The International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) tradeshow, put on by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), is currently under way in New Orleans, Lousiana (NOLA). And Olive the Woolly Bugger (OtWB) is there. That’s a mouthful of acronyms for one sentence.

A lot of people I know, either personally or through online correspondence, are attending the show. I wish I was able to have made the trip but unfortunately it was not in the cards this year. I am pleased to know that Olive the woolly bugger is well represented, however.  Montana Fly Company (MFC), with whom Olive has recently partnered to produce a line of Olive branded kids fly fishing accessories, has an impressive booth at the show.

As part of the Montana Fly Company booth, there is apparently a table that displays the Olive books as well as the brand new Olive fly boxes and Olive nippers.  Three different friends were thoughtful enough to snap photos and either post on Facebook or send me via email.  Thanks to friends Jarrod Black (Echo/Rajeff Sports), Evan Burke (Allen Fly Fishing Company) and Matt Smythe (keeper of the Fishing Poet blog) for the photos. It’s the next best thing to being there.