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EVENTS

Jan 13, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018

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Steve Dally is part of an impressive speakers list for the the 18th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival in Richmond on January 13-14, 2018. 

Steve will be speaking both days about the White River, its giant brown trout and productive rainbow fishing, at the Festival which will be held at The Meadow Events Park, just a few miles outside of Richmond, Virginia.

The festival — the largest event of its kind in the country, drawing fly anglers from as far away as New York and Georgia — appeals to anglers of all ages and stages.

Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older.

The mission of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is to introduce as many people to the sport of fly fishing as possible, and to raise the level of awareness to the many pressing conservation issues facing Virginia. We do this believing that people, who are connected to the outdoors in their recreational activities, are more inclined to protect the natural resources they enjoy.

Bring your family, relax, take a casting class, and pick up a new sport that the entire family can enjoy.


Jan 20, 2018

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OUR best-selling, most popular, ridiculously fun streamer class January 20, 2018 led by Dally’s head guide Chad Johnson. The streamer class will kick off the classes in the lead up to the Streamer Lovefest on January 27.

This class is about matching our very experienced trophy hunting streamer team with eager newcomers wanting a taste of big flies and big rods: White River style. There are lots of places to go streamer fishing _ but few places are as extreme as the White River in terms of big flies and the size of brown trout which will eat them

What you get for your $250 is a detail in-store morning class running through the theory of predator trout behaviour and feeding patterns, the gear you need, fly design and finally presentation techniques, led by Mississippi Johnson.

For the afternoon you will spend 4 hours in a drift boat with one of our streamer crew, paired up with another classmate, to put the theory into practice.

We stress first off the classes aren’t about the catching. Its all about passing on the fundamentals so everyone is set to go hunting a trophy White River brown, on their own or on a guide trip with one of our team. The guys will work on the skills you need to take this on yourselves: it might be casting, fly selection and presentation or hook sets.

These classes have traditionally been over subscribed so we require full payment up front. In the event of an emergency, we will endeavor to sell your spot to another class member. In the event we resell your spot, you will get a full refund.

Call the shop to book. 870 435 6166


Jan 27, 2018

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The 6th Annual Streamer Lovefest is lined out for Saturday January 27 @ 6.30 pm. Some of the best streamer tyers in the country, great company, good food and entertainment and some of the best schwag in the country.


Jan 27, 2018


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SWING by the Fly Shop all day January 27, between fishing and waiting for the Streamer Lovefest that night and enjoy the Sage Rio Redington Demo day.

Darin and crew will be demoing new Sage and Redington fly rods to cast, and having a full range of Rio fly lines on reels for you to test on your rods or theirs.

The Rio rod tuning sessions are a great way to match up the best line taper for your favorite rods. Sage’s new Salt HD is an outstanding saltwater stick for the flats or Gulf, and the 7wt and 8wt make damn fine  streamer sticks for the White.

Sage’s new Foundation entry level stick is remarkable, and the 8wt in particular is a worthy first streamer stick. Darin is also promising giveraways on the day. And if you bring along a favorite fish photo ( a trophy, a unique capture or a new species) you can get it printed on to the spot to join the gallery on the Sage trailer door.

The demo session will run from 9am to 5pm. Doors will close at the shop at 5.30pm as we set up for the Lovefest



Jan 27, 2018

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We are stoked to announce we have the guru of modern streamer fishing Kelly Galloup and the always popular Mike Schmidt for our two tying classes January 27.

Kelly will be the early riser with a class from 9 till 12  and Mike’s class will run from 1 pm to 4 pm. We fully expect both guys to be cribbing a little extra time and with what you can learn from both guys is ridiculous.  Each class is $50 per head

Kelly, wrote the book (literally) that ignited the modern streamer craze and his highly irreverant, iconoclastic, enthusiastic and always super informative classes have been a highlight, every year we talk him off the river.



Seats are limited in all 3 classes so due to the high demand, booking fees are non-refundable. However in the event that last minute issues are for every attendee we will try to sell your tickets to our overrun list. If the ticket is purchased by another participant, then we will offer a refund.

Ring the store on 870 435 6166, with a credit card to secure your spot. Participants need to be experienced tyers, and bring a vise (light if needed), tools and streamer grade thread.


Jan 27, 2018

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We are stoked to announce we have the guru of modern streamer fishing Kelly Galloup and the always popular Mike Schmidt for our two tying classes January 27.

Kelly will be the early riser with a class from 9 till 12  and Mike’s class will run from 1 pm to 4 pm. We fully expect both guys to be cribbing a little extra time and with what you can learn from both guys is ridiculous.  Each class is $50 per head. Kelly and Mike will fill in the fishing hours on January 27 with their own tying classes, and a super fun way to spend a cold Saturday in January. 


This is the Ginger Viking, Michael Schmidt’s fourth Lovefest, and his classes have always been in high demand.  Mike’s pattern are a huge part of our streamer bins, the Double Deceiver and Viking Midge have pulled some of the biggest fish on the shop walls.

Seats are limited in all 3 classes so due to the high demand, booking fees are non-refundable. However in the event that last minute issues are for every attendee we will try to sell your tickets to our overrun list. If the ticket is purchased by another participant, then we will offer a refund.

Ring the store on 870 435 6166, with a credit card to secure your spot. Participants need to be experienced tyers, and bring a vise (light if needed), tools and streamer grade thread.



Feb 10, 2018

Buy tickets before January 28 and save $ 10 a ticket for Arkansas' White River Chapter #698 annual fundraiser.

A fun evening with an Auction, Raffle and Games, with as light buffet. Optional music and dancing after the auction. Cash bar.


Ticket available at Dally's  or via the Chapter website

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

Demonstrations by 100+ Expert Tyers, Seminars, Tying & Casting Instruction, Drawings, & Auctions

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 22, 23rd, and 24th 2018. This is the 20th year that the North Arkansas Fly Fishers (NAFF) have put on the Sowbug Roundup. The first Sowbug had 20 tyers and 150 attendees. The 2016 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.


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