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    Default 2016 Great Alaska Sportsman Show Seminar Schedule

    Hi folks,

    I just received the show schedule and thought I would post it here. It's too long for our normal posts, so I have broken it up into the various days of the show.

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    Default Thursday, March 31, 2016

    2016 Great Alaska Sportsman Show
    Schedule of Events, Seminars and Workshops
    As of Friday, March 18, 2016



    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    5:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Introduction to Kayak Fishing by Rudy Tsukada of Alaska Raft & Kayak. Learn about kayak selection, safety, gear and the available species to the kayak angler in Southcentral Alaska. Tsukada is an expert kayak angler who won the 2015 Kayak Division for the Homer Winter King Derby.

    Stage 2: Fishing Mat-Su Stocked Lakes by Palmer Fisheries Biologist Samantha Oslund with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game will include where regional lakes have been stocked with rainbow trout, arctic char, landlocked salmon and grayling and how to catch them.

    Stage 3: New Gear Making Recreation in the Alaska Bush Safer by Rob Stapleton of Globalstar/SPOT. Find out how satellite communications can enhance the safety and fun for outdoor activities. Rob will show the new Sat-Fi2 portable broadband data service that pairs with your iPhone or Android device, as well as other satellite communications technologies that are available to Alaskans including Iridium and Inmarsat.

    Stage 4: Join Art Nash, an Energy Specialist with the University of Alaska School of Natural Resources for Camping Energy. Nash will look at various recreation products that are available off-the-shelf for heating cooking and lighting. Then he’ll look at remote, off-the-grid equipment that can be used for several months when you’re at a remote cabin or fishing, hunting or mining camp.

    VIP Lounge: If you’re interested in possibly buying a cabin or some land in Alaska, this seminar, Buying a Cabin or Land in Alaska, is for you. Join Yvan Corbin of Top Shelf Realty and a local lender for information on how to find what land or properties are on the market, what financing options are available and other considerations before you buy.

    6:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques for 2016: 101 Tips for Successful Alaska Fishing will include new, superb underwater images that show how salmon strike, so anglers can increase their catch in fresh and saltwater, on fly or lure. Batin will show his favorite flies and lures, how to use the science of light to make sure lures are more visible and appealing and he’ll share highlights from his new book “Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques.”

    Stage 2: Join ADF&G Regional Management Coordinator Matt Miller for Fishing for Kenai River Salmon. Miller will discuss run timing and sportfishing techniques used to target kings, coho and sockeye on the Kenai River.

    Stage 3: Field Care of Big Game Meat and Trophies with Author and Big Game Guide Michael Strahan will include proper field care of your meat and trophies, from the kill site to the processor. Strahan will talk about tools and methods to keep your meat from spoiling in the field and includes an overview of the legal requirements for handling your big game.

    Stage 4: Fishing Knots with Senior Guide Damond Blankenship of Alaska Fishing and Lodging covers how to tie knots that work on the new fishing lines like Nano super braids and fluorocarbon/mono. This seminar covers spinning and bait casting setups and is geared toward everyone from the novice to experienced angler.

    VIP Room: Kodiak Adventure Advice from the Experts with Chastity McCarthy, Executive Director of Discover Kodiak, the local visitor’s bureau, will cover a variety of activities you can do on Kodiak Island, the best times of the year to visit, ways to view wildlife and different fishing opportunities on the island. Bring your questions!

    Outdoors-through the Purple Doors: Burl Bowl Carving Demo with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log homes will show how to make a bowl from a spruce or cottonwood burl.

    7:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Top 10 Tactics for Catching More Halibut with John Beath, an Alaska fishing guide and tackle manufacturer, will include secrets and strategies to consistently catch halibut in Alaska’s waters. Beath will cover tides and currents, top baits, lures, anchoring, chumming, drifting, jigging and he’ll share images and video of halibut fishing.

    Stage 2: Learn about Fishing for Burbot with Palmer Area Sport Fish Biologist Daryl Lescanec of the Alaska Department of Fishing and Game.

    Stage 3: Michael Strahan’s Alaska Hunt Planning Workshop teaches the steps involved in planning a successful Alaska expedition hunt. Whether you’re considering a float hunt or a drop-camp hunt, an organized approach is essential to your success. Learn from and ask questions of a 25-year veteran hunt planner and registered guide. Strahan also is the owner of www.alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com and the Alaska Outdoor Forums.

    Stage 4: Join Joe McCullough of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety for a Paddle Alaska seminar. Paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, but it also is involved in a growing number of accidents and fatalities. Learn about the different types of paddlecraft, legal requirements for using them, trip planning, use of personal flotation devices and cold water survival – just in case you need it.

    VIP Room: Firearms Laws of Alaska will be taught by Brenda Trefren, owner of Majority Arms. Learn the firearm laws of Alaska, castle doctrine, stand your gorund, where you can and can’t carry a firearm, when lethal force is justified, what the reasonable person standard is and take advantage of the opportunity to ask your firearm-related questions. Trefren is a Lead Firearm Instructor with Majority Arms Firearm Training, and is an Alaska state certified and NRA certified firearms instructor.
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address: http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
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    Default Friday, April 1, 2016

    2016 Great Alaska Sportsman Show
    Schedule of Events, Seminars and Workshops
    As of Friday, March 18, 2016




    Friday, April 1, 2016

    1:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques for 2016: 101 Tips for Successful Alaska Fishing will include new, superb underwater images that show how salmon strike, so anglers can increase their catch in fresh and saltwater, on fly or lure. Batin will show his favorite flies and lures, how to use the science of light to make sure lures are more visible and appealing and he’ll share highlights from his new book “Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques.”

    Stage 2: Join ADF&G Regional Management Coordinator Matt Miller for Fishing for Kenai River Salmon. Miller will discuss run timing and sportfishing techniques used to target kings, coho and sockeye on the Kenai River.

    Stage 3: If you’re interested in possibly buying a cabin or some land in Alaska, this seminar, Buying a Cabin or Land in Alaska, is for you. Join Yvan Corbin of Top Shelf Realty and a local lender for information on how to find what land or properties are on the market, what financing options are available and other considerations before you buy.

    Stage 4: Join Art Nash, an Energy Specialist with the University of Alaska School of Natural Resources for Camping Energy. Nash will look at various recreation products that are available off-the-shelf for heating cooking and lighting. Then he’ll look at remote, off-the-grid equipment that can be used for several months when you’re at a remote cabin or fishing, hunting or mining camp.

    VIP Room: GPS, A Practical Class for Outdoor Enthusiasts is presented by the Alaska Arc User Group. Join Chris Harrington, GIS Coordinator, Luke Gasek, an Environmental Specialist and Joel Cusik, a GIS Specialist and National Park Service employee to learn what’s new in GPS navigation devices. Navigate a course using an old-school map and compass, as well as a Garmin GPS handheld. Whether you are into recreational geocaching or a hunter, this class is a great introduction to GPS technology.

    2:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Join Chris Batin, the author of the book “Hunting in Alaska: A Comprehensive Guide,” for Alaska Hunter’s Calling Secrets for Trophy Moose, a multimedia presentation of moose hunting videos and photos. Learn the best way to call moose, how to make the most of a location, camouflage techniques and the correct way to hunt from tree stands and blinds. Batin covers the types of calls to use, when to (and not to) call, drives and things to avoid that frighten moose. You’ll leave this workshop with the best moose hunting tactics for success.

    Stage 2: Shrimping in Prince William Sound with ADF&G Assistant Area Management Biologist Jay Baumer will teach you how to target various shrimp species found in Prince William Sound.

    Stage 3: Using a Pressure Canner for Preserving Top-Quality Fish and Meat with Leslie Shallcross, Associate Professor of Extension with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension includes instruction on how to use a pressure canner, why you should use a pressure canner for fish and meat and the steps for preparing the fish and meat in jars, through completion. Shalcross is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with training in nutrition, food science and food safety who has taught classes in safe food preservation for 10 years.

    Stage 4: Jigging for Halibut, Salmon, Rock Fish and Lings with Captain Scott Vanderlooven of All About Fishin Charters will cover basic and advanced techniques, what types of tackle to use in different types of water and weather conditions. This class is great for fishermen, women and kids of all ages and experience levels.

    VIP Room: Talk About Our Alaska Fishes and More with Bill Hauser, a fishery biologist and author with Fish Talk. Bill will discuss the great variety of fishes in Alaska and where they can be found. Then, he’ll focus on salmon, and will discuss the very interesting biological mystery associated with the Homer Spit Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Find out how the salmon find their way to the lagoon and more interesting fish factoids from someone who has had 50 years of experience and education studying and working with fish. Hauser worked for ADF&G for 22 years, writes a monthly article for Alaska Fly Fishers newsletter and is the author of “Fishes of the Last Frontier, Life Histories, Biology, Ecology and Management of Alaska Fishes.”

    3:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: If you like to fish, join Alaska author and fly fishing instructor Dave Atcheson of Trout Unlimited Alaska for Getting Away from it All: Tips for Beating the Crowds and Fishing in Solitude. Atcheson will look at affordable ways to get off the road system, with heavy emphasis on lake fishing, planning affordable rafting adventures and some fly-out options.

    Stage 2: Fishing for Kings and Silvers in Anchorage with Sport Fish Information Officer Ryan Ragan will teach you how to effectively fish for anadromous king and silver salmon in Anchorage-area waters. This seminar includes information on location, run timing and lure choices.

    Stage 3: Join Jerry Bechhold of Bechhold & Son Flasher & Lure Co. for instruction on How to Rig Rotary Bullets with Lights and Teasers. Jerry will demonstarate rigging a rotary bullet nose clip with a LED flasher with teasars in front of the nose clip.

    Stage 4: Jigging for Halibut, Salmon, Rock Fish and Lings with Captain Scott Vanderlooven of All About Fishin Charters will cover basic and advanced techniques, what types of tackle to use in different types of water and weather conditions. This class is great for fishermen, women and kids of all ages and experience levels.

    VIP Room: Talk About Our Alaska Fishes and More with Bill Hauser, a fishery biologist and author with Fish Talk. Bill will discuss the great variety of fishes in Alaska and where they can be found. Then, he’ll focus on salmon, and will discuss the very interesting biological mystery associated with the Homer Spit Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Find out how the salmon find their way to the lagoon and more interesting fish factoids from someone who has had 50 years of experience and education studying and working with fish. Hauser worked for ADF&G for 22 years, writes a monthly article for Alaska Fly Fishers newsletter and is the author of “Fishes of the Last Frontier, Life Histories, Biology, Ecology and Management of Alaska Fishes.”

    4:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Curing Salmon Roe Like a Pro with Greg Brush of EZ Limit Guide Service will show you the easy and effective way to cure the brightest, most irresistible roe possible…..the bait that Alaska salmon simply can’t resist. Join longtime salmon fishing guide and G.Loomis/Shimano Pro Staffer Brush for a hands-on clinic that will reveal the subtle and often overlooked details that transform average bait into spectacular bait. Brush will show proven recipes as well as have free fishing hook and lure samples to give away. Dozens of free samples worth $5 to $50 from noted fishing companies including Luhr Jensen, Gamakatsu, Ande, Rapala will be given away to attendees of this seminar.

    Stage 2: Fishing for Rainbow Trout in the Mat Su Valley will give you insight into popular roadside and remote Mat-Su Valley wild rainbow trout fisheries including tips on where, when and how to catch these fish from Palmer Sport Fish Area Management Biologist Steve Ivey.

    Stage 3: Join Pudge Kleinkauf of Women’s Flyfishing for Flyfishing and Travel Around Alaska. Learn about some great places to go flyfishing for different fish all across the state.

