The FlyFishing Retailer 2006 Show, held August 24-26, 2006 in Denver, Colorado, was like opening day of trout season. More than 2,700 of the fly fishing industry’s business people converged on Denver for the show, creating a business environment overflowing with enthusiasm and energy.
Manufacturers come to this show to display their new products and existing lineups to the industry. Fly shop owners and managers, guides and pro staff members spend three days exploring the booths, viewing demonstrations and classes trying to see and absorb as much as they can at this annual industry event before placing their orders for the next season.
We took advantage of this extravaganza to interview several random manufacturers about the new products they were debuting and we did our best to highlight a variety that would interest you. We have not used any of the items discussed, and some are not yet available, so no personal endorsement is implied.
Listen in below to some short audio clips and hear the manufacturers describe some of the latest new products in the fly fishing world...
Interviews from the 2006 Fly Fishing Retailer Show
3M Scientific Anglers
Bruce Richards, Product Engineer for 3M Scientific Anglers, talks about two new fly lines they have developed the Lefty Kreh Signature lines and an advanced series of Spey lines.
Paul Johnson, Marketing Manager for Sage, introduces their "Rod for Recovery" which raises money for the Susan B. Komen foundation, an organization dedicated to education and research on breast cancer causes, treatment and the search for a cure.
Rick Pope, President of Temple Fork Outfitters, introduces a kit including rod, reel and line, designed by Left Kreh, for beginning fly fishers as well as their new bluewater lifting rods and high capacity Terry Hayden reels.