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: Marlborough: Dinner?

12-20-2008, 04:03 PM
What are peoples' thoughts about a dinner at the show this year?

12-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Todd, just saw this.... I will attend, if I go to the show, but I am sure as hell not going to help orgainize after last year and I suspect Fishhawk feels the same....By the way, The dinner worked out great, especially seeing guys I have not seen for a while, like Adrian, jbasser, you, Warren and the is always nice to meet for that type of dinner. My reaction to this site now as I go forward is that we need more "volunteers" to just get the ball rolling.... I suspect that the easiest thing to do is just work a time to meet and have the matre'd seat us as we show up. Menus and how many...yada,, in my opinion not necessary.... just meet and get together.:)by the way... where is warren, Mark (doublehaul), john D, sean M.. sean,and Juro?..Maybe I can get mikeZ to show up. This dinner can be a great way to solve problems on the site... get everyone involved if they want too...this is NOT a private club. (despite what some may think of me)

12-21-2008, 07:44 AM
I probably will not attend Marlboro this year. As for the dinner I will not get involved , I learned my lesson. FishHawk

12-21-2008, 08:55 AM
Sounds like it's catch as catch can...which should work ok. I'll probably go, but will be watching the weather.

12-21-2008, 09:42 AM
OK guys, so what happened with the Marlboro dinner last year???

12-21-2008, 10:59 AM
Josko... read my message again..... the dinner was great.... 25 guys... but the orgainization was a bit difficult.....I say this in all respect... but why would you care?you did not attend last year so would you attend this year? So why do you ask? I am signing off on this thread now....lets keep it to getting together and not make this a 20+ post thread.....It would be great for me to meet you in person...this is why we have these dinners.

12-21-2008, 04:21 PM
i'll be at the show and go for dinner afterwards.

I enjoyed both a lot last year

with no bears den show this year, it'll be the only FF show i go to this winter.


12-21-2008, 05:15 PM
with no bears den show this year, it'll be the only FF show i go to this winter.Mark

There is a Bear's Den show this winter...

There is a link on Scott's site its just not that prominent for some reason. Hoping to make it this year.

Probably won't do Marlboro. It just seems to be getting more anemic by the year. Contemplating Jersey but that is a long drive for a fly show.


12-22-2008, 01:05 AM
Call my memory selective but all I remember is a good dinner and fun with friends. As far as organizational hijinks, welcome to the club. I can tell you it's never easy but if we measure success by the results, not the challenges it's where all of the good times have come from over the years. Certainly not from throwing in the towel!

12-22-2008, 05:24 PM
There is a Bear's Den show this winter...

There is a link on Scott's site its just not that prominent for some reason. Hoping to make it this year.

Thanks Sean - I hadn't heard that. :o

As they are a month apart i'll do both now :chuckle:

12-23-2008, 04:33 AM
The Bear's Den Show is the one to attend. The major rod cos will not be at Marlboro, pretty sparse I wonder how long this show will last? FishHawk

12-23-2008, 01:49 PM
Ditto on FishHawk's remarks- I'm sticking with the Bear's Den show- was able to do a back-to-back this year with the Saltwater Edge show in Newport on a Saturday and the Bear's Den show in Taunton the following day- no word as yet on a 2009 Saltwater Edge show. The Bear's Den show is on a Saturday (Feb 28) this time, so may be the only show I get to. Will look for the "usual suspects":smokin:

12-23-2008, 03:12 PM
There will not be "one" large show at the SWE this year. They have a schedule of surfcasting / tying evenings and weekend afternoons on their website. They will be hosting them at their new store, and possibly on "SWE TV".

12-25-2008, 11:39 AM
Wheres Warren you ask? Why I am right here, firmly ensconced in New Hampshire. :hihi:

I have not been real active on the any forums lately as I have been working my tail off. The repair business has been brisk since mid summer and my services have been in great demand. (The last fishing adventure I went on was the two handed beach rod day in August in Chatham Ma.)
I have two rod building projects on hold as a result and very little time for much else but work, eat & sleep. However I do intend to hit the Bearsden show for sure & I am up in the air as to Marlboro. I'll see when the time comes.

I think the best bet would be to just meet up at the nearest restaurant & take over the place...:hihi:

12-28-2008, 08:56 PM
I plan to go to Marlborough, unless there is a blizzard or ice-storm complicating things. I agree the industry support has fallen off, but there will still be plenty of people I can learn something from.

I'm hoping others will be there as well; I find the most enjoyable aspect of the shows is re-connecting with fishing friends that I haven't seen since the Fall. I'll probably hit the Bears Den event too, since I can tie that in with a family visit.

