Sowbug Roundup 2019
Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, March 30
Baxter County Fairgrounds
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The Sowbug Roundup is a three day fly tying and fly fishing show that is held in Mountain Home Arkansas. The next Sowbug Roundup will be held March 28th, 29th, and 30th 2019. This is the 22nd year that the North Arkansas Fly Fishers (NAFF) have put on the Sowbug Roundup. The first Sowbug had 20 tyers and 150 attendees. The 2018 Sowbug had over 100 fly tiers and over 1000 attendees.The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tyers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tyer as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly.
Demonstrations by 100+ Expert Tyers, Seminars, Tying & Casting Instruction, Drawings, & Auctions
The Sowbug Roundup is the North Arkansas Fly Fishers sole annual fund raising event. The income from the raffles and silent auctions allow NAFF to finance its environmental and philanthropic activities. NAFF allocates $10,000 every year for scholarships to students majoring in the fishery or environmentally related