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ROOM # 11

Friday, February 13th

1 PM      Ralph Craft ~ Bent or Broken Rod?  The Choice is Yours!

2 PM       Toby Lapinski ~ Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

3 PM       Al Gag ~ Spring and winter Striper Fishing on Rivers

4 PM       Toby Lapinski ~ An Introduction to Surf Fishing

5 PM       Ralph Craft ~ Bent or Broken Rod? The Choice is Yours!

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     Roy Leyva ~ Cape Cod Canal

12 Noon  Toby Lapinski ~ An Introduction to Surf Fishing

 1 PM     Al Gag ~ Spring and Winter Striper Fishing on Rivers

 2 PM     Roy Leyva ~ Shark Fishing Off the Beaches

 3 PM     Toby Lapinski ~ Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

4 PM      Ralph Craft ~ Bent or Broken Rod? The Choice is Yours!

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM        Ralph Craft ~ Bent or Broken Rod? The Choice is Yours!

12 Noon     Roy Leyva ~ Shark Fishing Off the Beaches

  1 PM        Al Gag ~ Spring and Winter Striper Fishing on Rivers

   2 PM      Greg Myerson ~ World Record Holder ~ Targeting Trophy Striper Bass

ROOM # 12

Friday, February, 13th

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

2 PM     Captain Bruce Millar ~ Trolling Otter Spoons & Baits for Trophy Striped Bass

3 PM      Captain BJ Silva ~ Fishing for Fluke

4 PM     Captain Greg Dubrule ~ Night Stripers at Montauk, RI & the Race

5 PM      

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM      Greg Myerson  ~ World Record Holder ~ Targeting Trophy Striper Bass

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

  1 PM      Captain Bruce Millar ~ Trolling Otter Spoons & Baits for Trophy Striped Bass

  2 PM      Captain BJ Silva ~ Black Fishing

   3 PM     Captain Greg Dubrule ~ Catch More Sea Bass

   4 PM     Captain TJ Karbowski ~ Downrigging for Striped Bass Success

   5 PM     Peter Picone ~ Observing Wildlife While Hunting  What it is all about 

Sunday, February 15th

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

12 Noon    Captain Greg Dubrule ~ Catch More Fluke

  1 PM     

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

  3 PM     Captain BJ Silva ~ Chunkin' for Stripers

ROOM # 13

Friday, February 13th

1 PM      Peter Fiduccia ~ Whitetail Academy – Cutting Edge Tactics!

2 PM      Del DelMastro ~ Archery Equipment Combined with Tree Stand Safety

 3 PM     Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker ~ How to Get the Most Out of Your Game Camera

 4 PM     Kate Fiduccia ~ Cooking Wild in Kate's Kitchen

 5 PM     Del DelMastro ~ Urban Deer Hunting

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker ~ Turkey Calling

12 Noon  Peter Fiduccia ~ Whitetail Academy – Cutting Edge Tactics

  1 PM    Del DelMastro ~ Archery Equipment Combined with Tree Stand Safety

  2 PM    Peter Fiduccia ~ Plant it Right and They Will Come!

  3 PM     AJ DeRosa ~ Urban Deer Complex

  4 PM    Kate Fiduccia ~ Cooking Wild in Kate's Kitchen

  5 PM   Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker ~ Affordable Big Game Hunts Out West

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM     Kate Fiduccia ~ Cooking Wild in Kate's Kitchen

12 Noon  Del DelMastro ~ Effective Use of Camouflage Clothing

   1 PM    Peter Fiduccia ~ Whitetail Academy – Cutting Edge Tactics

    2 PM   Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker ~ Turkey Calling

    3 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

Dave Brandt ~ Friday 1 PM & 5 PM, Saturday 12 Noon & 3 PM, Sunday 1 PM & 3 PM

Fred Wilson ~ Friday 3 PM, Saturday 11 AM & 2 PM, Sunday 12 Noon & 1 PM

 TALONS!  Birds of Prey ~ 3 Flying Shows per day featuring Eagle Owl & Harris's Hawk!  Please check at show for flight times.

