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Northern Falls
Posted 1/27/2019 1:17 PM (#929388)
Subject: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 85


Is there a swap meet for the upcoming Milwaukee show?
Northern Falls
Posted 1/29/2019 9:40 PM (#929641 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 85


Any word on this?
jackpotjohnny48
Posted 1/30/2019 1:53 PM (#929703 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 236


Location: Madison, WI
I haven't been a super regular attendee at the Milwaukee Show, but I think I may have attended 2 out of the past 3 years.

If I remember correctly, I think I attended a lure swap (which generally occurs on Saturday night) at the Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls. (I think I did that at least once in the past couple years).

If I remember correctly, it was the Radisson located at:
N88 W14750 Main St.
Menonomonee Falls, WI 53051.

Having said that, I have not heard a thing regarding THIS YEAR. So I have no idea whether or not they have a swap meet planned for this year, and if so, if it will be at the same location????

Sorry I can't be of more help.

If anybody knows anything, please post it here, because I have always considered the swap meet to be one of the more enjoyable parts of attending the show.

"Jackpot" John Schroeder









sworrall
Posted 1/30/2019 2:53 PM (#929711 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
I believe we should hear something this week yet.
Ciscokid82
Posted 2/4/2019 8:15 AM (#930007 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 211


Location: SE Wisc
How does it work? Just walk around bartering? I have a lot of left over lures that weren’t sold at my rummage last summer
Pepper
Posted 2/4/2019 9:27 AM (#930014 - in reply to #930007)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 1255


Ciscokid82 - 2/4/2019 8:15 AM

How does it work? Just walk around bartering? I have a lot of left over lures that weren’t sold at my rummage last summer


Yep that's pretty much the deal. Get a table and spread out the goods and let the dickering begin.
JMacD
Posted 2/7/2019 7:25 AM (#930235 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 96


Any updates on where and went is the swap meet?
sworrall
Posted 2/7/2019 9:34 AM (#930247 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Have not heard anything. MuskieFIRST doesn't operate the Milwaukee swap.
NathanH
Posted 2/10/2019 6:39 AM (#930442 - in reply to #930235)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 858


Location: MN
Bummer I hope something happens, I was planning On going to the show and swap.
jackpotjohnny48
Posted 2/10/2019 7:32 AM (#930443 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 236


Location: Madison, WI
'Twas the week before Milwaukee and all through this thread
No announcement was stirring as nothing was said;
The old bucktails were hung in my bucket of foam,
In hopes that a buyer would provide a new home.
The Odyssey Pigs were nestled all snug in a pail.
Those baits once held promise, who knew that they’d fail?
Here’s an old Dunwright swimbait, the color is sucker
Here’s hoping’ I encounter some naïve mother &^%*#er.

Here’s 3 firetiger gliders that have never been wet.
Taking up space, I’ve got buyer’s regret.
Some cowgirl knockoff with 26 blades.
A custom painted Buchertail Bigfoot in pink lemonade
Various soft plastic creatures held together with glue
I better get there real early, I’ll need a table or two.

Too many lures, they’ve all got to go
What was I thinking when I shelled out the dough?
I fell in love with the shine and the flashabou glitter.
I bought them on Facebook, I bought them on Twitter.
I saw Gander Outdoors was running a sale.
I bought every Inhaler X-factor that would fit in my pail.
I’d have enough money to open three banks,
If I’d never encountered the Shimano Tranx.

I’m cleaning my basement as I prep for the sale,
Oh, look! There’s 12 Mantas in a 6-gallon pale.
I’m thinking it’s time to make a confession
And admit I’ve got problems with my esox obsession.
But what to my wondering eyes should appear.
The Musky Shop catalog that was brand new last year.
“It can’t hurt to peek,” I say to myself.
“I need some new Suicks, I’ll make some space on that shelf.”

The visions of dollar signs flash in my head.
I’ll sell this never-used grandma in chartreuse wonderbread.
On Bobbie! on Reef Hawg! On saltwater crank!
Time to go to the swap meet and make me some bank.

There may be a food drive, time to clean out the kitchen.
Here’s a jar of Ragu and a pile of canned chicken.
I’ve got a can of crushed pineapple and a half crate of tuna.
A box of pop tarts and a Daiwa Luna.

If you need some canned pasta I’ve got Spaghettios
So please post swap meet info if anyone knows.

Thanks!

“Jackpot” John Schroeder

Baby Mallard
Posted 2/10/2019 8:21 AM (#930445 - in reply to #930443)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Wow nice work on the rhyming jackpotjohnny!  Come visit the MN show and swap meet if the Milwaukee swap doesn't happen.  

Edited by Baby Mallard 2/10/2019 8:22 AM
Top H2O
Posted 2/10/2019 9:01 AM (#930450 - in reply to #930445)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 3765


Location: Elko - Lake Vermilion
Dang !
A lot of talent on this site.... Well done... Who would of thought that a Fish was worthy of such Poetic justice.
0723
Posted 2/10/2019 12:00 PM (#930456 - in reply to #930450)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 4473


I wanted that chewed up jackpot john. Well done.
jdsplasher
Posted 2/10/2019 12:13 PM (#930458 - in reply to #930456)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 1724


Location: SE, WI.
Great Job Jackpot!!! A tad redundant on the Pail....but otherwise Longfellow material;)....Hopefully MCW. Comes through....Or we all will have the lure swap Blue....'S;(.....JD

Edited by jdsplasher 2/10/2019 12:15 PM
jdsplasher
Posted 2/11/2019 6:23 PM (#930569 - in reply to #930458)
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 1724


Location: SE, WI.

Heard from a 3rd party that there was NOT going to be a Milwaukee show Swap;

Hope he's wrong.

 Jd 



Edited by jdsplasher 2/11/2019 7:46 PM
jdsplasher
Posted 2/12/2019 12:03 PM (#930607 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 1724


Location: SE, WI.
Wish I would have known earlier. Probably too late Now. Going to look into what it entails to get this a GO Next Year. Hopefully, I, We, can get some thing in the works;). JD

Edited by jdsplasher 2/12/2019 12:06 PM
muskihntr
Posted 2/12/2019 12:11 PM (#930610 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 2039


Location: lansing, il
Dead??? Looks as good as ever to me, but I might be a little partial.

Boats

All Out Marine
Aquarius Sail
Retzlaff Marine
Tuffy Boats

Exhibitors

Muskie Expo Milwaukee Floor Plan (pdf)

Andy Myers Lodge – Booths 522-523
B&N Tackle – Booths 487-488
Bait Rigs – Booth 435
Battle of the Beast Guide Service – Booths 421-422
Beavers Baits – Booths 539-541
Big North Lodge & Outposts – Booth 512
Bobbie Bait – Booth 519
Brew Pub Pizza – Booth 538
Bull Moose Tackle – Booth 437
Capital City Muskies, Inc. – Booth 483
Cave Run Guide Service – Booths 442-443
Chaos Tackle – Booths 495-500
Chippewa Pines Resort – Booth 510
Craig Fairbert Studio – Booth 518
Dan Small Outdoors – Booths 507-508
Doug Wegner Fishing – Booth 484
Drifter Tackle Inc – Booths 502-503
Elk River Custom Rods – 461-462
Fittante Taxidermy – Booths 417-418
Fountain of Youth for Boats – Booth 450
GT Rod and Reels – Booths 433-434
Guide’s Choice – Booths 543-545, 549-552
H2O Tackle – Booth 420
H30, Inc – Booth 494
Hook Look Lures – Booth 428
Johns Elgin Market – Booth 452
Just Encase Products – Booths 485-486
Kraemer Custom Rods – Booths 470-471
Kramer Bros Tackle – Booths 453-454
Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association – Booth 460
Lake X Lures and Guide – Booths 455-457
Lakewood Products – Booth 402
Lax Reproductions – Booths 414-415
Leaders and Lures – Booth 425
Lee Fisher Sports – Booth 429
Lee Lures – Booths 400-401
Llungen Lures – Booths 467-469
Man Cave Bait Company – Booth 520
Mat’s Reel Repair – Booths 426-427
Mepps – Booth 405
The Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Muskie Inc. – Booth 501
Milwaukee Muskie Alliance – Booth 424
Muskie Bumper – Booth 476
Muskie Mark’s Guide Service Lure Maker – Booth 493
Musky Hunter Magazine – Booths 444-445
Musky Innovations – Booths 472-474
Musky Mayhem Tackle – Booths 448-449
Musky Safari – Booth 130
North Shore Lodge – Booth 441
Nutman Company USA – Booths 463-464
Outdoor Grips – Booth 423
Outdoors First Media
Phantom Lures – Booths 446-447
PMTT – Booth 521
Pure Fishing – Booths 407-410
Remy Battery – Booth 436
Rollie & Helens Musky Shop – Booths 524-536
Shimano – 515-517
Simms Fishing Products -Booth 511
Slammer Tackle – Booth 406
Smitty Bait – Booth 459
Spanky Baits – Booths 489-490
Sportsman’s Repair Shop – Booth 411
Spring Bay Resort – Booth 492
Stealth Fishing Tackle – Booth 475
Suick Lure Manufacturers – Booths 412-413
Tamarack Island Wilderness Lodge – Booth 458
Team Rhino Outdoors – Booths 479-482
TNA Tackle LLC – Booths 505-506
Today’s Angler – Booths 400-401
Toothy’s Tackle – Booth 417
Trophy Technology – Booths 513-514
Vibrations Tackle – Booths 438-439
Westin Lures – Booths 403-404
Wisconsin DNR – Booths 430-431
Youngs Wilderness Camp – Booth 416