    Stage 4: Do-It-Yourself Halibut Fishing in Kachemak Bay with David Bayes of Bayes Boat Rental and DeepStrike Sportfishing will cover how to interpret local weather and forecasts, reading the tide book, tips for tackle, bait and chumming, safety considerations and tips for anchoring in heavy tidal current. Bayes also will share his Kachemak Bay safety checklist and give some instruction on how to use the VHF radio to hail the Coast Guard in an emergency. This seminar is geared toward fishermen who want to go fishing for halibut out of Homer without a guide, either on their own boat or on a rental boat.

    VIP Lounge: If you’re interested in possibly buying a cabin or some land in Alaska, this seminar, Buying a Cabin or Land in Alaska, is for you. Join Yvan Corbin of Top Shelf Realty and a local lender for information on how to find what land or properties are on the market, what financing options are available and other considerations before you buy.

    5:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: If you are interested in participating in endurance sports, fitness, weight loss, mountain climbing, or increasing your performance at big events, expeditions or competitions, the Ultramarathons and Denali Ascents: Prepare to Perform seminar is for you. Jon-Michael Dreher has run the res 50-mile ultra-marathon two years in a row. He’ll share his experiences with that race, and he’ll also explain how he performance coached four climbers up their first-time ascents of Denali. Bring your questions!

    Stage 2: Small Game, Big Rewards with ADF&G Small Game Biologist Rick Merizon offers advice for hunting Southcentral Alaska for grouse, ptarmigan, hares and more.

    Stage 3: Field Care of Big Game Meat and Trophies with Author and Big Game Guide Michael Strahan will include proper field care of your meat and trophies, from the kill site to the processor. Strahan will talk about tools and methods to keep your meat from spoiling in the field and includes an overview of the legal requirements for handling your big game.

    Stage 4: Join Rich Johnson of Alaska Fly Fishers for Fly Fishing for Rainbow, Grayling and Dolly Varden: Equipment & Patterns. Johnson will discuss basic equipment needs for all three species and effective fly patterns, both commercially available and custom-tied for fishing on Southcentral streams and lakes and in the Denali Highway area. If you are new to Alaska, or a novice fly fisher, this seminar is the perfect way to get started with flyfishing.

    VIP Room: Peter Hardy has been a speaker for 32 years at this show, and there’s a reason why his Reporter’s Questions About Halibut Fishing seminar will be packed again this year. Hardy answers the who, what, when, where and why of halibut fishing in Southcentral Alaska, shows you how to use the tide table, gives tips on choosing a charter captain and helps you prepare for your trip. Find out the top ten things you need to know to have a good time halibut fishing, whether you have your own boat or plan to hire a guide.

    6:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Saltwater Salmon Trolling Secrets & Strategies with Alaska fishing guide and tackle manufacturer John Beath will share secrets and strategies to catch more coho and Chinook salmon in Alaska’s vast oceans. Learn about the six-hour tidal window, why anglers need to understand when and why some colors and baits work better as tides and currents change throughout the day.

    Stage 2: Daniel Hardy of D Ray Personal Guide Service just got back from fishing Christmas Island last month. So, if you’re looking for an affordable winter saltwater fishing destination, don’t miss his Fly Fishing the Flats of Christmas seminar. He’ll show pictures of his trip, and share his tips for fishing success after 18 years working as a fishing guide.

    Stage 3: Michael Strahan’s Alaska Hunt Planning Workshop teaches the steps involved in planning a successful Alaska expedition hunt. Whether you’re considering a float hunt or a drop-camp hunt, an organized approach is essential to your success. Learn from and ask questions of a 25-year veteran hunt planner and registered guide. Strahan also is the owner of www.alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com and the Alaska Outdoor Forums.

    Stage 4: Join certified archery instructor and 18-year-old female hunter Kendra Brush for Becoming a Lady Bowhunter. Brush will show a Powerpoint on her journey to becoming a lady bowhunter and share tips on how to get started in archery, transitioning from gun to bow and how to pick fun, high-success hunts such as her trophy bucks and record-book brown bear. This seminar also includes a review of the best archery equipment from starter bows to her modern hunting compound.

    VIP Room: If you need to know how to handle your bear in the field for taxidermy, for a rug or a life-size mount, be sure to attend Russell Knight of Knights Taxidermy’s Brown Bear Field Care seminar. Knight will share his experience after 39 years as an Alaskan taxidermist. You may recognize him as the star of History Channel’s TV show “Mounted in Alaska.”

    Outdoors-through the Purple Doors: Burl Bowl Carving Demo with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log homes will show how to make a bowl from a spruce or cottonwood burl.
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address: http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

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    Default Saturday, April 2, 2016

    2016 Great Alaska Sportsman Show
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    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    11:00 a.m.

    Stage 1: If you own your own boat, and especially if you boat on Big Lake, the Little Su or the Deshka Rivers, Cook Inletkeeper/Alaska Clean Harbors encourages you to attend this class on Spill-free Fueling and Other Green Boating Tips. Clean Water Program Director Rachel Lord will share easy ways for boaters to prevent pollution, decrease waste and protect their favorite bodies of water. Learn how to properly clean and fuel your boat, sewage disposal and services provided at harbors around Alaska. Lord also will discuss the deal with old two-stroke engines, and restrictions that will start being enforced in 2017 on the Little Susitna. Get a free clean boating kit, fuel vent whistle or no spill device just by participating in this class.

    Stage 2: Find out where regional lakes have been stocked with rainbow trout, arctic char, landlocked salmon and grayling and how to catch them in the Fishing Mat-Su Valley Stocked Lakes: It’s a Good Thing seminar by Palmer Fisheries Biologist Dave Rutz.

    Stage 3: Field Care of Big Game Meat and Trophies with Author and Big Game Guide Michael Strahan will include proper field care of your meat and trophies, from the kill site to the processor. Strahan will talk about tools and methods to keep your meat from spoiling in the field and includes an overview of the legal requirements for handling your big game.

