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Check back for our 2015 schedule.  Below is a listing of our 2014 presentations.

Seminars are located on the Ball Room Level ~ A hand stamp is required to re-enter the show and the semiar room.

ROOM # 11

Friday, February 14th

1 PM      Tony Stetzko - Understanding What it Takes to Catch BASS from the SURF

2 PM       Captain Bruce Millar - Best Tactics for Trophy Bass ~ Tubes & Tails

3 PM       Bob Shannon - Steelhead Fishing the Great Lake Region

4 PM       Terry Baksay - Freshwater Bass Fishing A to Z

5 PM       Captain Bill Brown - Rigging Right - Rackle Tips for Inshore & Offshore Success

Saturday, February 15th

11 AM     Bob Shannon - Steelhead Fishing the Great Lake Region

12 Noon  Greg Myerson, World Record Holder - Targeting Trophy Striper Bass

 1 PM     Tony Stetzko - Understanding What it Takes to Catch BASS from the SURF

 2 PM     Captain Bruce Millar - Best Tactics for Trophy Bass ~ Tubes & Tails

 3 PM     Terry Baksay - Freshwater Bass Fishing A to Z

4 PM      Captain Bill Brown - Block Island Bonaza - Targeting Trophy Sharks

Sunday, February 16th

11 AM        Greg Myerson, World Record Holder - Targeting Trophy Striper Bass

12 Noon     Tony Stetzko - Understanding What it Takes to Catch BASS from the SURF

  1 PM       Captain Bruce Millar - Best Tactics for Trophy Bass ~ Tubes & Tails

   2 PM      Captain Bill Brown - Block Island Bonaza - Targeting Trophy Sharks

   3 PM      Bob Shannon - Steelhead Fishing the Great Lake Region

 ROOM # 12

Friday, Febraury 14th

1 PM      Captain Pete Meyers - Black Fishing Tactics & Techniques

2 PM      Al Gag - Fooling Big Bass & Fluke With Soft Plastic Lures

3 PM      Captain TJ Karbowski - Down Rigging for Striped Bass

4 PM     Captain Greg Dubrule - Night Time Bass Fishing in the Race

5 PM      Tom Fucini - Kayak Fishing for Trophy Striped Bass

Saturday, February 15th

11 AM      Tom Fucini - Kayak Fishing for Trophy Striped Bass

12 Noon   Captain John Planeta - Fluke Fishing the Mouth of the Connecticut River

  1 PM      Captain Peter Meyers - Black Fishing Tactic & Techniques

  2 PM      Al Gag - Fooling Big Bass & Fluke With Soft Plastic Lures

   3 PM     Captain Greg Dubrule - Night Time Bass Fishing In the Race

   4 PM     Captain TJ Karbowski - Down Rigging for Striped Bass Success

Sunday, February 16th

11 AM       Captain Pete Meyer - Black Fish Tactics & Techniques

12 Noon    Captain Greg Dubrule - Night Time Bass Fishing In the Race

  1 PM      Al Gag - Fooling Big Bass & Fluke Wtih Soft Plastic Lures

   2 PM     Captain TJ Karbowski - Down Rigging for Striped Bass Success

   3 PM     Captain Pete Meyer - Black Fish Tactics & Techniques

ROOM # 13

Friday, February 14th

1 PM       Oliver Ngy - Big Bass Dreams - Target Trophy Bass

 2 PM      Del DelMastro - Discuss Big Game Bow Hunting with Del

 4 PM     Oliver Ngy - Big Bass Dreams - Target Trophy Bass

 5 PM     Del DelMastro - Bow Hunting Antelope out West

Saturday, February 15th

10:30      Turkey Hunting by CEFS Staff

12 Noon   Del DelMastro - Bow Hunting Black Bears

  1 PM      Captain BJ Silva & Greg Vespe  - Fluke Fishing

  2 PM      Peter Picone - Unique Wildlife Observations While Hunting Deer & Turkey

  3 PM      Del DelMastro - Bow Hunting Antelope Out West

  4 PM      Oliver Ngy - Big Bass Dreams:  Target Trophy Bass

Sunday, February 16th

11 AM     Oliver Ngy - Big Bass Dreams - Target Trophy Bass

12 Noon  Del DelMastro - Discuss Big Game Bow Hunting with Del

   1 PM    Captain BJ Silva $ Greg Vespe - Fluke Fishing

Casting Demos - Casting Pond is located on the exhibition floor.