Edited by muskihntr 2/12/2019 12:13 PM
sworrall
Posted 2/12/2019 10:29 PM (#930686 - in reply to #930607)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
jdsplasher - 2/12/2019 12:03 PM

Wish I would have known earlier. Probably too late Now. Going to look into what it entails to get this a GO Next Year. Hopefully, I, We, can get some thing in the works;). JD


All we need is an organization to take on the project. We can assist with the facility and logistics, but only if the organization is an MI Club or the like.

If someone wants to run a totally independent swap, that's fine too but the facility and promotion, etc is on that person's plate. Hope this helps!
jackpotjohnny48
Posted 2/13/2019 1:45 AM (#930692 - in reply to #930686)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 236


Location: Madison, WI
sworrall - 2/12/2019 10:29 PM

jdsplasher - 2/12/2019 12:03 PM

Wish I would have known earlier. Probably too late Now. Going to look into what it entails to get this a GO Next Year. Hopefully, I, We, can get some thing in the works;). JD


All we need is an organization to take on the project. We can assist with the facility and logistics, but only if the organization is an MI Club or the like.

If someone wants to run a totally independent swap, that's fine too but the facility and promotion, etc is on that person's plate. Hope this helps!



Steve,

If some of us want to organize this, is there somebody that you could refer us to? Do you know who organized this in the past that could give us some pointers?

Was it Slamr, maybe? (I seem to recall that he did some organizing of the Chicago swap meet, if my memory serves me correctly. And I think there was always some sort of a canned food drive associated with it, if I recall. And a donated can of food was worth a raffle ticket, with lure manufacturers making donations for the raffle drawing - at least that's how it worked in Chicago many years ago, if I remember correctly. Note: I haven't been to the Chicago show in quite a few years, so I don't know if it still works that way, or if I'm remembering it correctly).

Milwaukee may have been a bit different if I recall. I think I went to the lure swap 2 years ago at the Radisson, and I don't recall whether or not there was a food drive.

I'd be happy to put something together, and make some phone calls, etc. But I don't even know the protocol for how these things are done.

For example, is there a typical fee that is charged by the Hotel, for the rental of the room? Or is the room provided at no charge (or greatly discounted), in the hopes that they will be making their money based on beer and food sales at the bar?

I would also imagine that it would be helpful to network with some of the lure manufacturers / rod manufacturers if raffle drawings would be involved. And the manufacturers / exhibitors might be incentivized to participate, simply because it may provide the opportunity for increased exposure and / or goodwill.

But I've never organized a lure swap, so I don't exactly know where to begin. If you could refer me to someone who might be able to shorten the learning curve, I wouldn't mind making some phone calls to help put this together. (even though it's probably a bit late to try to do it for 2019).

Or if anybody else has any info that may be helpful, please feel free to post here or to private message me.

Thanks!

"Jackpot" John Schroeder

Slamr
Posted 2/13/2019 8:05 AM (#930701 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 6958


Location: Northwest Chicago Burbs
I run the Chicago Swap and have for the last 78 years. We started as 10 of my friends inviting other friends to hang out at a local bar and trade and buy/sell lures. As the group grew, we found bigger and bigger venues to use. We have always been lucky and able to find locations (corner of a bar, then a room in a bar, then a banquet hall in a bowling hall) that we did not have to pay for until fortune smiled and the organizers of the Chicago Expo was gracious enough to secure a room at Pheasant Run where the Expo is held.

