Seminar Schedule

2019 SCHEDULE 

MEET & GREET SCHEDULE

AUTOGRAPH & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
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FRIDAY
4:30Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff
Meet & Greet / Autograph Session



SATURDAY
5:00Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff
Meet & Greet / Autograph Session



SUNDAY
11:30Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff
Meet & Greet / Autograph Session
1:30Hal Shaffer, Drop Zone
Meet & Greet / Autograph Session

Located in The Celebrity Board Room

MAIN BALLROOM - THURSDAY

 BOARD ROOM MEET & GREET - FRIDAY/SATURDAY

Time Speaker Topic

3:00 Butch Melinger The Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow

   
4:00 Capt. Clyde Folse
Catching More Crappie

   
5:00 Jim Freda
Catch NJ Bluefin Tuna in Midshore Waters

   




   

   


TimeSpeakerTopic

AUTOGRAPH & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

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4:30Friday
Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff

Meet & Greet / Autograph Session
5:00Saturday

Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff
Meet & Greet / Autograph Session




MAIN BALLROOM - FRIDAY 

BOARD ROOM MEET & GREET - SUNDAY

Time Speaker Topic
2:00 Nick Honachefsky Surf and Shorebound Striped Bass and Bluefish Tactics and Techniques
3:00 Butch Melinger  The Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow
4:00 Capt. Clyde Folse Catching More Crappie 
5:00 Richard King
Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Bay Wildlife, Ecology and Saltwater Fly Fishing Opportunities
6:00 Halo Waterfowl CEO Greg Camp and Lime Biscuit Creative CEO Mark Sullivan  Killing The Social Media Game

   

   

TimeSpeakerTopic

AUTOGRAPH & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

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(Includes Autographed Item & Show Provided Photographers Digital Photo JPEG Emailed to Participants)


11:30Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff

Meet & Greet / Autograph Session



1:30Hal Shaffer, Drop Zone

Meet & Greet / Autograph Session








MAIN BALLROOM - SATURDAY

JUNIOR BALLROOM - SATURDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic

11:00Butch MelingerThe Only Crossbow Hunter in the World to Take Africa’s Dangerous Game 7 with a Cross Bow
12:00John Pearson Deer Cutting and Processing
1:30-4:00Attorney Mike Giaramita
Gun Law Seminar, Arming Gun Owners With Knowledg
4:00Nick Honachefsky
Surf and Shorebound Striped Bass and Bluefish Tactics and Techniques
5:00Jim Freda Catch NJ Bluefin Tuna in Midshore Waters
6:00DJ MullerReading the Water to Catch More Fish
7:00Capt. Clyde Folse
Catching More Crappie

MAIN BALLROOM - SUNDAY

JUNIOR BALLROOM - SUNDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
11:00Round Valley Trout Ass. Director

Round Valley Reservoir Trolling Tactics

12:00John Pearson
Deer Cutting and Processing
1:30Austin PerilliHard Structure Fluking 
2:30Deer Classic
Awards Ceremony
3:15  
4:00Round Valley Trout Ass. DirectorRound Valley Reservoir Trolling Tactics

HAWG TROUGH

ThursdaySpeakerTopic
1:15Billy Hurt How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
2:15Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
3:15Ed CowanTwo Time B.A.S.S. Federation National Champion / Two Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier
4:15Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
5:15Ed Cowan
Two Time B.A.S.S. Federation National Champion / Two Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier
6:15Bobby Uhrig
Mega Strike Fishing
7:15Billy Hurt
How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
FridaySpeakerTopic
1:15Billy HurtHow to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
2:15Bobby Uhrig
Mega Strike Fishing
3:15Billy HurtHow to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
4:15Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
5:15Billy Hurt
How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
6:15Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
7:15Billy Hurt
How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
SaturdaySpeakerTopic
10:15Seth FeiderBassmaster Pro Angler
11:00Billy HurtHow to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
12:00
Auction and Fundraising Exhibit to Benefit the USO of Metropolitan New York
1:30JT KenneyFLW Pro Angler
2:30Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing 
3:30Cliff Crochet
Bassmaster Pro Angler
4:15Billy Hurt
How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
5:00Seth FeiderBassmaster Pro Angler
5:45Cliff Crochet
Bassmaster Pro Angler
6:30JT KenneyFLW Pro Angler
7:15Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
SundaySpeakerTopic
10:15John CrewsBassmaster Pro Angler 
11:00Billy Hurt How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro
11:30Bobby UhrigMega Strike Fishing
12:00Ish Monroe
Bassmaster Pro Angler
12:30Michael Iaconelli
Bassmaster Pro Angler & 2003 Classic Winner
1:15John CrewsBassmaster Pro Angler 
2:15Ish MonroeBassmaster Pro Angler 
3:15Michael IaconelliBassmaster Pro Angler & 2003 Classic Winner
4:00Bobby Uhrig
Mega Strike Fishing
4:30Billy Hurt
How to Locate & Catch Bass Like a Pro

