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#11345300 - 01/14/16 08:24 AM Tackle show in Mesquite?
Harvardag Offline
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Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 42
Does anyone know if there is going to be a tackle/boat show in Mesquite this month or next? I haven't seen anything on this. Thanks.

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#11345304 - 01/14/16 08:27 AM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: savannah, texas
not this year...and probably not again.
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#11345306 - 01/14/16 08:28 AM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: basscat dad]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22075
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: basscat dad
not this year...and probably not again.


At one time it was good times

I hear the Fun N Sun is well worth the drive, never made it yet......
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#11346063 - 01/14/16 02:00 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
Harvardag Offline
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Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 42
Thanks guys. That's a shame.

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#11346143 - 01/14/16 02:36 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
kcb Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 972
Loc: Carrollton, TX
Doesn't help that several TFF members posted how the show was disappointing and not worth going to. I'm just like the next guy and like a good deal but you can't expect vendors to pay for space, people to set up etc. and then have 30% off everything at the show. So now there is no show. Dallas Boat show has gone by the wayside to if you're expecting a lot of fishing related products. Thinking some of this is because there is so much available on line. Hoping the show this weekend (Ft. Worth) is good if I'm able to get away to go.

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#11346238 - 01/14/16 03:14 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: kcb]
Mark Jones Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1885
Originally Posted By: kcb
Doesn't help that several TFF members posted how the show was disappointing and not worth going to. I'm just like the next guy and like a good deal but you can't expect vendors to pay for space, people to set up etc. and then have 30% off everything at the show. So now there is no show. Dallas Boat show has gone by the wayside to if you're expecting a lot of fishing related products. Thinking some of this is because there is so much available on line. Hoping the show this weekend (Ft. Worth) is good if I'm able to get away to go.


Lol, this...

I know that it's up to the show promoter to create a show that has value but I watched those guys try to get that show back off the ground for several years. The first few people to hit the show on Friday morning who decided they didn't like it or the price of a ticket was too much for their budget would come on here and complain and everyone would snap to judgement and not attend the event. Then later come on here and complain that no one hosts shows anymore. SMH...

Very typical deal here in DFW.

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#11346250 - 01/14/16 03:18 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
David Rush Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 1722
Loc: Carrollton
I thought the Mesquite show was a good show. Now it's gone the Fun n Sun show should grow even larger. It is bass angler focused too.

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#11346419 - 01/14/16 04:42 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: David Rush]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5801
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Originally Posted By: David Rush
I thought the Mesquite show was a good show. Now it's gone the Fun n Sun show should grow even larger. It is bass angler focused too.


I went to the Mesquite show 2 years ago and had a blast and thought it was great. Not sure why it was getting bashed. Even the wife enjoyed it and she doesnt enjoy fishing related stuff much.

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#11346430 - 01/14/16 04:48 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6278
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
I miss the old Market Hall Boat and Tackle show. Those were some good times.
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#11347369 - 01/15/16 06:57 AM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52884
Loc: Forney TX
it sucked terribly last year. that outfit that bought it.... killed it.
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#11347529 - 01/15/16 08:19 AM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: TBassYates]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4365
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: TBassYates
I miss the old Market Hall Boat and Tackle show. Those were some good times.
Showing my age but this^^^^^^^. Used to be a great show and was so big that there was a lot for everybody regardless as to wether you were a hunter, fisherman, water skier.... Can't really bash people for using a forum for bashing(information sharing) about a show but you are right to a degree. It's a double edged sword. For someone who really only wants to concentrate on fishing(bass fishing) and not looking at hot tubs and wake boards Fun & Sun's show is really the only local show I care to go to anymore.
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#11348105 - 01/15/16 11:29 AM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: RedRanger]
BThomas Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7330
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: basscat dad
not this year...and probably not again.


At one time it was good times

I hear the Fun N Sun is well worth the drive, never made it yet......


Lot's of per-staffers. Just like normal. Good for new bait makers to show their products.

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#11348247 - 01/15/16 12:27 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
David Welcher Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1568
Loc: Weatherford
I'm going today to the fun and sun show, but just for the free beer!


Edited by David Welcher (01/15/16 12:27 PM)

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#11348291 - 01/15/16 12:52 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Harvardag]
SoCal Tom Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 8844
Loc: Garland, TX
Mesquite show 2 years ago was pretty good. Last year it dropped off considerably. Looking forward to Fun-N-Sun tomorrow

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#11348352 - 01/15/16 01:17 PM Re: Tackle show in Mesquite? [Re: Mark Jones]
Canino Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 2402
Loc: Mansfield
Originally Posted By: Mark Jones
I know that it's up to the show promoter to create a show that has value but I watched those guys try to get that show back off the ground for several years. The first few people to hit the show on Friday morning who decided they didn't like it or the price of a ticket was too much for their budget would come on here and complain and everyone would snap to judgement and not attend the event. Then later come on here and complain that no one hosts shows anymore. SMH...

Very typical deal here in DFW.


If a few people posting on a forum killed the entire enterprise, it was never going to make it in the first place.

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