Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest will be held in Linthicum
Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest, in its 19th year, will again feature several seminars along with numerous local guides and fly shops providing advice on hot spots in the Mid-Atlantic Region and the best approaches to catch fish in those areas. Tie Fest is scheduled for Feb. 23-24 at the BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum. The event will run from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $10 for each of the two days or $15 for both days. Anglers 16 and under and active military personnel will be admitted free. Go to tiefest.com, to view descriptions of all the seminars, registration information, photos and a complete schedule. Tie Fest can also be found on Facebook. “We have drawn some of the top fly fishing luminaries in the region this year— all ready to provide advice anglers won’t be able to find elsewhere,” event director Tony Friedrich said. There will be both free and for-pay seminars. The event also will have displays from numerous fly shops in the Chesapeake Bay area, local fishing guides and angling organizations. Shops include Tochterman’s, District Angling, Great Feathers and Beaver Creek. Attendees will be able to purchase supplies and discuss fishing strategies with these vendors. For further i nformation contact Friedrich at [email protected]
LAUREL PARK: Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun, a Grade 2 winner of $516,653 in career purses, put in his final tuneup Sunday morning for his 4-year-old debut in the $250,000 General George on Saturday. The bay son of Old Fashioned breezed 5 furlongs in 1 minute, 1 second over a fast main track with jockey Angel Cruz in the irons, ranking second of 11 horses. Cruz also worked Still Having Fun before his most recent start, a thirdplace finish in the Malibu on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park. “After the race in California, a big effort out there, we got him back and kept him in training but let him down ever so slightly. After the Malibu, our planned target was the General George,” trainer Tim Keefe said. “Today’s work went well. It went according to plan with him.” Sunday was the third work at Laurel for Still Having Fun since the Malibu. He returned to the tab with a half-mile in 47.40 seconds Jan. 27 and went 5 furlongs in 1:01 on Feb. 3.
BASEBALL: The 240th consecutive meeting of “Talkin’ Baseball” will be held on March 2 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Speaker Don Jensen will discuss “The Ghost of the Grand Central Hotel: Murders, Suicides, Scandals and the Founding of the National League.” Call 410-992-1186 for details.