Royal Plaza Trade Center to host fly fishing show


Royal Plaza Trade Center to host fly fishing show
“The Fly Fishing Show” will begin its 2023 winter run at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough Jan. 20-23.

MARLBOROUGH – The 2023 edition of “The Fly Fishing Show” will begin its nationwide winter run Jan. 20-23 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center with everything for the fly-fishing angler – new products, seminars, classes, fly tying and fly casting demonstrations, theater presentations, lodges, vacation destinations.

Royal Plaza Trade Center is at 181 Boston Post Road West; the nearby Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel is the show hotel with discounted accommodations.  

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Parking is free.

Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days and $35 for three days. Children under age 5 are free, as are Boy and Girl scouts under age 16 in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with an ID are $10.

There will be 22 “Classes with the Expert.” This registration is $90, and it includes admission to the show for that day.  

There will also be nine free daily seminars.

Continuous Destination Theater presentations include the “Upper Connecticut River,” “Labrador’s Monster Brookies,” “Fly Fishing” on Martha’s Vineyard, “Fishing for Tailing Permit,” “Cape Breton Island,” “The Kootenai and Yaak Rivers,” “Florida Spring Tarpon,” “Smallmouth Bass in New Hampshire,” the “Out Islands of the Bahamas,” “Wade Fishing for Summer Smallmouth” and “Fly Fishing in Iceland.”

More than $30,000 worth of national door prizes are up for grabs. A complete list of door prizes is on “The Fly Fishing Show” website. 

The world premiere of the two-hour 2023 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is Friday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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