Westport Outfitters has announced a new partnership with Cheeky Fly Fishing, a supplier of fishing gear, recently relocated its headquarters from Boston where the company was founded to South Norwalk. Both companies will host a kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Westport Outfitters, 609 Riverside Ave.
"We are excited about the move as it allows us to better cater to customers in the metro New York City area and work closely with world class shops like Westport Outfitters," C. Scott Caras, the Cheeky co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. "We are very excited ... to develop a partnership that is much more involved than the traditional relationship between a shop and a manufacturer."
Eric Johnson, owner of Westport Outfitters said he was particularly impressed with the new products Cheeky Fly Fishing produces to push the limits of the sport as well as a guide program which has fishing experts around the globe testing the manufacturer's products. "Cheeky is big enough to compete with more established manufacturers, but much more nimble and responsive when it comes to working with its customers and innovating within the fly fishing industry," Johnson said in the statement. "As our relationship evolves, we hope to play a larger role in providing feedback about their products based on our own personal experience."
The kickoff event will include a barbecue, special deals, prizes, demos of all the reels and a chance to meet the founders of the company as well as some of its professional staff from around the country.