2017 Schedule

Presentations Start At 9AM

9 AM:  

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10 AM 

Nick Pionessa

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11 AM  

Andrew Moy

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12PM Lunch

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1PM

Rick Kustich

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2 PM 

April Vokey

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3PM

Lee Davison

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4PM   Raffles


April Vokey  FlyGal, Anchored Podcast/Epic Fly Rods/Patagonia

April Vokey began fishing as a toddler. By the sixth grade, she was saving her allowance for weekend visits to the local tackle shop where she eventually stocked her ‘hand-me-down’ Plano box with every lure and bait she could afford.
After discovering a passion for fly fishing in her teens, April Vokey soon dedicated her entire life to the pursuit, eventually culminating in her founding Fly Gal Ventures in 2007 at age 24.  The company was built on the basis of the promotion of both education and encouragement to those who looked to chase their dreams.  She has since established herself as a respected authority in the sport and has traveled the globe in pursuit of gamefish on a fly rod.
Her writing has appeared in numerous industry leading publications including Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fusion magazines. Also a popular TV personality, April has been featured on the Outdoor Channel’s Buccaneers and Bones series, 60 Minutes Sports, The Steve Harvey show, Discovery Channel’s Refined, Discovery’s/OLN’s Close Up Kings, and WFN’s Fly Nation TV.
Most recently, Vokey proudly wrote and hosted her own exclusive series, ShoreLines with April Vokey, as shown on the World Fishing Network.  The series focuses on fly-fishing’s rich history and the people it consists of.  Feeling limited by airtime, she has since branched out with her podcast, Anchored with April Vokey, a series dedicated to archiving the stories and personalities from some of fly-fishing’s most influential people. The show is one of the only fishing podcasts solely recorded in a face to face environment where April ensures to ask questions apart from the norm.
She is a Patagonia ambassador and co-owner of Epic Fly Rods.

Greg Senyo:  Steelhead Alley Outfitters

Avid entertainer, fly fisher, fly tier from Girard, Pennsylvania and the southern shores of Lake Erie. Greg has dedicated the past 20 years honing his fly fishing and tyingtechniques while fishing and guiding tributaries most anglers today call Steelhead Alley.
Greg is the owner and operator of Senyo’s Steelhead Alley Outfitters, which is an allinclusive educational fly fishing guide service on Lake Erie Tributaries. Along with adedicated staff of seasoned professionals, Steelhead Alley Outfitters has becomenotorious for the level of service they provide to their guests in all phases of fly fishingand fly tying.
Greg can also be found assisting Will Turek with Midwest Spey, and on the
retail side of the industry due to his partnership with Mike Schultz and Schultz Outfitters.
Greg is actively working with Hareline Dubbin LLC. on new product development, innovative fly tying materials,
and field testing of the latest fly fishing tackle. Greg is a long time contract tier for the Orvis Company, winning the prestigious fly tier of the year award in 2008.Greg is also a member of the Simms Ambassadors, Regal Vise, and Hatch Reels Pro Staffs.
Many of Greg’s steelhead flies, materials, and outfitting services have been featured in numerous national publications, fly fishing books, and magazine articles. Some of these fly patterns have helped inspire the way toward new age Great Lakes fly pattern design.  Greg’s many other activities include fly fishing around the country, writing for several outdoor and sporting publications, Participating in regional events, fundraisers, and youth
organizations were fly fishing, fly tying, and spey casting is the focus. 
Greg’s First book Titled “Fusion Fly Tying” Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout Flies of the Synthetic Era was
just released in September 2015, and recently was awarded Best New Book at ITDF/iCast 2016
Greg also makes time and serves his community where he is the Asst. Chief for the
Village of Wayne Police Department in Wood County, Ohio.

Nick Pionessa:  Western NY Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, Carp Guide/Flytier  nickpionessa.wix.com/americansweatshop 

Licensed in NYS Nick offers Guiding for Trout, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass and Carp here in WNY. We have an almost year round season and a lot of diversity in our fishery. From small, wild trout streams to one of the biggest rivers in the world we are virtually surrounded by water.  2016 marks my 20th year of commercial fly tying my patterns are tied tested corrected and proven i tie every fly myself to ensure the qualitY durability AND CONSISTENCY you deserve this isn’t what i do after work, it’s what i do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Kustich:    fly-fishing author, photographer and instructor

Rick Kustich is a fly-fishing author, photographer and instructor. He is author of Hunting Musky with a Fly and Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead as well as four other fly-fishing titles and is featured in the DVD Tube Flies for Steelhead. Rick’s work has appeared in numerous national and regional publications, including Fly Fishermanmagazine. He has also spent time as a guide, fly shop owner and fly-fishing book publisher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Moy  Owner of Tight Lines Flyfishing, if you are interested in spey casting, there’s no need to look anywhere else. Whether you are new to the two-handed game or have some experience under your belt, shop owner Andrew Moy can help. To date, Andrew has taught over 1000 anglers both basic and advanced techniques and has demonstrated for numerous fly fishing groups and organizations. A lesson or two will demystify the art of spey casting and you’ll be on the water on your own in no time.

 

 

 

Lee Davison:  Ballistic Fly Lines

Lee Davison’s passion for fly fishing and all things related to the sport. Lee is a Federation of Flyfishers (FFF) Master and Two Hand Casting Instructor, President of the FFF Western Rocky Mountain Council , a member of The Snake River Cutthroats (local TU & FFF chapter) and a licensed Idaho Fishing Guide with over 28 years of experience on the North and South Forks of the Snake River. Lee holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Texas and has extensive experience as a Project Manager for the Idaho National Laboratory and several large U.S. engineering/construction firms.

Lee combines both a calming patience and an infectious enthusiasm for introducing fly fishing. He teaches casting techniques that build confidence and skill in his angling students.

He’s been hooked on fishing ever since his Dad and Grandpa first took him, at age 5, on a quest for blue gills in an old wooden row boat on an Illinois strip mine lake. Lee has fished the waters from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, but home water for him is the beautiful Snake River and its blue ribbon trout fishing.

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