Friday, March 21st, 2014

Flathead Valley Montana Sportman’s Expo


The Montana Sportsman’s Expo proved to be another successful event for Glacier Raft Company, Glacier Anglers and Glacier Outdoor Center.  This year we had our largest booth yet, showcasing our new AIRE rafts, paddle boards and the latest and greatest in camping and fly fishing gear.  We also got a chance to present some of our 2014 specials for spring fishing, summer rafting and our premiere Great Bear Wilderness trips. Best of all, we got to visit with our friends, mingle with the Flathead Valley community and share some of our knowledge about rafting and fishing the Flathead Rivers.

This year we came fully loaded with door prizes, half priced fishing and camping gear and loads of raffles, all supporting scholarships for our third annual “Fun on the Fly” youth fishing camp. Each year, Glacier Anglers gives out 10 scholarships to children aged 10-16 for a one day fly fishing camp where aspiring anglers have a chance to learn how to tie knots, cast fly rods, learn the different types of flies and of course, catch fish. The camp is being held at the ponds behind the Glacier Outdoor Center on June 8th and June 21st. The prizes and raffles consisted of a full day fly fishing trip, an Orvis Clearwater Rod and Access Reel, an Orvis fly fishing pack loaded with flies, tippet, leader, floatant, nippers and forceps.  A big congratulation goes out to our winners: Melissa K, Gerry B, Bruce C, Kevin G and all of our youth camp scholarship winners. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Another one of our show stoppers was a brand new AIRE raft and NRS full fishing frame that we priced specially for the Sportsman’s Expo. This year the raft and frame package sold in a record twenty minutes. If you didn’t get a chance at it this year, we will be doing it next year as well. If you can’t wait for next year, we have great AIRE raft specials going on right now and a huge selection of NRS frames to go with them. AIRE rafts are the best in the industry and are the only type of raft that Glacier Raft Company uses. They are incredibly durable, self-bailing and best of all, made in the USA. Stop in the Glacier Outdoor Center’s AIRE showroom to see different models and colors.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Montana Sportsman’s Expo, put it on the list for next year. It’s a wonderful event held at the Kalispell Fairgrounds and it gives the whole family a chance to get out of the cold and start thinking about all the fun activities to do in the Flathead Valley once the snow thaws.

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