Outdoor Retailer Hosts 2014 Open Air Demo at Pineview Reservoir


From Outdoor Retailer:

Outdoor Retailer today announced that it will host the Open Air Demo August 5, 2014 at Pineview Reservoir at the Cemetery Point location, in Huntsville, UT. The location provides superior beach access, and serves as an ideal location for the outdoor industry’s premier exhibition and hands-on demo event.

Open Air Demo will offer show attendees unique access to the latest products and product experts from more than 130 leading outdoor brands, well before they are available to the market. The Open Air Demo experience puts the industry’s pioneering gear into the hands of key retail decision makers and media, giving them first-hand experience and insight into the latest apparel, camping, fly fishing, GPS/geocaching, hiking, hydration, paddlesports, SUP, travel and trail running-focused products.

“The Open Air Demo is an event I look forward to all year! This unprecedented opportunity gets key players in the industry up close and personal with cutting-edge summer gear and product,” said Kenji Haroutunian, Emerald Expositions vice president and Outdoor Retailer show director. “The Pineview Reservoir, Cemetery Point location is ideal for Continue reading

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Fishpond Expands Sales Team in the Northeast

crosbyFrom Fishpond:

Fishpond, Inc., creators of high quality fly-fishing and outdoor travel gear and accessories, add Crosby Beane to its respected sales team.

Beane joins fishpond after a position as the sales manager with Pure Fishing, Hardy North America. Prior to that, his passion for the sport grew when he owned Breckenridge Outfitters in Colorado. In addition to fishpond, Beane also reps Sitka Gear, Montana Fly Co, True Flies Clothing, TroutHunter, and Royal Wolff.

“My goal for fishpond is to align the brand with the finest retailers in the region to give the brand its duly respected position as the best technical fishing luggage and accessory brand on the market,” says Crosby. “I look forward to being a part of a team that is constantly running on the cutting edge in its category.”

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Lance Gray & Company introduce the Gray’s Indicator and Gray’s Indicator Leader System

lance_grayFrom Lance Gray & Company:

Lance Gray & Company of Willows, CA, along Tie-Fast of Chico, CA would like to introduce the Gray’s Indicator and Gray’s Indicator Leader System. Hand tied in the USA.

Lance & Lincoln Gray, local Northern California guides, developed the Gray’s Indicator and Leader System for use on their drift boat on the famed Lower Sacramento River.
Gray’s Indicator is designed with a large foam sphere for suspending large flies and designed with a stem to tell if you’re at dead drift. The indicator can be fished in a fixed or adjustable position. Bright Orange or Chartreuse 1” indicators are available. Retail price is $9.95 a package, two indicators per package.

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Bruce Chard and Kelly Galloup Join Airflow Design Team

From Airflow:

There’s nobody quite like Bruce Chard. If you’ve had the pleasure of spending time with this dude, I bet you’d agree. He’s passionate about what he does, and truly loves this sport.

We’re extremely fortunate to have Bruce’s experience to draw from. 23 years of full-time bonefish, permit, and tarpon guiding will teach you a lil’ something about saltwater fly fishing, and certainly a thing (or two) about the gear you need to make the day productive. Clear water, searing sun, and walloping wind makes enticing these tropical titans “challenging” to say the least. When it comes to flats fishing, tossing the right line can make all the difference.

“Tropical wind is no joke. We deal with it daily fishing the flats. Often, clients struggle to lay out long leaders and big flies casting into the wind. Our goal was to develop the new industry standard “go-to” saltwater line to help anglers overcome this obstacle, and be more effective on the water. Airflo’s Super-Dri technology coupled with a proven, award winning taper makes this the best saltwater fly line ever made. I’m so excited about these new lines. Having the opportunity to work with Airflo and Rajeff Sports is a dream come true”.

Kelly Galloup Joins Airflo Design Team

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Following Up IFTD


As we said before, we think this past IFTD show was a good one.  Speaking strictly from the Angling Trade perspective, we think we got work accomplished at this past event in Orlando.  And we think the general momentum felt good.  Once people realize that the show serves a different purpose now than it did, say, 20 years ago, they seem to embrace it.  But it’s on you to find out exactly what that purpose is…

But enough of our opinions.  We want to hear yours, the ones that matter.  Those of you who went to IFTD, please tell us what you thought by choosing the answer that most closely matches how you feel, and feel free to add to the comment thread.

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