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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 16, 2016 - Monroe, Michigan
Monroe, Michigan Sporting Collectibles Show

This years annual Monroe, Michigan Sporting Collectibles Show (Free admission) will be held on Friday, Sept.16th (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Monroe Quality Inn & Suites ballroom) located just off of I-75, Exit #15 (about 15 minutes North of Toledo, Ohio). There will be 75 tables of quality sporting collectibles, including fishing lures, fishing reels, fishing rods, fish decoys, waterfowl decoys, spears, traps, plaques, sporting art, etc. Also there will be room to room buying, selling, & trading on Thursday, Sept.15th, noon till midnight at the Monroe Quality Inn & Suites. For a room reservation (be sure to mention the show for a show room rate) call the Quality Inn & Suites (734) 242-6000. Your room will include a great free continental breakfast for all in your room.

September 23-24, 2016 - Decatur, Alabama
2016 Region #3 Decatur, AL Fall Show

The show dates for the 21th Annual Region 3 Fall Show are September 23 and 24, 2016 at the Double Tree Decatur Riverfront Hotel, Decatur, Alabama.

The NFLCC room rates are $92 for a double or king and $112 for a suite for Thursday 22nd, and Friday 23rd. Reservations at those rates may be made by calling 256-355-3150 before September 8, 2016. Those making reservations need to mention the NFLCC show

The show is a yearly sellout and is almost full with nearly 100 tables reserved so far.  Tables are $25.00 each.  Registration will be $10.00.  We will make every effort to accommodate all members interested in purchasing tables, but remember the availability of additional space for tables is limited.

Send Registration payable to: Fred Vengrouskie
4010 Saddlehorn Bend SW
Decatur, AL  35603
(603) 631-5406

September 30 - October 1, 2016 - Los Banos, California

Sep 30th & Oct 1st, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-3
Sportsmen’s Club 13989 Mercey Springs Rd, HWY 165, Los Banos
Antique duck decoys, rod, reels, tackle, lures, vintage hunting & fishing, wildlife/sporting art, & all related items.
Admission $5.00 Kids under 12 free, $20 picker pass get in 8am, free parking.
Free appraisals bring your old decoys, vintage hunting & fishing items
Show info 559-259-5755

October 7-8, 2016 - Albany, NY
NFLCC Region 1 & 2  
4th Annual Northeast Regional Tackle Show

October 7th and 8th, 2016
Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany, New York

Show Hosts:
Craig Comjean: 978-263-0381
Les Ozimkowski:  516-297-0022

Location: 1228 Western Ave
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: 518-489-2981     Fax: 518-489-2712

The Show: The show will be open on Friday, October 7th, from 3pm to 9pm for setup to Show Dealers ONLY. Saturday, October 8th, 8am though 2pm the general public is invited to attend upon purchasing of a $10 temporary one day membership to the NFLCC, they can also bring in items for the Auction. Club Shop items will be available for sale during the show, along with a 50/50 Raffle and Auction from 2pm to 3pm. NO FIREARMS ALLOWED!!!

Click here for show flyer and registration form

October 8, 2016 – Johnston, Iowa
Vintage Fishing Tackle Show

Largest Lazy Ike and Iowa Made Tackle Display
Johnston Lions Club
6401 Merle Hay Rd.
Johnston, IA 50131

Saturday, October 8, 2016
 9am - 2pm

Buy. Sell. Trade
Old and new fishing tackle, reels, creels, rods, lures, wildlife art, books, etc,
Open to the public and Free Admission

(Plenty of Free Parking)

For more info on the show

    Show Host: Randy McCurdy

    October 13-15, 2016 - Hagerstown, Maryland
    NFLCC Region II - 3rd Annual Hagerstown, Md. Meet  

    The third NFLCC   Antietam  Creek  Antique Tackle Show will take place October 13-15, 2016 at the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel and Conference Center, 431 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Hotel Reservations :  301-733-0830.  Room  rate  for  NFLCC  Members  (Mention when booking)  $75.00/night for either 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Size Bed.  Continental Breakfast included.  Show Registration is $10.00 (spouse/children of members free).   Table  Rentals   for our Show on Saturday October 15, 2016 is $25.00 for first table, $20 for additional tables,  Limit of 4 table per member.  Set up will begin at 7:00 am, and  Early Buyer Registration fee is $20.00 for those members without tables . We will open to the Public at 9:00 am and   Public Admission/temporary club membership is $5.00 which will be applied to annual $35.00 membership purchased at the show.  Show Host is Gary Lopez (610-346-7708/267-337-0474) and Co-host is Dennis Ocharzak (301-491-7116.  Please send Registration and Table Rental Fees payable to Gary Lopez, 145 Thistle Hill, Riegelsville,  Pa. 18077.  Email Gary at if you have any questions regarding the show.

