First Annual Gear Swap & Casting

Avid Angler is hosting a fly fishing gear swap and fly casting event!

Where? Lake Forest Park Town Center Parking Lot, map
When?Father's Day Weekend - June 15th from 2pm till 6pm
Register as a Seller
(must register by 10am before the event)

Schedule of Events

2pm tables open
3pm - 330pm Fly casting faults demo by Avid Angler staff
4pm - 430 pm Single Hand Spey demo by Bill Wheeler
430pm - 6pm - Open casting (limit casting to 2 minutes per rod)
(new rods and representatives available to answer questions)

This is a free event for buyers, 20 bucks for sellers. We have demonstrations by WSFFI master certified casting instructor Bill Wheeler & Avid Angler staff. And bring some cash to buy gear from your peers. ATM's are also on site.

Cast new rods from G Loomis, Scott, Sage, Winston, CF Burkheimer, Thomas & Thomas


Items we've heard folks are bringing to sell -

Hebert Minor capes - gold grade

Outcast PAC 900, boat accessories

Bauer reels, Hatch reels, Sage and Hardy Perfect wide drums (3 3/4", 4")

Wheatley fly boxes

Classic Spey Flies

Sage 99, Z-Axis 690-4, Echo DH2, Spey Flies

Slightly used fly lines for trout, salmon and steelhead

. . . . and a whole lot more!

We provide sellers with 6 foot banquet table.

For those selling gear, you must register here. If you would like to buy gear, no need to sign up, just stop by and haggle or trade for used fly fishing gear.

And if you would like to donate gear, we will have a representative on hand from The Mayfly Project.


BBQ at event
2 dollar hot dogs.  FREE for sellers!

Fine Print

Do I need to register for this event?
You only need to register if you intend on selling. You do not need to register to attend this event as a buyer.
To register for a table please click here and purchase your table.

Will Avid Angler be selling gear?
No, Avid Angler will not be selling used gear. The store will be open during the event, but this event is for the community to sell gear to each other and help clear out that basement!

What can I sell?
First of all, gear should function and be in decent condition. No broken rods or reels that don’t spin. Other than that, expect to see fly fishing rods, reels, personal float tubes and pontoon boats, flies, vintage tackle, packs and bags.

What can I not sell?
Personal safety equipment (life vests, throw bags, helmets), knives, guns, bear spray. Please use your judgement here, but The Avid Angler can ask you not to sell certain items it deems unsafe.

How can I pay for items?
All transactions are cash only, unless a buyer has a way to transmit money to the seller (Venmo, etc.)

Have something that didn’t sell or want to donate?
Take them home, as we will not be selling items, or donate them. We will make sure they go to a place they will be appreciated and used! On this event we are partnering with The Mayfly Project. From the TMP website - their “mission is to build relationships with children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, feel supported, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors.”