Unfortunatley the Coronavirus pandemic has shuttered a major fly tying event.
The 32nd annual Northwest Fly Tier and Fly Fishing Expo scheduled for this weekend at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, chairwoman Sherry Steele said Monday afternoon.
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Council of Fly Fishers International.
“This was a major decision since this is our only fundraiser of the year,” Steele said. “But we have more than 2,500 people per day who come to this and we don’t want to take any chances. It’s a big financial hit for us, but it’s the right thing to do.”
Steele said the expo has grown ever year. In 2007, there were about two dozen vendors. This year’s event was slated to have more than 60 vendors.
LINK (via: Albany Democrat-Herald)