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2016 CELEBRITY APPEARANCES
 
MEET THE EXPERTS - 2015 SPEAKERS & GUEST CELEBRITIES below. 2016 coming soon!

Captain Mike Corblies
Captain Mike Corblies

Bio

Mike Corblies the O.S.G. Fly Fishing Ambassador is a world class teacher and videographer of the sport he has lived for over 50 years. As the International Director of American Fly Fishing Schools he heads an organization of some of the best casting instructors, fly fishing guides and member lodges throughout North America the Caribbean and Central America.

Mike works with several sporting goods manufacturers as a consultant in product development, testing and sales. Mike also conducts classes and offers guide services from his saltwater school locations in N.J., S.C. and FL. where he is opening his newest fly fishing & small watercraft shop this Spring in North Fort Myers. He is a featured speaker and casting instructor at many sportsmen events across America every year.

Captain Mike still fishes and teaches from his Jackson kayaks, Custom Gheenoe flats boats, Pontoon boats, 26' Dusky and some of the World’s largest Cruise Ships for any fish that can be caught on a fly. Learn more about him and the A.F.F.S Organization at www.americanflyfshingschools.com


Layne Ell
Layne Ell

Bio

Writer/Pro Angler Kayak Specialist
My name is Layne Ell and I live in Hammonton New Jersey. Growing up in New Jersey, my father taught me how to fish since the day I could walk. We would go to the shore all summer long and fish for flounder, blue fish, weakfish or anything else that would take a minnow or a piece of squid. As I got older, I found freshwater fishing and I have been hooked ever since. Freshwater bass fishing is now my passion and my obsession. I get out on the water over 100+ days a year. I am currently the President of the South Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club. The club’s Facebook page promotes kayak angling, club news, fishing tips, kayak angling gear and accessories. Our newly redesigned website, SJKBFC.com. keeps all members and friends informed of all the happenings of the club and its sponsors. SJKBFC does not only fish tournaments, but we work on lake clean-ups, habitat enhancements and we often volunteer at local kids fishing derbies and other community activities and events. Since 2010 I have fished in over 100 kayak bass tournaments and I have won 24. I have also been fortunate enough to have won the Angler of the Year title 6 times! Besides competing in local tournaments in NJ I also enjoy competing in national tournaments such as the Kayak Bass Series, Kayak for a Cure and Hero on the Water Events. These events have taken me across the country and I have met some great anglers from all over. I also currently belong to two boat clubs: South Jersey Hook This! and Lunker Hunters of PA & NJ. One of my favorite things is to when I’m not on the water is to promote Bass Fishing by attending various fishing events and talking to people about the sport. I love to attend and work trade shows, fishing flea markets and seminars. I have participated in two Bass University courses and I have watched and learned from some of the best anglers in the world. I have spent time in the boat with Mike Iaconelli, Skeet Reese, Byron Velvick and Boyd Duckett.


Rebecca Golden
Rebecca Golden Bio

For most of the year, Rebecca fishes more hours per week than she spends working her day job as a physical therapist. She averages over 40 hours per week on the water in her Hobiekayak from March until November, and will fish over the winter as the weather allows. Rebecca has competed in over 60 tournaments over the past 3 years on the club and national levels, and has finished in the top 3 multiple times as well as winning lunker multiple times. She recently won the Kayak Bass Series North Angler of the Year for 2016, beating over 180 people for the title. Her plans for 2017 include the Kayak Bass Fishing Championship Tournament as well as the Hobie Open at Kentucky Lake. She has successfully fished large bodies of water including Lake Guntersville, Dale Hollow Lake, Lake Erie, and Kentucky Lake.


Antonio "GO GO" Gomez
Antonio GO GO Gomez Bio

I started fishing at 6 years old and then in 2001 I joined the North East Bassmaster Club, ABA, BASS and later on the FLW.

