Features at a Glance
American Fly Fishing Schools “SIMUL-CAST” Pond
Fly fishing, casting & paddle sports seminars, demos & lessons
Learn all about fly fishing and kayaking! Daily seminars will feature American Fly Fishing School pros demonstrating:
- Casting and fly fishing techniques in a 50-ft. long casting pond
- How to use a WASP action camera for fishing and boating videos and photography
American Fly Fishing School instructors will be available for individual casting and fly fishing lessons, as well as kayak test rides in between seminar sessions.
PLUS— Jack Montague will craft a souvenir fly for any show attendee brave enough to cut off a piece of their own (or their spouses) hair.
Kids' Fly Casting Competition
Sunday, February 8: 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: 2:30 pm– 3:00 pm
A fly casting accuracy tournament for kids age10 to 17 to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and compete to win great prizes. No previous fly casting experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
Kids can pre-register and practice at the Pond Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Grand Prize: A complete SHU~FLY fly fishing outfit—rod, reel, line, leader, backing, rod carrier
2nd Place: WILD WATER Fly Rod with case
3rd Place: SHU~FLY Max Drag Fly Reel
4th Place: One-year subscription to FLY FISHING IN SALTWATERS Magazine
5th Place: w Box of 6 A.F.F.S. custom tied flies
All contestants receive a complimentary prize of two hand-tied flies.
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See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat
The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!
The Big Catch
Don't let this one get away! Have some fun with your friends and family by taking a picture with this year's big catch.
Boating Education Sessions & Live Demo's
Informative, entertaining daily sessions hosted by top local pros; Get tips from the pros and expand your skills.
Discover Fishing Seminars
Fishing remains the most popular activity among American boaters, with more than six out of 10 enjoying a little fishing while boating! You’ll see that hardcore angler ethic in full force at the show in 2014, with more than dozen specialized ‘how to’ fishing seminars presented by some of top fishing experts along the Atlantic Coast. From black drum and black sea bass to summer flounder and striped bass, the RFA’s free fishing seminars can put you in the action in the season ahead.
Plus, as a very special attraction in 2014, world record striped bass holder Greg Myerson will be at the show on Saturday with his 81.88-pound record mount, along with underwater photographer Mike Laptew. Our Saturday, February 8th line-up also features an afternoon discussion with fisheries experts and biologists regarding New Jersey’s #1 gamefish, the striped bass – it’s the public’s first opportunity to hear first-hand about expected changes to the management of this popular gamefish.
One lucky seminar attendee will receive a $510 gift card good at 9Ers Lureson on Saturday and Sunday!
NEW! US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day