With rainbow and brown trout starting their end-of-summer feeding binge in preparation for winter’s leaner days, the Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers’ Fly-Fishing Faire will coincide with what promises to be a full-on trout blitz, Sept. 20-22.
The second annual FFF Faire offers 74 classes and seminars designed for a “where to go” and “how to do it” introduction to the activity.
The three day non-stop celebration of fly-fishing will be conducted by volunteers, local professional guides, and angling personalities at Cerro Coso College, 101 College Parkway in Mammoth, with “classrooms” stretching the Eastern Sierra from Bishop to Bridgeport.
Faire hours are Friday, 9a—5p; Saturday, 9a—5p; and Sunday, 9a—3p. Admission is $15 adult or $20 per family; ages 16 years and younger are free. One admission is good for all Faire days. Some workshops and seminars are included in the admission; other classes will have separate registration, materials, or participation fees.
The International Fly-Fishing Film Festival is at the Minaret Theater in Mammoth Lakes on Friday (9/20) night. The Manzanar Fishing Club, the story of the World War II Eastern Sierra Japanese-American internment camp, will be seen at 6 p.m. Award-winning 2013 fly-fishing films screen at 8 p.m. Films in the IF4 include both full-length features and shorts.
Featured instructor and Saturday night dinner speaker is fly-fishing personality, photographer, and Catch Magazine editor Brian O’Keefe.
Reservations for the Faire seminars, workshops, and classes are on a first-come, first-served basis at swc-fff.org/faire or by calling (818) 200-1499.