Originally posted by angler
There it took a couple of hours to just handle all the rods and the manufacturers reps were really helpful.
I got one rod there ,one at Burns in Burlington after the rep marked their book ,and am heading to get two more I tried at the show.
I couldn't get that opportunity to check rods any other place as most shops did not inventory the wide variety of action and length that was at the show.
Great tip Angler. If you are looking for something specific a trade show like the Sportsman Show or Spring Fishing & Boat Show is just the thing. Taking the time to educate yourself on the different products available. Most retailers will gladly order you any product you are interested in BUT it does pay to 'test drive' the item you want before you buy. Whether it is rods, reels, boats, etc. We all spend lots of money on our hobbies. Best to buy the tool that you will use and enjoy the most.
Great tip on the Street Meat as well!
Name: Jason Barnucz (Delhi, Ontario)
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