Marla Blair - Fly Casting Made Easy -

Friday 2 & 4 PM, Saturday 1 PM & 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM & 1 PM

Bob Shannon

Friday 1 PM & 5 PM, Saturday 11 AM, 3 PM & 5 PM, Sunday 2 PM

Peter Kutzer Ovis Instructor Saturday 12 PM & 2 PM

Orvis Friday 3 & 6 PM, Sunday 12 & 3 PM

 TALONS!  Birds of Prey ~ 3 Flying Shows per day.  Please check at show for flight times.


Greg Myerson - World Record Holder

Saturday 12 Noon & Sunday 11 AM

 Fishing is hunting…

Greg Myerson, who caught the pending world record striped bass, an 81.88-pound female, on August 4, 2011, has been hunting fish and game for more than three decades.

He is an accomplished hunter, an archer, as well as a fisherman, as comfortable with a fly rod hunting cut-throat trout in New Mexico’s San Juan River as he is fishing with eels on the reefs off the Connecticut shore.  He is also an avid and competitive skeet shooter.
Greg began trapping raccoons and muskrats when he was twelve to earn the money to buy his first boat, a 17-foot wooden Brockway skiff.   As a boy, he used the boat to run a drag net in Long Island Sound to catch shiners he sold to pay for gas, and he was the top student in the state in a contest to identify trees in the wild.  He was a nationally-acclaimed defensive end at Lyman Hall High school, receiving scholarships to Clemson and University of Tennessee.  Instead, he chose to attend the University of Rhode Island (where he was a starting linebacker) because he wanted to fish.  He is both the 2010 and 2011 Angler of the Year (On The Water magazine competition) with his average catch in both years above 60 pounds.  In total, Greg loves the outdoors, more comfortable in boots than loafers. 
His fishing philosophy can be summed up:  Fishing is Hunting.   A passionate outdoorsman, he holds nothing back, sharing advice, guidance and even hot spots to those seeking to improve their skills.   He has invented unique lures and gear that he uses himself and will eventually market once his patents are approved. 
 

Captain Pete Meyer - Black Fishing Tactics & Techniques

Friday 1 PM, Saturday  1 PM & Sunday 11  & 3 PM

Captain Pete Meyers holds a 100 ton masters license.  He runs his boat THE RUN Off year round.  The boat is in City Island, NY from mid May to mid November then it's off to Pt. Pleasant, NJ for the black fish bite till January.  The boat then goes south to Bald Head Island, NC for the winter. 

Captain Pete is also VP of operations for THE RUN Off Lure Company.  They make jigs from 1/8 of an oz. to 24 oz. for every fish there is.  They manufacturer all the jigs with pride int he USA and have over 75 stores that carry their fine line of product.

Captain Pete has not only been fishing the western end of the Long Island Sound and Pt. Pleasant all his life, but has fished around the world.  Captain Pete has fished in over 30 countries and almost in every state that has water.  He has been on the G. Loomis Pro Staff for many years.  A long time IGFA, HRFA, FCA and salt water anglers member.  Captain Pete has won fishing tournaments in both the US as well as internationally.  Some of his many big fish are as follows; 928 lbs tuna, 879 lbs blue marlin, 758 lbs black marlin, 112 lbs white marlin, 178 lbs pacific sail  (on fly rod) 650 lbs sword fish, 52 lbs dolphin (on fly rod) 356 lbs halibut, 59 1/2 lbs strip bass and his all time best fish a 20 lbs 6 oz black fish! 

Captain Pete loves to teach about fishing to all age groups.  He goes up and down the east coast giving seminars all year round to all types of groups, fishing clubs and national outdoor show audiences.  Captain Pete specializing in children, both on the boat and talking to.  They are the future of both the fishing world and the world... he loves seeing kids catch their first fish.  Some of Captain Petes hobbies and interests are as follows; wine maker for 30 years, sausage making, golf, raquet ball, horse and dog training plus wine and cognac collecting. 


