Two 2021 Fly Fishing Show events pulled as COVID-19 continues to cause havoc
Two of the events in next year’s The Fly Fishing Show series – those scheduled for Marlborough Massachusetts, and Edison, New Jersey – have been cancelled until 2022.
The decision, taken because of the second wave of Coronavirus cases and local and state regulations, follows the postponement of the Denver show from January 8th, 9th and 10th until April 30th to May 2nd. The remaining three shows currently remain on track for their original dates. They are Atlanta, Georgia (February 5th and 6th); Pleasanton, California (February 19th, 20th, 21st); and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (March 6th and 7th).
Show President and CEO Ben Furimsky said he made the changes reluctantly ‘after seemingly endless negotiations with show sites, hotels and government health agencies. He added: “Changes in the schedule due to the Coronavirus have impacted the lives and businesses of hundreds of exhibitors, including guide services, international tackle manufacturers, specialised travel booking agencies, artists and retailers, plus hundreds of personalities, seminar leaders, fly tiers and other experts with scheduled presentations at each show.
“This pandemic has been a financial disaster for communities, show facilities and hotels that rely on the thousands of The Fly Fishing Show visitors annually. We have worked extremely hard in an effort to not give up on those who depend on our events, so it is with a heavy heart that we are forced to make these changes. Safety is our number one priority,” lamented Furimsky.
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