Vancouver Boat Show Jan 17-21st

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Reeltime, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

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  2. Andrew P

    Andrew P Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to the show. AP Tackleworks will be there in booth 55 with tons of spoons. Come by and chat fishing!
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  3. chromatose007

    chromatose007 Active Member

    Be there Thursday more than likely
  4. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Anyone ventured out to the show today? Any good deals on gear or electronics? Planning to go on Friday after work and spend some money on unneeded toys.
  5. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    andrew has a great deal on spoons, i was looking for a auto pilot but did not find any screaming deals
  6. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    What’s the spoon deal??? I’m a hoarder
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  7. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    X2 Money is burning a hole in my pocket i wanna spend on gear, the biggest candy store, looking forward to grabbing more of those AP spoons.
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  8. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    swim baits, new steering wheel and a wet proof pack, screamin deals yesterday at harbour chandler.

    i saw a helly hanson jacket for 1300.oo!!!!
  9. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Hoarder, I thought you were a tackle whore. ..
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  10. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Definitely some deals to be had! Just got back from the show. Some good deals at the 'credible' ;) tackle shops being PN&T as well as Harbour Chandler....and the novel thing is guys in the booths wanted to talk to you!!! Let's just say the booth from the store near Granville Island and south Richmond....couldn't be more useless. :rolleyes:

    PN&T had buy 3 flashers at $12.99 get a 4th free. Some good mark downs on other tackle. HC had a wide variety of specials.....thankfully I came out of both booths relatively unscathed in the pocket book. :p

    Only thing I can say about that "other" retailer previously referenced.....they have good mark downs on Mustang inflatables. Not sure how their regular pricing aligns or if it's just to make the show specials look better but most were at a minimum 1/3rd off. (but don't ask for any assistance ;))

    @Andrew P Buddy....your spoons look awesome! Was going to introduce myself but you had a few waiting to talk to you and we were moving through the show pretty quickly.

    Also......if you were looking at a 31' can upgrade to the 34' @133K per foot!;)
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  11. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    got a few big swim baits after seeing the talk given by Bill Von Brendel - Fishing with Swimbaits for Bottom Fish.
    and that was about it for me ....
    chatted to a few people and stand displays
    bit quite on the first day .....
  12. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    How was his talk? Thinking about going back to check it out as didn't have time today.
  13. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    Going on Saturday. Hoping to get another trophy titan 10’6” and a magna BBQ.

    Are there any boat top booths? I need to get a top made for my boat. But I doubt they can give a quote on the spot anyways.

    I’m sure I’ll walk out with another Trend X5 reel if they are low $200s

    Spending that tax return before you file taxes!
  14. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Didn't notice but it would not surprise me. There were upholstery/foam vendors...hell there was even a guy doing an infomercial type booth for the world's greatest squeegee. Felt bad for the guy as he was not getting much of an audience....actually NO audience as opposed to "much".

    Maybe there is an exhibitor list on the show's site?
  15. spring time

    spring time Well-Known Member

    Look on there website there is a vendor list. Hope Andrew has some spoons left on sunday
  16. Ruff

    Ruff Member

    Flying down from Smithers tomorrow morning. First time checking out the show. Was going to check out Granville island first thing and then spend saturday at bc place. Good idea? Is there anything that is a can't miss? Was gonna introduce myself to Andrew from AP. Our fish up here in the Douglas channel seem to LOVE his spoons. Other than that is there anything I should make a point of doing/seeing?
  17. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Do they have craps in Smithers? I was considering coming down and would have undoubtedly paid for my trip by playing my proven craps system at the Casino. It's right close to BC Place. The wife hummed and hawed, then whined about my tackle taking up all of the computer room and half the basement, so I'm out. Plus, I don't mind paying for a luxury downtown hotel occasionally, but the $40.00/night to park pisses me off to no end.
  18. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    It's piling into the kitchen now
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  19. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Mustang had one for $1250 too. Some sort of NASA gortex. :p
  20. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    I went to the show today and I'm staying at the Blue Horizon Hotel on Robson. Newly renovated. I'm on the 30th floor in a corner suite with ocean views of English Bay and the North Shore. Its an executive suite, nice room and as a BC resident I got it for $199 plus tax. Parking is $17.50 a day and is onsite. They have cheaper room starting at about $149. I stayed here last year and found it was good value. When I was in my teens the bar in the Hotel used to have a Beatle tribute band play from midnight to closing...the place was packed and alot of fun.

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