A perennial fixture of the fly fishing scene, the winter shows featuring vendors, tyers, and outfitters are highlights for anglers enduring the winter doldrums. With the premier expo holding events at seven locations across the country, and numerous other shows put on by sportsman’s groups and Trout Unlimited chapters, anglers from virtually anywhere can spend a day or weekend immersed in the culture of fly fishing.

I was able to attend the Fly Fishing Show at Marlborough, Massachusetts this year. Although it was barely 20 degrees outside, men, women, and children filled up the Royal Plaza Trade Center….