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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.

I will not advertise any show that encourages people to bypass Paypal fees by using
the "friends and family" option to pay for registration and/or tables or by any other means.

September 21-24, 2022  - Frankfort, Kentucky
ORCA 2022 National Convention and Show

The ORCA 2022 National Convention and Show will be held in historic downtown Frankfort, KY from September 21 – 24 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. The hotel is at the base of Fort Hill, a Civil War Historic Site. 4 museums are within walking distance. Buffalo Trace Distillery (#1 visited distillery in KY) is a few blocks from the hotel on the beautiful KY River. Registration for ORCA members is $35. ORCA membership ($40 for non-members) is required to attend the show events on Wednesday – Friday. The public may attend the Saturday Show only for $10. ORCA members may display an educational exhibit for no charge on tables. Show/Sale tables are $25 for the first table and $20 for each additional table. All tables are 6’ long and include a cloth and chair. Setup begins late afternoon on Wednesday.

The Capital Plaza Hotel 502-227-5100
405 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
$119/night includes breakfast
Ask for the ORCA rate, Group Code 4740

This is the premier antique fishing reel show in the USA, with dozens of special educational reel exhibits and lots of fishing reels and tackle for sale. You will see fishing reels made in Kentucky and rare reels from all over the world. If you can attend one show this year, come to this event.

Click here for additional information

October 1, 2022  - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
"Oshkosh On The Water"
7th Annual Region #6 Tackle Meet

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54901
Reservations: 1-855-230-1900 or 1-920-230-1900
Reservations must be made by 09/02/2022 and are your responsbility.
Be sure to mention NFLCC to receive the special room rate.

Tables are $25 each and include your registration.
Registration without a table is $5

Show Host: Stu Stein 262-685-8679

Co-Host: John Collen 715-224-2824

Click here for show flyer and registration form

October 22, 2022  - Latham, New York

NFLCC - Region I
Antique Fishing Tackle Show and Expo

Saturday - October 22, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Holiday Inn Express - Latham
400 Old Loudon Road, Latham, New York 12110
(518) 783-6161


Show Host: Les Ozimkowski (516) 297-0022
Co-Host: Randy Tustison

Click here for show flyer and registration form

November 4-5, 2022  - Akron/Canton, Ohio
NFLCC Akron/Canton, Ohio
Fishing Tackle Collectibles Room Trading Show

We invite you to the Akron / Canton, Ohio area to the home of many historic fishing tackle, outdoor, and sporting goods companies. Our show will be held at the Holiday Inn Canton (Belden Village) hotel on November 4-5th. At this time, there will be room-only trading for two days, Friday and all-day Saturday with some vendors arriving earlier in the week.  Vendors can arrive as early as Monday and receive the NFLCC group rate.

Vendors will be selling antique, collectible, old, new, and used fishing tackle, rods, reels, and lures. We hope that most items to be sold in the rooms are fishing related (approximately 75%), but vendors may also have other outdoor items such as misc. hunting supplies, duck and fish decoys, duck calls, wildlife art, vintage shell boxes, knives, prints, magazines, books, household décor, and other sporting collectibles. Other examples of items such as coins, stamps, sports cards, petroleum, vintage advertising, camping, and other collectible items can often be found.

No guns, ammunition, weapons, alcohol, or illegal items will be sold.

Free appraisals and raffle prizes offered (information available at registration table).

COVID-19 protocols are expected to be followed when required by state and local mandates. Social distancing encouraged.

Registration / show fees cover advertising and minor incidental costs. Vendors who plan on selling in the room register and pay $10 (covers spouse / significant other and children). Only registered NFLCC members may sell in their rooms and receive the hotel group rate. Transient NFLCC members pay $10 for show admission. Pass good for two days. Visitors are welcome and the two-day show cost is $5. Non-member paid admission receives a free NFLCC Magazine or Gazette (limited supplies). Youth 16 and under are free of charge.

All current NFLCC member reservations should mention the Fishing Tackle Show for group rate. Group room rates are $99 plus taxes for Single King or Double Queen beds per night. Studio Suites are available for $129 for Single King or Double Queen plus living room seating.

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Canton (Belden Village)
4520 Everhard Road N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44718
(330) 494-2770

Show Host
Contact Information:

Kevin Virden (New Franklin, OH– NFLCC)

November 5, 2022 - Portland, Oregon  
NFLCC Region 9 Fall Show

Saturday, November 5th
Room Trading November. 3rd & 4th
Shuttle available from Portland Airport to Hotel

Larry Herlocker and I would like to welcome you to the thrid NFLCC Show @ the Shilo Inns Hotel 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220.  The Hotel Rooms are $100.90 for Jr. Suite Rooms.  We have a block of 60 rooms available for reservations made by Oct., 25, 2022.  PLEASE RESERVE BY THIS DATE AND MENTION THE NFLCC TO RECEIVE THE SHOW RATE.    PLEASE USE THE DIRECT PHONE # TO THE HOTEL WHEN MAKING RESERVATIONS  503-252-7500.  The Show hours are 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM for all registered members and their paid guests.  THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS SHOW @ 8:00 am FOR A FEE OF $5.00 [one day membership in the NFLCC].  The cost of registration for this show is $15.00 for members and guests [spouses & children are free].   Show Tables are $15.00 each with a limit of four.  Please register early as we have sold out of tables in the past.     

