Monday, January 29, 2007
It's Fly Fishing Show Week in Charlotte, NC
The Fly Fishing Show will be in Charlotte this coming weekend (Feb. 2nd - 4th) at the Merchandise Mart. This is one of the few fly fishing events in our area so it always drums up lots of interest. One my favorite things to do at the show is to count the number of folks who are not exhibitors but are wearing fishing shirts to the show. I almost expect to see someone walking into the show in chest waders. In addition to my people watching pursuits, I will be looking for bargain gear and meeting up with some fellow anglers.
Jim Casada will be one of lecturers at the show and he has written an article for Upstate.com that explains why he enjoys the show each year.
It's a glorious opportunity to visit with old angling friends and make new ones, talk about the streams of the Smokies I know and love so well, check out all the new and noteworthy products in the sport, and maybe arrange a trip of two in the coming months.
The show starts each day at 9:30 AM and closes at 5:30 PM. Admission is $14 for one day, $24 for two days, and $32 for a three day pass. This gets you access to almost all of the seminars. Parking will be $6.00 per day. It always seems pricey but when you consider you are getting a full day of entertainment it actually is pretty cheap.
Leave a comment if you are planning to attend. The Flyfishmagazine guys should be roaming the show floor on Saturday.