Programs

Hosted by Nate Brumley, owner of Dry Fly Innovations, This is a 3-hour presentation which is loaded with new concepts, awesome new fish footage, and clear-cut, step-by-step instructions to improve your dry fly fishing experience. We will share the techniques, strategies, and skill sets that it takes to fish a dry fly exclusively! The course price of $75 includes entry to the WIFF Expo, all handouts for the presentation, and a substantial donation to the Boise Valley Fly Fishers (BVFF).please click on the following link: http://www.dryflyinnovations.com/ Reserve your seat now!

The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway

A 1 hour movie presentation scripted by Tim Woodward and narrated by Tom Skerritt.

From Wide Eye Productions.

In the heart of the Northern Rockies, one 500 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 20 threads a dozen jewels-- the West’s most prized blue ribbon trout streams. Along the way, the corridor winds through some of America’s most spectacular scenery-- jagged peaks, bewitching deserts, shimmering waters in pristine forests.

The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway is a one-hour documentary. The program follows U.S. Highway 20 for 500 miles as it passes through some of the best fly fishing waters in the world. Shot on location in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon, viewers will enjoy stunning scenery and dozens of sparkling lakes and streams along the way.

A Wide Eye Production. www.flyhighway.com




Sat

Big Room

Sat

Small Room
10:00am
Tom Rosenbauer
Hatch Strategies
When you find trout feeding on a hatch, the right fly is a small part of the puzzle.  Sealing the deal is more strategy and technique than it is entomology. Surprisingly the same proven techniques work regardless of what fly is hatching.
10:00am
John Wolter
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 101 sheds light on the captivating sport of fly fishing. Designed for the absolute beginner, John Wolter will explain specific points that will help anyone better understand the basics of fly fishing.

12:00pm
Phil Rowley
Strategies and Tactics for West Yellowstone Area Lakes
Join Phil Rowley as he talks about his favorite lakes and reservoirs around West Yellowstone, and how to fish them.  From floating to sinking line techniques, Phil will explain the best ways to catch fish in a variety of situations.
12:00pm
Darren Strong
Patagonia, and the Geological Nightmare Patagonia offers some of the best fly fishing for anglers who decide to make the trip, But what happens when an active volcano decides it’s time to erupt when you are heading down? Daren Strong shares his story.


14:00pm
Tom Rosenbauer
Reading the Water
Anglers don’t always find fish rising. In fact, most of the time they don’t. Learn how to fish by reading the water, and learn how to catch trout when you don’t know exactly where they are.
14:00pm
Mike McLein
Fly fishing High Mountain Lakes near McCall
Mike and his wife spend most of their weekends hiking to as many new lakes they can find in the area. Join him as he prepares you before you go on your alpine lake trip.
16:00pm
Hank Patterson
Historical Guide to Becoming a Better Fly Fisher.
Add ten years to your life and drop a few IQ points by attending Hank’s history lesson about fly fishing.


16:00pm
Julie Meisner
I’m in Stanley Idaho, Where Do I Fish?
With over 20 years of fly fishing experience, Julie Meisner has spent much of that time in Stanly Idaho. Join her, as she offers different ideas and places to fish on your visit to Stanley, ID.

Sun

Big Room

Sun

Small Room
10:30am
Phil Rowley
Ten Habits for Stillwater Success
With all sports, training and practice are keys to succesr>s.  Drills, repetition and attention to detail develop and maintain good habits.  Stillwater fly-fishing is no different.  Successful stillwater fly fishers consistently demonstrate good habits born from years of practice and experience.  This presentation walks you through ten top stillwater habits.  Practices stillwater fly fishers should do on every outing and trip, from shoreline preparation to on the water tactics.  Fly fishers incorporating these traits into their game plan should see their results improve. 
10:30am
John Wolter
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 101 sheds light on the captivating sport of fly fishing. Designed for the absolute beginner, John Wolter will explain specific points that will help anyone better understand the basics of fly fishing.













12:00pm
Tom Rosenbauer
Fishing Small Streams
How to avoid the crowds, stay away from boat traffic, and catch wild trout, mostly on dry flies. Small streams have both a charm and strategy all their own, and the tricks and techniques you’ll use will work anywhere in the world
12:00pm
Chris Gerono
Steelheading With Dry Flies
Join Chris as he describes the purist challenge in steel heading; his techniques will help your chances of success when pursuing the elusive steelhead.



14:00pm
Phil Rowley
A fly fisher’s guide to entomology
Pristine waters offer unique hatch opportunities for the dyed in the wool hatch matcher. From Callibaetis mayflies to the annual autumn fall of water boatman and backswimmers lakes offer the fly fisher a wide variety of match the hatch opportunities throughout the open water season. This program examines in chronological detail the vast variety of hatches available including, tactics and fly patterns. Everything the fly fisher needs to plan their next trip to encounter the hatch of their choice.
14:00pm
Nick Coe
Coho Paradise: An Alaskan Photo Safari
As a guide in Alaska, Nike Coe has seen and experienced a lot in his quests to get angler clients into fish. His photography and stories from the wilds of a remote Alaskan fishing lodge will take you on a journey that you won’t soon forget.









15:30pm
Pete Erickson
Hybrid Nymphing
Nymphing master, Pete Erickson will explain the versatilities of having a hybrid fly rod and how it will help you catch more fish. Being a dynamic angler can help you understand and conquer all kinds of scenarios on the water.


15:30pm
Joe Kozfkay
Idaho Fish and Game’s Response of South Fork Boise’s Fish Populations, Post Fire.
Anglers have been concerned about the South Fork of the Boise River after the recent Fires. Joe Kozfkay of Idaho F&G has kept the angling public informed on the status of the South Fork, and now he has the latest information about fish populations.

