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[ Main Ballroom ] [ Junior Ballroom ] [ Lake Edison ] [ Demonstration Stage ]
Simul-Cast Pond A.F.F.S. Theater Show Attractions Fire & Ice / Hot Sauce Pavilions

SEMINAR STAGES SCHEDULE
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show
Conference at a Glance
Thursday, January 12, 2017 1 PM to 8 PM
Friday, January 13, 2017 1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Lake Chicago

SPOTLIGHT FEATURED SEMINAR
 
JUNIOR BALLROOM   THURSDAY

Richie Moschella's The Kayak Bass Class

Saturday, 1:15 pm
Sunday, 10:15 am

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Time Speaker Topic
1:30 NJ B.A.S.S. Nation Presents So You Want To Be A Better Bass Fisherman
2:30 Donald La Rubbio Rigging Plastics For Striped Bass
3:30 Matthew S. Vollers & Kevin Stopinkski The Heritage Guild:  Firearms Safety
4:30 Butch Melinger The Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow
5:15 Chris Lido, NJOA Traditional Outdoor Methods: Fly Fishing & Archery
6:00 Michael Huff Understanding the New Jersey/ New York Eastern Coyote
7:00 Richie Moschella & Bill Peraino Successful Techniques to Catch Fish 

PRO-ANGLERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
 
JUNIOR BALLROOM   FRIDAY

Lake Chicago

Evinrude E-Tec BRP

 
Time Speaker Topic
1:30 NJ B.A.S.S. Nation Presents The Benefits of Joining or Starting a Bass Club
2:30 Butch Melinger The Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow
3:30 Donald La Rubbio Rigging Plastics For Striped Bass
4:30 Matthew S. Vollers & Kevin Stopinkski The Heritage Guild:  Firearms Safety
5:30 Richie Moschella & Bill Peraino Successful Techniques to Catch Fish 
6:30 Chris Lido, NJOA Traditional Outdoor Methods: Fly Fishing & Archery
7:15 Michael Huff Understanding the New Jersey/ New York Eastern Coyote

MAIN BALLROOM   SATURDAY
 
JUNIOR BALLROOM   SATURDAY
Time Speaker Topic
10:30
11:15    
12:15    
1:00 John Pearson Deer Cutting and Processing
2:30    
3:15    
4:00    
5:00    
6:00    
7:00    
 
Time Speaker Topic
10:30 Captain Bill Sheehan 20 Years: Hackensack Riverkeeper- Yesterday and Today
11:15 Michael Huff Understanding the New Jersey/ New York Eastern Coyote
12:15 Austin Perilli  Artificial Fluking
1:15 Richie Moschella, Bill Peraino, The Real Deal Fishing Show The Kayak Bass Class
2:30 Matthew S. Vollers & Kevin Stopinkski The Heritage Guild:  Firearms Safety
3:15 Chris Lido, NJOA Traditional Outdoor Methods: Fly Fishing & Archery
4:00 Butch Melinger The Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow
5:00 Capt. Mike Corblies Cruise Ship Fishing Trips, New Cruise Locations Available 2017-2018 to Fly Fish
6:00 Austin Perilli  Uncovering Ambrose
7:00 Donald La Rubbio Rigging Plastics For Striped Bass

MAIN BALLROOM   SUNDAY
 
JUNIOR BALLROOM   SUNDAY
Time Speaker Topic
10:15
11:45    
NOON John Pearson Deer Cutting and Processing
1:30    
2:30 Deer Classic Awards Ceremony
3:15    
4:15    
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Time Speaker Topic
10:15 Richie Moschella, Bill Peraino, The Real Deal Fishing Show The Kayak Bass Class
11:45 Michael Huff Understanding the New Jersey/ New York Eastern Coyote
12:45 Chris Lido, NJOA Traditional Outdoor Methods: Fly Fishing & Archery
1:30 Matthew S. Vollers & Kevin Stopinkski The Heritage Guild:  Firearms Safety
2:30 Donald La Rubbio Rigging Plastics For Striped Bass
3:15 Anthony Guerrera & Joe Lewicki Round Valley Reservoir Trolling Tactics
4:15 Layne Ell Kayak Bass Fishing Tournaments: How, What and Why!


