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The Florida Sportsman Expo has something for everyone — anglers, boaters and hunters with seminars, demonstrations and endless rows of exhibits offering fantastic show specials.
For the 23nd year, Florida Sportsman Magazine will be hosting the extremely popular Florida Sportsman Expo at the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers over the weekend of January 31st – February 1st, 2015.
Visitors will be treated to a huge array of indoor and outdoor events for anglers, hunters, boaters, off-roaders and gun enthusiasts. For those who have attended the Florida Sportsman Expo in the past, they will be delighted to find this year’s Expo greatly expanded over previous years. Each day brings fishing seminars from Ft. Myers best angling experts along with an indoor fly casting pond and a kid’s area, including free prizes. The Baits, Rigs and Tackle Academy has room for up to 80 anglers to take turns sitting at tables with all supplies and tackle while Florida Sportsman staff gives hands-on instruction on properly rigging baits and lures. Those interested in fly fishing will receive free fly casting and fly-tying instruction. Learn how to effectively throw a cast net or fish from a Kayak. Hunters will enjoy seminars by some of the most successful outdoorsman in the area and you can also buy, sell and trade firearms. Returning this year is our second annual Swamp Buggy and Airboat Show sponsored by The Redneck Yacht Club, Swamp Buggies of Florida and Airboating Magazine.
On display will be Boats, RVs, ATVs, Swamp Buggies, Airboats and much more, with special show pricing. Additional deals will be available on fishing gear, tackle, electronics and accessories.
A partial list of the seminar topics to be covered include:
• How to catch more and bigger grouper
• Targeting smoker kingfish
• Secrets of slow trolling live baits
• New techniques with GPS & fish finders
• Night fishing for monster snook
• Sight fishing for bull reds
• Targeting inshore snapper
• Best plastic lures for the flats
• Top methods to fish bridges & piers
• The ABCs of Kayak fishing
• Ft. Myers latest hot spots
“It’s a great chance for everyone from beginners to experts to learn new tactics, pick up added skills and take advantage of show specials”, says new Expo Director Dave East, who’s also the Boating Editor for Florida Sportsman and host of the Florida Sportsman Best Boat TV series. “If you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss this show”
Other attractions are a free drawing, each hour for prizes donated by The Sportsman Channel. Another free drawing is sponsored by Fishing Nosara where an attendee will win a 7-day, 8-night vacation adventure to Costa Rica for some fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and more. A trip of a lifetime valued at $5,000 – FREE for just attending the Expo. Editors from Florida Sportsman will also be on hand to greet visitors, plus listen to your comments and story ideas.
What: Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boat Show (A product of Florida Sportsman Magazine.)
When and Where:
Ft. Myers, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 Lee County Civic Center
Ft. Pierce, April 11-12 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds
Tampa, Sept. 12-13 Florida State Fairgrounds
Admission: $8 adults, children 12 and under with parent free. Look for $2-off coupon in Florida Sportsman Magazine and $1-off coupon on the web site.
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