See what we had at our 2018 show! 2019 Updates Coming Soon!


New and Exclusive! Fishing 101 Interactive Learning Center

New for 2018 is our learning center. Three stations running throughout the show hours with a variety of expert saltwater pros. Ask the experts your questions one-on-one and increase your knowledge through hands-on up close demonstrations. Techniques being taught at the learning center include: Knot Tying: Rigging Baits (Soft Plastics, Ballyhoo and more); Reel Maintenance; Rod Building and Repair; Pouring Your Own Molds; Mojo Fishing 101; Fly Tying and many more. This learning center will also house a new product display. See what’s new to the show for 2018, which booth you can talk to the experts about these products and which retailers have them at the show for sale.


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Cast Net Demonstrations

Captain Frank Crescitelli of The Fin Chasers TV, Fin Chaser Charters & Guides Secret Tackle will be on hand doing cast net demonstrations showing his patented simple method that insures anyone can open a 10ft cast net effectively, guaranteed.   Be sure to enter for a Guides Secret Cast Net that will be raffled off as a door prize. You can see a full display of Guides Secret Products including these Cast Nets in Booth #517.

Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center

Free Boat Mainentance and Repair Seminars. If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.

Fishing Simulator

Grab the rod and hold on, because you're guaranteed to hook a big one at our realistic fishing simulator. Watch on a large screen TV as the fish you've just hooked jumps and dives while the pull on the line exactly simulates the action of the fish. Fun for anglers of all ages.

Casting Pond

Our 50’ casting pond is an excellent area to try out one of the many new rods and reels on display with manufacturers and retailers, or to learn how to fly cast. Instructors will be available teaching the basics of fly casting geared to novice anglers, regardless of age. Each day will come with seminars by experienced fly casters on varied techniques.

Exclusive! Sunday is Family Day!

Children 11 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Below are just some of the fun events planned for Sunday.



Free Plano tackle boxes

Free Plano Tackle Box
A free Plano Tackle Box will be given to the first 100 children 11 and under who attend the show on Sunday*
*Must be accompanied by a paying adult