Branson Fly Fishing Expo: July 28 & 29

The Springfield and Branson Chapters of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association will hold their first annual Fly Fishing Exposition this year on July 28th and 29th. It will be a celebration of everything fly fishing and it will be held in one of the premier trout fishing areas of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri. We have a fine venue at the Branson-Hollister Lions Club Community Center at 1015 E. State Highway 76 approximately one mile east after you cross the bridge over Lake Taneycomo from Landing Boulevard.

We expect to have approximately 55 fly tiers demonstrating their skills, talking about flies, and sharing tying tips. We will have nearly 15 vendors and factory reps on hand to show you their products and make you a deal. We will raffle and auction off some fine tackle, nets, boots and waders, tackle bags, fly tying stations, artwork, signature flies, and more.

One of our members Larry Wegmenn will present a program about bugs of the stream and share his experience with people at the expo. Chip Allen will have a program on fishing micro jigs in the Ozarks.  Larry Clark from Oklahoma will talk to us about smallmouth bass fishing.

Also Naif Khoury will be there with a presentation about how to fish with the tenkara rod outfit.

Jerry Jester, will conduct youth fly tying classes for ages 6 through 16. Preregistration is encouraged to ensure you have a seat. Contact Jerry by phone at 417-848-5064 or email at He will have two classes each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon both Friday and Saturday.

Adults can learn from fly casting experts demonstrating their skills on our casting pool. We’re looking forward to a great Branson Fly Fishing Expo, and we hope we’ll see you there!