Fly-Fishing Festival

The 12th annual AMFF Fly-Fishing Festival returns to beautiful Manchester, Vermont, on August 10th this year from 10 am until 4 pm. This is our signature event of the summer—a growing event that showcases the joy of fly fishing with vendors, demonstrations, and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport. Come enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, try your hand at casting vintage rods, learn how to tie a saltwater fly, and mingle with like-minded people as you share the joy of the great outdoors.

Keep checking our event page for updates on vendors, guest fly fishing and fly tying instructors, performers, and much more.

FREE ADMISSION

Festival Vendors

Browse goods from fly fishing vendors, authors, and local Vermont companies or chat with a representative from a non-profit organization. Bob Selb of the Classic Fly Fisherman will also be available for free tackle appraisals throughout the day.

  • Abe Herbaugh Pipes
  • Harley Bartlett
  • Baxter House Outfitters
  • Berkshire River Fly Fishing
  • Big Kev’s Guide Service
  • Brad Burns Fly Fishing
  • Carlson Rod Company
  • Casting for Recovery
  • Classic Fish Art
  • The Classic Fly Fisherman
  • Bruce Convors – Film Producer
  • Dave Morse Fine Art
  • Dave Foley
  • Gene Bahr's Wildlife Creations
  • Green Mountain National Forest Service
  • Matt Grobert
  • JH Becker Rodworks
  • Luther Hall
  • Miramichi Salmon Association
  • Native Fish Coalition
  • Samantha Aronson Art
  • Steven Jay Sanford – Decoy Carver & Artist
  • Scott Fly Rods
  • Stony Creek Rods
  • Stream and Brook Fly Fishing
  • Sunny Brook Nets
  • T.S. Alving & Associates
  • Taf Schaefer Designs
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Mike Valla
  • George Van Hook
  • Steve Woit
  • Vermont Fish & Wildlife
  • VT Trout Camp & Broadside International
  • Why Knot Fishing

Fly Tying and Casting Instruction

From beginner to expert, our tiers will have something for everyone.

  • Kelly Bedford
  • Scott Biron
  • Greg Brown
  • George Butts
  • Mark Dysinger
  • Barry Mayer
  • Bill Newcomb
  • Rhey Plumley
  • Mike Rice
  • Paul Sinicki
  • Bill Sylvester

Demonstrations

Knowledge is power when it comes to fly fishing. Take in a seminar with our outstanding lineup of experts.

Fly Casting to Trout with Rachel Finn

11:30 A.M.

Learn how to cast and refine your presentations to finicky trout with Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia pro Rachel Finn.

Casting Competition

2:00 P.M.

Test your skills against your fellow anglers! Sponsored by Orvis.


Food Vendors

In addition to the AMFF burger and hot dog stand, these vendors will be on hand to satisfy all your cravings.

In need of a caffeine fix or something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than the Better Buzz Mobile Espresso Bar!

This  year our neighbors are bringing their craft beer expertise to our festival grounds!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Support from our sponsors has made the Fly Fishing Festival our most popular event.