Learn from "The Best" at
The Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Expo!
We have assembled the "best of the best" in the sports of Fly Fishing & Wingshooting. Our seminars, tying demonstrations, casting and dog training instruction and private classes will satisfy your hunger for knowledge! Our instructors will tap into your passion for the sport and give you the insight to become a better fly fisherman and/or wingshooter!
"The Slide Inn"
Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and is still guiding to this day some; well lots of years later. He owned the Troutsman fly shop in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman and moved to Montana where he and his wife Penny bought the Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River. Kelly has written two books Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD's on tying and fishing. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold world wide. Kelly has been published in nearly every major fly fishing periodical in the country and is one of the Editors at large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly is also the hosts of Fly Fish TV on the VS's Network. Kelly is one of the most sought after speakers in the country and spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and Sports shows. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and in 2007 the Charles E Brooks memorial life award.
Be sure to visit kelly's website at www.slideinn.com
Authorship/Fly Fishing/ Nature Adventurist Biography
Matt Supinski is a book author/editor/ fly fishing guide/outfitter/DVD producer/ instructor, lodge owner and operator, free-lance writer and photographer, book author and culinary trained chef from Newaygo, Michigan. He has been fly fishing since the age of seven for 46 years, having been brought up in the Niagara Frontier of upstate New York and spending time as a boy in Poland.
He guides clients for trout, steelhead and salmon 280 days a year on Michigan’s Great Lakes Rivers like the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Big Manistee and St. Joseph and for Atlantic salmon on upper Michigan Rivers and lakes. He has fished from Russia to all of Europe, the U.K., and Patagonia, Iceland and extensively throughout all of North America including Canada from the Atlantic Maritimes to British Columbia’s Skeena system. I.G.F.A WORLD RECORDS- Matt and his client holds the world record for Landlocked Atlantic salmon caught in 2011 and still holds today
Paul Fuller, host of the award-winning TV show, Bird Dogs Afield, has been shooting over pointing dogs for sixty years. He shot his first pheasant over an English setter at the age of ten and his first ruffed grouse at the age of twelve. Although he loved his father’s English setters, in his late teens, he became enamored with his neighbor’s German shorthaired pointer. That love molded Paul’s future with bird dogs. College, military service and building a business dictated an absence of many years from bird dogs, however, his close friend, Skip Rood, kept the fire burning by inviting Paul to hunt over some wonderful Brittanys during Paul’s bird dog sabbatical. Twelve years ago, Paul jumped back into bird dogs with his purchase of a GSP puppy...Dillon. The next year, Paul was invited to write the gun dog column for the Northwoods Sporting Journalwhich he still does. In 2008, disappointed in the upland hunting shows on TV, he decided to launch Bird Dogs Afield the following year. Now in its tenth year, Paul and his wife, Susan, have filmed upland hunting and bird dog training from Montana to Maine and numerous points between...including four Canadian provinces. All of Paul’s TV episodes are available on his website at www.birddogsafield.com plus several other platforms including YouTube (2 million views), Gen 7 Outdoor TV Network, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and WPME. Paul’s seminars will be on Saturday, March 2nd. The title is The Making of A Grouse Dog.
Andy Mill was first known for his expertise on skis. As a resident of Aspen, Colorado since 1960 he has had every opportunity to sharpen his skills
Andy Mill has a passion for tarpon and has 11 tarpon tournament wins to show for it. If you want to learn how to hook up and land trophy tarpon you need to listen to this show. A Passion for Tarpon . Andy skied on the U.S. Ski Team from 1971 to 1981 and during that time competed in two Olympics. The first in Innsbruck, Austria in 1976 and the second in Lake Placid, New York in 1980. He also skied in two World Championships – St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1974 and Garmisch, Germany in 1978.
Andy has worked with ESPN, NBC and ABC since his retirement from skiing in 1981. He has worked exclusively since 1991 with CBS covering World Cup Skiing and served as the color commentator for the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. He has hosted, wrote or produced over 400 ski shows including his own titled “Ski with Andy Mill”.
In 1994 Andy was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
When Andy wasn’t skiing he was fly fishing. He wrote, hosted and produced “Sportsman’s Journal” which included 81 salt water fly fishing shows.
His passion of course is Tarpon and has won 11 tarpon tournaments, the most ever for one fly fisher. He was also the only angler to win a bonefish, permit and tarpon tournament.
Andy has served on the Boards of the Aspen Educational Foundation, the US Olympic Educational Ski Foundation for the US Ski Team, Aspen Winterclub Foundation and National Atlantic Salmon Fishing Federation.