 

Captain TJ Karbowski

Friday 3 PM, Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 2 PM

Captain TJ Karbowski is well known throughout the Long Island Sound fishing community for his trolling techniques using his trademark downriggers .  He targets outsized striped bass and bluefish using monofilament line, giving his customers a truly unique experience aboard his 41’ Hatteras charter boat “Rock and Roll”.  This light tackle approach, along with his ability to consistently put his customers on the fish, are the reasons why “Rock and Roll” is one of busiest charter boats on the Connecticut shoreline.  Captain TJ is a member of Stripers Forever, The Recreational Fishing Alliance and Treasurer of the Connecticut Charter and Party Boat Association.  Rock and Roll Charters is based out of Clinton, CT.    www.rockandrollcharters.com


Marla Blair

Casting Demos ~ Fly Casting Made Easy
Friday 2 &4PM, Saturday 1 PM & 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM & 1 PM

Transplant from Southern California Lives in Ludlow, MA., with husband Tony Sarlan Substitute Teacher, Ludlow School District

Since 1993 has owned and operated Marla Blair’s Fly Fishing Guide Service & Instruction Top female, freshwater, Fly-Fis

hing Guide/Instructor for Western Mass. and North Western, CT. Author of “Positive Fly Fishing” published by Lyons Press FFF Certified Casting Instructor Endorsed by Albright Tackle Company, Simms Pro-Staff, Folstaf Endorsed, Chota Endorsed, Loon Products Endorsed Now hosting trips to Labrador, Alaska, and Patagonia, Chile Gives lectures, slide programs, casting demos at trade shows Presentations to fishing clubs, on east coast. Writes for Internet newspaper, MassLive.com, Woods & Waters USA, and more Member of: FFF (Federation of Fly Fishers), IWFF (International Women Fly Fishers) - Board Member Pioneer Valley Chapter TU - Program Director, Farmington River Angler’s Association, Quabbin Fishermen’s Association


 

Captain Bruce Millar - Best Tactics for Trophy Bass - Tubes & Tails

Friday 2 PM, Saturday 2 PM & Sunday 1 PM

Captain Bruce Millar, with a U.S.C.G. Master's License, has fished these local waters for over 40 yrs. Captain Bruce is best known for his ability to put his customers onto truly " Trophy Striped Bass'' and for the many 50 plus pound bass taken on his charters. (43 bass over 50 pounds plus 2 over 60 pounds 2002-2012 hand counting) ! Captain Bruce will work hard to put YOU onto the biggest Striper of your life and has succeeded in doing just that with the majority of his clients!!

Capt. Bruce Millar was a featured trophy bass expert and guest speaker for the National Seminar Series for SALTWATER SPORTSMAN MAGAZINE in 2005 . Capt Bruce is also available to conduct seminars for your club on his knowledge of trophy bass catching techniques. 

I Capt. Bruce will work hard to put YOU onto the biggest Stripe

r of your life and has succeeded in doing just that with the majority of his clients. Capt. Bruce and his crew will work hard to give you an exciting and rewarding experience.  We use custom made rods by J & B Tackle, Niantic, CT, custom lures made by Captain Bruce. Custom lures made by Captain Bruce, the latest being a new lure called the Otter Tail

Del DelMastro- Bow Hunting Black Bear, Big Game Bow Hunting & Bow Hunting Antelope out West

Friday 2 & 5 PM, Saturday 12PM & 3 PM, Sunday 12 Noon

“Del” DelMastro started bow hunting small game animals, using a recurve bow,  at the age of 15.

Around 1970 Del switched over to a compound bow and continued hunting in the woods of Connecticut. He became one of Connecticut’s first archery industries sponsored Pro-Staff bow hunters in the early 1990’s.

He has bow hunted in numerous countries and taken many big game animals with his bow and arrow. He has written articles, as well as having had articles written about him and his many adventures.Del has numerous Pope and Young animals to his credit and is a regular member of the Club.
You can find him at most East Coast Sportsman shows doing seminars on many archery and bow hunting topics, and also as a featured speaker at Cabelas in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Still residing in Connecticut with his wife Judi, Del is a Senior Archery instructor for the State of Connecticut and former president of the United Bowhunters of Connecticut.   

Capt. Bill Brown: Rigging Righ ~ Tackle Tips for Inshore & Offshore Success & Block Island Bonana:  Targeting Trophy Sharks

Friday 5 PM, Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 2 PM

Capt. Bill Brown has held a 100 Ton Master Mariners License for three decades, aPicture 1.pngnd has fished from the Gulf of Maine, the Florida Keys, Central America, and into the islands of the Caribbean- including Cuba. His customers aboard the "BILLFISH" have won or placed in numerous big game fishing tournaments throughout the Northeast.

