This weekend, the team split and headed off for the start of show season. It was a good weekend as far as shows were concerned, but tough on the travel conditions.
Greg, Will and myself all headed for the show in Indianapolis called "Indiana on the Fly." Let me just say that the organizers in Indianapolis put on a quality show. There were many, many quality vendors and exhibitors in attendance, which is probably due to their "by invitation only" method of operation.
Everything from Steelhead to fishing in Scotland was represented and big names such as Bob Clouser were also in attendance which is always a crowd pleaser.
I always enjoy getting to the shows and networking with old friends as well as new. I also like the opportunity to learn something new...it keeps you sharp and on top of your game.
While we were in Indianapolis, Graham, Jeremy, and John were in Cleveland at the North Coast Fly Fishers fly tying exposition. As we understand, it went very well.
Here are just a few photos of our show experience. I would have liked to shot more photos, but I was to busy with the crowd and tying to do so.
Our lovely hostess Patti at the end of a successful show
Greg mans the booth while I slip away to capture some memories
Greg poses with Orvis store manager Gary after a nice fashion show in which Greg was very vogue!
Greg and Jerry Darkes speak as we begin tearing down.
Brian Flechsig hands out literature at the booth. It was good to have Brian and MRO represented with us this year.
Currently we are back home and watching to see what the streams do. Unfortunately, based upon the forecast, I think all we will see is the ice getting thicker. I guess it is that time of year, so we are taking advantage of the shows and time for tying.
We suggest you do the same. Go learn a little something new and tie some flies and we will keep you posted on what we are doing and what we know.
Keep your eyes on our fly tying blog as we will be posting new entries weekly during the show/tying season. Click here to see it www.steelheadalleyflytying.blogspot.com
If at any time, you have questions on our ties or perhaps you need that selection of flies for the coming spring run, just give us a call!
Until next time, stay warm!
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters