Originally conceived by Tom Helgeson, The Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo has been a fixture of the Upper Midwest fly fishing community for many years.  Minnesota Trout Unlimited has led the Expo since 2016 and expanded the Expo to help focus on its core mission:


” The Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo is a celebration of fly fishing, its environs and the people who share in its majesty.”


Our expo is the largest fly fishing event in the region. With vendors from the Midwest and across the country including fly shops, guides, top brands, outfitters and non-profits, we offer the newest and best in the world of fly fishing. We also place a strong emphasis on fly fishing education and there will be over three dozen free programs and seminars, as well as on-going free casting instruction taking place over the three days of the event. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Minnesota Trout Unlimited.

Presented by Minnesota Trout Unlimited

Minnesota Trout Unlimited represents several thousand members and seven chapters in Minnesota. Its mission is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain Minnesota’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. MNTU believes that a strong community of anglers, conservation organizations and businesses working together and engaging with the resource is key to maintaining the waters we care about. Proceeds from this expo will help fund MNTU’s mission.


As the expo approaches, check back on this website and our social media pages, for information on presenters, schedules, and the exhibitors that have signed on.


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