Dusty W German Short Hair Pointers ~ Hunting Dog Demos 3 times per day.  Please check at the show for times.


Greg Myerson - World Record Holder

Saturday 11 AM & Sunday 2 PM

 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. 
 
Peter Fiduccia

Friday 1 PM, Saturday 12 Noon & 2 PM, Sunday 1 PM ~ Whitetail Academy – Cutting Edge Tactics & Plant it Right and They Will Come!

Peter Fiduccia, aka The Deer Doctor, is a multi-talented communicator. As a television personality, Peter has been the producer and host of the highly popular Woods N’ Water  Big Game Adventures TV Series for over 30 years. The program airs throughout North America on the Pursuit Cannel, WildTV, YouTube and The Hunt Channel (VOD). Peter’s productions have captured dozens of awards and accolades including several distinguished CAPE, OWAA, SIVA and Telly awards. As a seasoned video producer, Peter has a notable client list of credits including: The Outdoor Channel’s Circle of Honor series, Bookspan’s Outdoorsman’s Edge book club, Krause Publication’s Trapper magazine and the former Sports Afield Magazine. Peter also produced a pilot nature series for The Discovery Channel – Wildlife of North America.

As a journalist, Peter has written 11 books on tactics for hunting white-tailed deer including the highly successful series of books titled, Whitetail Strategies Vol 1, Whitetail Strategies Vol. II, The Shooter’s Bible Guide to Whitetail Strategies, The Shooter's Bible Guide to Practical Food Plot Planting, and his latest release Whitetail Tactics. Peter was the Consulting Editor of Whitetail Hunting Strategies magazine for 17 years, and the former  Editor-in-Chief of Bookspan’s Outdoorsman’s Edge book club for 10 years. His articles have been published in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Field & Stream, Peterson’s Hunting, and numerous other outdoor publications. Peter also writes a syndicated outdoor newspaper column for Journal America and a monthly magazine column for Pennsylvania Deer Farmers Association. His journalism achievements include numerous Outdoor Writers Association of America Excellence-in-Craft awards, as well awards from other journalist associations.

Noted Promoters of outdoor sport shows have referred to Peter as “a dynamic speaker” and his deer tactic seminars and his food plot and deer management lectures are exceptionally well-received by audiences who attend outdoor consumer sport shows. He is regarded by his peers and audiences as an “authority” on hunting strategies for white-tailed deer and developing food plot programs. His seminars on using his Spider Syndrome Tactics and his extensive knowledge of the whitetail’s behavior, ecology and anatomy are highly attended because Peter skillfully combines his tactic information with an entertaining and humorous delivery. Peter bonds with audiences not as a tutor, but as a peer. He is acknowledged by his peers, readers and viewers throughout North America as one of the nation’s top white-tailed deer gurus — an salutation he genuinely values and appreciates.

Kate Fiduccia ~ Friday & Saturday 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM ~ Cooking Wild in Kate's Kitchen

Kate Fiduccia is the segment host of  “Cooking Wild in Kate’s Kitchen” and the Senior Editor of Woods N’ Water TV Series. She is a Cornell University Hotel School graduate with a bachelor's in Business and Hotel Management. 

Kate is an avid huntress who has taken many trophy animals including antelope, elk, caribou, moose, and African game. She has authored several books, Cooking Wild in Kate’s Kitchen, Cooking Wild in Kate’s Camp, Grillin’ & Chili’n’, Backyard Grilling and The Quotable Wine Lover, which was a selection for the Paperback Book of the Month Club. Kate is currently writing a cookbook called The Jerky Bible. She  has written feature articles for Outdoor Life , Field & Stream, Deer & Deer Hunting and other magazines. Kate was a Charter Member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association.  

Kate has been the Senior Video Editor for Woods N’ Water Big Game Adventures for over 30 years. She is also the  Co-Host of the program and regularly seen hunting big game by audiences across North America. Her “Going Wild in Kate’s Kitchen” cooking demos are the most popular segment on Woods N’ Water.

