Peluso receives Excellence in Craft awards from the New England Outdoor Writers Association

The New England Outdoor Writers Association presented their Excellence in Craft awards for 2013 at their annual meeting held on April 12th at Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Oxford, Mass. Each year the Association honors outstanding examples of writing, photography and broadcasts that convey the excitement and wonder of outdoor activities through the press, books, radio and television. Long Island resident Angelo Peluso was recognized with a number of such awards. Peluso's awards include the following.

Writing Awards

Best Article - Magazine
1st Place - Feed 'Em Feathers
3rd Place - Match the Catch

Best Column - Magazine
3rd Place - Urban Fishery

Best Book
1st Place - Fly Fishing The Surf

Photography Awards

Action Category
1st Place, Mako Release

Fauna Category
1st Place, "Arctic Visitor"
2nd Place, "Solitary Reflections"

Peluso Receives POMA Pinnacle Outstanding Achievement Award

KNOXVILLE, TENN. - The Professional Outdoor Media Association's (POMA) 2014 Pinnacle Award honorees were announced by Kevin Tate, vice president of media production at Mossy Oak, during POMA's Annual Business Conference in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, March 21. Mossy Oak has been the presenting partner of the Pinnacle Awards since the program's inception. The Pinnacle Awards honor journalists for remarkable achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting as well as content focused on wildlife conservation. Angelo Peluso was awarded one such recognition for his book, Fly Fishing the Surf. The volume received Outstanding Achievement honors in Best Book category of the contest

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor writers announced their 2013 AGLOW Chevy Trucks'
Awards-In-Craft. Angelo was among those outdoor communicators recognized for excellence in craft. Winners were recognized that AGLOW Annual Conference in Fond du Lac, WI. Peluso received the following awards.

First Place, Best Book for Fly Fishing The Surf
First Place, Best of Photography/Outdoor Scenic for Sweet Tooth
Second Place, Best of Photography/Hunting for Another Successful Hunt
Third Place, Best of Magazine/Travel for Hallowed Ground
Third Place, Best of Magazine/Fishing for Feed 'Em Feathers
Third Place, Best of Photography/Fishing for Feed 'Em Feathers

The Outdoor Writers Association of America recently announced the winner of its 2013 Excellence in Craft contest. Angelo Peluso was recognized by OWAA with Third Place in the Best Book Category for a General Audience for his work, Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast. The awards were announced at the OWAA annual Conference in Lake Placid, New York.

NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Lake Placid, N.Y.-The New York State Outdoor Writers Association presented the winners of its annual writing and photography recognition program with carved duck decoy first-place awards and second- and third-place certificates and cash awards at the annual meeting of the organization at its joint conference with the Outdoor Writers Association of America on Monday, Sept. 16. NYSOWA Member, Angelo Peluso, was recognized with a number of awards for his writing and photography. Those awards include: First Place, Magazine Column, "Hallowed Ground"(TIDE Magazine); First Place, On-Line Publications, "Santee's Last Woodcock", (NorthShoreofLongIsland.com); First Place, Published Photo Category; First Place Wildlife Photo Category; Second Place, On-Line Publications, "Dancing With The Dawn, (NorthShoreofLongIsland,com); Second Place, Published Photo CategoryPlace, Outdoor Scenic Photo Category, Second Place, Hunting and Fishing Photo Category; Third Place, Magazine Column, "Northeast Super Slam" (TIDE Magazine."

New Book Release: Fly Fishing The Surf

6-1-2013

New York - Skyhorse Publishing (NYC) has released a new book title by fly fisherman, angling journalist and author, Angelo Peluso. The book, Fly Fishing the Surf, is a comprehensive and essential volume dedicated to surf and wade fishing along the entirety of the East Coast, from the rugged Maine coastline to Florida's tropical flats. This book opens up the prolific world of fly-fishing the surf to seasoned and aspiring anglers and demonstrates the enormous promise this form of angling can offer anglers of all skill levels.

A wealth of content, photographs, and images help to explore the waters of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states, and the southeast as the book guides anglers to discover a veritable gold mine of game fish and fly-fishing opportunities. Fly Fishing The Surf covers all aspects of tackle, techniques, strategies, game fish and baitfish, flies, and destinations. It will become an invaluable addition to your arsenal of fly-fishing tackle and gear. Regardless of experience or skill level there is something for every shore-based fly angler who casts to inshore coastal game fish.

Early praise for Fly Fishing The Surf has come from some of the most iconic and distinguished pioneers of the sport:

"Fishing beaches, shorelines, and bays with fly tackle is a special experience. Angelo Peluso captures this magic in a book filled with solid information, great insights, and his love of the surf. I'm sure this book will kindle a spark in many anglers to discover water they never considered fishing." Lou Tabory, legendary fly fisherman, fly tier and author

"Angelo Peluso has spent many years fly fishing in many of the surfs on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, which certainly qualifies him to write this book. He has been extremely generous with how-to tips and instructions. I am sure you will find this enjoyable book easy to read and easy to use. I certainly did." Stu Apte, IGFA Hall-of-Fame Angler and five-time winner of the Ted Williams Award

"Angelo Peluso is a solid fly fisherman and writes about what he practices. I'm sure that if you fish the surf, this book will give you valuable information." Bernard "Lefty Kreh, an iconic and world renowned fly angler, fly tier, caster, author and photographer, and creator of the Lefty's Deceiver.

"In my book, Complete Book of Surf Fishing, I devoted only eight pages to fly fishing in the surf, but in Angelo Peluso's Fly Fishing the Surf, there's an entire book's worth of information by a master of the art." Captain Al Ristori, renowned angler, author, charter captain and editor at Saltwater Sportsman and the Newark Star- Ledger.

Angelo Peluso is an award-winning outdoors journalist, book, photographer and lecturer whose work has appeared in numerous local. regional and national publications. He is a seasoned saltwater fly angler with a number of tippet class world records under his belt. Fly Fishing The Surf is his fourth fly-fishing book and joins his other titles: Saltwater Flies of the Northeast; Fly Fishing Long Island; and Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast Skyhorse Publishing is a premier publisher of angling, sporting and outdoor sports books. Its other imprints cover wide range of reader interests. You can find out more about their other book offerings at www.skyhorsepublishing.com.

Fly Fishing The Surf is available at all major book outlets and online merchants or direct from the author at www.angelopeluso.com

5-8-2013

TheOutdoor Writers Association of announced the winners of the OWAA Excellence in Craft Contest. "Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast," by Angelo Peluso, was award third place recognition in the contest's book category.

4-13-2103

The New England Outdoor Writers Association presented their Excellence in Craft awards for 2012 and two special awards at their annual meeting held on April 13th at Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Oxford, Mass. Each year the Association honors outstanding examples of writing, broadcast, and images that convey the excitement and wonder of outdoor activities through the press, books, radio and television. Angelo Peluso, full-time freelance journalist. book author and photographer was recognized for his work in writing and photography.

Excellence in Writing Awards Best Article Newspaper, First Place: Angelo Peluso - Oldies and Still Goodies; Third Place: Angelo Peluso - Long Island's Hidden Bass

Excellence in Photography Fauna Category, First Place: Angelo Peluso, "Not Seeing Eye to Eye Scenic Category, Second Place: Angelo Peluso, "Old Grist Mill"

October 20, 2013

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member, Angelo Peluso, as part of the organization's Excellence in Craft program. The awards were granted for works published in 2011, and were announced at the 2012 NYSOWA Conference held at the Four Points Sheraton, Niagara Falls, New York . Angelo was recognized with the following awards..

Excellence in Craft Writing:
1st place, Magazine Feature - Long Island's Secret Steelhead 1st Place, Online - Long Island's Backyard Wildlife 2nd Place Magazine Feature - Arti-fish-ial Intelligence 2nd place Newspaper Column - That's One Tenacious Spider

NYSOWA/Janice Keesler Photo Contest:
1st Place - Hunting and Fishing Category for "Waiting for a Bite" 2nd Place - Published Category for "Albie in Hand" 3rd Place -Wildlife Category for "Getting My Hackles Up"

October 3, 2012

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) recently recognized Long Island resident and AGLOW member Angelo Peluso during its 2012 Awards in Craft competition. Angelo received the following awards: First Place, Best Book Category for "Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast"; First Place, Best Photo, Outdoor Recreation Category for "Ready for Liftoff"; Second Place, Best Photo, Hunting Category for "Eye to Eye"; and Second Place for Best of Newspaper Fishing Category for, "Long Island's Hidden Bass." The awards were sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, Pradco and Whitetails Unlimited.