01-14-2009, 06:46 AM
my wife heads out too a work trip in der fatherland that day, so I'm hoping I can get a sitter, but all so far have been tied up.

Tom D

01-14-2009, 05:53 PM
I see from the blurb on their website that Hardy's new North America operation will be showcasing their Hardy rods n reels.

I'm hoping their awesome range of Grey's will be on show and for sale too ;)

01-16-2009, 03:23 PM
Plan B or B.5 or whatever. I'll do a down & back with G-Series and friend. Will be there for a few hours mid-day.

01-17-2009, 08:22 AM
Fred A and I will be there from 1 pm till 4 today, Saturday

01-19-2009, 09:09 PM
Did a down & back to the show on Saturday. Three hours each way with plenty of stories,lies & chuckles, plus a brew pub stop on the return. Saw Fred A. and Basser; swapped lies for a while , then went to watch some other celebrities give casting demos. Stopped at Bears Den & talked with Scott... he seemed to have a lot of shoppers and buyers. Stopped and talked with Capt. Ray & Elise. Alan Caola's presentation was excellent as always. One of the Hardy guys gave a nice spey casting demo; picked up on one little 30 second tip that will doubtless save me many hours on the learning curve. Sat in one presentation which will forever change some of my terminology as well as Narragansett Bay's geography: 1.) I will never palm a reel, I will "palmer" it; 2.) My fly will never undulate, it will "ungulate"; 3.) "Pt. Judith, Prudence Island in the background".

Show was definitely well off it's high, but to me still worth the effort.

01-20-2009, 07:51 AM
Show was definitely well off it's high, but to me still worth the effort.

I enjoyed the trip as well, good talking to you VT :biggrin:

Some of those large flies are as expensive as wooden plugs !

01-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Was Foster Brooks or Norm Crosby giving the presentaion? :Eyecrazy: - I think someone needs a dictionary.
No such word a "palmer"
"ungulate" is a hooved animal

01-23-2009, 12:01 PM
Why is palmer not a word?....palm, palmer,, runner, running, fish , fishing, fisher????? A description of the method in which one uses ones palm?..specific to fishing . and the use of the reel...? .... and Jim Palmer (wink)

01-24-2009, 07:07 AM
Adding "er" to a word makes it a noun- i guess you could be a "palmer" of a reel- but the act of duing so is "to palm" or "palming". You can say-"I'm running out to the store" or "I think I'll run out to the store", but you can't substitute "runner" in place of either one. I'm done now- my head hurts.

01-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Ok, thanks for the english nevertheless, palmer IS a WORD. :smokin: "I am a palmer (noun) of all reels I own"

01-26-2009, 06:52 AM
Makes the world go 'round...
Way back during a previous life in the 1900's I happened to be involved in alot of Third World "shadow" kinda' stuff...
It was an "understood" that if you wanted something "done", an unspecified amount of cash (preferably US currency in large denominations) would grease the tracks to get the train moving out of the station...and again, for proper form, on task "completion"...
Boksheesh was not only an accepted and expected practice, it was an unwritten rule...
To grease the palm with Ben Franklin(s) would get the deed done, or at least started...
The providing/initiating agent was the PALMER and the recipient/tool was the PALMEE...
What John said...

01-26-2009, 03:12 PM
I make it a point never to argue with anyone wearing mirrored sunglassed and carrying automatic weapons.:eek:

01-26-2009, 05:40 PM
The haircut's not quite "high and tight", sunglasses and and hat look non-issue, and the v-neck sunburn, without good reason, would have had me pulling "special duty". I think Pete must of been on a TDY assignment.

01-26-2009, 07:46 PM
'Somewhere on the dark side of the moon for an agency that Jack Bauer would probably approve of... :eek:
and pleeeeze...hold all politically incorrect comments about the pigeon toed guy with the jambia wearing the skirt...:Eyecrazy: :rolleyes: :tsk_tsk:

01-26-2009, 08:59 PM
Pete... looks like you are dressed down; must have missed the last memo... bussiness attire only. Sports coat, button down shirts or your best white dress; please no zipper up jump suites. :eek:

01-27-2009, 04:38 AM
Pete....Are the two dudes with the sports coat the first class passingers and your breaking the news to the two other guys? :hihi: :chuckle: FishHawk

01-27-2009, 08:08 AM
airport services and ramp control coordinator...
secret service inner circle security...
a stranger in a strange land...
el Presidente of the Republic, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces...
Somali entrepreneur and CEO of "We-Be-Guns"...

Now...I'm affraid I'm going to have to SHOOT YOU! :tsk_tsk:

I love when a thread completely diverges and implodes in on itself...Where is the Mayor when we need him?!
A hijacking so thorough that it no longer has anything to do with reality, as we know it! :hihi: