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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.

February 4-6, 2016 - Cardiff, California
Eighth Annual Southern California Tackle show and Swap Meet

We are once again having a room trading/Show/Sale/Trade Tackle meet for all interested Southwestern tackle collectors or anyone else that wants to make the trip! The meet will start with room trading on Thursday afternoon February 4th and continue through Friday night (public welcome 2pm-7pm), followed by a show/sale open to the public on Saturday, February 6 from 8AM-2 PM. Room trading will be held at the same location as previous years, the Holiday Inn Express at 1661 Villa Cardiff Dr. in Cardiff, CA, just north of San Diego on I-5.  The Saturday morning show and sale will be held in the auditorium of the Ada Harris Elementary school just a couple blocks away at 1508 Windsor road. Cardiff is near the beach and there’s some great dining and plenty of assorted activities to interest family members as well.

          The Holiday Inn Express is setting aside a block of 20 double rooms with plenty of room for tackle, with cost of $85 plus tax per night and includes a great breakfast, free parking, exercise facility and pool/spa.  They have been liberal about adding rooms if we fill out the 20, so the more the merrier.  Contact them at your earliest convenience to reserve a room. The block of rooms will be held until two weeks prior to the 5th, so be sure and register before January 24th to ensure that room rate! You can contact the hotel at 760-944-0427 and indicate that you are with the "Fishing Tackle Show" to ensure you get the rate and room location. Be sure you are talking to the front desk of the Cardiff hotel because the global reservations will be clueless about the show!

          Contact us if you wish to reserve one or more tables for the Show and Sale on Saturday morning. Cost is $30 per table to offset the auditorium and table rental fees. Entry is free. Email us with any questions or comments and for table reservations: John Elder (; phone 619-997-8270) or Mark Edson ( ; 619-972-3488). We look forward to seeing you and another great show!

February 6, 2016 - Carthage, Missouri
The 29th Annual

The Ozarks NFLCC Vintage Lure and Tackle Meet
February 6, 2016

*****NEW LOCATION *****
Fairview Christian Church - Community Center
 2320 S. Grand Ave. Carthage, MO

Sad News: It is with great sadness that we report the death of show host Duane Neumeyer on October 14th, 2015.  Duane had been involved in an auto accident a few weeks earlier.  He was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed.

Show Hosts:  Casey Jones and Bill Bates

The 28th annual Carthage Show will be held on Saturday February 6,  2016 starting at 7:00 am, at a new location.  The venue, listed above is bigger, brighter and gives us room to  expand for the future.  It is on the south side of Carthage, yet easy to find and maps will be provided.  The public is invited to bring in tackle for identification and appraisal from 9:00 to 11:00. The host hotel is the same. Room trading will be on Friday the 5th 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:  Our host hotel is the same, the 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:  All tables are $20.00 each.  This change is necessary because we now will have to rent a number of them.   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, Casey Jones can be contacted at (417) 276-1812 or  Bill Bates can be contacted as noted above.

February 20, 2016 - Holiday City, Ohio
16th Annual Lureshow Of Northwest Ohio

Welcome to The 16th Annual Lureshow Of Northwest Ohio, Feb. 20 2016 at The Quality Inn, Holiday City (near Montpelier Ohio) Roomtrading on Friday night Feb. 19, 2016, For Reservations 1-800-851-8300, Tables costs are $20.00 which includes admission, all tables must be prepaid,  Special room rates for show guests is $ 69.00, Open to public-- Admission is $ 3.00, Offering free appraisals and auction, Fore more information contact Larry Oyer  (419) 272-3147 or email me at (

February 26 - 28, 2016 - Daytona Beach, Florida
"The 25th Florida International Tackle Show"

Return for the SUN,
Return for the FUN,

The F.A.T.C. “Florida International” will again be back to the Plaza Resort and Spa on the beach in Daytona Beach.
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 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.

Additional information available on FATC website

Click here for show flyer

March 5, 2016 - Lakeview, Ohio
4th Annual Indian Lake Fishing Tackle Show

Saturday March 5, 2016   8 am – 4 pm

Lakeveiw Senior Citizen Center
490 Lake St
Off St. Rt. 33
Lakeview, Ohio

Buy, Sell, Trade/ New, Used, Vintage
Antique Fishing Tackle


Call or Email Gary Domi to Reserve a table

937 205-0206 –

6’ Table $20. Each

March 11 - 12, 2016 - Indianapolis, Indiana
34th Annual NFLCC Indy Fish/Tackle Show

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
2930 Waterfront Pkway Dr. West

Fri. March 11th and Sat. March 12th

Click here for show flyer and registration form

March 11 - 12, 2016 - Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa Fishing Tackle, Duck Decoy and Sporting Collectible Show


Fishing Tackle, Duck Decoy and Sporting Collectible Show
Antique, collectible, old, new and used fishing tackle, rods, reels, lures, duck decoys, duck calls,
wildlife art, shell boxes, knives, prints, books, decor and many other sporting collectibles.

