Fishing and Boating Shows in Survival Mode

January 11, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘Everybody’s looking for value for the dollar,’ says Chuck Furimsky, owner of The Fly Fishing Show, which still appears in eight cities across the country. ‘Instead of a $700 rod, they’re buying two $150 rods. … There’s still a light at the end of the tunnel for us; it’s just not as bright as it once was.'” In the Baltimore Sun, Candus Thomson notes that the venerable Washington Boat Show won’t even attempt an event this year, joining big and small events that have been stung by the sharp downturn in product sales.