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Upcoming Lure Shows

These are some of the antique fishing tackle collector shows that are coming up soon.
Send me an email if you would like to have your show information added to this list.

September 3-6 , 2014 - San Diego, California

Old Reel Collectors Association (ORCA) National Convention

Kona Kai Resort and Spa
Hotel Direct: 619-221-8000
ORCA Convention Room Rates: $139 per room/per night, single/double occupancy with one king or two queen beds, bay view,
Wi-Fi access (be sure to mention that you are booking for the Old Reel Collectors Association for this room rate)

Parking: $5 daily, $10 overnight (reduced rates)
Resort Fee $10 (reduced rate) and Hotel Room Tax additional

ORCA puts on a tackle meet unlike any other in the fishing collectibles world and this year's convention will be hosted
by John Elder and Brian Funai. Activities will include breakfast with the board, member’s dinner banquet, educational reel
displays, seminars on various reel collecting subjects, antique tackle fishing and casting contests, the Stu Lawson Ugly
Reel Toss, Saturday tackle show, silent and live auctions of antique tackle and room trading whenever members are available.
Hope to see you there!

Click here for more information:
Click here for the Convention Registration Form:

September 11-14 , 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio

The annual fall Cincinnati Antique Fishing Tackle Show will be held Thursday Sept.11th, Friday Sept. 12th, Saturday Sept. 13th , Sunday Sept. 14th , till  11am 2014. The show runs from about Noon Thursday to noon Sunday.  Location is the same as past shows at the Super 8 Inn & suites at I-71 & RT. 741 (exit 25) which is a few miles north of I-275 and across I-71 from Kings Island Amusement Park. PETS ALLOWED FOR AN EXTRA $15 FEE.

This a room to room show all 3 days, with tables available at $5 each. There will be a consignment auction Saturday at 3pm. There are always some great items to bid on.

Attendance fee for sellers is $12.00 per person. Non selling family members are free. Parking lot space &
Registration $24 for 1-3days. Rates are $59.99 per night + tax payable upon check in. Room reservations must be made with the Inn direct by Sept. 1st. Ask for Mr. Singh. Mon, Tue, Wed.  Phone 513-398-8075.   If you have any problems with reservations host can not guarantee rooms. Attendees must make their own reservations. Host will assign rooms as in the past Sept. 5th  and will try to honor requests where possible. Be sure to mention the CINCINNATI TACKLE SHOW when making reservations. CHECK WITH CLERK ABOUT EARLY CHECK OUT OR CANCELLATIONS! PUBLIC VISITING IS FREE.

This is always a large well attended meet with many local and out of state exhibitors and collectors.  
This meet is open to the public. Make plans to attend. You will have lots of fun. Lots of nice old tackle.

Host:  John M. Nunn
674 Wards Corner Rd
Loveland, Ohio 45140    

This meet will be advertised!

Click here for show flyer

September 26-27 , 2014 - Decatur, Alabama
The 19th Annual NFLCC Region #3 Show
River City Antique Tackle
Decatur, Alabama

Sept. 26 & 27, 2014
The show will again be held at the Garden Plaza Hotel & Suites, at Hwy. 31 North and Alabama Hwy 20.  Hotel phone number is 1-800-553-3150 or 256-355-3150.  Room rate is $89 plus tax for a double or king.  Please make reservations early!
Show hours on Friday will be from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am until approx. 2:00 pm.
Lots of room trading on Thursday from arrival at the hotel until ??  Preregistration will also be on Thursday.
There will be 100 6' tables available at $25 each. Registration is $10.  Please make checks payable to Billy Prince and are non-refundable after Sept. 15.   (Tables usually sell out long before the show--there is a waiting list, so call and get on the list!)
Send registration to:  Billy Prince, 2019 Franklin Ave., SW, Decatur, AL  35603.  
For more information call Billy at 256-355-6726 (home) or 256-565-8191 (cell).  Email is 

October 11 , 2014 - Baraboo, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells Fishing Tackle Show

Ho-Chunk Convention Center and Hotel
S3214 US Highway 12
Baraboo, Wisconsin
1-608-355-1500 or 1-800-446-5550
Saturday Oct. 11, 2014
For more info go to Dells Lure Show or
Tim Chmelik Show Host
This is an NFLCC sanctioned show

October 17 , 2014 - Osage Beach, Missouri
Lake of the Ozarks - 2014

Room Trading Event ONLY!

Friday, Oct. 17 after check in until Saturday Oct. 18 check out time.

NOTE: This is a new format for this event. There will not be a traditional Show!

Make reservations by calling Tan-Tar-A Resort at 1-800-826-8272. Room rate is $80 plus taxes and fees.

Request the 4th or 5th floor rooms so that we can stay close together as much as possible.

Come on out and support this new format. We are anxious to see how it works!!

For additional information contact:
Jeff Green 573-480-3939
Casey Jones 417-276-1812
Ron McKuin 573-712-7642

We are looking forward to seeing you here!!

October 31 - November 2 , 2014 - Palatka, Florida
FATC Fall Show

October 31 - November 2, 2014
Hosted by Crystal Cove Marina & Resort
on the beautiful St. Johns River in Palatka, FL
Waterfront rooms are $69 plus tax, non-waterfront rooms are $59 plus tax.
There are 24 rooms in the main building, 55 in an adjacent building, so reserve early by calling Crystal Cove Reservations (386-325-1055)
or visit their website

For specifics about this show email

Number of tables will be limited, so register early!

Visit the FATC Website for show flyer and registration

November 1-2, 2014 - Lang's Auction

Auction of Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle & Accessories

Lang's bi-annual auctions are the world's premier fishing tackle related events. Each auction includes upwards of 2,000 lots of quality antiques and collectibles in every category related to fishing as well as other outdoor sporting categories.

Visit the website for additional information

November 8, 2014 - Mountain Home, Arkansas
11th Annual Arkansas Twin Lakes Antique Fishing Tackle Swap & Show

Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:30am

The show will be at the Ramada Inn. 1127 NE Hwy 62 in Mountain Home, AR
The special room rate is $69.99 + tax
Call 870-425-9191 for Reservations

There will be a huge assortment of old lures, reels, rods and other fishing related items for sale or trade.

Tackle collectors from all over the south will be here with loads of old fishing goodies to sell, trade or just to show off!

There will be FREE appraisals on site and if needed, several auctions of items brought in "off-the-street."

General admission is $3.00. Table rentals are $15 each. Come in early on Saturday as many of the traders go home early if there is a Hogs game on TV!

Room trading will be on Friday night, November 7, 2014 from around noon until ?

For additional information call: Jerry McCoy 870-405-9238 or 870-481-5199.

November 8, 2014 - Fort Wayne, Indiana
8TH Annual Fort Wayne region#5 Show

Don Hall's Guest House
 1313 West Washington Center Rd.
 Fort Wayne, In. 46825
 Exit 311B Interstate 69

Show Hours 7:00 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.
Set up for table exhibitors 6:30 A.M.
NFLCC members enter 7:00 A.M.
Public enters 8:00 A.M.

 Region # 5 NFLCC Lure show and swap meet will be held at Don Halls Guest House, 1313 West Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne, Indiana exit 111B, off Interstate 69. Phone the hotel at 1-800-348-1999 and ask for block number 1107- NFLCC.  Our 50 room block will be held until OCTOBER 7. Room rates are $89.00 for a standard room with 2 double beds. This rate includes 2 breakfast entrees. If you would like to include breakfast and a fine evening meal for two at $99.00. The food is great! For a first floor room, (there are no elevators) you will need to get your reservation in EARLY. Last year all first floor blocked rooms sold out quickly. The show hours are 7 am to 1 pm with table set up starting at 6:30 am, NFLCC members enter at 7 am and the public can enter at 8 am. Entry fee is $5.00 and includes spouse and immediate family 18 and under. Table rental is $20.00 per table, we sold out in 2013. There will be room trading Friday night in the hotel and a pizza party for registered attendees. For table reservations contact David Saalfrank 260-622-7107 from 7am-10pm or email , send your money to David Saalfrank 1013 E 900 North, Ossian, In. 46777. You can also contact co-host Bob King at or 260-622-4829.For more information         
PLEASE book early to get a First floor room, they sellout quickly!    No Elevator!

November 8, 2014 - Hagerstown, Maryland
The NFLCC – Region II - Antietam Creek Antique Tackle Show

November 8, 2014 – Hagerstown, MD
The Best Western Grand Venice Hotel & Conference Center
431 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Show Host:  Stuart Strange
Co-Host:  Gary Lopez

Room Trading to take place after check-in on Friday, November 7th.

Hotel Reservations:  (301) 733-0830 for either 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Size Bed – NFLCC Rate $75.00/night.  Mention NFLCC when reserving your room.  Continental / Waffle breakfast is included.  This is a 100% non-smoking hotel.

Registration:  Show registration for NFLCC Members wanting early buyers entry during vendor set up is $20.00 and begins at (7:00AM).  NFLCC Members will pay just $5.00 if waiting to enter at (9:00AM).  Spouses and Children (under 16 years of age) of current NFLCC members have free entry.  The general public / non NFLCC members may purchase temporary memberships to enter the Show for $10.00 at (9:00AM).  This $10.00 fee will be applied to a $35.00 annual membership should they choose to join the NFLCC.