    October 14 - 15, 2016 - Ft. Worth/ Burleson, Texas
    Burleson Antique Lure Show

    Hampton Inn and Suites
    Ft. Worth/ Burleson
    13251 Jake Ct.
    Ft. Worth, 76028     Phone 817-295-2727

    Friday October 14th=Room Trading with show at the Burleson Events Center (formerly named SPJST Hall) on Saturday on Sat. October 15th

    The Hampton Inn has just been remodeled and now has a morning hot breakfast. The rooms are $95.00 and a Suite for $10.00 more. I believe the single King size bed rooms have a pull-out bed also and have walk in showers where the 2 queen size bed rooms have tubs, but check it out if that is important to you. The meeting room has not changed except in name only (Burleson Events Center), which was the SPJST Hall and is about 2 miles south on I-35, very easy to get to. Go under Hidden Creek Pkwy (which is the named exit where you will get off I-35) and the Center is about 200-300 yards down the access road on the right.

    The auctioneer from the Temple show will be there to auction off anything from the public that shows up. I try not to auction off member materials unless it is estate lures for deceased member’s families.  Colby and I will send out flyers this summer but mark it on your calendar now!!! We will send a flyer to any out of region members. Free display tables will be up so please come show off!!!!  Lots of fantastic restaurants are here  in Burleson and I will try and make out a list of the best.

    Show registration is $20.00 and tables are $20.00

    Show Hosts: Chip Rice  817-295-7750 Home  or 817-223-0645 cell
    Colby Sorrells  817-473-6748

    October 15, 2016 - Osage Beach, Missouri
    Lake of the Ozarks NFLCC Show

    “Missouri’s Premier Fall Event”


    The show will be held at the ….

      TAN – TAR - A  RESORT and HOTEL (800-826-8272)
    494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach Mo. 65065

     Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 7:00 am until over (approx. noon).

    Attention !  Adds have been placed in local papers to encourage public attendance.

     Room rates are $100.00 / plus taxes per night. Be sure to mention NFLCC
    when making your reservation for this special rate

    Contact or mail registrations to:  

    Don Getz, 921 Clay Meadows Ct. Liberty, Mo. 64068 - 9402 …… 816-415-0007
    Jack Looney, 3912 S Breckenridge Dr., Independence, Mo. 64055….816-350-0255 

             Single 6'Table.......$20.00 Additional tables ….$10.00      Registration............ $10.00                                                                                                                                                              
    Look forward to Friday night room trading and hospitality room.

    October 22, 2016 - Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Region 5 NFLCC Lure Show

    Don Hall's Guest House 1313 W. Washington Ctr. Rd.
    Exit 311 Interstate 69
    Phone 260-489-2525 or 1-800-348-I999

    Show hours 7:00 am. To 1:00 pm.
    Set up for table exhibitors 6:00 am.
    NFLCC Members enter 7:00 am. Public enters 8:00 am.

    Table rental is $25.00 Carry in tackle boxes $10.00

    Entry fee is $5.00, includes spouse and immediate family under 18.

    Room rates are $85.00 for standard room 2 double beds. This rate includes 2 breakfast buffets.
    If guest would like to get breakfast & dinner special: contact the hotel for special rates
    The restaurant is one of the best in the area.

    For more information
    David Saalfrank 260-622-7107 email
    Bob King 260-622-4829 email

    October 29, 2016 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    "Oshkosh on the Water" 

    Date: October 29th, 2016
    Show hours: 7:30 am set-up
    Open to public: 8:30 am
    Show ends 2:30 p.m.
    Location:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center
    1 N. Main Street
    Oshkosh,  WI
    (920) 230-1900     or      (855) 230-1900
    Make sure to mention NFLCC to receive show room rate when making reservations
    Tables are $25 each registration included
    Single registrations are $5.00
    Show Hosts:  Stu and Jean Stein Phone: 262-284-6357  email to:
    Co-Host:  John Collen  Phone: 262-632-4735    email to:
    Hotel is located right on the river where it enters Lake Winnebago.  Venue is spacious with room to grow!  Come and join us for what promises to be an annual "must attend" show.

    October 29 , 2016 - Mountain Home, Arkansas
    13th Annual
    Arkansas Twin Lakes
    Antique Fishing Tackle Swap

    Saturday, October 29, 2016  7:30 A.M.