The awards were announced at AGLOW's 2012 annual conference at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson Missouri, September 17-20.

Angelo is full time outdoors journalist and book author, and frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His most recent books, Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast (Frank Amato Publications), Saltwater Files of the Northeast (Frank Amato Publications) and Fly Fishing Long Island (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. Angelo's latest book project, Fly Fishing the Surf, will published in 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing.

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

June 15, 2012

The Outdoor Writers Association of America announced the winners of its prestigious 2012 Excellence in Craft Contest. Among those awarded recognition for their work in communicating the outdoor experience is Long Island resident, Angelo Peluso. Angelo received First Place in the Magazine Contest-Gear/Technical Category for his entry, Arti-Fish-ial-Intelligence, that appeared in TIDE Magazine (May/June 2011). Angelo also received 3rd Place in the Magazine Contest - Gear/Technical Category for Arti-Fish-ial-Intelligence - Part Two that also appeared in TIDE Magazine(July/August 2011).

The Outdoor Writers Association of American is an International organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. They inform the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources. OWAA's national headquarters is located in Missoula, Mont. the OWAA mission is to improve the communication and managerial skills of members, set high standards for communicating outdoor subjects, promote outdoor communications in all media, and encourage appropriate natural resource use and conservation.

Angelo Peluso is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, the Professional Outdoor Media Association, the New York State Outdoor Writers Association, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, the New England Outdoor Writers Association and founding member of the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network.

04-09-2012

The New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NEOWA member, Angelo Peluso, during its Excellence in Craft program for works published in 2011. Angelo's work received a number of awards: First Place, Best Opinion, Newspaper for, The Legacy of Respect (Times Beacon Record Newspapers); Second Place, Best Column, Newspaper for, The Second Royal Sport - Falconry Exists on Long Island (Times Beacon Record Newspapers); Second Place, Best Article, Newspaper for Ice Decoys: Functional Then, Collectible Now (New York Outdoor News); and Third Place, Best Column, Magazine for, The Skinny on Long Island Flats Fishing (TIDE Magazine). Angelo also received a Third Place Photography Award for his image,"Waiting for a Bite."

The awards were announced on March 31, 2012, at the NEOWA 2012 annual meeting in Oxford, MA. The New England Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1942. It is the oldest regional outdoor writers' organization in the United States.

Angelo is a member of the Outdoor Writers of America; the New York State Outdoor Writers Association; the New England Outdoor Writers; the Professional Outdoor Media Association; the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and the Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network. You can read more about his work at www.angelopeluso.com

11-16-2011

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member, Angelo Peluso, as part of the organization's Excellence in Craft program. The awards were granted for works published in 2010, and were announced at the 2011 NYSOWA Conference held at Caroga Lake, Fulton County. Angelo was awarded First Place recognition in the Magazine Column Category for his work, Flies to Take to Heaven, published in the August/September issue of Fish Alaska magazine. The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

4-4-2011

The New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NEOWA member, Angelo Peluso, during its 2010 Excellence in Craft program. Angelo received a number of awards: Second Place in the Magazine Category for Long Island Sound - Surburban Salt (Eastern Fly Fishing magazine); Third Place in the Magazine Category for Smart Baits (The Fisherman magazine); and Third Place in the Newspaper Category for Hat Tricks and Grand Slams (New York Outdoor News). Angelo also won First Place in the Flora Category of the NEOWA Photo Contest for his image, E is for Endurance.

The awards were announced on April 2, at the NEOWA 2011 annual meeting in Oxford, MA.

Angelo is the Director of Editorial and Marketing for The Fisherman Magazine and is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. His latest book project, Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast will be published in 2011 by Frank Amato Publications.

The New England Outdoor Writers Association was founded in NEOWA was established in 1942. It is the oldest regional outdoor writers organization in the United States.

10/27/2010

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member Angelo Peluso during its 2010 Excellence in Craft program. Angelo received two awards for the Magazine Column category: First Place: The Salmon of Knowledge (Fish Alaska Magazine); Second Place: Zero in on Structure (The Fisherman Magazine). The awards were announced at the NYSOWA's 2010 annual conference in Webster, New York.

Angelo is the Director of Editorial and Marketing for The Fisherman Magazine and is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. His latest book project, Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast will be published in 2011 by Frank Amato Publications.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

10/07/09

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member Angelo Peluso during its 2009 Excellence in Craft program. Angelo received two awards: 2nd Place Magazine Column category for "Best Fish of the Day" (Fish Alaska Magazine); and 3rd Place Magazine Column category for "Mile Marker-Ninety Two (Fish Alaska Magazine).

