Every time I go to one of the better shows I make it a point to learn something. Even if it is as simple as how to make a certain part of a fly. This year in Marlboro, I am going to figure out how to make the wings on traditional spey flies lay so low. I am hoping that one of the pros can help.
I also meet up with friends and contacts. The event will take all of three to four hours. I will have a few laughs, see some new products, speek to the officials representing Saumon Quebec and go home.
Therefore, my suggestion to someone who does not want to miss a day on the water is to do both. Get to the show first thing at opening and get to the river as the afternoon warms.
Some one you meet at the show could enhance your fishing for life.