Fly Fish NH Show Volunteers:

 Thank you all for volunteering at the 2020 Fly Fish NH Show last Saturday.  Your willingness to lend a hand wherever it was needed and your positive attitudes certainly helped make the show the great.  It seemed that whenever I needed someone to help out with something, one or more of you were always there to do it.  Many of you return year after year to donate your valuable time and significant efforts to make the Show a success.  And what a success it was!

 Some significant milestones of the 2020 Fly Fish NH Show:

  • Most exhibitor booths – 50
  • Most paid attendance – approximately 640
  • Most total attendance – a little over 800

The exhibitors especially appreciated your help.  I can’t remember how many times that a vendor told me that they exhibit at many of the fly fishing shows up and down the east coast and that this is their favorite.  They love the venue, the management of the venue, the setup, the attendance, the quaintness and the camaraderie.  And nowhere else they go do they have such friendly volunteers helping out as much as you all did.  I am very proud to represent a Chapter such as ours that has so many dedicated and friendly people willing to pitch in when needed.  I am sure that last Saturday’s attendees enjoyed themselves immensely at the Show and went home with an appreciation of what the Merrimack River Valley Chapter of TU was able to accomplish.

You should also be very proud and happy to learn that we collected $900 for the Ron Sowa Memorial Youth Fund raffle which we will be donating to the NH TU Kids Trout Camp in his name.

Best Regards,

Joel Kasper


Merrimack River Valley Chapter – TU


Fly Fish New Hampshire Show List of Exhibitors

Thank you FFNH Show Exhibitors for the best show ever !!!

Allagash Tails

Back in the Maine Stream

Broadside International

Cabins at Lopstick

Capitol City Fly Tyers

Casting for Recovery

Catchalure Fly & Lure Retriever

Chick Embroidery

Dan’s Fly Shop

Elliott’s Hand Tied Flies

F.D. Kretchman Rod Co.

Fly Fishers International

Fish On Streamers

Fish Story Guide Service

Fisherman’s Choice Custom Flies

Flyosophy Charters – Capt. Mark Dysinger

Fly Spoke Shop

Hill Country Guides

HMH Vises

Joe Calcavecchia Saltwater Flies

Lou Zambello/David van Wie

Merrimack River Valley Trout Unlimited

Nashua Flycasters

Native Fish Coalition

NH Fish & Game/Operation Game Thief

NH Guides Association

NH Rivers Guide Service

NH State TU Council/NH Trout Camp

NH Wildlife Federation

North Country Angler

Northwind Outfitters & Guide Services

Osprey Fishing Adventures

Red Brook Tenkara

Rising Tide Anglers

Samantha Aronson

Shadcreek Flies

Shoals Fly Fishing – Capt. Peter Whelan

Stripers Forever

Sunny Brook Nets

Tall Timber Lodge

The Fly Rod Shop

Three Rivers Stocking Association

Tom Jutras

Trecko & Papa

United Fly

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH



(Click link for printable copy)  Seminar Schedule 2020 Final

Saturday February 22, 2020

Seminars are held in the Roosevelt Room Next Door



Bill Bernhardt

Fly Fishing the Upper Connecticut Valley

with Lopstick Outfitters



Angus Boezeman

Fly Fishing Techniques and Strategies with an open Q&A


12:00 noon

Dave Kolesar

Fishing the Large Rivers of New Hampshire



Bob Shannon

Vermont Trout Streams: A Fly Angler’s Guide to the Best


Rick Little

Saltwater Fly Fishing – Lessons Learned



Lou Zambello & David van Wie

20 Awesome Places to Fly Fish in the Northeast

That You Haven’t Heard of or Tried



(Click link for printable copy) Fly Tying Demonstration Schedule 2020 Final

Saturday February 22, 2020


10:00 am

Scott Biron tying the Brookie’s Regret


11:00 am

Craig Andree tying the Articulated Brahma Fly, an improvement to the infamous Wooly Bugger


12:00 noon

Joe Calcavecchia tying “Effective Flies That Guides Use Every Day” 


1:00 pm

Danny LaPointe tying the Ausable Bomber,

a “mountain stream specialist”



Captain Mark Dysinger tying Fun With Crustaceans: Suggestive Flats Critters