Must-See Booths at the Outdoors Expo
While in town for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, be sure to stop by the TD Convention Center to visit the Outdoors Expo. This massive event is packed full outdoors companies showing off their latest gear. Below are some of the highlights of the expo that you should try to check out.
Plan Your Expo
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World Fishing NetworkLevel One - 506
World Fishing Network will have a booth at the expo. Stop by to say hello, talk fishing and get information on how to subscribe to the channel. If you are already a subscriber, then let us know about your favorite programs.
G. Loomis E6X RodsLevel Two - 4041
G. Loomis will be showing off their new E6X rods that will be available for purchase starting on the first day of the Bassmaster Classic. These new rods have been designed with a focus on weight, balance, sensitivity and action. They are available in both technique specific and classic models. The new series includes 30 spinning and casting rods with cork handles and Fuji guides and reel seats. The 18 technique specific rods have split grip handles, while the 12 classic rods have full cork grips.
Meet Scott MartinLevel Two - 6286
Scott Martin, host of The Scott Martin Challenge
will be at the M-Pack Lures booth on Friday February 20 at 5:00 pm. Stop by to meet this FLW Tour pro in person.
Hook a MillionLevel Two - 5045
This month, Mustad kicked off their Hook a Million
contest. They will be giving away a million dollars to registered anglers who catch a record fish with their hooks or fishing lines. Visit their booth to get all the details.
New Booyah Frog ColorsLevel Two - 1123 and 1129
Booyah will be introducing three new color patterns for their Pad Crasher and Poppin' Pad Crasher hollow body frogs. These colors were designed in cooperation with B.A.S.S. Elite Series pro anglers. Visit their booth to get a closeup look at these new color patterns.
Guy HarveyLevel One - 507
Celebrated marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey, will be demonstrating his painting skills at the AFTCO booth. Make sure to stop by and view his amazing artwork. He will also be greeting fans at the Bass Pro Shops and Dick's Sporting Goods booths.
SebileLevel Two - 4164
Patrick Sebile will be in the booth giving demonstrations of his lures. There will also be product samples handed out at various times throughout the day.
StrenLevel Two - 4145
Stren is hosting a knot tying contest that includes a giant Plinko game. Stop by their booth and test out your fishing knot.
Ugly StickLevel Two - 4142
The Back Road Anthem band will be performing at various times throughout the expo. Visit the Ugly Stick booth to listen to the band and get a free interactive photo taken.
Photo credit: Gary Tramontina
SpiderWireLevel Two - 4150
B.A.S.S. Anglers Fletcher and Hunter Shryock will be at the SpiderWire booth throughout the expo. Stop by to talk fishing and get an autograph.
ShakespeareLevel Two - 4144
Children will have a chance to play and win prizes at the Shakespeare Kids Challenge. There are three different casting games for them to try.
Abu Garcia Ike Series RodsLevel Two - 3154
Visit the Abu Garcia booth to get your first look at the new Ike Series Rods. This series includes fifteen different models that are the result of three years of research and development with B.A.S.S. Elite Series pro, Mike Iaconelli. The rods feature Fuji reel seats, stainless steel guides and either 36-ton high-modulus graphite or high-strain glass.
BerkleyLevel Two - 3154
Berkley have a lot planned for their booth. The Berkley Experience Trailer will be there to show the history and science behind the brand. They will also have many scientific tools and lab gear on display. Visitors can test their hook set with the new Berkley E-Motion rods. There will also be many demonstrations and pros on hand, so stop by the booth often.