Denver, Colorado, USA is the birthplace of the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show despite being held in other locations each year. Tackle Trade World is IFTD’s biggest sponsor and American Fly Fishing Tackle Association the organizers.
We must agree that this year’s show was nothing ever seen before with 156 exhibitors booking slots 10 months prior to the D-Day.
The show witnessed the largest population ever in its history with 2,251 attendees showing up. This is a 97% increase from the 2017 and a 137% rise compared to 2018.
It is disheartening when every such show or conference laments about environmental degradation without tabling possible solutions to counter it. We are proud of IFTD for being at the forefront of environmental conservation for sustainability.
As it strives to turntables and clean the planet, so does the tackle industry grow-hitting two birds with one stone. The major initiative this year was the KICKPLASTIC Coalition to ensure a greater reduction in energy-use footprint and make IFTD a plastic-free zone.
While Michigan is famous for freshwater angling, Florida boasts exemplary spots for saltwater fly fishing. No fly fisherman or woman will put down an offer to visit either or both states. Florida has a wide range of inland waters and each is worth checking out.
If you have a thing for bass, you can find these chaps almost anywhere in this state. It doesn’t matter if you are fishing one of the city-side canals or sampling quiet ponds. Take time to visit the mangrove swamps, flats, and estuaries to find out what they harbor.
Florida is well endowed and surrounded by what Mother Nature offers as fly fishing spots. Statistically, the state boasts more than 10,000 miles in rivers, 7,700 miles of lakes, and about 2,300 miles of the tidal shoreline.
The endowments of Mother Nature in Michigan are innumerable. In the whole of the US, Michigan flaunts the most miles of waters to fly fish in with over 11,000 lakes and hundreds of rivers. It makes sense since the state is bordered by 3 of the great lakes, Michigan, Superior and Huron. With all that water you know it’s got to be good.
A decent number of magazines and publications have voted it as the best fly fishing state in the continent. Even if you spent a lifetime angling, you’ll never fish it exhaustively here.
Digging out the depths of fly fishing history, it has been a frequented fly fishing destination for over centuries now. It birthed the famous Trout Unlimited conservation program, the ADAMS dry fly, and many reputable tackle companies.
More and more women are craving water. Either for healing, joy, adventure or as a profession. What was initially a male-dominated sport is now seeing a turn of situations. Straight from the manufacturing department to the actualization of the sport, it is enough to say that soon there is going to be a massive number of the feminine gender on the water than you could expect.
Manufacturers are exhibiting their prowess in the production sector. We now have fly fishing gear with a specific cut and fit for women. If you could pose a question randomly, the majority of lady anglers will attest to greater improvements in the creative areas. We have influential female anglers who have stood out to publicize angling. There is pretty much more on their plates than you can imagine. Having to juggle between their social lives, personal growth and development, family life, and careers, it is unspeakable that they have everything in order.
As they live to fish, they are generous enough to share their adventures with the world through their social accounts. What is more special is their zeal and determination to pull along other females on their posts in the comment section. Some are all-rounders as they love to hike, hunt, explore, and fish. You need to click on the follow button if you haven’t.
(all images from ladies instagram feeds)
RIO, Scientific Anglers, Airflo, Orvis, and Cortland are household names when it comes to the manufacture of the best trout fly lines that the angling industry has ever had. RIO Products isn’t in the limelight for the first time. The brand presented its In-Touch sinking line in the EFTTEX 2012 show where it took the crown.
In 2013, the revolutionary Perception floating trout fly line took the Best New fly line in the same EFTTEX awards. These are just a few. Recently the RIO Technical Trout Fly Line did the brand proud yet again by coming top in the 2019 EFTTEX Awards Best Fly Line category. If you are a lover of the fabled trout rivers like Delaware, it is crucial for you to be outfitted with the right gear for freshwater needs.
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