18th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

Jan 13, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018
Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA
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$20.00

Includes wine tasting for those 21 and over with valid ID



$20.00

Includes wine tasting for those 21 and over with valid ID



$35.00

Includes wine tasting for those 21 and over with valid ID



This co-ed class is for beginners with little to no experience fly fishing. Wanda Taylor, the country’s first female Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Master Casting Instructor and a Temple Fork Outfitters advisor, is known as much for her warm and comfortable disposition as she is for her outstanding casting ability. Students will learn all the basic mechanics of fly casting. The lecture portion of the class is done in a group; each student will receive individualized instruction. Students should bring their own rods; rods can be provided with advance notice if needed. The class will meet and be held in Casting Area A. All classes will be held inside. 



Those who have been fly casting for years but long to take their skills to the next level should check out this class. Ed has written widely on casting and recently completed a casting video with his mentor and close friend Lefty Kreh. He can help experienced anglers learn the techniques that will enable them to gain greater line speed and distance in a variety of settings. Students will also learn how to more effectively cast into wind and cast large wind-resistant flies. Proper foot and arm control will be addressed.  Students will meet their instructor at Casting Area A. All classes will be held inside. 



Streamer fishing isn't just about casting a wooly bugger down and across and stripping like the devil. In fact this class will teach you that it’s no different than nymphing, where anglers need to constantly adjust weight and depth where their pattern is being fished. Selective Streamer Tactics looks at both floating and sinking line strategies, pattern designs, and the retrieves needed to match prevailing conditions. After the classroom lecture portion is completed, the instructor will spend several minutes demonstrating the tactics and retrieves on the Kayak Demo Pond. This class is specifically designed to make you a well-rounded angler, with the ability to handle any streamer scenario. Meet at the Shenandoah River classroom. 


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Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA, 23047

Jan 13, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018
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The 18th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will be held at The Meadow Events Park, just a few miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, on January 13-14, 2018, 9AM - 5PM.  Come Join Us!

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Welcome!

The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. Our unique event combines fine wine tasting, microbrewery beer, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask.

The mission of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is to introduce as many people to the sport of fly fishing as possible, and to raise the level of awareness to the many pressing conservation issues facing Virginia. We do this believing that people, who are connected to the outdoors in their recreational activities, are more inclined to protect the natural resources they enjoy.

Bring your family, relax, take a casting class, and pick up a new sport that the entire family can enjoy.

The 18th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival will be held at The Meadow Events Park, just a few miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, on January 13-14, 2018.

The festival — the largest event of its kind in the country, drawing fly anglers from as far away as New York and Georgia — appeals to anglers of all ages and stages.

Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older.

Last year’s festival enjoyed record turnout, and the event was flooded with children.

Be sure to check out our expanded kayak demonstration area. Yes, you can try before you buy on our kayak/SUPB demo pond.

Those who have enjoyed the outdoor festival environment for years can rest easy: Although the new facility will enable all vendors to be under roof, the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and wine tastings.