Fishing & Outdoor Shows: February – March, 2019

by Dan Neuland

Does the Winter Doldrums have you stuck inside, well it’s time once again to get out and attend an Outdoor Show to your liking! We are very fortunate to have so many taking place in our area over the next several months.

Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show

Saturday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 10th

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg PA.

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,100 exhibitors plus a jam packed schedule including concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more! Adult admission: 1-day – $14.00, 2-day – $24.00, join the NRA and get a 1-day pass for free! For more information:

Rapidan Chapter TU Annual Fishing Show

Saturday, February 16, 2019

“The Biggest Little Fishing Show” will be held at Highland School, 597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA.

This Fishing Show always has a great lineup of speakers and presentations. This is the annual fundraiser for the Chapter’s Conservation projects, annual Youth Conservation and Fishing Camp, Trout in the Classroom, Heritage Day (Kid’s Day fishing), Chapter operations, and stream restoration and cleanup. Adult admission – $5.00. For more information:

19th Annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest

Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th

BWI Marriott, 1743 Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD.

The event honors Lefty Kreh, Frederick native and one of fly fishing’s international legends. Come meet some of the best local and nationally known fly tiers and fly anglers. Stock up on fly tying materials from select vendors. For more information: 

The Fly Fishing Show

Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th

Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine Street, Lancaster, PA.

Everything there is to know about fly fishing, featuring fly tiers, writers, instructional classes and seminars and fly-fishing destinations. The exhibit hall is packed with industry manufacturers, the largest dealers, the best guides and lodges in fly fishing, great artists, nearly every fly tying material invented, all the books and DVD’s, and all the best rods, reels, lines, waders, and accessories. The Federation of Fly Fishers is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the FFF Learning Center located at the FFF booth. Basic fly casting- fly tying- knot tying will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show. International Fly Fishing Film Festival – Award-winning films will be shown Saturday at 6:00 PM. Adult admission (cash only at gate) is 1-day – $15.00, 2-day – $25.00. For more information:

14th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo

Friday, March 15th to Sunday, March 17th

New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ.

Major tackle manufacturers will be here to answer all your questions and local tackle retailers available to fill your orders, this is truly one-stop shopping.  Meet face to face with guides and charters, compare and buy saltwater fishing boats and kayaks, and learn the latest techniques from local experts. This is where avid anglers congregate to become better at fishing while plotting out their season and buying the gear they’ve been dreaming about all winter.  Adult admission – $12.00. For more information:

3rd Annual Maryland Fly Fishing & Collectible Tackle Show

Saturday, March 16th

West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive, Towson, MD.

This Fly Fishing Show brings together Fly-fishing enthusiasts throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region with dozens of Fly-fishing Dealers for a day of Tackle review, Demonstrations, Seminars, Clinics and conversation. This Show has attracted world-renowned Bamboo Rod makers, quality contemporary Rod makers, Rod & Reel Collectibles Dealers, professional Guides Services in the Tri-State Area, nationally known Artists and Authors, and numerous Fly Shops from the Maryland, D. C., Pennsylvania and Virginia. Adult admission – $10.00. For more information: