North Arkansas Fly Fishers has announced that the 2021 Sowbug Roundup is cancelled with the next event scheduled for March 2022.
A notice in the January edition of the NAFF Tale Waters newsletter said that a 2021 event had the potential to become a super spreader event
The NAFF BOD has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Sowbug Roundup.
This was a difficult decision, but necessary. Last fall we decided to delay Sowbug from March to May.
At the time we hoped that the COVID situation might be sorted out by May and that there would be a modicum of normalcy. Anyone who follows the news can see that is not likely the case.
The number of cases and deaths from COVID are at an all time high. The rollout of the vaccine has been slow. The “experts” are saying that we might not start getting back to “normal” before next fall.
The shoulder to shoulder crowds and close discussions with tyers give Sowbug a lot of potential for being a “super spreader” event. We really don’t want that!
The uncertainty of the COVID situation will make it difficult to find volunteers, tyers, vendors, and attendees.
We are better served to save our efforts for a bigger and better show in 2022. We are all looking forward to Sowbug 2022 to be held on March 24, 25, and 26, 2022.