Fly fishing expos are always a great experience for the angling community. This winter, we were at The Fly Fishing Show in Colorado, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; and also the Bear’s Den Fly Fishing Expo in Taunton, Massachusetts. It was excellent to have hundreds of friends, both new and familiar, stop by the booth to check out what Vedavoo is doing. It was a lot of fun to hear the adventures people who already fish with a Vedavoo pack have taken their gear on. Plus, we love getting to see people experience what makes Vedavoo packs special for the first time.
For a company like Vedavoo, where practically every sling is made to order in our Leominster, Massachusetts workshop, shows are the perfect venue for showing off our gear.
With Vedavoo, your pack is your pack from start to finish.
The customer gets to choose their color (or colors), which shoulder their pack will rest on, and even specify if the strap needs to be a bit longer or shorter. Add in three major sling pack size options and numerous accessories, and you have a truly custom-built piece of fly fishing gear.
As this is the case, outdoor shows are a prime opportunity for you to touch, try on, and talk about a Vedavoo sling. Since social media has become such a big part of the fly fishing community, many people have seen Vedavoo slings. Having the opportunity to feel the thoughtfulness that has gone into the design – a totally clean front while the pack is on your back, all your gear easily accessible when the pack is swung in front, and a pack that stays where you want it to stay while you fish – hammers home the functional benefits of Vedavoo.
Since we’ve updated our entire core series of sling packs for 2018, everyone was able to see something new. Although the slings are made to order, smaller products were available at the show. Small but super-functional accessories such as the Netster and Rod Holster were top sellers at all the shows. The Rod Holster, in particular, got a lot of attention from a handful of recent articles and positive reviews.
The consensus is that being able to efficiently carry a second rod on the river or the flats is well worth $25. This unobtrusive holster stores any rod securely by dropping the butt into the loop and then clipping the durable buckle. It has been designed so that the rod tip is up and out of the way, allowing you to cast and move freely.
If you saw us this show season, thank you for taking the time to say hello and check out what we do. If you missed us at the shows, you can still feel one of our packs if you stop by one of our retail partners. Or, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to answer any question you have about our packs!