Our family packed up the car and headed out to the NJ Wild Outdoors Expo last Sunday (September 18th).
It wasn’t that bad of a drive, out route 70 and up rte 539 for a bit.
The event was well organized and lots of folks were there for the event. They had a huge parking area and lots of great exhibitors and displays. We walked around checking out the vendors area as well.
There was a civil war era group that had a real cannon which they set off about once an hour – shooting blanks, but boy was it loud! Scared my wife when it went off the first time.
My 8 year old son, loved watching the cannon go off!
I have pictures from the event that I’ll post later.
One thing that surprised me was my son’s interest in fly fishing. He kept talking about it on the drive there and as luck would have it, there was a fly fishing casting exhibit where you could get a quick lesson on how to cast with a fly fishing outfit.
So my son and I signed up for the class and gave it a go. He was a little confused about the reel since he’s used to casting with a spinning outfit. But after a few minutes, he pretty much had the hang of it.
I have read lots of fly fishing books in my downtime, so I understood the concept. But this was the first time I actually got to cast with a fly fishing rig. And it was fun! Lots more exercise than using a spinning rig! (not sure if that’s good or not!)
The instructor was very patient and easy to understand, so the whole group did pretty good by the end of the class.
We bought some lures and some excellent food from the vendors! All in all we had a great time.
Kudos to the NJ Wild Outdoors Expo staff for a job well done on an excellent event!
Looking forward to attending next year’s event!
Catch you later!