DRiFT - DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers - Conserving, Restoring, and Educating Through Fly Fishing
"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone."
- Benjamin Franklin

Fly Fishing and Fishing Trade Shows

Can a Woolly Bugger change the world?
Well, we never underestimate the power of that little bugger to catch a fish. And we think he just might play a big role in changing the way people think about fly fishing and it's benefits to our environment.

DRiFT attends many shows to bring our mission of conservation and education through fly fishing to the people. We teach families how to tie flys, how to cast a fly rod and the value of catch and release. We meet new people, make new friends and raise money for our valuable programs.

If you are interested in learning more about our Trade Show Programs, please contact our Shows Director, Mark Agresta, by using our Contact Form.


Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days
Sharing the experiences that make our sporting way of life a special privilege is quite possibly the most important thing we can do. DRiFT runs the Youth Fly Tying, Entomolgy and Fly Casting Instruction Programs at this show.


The Early Show
This daylong fest promotes all aspects of fly fishing ans fly tying for all types of fish. With expertise of local clubs, guides & shops we present the chance to learn about all aspects of the sport. From novice to expert, bass to trout, carp to steelhead, we will share the best of fly fishing, all with a Midwest focus.


The Great Outdoor Expo - Woodstock, IL
Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, MI - Location: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, MI Speakers to be announced plus demonstrations on fly tying, fly casting, seminars and more in 61,000 square feet of exhibition space.


North Arkansas Fly Fishers -- Sowbug Roundup
This annual fly tying event is held in Mountain Home, Arkansas every spring. The Sowbug Roundup is the foremost gathering of fly tyers in the USA. Every year more than 100 tyers from all over North America and Europe meet and tie. Members from DRiFT attend this annual event to participate in demonstrating fly tying and casting certification and instruction.


Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council Conclave
Council Federation of Flyfishers, held each year in Mountain Home, Arkansas. It will be held Thursday, October 3-5, 2013. The business meeting will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 in morning hours.
The Conclave is the premier event of the Southern Council Federation of Flyfishers, held each year in Mountain Home, Arkansas. DRiFT members attend each year to participate in fly tying demonstrations, fly casting instruction and certification.



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