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September 13, 2010

Deeter: Fly Trade Show Laden with Solid Products

By Kirk Deeter

The International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show just wrapped up in Denver, and I have to say I think the new product picture is looking pretty good. Sure, there was the usual array of new rods, reels, lines, and flies, but I was also impressed with the array of functional items to be introduced in coming months.


Take, for example, this smart idea that's certain to be a "Shoe- In" (that's what they're called) success from Orvis. Worried about wearing boots with cleats in a drift boat or raft? Simply slip these massive rubber flip-flops over your boots, and you're good to go. Who knows, you might even be able to sneak back in the house for that box of flies you forgot, without tracking in too much mud. Look for them next year... I'm sure they'll be staples in guide boats around the country.

For anyone interested in the inside scoop on the IFTD show, and where the industry is headed (the show will be in New Orleans next August) feel free to check out the commentary we just posted at www.anglingtrade.com. There are still challenges facing this show and this industry, but I think we're on a better track than we have been in recent years. And that's good news for fly fishers.

Many more product reviews will be coming your way via Fly Talk in the near future.

Deeter

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I do not wear cleats but I can see the boot sandal coming in handy while taking long walks to and from holes.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Good September issue of AT. After reading about the new rods in there, I am waiting to see what the jury says about the rods....I'd like to see a blind rod test done on the new stuff.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Deet ~ Thank you for the link. Maybe I need a second job so I can afford a couple of these "bargains."

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

how much free stuff have you gotten so far?

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from William Romeis wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

those fittover crocs will be on my feet. Why didn't I think of that.

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from Joe Demalderis wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Those flip flops are an excellent idea. Besides guides, (I know I'll stock several pairs) I think anglers with yaks, rafts, pontoons & canoes will find them handy too. Also the person who wants to jump in the fly shop for a minute and not have to peel off their waders.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I do not wear cleats but I can see the boot sandal coming in handy while taking long walks to and from holes.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Good September issue of AT. After reading about the new rods in there, I am waiting to see what the jury says about the rods....I'd like to see a blind rod test done on the new stuff.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Deet ~ Thank you for the link. Maybe I need a second job so I can afford a couple of these "bargains."

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

how much free stuff have you gotten so far?

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from William Romeis wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

those fittover crocs will be on my feet. Why didn't I think of that.

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from Joe Demalderis wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

Those flip flops are an excellent idea. Besides guides, (I know I'll stock several pairs) I think anglers with yaks, rafts, pontoons & canoes will find them handy too. Also the person who wants to jump in the fly shop for a minute and not have to peel off their waders.

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