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ROOM # 11

Friday, February 13th

1 PM      Ralph Craft ~ Your Fishing Pole & You

2 PM       Toby Lapinski ~ Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

3 PM       Al Gag ~

4 PM       Toby Lapinski ~ An Introduction to Surf Fishing

5 PM       Ralph Craft ~Your Fishing Pole & You

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     Roy Leyva ~

12 Noon  Toby Lapinski ~ An Introduction to Surf Fishing

 1 PM     Al Gag ~

 2 PM     Roy Leyva ~

 3 PM     Toby Lapinski ~ Surf Fishing in a Wetsuit

4 PM      Ralph Craft ~ Your Fishing Pole & You

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM        Ralph Craft ~ Your Fishing Pole & You

12 Noon     Roy Leyva ~

  1 PM        Al Gag ~

   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 Time Bass Fishing in the Race

5 PM      Captain Blaine Anderson ~

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 ~ Night Time Bass Fishing In the Race

   4 PM     Captain TJ Karbowski ~

   5 PM     Peter Picone ~ Unique Wildlife Observations Whitetail Deer & Turkey Hunting

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 Blaine Anderson ~

  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 Strategies

 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 ~ Wild Game Cooking Demonstration

 5 PM     Del DelMastro ~ Urban Deer Hunting

Saturday, February 14th

11 AM     Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker ~ Turkey Calling

12 Noon  Peter Fiduccia ~Whitetail Strategies

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

  2 PM    Peter Fiduccia ~ Planting Wildlife Food Plots

  3 PM     AJ DeRosa ~ Urban Deer Complex

  4 PM    Kate Fiduccia ~ Wild Game Cooking Demonstration

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

Sunday, February 15th

11 AM     Kate Fiduccia ~ Wild Game Cooking Demonstration

12 Noon  Del DelMastro ~ Effective Use of Camouflage Clothing

   1 PM    Peter Fiduccia ~ Whitetail Strategies

    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

 TALONS!  Birds of Prey ~ 3 Flying Shows per day.  Please check at show for flight 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 Strategies & Planting Wildlife Food Plots

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 ~ Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations

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

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.

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,, 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, 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 Striper 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- 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

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 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





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 inform

ation. 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 get

started 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









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.

Peter Kutzer ~ Casting Pond Saturday 12 & 2 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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