AFFTA announces Reno, Nevada as site for 2012 show



IFTD heads back west after a hot time in the Big Easy

New Orleans, LA. – Current AFFTA Chairman Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures made the announcement this evening that AFFTA has selected Reno, Nevada as the site for next year’s IFTD show. The show will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center August 16-18, 2012.

“The AFFTA board has several goals in selecting annual show venues. After making the decision to move the show from Denver to New Orleans for 2011, we wanted to continue to focus on new locations that make sense for our members and our organization,” said Klug.  “New Orleans was a blast and we want to keep that fun energy as part of our future shows.

AFFTA had surveyed its members and a number of cities were under consideration. There was clear interest in returning the show to the west. AFFTA President Randi Swisher presented the AFFTA Board with a variety of options with Reno being the most attractive because of location and cost.

“We wanted to put on the best show possible and make it both affordable and enjoyable for everyone”, said Swisher. “We have an excellent package for the 2012 show, including a $99 hotel rate, great amenities, a state of the art convention center, and an environment that will once again provide for a ton of networking opportunities.

Watch for additional information posted on the AFFTA website at, and on the AFFTA and IFTD facebook pages. and



  1. Reno/Tahoe really does have it all with respects to fishing opportunities, accomodations and the ease of getting here! Everything that Denver had and then some without the hassles of transportation to and from the airport. Finally a location I can afford to attend!

    Victor Babbitt
    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

  2. Certainly those of us nearer to Reno will find the trip more affordable and convenient, just as the Colorado and Utah shops appreciated the Denver and SLC locations.
    Speaking for myself, I believe that attending the show is very worthwhile. Invariably there is some business epiphany that presents itself and makes the trip a financial success. That was certainly the case this year. But more than that, it is an opportunity to share ideas and reinforce relationships.
    There seems to be a spirit of cooperation between the present generation of shopowners that wasn’t around a decade ago. Certainly we are competitors, but I think that everyone has realized we’re all in this together, and that there’s no longer room for backbiting and professional jealousy.

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