We are excited to welcome another new exhibitor, Gene McIntyre and guests with Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors.
They will be displaying antique tackle and fishing accessories at this year’s expo. They will also be available to do appraisals on antique tackle, rods, reels, tackle boxes, etc
Since 2004, Michael Lee and Kevin Knighton have been blessed enough to bring outdoor television into the homes of loyal viewers each week.
The Backwoods Life® shows even more of an inside look into who Michael, Kevin, Woody, and the rest of the Backwoods Life Crew are on a more personal level all while showing the great hunts they journey into each year.
My passions growing up were fishing, hunting, and baseball. I was going pro in something, just didn’t know what yet! Hey, when you like to shoot stuff you stay in the woods all the time! ~ Michael Lee
Capt. Jot Owens has been in the Southeast North Carolina Fishing industry for over twenty-three years. Capt. Jot began his fishing career when he was just fourteen year’s old working at a local fish market and commercial fishing. In 1995 Jot became a mate on some of the local Charter fishing boats out of Wrightsville Beach, NC. Today Capt. Jot has managed to translate his lifetime passion for fishing and guiding into his own charter business which he began in 1999 with a USGC Captains License 100-ton six-pack. Capt. Jot is one of the very few local native guides of Southeast North Carolina.
Capt. Jot is a member of the PENN fishing tackle, Berkley Fishing and Spiderwire’s Elite Pro Staff as well as on the research, development and test team for these companies’. He’s also honored with Pro staff/field staff positions with MirrOlure, Saltwater Assassin, Yeti coolers, Power-Pole, Salt Life Optics, EGO Nets, Betts Cast-nets and recently Eagle Claw Trokar hooks.
Capt. Jot has been featured on TV shows; Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, National Geographic Wild (NATGEO) and ESPN’s Saltwater Connection. Capt. Jot has been featured in hundreds of fishing magazine articles in Sport Fishing magazine, NC Sportsman magazine and SC Sportsman magazine just to name a few. Capt. Jot is a regular speaker on the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar series with George Poveromo.
Capt. Jot is a State and Federal finfish tagger; tagging Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, Red Drum and Sharks for NCDMF as well as NOAA. Jot is also on the Cape Fear River Striped Bass Foundation board and NC Sea Grant Advisory board.
Roanoke River Waterfowl
Captain Clark Purvis career has spanned over twenty-five years and he has been featured in several print and media publications. He has won several calling competitions and he is currently endorsed by Bass Pro, Flambeau and Filson.
His passion for waterfowl is immeasurable and his expertise on hunting waterfowl has allowed him to be featured by Bass Pro Shops to conduct seminars throughout North America. Clark has hunted waterfowl all over the world and he is a certified Master Waterfowl Hunter. He has harvested several Pope and Young, SCI and Rowland Ward trophy records.
Clark is also a licensed Professional Hunter in Africa with SK Safaris.
Hook Line & Paddle
I am an avid fly fisherman and I just love to get out in the marsh with an 8 weight fly rod and work every nock and cranny I can find.
I also do all my fishing solely from a kayak. Some might wonder how you could possibly fly fish from a kayak. Well it’s not as hard as you think it may be.