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"The Fishing Line" Surf Fishing Seminar
Sponsored By:

Bomber.LuresSilver ThreadBoater's WorldUncle Josh Pork Rind
Daiichi HooksKey Largo BucktailsStrike King Plastic baits
Arts N' Flies.comTender Insect repellents

Yes folks, it’s time again for my Annual Surf Fishing Seminar & Show. This year Seminar Infoit’s back to the  Knights of Columbus in Seaford and the basics of surf fishing with “The Fishing Line” Surf Fishing Seminar Thursday night September 12 at 7:30 p.m.  I’ll host the huge event covering a variety of surf fishing topics and techniques anglers can put to the test the very next day increasing their prowess on the beach. We’ll cover bait fishing with clams and bunker, rigging eels and eel skin plugs for both south and north shores and some plugging and lure techniques at Montauk and much, much more.

DETAILS. Admission is only $15 and $5 for children. Again, as we did last year and no one else can match, the first 300 anglers receive $50 packs of tackle! That’s over $15,000 in tackle from generous sponsors including Tender insect repellents, Bomber, Creek Chub, Silver Thread, Daiichi, FJ Neil, Uncle Josh, Strike King, Key Largo, Arts N’ Flies and others! Everyone receives a free raffle ticket for the raffles, which include several more thousands of dollars in goodies and a chance to win $1,000 in CASH! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

STATE OF THE ART. As always we continue with new surprises on the forefront of technology with high tech equipment. You won’t want to miss surf fishing action How-To segments on rigging eels, eel skin plugs, fishing bait in the surf, tying teasers, rigs and all sorts of hands on stuff others can't show you. We’ll have digital and TV cameras in the room displaying all the rigs, hooks, leaders, plugs, hooking baits whatever we do on stage...everybody in the room will be able to see! We’ll show footage from the TV show on how to read the beach and we’ll go out before the seminar to film techniques on how to fish certain plugs and get fresh aeriel footage of your favorite beaches! All this live action from the beach brought into the seminar room.

SPEAKERS. We don’t use the same speakers others do year in and year out spouting the same old stuff. "If you do not have a parobolic E Glass surf rod wpeE1.jpg (39955 bytes)then you are wrong"...what kind of nonsense is that? Rather we bring new faces to the seminar each year and this year we do the same with Joe Gullo, owner of West End B&T in Long Beach. Mr. Gullo specializes in bait fishing for BIG bass. Joe’s caught eight (8)…that’s right eight 50-pound stripers! Joe Gullo will cover in detail bait fishing clams, bunker and eels in the surf, rigging giant eels and eel skin plugs for big bass.

Due to popular demand after his presentation last year, we’re bringing back Mr. Willie YoungWillie Young, president of the Montauk Surfcasters Assoc. His presentation on Secret Hot Spots of Montauk Point is aided with overhead, aerial footage and photography of all these spots in Montauk Point from the south side at Camp Hero, all the way around the Point and north to Gin Beach! All of which will be displayed on giant projection screen along with segments on lures and how to use them in Montauk. I'll cover reading the beach and plugging, tackle, terminology and safety along with beach courtesy. When my speakers and I are done, we’ll take a break and come back with a panel discussion to answer all your questions in one session!

There’s even another seminar using the same folks you’ve seen on my seminar stage over the last three years, talking about the same things they covered for us …so there will be nothing new there go figure? There may be some ads and press releases about Joe's appearing somewhere else...but Joe has confirmed he will only be appearing at our seminar at the Knights of Columbus. Normally I never go into detail about other people’s projects, but due to recent behind the scenes shenanigans and dirty pool, I feel I have to set the record straight as to what and who will be where and when. Again we will lead the way in audio-visual equipment and I have a few other surprises for you this year as well!

RAFFLES & PRIZES.Home As in the past, no one gives away more at their seminars than we do and you folks comment on that every year so here we go. Raffles prizes include; Uncle Josh pork rind, Vezco Sand Spikes, Super Strike Lure packs, Arts n’ Flies teaser packs, Petri Fish, Flying Fisherman sunglasses, Columbia sportswear, rod & reels, outdoor insect survival kits from Uncle Ben’s Insect Repellant, Spro bucktails and more. The third grand raffle is a custom surf stick by Bo-Gi's B&T in Sheepshead Bay valued at $350. Second grand prize raffle for the night is a Vezco Cooler Rack for your beach buggy valued at $350 and the BIG drawing this night is for $1,000 cash! Other Raffle sponsors:

OLD SURF TACKLE: Something new we've added is the sport of lure collecting. I’ll have experts on hand to appraise and evaluate any old surf fishing tackle you bring with you. We expect mostly surf tackle to show up with lures, rods and reels, but these experts can help you with all sorts of tackle appraisals should you bring them with you and we can even do some trading and buying of old tackle right on the premises! We’ll also have several beautiful displays of old surf lures & tackle on hand.

A full line-up of tackle manufacturers’ include Pradco where you'll get to see the NEW line up of A Salt Bombers and Creek Chub Knuckleheads...ONLY at our seminar! You can touch and see Seeker Rods, Tied Rite new bait rigs for the surf, the new Petri Fish Tackle Co., Lamiglass, Canyon Surf products, West End Tackle, Vezco Cooler Racks. Local tackle shops include Causeway, Bob’s B&T, West End B&T, Freddie's B&T and Sunrise B&T from Lindenhurst! These shops & manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions on fishing tackle and display their wares. Organizations like the Montauk Surfcasters, CCA and others will be on hand as well.

GETTING THERE. The Knights of Columbus is located on Jackson Ave. in Seaford just two blocks east of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway off Sunrise Highway or four blocks east of the SOB via Merrick Rd. There is plenty of FREE & PRIVATE parking. For more info you can call 516-889-6895 or log on to



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