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Old 12-13-2009, 03:52 PM
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Marlborough & Somerset Fly Shows

The Marlborough Show, Jan 15,16 & 17 has some pretty high level fly types presenting - Ray Stachelek, Rich Murphy, Alan Caolo, Dick Brown, etc.

Somerset, Jan 22, 23 & 24 has not announced the celebrities attending, but its rumored that Lefty Kreh will be there. Bob Popovics is there every year and very approachable for fly/fishing questions.

Anyone going to either show? I plan to attend Somerset to breakup the winter doldrums. There is always a seminar or flytying technique that are takeaways from the show. And there are some bargains from the vendors at the show. Just get there early.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:56 AM
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I don't go to these shows because they're the same every year. The one that I attend that is much better is the Bear's Den Show which is in Feb. Scott puts on a great show. FishHawk
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:57 AM
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Bear's den show is in the nieghborhood and Scott and crew do a great job.

It's been 4 or 5 years since I marked the Marlboro or defunct Wilmington shows on my calender. Got to be the same old same old. I would only go when basser talked me into it (damn, I miss that guy).

I may or may not go to Marlboro, it'll be a show day decision.
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I may go to Bears Den to pick up tying stuff. I am bored with the same group of so-called experts unless there is a presentation about something local.
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I'll probably be at Somerset on Friday.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:42 PM
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I am with Fishhawk, BigDave and FredA on this one. Same old stuff. The seminars maybe ok for beginners, but I don't need for someone to show me the Striper techniques (might be a good place to catch a nap)....or watching the same fly tyers tying the same stuff. I also have all the gear I will need for three lifetimes...Misc. Fish prints and lithos and books...got em...Absent going to see old friends (which I may go to the Bears den for that)... There is really nothing new...no new tying, perhaps a new material...but as we all know there are only so many ways to tye a fly...Besides, the real fun was when this Forum had our own booth...or should I say...meeting place
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I'll go to Bear's Den show if it's on again this year and if I'm not on duty that weekend. Haven't been to Marlboro in some time. Used to go to the Saltwater Edge show in Newport, but they stopped doing shows last year.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:47 AM
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Somerset, Jan 22, 23 & 24 has not announced the celebrities attending, but its rumored that Lefty Kreh will be there. Bob Popovics is there every year and very approachable for fly/fishing questions.
Lefty is supposed to be at the TFO booth but Bob Popovics has not been at this show for the last few years. Yes, you might run into him walking around the show but you won't see him tying his "fleyes" at this show.
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i pretty much agree that the bear's den show is far and away the best of the bunch. and in these tough times it's a good idea to support the local businesses that are there for us all year long and not just at "show time"
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I plan to do the Bear's Den. Marlborough will only be on if a bunch of the guys up here need a road trip excuse.
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It is really pathetic that northern New England can't support one decent flyfishing show. The Bear's Den sounds like a good choice from what is left, but boy is it a drive from central Maine. Now that I also have a house in Florida, I think I am going lo time my trips south to a good Florida show. I really would like to try some Beulah rods for stripers so my Miser rod can go south.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:01 AM
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Joe...FYI...I have a Beulah 10/11wt....like it a lot.......probably not an everyday striper rod but it has a lot of flexibility: easy to cast and casts well.......in my opinion, it is really a 10wt with a short 11wt butt section; .......great for punching out line in strong wind...great for sight casting, but would not want to blind cast all day with it....good boat rod....powerful enough for much larger fish.
Best line match seems to be an 11wt intermediate line and a 10wt fast sink....that's the set up I have and am very pleased with the performance.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for the info Ron. I really hope Juro can have a bunch of Beulahs for demoing and trying sometime this summer. And I am trying to talk one of the local flyshops into carrying them too.
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I will probably go to marlboro - for some trout feathers.

Does anyone have confirmation that there is a Bearsden show this year ? - I don't see anything on his site or on the net when googling

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2010 Bear's Den Show

The Bear's Den site does indicates that the 12th annual show is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton. Thats the same place they held it last two years.

There are no details concerning the show yet. But I'm sure it will be good and I'm looking forward to attending (weather permitting).

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