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By Skip Clement, publisher of Fly Life

Sage is big winner in Reno, Nevada

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]adly, not one of or our editors made it to Reno for the Fly Tackle Dealers Show. I went north to fish with Andrew Derr, Fly Life’s field editor; tackling some of his “hidden” spots for blues and a few stripers still showing up on the right tides, and Don Reed, fly tying editor, headed west for some “long overdue” trout fly fishing.

However, the show, we’ve been told, had a great deal more energy than usual and there was a lot of order taking going on.

For those of you who also didn’t make the show, here’s some new “gear” to think about. [read more]

Visit your local fly shop and find out what’s worth looking at.


Every few years, AFFTA contracts with Southwick Associates to conduct a comprehensive research survey on the trends in the American fly-fishing market. This study establishes the size of the retail fly-fishing market, provides detailed information for every major category of fly-fishing product and is an indispensable resource for any business or organization interested in tracking industry trend changes. The survey is provided free-of-charge to all AFFTA members. See our RECENT posts – [attention]Read FLM’s News: (AFFTA) August 21, 2012 for those stats[/attention]. Contact AFFTA and learn more [] [/information]


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