LAKE EDISON ^ RETURN TO TOP
Thursday Speaker Topic
1:00 Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcomes Attendees to the Lake,  Followed by A Fly Casting Demo
1:45 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:15 Antonio GO GO Gomez Everything you wanted to know about Spinnerbaits
3:00 Jared Roper, Roper Outdoors Crappie 101 Q & A
3:45 Richie Moschella Keeping It Reel and Breaking Down the Water Column to Find Fish   
4:30 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:15 Alan Johnson, NJ A.F.F.S. Instructor Former National Casting Chamption Shares His Tips on Fly Fishing
6:00 Bill Peraino Finesse Fishing Techniques 
6:45 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
7:30 Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
Friday Speaker Topic
1:00 Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcomes Attendees to the Lake,  Followed by A Fly Casting Demo
1:45 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:30 Jared Roper, Roper Outdoors Crappie 101 Q & A
3:15 Richie Moschella Power Fishing and Bass Fishing Success 
4:00 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
4:45 Alan Johnson, NJ A.F.F.S. Instructor Former National Casting Chamption Shares His Tips on Fly Fishing
5:30 Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
6:15 Rebecca Golden Tips for Fishing Kayak Tournaments Successfully
6:45 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
7:30 Bill Peraino Successful Kayak Angling
Saturday Speaker Topic
10:00 Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcomes Attendees to the Lake,  Followed by A Fly Casting Demo
10:40 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
11:20 Richie Moschella Power Fishing and Bass Fishing Success 
12:00 Jared Roper, Roper Outdoors Pushing & Pulling for Crappie
12:40 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
1:20 Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
2:00 Steve Vullo Fishing with Attitude.
2:40 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
3:20 Richie Moschella Keeping It Reel and Breaking Down the Water Column to Find Fish   
4:00 Bill Peraino Finesse Fishing Techniques 
4:40 Rebecca Golden Tips for Fishing Kayak Tournaments Successfully
5:20 Jared Roper, Roper Outdoors Crappie 101 Q & A
6:00 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
6:40 Paul Healy Bamboo, Graphite or Fiberglass Fly Rods for Trout Fishing
7:20 Joseph Moore "Getting Started in Bass Fishing: The Equipment You'll Need"
Sunday Speaker Topic
10:00 Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcomes Attendees to the Lake,  Followed by A Fly Casting Demo
10:40 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
11:20 Jared Roper, Roper Outdoors Pushing & Pulling for Crappie
12:00 Richie Moschella Power Fishing and Bass Fishing Success 
12:40 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
1:20 Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
2:00 Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:40 Bill Peraino Successful Kayak Angling
3:20 Rebecca Golden Tips for Fishing Kayak Tournaments Successfully
4:00 Joseph Moore "Getting Started in Bass Fishing: The Equipment You'll Need"
4:30 Paul Healy Bamboo, Graphite or Fiberglass Fly Rods for Trout Fishing

DEMONSTRATION STAGE ^ RETURN TO TOP
Thursday Speaker Topic
1:15 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
2:00 Jim Salt  Turkey Calls & Hunting
3:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
4:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
5:00 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
6:00 Jim Salt  Turkey Calls & Hunting
7:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
Friday Speaker Topic
1:15 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
2:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
3:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
4:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
5:00 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
6:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
7:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
Saturday Speaker Topic
10:15 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
11:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
12:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
1:00 Jim Salt  Turkey Calls & Hunting
2:00 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
3:00 "Pauly the Bear Healy" Gourmet Camp Site Cooking Demo
4:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
5:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
6:00 Jim Salt  Turkey Calls & Hunting
7:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
Sunday Speaker Topic
10:00 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
11:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
12:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo
1:00 Jim Salt  Turkey Calls & Hunting
2:00 NJ Snakeman NJ/Boas and Pythons 
3:00 Bill Guiles Fur Bearing Demonstration
4:00 NJ Snakeman Stake Feeding Demo

A.F.F.S. Casting Pond Schedule ^ RETURN TO TOP

Subject to the Pond rules - Click Here


Thursday

Pond is open for Vendors to demo rods. Show Attendees can learn to cast from Capt. Mike, Paul Healy and some local pros.

