Florida Fly-Fishing Trade Shows for 2015
Florida is fortunate enough to host two major fly-fishing trade shows each year. This year the ICAST IFTD Show will be held in Orlando and the IFFF Expo in Fort Lauderdale. Both shows are loaded with all the best fly-fishing gear exhibits, casting pools, demonstrations, fly-tying, technical classes, and more. Fly-fishing celebrities will also be attending – see show schedules for details!
ICAST IFTD Show – Orlando, FL
JUL 14 – 17, 2015
This year’s ICAST International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) will be held at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Conference and events begin JUL 14, exhibition begins JUL 15. Major players in the fly-fishing industry will be attending, all sharing the latest and greatest products and services. As always, fly-casting and fly-tying demonstrations and instruction are always a great part of the ICAST IFTD Show. In addition, new and local manufacturers will be exhibiting their latest innovations. Be sure to pick up a 2015 IFTD Show Schedule and not miss out! Included are additional resource links for Attendees, Exhibitors, and a map to the convention center.
NOTE: This show is open to professionals only (i.e. buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, members of the media, exhibitors, etc.). Make sure you have the appropriate documentation (proof of profession) for access before approaching the Registration counter.
Feel free to e-mail AFFTA for any further questions…
IFFF Expo – Fort Lauderdale, FL
OCT 23 & 24, 2015
This year, the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) will hold it’s annual fly-fishing Expo at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Museum in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Exhibition and events are scheduled for FRI, OCT 23 and SAT, OCT 24. Many influential fly-fishing contributors will be in attendance, offering workshops and advice for all. Tom Logan and David Olson (Expo Chairmen) are designing a great program for this year’s Expo – Chico Fernandez, Flip Pallot, Jon Cave, Pat Ford, Sam Root, and David Lambroughton are among a few who will be contributing. As always, fly-casting and fly-tying demonstrations and instruction are always a great part of the IFFF Show. Admission is $25 and kids under 16 are FREE. On-line registration will open AUG 25 and close OCT 18. To attend the banquet you MUST register on-line. For up to date info on programs, workshops, fly-tying, casting instruction/ certification, vendor coordination, auction/ raffles, press/ advertising, social media, and general registration, see the on-line IFFF Expo resource. Here’s a map to the IGFA Museum.