Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fly Fishing Seminars At The Ft Myers Boat Show

The annual Ft. Myers Boat Show is coming up next month and this is a really great even.  I'll be there for most of the four days in a couple of different roles.  For starters I'll be giving two different seminars at the outdoor Fishing Village area on fly fishing in Southwest Florida and the Pine Island area in general.  These will be brief 20 minute talks on the opportunities for fly anglers on our local waters and a quick rundown on some of the gear and techniques that folks should consider using, especially beginners. 

These seminars are being organized by my buddy Jim Griffiths, the publisher of our great local paper The Nautical Mile.  Several other local guides and anglers will also be giving presentations.  One you shouldn't miss will be on kayak fishing by my friend Jory Pearson who runs the excellent Florida Paddlesports.  I've been working with Jory for the past couple weeks since he moved his kayak shop to Pine Island Road just outside of Matlacha.  If you're interested in kayak fishing, fly fishing, paddleboards, or anything to do with the local waters you need to stop by Jory's shop. 

Here's a complete schedule of the speakers and I hope to see you there.

Thursday 11/11

11:30 - Capt. Gregg McKee, Fly Fishing/Casting
12:00 - Capt. Kevin Holly, inshore fishing techniques
12:30 - Lee County Sheriff Dept. Marine Unit, know the laws for 2011
1:30 - USCG Commander Pete Louzao, How NOT to have a bad day on the water
2:00 - Jory Pearson, Kayak fishing


Friday 11/12

11:30 - Miles Meredith, G-14 Classified redfishing secrets
12:00 - Capt. Kevin Holly, Tarpon fishing techniques
12:30 - Capt. George Howell, Goliath Grouper Fishing
1:30 - USCG Commander Pete Louzao, How NOT to have a bad day on the water
2:00 - Miles Meredith, G-14 Classified redfishing secrets


Saturday 11/13

11:30 - Capt. George Howell, Goliath Grouper Fishing
12:00 - Capt. Chick Melfi, deep-water fishing in the Gulf
12:30 - Lee County Sheriff Dept. Marine Unit, know the laws for 2011
1:00 - Miles Meredith, new tackle for 2011 & how to use it
1:30 - Jory Pearson, Kayak fishing
2:00 - Capt. Bill Russell, Live Bait Fishing techniques


Sunday 11/14

11:30 - Miles Meredith - G-14 Classified redfishing secrets
12:00 - Les Ares, Marine electronics for 2011
12:30 - Lee County Sheriff Dept. Marine Unit, new laws for 2011
1:00 - Capt. George Howell, Goliath Grouper Fishing
1:30 - Jory Pearson, Kayak fishing
2:00 - Capt. Gregg McKee, Fly Fishing/Casting