IFTD + New Orleans = Awesomeness

August 21, 2011

Events, Frenzy, IFTD, Pictures


I attended this year’s IFTD in New Orleans with Royce Klingler and Marc Crapo. It was an awesome event.  The city of New Orleans is an unbelievable city, especially the FOOD! There was tons of sweet Dealers, new gear, and some great clips of upcoming fly fishing movies, namely the Costa Rica Challenge.

We were promoting the upcoming showing of the Costa Rica Challenge that will air on the WFN in October and networking with the great Dealers.

Next year the International Fly Tackle Dealer show is in Reno

I took quite a few pics and some uncut harmonica playing vids!

Rather than bore you with details, I will tell the story through the pics.
















Mississippi River from the 49th floor of Sheraton New Orleans.
















Looking at the City from the 49th Floor.

















View from Casting Pond.














Le Paville on Canal St.












The Blue Cow?














One of the best restaurants in NOLA Mulates.













House in the trees.












That just happened.













Coolest guys there.














Chris and Gary Byrd – Fly Fusion Magazine













I will get one of these Diablo boats!













First pair of waders were Dan Baileys.












Love Rio Products.













Beulah Rods












Royce casting a Beulah 13/15 weight Rod.  Sweet Stick!













Fishpond owner John Le Coq sporting the Costa Rica Challenge hat.















It was a beard off.













Scientific Anglers and their textured series of fly line.













Orvis Booth.













Sage Booth













Redington Booth was pretty fancy.












GoFishn owner Ned Desmond













Project Healing Waters Team













Stuffed Catfish from Mulates













Saaa tasty bread pudding.












Bourbon St.

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2 Responses to “IFTD + New Orleans = Awesomeness”

  1. Tyler Skeen Says:

    Wow – I am so going next year. Thanks guys for all you have done to help FishGear.


    Chubbs Reply:

    Thanks for all your help Tyler. Everyone loves fishgear! Let’s touch base this week. We r gonna get you up here in September and row you down a secret stretch of water.


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