My passion is working with adults and kids always telling them all to Follow their Dream, because I am following my Dream of becoming a successful bass angler. In 2011 I made N.J. Bass State Team,2012 I won the N.J. Mid-Atlantic Divisional,then I went to Alabama for the Nationals and gave it my all! Being one step away from going to the Bass Master Classic sparked a desire to chase my dream even harder. SO REMEMBER TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM LIKE I AM DOING! SOONER THEN YOU THINK I WILL BE FISHING IN THE BASSMASTER CLASSIC. I'll leave it in the Lord hands. You will see He will guide me there and every where else! Thank you Lord for being with me everyday when I wake up and when I go to sleep. God Bless and Amen"


"Randy" Guerrera
"Randy" Guerrera Bio

Randy is the president of Round Valley Trout Association. He has participated in many seminars on fishing for Trout and has fished Round Valley and all over North America for 35 years.


Bill Guiles
Bill Guiles Bio

I have been doing this work for a lot of years with many demos for the public.

The New Jersey Trappers Association has been in existence since 1961 and is an organization for trappers. NJTA activities include but are not limited to: Providing education to the public on trapping by setting up a booth at sportsman shows, Pequest Trout Hatchery Open House, NJ Wild Outdoors Expo. We also help the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife with trapper education courses and animal damage complaints.


Paul Healy
Paul Healy

Bio

Paul Healy is the owner of the JIM THORPE FISHING COMPANY based in the scenic Pocono Mountains close by his home waters of the Lehigh Rivers. JTFC offers fly fishing and light tackle trips on PA.well-known streams like Penn’s Creek, Pine Creek, Fishing Creek and the Brodhead to name just a few. plus New Jersey streams like the Raritan, Musconetcong and Pequest plus many lake and Jersey Shore. Paul is the “Star” of the upcoming C.G.Productions film “An American Fly Fishing Trout Bum” Paul is a member guide and instructor for AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS He is a member of T.U. and other conservation organizations. A Gourmet Camp Cook, Paul is now giving culinary demos at Sportsmen Events. You can contact Paul @ www.jimthorpefishingcompany.com to read his blog or through the A.F.F.S. national office for his guided trip bookings, Club seminars and campsite gourmet cooking demos.

 


Michael Huff
Paul Healy

Bio

Michael Huff operates a successful predator hunting guide business in Pennsylvania, Master Predator Hunting – LLC. His clients come from throughout the United States and abroad. His book, Understanding Coyotes: The Comprehensive Guide for Hunters, Photographers, and Wildlife Observers has been the highest rated coyote hunting book on Amzaon.com. Although Michael has hunted and photographed coyotes across the United States, his specialty is the wary Eastern coyote. Michael is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.

www.masterpredatorhunting.com

 


Chip Jablonski
Chip Jablonski Bio

Fly fishing for big brown trout on small streams Is Chip's specialty and as a N.Y.State Licensed Guide he does exactly that. Chip offers wading trips throughout the Lake Ontario N.Y. and Lake Erie PA. tributaries. With both fly and light tackle, Chip fishes for Salmon, Steelhead and trophy Brown Trout. Chip is a fly casting and tying instructor at many A.F.F.S Schools and seminars and he stared in the documentary "Combat Fly Fishing in New York". He is a featured tier at the A.F.F.S. FLY TYING THEATER and will be giving casting instruction and fishing tips at the "SIMUL-CASTING Pond".


Allan Johnson
Allan Johnson Bio

Allan Johnson has been teaching beginners to cast and fly fish for over 30 years. Allan has won four All Around National Championships as a professional caster, including fly accuracy and distance. He was a member of the Professional Casters All American Team for four consecutive years and is an American Casting Association Certified Casting Instructor. Allan an active N.J. member of American Fly Fishing Schools will be presenting casting demonstrations and offering tips at the "SIMUL-CASTING POND".


Don La Rubbio
Don LaRubbio Bio

Don is a retired NYC Technology (Shop) Teacher with 30 years hands-on lesson experience. Introduced Grunden Foul Weather Gear, Yozari Fishing Tackle, Momoi Monofilament, and Seaguar Fluorocarbon, Momoi Monofilanent to the sport fishing Industry. Present day importer of fishing tackle from Japan, China, Korea and South Africa.


