The 17th annual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the mid-Atlantic’s foremost fly fishing event, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Kent Narrows Yacht Club with a return to many of its traditional hallmarks.
“We will once again bring many of the legends of fly fishing to TieFest, but attendees also will see that TieFest 2017 is going back to its roots,” said Tony Friedrich, event organizer. “We are returning to a focus solely on fly fishing with a special emphasis on young anglers.”
Lefty Kreh Tiefest will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature more than 30 tyers demonstrating fly patterns that have proven successful in the mid-Atlantic area, casting demonstrations, shops and equipment manufacturers with their latest products, and some of the most popular fishing guides in the area. A special addition will be tying classes for kids and novice tyers. Admission is $10 for adults, and kids 16 and under are free.
Among those already committed to the event are Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser. A comprehensive list of tyers, vendors, and other attractions will be on the New TieFest Facebook page by Jan. 1.
“One aspect of TieFest that will remain the same is that these fishing legends will be available to speak with anyone attending the event,” said Friedrich. “Each year anglers can get their toughest fishing questions answered— whether it’s asking Lefty which is the best knot for a certain situation or one of the many local guides about the best time of the year to fish a specific area.”
Lefty Kreh TieFest is the foremost fly tying/fishing event in the Mid-Atlantic. It has attracted such fly fishing legends as Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics, Brad Buzzi, Steve Silverio and many others, who spend the day demonstrating tying, casting and other techniques. What makes TieFest unique is that attendees have the chance throughout the day to talk with these legends, ask questions, and gain advice. The show was named in honor of Kreh in 2013.