Bill's clients presently hold or have held five Rhode Island State Gamefish Records (taken in tournaments). In addition, a 506 pound Thresher Shark that he guided his clients into won the 2003 Oak Bluffs (Marthas Vineyard) Monster Shark Tournament and set a new MA State Record for that species in 2003 (since broken). He is an acknowledged expert for both inshore and- especially- offshore angling where his ability to capture big sharks is legendary. He has been featured on local, regional, and national TV including ESPN, VERSUS, and NESN.

Capt. Bill Brown is also a well known, credentialed outdoor writer, and seminar speaker (Outdoors Writers Association of America, New England Outdoor Writers Association, Outdoor Writers Association of Connecticut).

His Power Point presentations and hands on demonstrations provide an overview of 'How To' in regards to tackle and techniques for both the inshore and offshore species of the gamefish that are found swimming in southern New England’s regional waters. Bill's expertise as always is in demand as he did a total of 29 seminars/presentations in 2010 in both the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. In addition, he has won writing awards from the New England Outdoor Writers Association including those for: ‘Best Humor,’ ‘Best Column,’ and “Best Article.’

Tom Fucini - Kayak Fishing for Trophy Striper Bass

Friday 5 PM & Saturday 11 AM

Tom Fucini has been fishing Connecticut waters since he was a

young boy targeting many species of fish in both fresh and saltwater. Of the many types of fishing he does chasing Striped Bass from his kayak is at the top of the list. Tom won the 2013 Catch & Release Angler of the Year title in On The Water's season long tournament, The Striper Cup solely out of his Hobie Mirage Drive kayak.  He is also a ak. He is also a member of the Hobie Kayak's Fishing Team and Winner of the 2012 New England Kayak Fishing's  Mass Bay Striper Shootout. A kayak is truly a great tool for catching MONSTER Striped Bass and Tom is a testament to that with numerous large fish up to and exceeding 50 inches.

 

 

 

Peter Picone -Unique Wildlife Observations Whitetail Deer & Turkey Hunting- Saturday 2 PM

Wildlife Biologist Peter Picone will be at the Northeast Expo and will speak about his book  “Wildlife Is My Passion” and will share stories about his

lifelong interest and work with wildlife and hunting the great outdoors.    There are so many reasons why a person chooses to hunt and fish and Mr. Picone will share with you his passion for the outdoor

s by sharing his story of growing up enjoying wildlife and will share his insights by telling usabout his wildlife experiences from his youth to present.   Come down to the Northeast Expo and learn from one of the best.   Peter enjoys sharing his knowledge and is an active member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association.   

Mr. Picone has received the United Bowhunters of Connecticut Sportsman of the Year Award and was the 1998 recipient of the Joe Yerka Award from the New England Outdoor Writers Association.

If you would like to learn more about Peter before the show be sure to visit his web site  www.wildlifepassion.net


Captain Greg Dubrule:

Friday 4 PM, Saturday 3 PM & Sunday 12 Noon

Capt. Greg Dubrule has been a popular figure in the New England charter and partyboat industries for over four decades.  He poss

esses an extensive knowledge of both inshore and offshore fishing, from 1,000 lb blue marlin and giant tuna to striped bass and blackfish.  He's been a featured seminar speaker at all the major sport and fishing shows throughout the lower 48 states. 

Greg has been written up in national publications such as Outdoor Life, Saltwater Sportsman, Field and Stream, and countless other regional and national publications- even Newsweek magazine.    Dozens of television shows have featured him over the years, including Al Linder from The In-Fisherman series. 

He's a colorful and excitable seminar speaker willing to share his experiences and expertise to instruct anyone on how to catch'em.  Greg is currently the owner and operator of the partyboat BlackHawk out of Niantic, CT where he puts a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm into the BlackHawk's own Take A Kid Fishing and Black Hawk and the Community programs.

