Spent the weekend helping out on the GAIA stand at Flyfest held at Rheged nr Penrith. A fantastic venue for this event and there were lots of top fly tiers demonstrating their skills along with casting demonstrations and Vera did demonstrations on both days which were well attended and received.

The atmosphere was superb and everyone there was so helpful and it was nice to see the interest in fly tying and casting. When there was time available members of the public were encouraged to get hands on and have impromptu casting sessions and they all seemed to enjoy this and it was so good to see ladies and children getting involved and coming away with the big smiles which said it all. It was great to see 6 members of the NW Lady Fly Fishers turning up and they all enjoyed their time and probably made a few new fishing friends.

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