East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo

28th Annual East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo

March 22-23, 2024


About The Event

The 28th Annual East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo will return to the Mountain America Center in Idaho Falls, on March 22-23, 2024. The event is organized and hosted by the Snake River Cutthroats, Idaho Falls Chapter for both Trout Unlimited and Fly Fishers International. The Expo is the Cutthroats’ sole fundraiser to support their mission of habitat conservation and education. This year’s Expo will feature over a hundred fly tiers, including national award winners, demonstrating their tying techniques. A Video Fly Tying Theatre will highlight several notable tiers with a close-up view of their skills.  Workshops will be offered on casting, tying, and fishing, including women’s and youth specific workshops.  Destination and technique presentations will also be featured throughout the weekend.  Returning to the Expo this year is a large casting pond within Hero Arena, where casting gurus will be sharing their wisdom and where potential customers can try out new rods.  Dozens of vendors will be present, representing many aspects of the fly tying and fly-fishing community.  A variety of raffles and silent auctions will also be available throughout the day to Expo visitors.

Evening activities inside the Blue Cross of Idaho Conference Center will include an exclusive screening of the FLY FISHING FILM TOUR (F3T), the original cinema exhibition of international fly fishing, on Friday, doors open at 7:00 show starts at 7:30.  On Saturday night, the Expo will feature a lively banquet with raffles, silent auction, and live auction, foyer and raffles open at 5:00, banquet doors open at 5:30.  Both events are ticketed and will charge admission. To purchase tickets for both of these events, please visit https://srcexpo.org/

Admission to the 28th Annual East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo is free to the public.  The Expo will be open on Friday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM and on Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.  

About Snake River Cutthroats:

The Snake River Cutthroats is the oldest Trout Unlimited chapter in Idaho, founded by Dr Jim McCue in 1972 as the Upper Snake River chapter. Today the chapter has over 370 members. The membership area stretches from Blackfoot in the south to the Montana border on the north, and from Mackay in the west to the Wyoming border on the east, excluding the Teton Valley. In addition to the funds raised as part of the Expo, the chapter members donate hundreds of hours each year working on local conservation projects, such as planting willows to stabilize banks and provide shade and cover for trout, constructing in-stream structures to create holding water or to scour out spawning gravel, and building fence to exclude livestock from sensitive riparian areas. They have worked on protecting critical trout habitat on the South Fork of the Snake River as well as many of its tributaries, the Blackfoot River.  Projects in the basins of the North Fork of the Salmon and the Lemhi River have focused on helping endangered anadromous fish as well as resident fish populations. Conservation projects are typically done in cooperation with one of the state’s resource management agencies, including the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game; other conservation organizations such as the Nature Conservancy; the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes; as well as private landowners. For more information on this organization, please visit them at https://snakerivercutthroats.org/

Expo Admission is free to the public!