All of us here at A Marblehead Flyfisher would like to thank everyone that stopped buy to show your support last Saturday at our open house. The turnout was strong, we figured around 200 people, and we hope everybody had a great time. Mary Ann put out a spread of food that kept everyone full and happy all day. Frank Swarner tied some absolutely gorgeous flies. John Holton showed a great display of his artistic ability with several nice paintings for sale, he was even painting throughout the day. Last but certainly not least Dick Kondak from G Loomis. Dick braved cold morning air, flying tents, and a barrage of eager customers wanting to try out the new Loomis gear. All in all it was a great day. Here are some of the pictures from the event.
We had our Outcast PAC-13 on display for everyone to see. We hope to give this baby a serious workout on the Brandywine this year.
The inside of the shop was rocking all day. It is always fun for us to see all the new faces that events like this bring out. We formed some new relationships and strengthened some old ones, to me that is the best thing that comes out of a day like this.
Local artist John Holton had a great display of his work for everyone to see. I don't know who bought the Permit painting, but that was my favorite!
Frank Swarner tied flies for almost 7 hours straight! He did a verity of patterns with a few Spey and Dee type patterns, some Trout flies and a few big articulated streamers. Franks work is second to none, I only wish I could have spent more time watching him tie. I am sure I would pick up a few tips. Thank you frank for the great display of your tying skill.
The best part of the day was watching all of the people trying out all of the new G Loomis gear. Dick showed up at around 8:30 AM (after a 2.5 hour drive) and worked the entire day outside. He was showing people the products, giving casting lessons , demos, and really was a great asset for us. Based on the positive response of our customers. I think we did a great job exposing may new people to the Loomis brand. Check out some of the shots.
This next series of shots is Dick giving my sister-in-law, Lydia a casting lesson. Check out the video at the bottom!
At the end of the day the raffle prizes were drawn. We would like to congratulate all of the people who received prizes. A special congratulation goes out to Ed Hayes. Ed won the Loomis 9' 5 wt NRX from our grand prize raffle.
We hope you had as much fun attending as we did hosting. Days like this remind us why we do what we do here at A Marblehead Flyfisher. Through it all we would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude. We could not do this without the support of you, our loyal customers. From the bottom of our hearts...
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