Published on August 1st, 2015 | by tidecaster0
2015 Orlando Outfitters Fly Fishing Expo
Following the success of their popular 2014 fly fishing expo. Orlando Outfitters held their 2015 fly fishing expo on Saturday, July 18. This year’s show once again followed the industry only International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) held in Orlando, at the Orange County Convention Center. The Orlando Outfitters expo was a great opportunity for the fly fishing community to demo some of the industries newest products showcased at the IFTD.
This was also a great opportunity to meet the manufactures that make the products you use when you are out on the water. This year’s show was held in two locations to offer a larger location for the casting demos and skiff manufactures. This was located just down the street at Orlando’s Blue Jacket Park. A shuttle bus running back and forth during the show hours was provided to make it easy to get to either location about every 10 minutes. The portion of the show held at Orlando Outfitters had reps, and company executives on hand to answer questions and products along with demos set up throughout the shop.
A couple of highlights of the show were fly tying demos by Enrico Puglisi and Chris Kincaid. Fly rod and line demos, pointers from Steve Rajeff, Mark Benson and other industry experts were also offered at the casting demo. Staff from East Cape Skiffs, Hell’s Bay Boatworks and Custom Gheenoe were on hand to answer questions about their skiffs. The Backcountry Flyfishing Association of Orlando presented a casting challenge. Another highlight was the raffle to benefit Casting for Recovery / Project Healing Waters. Last but not least free craft beer samples were also offered.
The companies who participated in the 2015 Expo were:
Backcountry Flyfishing Association of Orlando
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Burgers Gone Wild
Casting for Recovery
East Cape Skiffs
Echo Fly Fishing
Enrico Puglisi Flies
Flood Tide Co.
Galvan Fly Reels
Hatch – Premium Fly Fishing Reels
Hell’s Bay Boatworks
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
Scott Fly Rod Company
Simms Fishing Products
Strip and Feed Research
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