Originally Posted by wjc
and a fly casting exhibition by Jack Sharkey and Ted Williams at the Miami sportsman's show in the mid-late 50's that solidified the interest. .
Seeing Mr Williams cast made a big impression on me as well.
My dad took the family to the Sportsman Show in Boston for a few years in a row when we were in the market for our first camping trailer.
I was much more interested in the programs happening at the pool area.
I remember that they had stuff like log rolling, alligator wrestling, bear wrestling, and of course the fly casting demos by Jack Sharkey and Mr Williams.
I remember that they'd open the doors and Ted would cast over the pool, out the door, through the lobby and out on to Boylston Street.
That was very impressive to a little kid.
I was a fan of the The Flying Fisherman, Gadabout Gaddis too.
That was must-see-tv in my house.
(He sold a lot of Wonderrods