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Old 01-02-2008, 09:20 PM
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Default The Saltwater Edge Fishing Show

When: February 9th, 2008
Where: Hotel Viking in downtown Newport
Time: 10am - 4pm

ADMISSION IS FREE!

SEMINARS ARE FREE!

Directions to the Hotel Viking

Join us Saturday February 9th for our annual event that includes fly tyers, plug and rod builders, charter captains, educational seminars, and great raffle prizes. We are holding this event at a new location this year, the Hotel Viking in downtown Newport.

This year's show figures to be the best one yet with a continuously growing list of invited characters & personalities from within the industry. More details on exactly who and what you can expect to find at the show will be posted here as they become available. Expect all your favorite regulars as well as many new names and seminars.

Our Conservation Raffle, thanks to the generosity of both those who attend and those who donate prizes, has raised over $17,000 since it’s inception for a variety of fisheries and coastal access advocacy groups. This year’s raffle will be a little different as the proceeds will go directly to help support the family of our good friend John Haberek who passed away on September 23, 2007.

Raffle prizes should be even more impressive this year; many plug builders, fly tyers, and manufacturers are crafting some beautiful one off items in light of the worthy cause.

Hope to see you all there!

Peter Graeber
The Saltwater Edge
1077 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
401.842.0062
pete@saltwateredge.com


Presentations for this year are:

Zeno Hromin:
DJ Muller
Dennis Zambrotta
Joel Swan

More presentations currently being finalized

Confirmed Tyers, Plug Builders, and Presenters scheduled to appear:

Kenny Abrames: Artist, lecturer, fly designer and author of “Striper Moon” and “A Perfect Fish”. Kenny has a deep understanding of striped bass and what makes them eat. His innovative designs catch fish when others don’t. What most don't know is that Kenney has fished for stripers as well as many other species of fish almost every way possible. Pick his mind and learn about a lot more then just about fly fishing.

Aquaskinz (Kadir Arkturk) : Kadir has built a complete line of drytops, plug bags, and other accessories for surfcasters. He’ll have the successor to the popular EVO2 on hand.

Big Fish Bait Company: Larry Wentworth’s new line of plugs have been well received everywhere they are fished. BigFish baits are handcrafted with quality at heart and catchability in mind.

Scott Bullock aka "Saltybugger": Owner of "Salty's Custom Plugs". "No gimmicks here just affordable lures that catch fish."

Brad Buzzi: Brad has fished the New Jersey coast for over 25 years and currently on the Board of the Atlantic Saltwater Fly Rodders and the Fly Tying Chairman. An excellent teacher and fly tyer. Brad is the owner of BuzFly Products.

Joe Cordeiro: An entertaining tyer and a crowd favorite. Draws a crowd like few other fly tyers. Keep an eye out for Joe at upcoming SWE Free Tying Classes.

Captain Craig Cantelmo: Montauk guide and Van Staal representative. If you have questions about Long Island or Van Staal products he’s the man to talk to.

Mike Dauphin owner of Tattoo’s Tackle: Tattoo’s Tackle is famous throughout the Striper Coast for quality, durability, and most importantly catching fish.

"Iron" Mike Everin: Veteran surf angler. Best known for fishing his home territory of Newport, RI, but he has also logged many hours on the Block, Cuttyhunk, and also Connecticut

Jerry Fabiano: Co-Founder of RV Plugs, Lic. Coast Guard Charter Captain, Accomplished
Tyer, and Vice President Bayshore Saltwater Flyrodders (Sandy Hook NJ), Fly Casting Instructor for LL Bean, and Bamboo Rod Maker.

Steve Farrar: Steve’s a good friend and long time supporter of the SWE Fishing show. They don’t get any more creative than this talented New Jersey tyer. For years Steve has pushed the envelope for design and realism with synthetics. Watch a one of the best fly tying minds at work.

Dave Fontaine: One of the best rod builders on the Striper Coast. Surf rods, boat rods, fly rods and more. This is a chance to check out and compare blanks from many popular companies all in one place.

Don Guimelli: After Hours Plugs from Barrington, RI have earned a reputation for great performance and one of the toughest finishes out of all the custom plugs on the market.

Zeno Hromin: Author of "The Art of Surfcasting with Lures" and a regular contributor to On the Water as well as other publications. Another good friend and supporter of The Saltwater Edge.

Fishing Innovations: Mike Warecke builds the best locking rod holders on the market. Talk to Mike and take a look at the various styles he builds or have anything custom you desire built.

Rich Karpowicz: Owner of Plugcaster Lures. Plugcaster has rapidly developed a good following thanks to quality construction, tough finishes, and input from great fisherman.

Joe and Jeff Martins: (Point Jude Lures) Joe has reproduced a number of classic, metal saltwater fishing lures that first appeared on the RI surf scene in the late 1940's. Many of these deadly designs have been out of the spotlight for some time. Rhody classics.

Captain Bruce Macomber: Owner of Howlin' Wolf Charters and a guide for the SWE. Bruce has been featured on On The Water TV a number of times. He is skilled in all manner of fishing and is very well regarded by his clients.

Steve McKenna: Steve is a very well respected shore angler. He has developed effective techniques to rig and fish Sluggo’s as an alternative to live eels. While best known recently for the Sluggo, Steve has an incredible number of hours on the water and extensive experience fishing for stripers with all manner of offerings, from eels to plugs.

Bill Murphy: Owner of Murphy's Fly Box, which distributes EZ-Body, Bill's Bodi Braid, and more. Bill is an excellent tyer in his own right. Look for Bill as well at upcoming free SWE Tying Classes.

Captain Corey Pietraszek: Veteran guide of Newport, Sakonnet, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and Narragansett Bay waters. Also a fly tyer for the Saltwater Edge.

Rhody Flyrodders: The oldest saltwater fly fishing club in the USA.

Joel Swan: One of the orginal kayak fisherman. Joel has plenty of time on the water, experience, and results. Inexpensive and effective, fishing from a kayak is a very popular way to fish for many species.

Captain Eric Thomas: Owner of Teezer Guide Service an SWE Charter Captain. A commercial tier of Rhody Classics as well as his own designs. A great instructor.

Dennis Zambrotta: A veteran of the Newport and Block Island surf and a wealth of surfcasting knowledge and history. Look for a new presentation from Dennis this year.

More to be announced soon. Apolgies to those who may not be listed yet, this is still a work in progress. And thanks to all those who help make this event happen every year. :thanks:
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