Greater Atlanta, the ninth largest population center in the U.S, will play host to one of the 2017 editions of the Fly Fishing Show™, announced President and CEO Ben Furimsky.
The Atlanta Fly Fishing Show is scheduled for Feb. 3 and 4. The Georgia show dates will replace the North Carolina show, said Furimsky, adding, “It is unfortunate that we have a limited number of show and travel weekends to work with and the demand to do Atlanta was just too great.”
The Fly Fishing Show™ will be held at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, in suburban Duluth. The site was formerly called the Gwinnett Center.
“Atlanta is an ideal show location, within hours of fly-fishing venues from native trout streams to saltwater flats,” said Furimsky. “Additionally, the expanded site at Infinite Energy Center gives us the room for a watercraft area showcasing both fresh and saltwater boats designed for fly-fishing including inflatables, kayaks, center consoles, flats skiffs, drift boats and Jon boats,” said Furimsky.
In addition to approximately 100 new product and vendor exhibits, the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show will feature some 60 demonstrations, fly-casting and fly-tying seminars, films, tackle and gear each day all pointed at southeastern states’ anglers. Exhibitor booths will include tackle manufacturers and retailers, rods, reels, boots, waders, vests and other accessories; technical clothing, lodges, overseas and domestic resorts, guide services and conservation organizations.
The two-day show is expected to draw fly-fishers – expert and novice – from North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and throughout Georgia for demonstrations, classes and seminars by fly-fishing notables including Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser and Gary Borger.