Wing Shooting Fly Fishing Expo this weekend Split Rock Resort - The Outdoor Community
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wing Shooting Fly Fishing Expo this weekend Split Rock Resort

Anyone going to the wing shooting fly fishing Expo this weekend in the Poconos at Split Rock Resort.

Looks pretty interesting with a focused subject matter that I think makes it pretty unique.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 07:15 PM
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I'm thinking about it. Anyone been there before or is this the first year?
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This is the first year for this one I believe.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 08:17 AM
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I went to the show on Sat. Pretty small and not a lot there. Was disappointed with the $15 price to get in for what was there compared to other shows. Also it was not very well marked where the different rooms with the seminars were. Probably will not go again next year unless they lower the price to get in.
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I was there Saturday for the Expo and dinner. Thought it was a top notch show. First class vendors, no flea market stuff, no military or black guns. A true sportsman's show. Great speakers. Yes rooms were not marked well, but fixed with one question to staff. Audio at some presentations and the dinner could be improved. Overall a great show for a first run.
ps I have no issues with black guns, so we don't have to run down that trail.
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A. I bait-chuck
B. I tend to ground swat my upland birds
C. I live in SW PA

Guess that means I'm a no show.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 02:08 PM
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I was there Sunday helping represent NAVHDA and my Pocono Mountain chapter, we had a booth up front and a demonstration area in the back. If you were there Sunday then you probably saw me with my 8 month old GWP pup. It was her first show and first day on a pinch collar. She seemed to be a big hit, I don't think there was a person there that didn't stop to pet her and scratch behind her ears. She loved it all! Slept like a champ too layer that evening to my delight.

I thought it was a very good show, not the huge mass of people like at The Flyfishing Show in Lancaster and Somerset, NJ. It was smaller and more intimate but they had quality vendors and outfitters there. Plenty of good seminars too, even the Michigan DNR was there. The wingshooting and flyfishing is a good marriage, lots of overlapping clientele. A couple of us are already making plans for a 2019 trip after talking to an "outfitter" there. For a first year show I think it was done well and they appeared to have enough traffic to keep it going at least another year and maybe expand it some more. Plenty of parking too.

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I went on Sunday and it was enjoyable. What I really enjoyed was that it was not crowded like some other shows. The amount of seminars available and the topics of the seminars were all really good I thought. The prices for some of the private lesson stuff seemed pretty steep, but then again I'm a cheap skate. The booths were good, very little junk or non-related items.

I would agree that the signage certainly needs improved next year. I had no idea where to turn off the main road, what building the show was in, or where the seminar rooms were.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2018, 09:57 AM
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"No Show" in the West

We don't get much of this type of thing in the western or just the non-east part of the state. And that's market, I can only assume. But this time of year, such things are appreciated. From my experience back here (I lived in the East in general from 1996-2003) we get mostly mediocre gun shows and a couple of sport and travel expos, that, after going to once, even in the desperation of February, I'm not interested in returning to.

Even though the hook-N-Bullet society is naturally still more resident here, we have fewer people and less $$ and, essentially, these are marketing ventures. When in the East, I spent more time talking and thinking about the outdoors than doing it. In the East, you want to go bird hunting or whatever, so you buy a new, expensive gun. In the West, you tend to use what you have, being a more depressed region. Poverty doesn't inspire much for marketing budgets.

So we don't get many shows, but we have places to go. The fishing, at least in flowing water, isn't nearly as good. No way our rivers compare to the Juniata or Susquehanna. I'm not sure which side is considered home by the Center County limestoners. The lakes in the west are better. Not many shows about this, though. Not close enough to the Megalopolis.

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