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Eldredge Bros. 14th Annual Fly Fishing Expo

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14th Annual

 

Fly Fishing Expo   

 

March 25th, 2017
9:00am till 4:00pm  

 

   

 

 

Hey Folks,

 

 

We cordially invite you all to our 14th Annual Fly fishing Expo on March 25th, 2017, 9:00am till 4:00pm here at Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop.  All of us here look forward to seeing you at this festive event rain or shine. We are really excited at how much the expo has grown over the years!

 

Rio Leader and Tippet Deal 
For anyone who purchases a Premium Rio Fly Line during our event you will receive your choice of either of the following:
  
Two pack of Powerflex Leaders 
        
50 yard Powerflex Tippet Spool
  
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Free Fly Line
With a purchase of over $300.00 you will receive a free fly line of your choice. Spey lines not included. Limited to one line per person during the event. Sale items not included. 
 
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Maine Artist David B. Tibbetts

David will be here displaying his beautiful watercolors. His work captures many of the historic fisheries from our wonderful state. David will have a free raffle for one of his brooktrout prints. 

 

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Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance

Come and meet some of the members from this alliance that have worked with tireless dedication to restore the Atlantic Salmon Runs to the SacoRiver. 

 

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Malden Anglers

The folks from Malden Anglers have had a clubhouse on a private trout pond in Saugus for 70 years. These guys do a lot for Project Healing Waters and kids. They will be raffling off a free membership for one person $200.00 value.  

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Bamboo Rod Builder

Fred Kretchman of F. D. Kretchman Rod Co. will be here demonstrating some of the intricacies involved in crafting bamboo fly rods. This includes splitting cane, preparing nodes and strips, tapering strips, gluing strips together, straightening sections, and mounting guides and other hardware. He will bring both raw materials and rod sections in various stages of completion as well as some equipment including the Morgan Hand Mill. In addition to demonstrating the bamboo rod building process he will have completed rods on display and some vintage rods, some of which will be for sale. I am excited to announce that we now have a cane cabinet in our store which is dedicated to display new bamboo fly rods built by Fred. As of this moment we have several of Fred's exquisitely crafted cane rods in stock.

 

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Test Cast 100'S of Fly Rods!!    

We'll have a large casting area along side a huge tent under which will be a diverse display of fly rods manned by reps or pros from Winston, Scott, Echo, Redington, Hatch,  Fishpond, Simms, Rio, Hardy reels and more. They will have fly rods set up and ready to compare and test cast at your leisure. Look below for more details on casting your way into a raffle. 

 

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Professional Fly Tying Demo

Joe Calcavecchia of Saltwater Custom Flies and Scott Fisher. Joe is an extraordinary production fly tier who ties thousands of flies each year. His patterns are innovative, time tested and a staple in many fly fishers fly boxes. Scott is one of those rare people who can find intricate detail in things many people would consider mundane. He has applied that ability to his inspection of all the fish foods he can get his hands on and adds those intricacies to make flies to imitate all types of fish food. He is very innovative in his fly designs and in his use of common materials. Both Joe and Scott’s attention to detail is evident in their flies and a testament to their skills. Joe and Scott will be tying in our shop during the entire day and will be willing to help you with any fly tying questions that you may have. Every fly that Joe and Scott tie during the Expo will be put into two Eldredge Bros. fly boxes and given away as a door prize. 

 

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Cast to Win Prizes

From Scott, Redington, Winston and Echo.

If you test cast any fly rod, the representative from that rod company will give you a ticket to put in that company's bucket. At the end of the day we will be drawing a winner from each company's bucket for the following items.      

 

SCOTT: Scott Flex Fly Rod (your choice of length and line weight) - $475.00value

 

REDINGTON: Hydrogen Rod (your choice of length and line weight) $349.95 value

 

WINSTON: Nexus Fly Rod (your choice of length and line weight) - $495.00 value

 

ECHO: Echo Base Fly Rod & Reel Outfit (your choice of line weight) - $179.99 value


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FISHPOND: Try on any Fishpond pack or vest and enter a raffle to win a Summit Sling in Gravel from Fishpond  $99.95 value 

HARDY;  A Hardy Marquis 6 $369.00 value
 

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Door Prizes

Dyna King Kingfisher Vise (your choice of pedestal or c-clamp) -  $175.00 value

1 of 2 $50.00 gift certificates for Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop

All of the flies tied by Joe Calcavecchia during the Expo in an Eldredge Bros Fly Box 

 

All of flies tied by Scott Fisher during the Expo in an Eldredge Bros Fly Box

 

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Raffle 

A Four Hour Guided Fishing Trip w / Capt. Mark Drummond  -  $350.00 value
Tickets: $5.00 each or $20.00 for 5 tickets   

 

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Maine Sporting Camps

We will have Maine Sporting Camps here. These camps offer some of the best fishing opportunities that can be found in Maine. Trout live in beautiful places and that's where these camps are located. Each camp is offering a free raffle for a weekend at their beautiful Camps.


SPECIAL OFFER

For any person who books a trip with any of the sporting camps at our Expo and pays their deposit the day of our Expo, Eldredge Bros Fly Shop will pay $100.00 towards your stay.