Kate has also appeared on the CBS Evening News and MSNBC’s News with Brian Williams and was featured in both the New York Times and Newsday as “the original”  female big game hunter on television. Kate was a deer-hunting instructor for ten years at the New York State Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop and gives wild game cooking demos at consumer sports shows each year.

Kate is a multi-talented businesswoman. For several years, she was an ENG-editor for ABC News in New York City, where she received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award   from the “College of Journalism & Mass Communication The University of Georgia.” for her video editing of the events of September 11, 2001.


Captain TJ Karbowski ~Downrigging for Striped Bass Success

Friday 1 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 & 4 PM, 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-Fishing 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 - Trolling Otter Spoons & Baits for Trophy Striped Bass

Friday 2 PM, Saturday 1 PM & Sunday 11 AM

Captain Bruce Millar, has a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License, is a member of the Connecticut Charter Party Boat Assoc. and has fished the waters of Long Island Sound for over 45 years targeting Trophy Striped Bass.  

Customers aboard the Charter Boat "The Otter," out of Groton Connecticut, have boated 50 Stripers between 50 and 63 pounds since 2001 and the vast majority have landed their "personal best" while fishing with Captain Bruce.  For many it has been the "Bass of a Lifetime!"

Captain Bruce has published many articles and presented numerous seminars on tactics for Trophy Bass.  He was a featured speaker for George Poveromo's Salt Water Seminar Series.

Captain Bruce has also developed his own line of Bass lures and custom rods, which he and his wife Renee market through their online company, www.OtterLures.com, Otter Lure & Tackle LLC.  For many years, Captain Bruce's fishing techniques using his unique line of lures have proven extremely effective for catching Trophy Stripes Bass for himself and customers alike.

Del DelMastro- Archery Equipment Combined with Tree Stand Safety, Urban Deer Complex & Effective Use of Camouflage Clothing

Friday 2 & 5 PM, Saturday 1 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 - Observing Wildlife While Hunting:  What it's All About ~ Saturday 5 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 outdoors by sharing his story of growing up enjoying wildlife and will share his insights by telling us about his wildlife experiences from his youth to present.   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 ~ Catch More Sea Bass, Catch More Fluke & Night Stripers at Montauk, RI & the Race

Capt. Greg Dubrule has been a popular figure in the New England charter and partyboat industries for over four decades.  He possesses 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 Blaine Anderson:  Friday 5 PM & Sunday 1 PM ~ Light Tackle Inshore Stripers

 

 

 

 

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. 

 


 

Toby Lapinski ~ An Introduction to Surf Fishing & Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

Friday 2 PM; Saturday 12 PM & 3 PM

Toby Lapinski is the managing editor of the New England edition of The Fisherman Magazine and has been fishing the waters of New England for more than 30 years. He has penned hundreds of articles on both freshwater and saltwater fishing ranging from basic how-to pieces on up through advanced surf fishing techniques. He has been a featured speaker at many events from local fishing club meetings to regional trade shows. Toby served as a board member of the Coastal Conservation Association of CT for five years, as a board member of the Rhode Island Mobile Sportfishermen for one year, and as vice-president of the Connecticut Surfcasters Association for three years where he remains the club’s liaison to this day.

While Toby can be found targeting just about anything that swims from bluegill to bluefin tuna, he is most at home working the New England surf after the sun has set. He has become extremely adept at using a wetsuit to further his surf fishing successes and has opened up a great many of his fellow surfcasters to the benefits afforded by this technique. His seminar on the subject is sure to be chock-filled with tips to assist in this exciting style of fishing the surf. For those not quite ready to don the wetsuit and swim out to distant rocks in the middle of the night, Toby will also be offering a seminar which covers everything the neophyte surfcaster could possibly need to know in order to getstarted in the sport.

Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker  ~ Turkey Calling, How to Get the Most of Your Trail Camera & Effective Use of Camouflage Clothing ~ Friday 3 PM, Saturday 11 AM & 5 PM & Sunday 2 PM

Gerry Rightmyer-Producer, Host. For the past 30 years, Gerry has pursued big game. To date, he has hunted 15 states, five Canadian Provinces, South America and two provinces in South Africa. Over that span, he has qualified animals in the Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young and New York State records. His accomplishments include gold and silver medals in Safari Club International records as well. Gerry has taken big game with rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, compound bow and crossbow.

