MidCurrent at This Week's Fly Fishing Retailer Show

September 7, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The annual Fly Fishing Retailer show kicks off Thursday in Denver, and MidCurrent will be there for three days asking questions, testing product and getting a first-hand look at all the new fly fishing gear that will go on sale this winter. Personally, I’m looking forward to casting Orvis’s new Hydros rods, Scott’s 2010 S4 models, and just about anything in the St. Croix Imperial line. (I actually need to find a four-piece one- or two-weight that I can pack into Rocky Mountain National Park, and to take bike-fishing.) I also want to try on Simms’s new pant-style waders and throw on one of Cloudveil’s new fishing packs. If this year is anything like the last few, we’ll end day three with sore feet and a last-minute dash to cover gear that didn’t get on the pre-show radar.
We’re also looking forward to asking manufacturers and marketers some focused questions from MidCurrent readers, as we do every year. Besides finding out how rod-makers will adjust to the success of mid-priced fly rods, who might win the fully-featured-vs-utilitarian wader wars in 2010, and whether sticky rubber soles are here to stay (with cleats?), we’d like to answer your questions to the product folks. So feel free to send them our way at [email protected], or to post your question below.
We’ll be blogging throughout the show — hopefully even from the Convention Center floor — and of course following up with our annual “Four Feet of Anything” new product review article once the show is over. We’ll do our best to address your questions one way or another.