We made a quickie trip to the fly fishing trade show in New Orleans Thursday. It was the smallest trade show I have ever attended. It looks like the rods grew well this season. Fancy reels may be a little fancier, but a pumpkin is but a pumpkin.
There seems to be ever increasing interest in southeastern fly fishing, especially in salt. From the samples I examined the African and south Asia fly tyers appear to be becoming more skilled. How would you know if a #22 midgeadoodle was tied with leopard or black buck fur? As best I could tell the tribal sweat fly shops have yet to offer a decent Yallarhammar knock-off.