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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 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 and the Caribbean.

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 fly shops located in Island Heights, New Jersey and Palm Bay, Florida. He is a featured speaker and casting instructor at many sportsmen events across America every year.

Captain Mike still fishes and teaches from his kayaks, flats boats and his 26' Dusky for any fish that can be caught on a fly. Learn more about him at www.americanflyfshingschools.com

Dave Davenport
Dave Davenport

Bio

Bassmaster Open Angler, Ohio Bass Pro Shop Team

 

 

Tony Dorman
Tony Dorman

Bio

  • Co-owner of The Fishing Flea Market
  • 6-time BFL Regional Qualifier
  • 2-time FLW Rayovac Qualifier
  • 2 Bass Open Top 20's
  • 3 FLW Rayovac Top 10's

 

 

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Bio

Coming soon!

"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 River. JTFC offers fly fishing and light tackle trips on 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 the Pequest along with many lakes and ponds.

Paul is also an accomplished surf fisherman and has expanded his guiding to include trips along the Jersey Beaches and Back Bays in search of Stripers, Blues, Fluke and other game fish.  Paul is a member guide and instructor for AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS and belongs to T.U. and several other conservation organizations.

You can contact Paul at 610-349-0883. Go to www.jimthorpefishingcompany.com and read his blog or through the AFFS national office.

 

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

 

Griffen Hurt
Griffen Hurt

Bio

  • 2012 Jr. Bass Champion Contender
  • 2016 N J Bass Nation and BFL Northeast Division as a co-angler

 

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 LaRubbio
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

Mark "Uncle Millie" Millis
Mark Millis Bio

Mark was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. His father owned a welding shop right next door and on the other side of the house, his Aunt and Uncle owned the most popular gun shop in Mid-Michigan. Hence, his future was pre-determined.

Mark began his journey into mechanical know-how at age six with his first mini-bike. It was this mini-bike that turned Mark into a self confessed "Motorhead"! He continued to turn the wrenches on everything from old outboard engines to heavy construction equipment but his true passion remains motorcycles. He owns several vintage motorcycles of all different makes and models including his preferred ride, a nearly mint-condition 1964 Pan-head.

He's also a 3rd generation journeyman ironworker and owns an ornamental iron workshop. He holds the title of Master Iron Artist endorsed by Michigan State University and in 2002, was named Ornamental Iron Artist of the year.
Fortunately, Mark's passion doesn't end with the ratchet set. His love of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, actually trumps his mechanical attributes. From farm pond panfish to Great Lake's salmon, from cottontail rabbits to wily whitetails, Mark is in pursuit of all game species.

Sorry ladies, Mark is married to the love of his life, Ann the Angel. Together, they are a culinary duo of wild games delights. The Millis kitchen is a professional grade masterpiece. Don't plan on losing weight if given the chance to visit.

Mark has used his combined knowledge previously as a co-host of Wolf Creek Productions' "Deer City, USA" seen Thursdays on Outdoor Channel. Currently Mark is filming hunts that will be aired on unclemillie.com next season!
Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore Bio

Local Bass Fishing Pro with 14 years of fishing competition

FFM Staff Writer

Jack Montague
Jack Montague Bio

Jack Montague is a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor. Jack is the owner of the Wolf Glen Fly Fishing Schools in Punta Gorda and the lead casting instructor for American Fly Fishing Schools in Florida. Jack has over 50 years of fly fishing and fly tying experience from New England to the Keys including six years teaching at Katmai Lodge on the Alagnak River in Alaska. Add in thirty years as a sales representative in the fly fishing business and you have a real industry pro.

Contact Jack at wolfglen@wildblue.net

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.

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

Jose "JRIV" Rivera
Jose "JRIV" Rivera Bio
  • Co-owner of The Fishing Flea Market
  • 2014 FLW Rayovac Competitor
  • Owner of Bass Fishing Media
  • NJ Bass Nation Member
  • 2016 Bass Open Contender
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.


David Snedeker
David Snedeker

Bio

No stranger to the local Bass scene, Dave competes in the NJ Bass Nation Trail and has worked many expos.



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."

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