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO LARRY HERLOCKER.  Larry’s address is 11 Monterrey Place, Longview , WA 98632.  Larry’s  phone # is 360-749-4864.  We will have display tables and free coffee & donuts in the Ballroom Saturday morning.  There will be many door prizes given away @ 10:30 AM.    Any Member who brings in a new Member [must join @ the show] receives free admission to the show   

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need additional information, you can contact Larry @ 360-749-4864 or or Arne @ the following:  Arne Soland 849 NE 70th St, Portland, OR 97213  503-253-1741   

CATC / FATC Combined Show
Savannah, Georgia
November 11-12, 2022

Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors and Florida Antique Tackle Collectors will join forces to present a show
at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah Airport conference center and hotel.
145 W Mulberry Blvd
Savannah, GA 31407

Please use the link below to reserve your room by the block release date of October 12, 2022
in order to receive the special group rate of $139.00 plus tax per room, per night.,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Click here for show flyer with registration information

November 12, 2022 - Mountain Home, Arkansas

18th Annual Arkansas Twin Lakes Antique Fishing Tackle Swap

Saturday, November 12, 2022  7:30 A.M.
Room trading on Friday night as usual.

 The host hotel is the Ramada Inn at 1127 NE Hwy 62 in Mountain Home, AR 72653
Call 870-425-9191 for reservations.
Room rate is $69 plus taxes! 
Go ahead and make your reservations now! 
NOTE:  All downstairs rooms that open to the show floor must be specifically reserved.

General Admission is only $3.00
Table Rentals are $15 per table

Contact Jerry McCoy  870-405-9238 or 870-481-5199

December 3, 2022 - St. Clair Shores, Michigan

4th Annual Lake St. Clair Fishing Lure Show

4th Annual Lake St. Clair Fishing Lure Show
Saturday, December 3, 2022
VFW Bruce Post
28404 Jefferson St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081
Bring your Vintage Rods, Reels, Lures, Tackle and Sporting collectibles!
9 am to 1 pm
8’ table $15.00
Contact John Cross at:
Limited number available They are going fast!
Admission $2.00 Kids under 12 free

January 5-7, 2023 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center
3230 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
For reservations call (865) 428-2700

The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center is located in the center of action-packed Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Nearby attractions include the LeConte Center, The Ripken Experience, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Dollywood, Splash Country, The Island, Bass Pro Shop, many great restaurants, attractions and shopping venues plus only 10 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and great trout fishing. The hotel features a large oversized lobby, a huge 24-hour indoor waterfall heated pool, family size hot tub, fire pit patio with nightly family movies on a giant movie screen viewable from the pool and pool bar, and free fresh popped popcorn. Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and business center. Guest rooms feature new pillow top mattresses, all white duvets, linens and bath towels, large LCD TVs, free high-speed Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, mini-fridges, microwaves, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, and Bath & Body bath amenities.    

Special NFLCC Show Room Rates: 2 queen beds or king room $119 per night + tax (Includes full buffet style breakfast)
Reservations must be made by December 3, 2022 to guarantee this rate. Be sure to ask for the NFLCC show rate!  

Show host: Russell Kear (865) 712-6623
8’ tables @ $35/each; registration $10 per member
Features room shopping Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Show set up: Thursday 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Show hours:  Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Auction Friday 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Show Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Silent Auction Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
All proceeds from the auction will help support the show. If you would like to donate items for the auction please contact the show host.

Click here for show flyer or Click here for show registration form

January 18-21, 2023 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Great Milwaukee Classic

We will celebrate our 42nd gathering in January of 2023.  Our show activities will kick-off with a Live-Discovery Auction on Wednesday, January 18th.  The auction will include a morning and afternoon session, and will feature a wide variety of lures, reels and other ephemera. Thursday morning will offer a casting competition at the hotel pool.  Our big show will begin Friday morning, with exhibitors covering nearly 200 tables.  Our well-advertised event is always popular with the public crowd.  Friday will conclude with a Live Auction called by our favorite auctioneer, Carol Miller.  We’ll wrap all the fun on Saturday, January 21st.  Please consider joining us.…. we look forward to hosting you!


