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
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.
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.
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 Flyanglersonline.com. 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.