The American Sports Fishing Association announced a plan this week, which is planned to be held in Orando from July 11th to 14th, 2023 at the next international Allied Fishing Industry Conference.
"In ASA, our goal is to represent the entire leisure fishing community, and Flying Fishing plays a key role in attracting specific fishermen," ASA announced the announcement of the new development project."Most of the problems related to the acquisition, clean water and rich fisheries overlap the conventional fisheries and flies related to ASA. These sounds provide a strong voice. The sound is voiced by the government, Capitol Mountain, and all over the country."
This is real.ASA is a powerful hall in Washington, DC, and it does have important political influence.But in general, it has always been the representative of the traditional fishing industry; the fly fishing industry has always watched the annual iCast exhibition outside.
However, as the public fished more on ICAST in 2023, ASA seemed to be really interested in attracting fishing gear manufacturers and other industries.Even if ASA and AFFTA worked together for several years before 2019, this is not the case.It is separated from the rest of the ICAST exhibition, and the two parts of the industry usually have no spouse during the exhibition.
In the press release earlier this week, ASA asserted that it will be fishing as an annual conference in the "main category", and has its own new product display cabinet and its own new product reward.In addition, "Flying Pond will be located at 2023 Convention & MDASH & MDASH; Pond’s" border "between the fly fishing part of the labeled performance and the traditional gear part. The ASA’s trade exhibition and vice president of member Blake Swango are considered to be the" ICAST """Main real estate", and hopes that it will encourage flies and equipment personnel to mix more.
The obvious move to promote ASA & RSquo’s interest in fly fishing may be explained as the "hitting" of the American Flying Fishing Trading Association. Since 2019, the association has hosted its own trade exhibition twice.International Flying Flight Dealer Conference & MDASH; Except icast.In 1920 and 2021, COVID-19’s popularity squeezed IFTD, but the flying fishing industry gathered in Denver in 2019, and gathered again in Salt Lake City in March 2022, with some soft back market.
However, according to Swango, the intention of the announcement is not hostile to AFFTA.
SWANGO said in the telephone interview: "I have a conversation with our board and employees for several years." "The purpose is to be asleep as much as possible and provide opportunities for fishing manufacturers to enter thousands of dealers and inImportant media existence. "Indeed, ICAST attract hundreds of representatives from sports fishing media to Orlando every summer.
In other words, before the news was announced, no communication with AFFTA was communicated in advance.
Is there any award?Swango said, of course, this is a motivation to motivate fishing brands to participate in the annual ICAST exhibition.In the past, the expo included limited flying fishing manufacturer awards, such as "Best New Flying Ring" or "Best New Flight Wheel".But the performance in 2023 will be rewarded with a large specific gear.The award category includes:
- Fly fishing stick
- Flying fishing scroll
- Flying fishing and wading and wading boots
- Flying fishing line, leader, tip and line accessories
- Flying fishing bag, luggage and luggage
- Flying fishing technology clothing and accessories
Swango said: "We want to expand the focus." "This will give flying fishing manufacturers the opportunity to improve their personal information. We see a few flying fishing brands that have promised to participate in 2023 iCast."
Swango pointed out that Cortland, Simms and NRS are committed to iCast in 2023 and stand out on his head. Several "cross -border" brands will also participate in Orlando.
Regardless of the ASA announcement, AFFTA plans to hold the conference in 2023.Lucas Bissett, an executive director of Affta & RSquo, said the Flying Fishing Industry Trade Fair is planned to be held in Salt Lake City in late September.The exact date has been determined, but the show will be held between September 25th and September 29th.
Bissett refused to comment on ASA & RSQUO’s seemingly purposeful distance, but pointed out that the existence of ICAST’s fly fishing industry is not new.Many flying fishing manufacturers participate in the ASA program every year, and he does not want to change.
However, he said that when next fall, some changes will happen.
He said: "We are studying some new concepts." "I spent some time talking to people in the industry. We will have those traditional trade table components, but there will be some new content."
According to Bissett, the popularity has changed everything and threw the traditional IFTD model into his ears.
He said, "This forces us to view other choices and become more creative and flexible." Bissert said why AFFTA was held in Charleston, South Carolina, October 16th to 19th, 2022 to Charleston, South Carol.Comprehensive "Industry Summit".It was once a "dealer summit", mainly concentrated on retailers and dealers. Now it is open to manufacturers, retailers, dealers, guidelines and Outfitters & Hellip.Everyone participating in the flight space.
"AFFTA is still the channel of the industry gathered together and talked about" big pictures ". Fishing," Bissert said."We still have a lot to talk about. Our members are still dealing with the supply chain problem that is still hovering in COVID. We still need to solve the trade opportunities, tariffs and other issues that affect fly fishing."
Moreover, Bissete said that even if he had to deal with big popularity, Affita was in a good position.
He said: "We are very good." "From a financial perspective, we have a better weathering COVID than most industry organizations, and we" fulfill the front of cash. "We have the ability to flexibly & mdash;The exhibition is related to make money. "
Instead, according to Bissett, AFFTA is guiding its resources to help their members develop better business tools.In the next few months, it will need a "census", which will collect anonymous data and use it to help the fishing industry meet its needs in the universal popular landscape.
Moreover, he said that all of this began in the industry summit held next month in Charleston. He hoped that the participants would not only participate in advanced training and business seminars in a more relaxed "no competition" atmosphere, but also allowed"Allow" we know how they want to develop the industry."
It seems wise to cut off the "trade exhibition" to ASA and iCast, but Bissett pointed out that summer is not an ideal time for the fishing industry to gather.For most flying fishing retailers in North America, the goal is to gather manufacturers, dealers and retailers to carry out business.
Therefore, IFTD SHOW & MDash; in one or another (Bissett) even hinted that the annual conference may not bear the IFTD nickname) & mdash; after the peak of the fishing season, it will occur in September 2023.Essence
And, as mentioned earlier, it does not look like traditional conventions.Bissett seems to be a concept, that is, smaller settings (IFTD, compared to iCast, of course) make industry representatives easier to "make more meaningful dialogue" on the craftsmanship and business of craftsmanship.
He said that it takes some time and will have some evolution.But motivation & MDASH; from manufacturers to retailers, integrate all aspects of the flight and fishing industry.
He said: "It may seem different, but there will be some recognizable parts."
Bestete said that the fly fishing industry has a unique voice.The industry needs its own activities because we do have different mentality and hell.A different spirit."
And he is one thing.Regardless of the industry’s status, IFTD programs do not seem to disappear.It just comes back.As Bissett’s proposal, the industry recognizes that IFTD in one or another.
"In the past," Bissett, he has already worked for about a year. Have Performance.In 2023, we think Performance."