DEMONSTRATION STAGE

ThursdaySpeakerTopic
2:00Jim Salt Turkey Calls & Hunting
3:00"Pauly the Bear Healy"Cooking Demo
4:30Bill GuilesFur Bearing Demonstration
6:00Jim Salt Turkey Calls & Hunting
FridaySpeakerTopic
2:00Jim SaltTurkey Calls & Hunting
3:00Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff Duck Clinic
4:00Bill GuilesFur Bearing Demonstration
6:00"Pauly the Bear Healy"Cooking Demo
7:00Jim Salt
Turkey Calls & Hunting
SaturdaySpeakerTopic
10:45Bill GuilesFur Bearing Demonstration
12:00Halo Waterfowl Pro StaffDuck Clinic
1:00Jim Salt Turkey Calls & Hunting
2:00"Pauly the Bear Healy"Cooking Demo 
3:30Halo Waterfowl Pro Staff
Duck Clinic
5:00Bill GuilesFur Bearing Demonstration
6:00Halo Waterfowl Pro StaffDuck Clinic
7:00Jim SaltTurkey Calls & Hunting
SundaySpeakerTopic
10:30Hal Shaffer, Drop ZoneAs Seen On Outdoor Channel 
11:30Jim Salt Turkey Calls & Hunting
12:30Halo Waterfowl Pro StaffDuck Clinic
1:30Bill GuilesFur Bearing Demonstration 
2:30Hal Shaffer, Drop ZoneAs Seen On Outdoor Channel 
3:30Halo Waterfowl Pro StaffDuck Clinic

A.F.F.S. CASTING & SMALL WATERCRAFT POND SCHEDULE

Thursday & Friday

The Pond is open for Vendors and Attendees to cast rods. Show Attendees can learn to cast from Capt. Mike, Bill Haldaman on both days plus Allan Johnson on Friday and other local pros. Kid's can sign up for the Saturday & Sunday Competition and practice on Thursday and Friday in the Pond.

2:30PM

 

Allan Johnson, Learning the double haul for distance and accuracy (Friday only)

3:30PM

 

Bill Haldaman, Demonstrating fly fishing techniques he uses in Eastern and Western waters to catch various species of trout from the bank, boat and float tubes

5:00PM

 

Paul Healy, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take trout, bass and other species from his inflatable rafts.   Paul discusses the pros and cons of bamboo, graphite and fiberglass fly rods

6:00PM

 

Capt. Mike, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take game fish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with his new Battlewagon flats and bay boats


Saturday - KID'S FLY CASTING COMPETITION 

& SMALL WATERCRAFT FLY CASTING DEMOS

10:00AM

Kid’s 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. The following seminars will take place at the listed times but will be interrupted for Kid's that want to enter the Competition today.

11:00AM

 

Capt. Mike, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take game fish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with his new Battlewagon flats and bay boat. Plus a review of the Kid’s Casting Competition Rules

11:30AM

Kid’s Competition Time begins for the day

2:30PM

 

Allan Johnson, will teach “Learning to fly cast for beginners”

3:00PM 

 

Kids Competition continues all day 

5:00PM 

 


Bill Haldaman, demonstrating “The basics of good fly casting”

5:30PM

Kids Competition continues this evening

6:00PM

 

Capt. Mike, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take game fish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with his new Battlewagon flats and bay boat.

7:00PM

 

Paul Healy, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take trout, bass and other species from his inflatable rafts.   Paul discusses the pros and cons of bamboo, graphite and fiberglass fly                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rods


Sunday - KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION 

& SMALL WATERCRAFT FLY CASTING DEMOS

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

10:00AM

 

Kids Competition

11:00AM

 

Capt. Mike, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take game fish on the Estuaries from Maine to Texas with his new Battlewagon flats and bay boat

1:00PM

 

Awards ceremony for KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION with Capt. Mike

2:00PM

 

Paul Healy, Demonstrating the techniques and tackle he uses to take trout, bass and other species from his inflatable rafts. Paul discusses the pros and cons of bamboo, graphite and fiberglass fly                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rods

3:00PM

 

Bill Haldaman, demonstrating “The basics of good fly casting”

CASTING POND RULES

This Pond only has 18" 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.

