- Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:01 am
I will probably do what most people do: see who will be at which show, and pick the one that looks best. After a few seasons of that, one or the other will either move its date or go belly up. I am still leaning toward the Fly Fishing Show because it is easier to get to. On top of that, it sucks that the new show intentionally picked a weekend that was already spoken for. If they had picked an open weekend, they would get higher attendance, so it is pretty obvious that they are trying to run the other show out of business.In the end, it all depends on which exhibitors bolt for the new show, and how many. That's what I think the new show is counting on. What sucks about this whole arrangement is that if the shows were on different weekends, I would probably go to both, and there will be some things I will miss by choosing one over the other. I found out how cutthroat this whole thing was last year when I saw a friend at the Fly Fishing Show who told me he was breaking the rules a little because he was an exhibitor at the ISE show later in the month and had been told not to attend any "competing" shows.
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt