We were scheduled to tie at the Seth Green Trout Unlimited booth from 9am until 1pm. We showed up and found the booth and began setting up the vises so we could get to tying, and hopefully draw people over to the table to learn about TU.
|Seth...and yes he's named after the guy on the sign.|
Within about 20 minutes of setting up Seth asks me if he can sell his flies. I didn't want to step on any TU toes so I had him ask the TU president who was there. He was given permission to sell his flies and the door were open for business.
|Matt...and yes he's named after someone!|
In the four hours we were at the table (4 hours that just flew by), he sold out of the flies he had for sale (some his, some mine.) Just before they were sold out, the Rochester Bassmasters made a deal with him. They offered to buy the remaining 3 or 4 flies if he worked their booth and sold raffle tickets. The deal was made and his flies were SOLD OUT! He went to their booth and used his boyish charm to get people to buy tickets for the raffle. It was fun watching him try to sell, then take advise from the guys, and then improve on his technique. He did pretty well, and probably sold a dozen or more tickets in the 1/2 hour he worked.
|Sorry guys, sold out of flies!|
|Seth's first "reel" job!|
We had time to wander around and check out the rest of the show. This was the first one I had ever been to, and it seemed pretty well attended and had lots of vendors. What they didn't seem to have was much fishing stuff...of any variety. There was a kayak group, a fly guide, Casting for Recovery, TU, and a guy with a fly rod behind his antique display, but nothing much more than that.
|A live frog harness. Heard about them for the first time on Moldy Chum last week.|
|An old fly reel|
|Some old fly reels|
|Gotta test them out|
|Some limestone sinkers. Gonna test them soon.|
|The casting pool|
|Seth knockin' 'em down|