2018 SHOW DATES

MARCH 23, 24, & 25
Friday - noon to 6 pm
Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

 
 
2017 (last year's) Seminars

 

FRIDAY

Meeting Room 2

 

1PM

Spey & Switch On The Fly  ― Jim Pougher, Sportsman's Warehouse ― A discussion about Spey & Switch rods, reels, line selection, and casting techniques. Learn to Spey Cast and Fly-Fish with confidence during this fun & informative presentation.

 

2PM

Wilderness Living - 30 Years in the Remote Alaskan Bush ― Mark Richards, Resident Hunters of Alaska  ― Slide show and talk on 30 years living in the remote Aalskan bush. Subsistence lifestyle of hunting, fishing and trapping. (Note:  some graphic photos of butchering moose, animals in traps, skinning, etc.)

3PM

Solar Electrical Systems for Offgrid Cabins or Homes ― BJ, SUSITNA ENERGY SYSTEMS ― Components, design, and costs of offgrid Solar Electrical systems for Alaska.

4PM

Clobber Salmon with Bobbers and Bait ― Andy Couch, Author,  Mat-Su Valley fishing guide, and ESB Bobber Pautzke Bait Company Pro Staffer ― Learn specialized techniques, tackle and bait tips to help you hook, battle, and land king and silver salmon when casting and presenting bait under bobbers! Plus, Andy will explain new Valley fishing regulations and the expanded opportunities these have created.

 

SATURDAY

Meeting Room 2

 

11AM

The Super Salmon Film and Discussion — Melissa Heuer, Susitna River Coalition  — The Super Salmon is an intimate and inspiring look into the impacts of the proposed Susitna-Watana dam on the Susitna River in Southcentral Alaska. Follow the incredible journey of one particular king salmon who swam from the mouth of the Susitna River up to its glacial headwaters. This is a multiple award-winning film.


12 NOON

Bear Baiting 101 — Brian Vesco, Sportsman's Warehouse — Let the pro's help you get the most out of your bait station this year.  From scent selection to tips and techniques, this presentation will help you prepare for your spring hunt.

1PM

Intro to Trapping — Alaska Trappers Association — 

2PM

Flies for All Five Species of Salmon ― Pudge Kleinkauf, Women's Flyfishing® ― Pudge Kleinkauf will present a seminar about all five of Alaska’s salmon species and some of the flies that are used for each one. Info is from Pudge’s book, "Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys." Books will be for sale at the show.

 

 3PM

Team Training Demo. ― The Alaska Club Personnel ― Team Training is a 45-minute workout with a coach that promotes a community feeling while getting in a high energy and functional movement workout. Now provided at the Alaska Club statewide.

 

4PM

Clobber Salmon with Bobbers and Bait ― Andy Couch, Author,  Mat-Su Valley fishing guide, and ESB Bobber Pautzke Bait Company Pro Staffer ― Learn specialized techniques, tackle and bait tips to help you hook, battle, and land king and silver salmon when casting and presenting bait under bobbers! Plus, Andy will explain new Valley fishing regulations and the expanded opportunities these have created.

SUNDAY

 

Meeting Room

11AM

Pet Safety around Traps ― Alaska Trappers Association ― How to prevent your pets from close encounters with animal traps and release pets from a trap.

 

12 NOON

Solar Electrical Systems for Offgrid Cabins or Homes ― BJ, SUSITNA ENERGY SYSTEMS ― Components, design, and costs of offgrid Solar Electrical systems for Alaska.    

1PM

 Casting Spinners for Salmon ― Andy Couch, Fishtale River Guides ― Matanuska-Susitna Valley salmon guide Andy Couch shares spinner fishing secrets he's gathered from 40 years of salmon fishing.  Learn salmon spinner selection and techniques that often out fish bait under specific conditions. Plus, Andy will explain new Valley fishing regulations and the expanded opportunities these have created. 

2PM

Women & Couples Go Fly Fishing in Alaska ― Pudge Kleinkauf, Women's Flyfishing® ―  Pudge Kleinkauf will present a seminar about locations all around Alaska that she guides women & couples for fantastic fly fishing. Four species of pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char, Arctic grayling, cutthroat trout, and even pike are fish species that are targeted on the various trips.

3PM

GPS Use for Alaskans ― Sportsmans Warehouse Personnel