I recently returned from four great days in California, doing presentations regarding travel and fishing in Cuba. I was joined by Filippo Invernizzi, co-owner of Avalon, and Matias Gimenez, sales manager for Avalon. This was a great trip. I learned a lot, we saw some great specialty fishing shops, and was able to present this exciting destination to many people.
We started in Southern California, with an evening presentation at Fishermen's Spot. This was special for me, because I was able to reunite with my old friend Ken, who is co-owner of this fine shop. They had a great turn out of people genuinely interested in making this trip, and it was a fantastic evening.
After Los Angeles, we made our way to the Bay Area. We were hosted by two other great dealers, Fish First! and Lost Coast Outfitters. I wanted to say thanks to Leo and Don at Fish First!, as well as George at Lost Coast Outfitters for getting the word out about our presentations, and in treating us so well.
If your shop, club, or group of fishing friends is interested in having a presentation on Cuba, just let me know. We will find a way to work it out!