Tables:  Table rental is $25.00/per table.  This show will sell out!  Make checks for registration and Tables payable to:

Gary Lopez
145 Thistle Hill
Riegelsville, PA 18077-9724

Contact Information:  Stuart can be contacted at (540) 657-1381 or by or for any general questions about tables, registration, etc., please contact Gary Lopez at: or (610) 346-7708

November 21 - 23, 2014 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

CATC Fall Show

The CATC Fall 2014 Antique Fishing Tackle Show
will be held at:
Springmaid Resort and Conference Center
3200 S. Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(866) 764-8501

Click here for show flyer and registration form

January 9 -10, 2015 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
NFLCC Region 3 Pigeon Forge Winterfest

The Region 3 Pigeon Forge Winterfest will be held January 9th & 10th, 2015 at the Ramada Inn / Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Rooms reservations (at $54 double occupancy) can be made by calling 1-800-523-3919. Your hosts again this year are Dr. Harold Smith and Gibby Gibson. Table reservations can be made by sending payment to Gibby Gibson at 3056 Dell Dr. Hermitage, TN 37076 or email of Eight foot tables are $25 each and the show has a registration charge of $10. I cannot stress enough that this show is an annual sellout so the quicker you can finalize your plans the better. This is a wonderful venue for the entire family located on the edge of the Smoky Mountains. Lots of things to do and lots of great eateries. We call this a "Mountain Reunion" 'cause this show is supported by the best folks you will ever meet and is truly a place to make life long friendships while adding to your collection. A  200 plus table show, it has been chosen best two day show of the year in the NFLCC on many occasions. Hope y'all will join us.

January 16 - 17, 2015 - Milwaukee, Winconsin
The Great Milwaukee Classic

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Friday January 16, 2015 & Saturday January 17, 2015
For more info or a flyer email
John Collen Show host
This is an NFLCC sanctioned show

February 7 , 2015 - Carthage, Missouri
The 28th Annual
The Ozark’s NFLCC Vintage Lure and Tackle Meet
February 7, 2015
Memorial Hall ( 4th and Garrison St.) Carthage, MO

Show Hosts:  Duane and Carole Neumeyer
Co-Hosts:  Casey Jones and Bill Bates

The 28th annual Carthage Show will be held on Saturday February 7,  2015 starting at 7:00 am in the Memorial Hall. The public is invited to bring in tackle for identification and appraisal from 9:00 to 11:00. Room trading will be on Friday the 6th at the Econolodge Hotel 1441 W. Central in Carthage, phone (417) 358-3900.  We also plan to have a hospitality room set up at the hotel around 4:00 pm on Friday.

Hotel Reservations:  Econolodge Carthage 1441 W. Central, phone (417) 358-3900.  The room rate is $51.99 for either two full beds or a single king bed.  Please, inform them that you are attending the NFLCC show.

Registration:  Show registration is $10.00

Tables:  A single table is $20.00 if only one is being reserved, for those reserving more than one table, they are $15.00 each.   A space will be provided for displays of collections but please let us know the size (width) of your displays so that we can plan.  Make checks for registration and tables payable to Bill Bates and send to 1445 S. Forrest Heights, Springfield, MO  65809.  Bill can be contacted at (417) 887-0145 or by email at for questions about tables and registrations.  If you have special requests about table location, forward that to Bill as well.

Contact Information:  Please, let us know your questions or suggestions about the show.  Show hosts, Duane and Carole Neumeyer can be contacted at (417) 674-1834, or Casey Jones at (417) 276-1812.  Bill Bates can be contacted as noted above.

We look forward to seeing you in February

February 27 - March 1, 2015 - Daytona Beach, Florida
The 24th Florida International Tackle Show Daytona Beach, Florida

Return for the SUN, 

Return for the FUN, 

Return for the 350 tables of ANTIQUE FISHING TACKLE !

The F.A.T.C. “Florida International” is back to the Plaza Resort and Spa on the beach in Daytona Beach. Room nights will be a low $113.00 a night and will be available with FREE parking. 

Join antique fishing tackle collectors from around the world for America’s second largest show. Join us for over 300 tables of antique lures, reels, rods, creels, fish decoys and much more including our famous Saturday Night Auction. 

Here is your chance to escape the frigid north, and enjoy the warm tropical breezes and watch the waves roll up on the beach while buying and selling old fishing tackle. Truly tackle trading in PARADISE! 

The Plaza Resort and Spa is located right on the Atlantic Ocean and has two restaurants, a small convenience store, a very large pool facing the ocean, and dozens of great restaurants within walking distance. Orlando and its many theme parks are only an hour away.

Click here for show flyer

Visit the FATC Website for additional information

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