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Learn to cast lines Feb. 3-4 at inaugural Atlanta Fly Fishing Show in Duluth
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The inaugural Atlant Fly Fishing Show will be Feb. 3-4 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Inaugural Atlanta Fly Fishing Show

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 3, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4,

Where: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

Cost: $15 for one day, $25 for two days

More info: flyfishingshow.com/atlanta or 814-443-3638

Lured by more than $60,000 in door prizes, Georgia and southeastern area anglers have their eyes on the inaugural Atlanta Fly Fishing Show at the Infinite Energy Center.

The show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days. Children younger than age 5 are free as are Scouts younger than 16 in uniform. Active military with an ID pay $10. Parking is free.

The two-day event will feature all-things-fly-fishing with hourly seminars, casting demonstrations, fly-tying, destination films, the newest tackle and watercraft on display in a sold-out exhibition hall. Fly casting demonstrations are scheduled by Lefty Kreh, Gary Borger, Bob Clouser, Joe Humphreys, Mac Brown, Simon Gawesworth and George Daniel. Featured fly-tiers include Blane Chocklett, Ed Engle, Dave Whitlock, Henry Cowen, Borger and Clouser. 

Twelve classes with fly-tying and casting experts are open for advance registration. Fees are $85 and include admission to the show.

Classes are Casting with Joe Humphreys, Advanced Nymphing with George Daniel, Fly Tying with Henry Cowen, Casting Angles with Mac Brown, Practical Nymphing with Ed Engle, Wet Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them with Jason Randall, The Perfect Cast with Gary Borger, Creative Tying with Foam by Kevin Arculeo, Designing Flies That Trigger Strikes with Blane Chocklett and Advanced Nymph Fishing with Jason Randall.

The International Federation of Fly Fishers will host a free learning center with casting, fly-tying, knot tying, rigging and choosing a fly.

Seminars include Best Fishing Opportunities in the Southeast, Trout Fishing in North Georgia, Fly Fishing the South Atlantic Coast, Reading Waters, Fly Fishing for Bass Top to Bottom, Fly Fishing Southeastern Impoundments for Striped Bass, Fly Fishing for Georgia Shoal Bass and The Angler as Predator. Ten seminars are scheduled each day. 

The world premier of the 2017 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Approximately 200 exhibitor booths include foreign and domestic tackle manufacturers, retailers, lodges, resorts, guide services and conservation organizations. Many will offer sales incentives and show specials.

For more information, visit flyfishingshow.com/atlanta or call 814-443-3638.

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