Michigan Fly Fishing Festival – Now in its fourth year, the Michigan Fly Fishing Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate northern Michigan’s rivers and streams while strengthening conservation efforts in the region. The Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club is hosting the 2-day festival where there will be catch and release tournament, free fly fishing, fly tying, casting lessons, scotch and wine tasting and many other activities to benefit Huron Pines.
Todd Fuller, the Festival’s founder and proprietor of Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club, launched the event so the people using the river could also be the people protecting the river, “This festival is a great way for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate while helping the rivers they love to fish. Our coldwater streams play such a vital role in Northeast Michigan and I want to help bring people together to advance the long term conservation of this precious resource.”
“Ninety percent of our work is bringing partners together,” said Brad Jensen, Executive Director at Huron Pines. “Our Huron Pines partnership with Fuller’s has been a good one through the years. Our rivers and the public can really benefit from cooperative efforts between not-for-profit conservation groups like ours and outdoor-based businesses like theirs. Putting the event proceeds back into conservation will really benefit the Au Sable River and we encourage community members to show their support of river restoration by attending this event.”
The Festival kicks off on Saturday, July 17 at 10am with the Fly Fishing Challenge and runs Saturday from 10am – 6pm through Sunday, July 18 from 10am – 3pm. One of the main attractions, the Mackinaw Harvest Music Series Concert, includes folk singer Alan Cayn, Jose Rose, Michael Crittenden and Troll for Trout, and Northern Skies. Huron Pines will also be bringing the River Model, a river processes simulator that can fast forward time to illustrate how rivers naturally change and how they respond to manmade disturbances.
Tickets are $10. Event sponsors include Dewar’s, The Wilshire Financial Group, Gill’s Pier Winery, Mackinaw Harvest Music and Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club. Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club is located at 6122 E. County Road 612, Grayling, Michigan 49738.
For more information about the festival, please visit Michigan Fly Fishing Festival or contact Todd Fuller at (989) 348-7951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press release courtesy of Patrick Ertel, Restoration Project Manager, Huron Pines, email@example.com (989) 344-0753 x19
JULY 17-18, 2010
Join us here at Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club for the 4th annual Michigan Fly Fishing Festival sponsored by Dewar’s, The Wilshire Financial Group, Gill’s Pier Winery, Mackinaw Harvest Music,and Fuller’s NBOC. This event will offer free fly fishing, fly tying, casting lessons, scotch & wine tasting and many other activities throughout the two days.
All this to help raise money for HURON PINES continued river restoration efforts here in Northeastern Michigan.
The three big events for this year’s festival:
The Mackinaw Harvest Music Series – The Concert
The Dewar’s Fly Fishing Challenge – catch and release tournament and The NBOC Fly Casting Challenge. For more details and to register, check out the CHALLENGE INFO
Here is the schedule for this year’s event!
Saturday – July 17, 2010 Hours: 10am – 6pm
NBOC Fly Fishing Challenge Competitors Meeting – 10 am
NBOC Fly Fishing Challenge 10:30am.( 24 Hours)
SAGE Fly Casting Challenge – 10am – 5 pm.
Entertainment by Mackinaw Harvest Music
1pm-1:55 – Alan Cayn
2pm-2:50 – Josh Rose
3pm-4:20 – Michael Crittenden – Troll for Trout Trio
4:30pm-6pm – The Northern Skies
CHECK OUT THE MUSICIANS FOR THIS YEARS FESTIVAL
Free Fly Casting Lessons
Fly Tying Demos,Speaker Programs, Vendor Displays,
Wine & Scotch Tasting,Au Sable River Boat Show and much more.
Sunday – July 18, 2010 Hours: 10am – 3pm
Vendor Displays –
Free Fly Casting Lessons & Demos
Fly Tying Demos
SAGE Fly Casting Challenge – Finals (10am – 12pm)
NBOC Fly Fishing Challenge – Judging (10:30am – 12pm.)
Awards & Closing Ceremony – 1pm
Entry to the to the festival is $10.00 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Huron Pines RC&D for river restoration projects on the Au Sable and Upper Manistee Rivers. You can PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ONLINE, by phone, or at Fuller’s NBOC.
Please feel free to call or email us with any further questions on this event. Come help us raise money for the rivers we love to fish!