Chris Lido
Chris Lido Chris Lido is a published author, photographers, speaker and guide with more than 30 years experience hunting & fishing in New Jersey. He prefers to even the playing field by utilizing self-made traditional equipment to increase outdoor enjoyment- thus providing a greater, more fulfilling challenge.

Joe Lewicki
Joe Lewicki Bio

Joe is the current Vice President of the RVTA. He has been in this position for at least five years. He is one of the top finishers in our monthly fishing contests at the reservoir. He has fished the reservoir for over 30 years. His specialty is bait fishing with live shiners or herring and trolling with his homemade spoons, which we will touch on during our presentation.


Butch Meilinger
Butch Meilinger Bio

Butch is the only person in the world to have taken Africa's big five (lion,leopard,Cape buffalo, Rhino & Elephant) with a cross bow. The ultimate African achievement is the dangerous 7. This includes the big 5 plus Nile Crocodile & Hippo. Butch took the Nile crocodile this past August & the Hippo hunt is scheduled for August 2016. This will have been a 13 year quest for Butch & quite possibly never be duplicated.

Seminar Title: Hunting Africa with a Crossbow

Description: Butch will be discussing taking dangerous game as well as plains game


Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore Bio

Local Bass Fishing Pro with 14 years of fishing competition

FFM Staff Writer


Richie Moschella: Host of The Reel Deal Fishing Show / Outdoor Writer
Richie Moschella Bio

As producer and host of The Reel Deal Fishing Show, Richie enjoys teaching the public and showcasing techniques and locations that will help them catch fish. His stories have been published in Bassin Magazine, On The Water Magazine, B.A.S.S Times and Bass Angler Magazine. He has appeared on national radio shows across the country and truly enjoys sharing his fishing knowledge. Richie has worked with some of the best pros in the fishing world & considers talking about fishing the next best thing to being on the water. His show that he has produced for over 10 years The Reel Deal Fishing Show is a hit on YouTube and Cable Access TV in Northern New Jersey. From television to the printed word Richie has made a big impact on the sport and is praised by his peers for his devotion and love of the outdoors!

Richie is proudly sponsored by Z-Man and Quantum Fishing

Listen to Professional Bass angler Kurt Dove Interview Richie on Bass Edge Radio!

http://bassedge.com/podcast-archive/the-edge-episode-216-richie-moschella/


Bill Peraino
Bill Peraino Bio

Has over 40 years of on the water experience and is a master at finesse fishing. He is the co/host of The Reel Deal Fishing Show, writes for online fishing forums and volunteers for the New Jersey Chapter of Heroes on the Water. His knowledge on perusing Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass is unsurpassed.


Austin Perilli
Austin Perilli Bio

The "Flounda Pounda" Austin Perilli has written numerous articles covering his backyard waters of Raritan Bay, Jamaica Bay and the New York Bight. Fluke, stripers, 'tog, and ling are among his favorite targets. He runs Guide to Go Guide Service out of Jamaica Bay when he's not in the classroom molding young minds for the NYC Dept. Of Education. Specializing in light tackle fishing for trophy striped bass and doormat fluke.

Fishingguidetogo.com


John Person
John Person Bio

We have been in the meat business for the past 50+ years and in that period of time we have developed our own recipes and delicacies. We provide exceptional service to all hunters, processing game meat to their specifications.

gamebutcher.com


Jarod Roper
Bio

Jarad is a native of New Jersey, a guide, a tournament angler and the owner/founder of Roper Outdoors based out of Forrest City, AR. Roper Outdoors was created to promote and educate people of all ages about fishing and the great outdoors. The motto “Keeping The Great Outdoors Great” came from Jarad’s deep passion for the outdoors. He also owns Crappie Academy a traveling school taught by today’s top crappie tournament anglers and guides, CrappieNation.net an information website that showcases everything crappie and CrappieStation a YouTube Channel. He and his father Tommie, compete on the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters & Cabela's Crappie USA Tournament Trail. With over 12 years of tournament experience Jarad’s passion for the sport of crappie fishing can be felt in his seminars. His goal is to show you just how easy and fun the sport of crappie fishing really is.

