Although the show has been down in attendance the last few years and this year was the same, but it was still the largest gathering of fly fishing tackle you will ever see at one spot!
Winston and Sage are launching some major new rod line-ups. The largest news from Winston is the discontinuation of the Winston BIIX to make way for the BIIIX. I really like the new BIIIX. It is a bit quicker than its predecessor, and is really, really light.
The Winston is also coming out with a $495 rod, the GVX, that is medium-fast in action and will be a good seller for them, for sure. It is a really nice, easy casting rod that I think will be super popular. The only problem is that Sage is replacing their VT2 rods with the new
Nautilus reels also announced there new FWX reels in the 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 sizes. These were perhaps the most exciting thing for me at the show. I seriously hope Nautilus can make them fast enough because these things, priced at $240 to $280 are going to sell like crazy. They are beautiful,