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We hope everyone is enjoying the peak fall colors and fly fishing as the weather cools down and we begin approaching the holiday season. If you followed our trade show route earlier in the year, then you know that we do a lot of traveling in the spring and summer to promote our new products and meet with our customers. If you didn’t get to see us at one of those shows, then you’ll be glad to know that we have two more trade shows planned before the end of the year. And if you’re a fan of Bob Clouser and his fly tying workshops, we also want to let you know about a special appearance that he’s making at an additional fly fishing show in New Jersey.
Keep on reading to see where we’re visiting next, and come on out to learn more about our products and maybe do some early holiday shopping!
Show: “Cherokee Hooks and Hackles: A Fly Tiers’ Retreat”
Where: Cherokee, NC
When: November 4-6th
Who Should Attend: Fly tiers of all experience levels
For More Information: http://www.southerntrout.com/blog/2016/7/30/cherokee-hooks-hackle-a-fly-tiers-retreat
Whether you tie your own flies or want to get started, the Hooks and Hackles Fly Tiers’ Retreat is a great opportunity to learn from over 60 professional fly tiers from across the southeast. On November 4th and 5th, 15-20 fly tying stations will be set up around the venue with 8-foot tables and ample seating for people to watch and ask questions. Four 2-hour sessions will occur throughout the day to rotate among the various fly tiers and show off different techniques and patterns.
In addition to fly tying, attendees can shop from various outdoor and fly fishing vendors, including the Chota booth! The Tennessee Casting for Recovery group will provide food, and folks can also enjoy sightseeing and shopping around Cherokee.
If you attended the fly tiers’ event in Townsend, Tennessee last year, then you’ll already have a good idea of the format and what to expect. Admission is free, so come for as long as you want, bring friends and family, and have a great time!
Show: International Fly Tying Symposium
Where: Somerset, NJ
When: November 19-20th
Who Should Attend: Anyone who loves Bob Clouser!
For More Information: http://flyfishingshow.com/somerset-nj/
We may not be attending this show personally, but our Pro Staff member Bob Clouser is one of the featured fly tiers at the 26th annual International Fly Tying Symposium. If you attend the Hooks and Hackles retreat and decide that you can’t get enough of fly tying, then head north to New Jersey for this event, which features over 100 fly tiers, 100 exhibit tables, plus lectures and celebrity fly tiers every hour. Bob Clouser has already announced that he will be tying his new series of Clouser/Kreh and Clouser Minnow Bend Back Flies that can be cast on light fly lines, from 5-weight to 7-weight.
We love having Bob Clouser on our Pro Staff, and he does a fantastic job of promoting his favorite fly fishing products and teaching people how to enjoy fly fishing. Plus he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, so head over to the symposium if you live anywhere near Somerset! Admission is $15 for Saturday, $12 for Sunday, or $22 for both days, and children under 16 are free.
Show: Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo
Where: Asheville, NC
When: December 2-3rd
Who Should Attend: Fly fishers of all ages and experience levels…plus last-minute holiday shoppers!
For More Information: http://wncflyfishingexpo.com/
We’re wrapping up our 2016 trade show season with the 8th annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo in Asheville, NC. This show is the Southeast’s largest event for fly fishers, averaging over 1,000 guests over the weekend. Over 70 booths will feature local fly shops, artwork, destination lodges, and the latest fly fishing gear. Seminars and casting pond demonstrations will showcase distinctive tactics for fly fishing throughout the Southeast, from trout to bass and musky.
We love attending the WNC Fly Fishing Expo, as it’s a consumer-friendly show and offers seminars and education for fly fishers of all experience levels. We will have our booth stocked with all of our best-selling boots, as well as Hippies, South Fork Waders, and discounted show specials! This expo will also be the trade show debut of our Hybrid High-Top Felt-Soled and Rubber-Soled Wading Boots, so if you’ve had your eyes on them in our recent blog posts, then now is the time to try them on and take them home!
People often attend this show for the sole purpose of buying holiday gifts for their outdoor-loving friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you there! Admission is $15 at the door and free for children 16 and under.
Stay tuned for more trade show updates! We’ll have additional coverage on the WNC Fly Fishing Expo and announce our 2017 trade show schedule in future blog posts! Until next time!
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