Host Location:
Sheraton Milwaukee-Brookfield                     Hotel:  1-262-364-1100
375 S. Moorland Road                                    Reservations: 1-888-627-8235 Brookfield, WI

Room Reservations:
Must be made by January 6th, 2023 to ensure show rates ($93 plus tax, single/double).  Contact Marriott Reservations (888-627-8235), mention “The fishing lure show”.  An on-line reservation link is available- contact Chris for details.

Show Tables:
Tables are $35 each, which includes registration.  Registration without a table, $10.  Please contact Chris if you’re interested.  We are typically sold-out well ahead of the show, so consider reserving your tables early. 

Show Hosts:
Chris Slusar- Ph. 262-960-2230 or
Larry Fonk- Ph. 262-945-7139 or

February 18, 2023  - Montpelier, Ohio
Montpelier Fishing Tackle &
Sporting Collectibles Show

Located at the Quality Inn
135808 State Route 15
Montpelier, Ohio 43543

Click here for show flyer

32nd Annual Florida International Antique Tackle Show
February 27th, 28th & March 1st, 2023

 At the Plaza Resort & Spa on beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida

The “Florida International” is back at the Plaza Resort & Spa on beautiful Daytona Beach. Special show rates of $129 per night if reserved by January 1, 2023.

 Join collectors from around the world for the largest vintage tackle show in the South. More than 250 tables of quality vintage lures, reels, rods, creels, fish decoys and much, much more including our famous annual club auction.

 It’s your chance to enjoy a warm beachside venue while buying and selling old fishing tackle — truly a tackle trading paradise!

 The Plaza Resort & Spa features fully updated rooms, large beachside pool deck, full-service restaurant and bar, and small convenience store. Great dining is within walking distance of the hotel, and Orlando’s theme parks are only an hour by car. For those of you who prefer to fish, multiple charter services are only minutes away!

 So come join the fun and bring a friend, it’s an experience neither of you will ever forget!

Click here for show flyer and registration form

March 10-11, 2023  - Guntersville, Alabama

The Guntersville, Alabama, Spring Show will be March 10 and 11th, 2023, at the Guntersville Alabama State Park. The show host will be Jimmy Pettis. This show will prove to be one of the best shows for public and local attendance in the NFLCC. With a strong outdoor fishing and hunting population in Guntersville Alabama, we anticipate having lots of outside guests like last year. It will be well advertised to the public through many local venues. We need the NFLCC support for this show. Please make your plans to attend this has proven in the past 3 years to be a great show.

Dates: Show schedule. Room check-in 4:00 PM
March 09th. Member show room set up at 5:00PM with selling & trading.
March 10th. Friday show, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. room lock up
March 11th. Saturday show, 8 a.m. – noon

Guntersville Alabama State Park –

Location: Guntersville, Alabama State Park Lodge 1155 Lodge Drive Guntersville, AL 35976 256-505-6621 Group Code 9582 for reservations

All reservations please ask for the NFLCC show group no. 9582 room rates are $117. for Single Q. per night plus taxes. Park side,,, $137. for Double Q. per night plus taxes, Lake-Side,1st. floor,,, $150. for Double Q. per night Lake Side 3rd. floor, plus taxes. Check in time is 4:00 PM for all rooms.

The 6’ show tables for selling or display $25 each; will only have 76 tables total, show registration is $10.

Tables can be reserved at Payment should be sent to Jimmy Pettis, 4969 Crystal Circle, Hoover, AL 35226. Use the NFLCC show form found on the web site. Please call me at 1-205-283-8518 with any questions

April 28-29, 2023  - Weirton, West Virginia
Second Annual 2023 NFLCC
Weirton (Pittsburgh Area) NFLCC Meet

Dates: Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29, 2023; NFLCC-sanctioned meet.

Place: Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, WV 26062* * Hotel is one mile from the Pennsylvania state line (only 18 miles to Pittsburgh International Airport) and only three miles to Steubenville, Ohio. A true “tristate” location likely to bring out a lot of old tackle.

Format: In-room trading Thursday. Table set-up at 8:00 am Friday with show room open until 5pm. Show room reopens Saturday 9am-1pm with displays and selling in large ballroom. Show will be open to the public Saturday morning at a $5 charge for non-members. Table exhibitors are asked to stay until at least 1pm on Saturday. An informal auction of items from table holders is being considered

Room Rates: A block of rooms is being held for NFLCC and ORCA paid members at $110/night. Make reservations directly with the hotel by calling (304) 723-5522 and using the three-letter code “NFL.”

Registration: $15 for NFLCC or ORCA members. Must register to get tables.

Tables: $20 for NFLCC or current ORCA members; limit of 2 tables at this time; ballroom has space for 60 tables so reserve early.

Show Hosts: Mike Nogay ( email contact preferred
Gene Sprando (878) 218-3225 and Bill Gehrke (724) 413-2558
NFLCC Region 2 Vice President Gary Lopez (

Click here for show registration form

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