IFTD Trade Show

Fly Rod & Reel Offers Live Coverage from IFTD New Orleans

  • By: Greg Thomas
2011 IFTD Show

It’s the end of Summer and that means one thing to the fly-fishing industry and the people who make and sell all the gear we love—it’s time for the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in New Orleans.

This trade-only show should perk the interest of every fly-fisher on the planet because this is where all the new gear for the upcoming season is first revealed… months before you’ll see it in a local fly shop. At IFTD, writers and photographers also get their first look at that product and have an opportunity to separate the great from the good and the good from the bad.

For the first time, Fly Rod & Reel brings you behind closed doors in New Orleans via a live blog, reporting straight from the show floor. Our team has already sniffed out some leads and sneak-peaks, and we’re on the rumor trail, too.

Beginning August 18 you’ll want to visit www.flyrodreel.com and learn about the new rods, the fancy reels, the new fly lines, the hottest flies—everything that is fly-fishing. We’ll also tell you which are the best buys, as a lot of great product is being sold at very fair prices due to the economy. Also, IFTD isn’t all business; it’s a gathering of fellow anglers and friends and there are sure to be some entertaining stories told during a procession of after-hours parties that usually have attendees deep-sleeping on their flights back home.

Be the first to know. Set your browsers and your alarm clocks—our live coverage starts on Thursday, August 18, right here at the home of Fly Rod & Reel magazine, www.flyrodreel.com