The awards were announced at the NYSOWA's 2009 annual conference in Lake Placid, New York.

Angelo is the Director of Editorial and Marketing for The Fisherman Magazine and is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. His latest book project, "Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast" will be published in 2010 by Frank Amato Publications.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

10/03/09

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) recently recognized Long Island resident and AGLOW member Angelo Peluso during its 2009 Awards in Craft competition. Angelo received the following awards: Second Place, Best of Fishing Magazine Division, sponsored by PRADCO, for "Silvers on Top" (Salmon Trout Steelhead Magazine): and Second Place, Best of Open Magazine Division, sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, for "Salmon of Knowledge" (Fish Alaska Magazine).

The awards were announced at AGLOW's 2009 annual conference at the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan.

Angelo is the Director of Editorial and Marketing for The Fisherman Magazine and is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. His latest book project, "Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast" will be published in 2010 by Frank Amato Publications.

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

3/3/09

The Alaska Fly Fishers recently recognized Long Island outdoor writer and photographer, Angelo Peluso, as part of its 2008 AFF Photo Competition. Angelo received three awards: Best in Show for the image "Running out of Room"; First Place, Creative Category for "Sushi Flies"; and Honorable mention, Just the Fish Category, for "An Albie in Hand". Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island"
(Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers. A new title, "Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast" (Frank Amato Publications) is scheduled for last in late 2009.

The Alaska Fly Fishers was founded in 1973 and is the largest fly-fishing organization in the state of Alaska.

10/16/08

The New York State Outdoor Writers Associations (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member Angelo Peluso during its 2008 Excellence in Craft program. Angelo received two awards: First Place (Newspaper Feature Category) for "Sweetwater Bassin': The Elements of Structure" (The Fisherman Magazine); and Second Place (Magazine Column Category) for "Captain Joe and the Caldera" (Fish Alaska Magazine).

The awards were announced at the NYSOWA's 2008 annual conference in Old Forge, New York.

Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

9/16/08

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) recently recognized Long Island resident and AGLOW member Angelo Peluso during its 2008 Awards in Craft program. Angelo received the following awards: Second Place (Magazine Division Fishing category) for "Best Fish of the Day" (Fish Alaska Magazine) and Third Place (Magazine Division Open Category) for "Captain Joe and the Caldera" (Fish Alaska Magazine). A Third Place (Outdoor Scenic Category) was also granted for the photographic image "Red Sled Memories".

The awards were announced at AGLOW's 2008 annual conference in Lake of the Woods Minnesota. Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers.

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

7/14/08

Angelo Peluso is pleased to announce a new work in progress that is a companion book to the very popular, Saltwater Flies of the Northeast. The new volume, Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast, will profile the most effective flies in use today throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast states. The book will include more than 300 patterns from many of the region's best guides, captains, professional and amateur fly tiers and fly anglers. Featured flies will encompass inshore, offshore and flats fly-fishing, and will cover all of the most sought after game fish of the region, including species such as snook, redfish, spotted trout, tarpon, bonefish, permit, cobia, tripletail, jacks, barracuda, Little tunny and a variety of offshore speices. The book will also include fish art by one of the southeast's most unique artists, numerous photographs and selected essays. Saltwater Flies of the Southeast and Gulf Coast will be published by Frank Amato Publishing (Portland, Oregon), a premier publishing house with many outstanding fly-fishing titles to its credit. The expected release for this title is late Summer 2009. If you would like to get on the waiting list for a signed and inscribed first edition please email your name and contact information to Apdotcominfo@aol.com.

7/12/08

Angelo Peluso is pleased to announce the publication of a new fly-fishing blog, AP's Fly-Fishing Journal. The weekly blog is dedicated to the pursuit of fly-fishing with a focus on the waters of Long Island and other world-class destinations. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced fly angler, this blog space will be devoted to topics of interest and value to all who pursue game fish with the long wand. Topics covered will include fly-fishing commentary, fly tying, products, destinations and many issues relevant to today's avid fly angler. Journal topics will cover saltwater and freshwater, the beach and boating beats as well as the increasingly popular kayak fly-fishing scene. We will take a look east and west, north and south - wherever fly anglers roam. If you are inclined to cast flies to fish, let this journal be your weekly guide to a rewarding time on the water. To access the blog please visit either the website at www.angelopeluso.com and click on the Fly Fishing Journal button, or go directly to the blog address at Apflyfisingjournal.blogspot.com.

