Lake Tri-Esox

The Most Extensive, Entertaining, and Educational
Poolside Demonstrations of Any Muskie Show!

The pool adjacent to the expo hall has upper and lower level seating for several hundred.

Friday: January 10th, Hall of Fame Angler, Joe Bucher, will demonstrate his legendary lure retrieval techniques in one of the show’s most educational presentations.

Saturday:  January 11, 2014 Kids Casting Clinic

Members of Muskies, Inc will teach youngsters how to cast and retrieve lures.  All baits will be hookless. This will be a great opportunity for children to have a hands on experience using rods and reels poolside.

Sunday: January 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Thorne BrothersOpen Pool Demonstration
by Thorne Bros.

Thorne Bros will be presenting a Poolside Demonstration—but YOU will be the presenter!

In the past, we’ve had lure manufacturer’s demonstrate their baits and in the last couple of years Shimano has had their bucktail burning contests featuring retailers and guides (which Thorne Bros won both times!).

Our thought was ‘why not combine the two and put the rods and reels in your hands’. It is one thing for Thorne Bros to win a bucktail burning contest, but how does that allow you (the customer) to try the rods and reels and make up your own mind on what is best and what will work best for you or for certain techniques?

We will have some rod and reel combos set up and ready to go along with an assortment of baits. Reps from the rod and reel companies will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you. This will be on a first come basis and we’ll do our best to get thru as many people as we can in the time allowed.

Stick around until the end! At the conclusion we will have some special items to give away!!!

All attendees are invited to participate with the assistance and guidance of the Thorne Bros. staff in the use of rods, reels, and lures.  Tackle reps from several companies will be present and involved in this program. Sponsored by Thorne Bros.

This is your opportunity to see the lures in action before deciding which ones to buy. You will see all the lure types including bucktails, surface baits, jerk baits, diving plugs, and plastics.

Please come early!

Poolside Demonstration Opportunity for all Exhibitors:

From 3:45 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 11, AND 1:45 to 3:00 PM on Sunday January 12:
Manufacturers and retailers of lures, rods, and reels will be demonstrating their products in the swimming pool, which is just down the hall from the exposition room. This ‘Open Pool’ is available to all exhibitors.