Welcome to the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
Buckeye United Fly Fishers will host the annual
Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
Saturday, February 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At our great venue in Northeast Cincinnati
Oasis Conference Center
902 Loveland-Miamiville Road
The Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show is sponsored by Buckeye United Fly Fishers and presented annually to promote the sport of fly
fishing and outdoor recreation. It is a great opportunity for everyone from novice to experienced fly fisher to learn about fly fishing
techniques, resources, gear, and places to fish. Buckeye United Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fly fishing,
stream and wetlands conservation, and education. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday each month at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio.
Admission $10 per person at the door
Scouts in uniform - FREE
Kids 12 and under - FREE
Parking at the Conference Center - FREE
Over 21,000 sq ft of exhibition, demonstration, and presentation space
Something for all fly fishers - from beginner to advanced
Over 75 exhibitors - vendors, fly tiers, DNR booths, and others
Educational fly fishing speakers
Casting Pond - instructions and/or try out a rod from one of the vendors
Fly tying demonstrations with a special kids tying area
Kids area with fun things to see and do
Boy Scouts - work on your Fly Fishing Merit Badge in the Scout Room
Fishing guides and fishing lodge representatives
Canoes, kayaks, pontoons, and other watercraft
Raffles and door prizes
Expanded snack bar - sandwiches and drinks
A. K. Best – “Fishing With Too Much Water” (Main
Mike Schmidt – Fly Tying Demonstration (Tying
BUFF Instructors – Casting Demonstrations and
Instruction (Casting Pond)
Dane Law – “Trout Fishing the Southern
Appalachians and Beyond” (Main Presentation
A. K. Best –Fly Tying Demonstration – New Quill
Body Material, Duns & Spinners (Tying
Dave Leonhard – Casting Demos (Casting Pond)
Frank Willetts – “Steelhead vs. Trout” (Main
Glenn Weisner – Fly Tying Demonstration (Tying
Kevin Howell – Casting Demo (Casting Pond)
A. K. Best – “Fishing With Little Water” (Main
Kevin Compton – Fly Tying Demonstration (Tying
Jon Ray - “Smallmouth On The Fly” (Main
A. K. Best – Fly Tying Demonstration – Tying with
Biots and Caddis Flies (Tying Presentation Room)
Dave Leonhard – Casting Demos (Casting Pond)
Jerry Darkes – “New Fly Fishing Gear For The
Coming Year” (Main Presentation Room)
Exhibits, Presentations, and Demonstrations
Exhibits – Check out the many exhibits,
including vendors displaying their latest gear,
guides and outfitters, lodges, and more.
Fly Tying– observe and talk to some of the
region’s best fly tiers as they exhibit their tying
At The Bench – fly tying demonstrations from
world class tiers in the Tying Presentation Room.
Symposiums – see presentations by experts
throughout the day in the Main Presentation
Kid’s Corner – free fun activities with a fly
fishing connection: fish prints, trout aquarium,
coloring pages, fly tying and more.
Casting Pond – fly casting demonstrations and
Dave Leonhard, Master Certified Casting
Instructor and owner of Orvis Streamside in
Traverse City, MI, and
Kevin Howell, FFF Certified Casting
Instructor and owner of Davidson River
Outfitters, Brevard, NC.
Plus the opportunity to “try out” rods for sale at
Information Booths – featuring Casting for
Recovery, Project Healing Waters,
environmental groups, and more.
Refreshments – good things to eat and drink at
the Oasis concession stand.
Boy Scouts – work on your Fly Fishing Merit
Badge in our Scout Merit Badge Room.
A. K. Best is one of the most respected names in fly fishing and tying. His many magazine articles over the years have provided helpful knowledge for both beginner and accomplished tiers and anglers. He’s also known for his excellent fly fishing and tying books. A. K. has a superior tying talent that makes him a master-class tier.
Dane Law is the owner and a guide with Southeastern Anglers, a drift boat guide service on the TVA tailwaters of North Georgia, Tennessee, and south central Kentucky. He has led mountain trout trips in the
Cherokee National Forest since 1999.
Glenn Weisner, owner of Glenn River Fly Co., often can be found fishing for trout on the streams of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. He enjoys tying most all trout flies, especially Terrestrials. Glenn is a great instructor and enjoys working with all skill levels and age groups.
Frank Willetts is owner/operator of the Pere Marquette River Lodge in Baldwin, MI, the only Orvis Endorsed Lodging Outfitter Guide Service in the Midwest. Frank has been fishing and guiding on the Pere Marquette and other local rivers since his college days.
Mike Schmidt, owner of Angler’s Choice Flies, ties standard patterns as well as new and innovative custom patterns. Throughout the year, Mike teaches fly tying and fishing techniques at clubs and retail locations around the Midwest and spends the winter months traveling to present at fly fishing shows around the country.
Jon Ray, of Hawkins Outfitters, has been guiding anglers in Michigan for 12 years. Jon loves chasing trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, and musky with streamers, using single or two-handed rods and a variety of techniques.
Kevin Compton, owner of Performance Flies, Cleveland, is a commercial tier, author, speaker, tying instructor, and fly designer. He specializes in patterns for the steelhead fisheries of Ohio and Michigan and trout in Pennsylvania. He has competed in tyingcompetitions in the U.S. and World Championships in Portugal. Kevin’s flies have been featured in numerous magazines.
Jerry Darkes is a fly tackle sales rep, instructor/guide and writer based in northern Ohio. He is recognized as an expert on Great Lakes steelhead and warm water fly fishing and has created a series of instructional DVDs on Great Lakes steelhead.