Sights from 1st Day of 2011 Northwest SportShow

Made it down to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take in first day of the best Sport Show in Minnesota.  This is kind of the official start of spring for most of us anglers, we should have ice out just around the corner, so this is the last show to get some last minute tackle or get that boat ordered so it gets here for opener!

Here are a few highlights that I found on my first walk through:

Nice Selection of Dobyns Rods at this booth, only a few store like Capra’s carry them in Minnesota, so here is your chance to feel what every body is raving about on the forums

Or better yet, check them out at Capra’s booth & buy one, they have a show special, you can save 20%!!!

The Legend Boat Alpha is worth a stop to check it out, very nice boat and when you are done checking it out, enter to win the free drawing for a Lowrance HDS5 at the very same Simply Fishing Extreme Marine booth!

Seems to be some Steam around the new HAVOC baits, saw them at Capra’s, Joe’s & Reeds, sure a few others have them too!  I think you get a free hat with purchase of 4 bags, which will cost you about $12

These 2 Phoenix bass boats are probably the biggest surprise to me this year, I’ve known about the brand, but had no idea anybody carried them up here, turns out Southside Marine out of  Waseca, MN just started as a dealer for 2011.  These boats are pretty cool, worth crawling around in.  I got more pics showing storage of this boat and other stuff at show here on my Facebook page, check it out!

I will be headed back on Saturday, so expect another update on Saturday evening, plus you can watch my Facebook Fan Page & Twitter feed for updates from the floor as I walk around.

Last tip, FREE BEER samples at the Northern Beer booth, don’t ever say I don’t bring value, LOL.

Leave comments if there are things you want to see or saw at the show I should check out,