A.F.F.S. FLY ARTS THEATER SCHEDULE

FridayRichard King

N.J. A.F.F.S. lead photographer and a true Saltwater Fly Rodding Pioneer on Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Bay, will be our featured fly tier on Friday demonstrating some of his fish catching creations like his Belly Blondes, Silversides, Mullets and his popper versions. Stop by and watch a master turn feathers and steel into Striper, Bluefish, Weakfish, Albie. Perch & Pickrel candy that they find hard to resist. A.F.F.S. will have a display of Richards acclaimed Photography prints that are featured in many books and magazines on display for purchase at the Show. His most recent credits include a chapter on baitfish that he wrote with his photographs for his life long friend Bob Popovich's latest best seller FLYE DESIGNS  plus he has several text sections and photos in the new acclaimed SONNETS IN THE SAND by author which is a beautiful book about the history of Island Beach State Park. Richard will be giving a Seminar Room presentation on his photography and fly fishing at Island Beach. Don't miss it on Friday

Friday  Saturday:  Chip Jablonski

PA. A.F.F.S. Member Instructor Will be tying up some of his fly 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.

Saturday & Sunday:  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.

Friday & Saturday:  Bart Lombardo

N.J. A.F.F.S. kayak fly guide and Shanon's Fly Shop stream guide. Sponsored by REGAL VISE and other fly tying product Companies,  Bart is a well known fly fisherman and expert fly tier in the North East. Bart has held many positions with the Central Jersey chapter of Trout Unlimited and is currently in charge of their Club efforts at events like GSOS. Bart will have his hands full at this Show spending time between the T.U. fly tying tables for Kid's, Checking out the latest models and talking about his Jackson kayaks at our Pond and graciously demonstrating his vise skills with pan fish flies in our Show Trailer. Bart's love of fishing for the scrappy "little guys" with light fly rods led him to start a blog PAN FISH ON THE FLY that has turned into an internet sensation in the last 2 years with contributors across the States and around the globe.  Be sure to check it out.  Talk to Bart and watch him at the vise this weekend. You will be glad you did if you want to start to get into fly fishing or have been at it for decades.

Thursday – Sunday: Capt. Mike Corblies

Capt Mike Corblies will be at the bench whenever he can,  between his many duties at the Pond, 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. Mike's EZ materials, pattern book, tools, vises and lots of flies will all be available for purchase or order at the Fly Arts Trailer during the Show.

Thursday  Sunday: Paul Healy 

A.F.F.S. PA. & N.J. Guide and the star of the newest fly fishing film from C.G. Productions "AMERICAN FLY FISHING BUM STORIES" 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 correctly and easily from Paul.

Thursday – Sunday: Christian DelCalo

Christian is an accomplished boat builder, budding fly fisherman and experienced waterfowler that will be available for you to pick his brain about some great spots to enjoy fishing and hunting from along the Delaware Bay and its estuaries. Stop by our Pond and chat with and learn from him.

Thursday – Sunday: Bill Haldaman

Bill Haldaman has taught fly casting and fishing for A.F.F.S. during the past twenty years. Previously Bill was the owner of the well known Big Moore's Run Lodge in Coudersport, PA. The first fly fishing Orvis endorsed Lodge east of the Mississippi River. Bill is one of the three original founders of A.F.F.S. and is a well known and respected fly fishing instructor, specializing in teaching fly fishing the small streams for trophy trout in both the Western and Eastern Mountains of America. Bill now returns to the GARDEN STATE SPORTSMEN SHOW after many years in Montana, to teach more newcomers to the sport and share tips he has learned with even the most accomplished fly fishers. Stop by and chat with Bill any time during the 4 days at the show, pick up a rod and get a few pointers at our pond from a great professional. You will be glad you did. 

General Information

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.

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 an hour to add to our scheduled roster.


Ticket Information


Show HOURS

Thursday  1 - 8

Friday       1 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5

Business Seminar


Friday, January 11 at 6 PM
FREE with General Admission Ticket

60 Minute Class:
Halo Waterfowl CEO Greg Camp and Lime Biscuit Creative CEO Mark Sullivan

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SPECIAL EVENTS


Show Days & Times

Thursday & Friday -
1:30PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM

Saturday -
10:30AM, 2:00PM, 6:30PM

Sunday
10:30AM, 1:00pm, 3:30PM



2019 Bass University Fishing Classes

January 12th - 13th


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FREE CAST LESSONS


Free Cast Net Lessons
Demo scheduled 

every ½ hour on the hour.

Learn the secret of throwing a cast net.
Hands on instructions to anyone in audience that wants to try.


ATTRACTIONS



NEWARK BAIT &
FLY CASTING
 
hosting 
"Reel Kids" Event



World Famous Hawg Trough


NJ Hot Sauce pavilion


FEATURED EXHIBITORS