It appears that there is an increasing interest in Fish-Ins and several of the participants on the bulletin board are actively exploring holding more of these informal gatherings. A Fish-In is a gathering of fly fishing guys and gals at some strategic location where they can get together and swap lies and flies and spend time fishing nearby waters. Over the years there have been several Fish-Ins in various parts of the country and several of them have become somewhat of a tradition.
There has been some confusion about how these events come about and how they are organized. While FAOL has been an active participant in several of these events we have no active role in planning, organizing or funding these events. We are happy to provide a forum for individuals that are interesting in planning and organizing these events but we are not responsible for them. If you are interested in attending one of these events you can find more information here and on the bulletin board.
The Central Washington Fish-in is usually held in May of each year in Ephrata Washington.
The Idaho Regional Fish-in is usually held in September of each year at the Three Rivers Resort, Lowell, Idaho.
The Michigan Fish-in is usually held at the end of June / beginning of July of each year at the Gates' AuSable Lodge in Grayling, Michigan
The Montana Fish-in
The Pennsylvania Fish-in is usually held in Early summer of each year at the Happy Acres Resort, Waterville, PA.
The S.E. Kansas Fish-in is usually held in June of each year at the mined land wildlife area in SE Kansas.