provided by the BBA chapters of Morgan’s Message and Hope Happens Here with additional support from Orvis.