Oliver Ngy  - Big Bass Dreams -Target Trophy Bass

Friday 1 PM 7 4 PM Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 11 AM

 Oliver Ngy has been hunting trophy largemouth bass in Southern California’s heavily pressured waters for over 17 years with great success.  He utilizes BIG swimbaits, sometimes up to 15 oz, for equally BIG bass--many over ten pounds and some running well into the teens.  Over the past three years, Oliver has teamed up with a handful of fellow big bait throwers to chronicle the pursuit of giant world-class largemou

th bass.  The Big Bass Dreams project is about sharing Oliver’s story, the journey, the battles, the ups and downs, and the pure excitement and joy of chasing their next DREAM fish. Released this past summer, Big Bass Dreams Volume 1 brings massive baits and bass to the forefront of the fishing world.  With this spec

ial Fishing and Hunting Show appearance, Oliver shares his big bait techniques and how to apply them to trophy Northeast bass.  He will be going over how to gear up for throwing giant swimbaits, selecting the right baits for the right situations, and tips for finding and catching the biggest bass on your lake.  Oliver will also be discussing the filming of Big Bass Dreams Volume 1 and his own DREAM of beating his “personal best” 17lb 7 oz largemouth, bass caught earlier this year.

Captain John Planeta - Saturday 12 PM

Owner of Frank's Live Bait in Marlborough, CT, a tackle shop started by his parents in 1950. John has been fishing the waters of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound for over 35 years. If the fish are there, he will find them. His knowledge of both freshwater and saltwater bait and tackle make him an invaluable source of fishing information. His specialty is light tackle Fluke and Striped Bass Fishing. 

 

 

Bob Shannon - Steelhead Fishing the Great Lake Region

Friday 1 PM & 3 PM, Saturday 11AM, 3 PM & 5 PM Sunday 2 PM

Bob is the head guide and owner of The Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, VT, which started in 1986, and has over 25 years of experience teaching fly fishing. He grew up in upstate NY and attended Paul Smith’s College, where his enthusiasm for fishing and the outdoors was sparked. After receiving his degree, he moved to Stowe, VT to work and his passion for fishing became his new career. 

Bob has consistently been featured in the press for his knowledge in fly fishing. He teaches a fly fishing class at Johnson State College in Johnson, VT. He is a member of Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board, a member of the Board of Directors for Lake Champlain International, a member of the St. Croix Pro Staff, and an ambassador for Simms Fishing Products.

Bob has guided in Vermont, New York, Canada and the Caribbean. Over the past 20 years, his fly fishing has taken him from the mountains of Montana to the coast of NH and beyond.

Capt. BJ Silva & Greg Vespe - Fluke Fishing & Daytime Stripe Bass

Saturday 1 PM & 4 PM, Sunday 1 PM

Capt. BJ Silvia and Greg Vespe have been fishing the waters off of Block Island and Narragansett Bay for over 20 years.  Capt. BJ sells his own custom made fluke rigs (Flippin' Out Fluke Rigs).  He has been featured on TV shows such as Fishing the Ocean State and On The Water TV Season 10.  He was also featured on the cover of the 2014 Special Edition of On The Water Magazine (New York/New Jersey) and on the cover of the October 2013 The Fisherman Magazine New England Edition.  Contact us at:  http://www.flippinoutcharters.com/ or (401) 529-2267.


Tony Stetzko

Friday 1 PM, Saturday 1PM & Sunday 12 Noon

Being able to adapt to all the changing situations that have come about over the years.... every thing from plovers to weather and the Great White!  What equipment one should use and how to use them!

 

Mike Stewart - Demonstrating in the Fly Tying Area

Mike has tied at the International Fly Tying Symposium, various Fly Fishing Shows, Federation of Fly Fishers, Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, Arts of the Angler, CT Fly Fisherman Assoc. Round Table and the AMerican Museum of Fly Fishing.  Mike is also a member of the FFF Fly Tyers Board of Governors.

Peter Kutzer ~ Casting Pond Saturday 12 & 2 PM PM
Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor

Peter Joined Orvis in 2002 as a fly fishing instructor and Guide for the Manchester school. After graduating college with a focus in outdoor education and tutelage from Truel Myers the head fly fishing instructor for the Orvis Company, Peter began teaching for Orvis year found in 2006.  Pete grew upon a small farm in Southern Vermont fishing small ponds and rivers in his back yard. He now has worked in Orvis Fly Fishing and Wing Shooting schools from Vermont to the Florida Keys and all Over the Western United States. As well as an Instructor in the schools he is the Sporting Traditions Specialist creating Specialty schools across the country and the host of Orvis News’s Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor.

 

 

 

Terry Backsay ~ Multiple time qualifier for both Bassmasters Classic & FLW Championship Professional Bass Fisherman Friday 4 PM & Saturday 3 PM 

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