5/8/08

Angelo Peluso invites you to read his new column, Salty Fly Corner, now available weekly in the highly acclaimed fishing publication, The Fisherman Magazine. The new column is dedicated to fly-fishing the salt waters that surround Long Island and it will cover all aspects of the sport and topics of interest to beginning, intermediate and advanced fly anglers. Timely fishing reports, techniques, equipment, fly tying and destinations around Long Island will all also be covered. If you are inclined to toss flies into the brine or are interested in getting started in fly-fishing, let the Salty Fly Corner be your guide to a rewarding time on the water. Should you have any questions, areas of special interest, feedback or a report of your own fly fishing accomplishments that you'd like to share, please email such to SaltyFlyLIF@aol.com.

10/15/07

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association recently announced the winners of the 2007 Janice Keesler Memorial Photo Contest. The awards were announced at the NYSOWA's 2007 annual conference in Niagara, New York.

Among those recognized was Long Island resident and NYSOWA member Angelo Peluso. Angelo received awards for a number of his images: First and second Place in the Enhanced Category for his images "Running Out of Room" and "Heart of Canna" respectively; First place in the Still Life Category for "E for Endurance"and Third place in the same category for "Among Friends".

Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Flies of the Northeast"(Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island"(Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional communicators in the United States.



The following is an extract from an article that appeared in the Finger Lakes Times, October 6, 2007.

Finger Lakes Times Sports
OUTDOORS: Handful of outdoor writers win boatload of awards

By CHRIS KENYON
Saturday, October 6, 2007 10:05 PM CDT

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association handed out awards during its annual fall conference Sept. 17-20 in Niagara Falls.

All active NYSOWA members had the opportunity to submit their best work for the Excellence in Craft program. Writers could submit two entries in each of five categories: Newspaper Column, Newspaper Feature, Magazine Column, Magazine Feature and Humor Piece.

Syracuse Post-Standard writer J. Michael Kelly won first place in the Newspaper Columns and Newspaper Features. In the former category, Angelo Peluso of The Times of Long Island took second and Fulton Valley News writer Leon Archer third. Albany Times-Union writer Bill Hollister was second and The Journal News of Westchester County writer Glen Sapir third in Newspaper Features.

Angelo Peluso was top dog in the Magazine Column and Magazine Feature categories for his pieces in Fish Alaska Magazine. Peluso also was runner-up in both for his work in The Fisherman. Touring NY writer Oak Duke (column) and Kelly (feature) took third among magazine entrants.

John Long Sr. and Bill Hilts Jr. of North American Bear, Will Elliot of New York Outdoor News went 1-2 in the Humor Category. Long and Hilts also took third place.

Fortunately for the other NYSOWA members, Peluso didn't submit work in every category! The Port Jefferson writer wins because he's good. It's that simple.

For the record, I took home three certificates in the Janice Keesler Memorial Photo Contest, a first and second in the Wildlife Category and a second in the Scenic Category.

To be acknowledged in any category is gratifying.

10/3/07

Press Release
The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident and NYSOWA member Angelo Peluso during its 2007 Excellence in Craft program. Angelo received a number of awards: First Place (Magazine Feature Category) for "An Alternative Paradise (Fish Alaska Magazine), First Place (Magazine Column Category) for "Altar of the Sun" (Fish Alaska Magazine), Second Place (Magazine Feature Category) for "Long Island's Unofficial Steelheads" (The Fisherman Magazine) and Second Place (Newspaper Column) for Long Island Anglers Enjoy Stocks of Sport Fish (Times Beacon Record).

The awards were announced at the NYSOWA's 2007 annual conference in Niagara, New York.

Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

10/2/07

Press Release
The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) recently recognized Long Island resident and AGLOW member Angelo Peluso during its 2007 Awards in Craft program. Angelo received several awards: Second Place (Book Category) for "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press), Second Place (Newspaper Fishing Category) for "Tiny Tackle Tuna" (The Fisherman Magazine) and Third place (Magazine Fishing Category) for "An Alternative Paradise" (Fish Alaska Magazine).

The awards were announced at AGLOW's 2007 annual conference in Niagara, New York.

