12th Annual Fly Tying Demonstration

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


  The art of fly tying and bamboo fly rod exhibit will take place at the Wayside Inn on Sunday March 17th from 10 am to 4 pm in the 2nd floor historic ball room.

Traditional  fly fishing was taught by fathers, mothers, uncles, friends etc. to children. Returning veterans from wars were taught fly tying to recover from injuries.

A license is not necessary to learn about fly tying. People from all walks of life learn to tie; from presidents, doctors, students, mothers, fathers, tradesmen, sons, daughters, grandkids, priests, teachers, housewives etc. take up the hobby.

Some of the best fly tyers in the world are women. It doesn’t matter what your marital status is.

  The public is invited and it’s free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is the 12th  Annual Fly Tying and Bamboo Fly Rod exhibit at the Inn. The first year was 2007. It was the late Doug Bugley  idea to stock Josephine’s Pond built by Henry Ford who owned the Inn in 1920 with trout.  Doug wanted a program where children and adults could learn about fly tying and fly fishing for trout. Mr. Bugley was the Beverage Manager at the Inn for 35 years passed away from cancer on 2009. It was his request to have event to continue.

  Fly tyers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine will be on hand teaching about tying flies for Trout and Salmon.  Fred Kretchman owner of Kretchman Bamboo rod Company from Maine will have rods on exhibit and offer free rod appraisal for antique bamboo fly rods

A live exhibit of Aquatic Insects will be on display, a favorite for children, adults especially teachers.

GPS users the Inn is at 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.

For more information:

Armand Courchaine
70 Kosmas Street                                            508-982-1931
Marlborough, MA 01752                               ajflyfish@yahoo.co