Marlborough Fly Fishing Show

Hmmm….. Glad I didn’t look like a wealthy fly angler at the Marlboro show.

GB Magazine

With gas prices under 2 bucks here in New Jersey, I decided to drive 200 miles to the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and look for a few deals that would make the trip pay for itself.

I always look for free stuff in the morning.

Every little bit helps, like this free keychain offered by the Maine Dept of Fisheries.


I took 4.

Stock up on practical stuff like gink, which will come in handy later…


Never pay for lunch at the show.

To do this right, you gotta pick up brochures from the guys who are promoting trips around the world, and you gotta know how to look like a rich guy.  For me, that means I buy a collared polo for the day of the show. 

I buy a fresh shirt, manufactured in the Far East, perhaps in a Shanghai sweatshop. It runs me 2.99 at…

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