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15th Annual Portable Modification Get Together!!

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We know, it's hard to believer, but believe it or not, ice fishing is right around the corner! And with that, here's your "save the date" topic on the annual Portable Modification Get Together (summer ice fishing event) held at our building in Blaine, MN!!  This year's date is Saturday, September 29.

 

You know the drill, it will be an action-packed day with seminars from the best Pros in the industry, along with industry reps, food, prizes and a chance to see all the new items for the upcoming ice fishing season!

 

Oh, and we'll be judging the TRICKED-OUT portable shelters again too!!  So start making your modifications--if you haven't already--and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29 and join us for a day of ice fishing fun in the summer!!

 

See you there... and stay tuned for more details...

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Reminder!! Less than 2 weeks away!!  Saturday, September 29 at Thorne Brothers in Blaine, MN!!  Stop out and let's talk ice fishing and you can see all of the new products!!  We always enjoy seeing everyone from HSO/FM and this event originated with many of you in attendance!! 

 

Dave Genz will be speaking and hanging out with everyone as well!!  Same with MANY other industry Pros!!  Seminars are free and you can also check out all of the tricked-out portable fish houses and get ideas of your own!!

 

See everyone in a couple weeks!!  Thanks for all of the support!!

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This Saturday we're hanging out and talking ice fishing!! Looking forward to seeing everyone!! We have an exciting day planned!!

 

See you there!!

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