In June 2018, Fly fishermen and Atlantic salmon fly tiers from all over the world will experience the third edition of the Atlantic Salmon Fly International (“ASFI”), a gathering that is like no other. The first two ASFI events were held in Seattle, Washington, USA in 2014 and 2016. ASFI 2018 will be held in the beautiful capital of Atlantic salmon country, the City of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. Hosted by the Dieppe Fly Tying Club in partnership with Economic Development & Tourism Miramichi, the 2018 event will continue the celebration of the passion and art of the Atlantic salmon fly. ASFI 2018 will be exciting on multiple levels, not the least of which, given the popularity of ASFI I and II, it will be a three days event, to be held on June 22-24, 2018.

While the Internet continues to enhance information sharing, and there are local and regional fly tying groups like the Dieppe Fly Tying Club, ASFI’s aim if to cast a global net on Atlantic salmon fly tiers to not only learn and improve their tying skills, but, most important, continue to renew and grow relationships. In order to maximize this opportunity, the ASFI organizing committee has assembled a list of 80 internationally renowned Atlantic salmon fly tiers and hook makers to demonstrate their skills for the Atlantic salmon fishing and tying communities, and currently no less than 18 countries will be represented, from Japan to Lithuania.

The best Atlantic salmon fly tiers, creating beautiful hair wing flies to the most complex, gaudiest Victorian feather wings will demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge on tying and fishing these storied patterns. ASFI 2018 will not only feature world renowned fly tiers but also have hook making demonstrations, seminars, exhibitors, a kids corner, silent and live auctions, banquet and Atlantic salmon fishing opportunities for our guest tiers and their spouses.

  • Three days event
  • 80 fly tiers from 18 countries
  • Spousal program
  • Atlantic Salmon fishing opportunities before and after ASFI
  • Open to the public with more than 2,000 attendees expected to attend the event
  • Live presentations and seminars led by internationally renowned experts
  • A formal banquet
  • Silent and live auctions
  • All proceeds raised will be for the benefit of two local charities
  • More than 25 exhibitors and local fly fishing vendors
  • Economic impact for the region estimated to be 500 000$

Co-chair: Marc LeBlanc and Jacques Héroux

Jacques Héroux