    Stage 4: Fishing Knots with Senior Guide Damond Blankenship of Alaska Fishing and Lodging covers how to tie knots that work on the new fishing lines like Nano super braids and fluorocarbon/mono. This seminar covers spinning and bait casting setups and is geared toward everyone from the novice to experienced angler.

    VIP Room: Join certified archery instructor and 18-year-old female hunter Kendra Brush for Becoming a Lady Bowhunter. Brush will show a Powerpoint on her journey to becoming a lady bowhunter and share tips on how to get started in archery, transitioning from gun to bow and how to pick fun, high-success hunts such as her trophy bucks and record-book brown bear. This seminar also includes a review of the best archery equipment from starter bows to her modern hunting compound.

    12 noon

    Stage 1: Curing Salmon Roe Like a Pro with Greg Brush of EZ Limit Guide Service will show you the easy and effective way to cure the brightest, most irresistible roe possible…..the bait that Alaska salmon simply can’t resist. Join longtime salmon fishing guide and G.Loomis/Shimano Pro Staffer Brush for a hands-on clinic that will reveal the subtle and often overlooked details that transform average bait into spectacular bait. Brush will show proven recipes as well as have free fishing hook and lure samples to give away. Dozens of free samples worth $5 to $50 from noted fishing companies including Luhr Jensen, Gamakatsu, Ande, Rapala will be given away to attendees of this seminar.

    Stage 2: Deepwater Release and Rockfish Survival with ADF&G Regional Management Coordinator Dan Bosch covers the use of deepwater release mechanisms that can greatly increase the survivability of rockfish that you decide to release. Explore the use of deepwater release methods and learn the life history of various species of rockfish found in Alaska.

    Stage 3: New Flies for Alaska Salmon with Pudge Kleinkauf of Women’s Flyfishing will educated you about Alaska’s five species of salmon and fly options for each species. Kleinkauf also have copies of her new book “Rookie No More: The Fly Fishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro” available for sale.

    Stage 4: Join Joe McCullough of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety for a Paddle Alaska seminar. Paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, but it also is involved in a growing number of accidents and fatalities. Learn about the different types of paddlecraft, legal requirements for using them, trip planning, use of personal flotation devices and cold water survival – just in case you need it.

    VIP Room: National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI) SAFE Self Defense Class is a two-hour, hands-on training class for ladies only. Join Amy Seitz, instructor and owner of Ready & Armed for a 15-minute motivational video and a 90-minute course on what physical self-defense is all about. Open to women only, ages 13 and up.

    Fly Casting Pond: Fly Casting Basics with Instructor Tony Weaver

    1:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques for 2016: 101 Tips for Successful Alaska Fishing will include new, superb underwater images that show how salmon strike, so anglers can increase their catch in fresh and saltwater, on fly or lure. Batin will show his favorite flies and lures, how to use the science of light to make sure lures are more visible and appealing and he’ll share highlights from his new book “Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques.”

    Stage 2: Silver Salmon Fishing in the Mat-Su Valley with Palmer Sport Fisheries Biologist Dave Rutz will give you insight into popular Mat-Su Valley fisheries including tips on where, when and how to catch silver salmon.

    Stage 3: The Ethics of Long Range Hunting with Troy Sessions of Huskemaw Alaska will discuss long-range precision, windage, angle, equipment, the right gear, choosing the right optics and bullets and the ethics to keep in mind when long-range hunting. Sessions is currently a field host on the TV show Best of the West.

    Stage 4: Choosing a Self Defense Firearm for a Woman with Brenda Trefren of Majority Arms will include important considerations when purchasing a firearm for a woman, discussion on the pros and cons of both the revolver and semi auto for self defense. Trefren also will share easy tips for the beginner shooter for easier gun handling and gun options that work well for Alaska.

    Fly Casting Pond: Hands-on Women’s Fly Casting Clinic with Pudge Kleinkauf of Women’s Fly Fishing

    Outdoors: Through the Purple Doors: Let’s Cut Lumber with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log Homes is a demonstration of how to cut lumber with a chainsaw.

    2:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Join Chris Batin, the author of the book “Hunting in Alaska: A Comprehensive Guide,” for Alaska Hunter’s Calling Secrets for Trophy Moose, a multimedia presentation of moose hunting videos and photos. Learn the best way to call moose, how to make the most of a location, camoflauge techniques and the correct way to hunt from tree stands and blinds. Batin covers the types of calls to use, when to (and not to) call, drives and things to avoid that frighten moose. You’ll leave this workshop with the best moose hunting tactics for success.

    Stage 2: Northern Pike: The Good Bad and Ugly explores the rebuilding of a world-class King salmon fishery devastated by invasive Northern pike. This seminar, by Palmer Sport Fish Biologist Dave Rutz also covers where you can go to catch Northern pike.

    Stage 4: Jigging for Halibut, Salmon, Rock Fish and Lings with Captain Scott Vanderlooven of All About Fishin Charters will cover basic and advanced techniques, what types of tackle to use in different types of water and weather conditions. This class is great for fishermen, women and kids of all ages and experience levels.

    Stage 3: Join Rich Johnson of Alaska Fly Fishers for Fly Fishing for Rainbow, Grayling and Dolly Varden: Equipment & Patterns. Johnson will discuss basic equipment needs for all three species and effective fly patterns, both commercially available and custom-tied for fishing on Southcentral streams and lakes and in the Denali Highway area. If you are new to Alaska, or a novice fly fisher, this seminar is the perfect way to get started with flyfishing.

    VIP Room: GPS, A Practical Class for Outdoor Enthusiasts is presented by the Alaska Arc User Group. Join Chris Harrington, GIS Coordinator, Luke Gasek, an Environmental Specialist and Joel Cusik, a GIS Specialist and National Park Service employee to learn what’s new in GPS navigation devices. Navigate a course using an old-school map and compass, as well as a Garmin GPS handheld. Whether you are into recreational geocaching or a hunter, this class is a great introduction to GPS technology.