Website: www.roperoutdoors.com
Facebook: JaradRoperFishing & Roper Outdoors
Instagram: Roper Outdoors

Seminar Titles

Crappie 101 Q & A

  • You will learn virtually everything there is to learn about Black and White Crappie. Come with pin and pad.

Pushing & Pulling for Crappie

  • Do you want to learn how to catch crappie when they get off the bank? How about when they suspend in open water? If so, you don't want to miss this seminar. Learn two techniques that is NEW to NJ and some parts of PA but has been around for years in the central and southern states.

Jim Salt
Bio

Jim has been Turkey Hunting since 1981 has been a member of THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION since 1985, a Sponsor member from 2000, on the NJ Chapter Board of Directors for11 years and currently serves as V.P. and is Chairman of Shows and Sales. With help of Chapter Members they will present an informal presentation on Turkey Calls and Turkey Hunting.


Captain Bill Sheehan
Captain Bill Sheehan

Bio

Captain Bill Sheehan is a dedicated, active conservationist who founded Hackensack Riverkeeper in 1997 and serves as the organization's Executive Director. Captain Bill, as he is known to most people, holds a Master of Inland Waterways license from the US Coast Guard. Captain Bill is the current Chair of the Meadowlands Conservation Trust and a founding (and current) member of the Bergen County Trust Fund Public Advisory Committee and serves on the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program Citizens Advisory Committee. Captain Bill has been recognized for his work on numerous occasions by the media, the government and the environmental and business communities.



Kevin Stopinski
Kevin Stopinski Bio

Kevin fired the first live rounds of a firearm when he first joined the military and has been a die-hard gun enthusiast ever since. He obtained expert marksman certifications on many types of firearms throughout his military career.

Kevin began working for the Heritage Guild as a Range Safety Officer. He quickly earned his certification as an NRA Instructor for Basic Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, and Personal Protection in the home.

Now, as our Event Coordinator, Kevin organizes and facilitates groups of brand new as well as experienced shooters that come to the Heritage Guild for special occasions and events.


Skip Storch
Skip Storch Bio

Skip is a New York State Licensed Guide and has been fishing the northeast United States waters for 50 years. His understanding of the ecosystem coupled with his knowledge of fluid dynamics with respect to the habits of fish and their movements during rest, feeding and migration has gained him the respect to be referred to as a “Guide’s Guide.” Fishermen from around the world seek his understanding of the waters from Cape Cod to Cape May. These waters are known for Stripers, Blues and Albacore. Skip is also sought out for his fishing knowledge of New York cold and warm water fisheries.


Matthew S. Vollers
Matthew S. Vollers Bio

Head Trainer of Training and Education for Heritage Guild Training Academy

Matt, like his peers, has grown up around firearms thanks to his family's strong interest and background in hunting, collecting firearms, and target shooting.

Matt is an NRA Certified Instructor in First Steps and Basic Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun. Matt is also an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, certified to teach Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home, as well as Shot Shell and Metallic Cartridge Reloading.

He has worked with fellow NRA Instructors to modify law enforcement and military tactical training courses for civilian use. "I found I've loved teaching people how to become more confident with a firearm."


Steve Vullo
Steve Vullo Bio

Steve Vullo a local angler from Middletown NJ is not fazed by the allure of tournament angling. His philosophy is something every angler should make their myntra "It's not about competing against others it's about competing against the fish". His love of the sport echos from all across his social media pages where he takes great pride in educating the public on all aspects of fishing.

He likes to keep it real,straight forward, to the point. He personifies the phrase "Fishing With Attitude" and his, is one of the best on the water. Steve's strengths are power fishing, spinner baits, jigs, buzzbaits, crankbaits and one of the deadliest ways that coax a fish to strike the drop shot!

Sponsors

JaKKed Baits, BioSpawn Lures, Ardent reels, Denali Rods, Megastrike Lures, 5x3 Fishing, TRC Rod Covers, Lazyman Hooks, RS Nets, TH Kustoms, Vicious Fishing


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