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Washington Sportsmen's Show Set For Late January

Fishing, hunting and outdoor adventure for all ages takes center stage at the 2014 Washington Sportsmen's Show, Jan. 22-26 at the Washington State Fair Events Center.

Washington’s biggest and brawniest sportsmen’s event -- the Washington Sportsmen’s Show -- opens Jan. 22 with a packed line-up of family-friendly attractions, new expert speakers and past crowd-pleasers at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. 

The event will run until Jan. 26.

Attractions will include the new "Cowboy Fast Draw" -- presented by Les Schwab -- the one-of-a-kind indoor "Steelhead River,"; "Warm Water Demo Tank,"; the
"Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals" and "Head & Horns"competition.

More to see will include the "Fred Meyer Camp Cooking Tent" and the "Kid's Free Trout Pond," presented by Baxter Auto Parts.

The largest outdoor adventure show in the state offers
a one-stop shopping experience, with great values on
fishing and hunting gear, clothing, camping equipment,
sport fishing boats and RV's.
 
Headliners include legendary sportfishing industry leader Gary Loomis, introducing his high-performance Edge Fishing Rods; fishing Hall-of-Famer Buzz Ramsey; flyfishing expert Jim Teeny;  the father-son guide team of Jack and Brandon Glass; radio and television host Tom Nelson; steelhead tips from Scott Haugen; Hevi-Beads co-founder Loren Dunbar; "College Fishing Series" veteran and bass expert Nick Barr; and others.

Kayak fishing-one of the fastest growing segments in sportfishing- is the focus of presentations by Brad Hole of Kayak Fishing Washington, sponsored by Hobie Sport
Kayaks, and Tod Switzer and Issac Miller, representing the Kayak Academy in Issaquah, WA.

All the fun and information-sharing takes place in multiple venues: seminar theaters, Steelhead River, glass-walled Warm Water Demo Tank, outdoor Fly Casting Pond and the Fly Tying Theater.

For more information on speakers, topics and a complete
schedule, visit www.thesportshows.com.

Show hours are 12:00 noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (Jan. 22-24); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 25); and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 26).

Admission is $12 for adults; juniors (6-16) are $5; and children five and under are admitted free. $18 two-day passes are also available.  

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