Angelo is a frequent contributor to various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" (Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island" (Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major booksellers.

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest organizations of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

August 2007

The following is an electronic version of an article that appeared in the Port Times Record and other publications of the Times Beacon Record family of newspapers, August 30, 2007.

Get those LI fish to jump
New fly rodders' guide tells you how

By James Laino

08/30/2007

Long Island has long been recognized as an angler's paradise, surrounded and entwined by waters teeming with myriad species of game fish, enough to fill any fisherman's appetite for action. Changing seasons bring a confluence of marine species to the coastline as well, stirring the appetites of game fish in the lakes, ponds and rivers which dot and criss-cross our fish-shaped island.

This abundant supply of fishing opportunities has prompted many to publish material providing information and instruction to the surging numbers of anglers who ply the waters using conventional rods and reels. But a general guide for the growing number of Long Island enthusiasts who enjoy pursuing their passion with methods and equipment evolved from prehistoric beginnings - fly fishermen, in other words - has not been available.

Angelo Peluso has handsomely addressed this situation with his recent publication of Fly Fishing Long Island - A Comprehensive Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Angling.

Peluso, a resident of Port Jefferson and one of the select group of world-renowned fly fisherman who call Long Island home, previously wrote about his lifelong passion in a book entitled Saltwater Flies of the Northeast. This was a reference for fly rodders and fly tyers that profiled the exceptional flies of more than 100 professionals and amateurs being used in coastal waters from Maine to New Jersey.

Following the great response to that book, Peluso set his sights on providing fly fishermen a detailed source filled with the advice and information needed to make the most of their fishing experience on Long Island.

No stone is left unturned in this world-class angler's effort to provide the fly fishing devotee a key to Long Island's treasure trove of sport fishing opportunities. Peluso plumbs the secrets of the spring fly hatches and their effect on the Island's big three trout streams, the Connetquot, Nissequogue and Carmans rivers. He also delves into methods of getting largemouth bass to rise to popping flies on Long Island's ponds and the Peconic River, and touches on what tempts the schools of panfish that seem to be wherever a few acres of fresh water accumulate.

The freshwater component of Long Island's fly fishing panorama is filled out nicely by Peluso's descriptions of select destinations and how to maximize the potential of each one.

The author then turns his attention to saltwater opportunities, discussing 10 marine species who offer enormous challenges to anglers using a fly rod. He spends ample time on the fish many anglers revere as the king of Long Island's aquatic predators, the striped bass. Peluso said, "It was a striped bass that I caught in 1964 which opened up an entirely new world of fishing to me, and the one that ultimately led me into the realm of saltwater fly fishing."

The book details many saltwater fly patterns and the optimum conditions in which to use them. Also included are profiles of five of the most accomplished and innovative fly fisherman, most of whom live on Long Island, and features on their cutting edge fly-tying creations.

Peluso touches on some of this area's less renowned saltwater fish, including porgies, fluke and even sea robin, which provide grand sport to those enterprising anglers who target them.

The chapter on saltwater destinations, much like the freshwater descriptions preceding it, is an invaluable resource, written with meticulous detail and noting specific points of interest and access along every part of Long Island's coastline, from Brooklyn to Montauk Point. There are enough locations listed here for a lifetime of fly fishing adventures.

Angelo Peluso's book is a fine overview of the total experience of fly fishing on the Island, but the real treasure is in keeping it handy as a reference to be returned to again and again by all anglers captivated by the art of fly fishing - from beginners to the old salts - who yearn to embrace the exhilarating challenges that the waters of Long Island offer to all.

July 2007

Press Release
Local Outdoors Writer Places in International Competition

Roanoke, Va. - Port Jefferson, New York resident Angelo Peluso earned a prestigious Excellence in Craft award from Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA), with recognition at OWAA's annual conference in Roanoke, June 16.

Peluso won an award in the Magazine category of the Outdoor Related Essays contest, recognizing excellence in essay writing. Essays must have an outdoor focus. Peluso won third place for his article "Forever Bass-A Moment of Truth" published in The Fisherman, May 25, 2006.

Angelo Peluso is a freelance writer, book author, columnist and lecturer covering fishing and the outdoors.

