The second annual Great Lakes Steelhead Expo is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rainbow Gardens.
The Erie Sports Commission said the expo will be expanded to include seminars with fly fishing experts including April Vokey and George Daniel.
Vokey is an ambassador for Patagonia clothing, apparel and gear company, host of the Outdoor Channel’s “Buccaneers & Bones” and a fly-tier specializing in northwestern steelhead patterns.
Daniel, a Potter County native, is a member of Fly Fishing Team USA, a two-time U.S. national champion and a lecturer and author.
The expo is put on by members of the Erie-based Pennsylvania Steelhead Association. More than 1,100 people are expected to travel to participate in the expo, which is scheduled to include more than 50 national and local vendors.
Entry fee is $15, and admission is free for children 15 and younger who are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For information on participation and sponsorships, contact Joyce Farrell at (814) 382-3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a story from the first steelhead expo in November 2011.