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  1. flygirl

    Flyfishing Show

    I’ve attended the Somerset show for years before it moved to Edison. I attended the 1st Edison show & posted my experience concerning the seminars in a space separated only by drapes…. the ‘manager ‘ does not take well to constructive criticism by his response to me . They used to post exhibitors well in advance … TBA only tells me that there are few. I used to go to Marlborough show but it was getting smaller & smaller. Sad how things change ….. it’s all about. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  2. The Fly Fishing Show is coming up this month in NJ.... I'm undecided on going only because Exhibitors are not listed with only 3 wks away. E mails to the show for info since Nov have gone unanswered . Anyone here plan on attending ? I had the same problem with the Flytying Show back in Nov...seems I saved some $$$ by not going,.
  3. Flies arrived .. Great Ties everybody . Thanks for hosting BoB . Happy Holidays & lets keep a positive look into the New Year. You'll get through this. 👍
  4. I own a pair of Korkers , super comfy , & my only complaint is the strap on the back of the sole breaks …this has happened on all the soles . When it happened to the studded soles that were only a yr old I sent them back to Korkers & they replaced them no problem . I think they’re customer service is good , they communicated well . But if anyone has any tips on how to prevent that strap from breaking I’d appreciate it…
  5. I was planning to go but the website didn’t list exhibitors….. so that sends the message that there’s not that many. Not making the trip. If Anyone going Sat.gave some feedback it would be appreciated
  6. I decided not to go but curious on the turn out also.
  7. You didn’t rain on my parade….. its been along time since I’ve seen bargains at any show…. Years ago when I attended , took me longer to drive there then it did to walk through the show. NJ & Mass shows are having declines in vendors due to the cost of space. Looks like JStockard will be getting more of my $$ . Thanks for the input
  8. Does anyone know how many vendors would be there ? web site tells you nothing & with the current supply chain shortage happening everywhere for everything , I would go just to restock my bench. The Flyfishing Show in Jan . has been having fewer vendors in both NJ & Mass.
  9. Sometimes you have to put down the Fly Rod & grab the surf rod.......I've been busy in New England chasing the Striper migration.....caught this 30" on a Diawa SP Minnow. Didn't want to come ashore to meet me...so he picked up some sand but when it came time to release him I waded knee deep & took my time reviving him & me before I sent him off to swim down south.
  10. feeling brainless........ tying up some Mop Flies
  11. Having spent the weekend at the Edison show I thought I'd share the experience. Parking was no problem at all. At the Somerset show, all the seminars/guest fly tiers were free...you had access to them without having to pay admission. This is no longer the case. Everything is set up beyond the admission doors...including the bathroom. Same amount of vendors. There were 2 casting ponds which were nice , but when there was a seminar casting on the pond, you could not hear them even with a mic. This was also a problem when attending seminars...areas were set up but they were divided by curtains which cannot block out the noise from the seminar being held next door. Unless you sat next to the person speaking, you could not hear them. I sat in the second row & couldn't tell you what the person was talking about. There were less featured fly tier seminars than last year , & the one I wanted to see was being held on Sun....that would have cost me another $18 & again, problems with the noise. The Beer Garden was small & in the back of the show. The aisles were set up wider so you didn't have to bump & grind your way through the show....didn't seem too crowded. What was missing was the camaraderie which was always at the Somerset location....everybody socialized whether they knew you or not ...there was no 'hang out 'spot...everyone seemed to go to the show & go separate ways. I heard complaints about the main hotel -Sheraton- being old & very dirty....they won't stay there again. I stayed at the Extended Stay hotel (also old) which had a small kitchen with no cups, or coffee pot but I bring my own...won't stay there again. I heard no complaints about the Marriott. I've attended the Somerset show for years & change is always hard...& I saw co director Chuck Furmisky walking around taking notes & being aware that he has his work cut out for him for next year . But I think I'll just make it a day event next year. Any one else here attend ? Opinions ?
  12. Dollar Zone. stores only......they have several if you live in the East
  13. The Somerset show has moved to Edison NJ this year....more room, more vendors
  14. Anyone with access to Dollar Zone stores in their area need to check this out. They are selling 'Iridescent Easter Grass ' in Pink, Green, Gold .....which is nothing but Krystal Flash loose in a bag.
  15. Beautiful set up ,including the fly....let us know how it works out.
  16. I received an AWESOME ! set of flies in the mail. Great job everybody, I have to say this was one of my most enjoyable swaps on this forum .
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