The MFFC 2008 Fly Fishing Expo

March 8th & 9th 2008 - Warren, MI

WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS YEAR? With such success the past three years at the MFFC Expo, more is in the works for 2008.

Some of the fun includes:

  • Return of the "Find the Fish" game for kids
  • Special Drawings - waders, fly fishing gear, women's apparel and more
  • The Fly Donation Creel
  • On-site Chair Massage
  • Guess What's in the Vest Contest

The show takes place at the Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. Check out the show details.

Hope to see you there! Fish On!


The MFFC 2007 Expo Recap

Reeling & Healing Midwest - MFFC

We ended the first quarter of 2007 with a bang at the MFFC Expo in Warren, MI.

Thanks to the Michigan Fly Fishing Club, our volunteers and supporters, Reeling & Healing Midwest had its best booth ever.

Once again we were located in the center of the show floor. This year we double the size of our booth space to accommodate our display and showcase our organization a bit better. To add a bit of fun to the booth and show, we had a theme this year. We had a luau! It’s not everyday you attend a fly fishing show and encounter Jimmy Buffet music, luau decorations, booth staff wearing Hawaiian shirts and bright colors, or receive a strand of colorful fish beads. Our fish beads necklaces were everywhere!

This year we debuted our flat panel screen with videos and our new booth backdrop that was donated to us by the DuPage River Fly Tyers. We sold our signature t-shirts, fish earrings, hats and raffled a Tiffany Fly Fishing key chain and a slot at the famed Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School (valued at $450).

Over 24 volunteers assisted with the booth over the two days of the show. They traveled from as far away as the suburbs of Chicago, and St. Joseph, Traverse City, Ludington, Spring Lake and Montague, Michigan and joined many from the Detroit area.

Our Fly Donation Basket was overflowing by the end of the show. We received numerous flies and will share the donations with our participants this year, as well as with Reel Recovery, Fishing Has No Boundaries and Project Healing Waters. As many of you know, we have always had a shortage of trout flies and welcome them with open arms. Our efforts to supply flies to all the participants this summer is close to becoming a reality.

Another hit of the show was the chair massage therapist, Laura, who worked her hands on many sore backs and shoulders. She generously donated a portion of monies to sponsor a participant at a summer retreat.

Special thanks to the Careys, Wally B. and Dave M. for all the prep work and transportation they provided.

Many thanks to all of the show attendees who stopped by and purchased raffle tickets and other items. Your support will help us send ten women to our retreats this summer.

Read more about our time at the show on our blog.

Wrap Up of the MFFC 2006 Midwest Fly Fishing Show

Reeling & Healing Midwest runs...


Reeling & Healing Midwest and Reel Recovery would like to thank the MFFC, all the exhibitors and the hundreds of show attendees who visited our booth. Also, a very, very, special thanks to those who pledged their support! We are grateful for your assistance.


Organizations that Helped

Scott Rods
Rio Products
Winston Fly Rods
Scientific Angler
Pere Marquette River Lodge
Hank's Fly Fishing

St Croix Rods

Creel Memories
The Grizzly Tyer  
Hole In The Wall Fly Fishing  
FedEx Kinkos  



A Call To Action

We need volunteers for our booth at the show.


From set-up to tear down, whether two hours or through the entire show, WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE on March 7,8 & 9.


Help us by sharing your retreat experience, selling raffle tickets for special prizes, selling apparel, organizing the booth, decorating - even coordinating the volunteer schedule, rooming list, picking up last minute items and scheduling post-show activities.


Drop us an email or phone 616-855-4017.

Individuals That Helped With The 2007 Show

Bob & Kathy C
Sharon G
Bonnie G
Renee M
MFFC Show Staff
David M
Ruthanne T
Gail M, Earring & Necklace Artist

Individuals That Helped With The 2006 Show

Bob & Kathy C
Sharon G
Bob & Charlotte C
Bonnie G
Carolyn R
Geoff & Jaclyann K
Rebecca S Our Official Fly Tyer
Jim B Bamboo Rod Craftsman
Joe S
Kevin L
MFFC Show Staff
David M
Ruthanne T
Mike Cox
Jerry D
Tony P
Brad W
Jeff Counts
Todd S
Ben H
Bo B
Kevin F
Sam S
Gail M, Earring & Necklace Artist
Peter A
The Kings
Stan the Man
Amy A
Brad W