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Best Hotel for 2018 Fly Fishing Festival

Whether you’re a veteran caster or a complete amateur who’s long been entranced by one of the most elegant outdoor pastimes of all, you’ll learn a great deal—and have an all-around blast—at the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 11th annual Fly Fishing Festival here in Manchester, VT!

This is an amazing opportunity to hone your fly-tying and casting skills, check out the latest tackle, and enjoy some fabulous food and refreshments amid good company. And you’ll have choice accommodations just minutes away here at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa!

The 2018 AMFF Fly Fishing Festival

With this year’s Fly Fishing Festival on Saturday, August 11th, the American Museum of Fly Fishing celebrates its 50th anniversary: an extra-special occasion, in other words. It takes place from 10 AM to 4 PM on the museum grounds at 4070 Main St in Manchester, a short stroll away from our Luxury Collection resort.

A wide variety of vendors and organizations, from Black Bass Antiques and Carlson Rod Company to Southwestern Vermont Trout Unlimited and Vermont Fish & Game, will be on hand for the fish-focused proceedings. Throughout the festival experts will offer tutorials on fly-tying, casting, and the ins-and-outs of saltwater fly fishing, and you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands on some vintage rods.

Throw in fabulous refreshments from the much-loved Manchester food truck Mio Bistro Mobile, Mad River Distillers, and others, plus some rootsy rock-and-roll courtesy of Vermont musician Kelly Ravin, and you’ve got quite the recipe for a good time.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing

This year’s Fly Fishing Festival will be a well-deserved anniversary party for the American Museum of Fly Fishing, a singular institution begun back in 1968 by anglers to preserve the history and heritage of this exquisite form of angling. Its outstanding collections cover centuries of tradition from the United States and beyond.

The museum is open year-round, so be sure to pay it a visit anytime you come stay with us here at The Equinox.

The Equinox: Your Luxury Fly Fishing Headquarters

Here at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, we not only give you convenient access to the American Museum of Fly Fishing and its August 11th festival: We’re an all-around auspicious place to be for some top-quality fly fishing. We offer a popular package giving our guests the opportunity to take classes from the Orvis Fly Fishing School: a comprehensive overview of the sport covering fly and tackle selection, knots, and casting, benefiting from the school’s stocked casting ponds and proximity to the highly esteemed Battenkill River.

Come join us at The Equinox for the 11th Annual Fly Fishing Festival—and throughout the season for top-caliber Vermont fly fishing!

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