 In 2010, he was awarded third place at Boone and Crockett’s 27th Triennial Awards in Reno, Nevada. His 272 2/8” non-typical whitetail, taken in Kansas in 2006, currently ranks in the top 25 all-time. It remains the largest whitetail harvested by a non-resident in that state. It was also the 2nd largest whitetail taken in North America in 2006.

Gerry is also an accomplished outdoor writer. He has published articles in Big Game Adventures Magazine, Eastmans’ Hunting Journal, Huntin’ Fool Magazine, North American Hunter, Big Buck Magazine and various other online journals. He is also an accomplished seminar speaker. He has conducted deer and turkey seminars all over the United States for companies such as Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and Gander Mountain. He has done numerous seminars for local community groups and organizations.

Gerry was an eight-year veteran of Realtree’s Medallion Pro Staff. Gerry is currently the Senior Vice-President and co-host of Forever Wild Outdoors Adrenaline Adventures television show and is a six-year veteran of Cabela’s Big Game Pro Staff.

 

Steve Schicker-Producer, Host. Steve was born in upstate New York where he learned from his father that it’s not the size of the trophy; it’s the size of the experience that counts. At seventeen, Steve enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and still continued to hunt every chance he could. In 1996, Steve was in a car accident with two compression fractures in his spine, resulting in a lot of free time. Since he could not hunt, he turned to his first love… art, and so started Forever Wild Outdoors. Steve sold his art at various festivals where he met a hunter safety instructor. The instructor convinced Steve to become an instructor himself, which allowed him to pay it forward, teaching others what was taught to him by his father. He attended Finger Lakes Community College to study Wildlife Biology. It was during this time Steve began his journey into competition turkey calling. Traveling the east coast to parts of the Midwest and entering as many competitions as he could, and competing in many of the major competitions, he eventually became a five-time New York State Turkey Calling Champion. Now in the outdoor industry, Steve worked for various game call companies in sales and marketing and design, until eventually he began his own call company. Producing video to support the sale of his calls, Steve soon found a passion for telling the hunting tale through a camera lens.

Roy Leyva ~ Saturday 11 AM & 2 PM, Sunday 12 Noon

Massachusetts Angler of the Year recipient, Roy Leyva. He earned the title in 2004, 2007 and 2008 for weighing in the most different freshwater species exceeding weight standards set by MassWildlife.  Roy is also a  Shimano pro-staff member.

As a small boy, Roy spent time fishing with his father and brother. His fishing passion grew when he won his first fishing competition at the age of 8. He was hooked! Roy has been featured in many newspaper articles including Cape Cod Times, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Hyde Tribune & Hyde Park Bulletin and various magazines like Massachusetts Wildlife, The fisherman, On the Water, and Cape Cod Magazine. He has also written a how-to trout fishing article that can be found in all five Freshwater guides of New England. He can been seen on a few episodes of On The Water Magazine’s TV show Fishing New England. Recently, Roy was featured in articles published in “BassMaster & B.A.S.S. Times.”

Ralph Craft ~ Friday 1 PM & 5 PM, Saturday 4 PM & Sunday 11 AM

Ralph Craft, the creator and founder of Crafty One Customs, built his first fishing rod in 2005. He strives to transfer his unique rod-building talent & passion to fellow anglers who have aspirations of a fishing rod they can call their own. A custom fishing rod should be something as unique and individual as the angler, while performing and surpassing the quality of rods that consumers can get “off the shelf”

 

 

 

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 Boardof Governors.

Al Gag ~ Spring & Winter Striper Fishing on Rivers ~ Friday 3 PM, Saturday & Sunday 1 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain BJ Silva ~ Friday 3 PM Fluke Fishing, Saturday 2 PM Black Fishing & Sunday 3 M Chunkin' for Stripers

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