MEET THE SPEAKERS
On the Pro Hunting Stage: Dana White of Fatal Impact Outdoors.
Producer and Host of the highly rated Television Series Fatal Impact Outdoors on WildTV. Based out of Alberta Canada, Fatal Impact has continued to pave the way for the younger generations within the Hunting and Outdoor Industry. Heading into our 6th Season on Air, Fatal Impact continues to focus on Self-Guided, Do-it-yourself style hunts on Public land throughout our great province. We have quickly become known for the Giant archery Mule Deer we chase each year and a unique style of public land whitetail hunting that has proved wildly successful. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all the new people at the upcoming BC Sportsman's Show, and can't wait to share some of our greatest moments from this past season.
Stay tuned for more details and more seminar speakers!
Seminar speaker: William Holmes
Willie Holmes has been fishing for over 30 years. For the past 22 years, he has owned and managed Moorbrook Lodge Angling park, spending 15 of those years as a guide and instructor. He holds G.A.I.A., APGAI advanced qualifications in both single and double handed casting/fishing techniques and is also a qualified mentor and Assessor holding the L20 award.
His other qualifications include the Fly Fishers International CI, MCI and THCI and Level 3 Examiner with the FFI. He is an EDP Faculty member and has delivered workshops in Ireland, England, Denmark, Poland, Italy and the USA. Willie is also a member of Loop Tackles Pro Instruction team and is a pro-staff member with Ballistic Speylines.
He brings experience from around the globe and his love for game fish is very evident - whether he's fishing some of his favourites like Steelhead and Salmon here in BC, or Atlantic Salmon back in Ireland. With his experience around Stillwater management, he is equally at home in BC’s interior fishing for Trophy trout. Don't miss Willie at this year's show!
Johnny McDowell - The Hunting Guru
"Hunting has changed and we have to change with it. With fifty years of experience, I have learned to successfully adapt. SUCCESS is the key word here," says Johnny. "So come out to the seminars and learn some of the techniques I use. I look forward to meeting you at the show!"
Julian Reedel is owner and pro guide of JR’s Guiding Co Inc. he’s been fishing his whole life and tying flies for over 20 years. He specializes in river flies but ties and fishes everything. Come join him on the tying stage to have all your fly tying questions answered as well as learn some new tips and tricks!
Travis O’Shea was born in Grande Prairie Alberta. Travis is a World Elk Calling Champion and has been calling in the pro division for the RMEF World Elk Calling Championships since 2013.
"From a young age, I always had the love of being in the outdoors. Especially getting close and talking with the animals. The need for the most realistic sounding calls on the market led me to start my own game call company called Wapiti River outdoors.
Shortly after starting Wapiti River Outdoors, I also became interested in Elk calling competitions. I placed first in the regional qualifying event for Canada which then led me to move on to bigger stage called the world elk calling championships in Las Vegas.
I won my first world title in Las Vegas in 2015. I now do many tradeshows and present seminars throughout BC and Alberta. During these seminars, I love teaching people how to use the elk calls and sharing many years of knowledge about calling techniques and calling elk tactics. So if you want to come to a very exciting and fun elk calling seminar come on out and I look forward to seeing you there!" - Travis O'Shea
Steve has been a District Sales Manager with Yamaha Motor Canada for 8 years specializing in Outboard Motors. He also has 16 years experience at a Marine Dealership on Vancouver Island as a store manager. An avid Fisherman and scuba diver, Steve has always enjoyed life on the water. From Fishing the Barkley Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island to Pontoon boating on Sproat lake, most off time is spent in, on or near the water.
PRESENTATION: Outboard operation and Maintenance
A basic look at daily preventative inspections and maintaining your outboard motor in the West Coast environment. This session will cover the basics including break-in, service intervals, service procedures and best practices. We will also take a look at a few quick troubleshooting tips to help you get back to the dock safely.The end goal is to arm you with tips and procedures to make your boating experience safer and more enjoyable.
Rod Toth, more humorously known as “Bent Rod” is a fishing guide and self-made tackle manufacturer, based in Chilliwack BC.
He specializes in seeking new and effective strategies for catching Salmon and Steelhead on the rivers of the Fraser Valley.
Attaining his knowledge through obsessive readings, field testing, and fishermen’s feedback, he then designs and creates Jigs and Spinners to meet the needs of BC’s most elusive and hard fighting fish.
Rod will be presenting about finding and catching Steelhead in the rivers of BC.
Various methods of fishing with conventional tackle will be covered. Rod's talk will be followed by a Q and A opportunity.
Pack Light Pack Right: An introduction to backcountry backpacking equipment. How to avoid over packing and how to get the most out of your equipment.
Chris is an avid backcountry hunter, always seeking the next challenge and epic adventure. Originally from Australia, he now resides in British Columbia with his wife and baby. A passion for storytelling drives Chris into these wild places as he searches high and low for the ingredients of a tale his children will one day retell.
Show Us Your Buck
ATTENTION HUNTERS - bring us your heads, horns and antlers for scoring
Fly Fishing Film Tour
The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts yet unmade. In our 12th annual lap around the globe, the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour will make its way to theaters in more than 175 cities in eight countries.
Cabela's Fun Zone
Families won't want to miss the Cabela's fun zone! Try out some outdoor activities geared toward kids of all ages.
Fly casting Aisle
Visit the fly casting aisle to practice your skills! Presented by Fred's Custom Tackle.
Backroad Mapbooks is going to be featuring their new Backroad GPS Maps V8 visit them at their booth or see the link for more info about this product series.
Big Bear Tools has new Axes all the way from Sweden! Drop by their booth at the show to check them out!
Galleon Marine will be offering Kingfisher and Campion boats with Yamaha outboards. With Yamaha's "Reliability Starts Here" sales promotion - details about this promotion are provided at the Galleon Marine Booth!
Customers who subscribe to the Fisherman Island magazine during the show will be entered a draw for a brand new Amundson Trend X5 reel and other great prizes!
Rite Angle Fishing Products will be having a sale on needle fish jigs all weekend!
They will also be featuring the new -Red Herring RH2M - Down rigger Rod! The latest in new west coast style downrigger rod design - new to market for 2019.
River City Marine is excited to have added Grady-White boats and Yamaha to their lineup this year visit them at the show to see their new line-up!
Recreation Sites and Trails BC is going to be providing information on new Recreation Sites in the Stave West area, visit them to learn more!
South Cariboo will be having TWO show only draws:
- A free 1 night stay with any 2 night bookings!
- Pay 2 get 4 for a RV camping!
Stop by because they will also have some T-Shirts to give away!
The purpose of the Sport Fishing Institute's booth at the show is to build awareness regarding the status of Rockfish stocks in BC waters, how to avoid and to successfully release them. Rockfish suffer from barotrauma, the bends - like divers get, and unless they are returned to depth they will succumb and die.
As a result, Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be making descending devices, which can get Rockfish back to depth safely and quickly, mandatory possibly as early as this coming season.
The 2019 SFI booth will have information about Rockfish and descending devices will be on offer for free. These 90.00 value items will be given away to anyone willing to participate in a survey at the end of the 2019 fishing season. The survey will ask about device recipients experience with and encounters with Rockfish. Stop by their booth and learn about how YOU can help the Rockfish!