    The Ramada Inn is located at 1127 NE Hwy 62
    Mountain Home, AR
    Special room rate of $69.00+tax.  Call 870-425-9191 for Reservations
    There will be room trading on Friday afternoon and night, Oct. 28.
    A Huge assortment of old lures, reels, rods and other fishing related items will be on hand. Tackle collectors from all over the area, with loads of fishing goodies to sell, trade or just show off, will be there.
    There will be free appraisals on site and auctions are usually held during the show.
    General admission is $3.00
    Table Rental is $15.00 each
                       For additional information and to reserve tables, please call Jerry McCoy                        
    Contact numbers:  870-405-9238, 870-481-5199

    November 4-5, 2016 - Kelso, Washington

    Friday - Saturday / November 4-5 2016
    KELSO RED LION HOTEL / (360) 578-4017

    Monte Martinsen and I would like to welcome you to the 34th NFLCC Show at the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso, WA. Monte has negotiated with the Hotel a room rate of $68.95 per night for standard rooms and $73.95 per night for Deluxe Rooms. We have a block of 60 rooms that will be available to us at the reduced rate for RESERVATIONS MADE BY October 20, 2016. YOU MUST RESERVE BY THIS DATE TO RECEIVE THE REDUCED ROOM RATE!! Also, at this show we will have a meeting room in the North Wing set aside for members that have rooms in the South Wing to use to sell or trade. This Meeting Room will have tables available for free to use on Thursday and Friday for the room trading. Please be sure and mention the NFLCC or Lure Meet when you are making your reservations to insure that you receive the reduced room rate. THE HOTEL PHONE NUMBER IS 360-578-4017. PLEASE USE THIS DIRECT TO THE HOTEL PHONE # AND NOT THE 800 #. We look forward to seeing you at the future meets. The Show Hours will be on Sat. 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM in the Ballroom. All registered show attendees and table holders are welcome into the Ballroom at 7:30 AM Saturday morning. The public is welcome to attend this show at 9:00AM for a fee of $5.00 [one day membership in the NFLCC]. The cost of registration is $10.00 for members and $10.00 for their guests [spouses and children are free]. Show tables are $15.00 each with a limit of three. It is highly recommended to register EARLY as the tables have sold out in past shows.
    Monte’s address is: Monte Martinsen 7380 Old Pacific HWY. N., Castle Rock, WA 98611.
    Monte’s phone number is 360-274-8045. We will have tables for display purposes if possible. Free Coffee and Donuts will be available in the Ballroom Saturday morning. Also, for Regional NFLCC Meets table holders can have up to 25% of related sporting collectables [excluding firearms] for sale or trade at their tables. We will have a number of DOOR PRIZES that will be given away at 10:30 AM. Once again we will have a $25.00 gift certificate from BOB’S SPORTING GOODS in Longview, WA. At this Show any member who brings in a New Member [must join at the show] receives free admission to this show. If you have any questions, suggestions, or need additional information, you can contact Monte @ 360-274-8045 or myself at the following address and email:
    Harvey Musselman 831 NE 90Th St., Seattle, WA 98115-3039 Phone# 206-526-5814

    November 4-6, 2016 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors
    8th Annual Myrtle Beach Antique Fishing Tackle Show

    Springmaid Resort & Conference Center
    3200 S. Ocean Blvd.
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Click here for show flyer and registration form

    November 10-12, 2016 - Bakersfield, California
    NFLCC Region 10 Vintage Fishing Tackle Show & Swap Meet

    The NFLCC Region 10 Vintage Fishing Tackle Show & Swap Meet will be held at the Hotel Rosedale in Bakersfield. This will be a two day show with show hours on Friday, November 11, from 5 pm - 8 pm and on Saturday, November 12, from 8 am - 2 pm., in the hotel main ballroom. Room trading at the hotel Thursday, November 10. A fishing tackle swap meet will be held Saturday, November 12, from 7 am - noon in the hotel south parking lot.

    The Hotel Rosedale is located at 2400 Camino Del Rio Court, 1 block west of the junction of Freeway 99 & Highway 58, (Rosedale Hwy Exit). Special room rates are $67 + tax per night for a standard room. Mention Group Code “NFLCC7” for special room rates. For reservations call 661-327-0681, or visit website

    Show registration is $10 for each club member with family members free. Table fee is $35 each. Please send checks/M.O. to Glen Brewton, 5724 Carter Ave, Bakersfield, CA, 93308.

    The general public will be invited to attend the show on Saturday starting at 9 am upon purchase of a $5 temporary one-day membership. Up to 25% of table holders items for sale or display can be sporting collectibles not fishing related. No firearms please. A silent auction will be held during the show on Saturday.

    The hotel has a full service bar & grill and there are several nice restaurants within walking distance. There is also a full service RV park adjacent to the hotel. Contact show hosts for details.

