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FLW Expo opens at Shreveport Convention Center

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The ribbon was cut at the LFW Expo Friday morning to allow people to attend. The ribbon was cut at the LFW Expo Friday morning to allow people to attend.
SHREVEPORT, La. -

More than 40 professional fishermen take to the water of the Red River for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup this weekend, and you can get in on the action.

The FLW Expo opened Friday morning at the Shreveport Convention Center. It's free and open to the public.

Once inside, you can meet some of the pros, get gear just like they use on the water, and pick out a new boat.

You should also expect to see a lot of people.

"I've been telling people for a long time now, we may set attendance records this year for the Forrest Wood Cup," said Chad Gay, director of Public Relations with FLW Outdoor. "The Shreveport-Bossier City people have really paved the way for us by getting the community excited."

FLW expects close to 70,000 people to go through the expo before Sunday.

This is the second time the Forrest Wood Cup has been held on the Red River. The last time was in 2000.

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