My suggestion: call around, see if you can get a space at a bar or wherever for free. Might be a bit late to get organized in 3 days but maybe a good way to secure a location for the future.

Then when you find a place, post it here, post it on facebook, go to local clubs and tell them about the event, tell your friends and neighbors and enemies to get the word out.

As for a raffle and food/clothing/cash drive for charity, good luck!
ToddM
Posted 2/13/2019 9:05 AM (#930708 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 17219


Location: oswego, il
Fox and Hounds is still my favorite swap venue.
Northern Falls
Posted 2/13/2019 1:34 PM (#930728 - in reply to #930708)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 85


ToddM - 2/13/2019 9:05 AM

Fox and Hounds is still my favorite swap venue.



Where and when is that?
ToddM
Posted 2/13/2019 3:10 PM (#930741 - in reply to #930728)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 17219


Location: oswego, il
Northern Falls - 2/13/2019 1:34 PM

ToddM - 2/13/2019 9:05 AM

Fox and Hounds is still my favorite swap venue.



Where and when is that?


You need that time machine that long looks like Elton John's air boat and go back in time 17 years.
happy hooker
Posted 2/13/2019 7:52 PM (#930756 - in reply to #930741)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 2845


I'm in vegas RIGHT now at the flamingo and dropped $1500 so far,,,I think I could rate a conference room for a couple hours if y,all want to fly out. No muskie show but we do have huge Elvis in the piano bar. And maybe even get Elton to bring the boat.
Hey what better place to bring Jackpots and show girls.
Ciscokid82
Posted 2/13/2019 7:53 PM (#930757 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 211


Location: SE Wisc
I second Fox and Hounds, I can walk there lol
TheWaterWolf
Posted 2/13/2019 11:58 PM (#930765 - in reply to #929388)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




Posts: 79


Someone must have organized at last year and I'm pretty sure the information was detailed here and here only, I guess all of us would just like to know in advance so if someone has to pick up the ball..&. there's time for someone to organize.... I personally find this event to be a lot more fun than the actual show people who are down to earth just fishermen without agendas.
sworrall
Posted 2/14/2019 8:10 AM (#930773 - in reply to #930765)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TheWaterWolf - 2/13/2019 11:58 PM

Someone must have organized at last year and I'm pretty sure the information was detailed here and here only, I guess all of us would just like to know in advance so if someone has to pick up the ball..&. there's time for someone to organize.... I personally find this event to be a lot more fun than the actual show people who are down to earth just fishermen without agendas.


Once more, MuskieFIRST doesn't operate the Milwaukee swap. If no one else does, there's nothing for us to report, and this thread has been here for a while. Shep started it independently years ago, and a couple clubs have taken a swing at it as well as a fund raiser for a Veterans group. A club was involved the last few years, and the gentleman who was running the swap sadly passed away. Not real sure who ran it last year.
jdsplasher
Posted 2/15/2019 8:45 PM (#930932 - in reply to #930773)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 1724


Location: SE, WI.
2 of the best Muskie clubs in SE, WI. Are already talking about a lure swap Next show season. It's great that 2 clubs work together for the common good stocking Fish, and having socials like the lure swaps. Clubs will look for a Venue that is feasible/ workable for us all.They are also mumbling something about having a local swap this March!!! Hopefully there is a good turnout if it happens...full participation is important to keep these going! JD! ...don't ask me why my key pad won't let me form paragraphs;( Yikes, everything runs together;(

Edited by jdsplasher 2/15/2019 8:49 PM
jdsplasher
Posted 4/11/2019 5:54 AM (#935175 - in reply to #930932)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet





Posts: 1724


Location: SE, WI.

MCMI Is having a Lure Swap/Sell April 23, That is a Tuesday. Location is the Machine Shed. Hwy 164 & I94., 7-9 Pm.

 Club will be selling Raffles tickets for Meat Items to help Stock Muskies in SE. Wisconsin.

 Hopefully a good Turnout.

Details are in the Club Forums.

 JD

muskyhunter07
Posted 4/11/2019 9:21 AM (#935197 - in reply to #935175)
Subject: Re: Milwaukee Show Swap Meet




What is the clubs name? Can't find any info on this?
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