The 17th annual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the mid-Atlantic’s foremost fly fishing event, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD, 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 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 with free entry for active military service members, students, and children under 16.
Some of the professional anglers and fly tyers appearing at the event include Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Steve Silverio, Brad W. Buzzi, Pat Cohen, Eric Snyder, Richard Tillman, Micah Dammeyer, Cory Ashwood, Ivan Sanchez Hoxon, and Harold Eckett. Notable vendors include Shore Tackle and Custom Rods, Tochterman’s Fishing Tackle, Joe Bruce, Maryland Trout Unlimited, and many others. Guides Kevin Josenhans, Chris Karwacki, and Josh Laferty will also be in attendance.
“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.”