: Only three weeks .....
12-17-2005, 09:00 AM
....until the start of the 2006 show schedule!
I will be along there at some point since it's local for me.
Anyone else planning on being there?
.... and Marlborough a couple of weeks later http://www.flyfishingshow.com/
12-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Adrian....thanks for the alert. I'll miss the Marlboro show as we will be in Florida....never have gone to the Danbury show, but just may take the long trek south...cabin fever has already struck!
12-17-2005, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the alert about the Marlboro show. I'll have to add it to my calendar!
12-18-2005, 08:55 AM
Noticed that Sage is not going to be at Marlboro. Also, did not see Temple Fork. Looks like some of the vendors are cutting back . Interesting. FishHawk
12-18-2005, 09:25 AM
I have confirmed with TFO that they will be at the show with a booth. I am wondering if the vendor list is up to date and complete.
12-18-2005, 10:41 PM
The Marlborough show is on the skids. The thing is all about making a buck. Huge charge for a booth and huge admissions, then he trots out the same list of seminars year after year. This is at least the fourth year in a row with the same speakers doing the same programs. Unless I`m really depressed I can`t see $14 a ticket to see 27 Salmon fly artisans tie display pieces and watch Sedotti do another Syonara Sling and then go sleep thru a seminar.
Adrian, is Danbury differant? Wouldn`t mind the drive as long as it was differant.
12-19-2005, 08:26 AM
I plan to be at Danbury, probably on the Sunday.
Danbury is smaller of course, but very personable and nicely done. There are a fair number of exhibitors and it's comfortably attended so you see a lot of friends and personalities but you also have enough time to chat.
Marlboro is very commercial, which has it's ups and downs. Depends on what you're after. Somerset is the mother of all shows this side of the Mississipi.
My favorite in this region is the March show at the Shriners.
I hope to make the drive, I'll be out casting in the parking lot most likely ;)
12-19-2005, 04:33 PM
Agreed, Danbury is a bit more user friendly than Marlborough madness.
There are some similar faces but also some local folks like Geoff Northrop covering the Norwalk Islands and LI Sound.
This year I will have a pass for Saturday evening libations if folks are staying local. :smokin:
12-19-2005, 10:28 PM
Don't forget guys...what ever these shows are...it's a chance to get together and see each other...Thants what is important to me!
12-20-2005, 09:39 AM
Well, it looks like I might not make Danbury after all. My mother-in-law will most likely be in the hospital on Christmas itself, so we may be traveling back up to visit the in-laws at home for a second Christmas on the weekend of the show.
If not Danbury, then I'll make Marlborough or Somerset.
12-20-2005, 10:30 AM
Slinger and I attended this show last year...lot of bang for the buck compared to the ff shows
12-20-2005, 11:41 AM
I wanted to do the Providence show last year but something came up. I'll definitely try to get there this year!
What percentage of that show is FF and what is general fishing? I will probably attend either way just curious what to expect. Lots of common stuff to ogle, boats, waders, etc. even beyond the FF booths.
12-20-2005, 08:30 PM
As long as we're talkin' shows...
I might add...a fine sponsor...
15 Feb...Bear's Den...1800-2200 (6-10)...admission FREE
Bob Clouser plus many other reasons to be there!
12-21-2005, 12:35 AM
HI Pete! Long time no hear, missed ya! Bears Den Show has Pop and Clouser this year Should be great. The RISAA Show in the Prov Convention Center is fast turning into one of my favorites, little to see for the hard core purist but lots of cool stuff for everyone else. T he seminars alone are worth the price and it all goes to a scholarship fund for marine biologist, I believe, no5t into somebodies pocket. Be sure to stock up on tee shirts with 7 or 8 biooths selling some gorgeous shirts for $10 a pop! Lots of charters and custom wood turners too.
Please excuse the typos, been celebrating the arrival of my 3rd grandchild this evening, all in 1 yr. Isabell, 9 months, Jonathan 4 months and now Nathan, I couldn`t be happier. Sambuca with Bass Ale chasers for everyone!
Congratulations Steve, may your grandchildren bring you many years of bliss.
12-21-2005, 08:39 AM
Congrats Steve! Glad to hear everything worked out and the new addition arrived before the holiday madness.
12-21-2005, 11:34 AM
Spotted a few tiers at the Providence Show last year, as well as one of our sponsors, the Saltwater Edge. I like to look at the color schemes for the surf plugs ask a few folks what was effective the past year and then I try to copy the color schemes as bucktail streamers. :lildevl: