1200 West Main #7 Cotter AR. 72626


Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019

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The 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Fayetteville March 25 &26 at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Every year fly fishers gather at F3T events across the country, to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns among friends and dream about casts as yet unmade.

In it’s 13th lap around the globes the Fly Fishing Film tour is packed with remarkable films, topnotch stories and imagery that will fuel your dreams for months to come.

With an emphasis on the people, places and fisheries that make up the world of fly fishing, the 2019 F3T will take you from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia, British Columbia to the east Coast of Australia and more. This remarkable evening of outdoor entertainment is an adventure in itself. Grab your fishiest friends and see you there

Buy your discount $15.00 tickets at McLellan’s Fly Shop in Fayetteville or Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher in Cotter. Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm.

Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019

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The Sowbug Roundup is a three day fly tying and fly fishing show that is held in  Mountain Home Arkansas. The next Sowbug Roundup will be held March 28th, 29th, and 30th 2019. This is the 22nd year that the North Arkansas Fly Fishers (NAFF) have put on the Sowbug Roundup. The first Sowbug had 20 tyers and 150 attendees. The 2018 Sowbug had over 100 fly tiers and over 1000 attendees.

The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tyers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tyer as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly.

The full name of the show is the Sowbug Roundup, a Celebration of Fly Fishing. One of the goals of the Sowbug is to encourage more people, especially young people, to become involved in fly fishing. That is why we keep the entrance fee at $5.00 per person for all three days and kids under 12 free. Every day we have free introductory fly tying classes. Free fly casting lessons are available every day. The seminars (included in the entrance fee) are chosen to appeal to fly fishers of every experience level. On Saturday we hold a free drawing for kids for fly fishing gear.

The Sowbug Roundup is not a "vendor show" but we do have a nice selection of vendors selling fly fishing / fly tying products. ( no ginsu knives or insurance! ) The vendors come from all over the US. (The Sowbug has a waiting list for vendors).
Some of the names that you might recognize are Dave Whitlock, Davy Wotton, Duane Hada, and TFO rods.

The Sowbug Roundup is the North Arkansas Fly Fishers sole annual fund raising event. The income from the raffles and silent auctions allow NAFF to finance its environmental and philanthropic activities. NAFF allocates $10,000 every year for scholarships to students majoring in the fishery or environmentally related fields.