    3:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Secrets to Award-Winning Outdoor and Travel Photography with Chris Batin, Alaska editor for TravelAge West magazine and a contributing writer for Outdoor Life, will share inside information on what is required to succeed in outdoor and travel photography. Batin will discuss taking photos not only in Alaska but also in the Amazon rainforest and during snakehead fishing in China, as well as tips for aurora photos. Find out the best cameras to use, how to use them and specialized gear for taking award-winning photos for social media and print publication use, as well as selling photos for profit.

    Stage 2: Small Game, Big Rewards with ADF&G Small Game Biologist Rick Merizon offers advice for hunting Southcentral Alaska for grouse, ptarmigan, hares and more.

    Stage 3: Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers, Part 1: Choosing a River with author and big game guide Michael Strahan will explore how to find an excellent river for your float hunt. Learn about new information sources that will make the hunt planning process more effective.

    Stage 4: Fishing and Shrimping Prince William Sound is presented by Steward Valladolid of B&J’s Sporting Goods. Learn advanced shrimping techniques and how to deep drop fish for huge halibut and sable (black cod). This class is geared toward boaters, new charter captains, shrimpers and advanced fisherman. Valladolid has spent 24 years outfitting Alaskans, guides, lodges and charter operators and he is the buying manager at B&J Sporting Goods.

    VIP Room: If you need to know how to handle your bear in the field for taxidermy, for a rug or a life-size mount, be sure to attend Russell Knight of Knights Taxidermy’s Brown Bear Field Care seminar. Knight will share his experience after 39 years as an Alaskan taxidermist. You may recognize him as the star of History Channel’s TV show “Mounted in Alaska.”

    Fly Casting Pond: Fly Fishing Basics with Phil Goldstine of Reel Ranger

    4:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Top 10 Tactics for Catching More Halibut with John Beath, an Alaska fishing guide and tackle manufacturer, will include secrets and strategies to consistently catch halibut in Alaska’s waters. Beath will cover tides and currents, top baits, lures, anchoring, chumming, drifting, jigging and he’ll share images and video of halibut fishing.

    Stage 2: Fishing for Rainbow Trout in the Mat Su Valley will give you insight into popular roadside and remote Mat-Su Valley wild rainbow trout fisheries including tips on where, when and how to catch these fish from Palmer Sport Fish Area Management Biologist Steve Ivey.

    Stage 3: Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers, Part 2: Boat Selection with Michael Strahan helps you figure out how to choose the best boat for your float-fishing or float-hunting expedition. Are you lost in the confusion on raft fabrics and all of the different inflatables for float hunting? Get answers from the owner of alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com and the Alaska Outdoor Forums.

    Stage 4: Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Bead Fishing from Damond Blankenship with Alaska Fishing and Lodging. This class includes developing “raw” beads by painting, adding fingernail polish and coating the beads for protection and texture. Find out how to properly attached the bead on the leader, knots for the hook and how to present and fish a bead set-up.

    VIP Room: Firearms Laws of Alaska will be taught by Brenda Trefren, owner of Majority Arms. Learn the firearm laws of Alaska, castle doctrine, stand your ground, where you can and can’t carry a firearms, when lethal force is justified, what the reasonable person standard is and take advantage of the opportunity to ask your firearm-related questions. Trefren is a Lead Firearm Instructor with Majority Arms Firearm Training, and is an Alaska state certified and NRA certified firearms instructor.

    Outdoors: Through the Purple Doors: Let’s Scribe is a hands-on demonstration of how to scribe and cut logs and log walls with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log Homes.

    5:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: If you like to fish, join Alaska author and fly fishing instructor Dave Atcheson of Trout Unlimited Alaska for Getting Away from it All: Tips for Beating the Crowds and Fishing in Solitude. Atcheson will look at affordable ways to get off the road system, with heavy emphasis on lake fishing, planning affordable rafting adventures and some fly-out options.

    Stage 2: Kayak Angling for Salmon in Southcentral Alaska includes an in-depth look at techniques and locations to catch salmon, mainly in saltwater. Rudy Tsukada of Alaska Raft & Kayak will share information specific to kayak angling, but it also may prove useful to small boat owners who are interested in fishing for salmon in the saltwater.

    Stage 3: Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers, Part 3: Field Techniques with Michael Strahan includes instruction and guidance on proper field techniques from over 20 years of guiding float hunters for moose, caribou and bear.

    Stage 4: Join Jerry Bechhold of Bechhold & Son Flasher & Lure Co. for instruction on How to Rig Rotary Bullets with Lights and Teasers. Jerry will demonstarate rigging a rotary bullet nose clip with a LED flasher with teasars in front of the nose clip.

    VIP Room: Peter Hardy has been a speaker for 32 years at this show, and there’s a reason why his Reporter’s Questions About Halibut Fishing seminar will be packed again this year. Hardy answers the who, what, when, where and why of halibut fishing in Southcentral Alaska, shows you how to use the tide table, gives tips on choosing a charter captain and helps you prepare for your trip. Find out the top ten things you need to know to have a good time halibut fishing, whether you have your own boat or plan to hire a guide.

    6:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Using a Pressure Canner for Preserving Top-Quality Fish and Meat with Leslie Shallcross, Associate Professor of Extension with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension includes instruction on how to use a pressure canner, why you should use a pressure canner for fish and meat and the steps for preparing the fish and meat in jars, through completion. Shalcross is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with training in nutrition, food science and food safety who has taught classes in safe food preservation for 10 years.

    Stage 2: It may sound a little crazy, but Alaskans really do catch halibut from kayaks and other small craft. Attend the Kayak Fishing for Halibut seminar and find out where to go and how to do it from Rudy Tsukada of Alaska Raft & Kayak. Tsukada is a three-time winner of the Northwest Kayak Angler Kayak Classic here in Alaska.

