Arizona Boat Show Sportsmen’s Expo – Visit Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge

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Salmon Fishing at Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge

The Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge team will be at the annual Arizona Boat Show and International Sportsmen’s Exposition International in Scottsdale AZ from March 10-13, 2016. I will be attending the Expo with Gary Sampson, the Lodge owner.

Why should you come to a sportsmen’s show?  Having the opportunity to meet with the owners and representatives of these remote destinations is valuable.  You can get every question answered about that location; the weather, lodging, food, fishing conditions and gear.  You will learn details about the guides who will be spending time teaching you about the waters and history of that area.

Many people come to an exhibition like this one and don’t want to engage in conversation as they feel pressured to buy.  That is never our intention.  Of course if this is your dream and we are a fit for your fishing vacation we would love to sign you up!  However, we also enjoy meeting the great people in the Arizona area and sharing our love of Old Harbor, Alaska and our fantastic fishing opportunities.

The International Sportsmen’s Expo Is In A New Location And Has Doubled In Size

The 16th annual Arizona Boat Show and International Sportsmen’s Exposition has moved to WestWorld of Scottsdale.   The exposition has double in size with two full buildings—one for the Boat Show and one for the Sportsmen’s Expo- and large, outside exposition venues.  More than 100 new exhibitors are joining the show so you will enjoy over 300 exhibitors at the Expo.

Family entertainment has also doubled including:

  • Action Water Sport’s giant Rail Jam pond with pro wakeboarders and SUP demos;
  • A fly casting seminar hosted by Arizona Flycasters and Desert Flycasters;
  • A Bass Pro Shop Youth Fishing Pond;
  • The Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America zip line and rock climbing wall;
  • A High Impact 3D Archery Range;
  • The giant WesternBass Aquarium Demonstration Tank;
  • Presentations by hunting and fishing experts each day

Meet Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge Owner And Travel Expert At Sportsmen’s Expo

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Great Fishing at Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge

Gary Sampson, the Lodge owner and operator, grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated from Boston College.   Gary was a member of the 1984 US Olympic Hockey team and played in the NHL for the Washington Capitals.  He and his wife Jeanne, our chef, met at a fishing lodge in 1999 and she is an Alaska native.  They have been operating fishing lodges for over 20 years.  Gary has been an exhibitor at Safari Club International for several years.

I am the Lodge’s travel and luxury fishing expert and was a guest of the Lodge in 2002.  My family and I have been to Alaska many times and fished many days at the Lodge.  I provide travel services to Lodge guests as part their custom fishing vacation package and has fished many days at the Lodge.

Come Visit Us At The Arizona Boat Show And Sportsmen’s Expo

Come to the show and I will show you how easily you can get to Kodiak.  This is a perfect opportunity to talk with Gary and I about fishing on Kodiak Island. Come visit us at the 16th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition at WestWorld of Scottsdale at Booth 834C .   Follow us on Twitter at @luxuryfishing during the show for updates and special events.

 Other Information

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•    Visit the International Sportsmen’s Exhibition Show web site for more information.

•    View a Kodiak Island detailed guide for all Alaska fish species including seasons, fishing techniques, tackle and more.

•    Visit the Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge site for more information about fishing packages.

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