The end of the first day of the 2009 FlyFishing Retailer Show at the Colorado Convention Center leaves us going back for more on Friday. We are getting ready to embark upon the show floor to hit the booths we did not see yesterday.
Thursday was busy with meetings that included, Scientific Anglers, Simms, G.Loomis, International Sportsmen’s Expo, Costa Del Mar, Dr. Slick and others. The best part about Friday is our ability visit other manufacturer’s booths and displays.
My gameplan is to test all of the new fly rods and provide our initial feedback back to you. I will also be stopping by some of the other terminal tackle booths to see what new gadgets are available and is there anything innovative that must be on the list for 2010.
Below are pictures of the various products we are giving a two thumbs up rating to from our initial touch and feel.
Simms Guide Windstopper Jacket… Warm, waterproof and comes with a removable hood. Great for fishing on cold days.
Costa Del Mar Zane Glasses… Available in all lens styles, light frame, anti-fog vents and is made for those that require a larger sized frame.
C&F Design Flybox… They now have a screw-in page for the smaller box which provides security of your flies from falling out and floating down the river.
Loon Outdoors Sharktooth… Definitely a winner and a gadget for all anglers. It is a tippet spool band with a plastic slot to cut your tippet without you having to fumble for your nippers.
Titan Rod Vault… Finally someone has come up with a rod case to attach to your vehicle that is secure, solid, rigid and locks your rods up for security. It holds three rods and there will be more to come on this.
Unibobber… You ask what is this… From the makers of the Thingmabobber. These guys are getting creative in the use of the Thingmabobber. For 2010 it is a parachute hopper. I will be adding to the fly box.
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