    Stage 3: Join Pudge Kleinkauf of Women’s Flyfishing for Flyfishing and Travel Around Alaska. Learn about some great places to go flyfishing for different fish all across the state.

    Stage 4: Do-It-Yourself Halibut Fishing in Kachemak Bay with David Bayes of Bayes Boat Rental and DeepStrike Sportfishing will cover how to interpret local weather and forecasts, reading the tide book, tips for tackle, bait and chumming, safety considerations and tips for anchoring in heavy tidal current. Bayes also will share his Kachemak Bay safety checklist and give some instruction on how to use the VHF radio to hail the Coast Guard in an emergency. This seminar is geared toward fishermen who want to go fishing for halibut out of Homer without a guide, either on their own boat or on a rental boat.

    VIP Room: Kodiak Adventure Advice from the Experts with Chastity McCarthy, Executive Director of Discover Kodiak, the local visitor’s bureau, will cover a variety of activities you can do on Kodiak Island, the best times of the year to visit, ways to view wildlife and different fishing opportunities on the island. Bring your questions!

    7:00 p.m.

    VIP Room: Introduction to Log Home Building with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log Homes covers the basics of building with logs, costs, determining the number of logs needed, choosing the right size logs and what to expect during the project.
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    2016 Great Alaska Sportsman Show
    Schedule of Events, Seminars and Workshops
    As of Friday, March 18, 2016


    Sunday, April 3, 2016

    11 a.m.

    Stage 1: If you own your own boat, and especially if you boat on Big Lake, the Little Su or the Deshka Rivers, Cook Inletkeeper/Alaska Clean Harbors encourages you to attend this class on Spill-free Fueling and Other Green Boating Tips. Clean Water Program Director Rachel Lord will share easy ways for boaters to prevent pollution, decrease waste and protect their favorite bodies of water. Learn how to properly clean and fuel your boat, sewage disposal and services provided at harbors around Alaska. Lord also will discuss the deal with old two-stroke engines, and restrictions that will start being enforced in 2017 on the Little Susitna. Get a free clean boating kit, fuel vent whistle or no spill device just by participating in this class.

    Stage 2: Introduction to Kayak Fishing by Rudy Tsukada of Alaska Raft & Kayak. Learn about kayak selection, safety, gear and the available species to the kayak angler in Southcentral Alaska. Tsukada is an expert kayak angler who won the 2015 Kayak Division for the Homer Winter King Derby.

    Stage 3: Michael Strahan’s Alaska Hunt Planning Workshop teaches the steps involved in planning a successful Alaska expedition hunt. Whether you’re considering a float hunt or a drop-camp hunt, an organized approach is essential to your success. Learn from and ask questions of a 25-year veteran hunt planner and registered guide. Strahan also is the owner of www.alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com and the Alaska Outdoor Forums.

    Stage 4: Join certified archery instructor and 18-year-old female hunter Kendra Brush for Becoming a Lady Bowhunter. Brush will show a Powerpoint on her journey to becoming a lady bowhunter and share tips on how to get started in archery, transitioning from gun to bow and how to pick fun, high-success hunts such as her trophy bucks and record-book brown bear. This seminar also includes a review of the best archery equipment from starter bows to her modern hunting compound.

    VIP Room: Uses of a Chainsaw with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log Homes covers ways you can use a chainsaw for everything from building to hunting and fishing cabins, building docks, bridges, furniture and more.

    12 noon

    Stage 1: If you are interested in participating in endurance sports, fitness, weight loss, mountain climbing, or increasing your performance at big events, expeditions or competitions, the Ultramarathons and Denali Ascents: Prepare to Perform seminar is for you. Jon-Michael Dreher has run the res 50-mile ultra-marathon two years in a row. He’ll share his experiences with that race, and he’ll also explain how he performance coached four climbers up their first-time ascents of Denali. Bring your questions!

    Stage 2: Daniel Hardy of D Ray Personal Guide Service just got back from fishing Christmas Island last month. So, if you’re looking for an affordable winter saltwater fishing destination, don’t miss his Fly Fishing the Flats of Christmas seminar. He’ll show pictures of his trip, and share his tips for fishing success after 18 years working as a fishing guide.

    Stage 3: Choosing a Self Defense Firearm for a Woman with Brenda Trefren of Majority Arms will include important considerations when purchasing a firearm for a woman, discussion on the pros and cons of both the revolver and semi auto for self defense. Trefren also will share easy tips for the beginner shooter for easier gun handling and gun options that work well for Alaska.

    Stage 4: Curing Salmon Roe Like a Pro with Greg Brush of EZ Limit Guide Service will show you the easy and effective way to cure the brightest, most irresistible roe possible…..the bait that Alaska salmon simply can’t resist. Join longtime salmon fishing guide and G.Loomis/Shimano Pro Staffer Brush for a hands-on clinic that will reveal the subtle and often overlooked details that transform average bait into spectacular bait. Brush will show proven recipes as well as have free fishing hook and lure samples to give away. Dozens of free samples worth $5 to $50 from noted fishing companies including Luhr Jensen, Gamakatsu, Ande, Rapala will be given away to attendees of this seminar.

    VIP Room: GPS, A Practical Class for Outdoor Enthusiasts is presented by the Alaska Arc User Group. Join Chris Harrington, GIS Coordinator, Luke Gasek, an Environmental Specialist and Joel Cusik, a GIS Specialist and National Park Service employee to learn what’s new in GPS navigation devices. Navigate a course using an old-school map and compass, as well as a Garmin GPS handheld. Whether you are into recreational geocaching or a hunter, this class is a great introduction to GPS technology.

    1:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques for 2016: 101 Tips for Successful Alaska Fishing will include new, superb underwater images that show how salmon strike, so anglers can increase their catch in fresh and saltwater, on fly or lure. Batin will show his favorite flies and lures, how to use the science of light to make sure lures are more visible and appealing and he’ll share highlights from his new book “Chris Batin’s Advanced Alaska Fishing Techniques.”

