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EVENTS

Jan 12, 2019


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OUR best-selling, most popular, ridiculously fun streamer class January 12, 2019 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 26.

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 match 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. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS


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Jan 26, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

Image titleUNDER the big top at Dally’s, for one night only, two of Streamer Fly Tying’s icons Andreas Andersson and Russ Maddin, Live and Uncut Advanced Tying Class, on the evening of February 8.

We are truly stoked to wrangle these two fishy cats to ground for an evening of high entertainment and an insight into the minds of two of fly tying’s leading innovators.

The Class will start at 6pm sharp, and will be limited to 8 only, $75 per person.

Russ will likely be covering his modernized Circus Peanut and Flash Monkeys. Andreas will be tying deer hair and possibly reverse heads.

This class is an advanced skills streamer class: materials provided, Russ and Andreas will guide you how to tie their patterns. Bring your own vise light, tools and thread. We will be supplying pizza


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.
 


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