February 24, 2018

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To celebrate our 16th Fly Fish NH Show we will be adding double the presentations and seminars. Also we are working to expand the vendor area and adding more exhibitor spaces.

The 16th Annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show will take place at the Executive Court Banquet Facility located at 1199 South Mammoth Rd. in Manchester, NH on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Exhibitors Attending  15th Annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show

Broadside International Cabins at Lopstick Casting for Recovery
Custom Fly Fishing Products Dan’s Fly Shop Fish Story Guide Service
Fisherman’s Choice Custom Fly’s Fly Spoke Custom Rods HMH Vises
Lac Bohier Camps Lou Zambello Mountain High Fly
Mr. Ed’s Fly’s Merrimack River Valley TU NH Wildlife Federation
NHF&G Operation Game Thief NH Guides Assoc. NH River Guides
North Country Angler North Eastern Council IFFF Opechee Trading Post
Safet Nikocevic Custom Flies Stripers Forever  Dette’s Trout Flies
Osprey Fishing Adventures Project Healing Waters Samantha  Aronson
Shadcreek Flies Shoals Fly Fishing The Fly Rod Shop
United Fly Tyers Wildlife Heritage Foundation  NH  Joe Calcavecchia Saltwater Fly’s
Kretchman Fly Rod Co Stripers Forever D.Mac Custom Fly Rods
Fisherman’s Choice Custom Fly’s Capitol City Fly Tyers Trecko and Papa
Sunny Brook Nets Northwind Outfitters Guide Service Alberto Jimeno
Peggy Brenner Scott Biron Rising Tide Angler
Tom Jutras Fishing Guide    

Presenters and Seminar’s




Bob Shannon



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logo zakCaptain Zak Robinson of Rising Tide Angler   

Captain Zak will be giving out tips & tricks on fishing Striped Bass along the NH Seacoast.                              

Rising Tide Anglers offers guided fly fishing and light tackle trips from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Rhode Island on an 18 foot Action Craft.

Capt. Zak Robinson has a passion for sharing the ocean with new and experienced anglers alike.

The local waters offer excellent fly fishing and light tackle opportunities for Striped Bass and Bluefish.

Rhode Island has an great late summer/fall Bonito and False Albacore fishery.     










Fly Tiers Attending the 15th Annual Fly Fish New Hampshire Show




Peggy Brenner: Peggy resides in NH, one hour from some of the best saltwater and freshwater fly fishing in New England. She has been tying for  two decades + now; my specialty is flies that fish well in New England and on down to the Florida Keys. Starting with the basic trout and saltwater flies, progressed to Classic Maine Streamers and now Classic Salmon flies with a one year apprenticeship through the NH Council for the Arts; Traditional Arts Program. Newly retired, I have my second apprentice through the same program for a year(2017) to pass on the skills. She ties for a select group of customers, as well as giving instruction with a focus on Ladies and children’s classes, presentations, and demonstrations around the country for shops and clubs. Peggy was a feature fly tyer as part of the; “A Graceful Rise” exhibit featuring women of the past, present, and future influential to the world of fly fishing at the American Fly Fishing Museum. Peggy is a Board member Fly Tying Group and Fly Tying Chair of the IFFF Faire, past President of International Women’s Fly Fishers, Advisor to United Fly Tyers, Peggy is  also a member of several pro staff teams including Whiting Farms, Partridge of Redditch, Regal and several others. Mostly I enjoy fly fishing and sharing the sport with others.


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Scott Biron: Scott cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of route 26 in NH and his favorite the Androscoggin River. An active fly tying instructor for NH Fish & Game and is popular tying and instructing in regional shows. He’s a 2017 recipient of the NH Traditional Arts Grant where he is studying under Peggy Brenner in an apprenticeship program. They are focusing on NH fly tyers and many of their lost patterns. Scott enjoys instructing individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. He is the instructor of a popular 6:15am fly tying group for middle school aged students. Each year he is an volunteer instructor at Camp Barry’s Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 campers in fly tying and fly fishing. A member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and a recent author for the NH Wildlife Journal with an article on caddis flies.


