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Lancaster Show

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Went to the Lancaster show, not expecting anything special but was pleasantly surprsed, spoke with a couple of the tiers and got some new tips to try. Got there around 11, not overly crowded, some booths were crowded, so I moved on and came back. Spent about 2 1/2 hours on the floor, ran into a couple of friends and chatted.
AT 1 met with some family members at Carrs restaurant and had a wonderful afternoon lunch and a super dessert - Chocolate Creme Brule.

I will probably go again next year if it is held here again, Not a Somerset but could have potential.

Hope to see comments from others too!

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:24


Re: Lancaster Show

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Thanks for the report. Were any rod builders there?

Posted on: 2012/2/18 19:57
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Re: Lancaster Show

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There are reviews in the events forum

Posted on: 2012/2/18 20:02


Re: Lancaster Show

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Dear Board,

I'm thinking of going tomorrow. That can serve as either a heads up or fair warning depending on your POV.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2012/2/18 20:45
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Re: Lancaster Show

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I was there with Rickinpa and had a good time. Thought it was a little smaller than the show last year in Valley Forge but big enough to find most of what I wanted to buy.

Posted on: 2012/2/18 22:23


Re: Lancaster Show

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im heading down there today glad to here its a decent show.

Posted on: 2012/2/19 7:49
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Re: Lancaster Show

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it has some vendors, some good deals, lots of cool presentations.

If you have been to a show or two, I'm sure you have seen all of this before. I remember lefty's presentation from a show years ago and it hasn't changed much. still great to see an 87 year old effortlessly blasting 75ft of line out on a roll cast!

check out the colonial anger if you go, he's a cool dude and it's fun to see how our sport has evolved. He has a lot of stuff you might not see elsewhere.


Posted on: 2012/2/19 8:40
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Re: Lancaster Show

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Quote:

TimRobinsin wrote:
it has some vendors, some good deals, lots of cool presentations.

If you have been to a show or two, I'm sure you have seen all of this before. I remember lefty's presentation from a show years ago and it hasn't changed much. still great to see an 87 year old effortlessly blasting 75ft of line out on a roll cast!

check out the colonial anger if you go, he's a cool dude and it's fun to see how our sport has evolved. He has a lot of stuff you might not see elsewhere.

Ken Reinard(The Colonial Angler) is a great guy. Ken and I fished together a couple of years ago and had a blast. His book on the history of flyfishing in colonial america is first rate. A very good history lesson. The day we fished together I almost did'nt know him as we dressed and fished with modern flyfishing gear.

Posted on: 2012/2/19 12:52
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Re: Lancaster Show

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Was there on Saturday and I loved it. Anyone stop by Safet Nikocevic's tying station? Very innovative guy.

Posted on: 2012/2/19 16:22
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Re: Lancaster Show

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Rolf - Bob Selb was there with a lot of great gear. As for rod builders, Rick Robbins showed me an 8 footer 3 piece that he has been developing for quite some time. He calls it The Holy Grail and it handles lines from 3 to 5 effortlessly. Might even work a 6, but I didn't try one. I remember Walton Powell was on this multiplicity of lines kick and he was able to design tapers in glass and bamboo that indeed covered a wide range. When he linked up with the British Hexagraph folks, he worked out some magnificent designs in a modern American (think dry fly fishing vs. sea trout with gangs of wets) and the first Hexagraph (graphite substrate but not tubular - the composites are layered together to simulate the natural morphology of cane) that he sold me is an 8 footer that truly handles 3, 4, 5 and 6 wt.

Ben Turpin has a number of nicely done repros and his work these days is sorely tempting.

One of my cane-hunting buddies fell in love with a couple of Brian Kleinchester's small trouters. His brand is Chester Rods and he has apprenticed under Robbins. His work is very very impressive, with delicious 4 wt and 5 wt tapers and I see some in my wine racks soon.

RonR was also in Bob's area and he's very knowledgeable about glass, and is getting into rolling some out of Hardy and other vintage blanks. He knows enough about the technology that I hope he puts together some mandrels that reflect his performance design thinking.

Not a large number of builders, but the ones who were there kept me busy and having fun.

tl
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Posted on: 2012/2/19 18:15
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Re: Lancaster Show

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Les
How many rods do you own by now ?
When Ron Koenig was alive ,I think he told me you were at 150 or so rods

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Re: Lancaster Show

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Hank, too many but also not enough. I've gotten a few dozen since RK passed. Tenkara is a new fascination, but a great cane or glass is hard to pass up.

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Re: Lancaster Show

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Thanks Les! Actually I just heard from Bob. He sold a Hawes for me at Somerset so that was some good news. Actually I was wondering if Art Weiler would be there. He has a new rod that sounds interesting. “Forks of the Delaware”, 8-1/2’, 3/2, 5 weight. Looks like I’ll have to pay him a visit instead.

Rolf

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Re: Lancaster Show

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Why di I think this show was in March? Duh!

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Re: Lancaster Show

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Chaz wrote:
Why di I think this show was in March? Duh!


It was when it was in Valley Forge last year.

I prefer having it earlier.

Posted on: 2012/2/20 14:21
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