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Old 01-03-2014, 11:37 AM
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Arrow The Fly Fishing Show - Marlborough, MA

I'm sure everyone on this forum knows about this show and is already planning on attending and supporting, but for those who don't know about it, here's the info for 2014 The Fly Fishing Show - Jan. 17th, 18th and 19th.

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Old 01-03-2014, 12:22 PM
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I would go but I'm at Sugarloaf that weekend. Too bad for the conflict, as I would have liked to go this year.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:55 PM
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Im planning on making this year my first.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:07 PM
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45 minute drive for me from Boston. I think I'll check it out
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Hey solid, I'm heading there on Friday with Martin, Merril and maybe Mike plus few others.
Can you go on Friday?
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:51 PM
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Personally, I don't go anymore. It is my experience that the number of vendors (especially rod makers) is down and I am not interested in most of the other "junk" (beer coolers,bait buckets, etc) that are on display. In addition, there are very few new speakers and the seminars seem like the same old thing.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:24 AM
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Kmudgn is - disappointingly - correct -- in the short 7 years I've been FF - I've seen the Wilmington MA show die -- and the vendors at Marlborough drop. Each year there are fewer "big names" at Marlborough -
but check the list of vendors and presenters at Somerset NJ -- and you'll see many of those "big names".
Still -- its January - have not caught a fish since Dec 19th (thank you 3 Rivers) -- and if the Marlborough show is not supported - it will disappear also.
So -- see you there on Friday.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:25 PM
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I know there are usually lots of tying materials but are there better deals or are the prices normal? I am also interested in the Popovics seminars
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:55 PM
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I agree the show has really fallen off and is getting smaller. Each year I say I'm not going but do. For the $15 that it costs to just get in - I just don't know. I think that there are very few "deals" on materials etc. There is however usually a couple of vendors with inexspensive flies so it is a place to pick up a bunch of flies. I also don't like humping up the hill to the hotel to attend the seminars.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:11 PM
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Last year I bought a nice orvis wading staff that was nicely discounted. Also, I found that the show get the "fire in the belly" for fishing again. It's too bad that a vicious circle is made-venders/presenters don't come due to declining attendance, and due to declining venders/presenters, people don't come.
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