Depressingly compact-the Lynnwood flyfishing show.

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  1. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    I attended with my son-in-law, and two of my grandkids ages 12 and 5. My grandaughter picked up a Reddington waterproof rain jacket at 50% off. My grandson(and his little sister) are loving his/their "Olive" book. I personally was looking forward to getting Tim's book, and he was around at the time to sign it! Had a quick chat with Evan, and stopped by and talked with Ira a couple of times.

    The icing on the cake was after months of overthinking it (like I always do), I made good on my threat, and purchased an Assault XX from Dave Scadden. Saved over $300 off the web advertised "show price". I think I came out ahead by attending!;) Wait a minute. Hmmm:confused:
     
  2. Bill Aubrey

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    The next show, why don't we pick a day and try to have a WFF get together? I love meeting fellow addicts of this site. Maybe we could even trick OMJ to return to his roots for a weekend. Of course, I'll probably remember this thought right after the next show.
     
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  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Doesn't OMJ require alcohol in order to show? That danged guy at the Tenkara...Tenkara... Tenkara... booth was supposed to have some hidden somewhere. I think he only shared it with people who could pronounce tenkara properly.
     
  4. Jack Devlin

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    Being relatively new to the WFF thing, I have to ask " Who is OMJ?"
     
  5. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Old man Jim?
     
  6. Bill Aubrey

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    OK, Jackd has an excuse--he's new. Old Man Jim, truly one of our classics. A good guy.
     
  7. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Bill, I like your idea. I haven't met many folks I'd like to. To borrow from another post, a WFF lounge showing looped FF footage with chairs and micro brews would be a welcome addition. Not sure its possible but its good in my head.
     
  8. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Zen, I spent Saturday right next to that Tenkara booth and tried 'pronouncing' it several times. No booze, not even a glimmer of recognition.:( Got to meet Tim/Ford Fenders and congratulate him on a fine book that's helping me get my stillwater mojo back. Talked to Evan and a few others from the board as well as many others who visited the TFO booth. Yes, it was small. Yes, it was hot. I'm still glad I went - it's nice to have a flyfishing show back in the Seattle area and always fun to meet other local flyfishers.

    Cheers,

    Brian
     
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  9. Lex Story

    Lex Story Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek

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    Correct pronunciation of "tenkara" was one of the prerequisites. Plenty of folks came by and partook of my stainless steel encapsulated spirits.
     
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  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I met Evan also. Did he show you his Ron Jeremy tattoo?
     
  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Me, silly.

    I don't drive to many places when there is the threat of snow in the air. I'm a chicken when it comes to driving in it.. Now if the show was in the middle of summer I might try to make it there.
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Tenkara... <echo> ..... tenkara.... <echo>.....tenkara..... I'm still trying to find that guy.

    I'm starting to think the flask thing was a marketing ploy to get people to say "Tenkara" all over the fly show. I never heard anyone shouting out "Norvise" or "Sage".
     
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  13. Andrew Lawrence

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    I attended the show for 3 hours on Sunday, and would have to rate my experience as a positive one. Although the venue could have been a little bigger (especially the area where the casting demonstrations were held), I wasn’t necessarily dissatisfied with it. Anyhow, I had fun looking at all the different booths, and Simon Gawesworth’s casting demonstration was both informative and hilarious.
     
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  14. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    I thought the show was good! I spent about 3 hours going around and watched Ryan Smith's presentation on Puget Sound fishing. Was there with some friends and saw many others.. And yes Lex did have something when you said "Tenkara"! I'll be getting one of the Tenkara rods this spring for sure!

    Picked up a copy of the book "Salmon in the Trees, Life in Alaska's Tongass Forest" and got it signed by Amy Gulick and a nice fly pin from the Casting for Recovery gals.. Saw some awesome materials, but couldn't justify any more and need to tie a few thousand flies before I buy more! :cool:

    I also attended the IF4 Film tour, and enjoyed the flicks, beer and had fun with the Orvis crew, past and present that were up there...

    Hope they keep this show going and I loved the fact we didn't have to pay for parking...
     
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  15. Jack Devlin

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    OK, now I know who you are. Did you change your Avatar photo recently?
    Jack