Fly Fishing Shows, Fly Fishing

International Sportsmen's Expositions Fly Gallery

One of the challenges of moving across the country several times in a single year has been trying to track down the local fishing shows.  Upon discovering the Sacramento International Sportsmen's Expositions show, I knew I had to get my fishing show fix.  The show was dominated by outfitters for both hunting and fishing which definitely have their place. However, anyone who follows this blog will realize I must seek out the tying tables.  While there not numerous tiers at this outdoors show by fly fishing show standards there were plenty to keep me entertained. Enjoy.

Tube Flies for Baja

Tube Flies for Baja

They were using craft egg balls as a means to flair materials around the hook.

They were using craft egg balls as a means to flair materials around the hook.

Note the red ball at the center.

Note the red ball at the center.

Chatted for quite a while about everything but New Mexico trout...I was pretty happy to forget about trout for the big boy flies.

Chatted for quite a while about everything but New Mexico trout...I was pretty happy to forget about trout for the big boy flies.

Bird's Nest is a local staple.

Bird's Nest is a local staple.

Green Rock Worm

Green Rock Worm

Steelhead Pattern?

Steelhead Pattern?