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Old 01-05-2017, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default saltwater expo in Raleigh

Would there be any reason for me to make a 2hr drive. Are there any GOOD deals on tackle, or should I just stay home.
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IMHO and This is solely my opinion. No. There is quite a bit of freshwater stuff. Little salt. The seminars are good. That may be worth the trip. Look at the schedule. They are like 30 min sessions.
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I believe it is next weekend. I drove 4 hours to it last year but really t was to see my family. I will probably go next weekend. I got some sea witches, lures and hooks but not worth the ride in for them. It is just something to do for 2 hours that is about it.
Did not go to seminars.
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Not worth a 2 hour ride.
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Look at boats and take in a seminar or two.
Worth the drive for us, 3 hrs east.
Actually headed to the Myrtle Beach show this weekend.
Checking out boats, fishing stuff and hang out with my son on a cold winter weekend, PRICELESS!!!
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Depends on what your looking to pick up to be honest. Hanta will be running a discount this year on their line of jigging and popping rods. I will say not sure its worth that far of a drive unless you have nothing else to do.

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It's funny to me that a saltwater expo is 2 1/2 hours from salt water
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Plenty to see.

Deals ? that depends on what you are looking for. Some better prices than big box stores or online, and you can always offer face to face cash. Some other prices, maybe not as good.

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I hate to see that one. But Hanta does have some amazing rods and great jigs for offshore jigging.
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Plenty to see.

Deals ? that depends on what you are looking for. Some better prices than big box stores or online, and you can always offer face to face cash. Some other prices, maybe not as good.



I hate to see that one. But Hanta does have some amazing rods and great jigs for offshore jigging.
You mean hate or have? Come find me and we can work on something.

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We will be there with plenty of offshore lures. I hope to see yall there. Stop by weather you are an offshore kinda guy or freshwater guy. I enjoy meeting THT Guys.
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Crystal Coast Boat Show is looking to provide fishing seminars during the show weekend. Classroom type instruction in the BASK conference room and shorter topics to be held at Big Rock Landing.

As always the show is the 3rd weekend in May.

Hope this helps in your decision making.
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Sometimes you can find some decent deals on Ilanders, sea witches, etc..... if you are only looking to go in order to get a deal and you have to drive very far it would negate the small deals that are there, however if you just want to go look at some boats and fantasize about summer and pick up some goodies while your there it's a fun way to spend a day.
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Technically I believe it is the "Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo" so I guess that helps justify it being that far from the coast!

I'm planning on going at least one day during the show so I can finally get to see some of the boats that I have been looking at online. I can (and have) learned quite a bit looking online, but really do need to get my hands and feet on a few to learn. I also have quite a bit to learn before I can figure out what electonics, rods, reels and other gear I need (and want) for the boat.
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Not worth the drive if you are looking for a deal. Worth the drive if you want to kill a day looking at fishing/boating stuff.
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Sometimes you can find some decent deals on Ilanders, sea witches, etc..... if you are only looking to go in order to get a deal and you have to drive very far it would negate the small deals that are there, however if you just want to go look at some boats and fantasize about summer and pick up some goodies while your there it's a fun way to spend a day.
This exactly. Any deals you find won't pay for half your gas money. But if you're bored and like looking at boats and lures it's a little more fun than walking around Cabelas. Not a lot more but a little more. You can actually talk to knowledgeable people at the expo unlike at cabelas.
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You mean hate or have? Come find me and we can work on something.

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Hate to see it, cause it means Anthony is gonna get more $ from me.

Will do.
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Plenty of saltwater guys in Raleigh. Check the thread asking about Raleigh folks.
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Yeah, there are a ton of us
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IMHO and This is solely my opinion. No. There is quite a bit of freshwater stuff. Little salt. The seminars are good. That may be worth the trip. Look at the schedule. They are like 30 min sessions.
What he said 2X. Went a couple of years ago was not impressed.

There are several saltwater fishing schools put on by Fisherman's Post which I consider the best. Hands on tackle tying from guys that know. ....... ICM

http://fishermanspost.com/fishing-school
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Hate to see it, cause it means Anthony is gonna get more $ from me.

Will do.
Gotcha! You know Anthony then and hes always looking to push the envelope. Just when you don't think it can get any better he finds a way

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What he said 2X. Went a couple of years ago was not impressed.

There are several saltwater fishing schools put on by Fisherman's Post which I consider the best. Hands on tackle tying from guys that know. ....... ICM

http://fishermanspost.com/fishing-school
There are a lot of knowledgeable people at this show. It may be more geared to freshwater guys but there are a ton of saltwater info to be had. Deals maybe not so much but plenty of folks that know what they are doing.
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