Free Programs

2018 East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo Free Programs


2018 will feature four “How To” Programs. These four “FREE” programs will be offered thru-out the weekend (Friday and Saturday) and will included Yellowstone National Park, Henry’s Fork Railroad Ranch, Paradise Valley Spring Creeks and Streamer Fishing the Madison River for both the novice and expert angler. These programs will be feature “how to” information on equipment, technique and trick to be successful for the upcoming year.


Streamer Fishing the Madison River

Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Kelly Galloup: started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and still manages to run a couple trips a year. Kelly owned and operated The Troutsman fly shop and guide service in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman in 2001, and purchased The Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River in southwest Montana. Kelly has written three books, Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout 1 and 2 and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD’s on fly tying and fishing. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and was awarded the Charles E Brooks memorial life award in 2007. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold worldwide, and is currently a signature tier for Montana Fly Company. He is also a rod and line designer for St Croix rods and Airflo fly lines. Kelly has been published in every major fly fishing periodical in the U.S., and is one of the Editors at large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly is also the host of Fly Fish TV with Kelly Galloup. As one of the most sought after speakers in the country, Kelly spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and Sports shows across the country.


Henry Fork Rail Road Ranch

Friday 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Todd Lanning: Todd was born and raised in Idaho to a hard working family of anglers. Some of his earliest memories were catching trout with his grandfather in and around the Cascade area of Idaho. He also enjoyed tagging along with his father on the Middle Fork of the Boise River. With his family background he was forever hooked on fly fishing. From an early age he knew there were two things he wanted to do; follow in his granddad’s footsteps and be a United States Marine and then become a fly fishing guide. From 1991 to 1995 he held the title of United States Marine and, after being honorably discharged in 1996, he moved to Ketchum Idaho and went to work for Headwaters Fly Fishing in Ketchum Idaho. Later he moved to Idaho Falls where he worked for a local outfitter and later he managed the fishing department at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Todd moved on after Shaun relocated to Bozeman as a Program Director for Yellow Dog Fly Fishing. Through a stroke of fortune Todd joined our Henry’s Fork Anglers management team. He has two sons Grant and Grayson and a daughter Georgia

Yellowstone National Park

Saturday   12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Bob Jacklin: Bob has been a fly fishing guide and outfitter in the West Yellowstone area for over 47 Years. He is a world class fly fisherman, fly tyer, and a Certified Master Fly Casting instructor with the International Federation of Fly Fishers. He has been tying flies commercially since 1963 and is a past recipient of the IFFF’s Buz Buszek award for his contributions to the art of fly tying. There are few people in the country with as much in-depth knowledge of fly fishing, fly casting, and fly tying as Bob Jacklin. Bob is a charter member of the Federation of Fly Fishers on the pro-staff for St. Croix Rods, Ross Reels, and Cortland Lines. On October 23, 2004, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Bob Jacklin was inducted into the very prestigious “Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.”


Paradise Valley Spring Creeks

Saturday 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Satoshi Yamamoto: developed himself as a Spring Creek Specialist Guide in Livingston, MT ( He has spent hundreds of days at oh-so-famed Paradise Valley spring creeks and developed theories and flies based on his observation. In this program, he will cover; creek overview, seasons, hatches, trout food sources, suggested fly patterns, and fishing tips. If these spring creeks are in your bucket list, this presentation will help you plan the visit to one of the most iconic fly-fishing destinations on the earth and pry some of the most challenging waters in the world. If you are early enough to read this, consider to sign up Satoshi’s workshop that introduces his spring patterns on Friday, April 20th as well. “Spring creek is the mirror that reflects one’s success, mistakes, skills, and even personality on its crystal clear water”.