Women – one of the fastest growing demographics in the sport of fly fishing – will fill the spotlight at the two largest of the seven editions of the 2015 Fly Fishing Shows. The shows in Denver (1/9-11) in the Merchandise Mart and Somerset, NJ, (1/23-25) in the Garden State Exhibit Center will feature female-centered activities during the Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase.
“We recognize the importance of women’s participation in the sport and, in response, are creating a total Women’s Fly-Fishing Showcase environment at both sites. If the response is as great as we anticipate, we’ll consider expanding the concept to other show venues in 2016 and beyond,” said Brooke Furimsky, Showcase Coordinator.
The Denver and Somerset Fly Fishing Shows will feature women’s beginner’s fly fishing, casting and fly tying as well as the history of women in fly-fishing, on-the-water etiquette, and the best women-specific gear on the market.
Early sponsors and participants in the Women’s Fly-Fishing Showcase are Orvis, Patagonia and Frontiers Travel.
Product sponsors such as Patagonia and Orvis will represent their women’s line of fly-fishing products during a two hour “Trunk Show Social” on Sat. afternoon during the shows.
Women anglers committed to workshops, question-and-answer sessions, instruction and demonstrations include Peggy Brenner (President of International Women Fly Fishers); casting champion Wendy Gunn; International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor Sheila Hassan; Casting for Recovery; and Maurie Sussman (Sisters on the Fly.)
“The industry has really responded to women’s demands for better products, thanks to more women in the sport as well as celebrity female anglers. We want to provide a comfortable and casual meeting place for consumers to connect directly with the makers of the best fly-fishing gear for women,” said Furimsky.
For additional information, participation and sponsorship availability, contact Furimsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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