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01-04-99, 08:02 PM
Anyone looking forward to the Shallow Water Expo in February??
01-04-99, 09:19 PM
"Anyone looking forward to the Shallow Water Expo in February?? "
The Ole Man
01-04-99, 10:27 PM
Its been at Gwinnett County Civic Center for last two years. About 95% flyfishing. Mfr's. ,dealers, artists, flytyers, outfitters, casting demos. I went year before last. Missed last year. I met Flip Pailot, Chico Fernandez & Lefty Kreh. Even gave Lefty some Leftys Deceivers that I tied. Lefty autographed his pattern book for me, Chico signed it too. Leftys my hero. He's 73 yrs.old now and going strong. Lefty gives a great casting demo where he makes beautiful 30-40 foot casts only using half the rod. Proof positive that casting is in the caster and not the rod. Haven't seen the notice for it yet this year but is usually in Feb or March. Maybe flygURL can enlighten us. Would be great time for NGTO to have a table and member get together.
Wow! This sounds like fun. I'll definitely be on the look-out for this!!!
01-05-99, 08:00 PM
The Shallow Water Expo is Feb. 27th & 28th. It's a good show. We plan to have a booth there & expect everyone on this board to come by & visit!
See you there.
01-05-99, 08:54 PM
The Shallow-Water Fishing Expo is Sat & Sun, Feb 28 & 29 at the Gwinnett Civic & Cultural Center in Duluth. Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-4. Admission is $10. Flip Pallot, Stu APte, Jose Wejebe, Lefty Kreh and Steve Rajeff will be there.
01-05-99, 09:49 PM
Anyone who saw Lefty 's casting demonstration last year had to be impressed. I don't care how good of a caster you think you are, watching that 73 year old man cast is a humbling experience. I'm 48 years old & in good shape, but I think the mans got more energy than me. (It's just not fair) Anyway I wouldn't miss it. Jimmy - I'll look for your booth so I can put a face with all those posts I've been reading.
01-06-99, 09:37 AM
Look for the Georgia Women Fly Fishers booth too.
See http://www.castlow.com/gaswfe.html for mor information about the expo.
01-06-99, 07:46 PM
Okay, but it may not be a pretty sight! I mean, I'm not so bad to look at, but we plan to have a couple of our guides there also. Just wanted to prepare you.
01-09-99, 12:03 PM
Can anyone give me directions to the Gwinnett Civic center?. I live in Marietta and will be going north on I-85.
thanks in advance
The Civic Center is simply to get to. Going North on 85 exit on GA 120 (first exit past GA 316), go left back across 85. Go right on Satellite Blvd (1st light, going north). The Civic Ctr is on the right. Alternate: Go to Sugar Loaf, go left to Satellite (south) and Civic Ctr will be on right.
02-06-99, 10:21 AM
I had problems accessing the Shallow Water Expo page with the URL posted. I did some snooping and found it at:
There is an impressive list of sponsors listed!
Would any of you fishheads be interested in meeting at an Applebee's, Cracker Barrel, or some such establisnment to consume "m****quantities" before heading to the Expo?
I believe the hours for the Expo are 9 to 5 on Sat, and 9 to 4 on Sun.
Slight revision to directions I post recently. The Hwy 120 exit (42) is temporarily closed, use the Sugarloaf Pkwy (42a) Exit, it's actually closer.
The Ole Man
02-06-99, 10:08 PM
What is the day of preference Sat/Sun ? According to the survey on the home page only 6 or 7 people so far say they are going. It asks about only the 27th. Whats the Trout Primer. Never seen anything on that.
The Trout Primer is on Sat. 27th from 10-2 at the Buford Hatchery, I will have more details soon....but I can tell you, although it is smaller than the expo - it is as much fun! If you haven't toured the hatchery this is your chance!
02-21-99, 12:06 AM
The presentations/schedule for the Shallow Water expo:
Stu Apte How to fight big fish
Kenny Carman Rod dynamics
Theo Copeland Float fishing Bristol Bay
Nick Curcione Specialty lines for shallow water
Tom Earnhardt Piscatorial Schizophrenia
Bill Elliott Fishing for pea*****b****in Brazil
Chico Fernandez Learning the basics of fly casting
Sarah Gardner/Wanda Taylor Women only: Uncomplicate the sport of fly fishing
Brian Horsely Fishing the North Carolina coasts
C.J. Haynes Where, when and how the Hiawassee
Larry Kennedy Fishing the Georgia Coast
Lefty Kreh Fly Casting
David Murray Redfishing the South Carolina coast
Flip Pallot Saltwater fishing
Raz Reid Fly fishing coastal waters
Chris Scalley Fishing the Chattahoochee
Bernie Schultz Spinning and baitcasting Techniques
Gary & Wanda Taylor Trout fishing the Hiawassee
Mark Traeger Fishing from the fish’s point of view
Jose Wejebe Light tackle fishing
Casting Pond #1
9:30-10:15 Nick Curcione
11:30-12:15 Bernie Schultz
1:30-2:15 Stu Apte
3:30-4:15 Chico Fernandez
Casting Pond #2
10:30-11:15 Lefty Kreh
12:30-1:15 Chico Fernandez
2:30-3:15 Lefty Kreh
4:15-5:00 Stu Apte
Inshore theater #1
9:30-10:15 Raz Reid
10:30-11:15 David Murray
11:30-12:15 Jose Wejebe
12:30-1:15 Brian Horsley
1:30-2:15 Raz Reid
2:30-3:15 David Murray
3:30-4:15 Jose Wejebe
4:15-5:00 Brian Horsley
Inshore Theater #2
9:30-10:15 Larry Kennedy
10:30-11:15 Bill Elliot
11:30-12:15 Tom Earnhardt
1:30-2:15 Kenny Carman
2:30-3:15 Bill Elliot
3:30-4:15 Tom Earnhardt
4:15-5:00 Bernie Shultz
Inshore Theater #3
9:30-10:15 C.J Haynes
10:30-11:15 Mark Traeger
11:30-12:15 Chris Scalley
12:30-1:15 Flip Pallot
1:30-2:15 Theo Copeland
2:30-3:15 Mark Traeger
3:30-4:15 Chris Scalley
4:15-5:00 Gary/Wanda Taylor
* Sunday’s schedule repeats with the exception of the 4:15 slot.
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