The Fly Fishing Show Marlborough MA Day 2
Day two opened with a bang as the crowd surged into the hall. By the time my first presentation arrived–11:15–the crowd was at the “roar” level. It was a casting demo, and I teased the crowd about becoming “casting devils,”and told them I wanted to take photos for the blog. Lots of laughing later, I had two great photos of the densely populated crowd with their casting arms raised and their fingesr pointing up like little devil horns. They were very attentive, and asked question for nearly a half hour after the demo.
After a quick lunch of a banana, a snack bar, and peach Snapple, it was time for a PowerPoint presentation on “Nymphing.” The crowd was densely packed and sat through all the jokes and stories that followed. Again a fun time was had by all while learning that the primary use of the shot is not to sink the fly but to anchor the fly against line drag, and that the primary use of the indicator is not to detect the strike but to gauge the speed of the fly (the indicator needs to be going about half the speed of the foam on top if the fly really is in the slower bottom currents).
Book signing time at the Author’s Booth came next, followed by a fly tying Demo. Because I was last on the docket for the day, and the crowd was more than willing, I ran on about Unique hackling Tips and Techniques” for nearly 1 1/2 hours.
The Show runs through tomorrow. The weather looks to be great, and certainly the Show is great and running full speed ahead. Come out and say “Hi.”