Friday, March 11, 2016:      9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, March 12, 2016:  8:00AM - 3:00PM

Santa Rosa Veterans Building
1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA  95404
(across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds)

Buy - Sell - Trade
For Sale and On Display
Old, new and used fishing tackle, rods, reels, creels, lures,
duck decoys, duck calls, shell boxes, prints, books, wildlife art
and other sporting collectibles

No Guns & No Ammo

Bring in your old tackle or sporting collectibles

Admission:  $5.00
Parking:  Free

The Largest Show of it's kind in the West
For additional info: contact Red Johnson
707-539-3662 or cell 707-888-7935

March 12, 2016 - Bartlesville, Oklahoma
32th Annual Bartlesville Regional NFLCC Tackle Show and Swap Meet

The 32th Annual Bartlesville Regional NFLCC Tackle Show and Swap Meet will be held Saturday March 12 2016 at the Washington County Fairgrounds located at 200 East Bulldogger in Dewey, Oklahoma.   This is a change to one day show with room trading the day before.  Show hours are Saturday March 12th from 8:00 am until 2:00PM.  Registration is $10 per family.  Escorted guest of a registered member is $5.  Tables are $20 each.  Plan on attending the rooming trading on Friday. The host hotel is the Quality Inn located at 222 SE Washington Blvd (U.S. Hwy 75) in Bartlesville.  Mention NFLCC when calling in your reservations.  Hotel phone number is 918-335-7755.  Rooms in block will be held until February 15th at a rate of $70.00.  A hot breakfast buffet is included with each room.  Other nearby hotels are the Hampton Inn, next door north 918-333-4051, and the super 8 Motel across the street 918-335-1122.  Your hosts are Randy and Marge Anderson, and Delores Adams and BeeBe Stephenson.  If you have questions, please call Randy after 6:00 pm at 1-918-333-7536.  Please leave repaints at home!  Displays are welcome and if you need extra tables, please let Randy know.  Make checks payable to Randy Anderson and mail to him at 2406 Stonewall Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006.

April 7-10, 2016 - Oberlin, Ohio
Holy Mackeral
The Greatest Fishing Tackle Flea Market in Ohio

Thousands of rods, reels, lures, and miscellaneous tackle

Click Here For Complete Flyer

April 9, 2016 - Medina, Minnesota

Medina, MN April 9, 2016

Medina Entertainment Center is located at 500 Hwy 55 (Exit off Hwy 494, West on 554 ½ miles) 763-478-6661

FEATURING-Lures, Duck Decoys, Spearing Decoys, Hunting Equip,  Cabin Decor, Traps, Bobbers, Shell Boxes, Bamboo Rods, Licenses, Sporting Art, Game Calls, Reels, Etc.! 

TABLES-will be provided on a prepaid and reserved basis at $40.00 per table. ONE free admittance per table. Please bring table covers if desired, as they WILL NOT be provided.  

LODGING-Lodging will be at the Comfort Suites in Plymouth. The hotel is located in the northwest corner of Hwy 494 and Hwy 55. We have been guaranteed 70 rooms at a discounted rate. Call the hotel ASAP and identify yourself as a Sporting Collector. The cut-off date for blocked rooms will be March 10, 2016. Room type can not be guaranteed. Rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. The hotel does have a pool and a restaurant. Call the hotel direct at 763-559-1222

EXHIBIT AREA-Medina Ballroom. Exhibit area will open at 7:00am for set-up. Doors will open to the public at 9:00am-2:00 Saturday, April 9, 2016. Admission: $5.  Early Bird tickets may be purchased for $20. This allows you entrance to the Medina Ballroom at 7:00am. 

Contact information: Wally Wegleitner 651-771-8926   E-mail:  or Tim Spreck  651-439-1110   E-mail:   Subject: Sporting Show

Flyer and registration information available at our website: 

April 15 - 17, 2016 - Greenville, South Carolina
CATC Spring Show

The Carolina Antique Taclke Collectors 2016 Spring Show will be held at:

Phoenix Inn of Greenville, SC 
246 North Pleasantburg Drive 
Greenville, SC 

Click Here for Show Flyer & Registration Form 

April 16, 2016 - Effingham, Illinois
NFLCC 2016 Central Illinois Lure Meet
Our 15th Year

Effingham, Illinois
Antique & Collectible Fishing Show
Sat., April 16, 2016      8 am-2 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall - 1501 W. Fayette - Exit 159 off I70

Public Entrance - 9 am: $5.00 One Day Membership (Kids under 12 free)

There will be Room Trading for NFLCC members at Comfort Inn Suites, 1502 W. Fayette, For Hotel Reservations call 217-342-3151

For additional information contact show hosts:

Dave Boyer
(217) 644-2294
Brent Vonderheide
(217) 690-8290

Click here for show flyer and registration form  

April 28-30, 2016 - Temple, Texas
The 11th Annual Award Winning Region 8
Temple, Texas NFLCC Fishing Lure & Tackle Show

The show begins with room trading on Thursday & Friday at the Best Western Temple Inn & Suites 602 North General Bruce Drive, Temple, Texas. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to IH 35. The rooms include free high speed internet, microwave, and refrigerator. A free continental breakfast is served daily. Mention the NFLCC to receive the discounted rate of $79.99 per night for standard rooms or $84.99 for suite rooms. The Best Western phone number is 254-742-1122.

**** Please be advised, the hotel is a small two story hotel that fills up quickly !

The show & auction will take place on Saturday April 30th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2218 West Avenue D, Temple, Texas. The K of C is a non-smoking facility with a snack bar available. The doors will be open for Members only from 7:00 am – 8:00 am. The public will be admitted at 8:00 am, the auction will begin at 10:30 am. (Show ends at 2:00 pm.) Public Admission: $5 per person, children 12 & under FREE Contact Show Host Andy Sonnier @ 254-624-3363 for more information.

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