1200 West Main #7 Cotter AR. 72626


Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017

The Springfield Chapter of the Missourt Trout Fisherman's Association will hold it's first annual Fly Fishing Expo in Branson on July 28, and 29.

The event is plannied as a celebration of everything fly fishing. It will be held at the Lions Club Community Center, 1015 State Highway 76.

The will eb fly casting demos, fly tying demos, raffles and silent auctions and many local exhibitors.

Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017

Back to the accomodations at ASU in Mountain Home for the IFFF Southern Council Fly Fishing Fauir. Tying, casting, and fly fishing demonstrations and classes. A great two day event.

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Jan 27, 2018

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.

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.