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Arkansas Sport Show this weekend at ASU

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) --This weekend is the 26th annual Arkansas Sportshow. And there's plenty to delight every sportsman or woman in your family. 

Do you like fish? Do you like to fish? Do you like to untangle lures in the boat? This is Steve Crooker's first year at the Sports show and he is selling his invention the Hook Hider for those multi pole fishing types. The invention is a grip with a slot built in that allows lures to be tangle free.

Crooker. "Just saves a lot of trouble. Maybe keeps the hook out of the kid, the pets and nets and everything they get in to."

And if you fish, why not go after the big ones in Bull Shoals lake. Jackie Due who works at the Bull Shoals Marina and boat rentals says they get a lot of customers from these sports shows.

Due, "It helps us to talk to the people and that way we're on a one-on-one basis and folks like to come to the sports shows and learn a little about us and come down and have a real nice vacation."

At this years Sportshow there are all kinds of boats to look at. ATVs and motor cycles and even some lawn mowers. After all a lawn mower that gets your yard cut quicker gives you more time on the lake. Other items include many types of camping trailers, scuba equipment and vendors of various equipment and food items including home-made root beer.

The Rotary Club of Jonesboro produces and staffs the event with the help of many other volunteers. Mike Barber says they try and change up the show every year.

Barber, "New things like the laser trap shooting simulation, and then of course we have the rock climbing wall, the petting zoo. The world's greatest trout tank and then this year for the adults we have Eddie Salter, he's the 2 time world turkey caller champion." Salter will give several talks on turkey calling over the weekend.

The doors opened at Four O'clock on Friday and will close at Nine.

Saturday the show starts at nine and runs until nine. On Sunday the doors open at ten and close at six.

Admission is 7 dollars for those 13 years old and up. $3.50 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids under five get in free.

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