AFFTA Announces New Denver Fly Fishing Trade Show

December 18, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Angling Trade broke the news this afternoon that the American Fly Fishing Tackle Association (AFFTA) has decided to create its own fly fishing trade show. The new event will take place in Denver in the third quarter of 2010.
Two weeks ago we reported that AFFTA had severed its relationship with Nielson, who had been running the FFR show in Denver for several years. As AFFTA Chairman Alan Gnann stated in this afternoon’s press release, “Throughout our careful and deliberate evaluation it became abundantly clear that a general fishing tackle show (ICAST) or a general outdoor show (Outdoor Retailer) would not serve the best interests of the of the fly fishing trade. It was also very apparent that the new found interest in fly fishing by these organizations was not aligned with AFFTA’s mission, making the decision very clear.”