The only saltwater fly fishing festival in Virginia
We will again feature the F3T Film Tour and in 2018 are celebrating some of the best saltwater and freshwater fly fishing talent VA has to offer! LOF is pleased to announce our Legend forum will be hosted by Captain Chris Newsome of Bay Fly Fishing and Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing. We’re looking forward to another great event and are excited to donate all event proceeds to the the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Lynnhaven River Now, The Elizabeth River Project, and the Navy Seal Foundation. Save the date, March 10, 2018; see you there!
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
4:00 PM: Doors Open
5:00 PM: Food is served
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Presentations from Colby Trow & Chris Newsome
7:00 PM: Final Bids on Silent Auction Items
7:00 PM: Presentation of this year's F3T (Stoke Video)
Silent Auction Items
Kevin DuBois Fly Box
Ben Hinckley Fly Box
Full Day Guided Trout Trip with Matt Reilly
Teak Cooler from Dragonfly
Capt. Steve Bowman Carving
Reel Local Print
Galvan Torque Reel
BOTE Drift Inflatable Paddleboard
Mossy creek Guided Trip
Rob Choi Fish Print
Jaybo Art Prints
David Nash Watercolor
Wild River Press Book Series
Hatch 7 Plus GEN 2 Finactic reel
Salt Minded Half Day Trip
Tommy Mattioli Fly Box
Wingman Guided Trip
Tenkara USA Rhodo Rod
Bonafida SS 127
More to be announced soon. Interested in donating an item? Contact us for more information.
This Year's Legends
Capt. Chris Newsome is a native of Tidewater, VA growing up in the small town of Cobbs Creek. He spent countless hours as a youth exploring the unique Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and later augmented his outdoor knowledge with a degree in marine science from Old Dominion University. After college, Chris obtained his captain’s license and started guiding fly and light tackle anglers on Virginia’s saltwater. Today, after 18 years in the guide business, Capt. Newsome bases charters out of his home waters in Mathews County.
His passion for the sport and all-around expertise has led to national exposure in many media outlets such as the New York Times. Capt. Newsome is a stalwart conservationist and uses his marine science knowledge to educate clients and the public about the need to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Colby Trow was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in the outdoors fishing, skiing, and windsurfing with his family all over the world. Fly fishing has been a passion for him since he was 10 years old and his professional career began at age 14 when he started commercially tying flies for shops and clubs. Throughout his college years, Colby spent summers instructing fly fishing classes and guiding in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.
He and his brother opened Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, VA in 2003 and since have grown the business to include a shop, online retail, a fly fishing school, and a stable of 10 guides that specialize in trout, smallmouth bass, muskie, carp, and Tenkara fly fishing.
Colby organizes the Mossy Creek Invitational annually, one of the largest fundraisers for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), and has been presented with the PHWFF national Patriot Award for his sustained extraordinary service from 2006-2017. Colby Trow is a legend in anyone’s book and we’re lucky to call him a native son of Virginia.