'NO MAN STEPS IN THE SAME RIVER TWICE, FOR IT'S NOT THE SAME RIVER AND HE'S NOT THE SAME MAN.' - HERACLITUS
The 2018 event will take place at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West in the Western Cape from 27-29 July 2018. We’ve split the event into three definite sections as to give each element of the Expo the attention it deserves.
This event is a great opportunity for old friends to mingle and new friends to meet in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst being entertained and raising funds for a few worthwhile fly-fishing development projects.
There will be an auction and entertainment in the form of a short film screening. Amongst the auction items we already have, is a framed set of all the late Oliver Kite’s dry fly patterns tied to exact specification by Tom Sutcliffe, as well as a bamboo rod collaboration by Stephen Dugmore and Stephen Boshoff.
08:30 – 17:30
Saturday see’s the official kick off of the 2018 SA Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo. The event will be held at Lourensford at the Laurent Room and will comprise of fly tying demos, casting demos as well as a wide range of exhibitors selling and marketing anything from trips to the Seychelles to fly fishing and tying products. There will only be one retail day like the first expo in 2016.
The idea of tyers casually tying and people being able to sit next to them and talk to them is appealing. The viewer gets a lot more out of the experience as it is intimate, personal and interactive.
08:30 – 16:00
On Sunday we’ll run a series of fly fishing related workshops at the Aleit School at Lourensford. These workshops will be held in their conference/lecture facility and will be run by the country’s leading fly fishing personalities. It will provide one with an ideal opportunity to learn first-hand from some of SA’s best.
So, in a nutshell we’ve lined up what we believe will be a weekend of fly fishing fantasticness!