Friday

Pond is open for Vendors to demo rods. Show Attendees learn to cast from Capt. Mike, Paul Healy and other pros.

Saturday - KID'S FLY CASTING COMPETITION

A.M. sign up and compete. Vendors and Adults may use the Pond if KID’S are not competing but KID’S have PRIORITY at the Pond today.

Sunday - KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION

10:00AM - 12:30PM   Kids Competition
     
1:00PM   Awards ceremony for KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION with Capt. Mike
     
2:30PM   until Show closes Vendors and attendees may use the Pond for demos, lessons and practice casting.

A.F.F.S. Fly Arts Theatre Schedule ^ RETURN TO TOP

Fly Tiers - Chip Jablonski PA. A.F.F.S. Member Instructor Will be tying up some of his fly tying patterns like his W Worm and Egg Patterns along with nymphs that produce Big Fish in Small Streams all over North America. Chip will have video clips and our Raster Camera set up to show you the easy steps to tie up some of these effective flys yourself. Join him at the bench and learn the tricks to tying good flys easily. Chip uses the amazing production tying Knor Vise at the bench.

John Collins N.J. fly guide and expert fly tier. John needs no introduction to any one in the North East that follows fly tying. For those that have not met him yet he is a master at the vise that can tie any thing but he specializes mostly in trout patterns that get the job done. His Electric Caddis fly collection has won much deserved praise from many tiers and fly fishers and even from Lefty Kreh the undisputed Dean of our Sport and a guy who knows a great fly when he sees one. John will be with us on Saturday when he will be our Featured Fly Tier of the Day. Sponsored by REGAL VISE. Stop by and learn from a true master of feathers and thread.

Capt. Mike Corblies will be at the bench when ever he can between his many duties at the Pond, Lake Edison, Seminar Room and the Presentation Stage. Mike who is sponsored by REGAL VISE will tie up some of his EZ-Patterns as featured in the great pattern book by Tony Lolli 100 Flys from some of the Worlds Top Fly Guides. Mike will be using his own EZ-TUBING materials and showing his latest creation with it the Whopa Poppa. Featured in an excerpt Chapter from the history of fly rod poppers taken with permission from Captain Mike's upcoming new book. "A Jersey Guy and his 50 Years on the Fly". The story and pictures were taken by request from the American Littoral Society and published in their annual digest "Under Water Naturalist" in 2016. The EZ materials, pattern book, tools and vises will all be available for purchase at the Fly Arts Trailer during the Show.

Other fly tying talent we know always turn up at our tying theatre and usually they will sit in as guest tiers for awhile so keep your eye on the bench because you never know who will show up and join us for a n hour or so.to add to our scheduled programs.
Paul Healy, PA. And N.J. Guide and the star of the newest fly fishing film from C.G. Productions "AN AMERICAN FLY FISHING TROUT BUM" will not be tying any flies but Paul will teach you how to tie up your own leaders for many fly rod species. Paul prefers to use his own hand tied leaders when he is on the streams or in the salt. Learn how to do it right from Paul.

Of course we will have lots of fly tying art including framed flies by some of the early masters to current stars, prints, pictures, carvings and photographs for you to enjoy viewing and perhaps to purchase or commission for your own fly art collection.


A.F.F.S. Pond Rules ^ RETURN TO TOP

This Pond only has 2" of water depth in it. Vendors that want to use the Pond for casting "hardware tackle" jigs or plugs, this Pond is not suitable for that. The Pond is O.K for plastic baits and top water lures only with NO HOOKS attached or even bent back are permitted at all. All lures in the Lake are also subject to NO Hooks attached and must be presented to Capt. Mike for his approval or rejection prior to use in the Lake as well. Safety and water leaks are our primary concerns with casting any type of rods and tackle at a Show.


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