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The Fly Fishing Show in Philadelphia - 2011

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 03/08/2011 (3359 reads)

The Fly Fishing Show in Philadelphia was held the the weekend of March 5 & 6, 2011. This is the first time the show was held at the Valley Forge Convention Center and sounds like it will be part of the schedule for next year as well.

Being that is was the first year there was a little smaller with the number of vendors, booths and presenters. Chuck Furimsky, Fly Fishing Show Director, made sure there was plenty of the star power and regulars to make it a very good first year and plenty to go around for all. Joe Humphreys, Bob Clouser, Eric Stroup, Mike Heck, Bob Mead, John Collins, Shawn Davis, Anthony Giaquinto, Scott Cesari, Dave Brandt and Don Bastian to name a few

A lot of booths included TCO Fly Shops, Simms, The Evening Hatch Shop, Valley Forge TU, Main Line Fly-Tyers, Project Healing Waters, AA Outfitters Fly Shop and plenty more.

What I liked most about the show was just how well attended it was by Paflyfish members. I was into the show for than a few minutes and found Heritage Angler and LRSABecker eyeing up the hall looking for some deals. I'll let the video tell the story. More pictures are posted on the Facebook Fanpage :

Nice show and looking forward to getting back to Philly next year as I am sure this will really grow!
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Published: 2011/3/8 21:21  Updated: 2011/3/8 21:21
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 Re: The Fly Fishing Show in Philadelphia - 2011
Nicely done, Dave! As any trout angler will tell you, bigger is not always better and Pa beats NJ hands down. I appreciate your hard work and dedication. Chris
Published: 2011/3/9 10:54  Updated: 2011/3/9 10:54
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 Re: The Fly Fishing Show in Philadelphia - 2011

Great to catch up with on on Saturday. Big turn out of a lot of PAFFers at Valley Forge over the weekend.

Keep us posted with what is going on with the Main Line Fly-Tyers!

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