    Stage 2: If you’re into fishing and want to catch more and bigger fish, then join Former Pro Angler and Guide Jeff Kirkwood for When a Fish is Just a Fish. Kirkwood was a full-time professional BassMaster and F.L.W. touring pro and guide on Lake Fork in Texas for 17 years. His vast knowledge of how to catch fish, regardless of weather patterns, is well documented. Kirkwood says it matters not what species of fish you are out to catch, because a salmon or trout doesn’t know what they are anymore than a largemouth bass does. They all relate to the same things and react the same way to weather patterns. Bring your questions on what it’s like to be a pro angler and how to be a more successful fisherman to this seminar.

    Stage 3: New Gear Making Recreation in the Alaska Bush Safer by Rob Stapleton of Globalstar/SPOT. Find out how satellite communications can enhance the safety and fun for outdoor activities. Rob will show the new Sat-Fi2 portable broadband data service that pairs with your iPhone or Android device, as well as other satellite communications technologies that are available to Alaskans including Iridium and Inmarsat.

    Stage 4: Talk About Our Alaska Fishes and More with Bill Hauser, a fishery biologist and author with Fish Talk. Bill will discuss the great variety of fishes in Alaska and where they can be found. Then, he’ll focus on salmon, and will discuss the very interesting biological mystery associated with the Homer Spit Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Find out how the salmon find their way to the lagoon and more interesting fish factoids from someone who has had 50 years of experience and education studying and working with fish. Hauser worked for ADF&G for 22 years, writes a monthly article for Alaska Fly Fishers newsletter and is the author of “Fishes of the Last Frontier, Life Histories, Biology, Ecology and Management of Alaska Fishes.”

    VIP Room: House Problems with Tom Corr of Tom’s Custom Log Homes includes instruction on how to finish a log home, how to deal with problems with log building and tips for saving money on tools.

    2:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Join Chris Batin, the author of the book “Hunting in Alaska: A Comprehensive Guide,” for Alaska Hunter’s Calling Secrets for Trophy Moose, a multimedia presentation of moose hunting videos and photos. Learn the best way to call moose, how to make the most of a location, camoflauge techniques and the correct way to hunt from tree stands and blinds. Batin covers the types of calls to use, when to (and not to) call, drives and things to avoid that frighten moose. You’ll leave this workshop with the best moose hunting tactics for success.

    Stage 2: Off Grid Power Systems with Kirk Garoutte, owner of Susitna Energy Systems, includes a question and answer session on off grid power options such as solar, wind generation, hydro and other equipment. Garoutte has been installing systems statewide for more than 20 years. This class is designed for cabin owners, builders or anyone who is interested in learning more about energy alternatives.

    Stage 3: Field Care of Big Game Meat and Trophies with Author and Big Game Guide Michael Strahan will include proper field care of your meat and trophies, from the kill site to the processor. Strahan will talk about tools and methods to keep your meat from spoiling in the field and includes an overview of the legal requirements for handling your big game.

    Stage 4: New Flies for Alaska Salmon with Pudge Kleinkauf of Women’s Flyfishing will educated you about Alaska’s five species of salmon and fly options for each species. Kleinkauf also have copies of her new book “Rookie No More: The Fly Fishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro” available for sale.

    VIP Room: National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI) SAFE Self Defense Class is a two-hour, hands-on training class for ladies only. Join Amy Seitz, instructor and owner of Ready & Armed for a 15-minute motivational video and a 90-minute course on what physical self-defense is all about. Open to women only, ages 13 and up.

    3:00 p.m.

    Stage 1: Top 10 Tactics for Catching More Halibut with John Beath, an Alaska fishing guide and tackle manufacturer, will include secrets and strategies to consistently catch halibut in Alaska’s waters. Beath will cover tides and currents, top baits, lures, anchoring, chumming, drifting, jigging and he’ll share images and video of halibut fishing.

    Stage 2: Introduction to Kayak Fishing by Rudy Tsukada of Alaska Raft & Kayak. Learn about how and where to fish from a kayak in Southcentral Alaska from an expert kayak angler who won the 2015 Kayak Division for the Homer Winter King Derby.

    Stage 3: Firearms Laws of Alaska will be taught by Brenda Trefren, owner of Majority Arms. Learn the firearm laws of Alaska, castle doctrine, stand your ground, where you can and can’t carry a firearm, when lethal force is justified, what the reasonable person standard is and take advantage of the opportunity to ask your firearm-related questions. Trefren is a Lead Firearm Instructor with Majority Arms Firearm Training, and is an Alaska state certified and NRA certified firearms instructor.

    Stage 4: Grid Tied Solar and Wind Systems for Your Home or Cabin with Kirk Giroutte of Susitna Energy Systems will give you all the information you need to add solar or wind or both to a home with utility power. Giroutte will discuss systems with or without batteries and answer all questions.
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    Default Notes on AOS Participation in the GASS 2016

    Hi folks,

    Just a few notes on the show.

    For those of you who know me, you don't have to even wind me up to get me to talk about hunting. Just put me in front of some folks, and off I go! I'd like to hope that I'm sharing information that people need and appreciate! This year I'm cutting back from the usual heavy load of 13 hours of material, to 10 hours or so. Getting old! But there are some new and very exciting things to share, and I hope you can make it.

    1. We will not have a booth this year. For the last three years, we've had a booth for the purpose of raising awareness of the site, and of the bookstore. Because I had surgery on my arm in January and am recovering, I decided to forego the booth this year and concentrate on our seminars and on meeting the many vendors who attend the show. That said, I've changed up my seminar lineup this year, in response to hunter interest and some changing dynamics in the areas of hunt planning methodology and tools, and meat care issues.

