Accurate had a full display of rods and reels, tools and clothing. The company has a few new models slated to hit the market later in the year that will definitely get a lot of attention.
Barrett Howarth was in need of a haircut, so he agreed to let his hair be used to raise money for www.saveCAfishing.org. Here, Doc Ski chops off a braid to help raise some dough for a very worthwhile cause.
Booth babes! The girls from Bass Soldiers were selling calendars… I think.
The Bite On girls knew the fishing talk and were happy to rap with us for awhile.
The new BD Outdoors booth was a huge hit. The two flatscreen TVs showed off some videos from our tournaments and website and the tiki-hut theme had a nice vibe to it. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello.
The always-entertaining Bill Boyce (left) and Guy Harvey were at the show to meet with fans and sell some swag.
Matt Resnik takes a swipe at Barrett’s hair with a Bubba Blade. All of the money raised from Barrett’s head went to SaveCAfishing.org, which is battling against the MLPA closures.
There were plenty of boats on display including a few brand-new hulls from Defiance Boats.
Stretch it out! The Dock Dogs drew a big crowd as the canines competed in distance and big-air competitions.
Anglers could literally choose from millions of swimbaits in every color imaginable at the show. These inexpensive lures are deadly on a wide range of species, namely calico bass and other inshore fish.
It seemed that more gun dealers were on hand at this year’s Fred Hall show. From rifles to shotguns to handguns, there was a bit of everything.
What’s the best way to draw a crowd at the male-dominated Fred Hall Show? Put a cute girl behind the counter.
These girls are definitely Keeping It Reel.
The kids had a blast catching trout in the pond set up outside. You’d see young anglers proudly walking around with their catch in a plastic bag.
Artist Matt Kotch works on one of his wild paintings in his booth. It was fun to watch him create some of his crazy fish scenes.
If you didn’t stop by the BD booth at the Fred Hall show to pick up the new Bloodydecks stickers, make sure to swing by at Del Mar.
Mustad donated a giant shark hook and a hat signed by all of the stars of the Shark Men television show to the BD Scavenger Hunt grand prize package.
Take a look at the banner behind this young lady and just imagine all of the comments she had to listen to over the course of the show. She was a great sport.
The Fred Hall Show really does have something for everyone. People were taking SCUBA lessons in a pool set up inside the arena.
Kevan from United Composites shows how strong these blanks are by putting all of his body weight against the rod.
Everyone on staff at BD feeds their dogs Rotations because it’s a great food. The Rotations guys had the booth right across from BD, and we got to hang out with their crew for the entire show.
Get your lemonade here! Guess we weren’t the only ones to seize this free advertising opportunity.
Seaguar had some good deals on their fluorocarbon leader and new braided fishing line.
The fish tank at the show had a bunch of local species on display including a 10-pound lobster, a bunch of calico bass, a halibut and several California sheephead.
Best idea ever! The Sea Sucker booth was right behind our BD booth and they were super cool. You’d have to be to invent a cup holder that fits a handle of rum!
This saleswoman was selling Rescue Tape, or beef jerky or something like that…
The Typhoon girls are always fun to see at the show. They were handing out lanyards.
The guys from Kelp Clothing were raffling off some of their artwork and even giving tattoos.