Free Programs


Fly Tying Theater


We feature professional fly tiers in our Fly Tying Theater. These programs are free to the public and the tiers demonstrate a very specialized topic of flies. Listed below are the individuals giving demonstrations.


Friday April 21
9-10am Matt McHargue
10:30-11:30 Bob Jacklin
12-1pm Dave Raisch
1:30-2:30pm Bill Fenstermaker
3-4pm Chris Williams
Saturday April 22
8:30=9:30am Michael Glissmeyer
10-11am Bruce Barry
11:30am-12:30pm Larry larsen
1-2pm Dave Kruss
2:30-3:30pm Steven Fernandez



Destination/Technique Programs


Each year the Expo features a line up of destination / technique programs and talks by experts in their fields.  These programs are FREE to attend and are offered to help educate anglers, new and old, on places to fish and how to fish them.  If you want to expand your fishing skills inventory, join and learn from the masters.  The presentations are on both Friday and Saturday and are in the River View/Temple View rooms.



2017 East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo Free Programs

2017 will feature four “Fly Fishing 101”Programs. These four “FREE” programs will be offered thru-out the weekend (Friday and Saturday) and will included Dry fly, Nymph, Streamer and Bass fishing for both the novice and expert fisherman  These programs will be feature “how to” information on equipment, technique and trick to be successful for the upcoming year.

Presenter list:

Bass fishing 101                       

Friday April 21st: 4:00 to 5:00 pm                        Saturday April 22nd: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Shawn Bostic: is an active duty USN Officer stationed at the INL.   After his last tour aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN stationed in Everett, WA, he has been focusing primarily on developing still water patterns and float tube fishing.  More recently he has created a line of patterns for warm water fly-fishing in the lake and ponds and spend his time perfecting his patterns and techniques.

Everet Evans: is a warm water fanatic who has spent more time over the years chasing bass than trout.  He has fished conventional tackle equally as often for bass which he feels gives him a better understanding and knowledge as to how to attack them on fly. From owning bass boats to fishing tournaments, he has spent way too much money time and money on bass over the years. Everet is in his 7th year working for Jimmy Gabettas at Jimmys All Seasons Angler, and spends his summers guiding for Mako Sharks, Tuna, Yellowtail, etc… in San Diego California for “On the Fly Fishing Charters”

Dry Fly fishing 101                        

Friday April 21st:  1:00 to 2:00 PM            Saturday April 22nd: 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Nate Brumley: is the owner, an online fishing company out of Meridian, Idaho. The only bugs sold at his company are dry flies, and he has mastered the use of them in every season of the year. Nate’s presentations are some of the most sought after events in the industry at present, and his knowledge of dry fly fishing is truly phenomenal. It has been said that one hour with Nate is like gaining10 years’ experience on how to fish a dry fly. Should you have the opportunity, attend one of Nate’s presentations—it will change the way you dry fly fish forever!!

Nymph Fishing 101                       

Friday April 21st: 9:00 to 10:00 am                        Saturday April 22nd: 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Devin Olsen: is a member of the Team USA Fly Fishing and owner of Tactical Fly Fisher ( His program will cover Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques. The case for European nymphing over other styles of nymphing, European nymphing gear, Rigging European nymphing leaders, Casts for European nymphing, Covering 180 degrees of presentation and Advanced techniques for landing fish.  Fly Fishing competitions have exposed me to tactics and techniques form incredible teammates and fellow anglers across the globe.

Streamer Fishing 101                       

Friday April 21st: 2:30 to 3:30 pm                        Saturday April 22nd: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Larry Larson: is the owner of Snake River Fly (https:/ a 4200 Sq. Full Service Fly Shop located in Pocatello, Idaho.  He has also spend 20 +years behind the oars guiding for the Lodge at Palisades Creek and 12 years teaching Fly Fishing Class at ISU.   Streamer fishing is one of Larry favorite ways to fish and it always produced his larges fish of the year.