Plans un­der­way for Lefty Kreh Tiefest

Record Observer - - Sports -

CH­ESTER — The 17th an­nual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the Mid-At­lantic’s fore­most fly fish­ing event, will be held Satur­day, March 18, at the Kent Is­land Yacht Club with a re­turn to many of its tra­di­tional hall­marks.

“We will once again bring many of the leg­ends of fly fish­ing to TieFest, but at­ten­dees also will see that TieFest 2017 is go­ing back to its roots,” said Tony Friedrich, event or­ga­nizer. “We are re­turn­ing to a fo­cus solely on fly fish­ing with a spe­cial em­pha­sis on young an­glers.”

Lefty Kreh Tiefest will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fea­ture more than 30 ty­ers demon­strat­ing fly pat­terns that have proven suc­cess­ful in the Mid-At­lantic area, cast­ing demon­stra­tions, shops and equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers with their lat­est prod­ucts, and some of the most pop­u­lar fish­ing guides in the area. A spe­cial ad­di­tion will be ty­ing classes for kids and novice ty­ers. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for adults, and kids 16 and un­der are free.

Among those al­ready com­mit­ted to the event are Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser. A com­pre­hen­sive list of ty­ers, ven­dors and other at­trac­tions can be found on the New TieFest Face­book page.

“One as­pect of TieFest that will re- main the same is that these fish­ing leg­ends will be avail­able to speak with any­one at­tend­ing the event,” said Friedrich. “Each year an­glers can get their tough­est fish­ing ques­tions an­swered — whether it’s ask­ing Lefty which is the best knot for a cer­tain sit­u­a­tion or one of the many lo­cal guides about the best time of the year to fish a spe­cific area.”

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