Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fly Fishing Retailer

Fly Fishing Retailer 2008 Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado September 14-16. What is the Fly Fishing Retailer? FlyFishing Retailer World Trade Expo is where brands are launched, innovations are unveiled and connections are made. Designed for the specialty FlyFishing industry, where your manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, shop owners, internet shops, buyers, guides, outfitters, distributors, importers, exporters, press and industry influencers come to see all the new products being pushed by the manufacturers. This show is not open to the general public and you need to be connected to the flyfishing industry in one way or another to be able to attend.

Here is the list of some of the companies that will be exhibiting at the show.
Abel, AFFTA, American Fly Outfitters, Angler Sport Group, Angler's Book Supply, Bauer Fly Reel, Brodin Landing Nets, BW Sports, Canadian Fly Fisher, Chota Outdoor Gear, Clear Creek Products, Cliff Outdoors, Costa del Mar Sunglasses, Croakies, Dan Baileys Fly Shop, Dr. Slick, ExOfficio, Federation of Fly Fishers, Fetha Styx Custom Rods, Fishpond, Flambeau, G. Loomis, Galvan Fly Reels, Giorgio Benecchi's Products, Hardy, Hareline dubbin, Islander Reels, Keough hackles, Lagartun, Larva Lace, Loon Outdoors, Loop Tackle, Montana Fly Co, Nautilus Reels, NRS, Orvis, Patagonia, Petitjean Fishing, Rainy's, Redington, Rio, Ross Reels, Sage, Scientific Anglers, Scott, Simms, Spirit River, Streamworks, Targus, Temple Fork, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Vosseler, Wapsi Fly, Whiting Farms, William Joseph, and Yellowdog Flyfishing Adventures, just to name a few.

Note: Missing from this years exhibitors, is Cloudveil, which I find kind of funny since they are running a huge ad in the Fly Fishing Retailer Preshow guide. Both the show guide and website doesn't show Cloudveil as an exhibitor. They were at the recent Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. Which gets me to wonder why they are not showing or listed yet as an exhibitor at the upcoming Fly Fishing Retailer show. They are kinda of new to fly fishing community by a few years, so why would they not show at the Fly Fishing Retailer and run a huge one page ad as inspired angling apparel. They have great stuff. I have yet to try their waders and boots, or some of their accessories, but I am a huge fan of their shirts, pants, and regular clothing. Hmmm?

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