Another year, another Marlborough Fly Fishing Show, and I had a most excellent time. (I hope you did, too.) Even Sunday’s ice storm was fun, albeit in a what-a-disaster-let’s-make-the-best-of-it kind of way. Special kudos to the brave souls who came to my 10am presentation, Lost Secrets of Legendary Anglers. And thanks so much to everyone who attended the other two, Wet Flies 2.0, and Targeting Big Stripers From The Shore. I truly appreciate your support. Next up: Fly Fishing Show, Edison, NJ, Wet Flies 2.0 Seminar, 3:15pm in the Catch Room. See you then!
A lot of talent there. Yet somehow they let that Culton guy in. Humor aside, I enjoy going to other people’s seminars — I’m not only interested in their presentation techniques, but also in adding new arrows to my fly fishing quiver. Ed (both of them), George, and Jason are some of the nicest people you’ll meet. We (the Ed that is Engle) hung out and had a beer Saturday night. Dang, I shoulda taken a picture of that.
Some gorgeous creatures tied by my flatwing brother Joe Cordeiro. I spent a few hours on the show floor Friday shaking hands and visiting old friends. I kept it cheap, managing to get away with just 3 spools of Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk.
Old friend Captain Ray Stachelek. I really like a modified version of his soft-hackled bunny fur small squid fly.
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions makes the world’s best fly tying videos — and he’s also my hero because he gifted me a perfect shot of an October caddis for my Wet Flies 2.0 presentation.
Hat swag, a token of appreciation from the Cape Cod Flyrodders. Thanks, guys! I had a really good turnout for Targeting Big Stripers From The Shore on Saturday, and I was pleased that so many audience members were able to hang around after the talk for some hallway Q&A.
Wake up, Sunday AM. A slow day at the show, so I checked out George Daniels’, new friend Matt Supinski’s, Ed Engle’s, and later, Jason Randall’s presentations. Oh. And I managed to do one too. How stoked was I to have an audience in the middle of an ice storm!?!
I really enjoyed your presentation on Wet Flies 2.0 on Friday. Glad you made it home okay after that nasty storm.
‘Twas a longer drive but very doable and less frantic than I imagined. Thanks so much for your continued support.
I enjoyed your Targeting Big Stripers From The Shore presentation. Very informative and entertaining. You gave me lots of ideas on some places I will revisit on the Cape & RI in the spring.
Thanks for coming, Dean. Send the show an email (it’s on their site) telling them you enjoyed my presentation! 🙂
Wish I’d been able to catch your talk, I swung through quick after the show opened on friday but didnt get to stick around. Hope the commute home was not to bad!
It wasn’t as awful as I thought it would be. I’m in Edison Friday if that helps.
Steve, Attended your wet flies 2.0 Friday afternoon. Great presentation plus your talk salvaged the day for me. A two hour drive from Guilford, CT turned into four & a half hours due to a truck fire on I 395 that closed the highway. Thus I missed the entire morning and arrived frazzled. Thanks for a great talk and saving the day. Scott
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Argh. That sounds like it sucked. Glad you made it, glad you attended, and if you like, send the show an email (it’s on their site) telling them you enjoyed my presentation! 🙂
Here’s a link to the fire pics Mr. Tabar was speaking of. Pete and I were four cars in back of the fire. Two hours and twenty minutes without moving. Arrgh!