    2. Float Hunting Seminars. I will be teaching float hunting again this year, but instead of repeating parts 1, 2 and 3 multiple times, I will go through the material once, on Saturday, as follows:

    • Part One: How to Find a River to Hunt (Saturday, 4/2, 3pm)
    • Part Two: Boats and Rigging (Saturday, 4/2, 4pm)
    • Part Three: Field Techniques (Saturday, 4/2, 5pm)


    3. Meat and Trophy Care Seminar. You're never too old to learn something new, and last fall's moose hunt will go down in my memory as one where I learned some new lessons that will change even some of my fundamentals in the field. This one covers my results field testing Caribou Gear synthetic game bags, meat core temperature readings, some new information on the water cool method and more. I have a passion for proper meat care and will repeat this seminar several times, as follows:
    • Thursday 3/31 6pm
    • Friday 4/1, 5pm
    • Saturday, 4/2, 11am
    • Sunday, 4/3, 2pm


    4. Alaska Hunt Planning Workshop. Some of you are aware that I'm a commercial hunt planner specializing in helping do-it-yourself hunters (residents and nonresidents) in putting an Alaska big-game hunt together. I've been doing that for over 25 years. I also wrote all the content in our Hunt Planning Section on the site here, and have been teaching hunt planning for many years at the show. I recently became aware of a tool that I just discovered this winter, that will help you figure out how to clearly identify the best hunting areas around the state. I'll demo that for you in the seminar, along with some other methods that will completely change the hunt planning process for you. Regardless of how experienced you are in this area, I guarantee that you will learn some things you never knew before. Guaranteed.
    • Thursday, 3/31, 7pm
    • Friday, 4/1, 6pm
    • Sunday, 4/3, 11am



    One final note, I may include the new hunt planning tool in Saturday's "Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers", Part 1: Finding a River to Hunt seminar if time permits. It's a new core tool that you really need to know about, and I don't have any other hunt planning workshops on Saturday. So if Saturday is your only day to attend, and that seminar is important to you, I've got you covered.

    See you there!

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
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    Default New Stuff at the GASS in 2016

    Some highlights of new seminars and info at this year's show, that you might find interesting:

    1. Rob Stapleton of Globalstar / SPOT will discuss the new Sat-Fi2 service that pairs with iPhone or Android. Should be interesting.

    2. Chris Batin has a new fishing seminar and book out. If you enjoy Chris's stuff, you'll be pleased to see a new book on the market, and the complimentary seminar, featuring some cool underwater shots and such.

    3. New Fishing Knots. If you're using some of the new super braid or fluorocarbon lines, you might check out Damond Blankenship's new seminar on knots.

    4. Firearms Laws of Alaska (I think this is new, but I could be mistaken). Goes into Alaska law concerning where you can and cannot carry, when lethal force is okay, and some things about stand your ground.

    5. Katchemak Bay do-it-yourself halibut fishing. Lots of interest in this, and it should be a great seminar.

    6. Ultramarathons and Denali Ascents. This one looks interesting. If you're considering an ultra marathon or are looking to train for your first climb on Denali, this one goes into the training and prep involved.

    7. Daniel Hardy is doing a seminar on fishing the flats at Christmas Island! Could be a great seminar if you're looking for some wintertime action next year!

    8. The Ethics of Long-Range Hunting, with Troy Sessions. Controversial topic, and should be interesting.

    9. Choosing a Self-Defense Firearm for a Woman. The title says it all! If you're in the market for a personal defense weapon for a woman, this one will give you some solid direction.

    10. Tom Corr has been doing seminars on log cabin building for several years. This year he's got one on making bowls out of burls, and another one on sawing lumber with a chainsaw. Could be worthwhile if you're building a cabin.

    11. Chris Batin is doing a seminar on outdoor and travel photography. He's published a lot of stuff over the years, and you could pick up some valuable tips.

    12. Rudy Tsukada, our resident kayak fishing expert, is coming back for a second year on his popular saltwater kayak fishing seminar. No question that Rudy knows his stuff.

    There are many others, so be sure to check out the list above, and I hope to see you at the show!

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
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    Here are the times for the Kayak angling seminars! Stop on by and say hello!!!

    Here is the Kayak Angling seminar schedule for the Great Alaska Sportsman Show!!! I will be giving 5 total seminars!
    Thursday Mar 31, 5pm: Intro to Kayak angling South Central Alaska
    Saturday, Apr 2, 5pm Kayak Angling for Salmon
    Saturday Apr 2, 6pm Kayak angling for halibut

    Sunday Apr 3 11am Intro to Kayak Angling South Central Alaska
    Sunday Apr 3 3pm Intro to Kayak Angling South Central Alaska

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Here are the times for the Kayak angling seminars! Stop on by and say hello!!!

    Here is the Kayak Angling seminar schedule for the Great Alaska Sportsman Show!!! I will be giving 5 total seminars!
    Thursday Mar 31, 5pm: Intro to Kayak angling South Central Alaska
    Saturday, Apr 2, 5pm Kayak Angling for Salmon
    Saturday Apr 2, 6pm Kayak angling for halibut

    Sunday Apr 3 11am Intro to Kayak Angling South Central Alaska
    Sunday Apr 3 3pm Intro to Kayak Angling South Central Alaska
    I forgot to mention those, Rudy! But it's your second year, so that qualifies you as an "old timer", I suppose! I'll try to stop by. Good luck with the seminars! Good stuff!

    -Mike
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    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address: http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    I forgot to mention those, Rudy! But it's your second year, so that qualifies you as an "old timer", I suppose! I'll try to stop by. Good luck with the seminars! Good stuff!

    -Mike
    I think we are on at the same time for a few of the presentations but I'll definitely try and stop by to see your presentations!!!

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    Thanks to all of you who stopped by during the show! It was great to see some of you there, and to interact a bit. Rudy, I just could not make it over to hear your kayak fishing seminar stuff; I really wanted to, but I ran out of time. I'm sure it was excellent!

    I hope those of you who attended any of my seminars picked up something useful; as I mentioned, you are welcome to phone me if you need additional assistance. I'm happy to help!

    Have a great summer! It's almost here!
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