    Show Hosts are Tony Allegra, 661-618-5259,, and Glen Brewton, 661-399-1580,

    Click here for show flyer & registration form

    January 6-7, 2017 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
    NFLCC Region 3 Winterfest 2017 Pigeon Forge

    The 2017  28th NFLCC Winterfest at Pigeon Forge will be held Jan. 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Ramada Inn Smokey Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Room rate this year is $59 double occupancy and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-523-3919. Your hosts again this year are Gibby Gibson and Harold Smith. Eight foot tables can be reserved by sending payment made payable to Gibby to 3056 Dell Dr. Hermitage, TN 37076,  calling 615-449-5431, or email Table rate is again $25 each with a $10 show registration fee. This show is an annual sell out because it is a great venue with reasonable rates, free breakfast in the morning, great well lighted showroom, in a family setting at the base of the Smoky Mountains with great attractions and eateries, is supported annually by some of the nicest folks you will ever meet, and is rated the best or one of the best two day regional shows the NFLCC offers. If you have never attended ask someone who has and then we hope you will join us for our reunion.

    January 13-14, 2017 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Please join us for an entertaining two day event.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view, trade, buy/sell a large assortment of classic and collectible fishing tackle. 

    Dates: Friday & Saturday, January 13th & 14th, 2017
    Friday, January 13th, 8:30am - 6pm (members), 10:30am-6pm (public)
    Friday, January 14th, 8:00am - 1pm (members), 9:00am-1pm (public)
    Sheraton Milwaukee- Brookfield
    375 S. Moorland Road
    Brookfield, Wisconsin

    Hotel Reservations/Rates:  Please call 262-364-1100.  All reservations must be made by January 6th, 2017 to ensure show rates.  Standard guestrooms are $94.00 (single or double).

    Table Reservations/Rates:  Please call or email Chris Slusar, 262-960-2230 or  Tables are $25.00 and include registration.  Registration without a table is $5.00.  Checks can be made out to Chris Slusar and mailed to 13506 W. Travis Trace Rd, Evansville, WI  53536.

    Auctions:  We expect to run silent auctions during show hours and will host a live auction at 7pm on Friday, January 13th.

    Chris Slusar, Ph. 262-960-2230 or Email:
    John Collen  Ph.  262-632-4735 or Email:

February 4, 2017 - Carthage, Missouri
The 30th Annual
The Ozark’s NFLCC Vintage Lure and Tackle Meet

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

*****NEW HOST HOTEL*****

Show Hosts:  Casey Jones and Bill Bates

The 30th annual Carthage Show will be held on Saturday February 4, 2017 starting at 7:00 am, at the same location as last year.  The Fairview Christian Church 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 has changed.   We will now be at the Best Western Precious Moments Hotel, details below.   This hotel is close to our show and more spacious, with more rooms and an elevator to the second floor.  We also plan to have a hospitality room set up at the hotel around 4:00 pm on Friday.
Hotel Reservations:  The Best Western Precious Moments Hotel is located at 2701 Hazel Street Carthage, MO 64836 - website  Their phone number for reservations is (417) 359-5900.  Room rates are $72.24 plus tax for two queen beds and $67.99 plus tax for a single king room.  Please, inform them that you are attending the NFLCC show.
Registration:  Show registration is $10.00
Tables:  All tables are $20.00 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, Casey Jones can be contacted at (417) 276-1812 or  Bill Bates can be contacted as noted above.

We look forward to seeing you in February


March 3-5, 2017 - Daytona Beach, Florida
The 26th Florida International Tackle Show

Daytona Beach, Florida
March 3 - 5, 2017

Return for the SUN,
Return for the FUN,

Plaza Resort and Spa
600 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

Open to the public on Friday from 11am-4pm and on Saturday from 9am-3pm

Click here for show flyer

March 25, 2017 - Johnston, Iowa
Des Moines Sporting Collectibles Show

Buy. Sell. Trade
Old and new fishing tackle, reels, rods, lures, duck decoys, duck calls, wildlife art, books, etc

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 
5291 Stoney Creek Court 
Johnston, IA 50131

March 25, 2017
Sat – 9am ‐ 2pm

Room Trading and Hospitality Room
Friday, March 24

Room rate $99. For reservations, call (800) 659‐2220 and be sure to mention that you are with the Sporting Collectibles Show.

Show Host Committee: Todd Rozendaal   (515) 460‐8322 

Gene Dollen
Randy Orme
Randy McCurdy
Greg Peterson

April 15, 2017 - Effingham, Illinois
NFLCC 2017 Central Illinois Lure Meet

Antique and Collectible Fishing Show
Saturday April 15, 2017

Located at K of C Hall
1501 W. Fayette - Off I-70 Exit 159

For Show Info Contact:
Dave Boyer (217) 644-2294
Brent Vonderheide (217) 690-8820

Click here for show flyer and registration form

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