Marlborough Fly Fishing Show postponed to April | Hatch magazine
After a series of announcements, the first of which took place in November 2020, every scheduled stop for the 2021 Fly Fishing Show has finally suffered cancellation in one form or another. With the exception of the Denver, Colorado show, which was canceled due to last minute sales and the closure of the show’s scheduled venue, all 2021 fly fishing show dates have been boosted by the pandemic. of ongoing COVID-19. With a full slate of 2022 shows announced in June, anglers and spectators nationwide were hoping this year would mark a return to normal. Again, however, it appears that the pandemic has other ideas.
With less than two weeks to go until the scheduled dates in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the first event of the 2022 schedule and a long-time annual tour stop, Fly Fishing Show CEO Ben Furmisky has announced the show will be rescheduled to Jan. 21-23. for better”. dates from April 22 to 24.
Fly fishing product manufacturers, exhibitors, small businesses, speakers, fly tyers, casting instructors, seminar leaders and other attendees were almost unanimous in moving the dates of the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show from January to April,” Furimsky said.
What this means for the rest of The Fly Fishing Show’s 2022 schedule remains to be seen and will no doubt be largely determined by how long the current spike in coronavirus cases, powered by the new Omicron variant, persists.
The next leg of the tour, the January 28-30 Fly Fishing Show dates in Edison, New Jersey, remains on schedule. In a statement sent yesterday, The Fly Fishing Show noted that the Edison show remains “on tap”, “with a sanitized, renovated and newly decorated exhibit space, producers promise more manufacturers and retail stores latest fly rods, reels, lines, boots, waders, clothing and flies, as well as guide services and lodges during the three-day race in mid-winter.”
Regarding its COVID-19 protocols at all upcoming shows, The Fly Fishing Show noted, “We will follow all national, state and local health protocols related to COVID-19 at the time of the show. We recommend following all CDC guidelines in terms of mask wearing and vaccinations. We strongly encourage staff and attendees to stay home if they are sick or show symptoms of COVID-19, and to get tested for COVID-19.
For now, the rest of the Fly Fishing Show 2022 schedule remains unchanged.