Show Season

Its that time of the year. Its too early to fish but you have already spent so much time shoveling snow you need a fix. Thankfully, we are getting into a show season. You get out of the house, spent few hours drooling over the plugs, bags, rod and reels and before you know it, its time to wet a line. There are a lot of shows in many different locales and SJ crew tries to hit as many as we can to shake some hands and thank you all for supporting what we do.

We came a long way in last four years but I still think the best is yet to come. I can remember like it was yesterday, sharing a room at Cuttyhunk Fishing Club with Tommy few years ago and discussing this idea of a magazine just for us, surfcasters. I remember Tommy saying ” Dude, I CAN do this”.Little did I know just how well he can do it. My hat off to him and everyone involved with writing for the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine and blog, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We are going to be doing few shows so I figured today I would let you know where and what. Unfortunately, NY is lacking a real surf show, its lacking an even good all around show to be honest but it is what it is. We’ve all heard the reasons, lack of venues, too expensive, too much work. I wish The Fisherman would put together a similar show in the winter like they do in September. But as you can see, the weather can be a real deterrent when it comes to planning anything this time of the year.

So we are going to only be at one NY event, this upcoming Sunday February 16th at the Flea Market in Babylon at American Legion Hall 22 Grove Place in Babylon from 9 AM to 2 PM. Tommy made some new hats, more wool caps, new long sleeve performance t-shirts with brand new design and there is more coming before next week show at Surf Day. If you are in the area stop by and say hi. You know us by now, we are going to have some awesome deals as usual for those that subscribe at the show or extend their subscription.

The next show is 2/22 Jersey Surfcaster Surf Day in Lincroft NJ. This is now, in my opinion, the premier strictly surf fishing even in the northeast in the winter. From wall-to-wall seminars by surf fishing experts to multiple bag , plug and rod makers to tackle stores and every conceivable surf fishing accessories, if you need it, you’ll probably find it here. A great way to spend a day.

After that we will be at Berkeley Fishing Club Flea Market on 3/2. This even is famous for the custom plug builders it attracts and great deals can be found by browsing from table to table. We have fishing flea markets in NY but nothing like this.

Same can be said when we visit Asbury Flea Market on 3/9 in Asbury Convention Center. This Flea Market is put together by the Asbury Fishing Club and it features many local lure builders and rows and rows of tables selling everything from hooks and sinkers to insanely painted custom lures.

On March 22nd, Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook CT is hosting their annual Surf Day at the shop and the adjacent hanger with seminars and free food all day long. Not only burgers and dogs but venison stew, wild boar one year and who knows what this year. A great event that not only CT surfcasters attend but also many from NY and NJ and this is without a doubt because of respect for its owner, Pat Abate. For those of you that have not heard, Pat is in the process of selling the shop and retiring to Montauk where he will drive Vito crazy full time from now on. Ok, the last part is a joke but Pat has sold the store and will be retiring soon. He will be on hand to assure smooth transition to the new ownership. We hope to be there although not guarantied right now as we have some conflicts to work out.

And last but not least, the granddaddy of all fishing shows in Northeast, the massive RISAA show in Provident, RI from March 28th to March 30th. This giant show attracts all major fishing manufacturers and more than 12 000 people visit this show each year.

Tommy is working on another shirt design for upcoming show, it should be ready to debut at Surf Day.

Here is some new SJ gear

New SJ hats, green and gray

back and front stitched



We will ad knit caps and  hats to SJ store after this weekend



We added new pullover Navy blue hoodie with new design to the online store today



Many of you asked for this ,so here it is. Not a regular shirt but High Performance athletic long sleeve shirt with a brand new design for SJ.

SJ “Grim Reaper” High Performance long sleeve shirt (added to online store today)



This T-shirt works hard all day long thanks to AquaFX wicking technology and Freshcare antimicrobial treatment.

Rib knit 3/4″ collar

Heat transfer label

AquaFX – Wicking Properties

Freshcare – Anti-Microbial Properties

Double needle hemmed 5/8″ sleeves and bottom hem

New 10 inch stickers coming at Surf Day next week (and in store after that)


and some of our other designs are also available at the shows

Some of these items are now in the online store at if you cannot make it to the shows. We will try to ad hats and caps next week.

Tommy and I sure hope to see you all, and shake your hand. Be safe out there

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