Casting Pond

Saturday

Sunday

09:30 am   11:00 am Idaho Anglers 
(Sponsor)
10:30 am Phil Rowley
Presentations for Stillwater
12:00 pm Phil Rowley
Stillwater Line Management and Retrieves
11:30 am 3 Rivers Ranch
(Sponsor)
13:00 pm Anglers
Win a Fly Line! (Sponsor)
12:30 pm Tom Rosenbauer
Improving Your Accuracy
14:30 pm Tom Rosenbauer
Tweaking Your Casts to Get the Best Presentation
13:30 pm Idaho Anglers 
(Sponsor)

15:30 pm

3 Rivers Ranch
 (Sponsor)
15:30 pm Anglers
Win a fly line! (Sponsor)
   
16:30 pm

   

Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer is the host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts, and has been with the Orvis Company over 30 years. At Orvis he has served as a fishing school instructor, copywriter, public relations director, merchandise manager, and was editor of The Orvis News for 10 years. He is currently Marketing Director for Orvis Rod and Tackle. As merchandise manager, web merchandiser, and catalog director, the titles under his direction have won numerous Gold Medals in Annual Catalog Age Awards.

Tom has been a fly fisher for over 35 years, and was a commercial fly tier by age 14. He has fished extensively across North America, and has also fished at Christmas Island, the Bahamas, Kamchatka, and on the fabled English chalk streams. He is credited with bringing bead-head flies to North America, and is the inventor of the Big Eye hook, Magnetic Net Retriever, and tungsten beads for fly tying.

Tom was Fly Rod & Reel magazine's 2011 Angler of the Year! To quote the magazine: "People who meet him know this: Rosenbauer is as valid a fly fisherman as they come - honest, approachable, generous, dedicated, and enthusiastic. It's that kind of enthusiasm and the written and verbal legacy he is providing that make Tom Rosenbauer Fly Rod & Reel's 2011 Angler of the Year."

Phil Rowley

Stillwater Line Management and Retrieves

Phil has been fly fishing for over 30 years.His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly.But Phil is best known for his stillwater exploits.

A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He has authored three books, numerous feature articles, and two regular columns.Phil’s first book Fly Patterns for is a best seller. In addition to his writing, Phil has four instructional DVD’s.In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing championships.

When he isn’t on the water Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs and conducting fly-fishing schools. Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home.

Phil has appeared on a number of T.V. shows including, “BC Outdoors Sports Fishing”, “Sport Fishing B.C.”, “Fishing Alberta”, “Let’s Go Outdoors” and “Fishing with Shelly and Courtney”. Phil is also one of the co-hosts of the “New Fly Fisher”, an educational fly fishing production. 

Make a point of visiting Phil on-line at, www.flycraftangling.com or www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com.


Mike McLean

Fly fishing High Mountain Lakes near McCall

Living in McCall, ID Mike and his wife spend most of their weekends hiking up to as many new lakes they can find in the area.  Having a father that was a park ranger, Mike grew up hiking and climbing the national parks in the western United States.  In 1970, Mike was the first to scale up a specific spot on the infamous granite rock in Yosemite National Park, and from his accomplishment, was able to name the climb, Uncle Fanny Mike’s outdoor experience and knowledge will make for a great presentation on fly fishing high mountain lakes near McCall.


John Wolter

Fly Fishing 101

John is the owner and operator of Anglers Fly Shop here in Boise, which has been in business for 17 years, and is a sponsor of the Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo. John also teaches fly fishing and fly tying at the local universities, and is associated and contributes to: Trout Unlimited, Boise Valley Fly Fishers, Indian Head Fly Fishers, Fly Fishers of Idaho, The Two Fly Tournament, The Trout Unlimited Casting Tournament, and other various projects to help the fly fishing community and benefit our local fisheries.

Julie Meissner

I’m in Stanely, Idaho, where do I fish?

Julie Meissner is a fly fishing guide for Silver Creek Outfitters in Sun Valley, Idaho. Most of her guide days are spent on, or near, the Main or the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Julie is the founder and former owner of Sawtooth Fishing Guides, and she has been guiding since 1981. She has traveled to many places to fish and explore, and has realize there are not enough years in life to fish everywhere you dream of fishing!

Joe Kozfkay 

Idaho Fish and Game’s Response of South Fork Boise’s Fish Populations, Post Fire

Joe is the Regional Fisheries Manager in the Nampa Office, and has worked for IDFG for 13 years in both research and managements programs.

Currently Joe supervises a staff of two full-time biologists, Art Butts and Martin Koenig, and four temporary staff biologists. Together, they are primarily responsible for managing sport fisheries and conserving native fish populations in southwest Idaho. Joe comes to us as a favor to fly fishers who love the South Fork of the Boise River.

Hank Patterson

Pete Erickson

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington Pete received an early introduction to fly fishing. His parent's love of the sport enabled him to experience some of the world's great fly fishing Meccas at a very young age. Pete has explored and fished places such as: Alaska, Mexico, Florida, British Columbia, The Bahamas, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, England, Scotland, the Olympic Peninsula, and the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Pete earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and M.A. in English from Boise State University. Combining his love of fishing and teaching, Pete is a Ninth grade English teacher as well as an accomplished fly fishing guide. Pete has appeared on ESPN, ESPN2, Versus, ABC Sports, and the Outdoor Channel.

Chris Gerono

Chris Gerono has been addicted to Steelhead on the dry since he moved from the Great Lake’s Steelhead region years ago. He has had results both swinging and dead drifting dry flies.

Chris has been guiding for the last 14 years in the Pacific Northwest. The last 6 of those years has been guiding and teaching classes for the Idaho Angler. He is a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, a published author/photographer, and an animated storyteller.

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WIFFExpo
Boise, Idaho
Email: info@wiffexpo.com


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