LureSecure At The Ultimate Fishing Show, January 7-10, 2010

Gary Talarico/Ultimate Fishing Show

Team LureSecure attended The Ultimate Fishing Show at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI and found themselves among some of the nation’s best outfitters, charter boat captains, boat dealers and purveyors of fine fishing goods.  MongoMad and ChiefFishfinder manned the booth for Team LureSecure at this show, one which has been hailed as the biggest pure fishing show in the Midwest.  Despite the fact the show was held in the economically troubled Detroit area, it turned out to be a very good show for LureSecure, and the other vendors in attendance.

This show had many unique features and great attractions, including “Lake Ultimate”, a 110,000 gallon indoor lake, with its own fleet of fishing boats.  There were numerous seminars, some which were conducted on the lake by the likes of Kevin VanDam and Lance Valentine.  To help make it the ultimate fishing show, there was a trout pond stocked with rainbows, a fly fishing area where you could work on your cast, a virtual fishing simulator, a casting competition for all ages, a climbing wall and a display of exotic animals.

Highly Endangered – Male Siberian Lynx

The Ultimate Fishing Show always attracts some of the industry’s best vendors and exhibitors, and this year was no exception.  There were boats as far as the eye could see, and more fishing tackle than you could possibly imagine.  For those visiting the show, it was like being a kid in a candy store.

 We were very pleased with the attendance at this show, and our sales were very good.  Compared to the last show, where ice fishing was the name of the game, at this show the focus was getting back out on the water.  A number of walleye fisherman stopped by to purchase LureSecures, as did some of the best charter boat captains in the business.

We heard some great hook wound stories, as well as a few tales about hooks damaging apparel and boat upholstery.  Like many of our customers, many fisherman are realizing LureSecures are a great way to avoid a nasty, painful accident or a costly repair bill.  LureSecures are easy to use and dramatically reduce the chance of hooking something other than fish.

Gary took some time from the hectic sales at our booth to walk around and visit.  While doing so he ran into our friend Jeff Wever of Dry Hands Minnow Buckets.  Like us, Jeff was having an excellent show and sold a number of his amazing minnow buckets.  Gary chatted with a few of the pro’s in attendance, including Lance Valentine and Mark Martin, both of whom took home a number of LureSecures.

We made some new acquaintances at the show too, including Captain Ralph Steiger, a Full-time Professional Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Guide.  Captain Ralph is well known in the southern basin of Lake Michigan, where he provides outstanding guide services.  Whether it’s Smallmouth Bass, Perch, King or Coho Salmon, Brown, Lake or Steelhead Trout, Captain Ralph is the guy to contact if you want to fish in the Chicago, IL – Hammond, IN area.  He is booking for March, April and May, and filling up fast, so don’t hesitate to give him a call.

A very cool thing happened while we were at this show.  Team LureSecure and Jeff Wever of Dry Hands Minnow Buckets were invited to be a part of one of the finest fishing, hunting, camping and outdoor shows in the U.S. – America’s Outdoor Show in Chicago, IL.  Which is one reason this post was delayed, we have tons to do to get ready for that show, which is next week.  Hope to see you there!

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