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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.

January 8 - 9, 2016 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Pigeon Forge Region 3 Winterfest

The 2016 Region 3 Winterfest will be held at the Ramada Inn Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN on Jan. 8th and 9th 2016.

Room rates are $54 double occupancy and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-523-3919. Your hosts again this year are Gibby Gibson & Harold Smith.

8 ft. tables are available for $25 with a $10 show registration. Tables can be reserved by sending payment to Gibby Gibson who can be contacted at 615-449-5431 or

Again, this show was chosen as the best 2 day NFLCC region show for 2015.  This 200 plus table show will be the 27th consecutive year and is a annual sellout. Great venue, great room rate, great eateries, great folks, and lots to do for the entire family at the base of the Smoky mountains.  Come join the “reunion in the mountains” and I promise you be glad you did. Room trading Wed./Thurs. ...Thurs. evening show set-up and Show Fri./Sat.

January 15 - 16, 2016 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Our annual Region #6 “Mini National” will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 15th and 16th , 2016.  Table set-up is 8am on both Friday and Saturday.  Public is allowed into the show rooms at 11am on Friday and 9am on Saturday.

Host Hotel:

Phone:  262-364-1100

Reservations must be made by January 8th, 2016.  Be sure to mention the NFLCC when making your reservation.


Tables are $25 each.  This includes your registration.  Registration only is $5 per person.

Please contact John Collen to check on availability and to pay for tables.  Checks should be made out to John Collen and sent to:  2707 Shamrock Drive, Racine, WI  53406

Show Hosts:

John Collen,  262-632-4735 or email at
Chris Slusar, 262-960-2230 or email at

Please reach out to John or Chris with any questions.

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 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 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 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  

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