Depressingly compact-the Lynnwood flyfishing show.

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  1. John Wallace

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    I was there Sat. for about 5 hours. Got to talk to a lot of Rep. I haven't seen in about 3 years. Found out about a couple of new lines and items that will be coming out. As for rods, I am more of a fiberglass guy, but tried a few rods! I try the 10' 3wt Icon from Allen fly fishing and loved the rod. I do have a couple of fiberglass rods in the works but will have to get that Icon.
    Had a great talk with Sweetgrass bamboo about rebuilding a bamboo rod I had. All and all it was great to me!
     
  2. Old Man

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    I got tired of my self portrait. Now it's just my hats.

    If you are ever in Dillon and you see one of these hats walking down the street. I'll be the one under it.
     
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  3. Irafly

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    I loved the show and that's coming from someone who had to stand half of the first day and check hand stamps. I even enjoyed that part. Great to meet folks, test rods, witness new fly designs, ask questions about equipment, talk to authors and buy a few things. I think that they will certainly seek out a new venue. I don't think they expected the interested from vendors and or the number of folks who showed up.
     
  4. ICHI

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    I've never been to a FFS show. I got my Kast steelhead gloves I was looking for and spoke to some friendly vendors.The casting seminars on main floor were great. I'm also getting into Tenkara, thanks Lex!
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    The 2014 show is about 3 weeks out from now. I'm going to make reservations at the close by motel for the show. This time I'll be there Saturday and Sunday.
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    These shows must be a pretty tough business case. The first year at the Maydenbauer Center was fantastic IMO, but I heard from someone that it did not do well for the sponsors. The second year was also good but it seemed the quality of the show and attendance went down after that and prices went up. Is it just this region or are these venues becoming hard to pull off elsewhere around the nation?
     
  7. Evan Burck

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    There has been next to no drama in the other cities we go to. Seems our area is just especially difficult.
     
  8. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I'm working it again this year. You want in, I'll need to see that stamp! The Fly Fishing Film Tour looks great again as well.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Hmmm... too many Piscatorial PhD's in the PNW perhaps?
     
  10. Olive bugger

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    OMJ is a rookie fisher, that lives over in Montana. He once lived in Washington but rumor has it that the Sheriff had something to do with him moving to Montana.
     
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  11. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    When & where is this event going to be held ?
     
  12. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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  13. Old Man

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    Now I can't even spell the little words.
     
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  14. Jerry Daschofsky

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    No it's the venue. I hate driving into Bellevue and Seattle. One reason i avoid it. I actually prefer to drive to the Albany show. And I've seen A LOT of Washington anglers attending that show.
     
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I will be at the Lynnwood show Saturday and Sunday. Looking to meet old/new friends.