 

Bradford Camps ~ Free Lodging for Two People Two Days, Two Nights, with Meals $800.00 value 

Red River Camps ~ Free Lodging for Two People Two Days, Two Nights, with Meals $560.00 value   

Grants Kennebago Camps ~ Free Lodging for Two People Two Days, Two Nights, with Meals $780.00 value 

Tim Pond Camps ~ Free Lodging for Two People Two Days, Two Nights, with Meals $880.00 value.

Weatherbys ~ Free Lodging for Two People Two Days, Two Nights, with Meals $916.00 value

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Free Antique Tackle Appraisals

Sante Giuliani, Danny LeRoux, Jeff Knapp and vintage tackle author, Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Lifetime Achievement award A. J. Campbell will be here doing free Antique Tackle Appraisals. Sante, Jeff and A. J.are some of the country's leading authorities on antique bamboo fly rods and Danny is an authority on old plugs, lures, reels, tackle boxes and anything that ever went into them. If you've got an old cane rod or just anything fishing related that's old, bring it by. You might be sitting on a gold mine or you may have something with a very interesting history.  

 

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Flies For Kids Raffle

The day of the our Expo may be the last chance to buy a raffle ticket to win Cliff Bugger Beast fly boxes stuffed full of flies tied for many species of fish and donated by generous tyers from all over. The proceeds raised in this raffle will go towards purchasing fly tying kits from Wapsi to hand out to kids who show an interest in learning to tie flies. Tickets are $10.00 per chance and the lucky winner takes all!

   

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Free Food
Great Bay Trout Unlimited & Great Bay-Piscataqua WATERKEEPER Jeff Barnum will be the chefs on hand. They will have the grills fired up and be serving free hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken, soda, and coffee all day long to anyone with an appetite. We will also have free culinary delights cooked in the Green Egg. There will be free breakfast sandwiches & doughnuts for those who get here early. All food is provided by Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop.

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This is a "RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW OR HAIL OR WICKED NASTY NOREASTER" event. As we've seen from previous events there is no weather that can stop a hardy New Englander from following their passion and we will not let it stop us from holding this event. Don't forget to bring your foul weather gear so you can still cast rods comfortably if it's sleeting sideways. March 25th, 2017 from 9:00am till 4:00pm here at the Fly Shop. Address is below or you can e-mail or call the shop for directions.

 

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We've got more coming so stay tuned for more updates about the Expo!

 

Thanks,

 
Jim
Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop
PO Box 69
1480 US Rt 1
Cape Neddick Maine 03902
207-363-9269 or 9279
877-427-9345 toll free
info@eldredgeflyshop.com
www.eldredgeflyshop.com


    

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This is for those of you new to the forum and have never been to this event.  

There is no hype in the above report submitted by Jim.

 Once you attend you will always return for the next one!

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I am hoping to make the trip down once again this year.

 

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If the roads are safe (weather wise) to drive I will be there.

Ray

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In the last 9 years or so I missed one...three years ago I had the flu.

Damn near ruined my year.

 

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I'll be there about 0900.

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On 3/20/2017 at 10:12 AM, mac said:

I am hoping to make the trip down once again this year.

 

Mac,

I hope you and Goldie make the trip down.  I missed seeing you at the Western Maine Show on Saturday.  

--Erik

P.S. Did Stephen make it out on Saturday?

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17 hours ago, Swede said:

Mac,

I hope you and Goldie make the trip down.  I missed seeing you at the Western Maine Show on Saturday.  

--Erik

P.S. Did Stephen make it out on Saturday?

We're planning on it Eric. Hope to see you there. Stephen was at Grant's Camp booth all day at our expo.

Mac

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2 hours ago, mac said:

We're planning on it Eric. Hope to see you there. Stephen was at Grant's Camp booth all day at our expo.

Mac

Looking forward to seeing you guys.  I was planning on making it to the Western Maine expo and I was even in town.  The girls and I were skiing at Mt. A. and the day just kept getting more and more gorgeous.  I just can't say no to the girls when they ask to do another run.  We skied bell to bell and I missed the expo.  

I (along with the girls) will get up to Eldredge Bros. around 11:30.  I hope you'll still be around.  

--Erik 

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great time as usual ! Nice to see you guys and meet you new folks. :)

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Went for the first time. When I arrived, the cars/trucks were parked along Rt 1 for about 300 yards in each direction.

Didn't cast any rods myself, but watched a lot of different casting styles with a number of different rods. Kind of interesting.

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Thanks Scott Eldredge for putting on another memorable event.

Jim,Tom, James and the rest of the staff you did a great job as usual!  Your good natured attitudes really contribute to the success of the shop not only at this event but the entire year.   Visiting the shop is always a pleasure.

Thank you to the rod and reel manufacturing reps for providing us with some great samples to test cast in the yard.

 The camps and guide service presence at the show are a reminder of the start another great season. I hope you were able to book some anglers.

Joe Calcavecchia is a great saltwater tier and has become a regular member of this event.  His tying skills are topnotch and someone to look forward to.

The food was great and thanks to you who took the time to keep us all fed.

Most of all thanks to all of you who attended!  It was nice to see old friends and make new ones.  

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So glad I mad the trip. Really enjoyed watching and talking to Scott. His skills and enthusiasm for the sport are infectious. Really enjoyed trying so many different rods as well. Thanks for putting on such an awesome event.  

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Ditto Alan's comment's.   Scott, Jim, Tom, James, Mark and the rest of the team put on a tremendous event every year...great to see everyone after a long winter.  Many thanks guys...

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