The only saltwater fly fishing festival in Virginia

We will again feature the F3T Film Tour and in 2019, we are lucky to have Sarah Gardner as our legend. Sarah runs the Fly Girl in North Carolina and is one of the best anglers out there. Save the date, March 9, 2019; see you there! 

 

Location

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Schedule

Doors open: 4 – 430

Sarah Gardner: 430 – 530

Intermission/Food: 530 – 615

Film Part 1: 615 – 730

Intermission: 7:30 - 8

Film Part 2: 8

 

Silent Auction Items

To be announced soon.

Interested in donating an item? Contact us for more information.


This Year’s Legend

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Captain Sarah Gardner

Home Waters: I'm a life-long angler and started my fly fishing career about 30 years ago in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, but coastal North Carolina is my home now.

Boat: 23' Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman, "Fly Girl."

BIO: SAGE & RIO Ambassador, Patagonia Ambassador, photographer, writer, videographer, instructor. Personal beliefs on fly fishing: Mindfulness. You must always pay attention to what Mother Nature is telling you, even when you are charging a pod of breaking fish. Always pay attention to other activity and your bottom machine.

Targeted Species: Everything that swims in Mid Atlantic saltwater. This includes cobia, blues, spotted sea trout, red drum, false albacore, Spanish mackerel and a variety of sharks. I also host international trips to Baja, Bahamas and Guatemala with my husband Capt. Brian Horsley.

Preferred Fishing Method: My favorite method is fly fishing, but I'm not exclusive and will happily pick up a spinning Rod. I think fishing with and understanding a variety of gear makes you a better angler. However, to become a better fly angler you must resist switching to spin when conditions become difficult or fish get picky.