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ROOM # 11

Friday, February 13th

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

2 PM       Toby Lapinski - Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

3 PM       Al Gag

4 PM       Toby Lapinski - An Introduction to Surf Fishing

5 PM      

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     Toby Lapinski - An Introduction to Surf Fishing

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

 1 PM     Al Gag

 2 PM     Captain Jeff Foote - Knots for Kids

 3 PM     Toby Lapinski - Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

4 PM     

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM        Captain Jeff Foote ~ Intro to Bluefin Tuna

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

  1 PM        Al Gag

   2 PM     

   3 PM    

 ROOM # 12

Friday, February, 13th

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

2 PM     Captain Bruce Millar -Trolling Otter Spoons & Lake for Trophy Striped Bass

3 PM     

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

5 PM     

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     

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

  1 PM      Captain Bruce Millar - Trolling Otter Spoons & Lakes for Trophy Striped Bass

  2 PM     

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

   4 PM     

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM     Captain Bruce Millar - Trolling Otter Spoons & Lakes for Trophy Striped Bass 

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

  1 PM     Captain TJ Karbowski ~ Down Rigging for Striped Bass Success

   2 PM     

   3 PM    

ROOM # 13

Friday, February 13th

1 PM       Peter Fiduccia ~ Deer Hunting Tactics

 2 PM      Del DelMastro -

 4 PM     Kate Fiduccia ~ Wild Game Cooking Demo

 5 PM     Del DelMastro ~

Saturday, February 14th

10:30      Turkey Hunting by CEFS Staff

12 Noon   Peter Fiduccia ~ Deer Hunting Tactics

  1 PM      Del DelMastro ~

  2 PM      Peter Fiduccia ~ Planting Wildlife Food Plots

  3 PM     AJ DeRosa ~ Urban Deer Complex

  4 PM      Kate Fiduccia ~ Wild Game Cooking Demonstration

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM     Kate Fiduccia ~ Wild Game Cooking Demo

12 Noon  Del DelMastro -

   1 PM    Peter Fiduccia ~ Deer Hunting Tactics

    2 PM   AJ DeRosa - Urban Deer Complex

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

 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 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.

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,, 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.   

Peter Picone -Unique Wildlife Observations Whitetail Deer & Turkey Hunting-

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

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.

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. 




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.






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