Safet Nikocevic: Self taught, hand fly tier, Safet was introduced to the wonders of fly fishing and fly tying at very young age. This began at the age of ten when he and his buddies chased roosters in the yard and hoped to get a perfect feather for a fly. He felt nothing is more fun than seeing seven inch brownies flipping and kicking. Born and raised in Montenegro (former Yugoslavia) near the finest rivers with no fishing store anywhere to be found and where hooks were real treasure. He spends his free time tying by hand and using simple materials such as grandmothers treads sheep’s wool or a chicken’s feather. He immigrated to New York City in 1993 and here he brought his fist vise Dyne-King Aristocrat #627 in a fishing store that he never saw before, Urban Angler NY, and started commercially tying for them. Safet spends free time on the finest river, East Branch in Upstate New York. Safet’s flies are very durable and productive and he is involved with fly tying demonstrations at fly fishing shows and various fly shops all over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Safet continues his fly tying pursuits through participation in some of the industry’s biggest shows, such as the International Fly Tying Symposium. Safet is a very proud full time employee of the piano company Steinway and Sons where he makes flies during his lunch breaks and everybody that knows him calls him a fly maker. He is also very active and very respectful Karate Instructor in Astoria’s Dojo. Using only the highest quality materials in a very creative ways, Safet flies are excellent very durable and effective.





Joe Calcavecchia: Joe is a production tier, a saltwater master fly tier, and the creator of many splendid fly patterns such as the Striper Dragon and the Bonita Bear. He has been tying commercially for the past twenty-five years for fly shops in the New England region. He is also a fly designer for Spirit River. He is a master teacher in fly tying and instructs students with a jovial manner that is always infectious to everyone in attendance. Joe has taken part in many fishing Expos where he has been presented as a premier fly tier.

  Alberto Jimeno                                                                                       Alberto_Bio


Fishing has always been a big part of Alberto’s life. Growing up on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Lima, Peru, his father and grandfather instilled a love of fishing at an early age. He did not start fishing freshwater, albeit with a spin rod and artificial lures, until he attended college in Pennsylvania in the mid-90s. The Little Lehigh and Bushkill creek were his fishing haunts back then. Alberto started fly fishing and tying flies in the year 2000, when a job in the semiconductor industry brought him to New England. Fly tying and fly fishing have always gone hand-in-hand for him. Nowadays he enjoys fishing for trout and smallmouth bass in the rivers and lakes of New Hampshire, his favorites being the Ellis, the Merrimack, and Squam Lake. He was a 2016 recipient of a NH Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant where he studied tying techniques for classic New England streamers and Atlantic salmon flies under Peggy Brenner. He has contributed articles to the popular fly-fishing website He also had the opportunity to tie some of the flies featured in Gary Soucie’s book, “Woolly Wisdom”. Locally, he is an active member of the Capitol Fly Tyer’s group.





This venue offers many advantages:

  • Easily accessible, I-93, Exit 5 or I-293, Exit 1
  • Larger exhibit area
  • Presentations will be made in the same building as the exhibit area
  • Easy admissions process




Easy access from I-93 Exit 5 or I-293 Exit 1 past the Mall of NH

 From the South: take I-93 north to exit 5, go left at the bottom of the ramp, follow up 3.2 miles to the Executive Court Banquet Facility located behind the Yard Restaurant.

From the North: take I -93 south to exit 5, at the bottom of ramp go right, follow up 3.2 miles to the Executive Court Banquet Facility located behind the Yard Restaurant.

From the West: take Rt. 101 east I 293 east to Exit 1 for the Mall of NH, turn right follow past the Mall, follow South Willow St. 2.0 mile to the Executive Court Banquet Facility on the left.

From the East: take Rt. 101 west to I-293 to exit 1, at ramp end go left onto South Willow St past the Mall of NH, follow down for 2.0 miles. Executive Court Banquet Facility on the left.