Sportsman's Show

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  1. Mikej

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    And then drove back to Salem? :eek: Heck I don't even drive around Portland after 3:00 in the afternoon anymore. I could do the EXPO Center in the afternoon/evening because I'm up near the airport kinda. I'll probably go next year though, it IS in my blood to a degree.
     
  2. kenboy

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    I have until 12:01 before my chariot turns into a pumpkin...:D
     
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  3. nvs

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    You can't go to too many places and see an $8 can of Rainier beer, let alone a place where you just paid $15 to stand in line to get the said Rainier beer!
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

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    Same here, I have enough stuff to do what I need and it all works, no need for the latest & greatest.;)
     
  5. PDXKevin

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    We got there before they opened the doors and stayed until they followed us out. LOL Had a blast checking out all the booths and great seminars. There was even one specifically for long range hunting and ethics. Very informative. I fell in love with a couple new scopes too.

    The kids flung a dozen arrows each down at the props and balloons - actually popped one of the balloons this year.

    The kids limited out back in the trout pond! We brought home a couple between 10"-13" and four that were +23" Man, it was awesome watching them land those beasts on a simple short cane pole.

    We could easily spend two full days there by attending the seminars and taking our time.
     
  6. PDXKevin

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    Did you get your photo taken with the two ladies dressed up as Rainier Beer bottles?
     
  7. Gaucho Gringo

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    When I was a kid in the 60's it was called the Boat Show. Somewhere along the line it transitioned into the Sportsman's Show.
     
  8. DieselScout

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    There still is a boat show, it's in January.
     
  9. mkwerx

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    yep - the boat show has a lot more variety in boats shown, the ones at the sportsman's show were of the metal NW boat variety, some bass boats, and a small handful of glass center console boats. I was in love. I could take or leave the NW boats - I don't troll much, I don't still fish much, so a crapton of seating, a big covered cabin (with or without pizza oven and porta potty) don't do much for me. Give me a big casting deck, as few bobbles to snag fly line on as possible, a bow mounted trolling motor, and a decent graph and I'm a happy camper. I like boats by Lund, Low, Tracker, Whaler, Ranger and Skeeter. I also dig drift boats. Alumawelds, Willie, and North River are comfy to ride in and look cool, but don't serve my style of fishing terribly well.
     

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