Headquartered in Missoula, Mont., OWAA is an international outdoor communicators' association with 1,200 members who are professional writers, editors, photographers, artists, broadcasters, video producers, book authors and lecturers. The organization was founded in 1927 and counts among its members some of the best-known outdoor communicators in the world. OWAA is the voice of the outdoors. For more information, visit OWAA's Web site at www.owaa.org or contact Executive Director Kevin Rhoades at 406-728-7434.

7/23/07

Press Release
The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) recently recognized Long Island resident Angelo Peluso for Excellence in Craft. Angelo is an active member of the OWAA and was awarded Third Place for his magazine essay, Forever Bass: My Moment of Truth (The Fisherman Magazine, May 25,2006). The award was announced at OWAA's 2007 annual conference in Roanoke Virginia and was granted for the Outdoor Related Essay Contest.

Angelo is a frequent contributor to the various local, regional and national publications. His two most recent books, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast"(Frank Amato Publications) and "Fly Fishing Long Island"(Norton/Countryman Press) are currently on sale at all major book sellers.

The Outdoor Writers Association of America was founded in 1927 and is the largest organization of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

4/19/07

Press Release
Angelo Peluso is pleased to announce the publication of his new book Fly Fishing Long Island (WW Norton and Company/Countryman Press). This comprehensive guidebook to freshwater and saltwater fly-fishing on Long Island is the first of its kind and explores all the significant opportunities for fly-fishing both venues.

Long island has long been known as a fisherman's paradise - now it's been rediscovered as a world-renowned saltwater fly fishing destination with equally impressive freshwater opportunities. The fall runs of striped bass, bluefish and false albacore draw anglers from far and near. The island also boasts world-class freshwater fisheries with opportunities for sea-run brown trout and rainbow trout; bass and panfish also abound in lakes and ponds.

While much has been written about various aspects of Long Island's fly fishing opportunities, Fly Fishing Long island is the first comprehensive compilation of all that Long Island has to offer. Fly Fishing Long Island highlights everything the experienced - or the novice - angler needs to know, ranging from destination information to how to catch the available variety of game fish species.

Angelo has been a freelance columnist for the Fisherman magazine as well as having been a contributor to Field & Stream, Fly Fishing in Saltwater, and Fish Alaska Magazine. His previous book, Saltwater Flies of the Northeast, is an acclaimed best seller. He was also recently recognized by the New York State Outdoor Writers Association for his award-winning articles and photography. Angelo lives and fishes on Long Island. Copies of the book can be purchased directly from the author at angelopeluso.com or emailing him at Apdotcominfo@aol.com. The book is also available at all major retail outlets, online booksellers and various fishing shops throughout the region.

3/20/2007

Joe Blados Art Portfolio
Angelo Peluso and Joe Blados are pleased to announce that Joe's artwork will be offered for sale exclusively through www.angelopeluso.com. This is the first such public offering of Blado's work. An exceptional artist known for his work in digital medium, Joe's artwork is refreshing, innovative and reflective of his time and experience on the waters of Long Island, and demonstrates an intimate knowledge of local game fish and their prey. Joe created the original artwork for the cover of Angelo's book, "Saltwater Flies of the Northeast". Joe is also known to the fly fishing community as the inventor of the world famous Crease Fly. He is an accomplished fly fishing guide on the east end of Long Island's North Fork. Check back to learn more about Joe's art and the current offerings of his work by visiting the Photography and Art section of the website.

2/23/07

I am pleased to announce the inaugural edition of Angling Explorations. Beginning in April 2007, this quarterly newsletter for fly and light tackle anglers will be available at www.angelopeluso.com. Published seasonally, Angling Explorations will offer informative and timely insights into the sport of light tackle angling. A number of regular columns and features will be included in each issue, along with periodic contributions from special guest writers. Angling Explorations is sure to be of interest and value to the fly and light tackle angler, so please check back often for updates on the actual launch date for the Spring 2007 issue.

10/13/06

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) recently recognized Long Island resident Angelo Peluso for Excellence in Craft. Angelo is a member of the NYSOWA was recently awarded First Place for his magazine feature, "Silvers Are Better Than Gold"(Fish Alaska Magazine) and First Place for a magazine column, "A Fly in Hand is Worth Fifty Bucks in the Bush"(Fish Alaska Magazine). A second place was awarded for his newspaper column, "When the Water Cools The Fish Will Bite." (Port Times Record). In addition, Angelo received three similar awards for photography. A first place was awarded for the still life image, "Red Sled Memories", a second place for "Up the Food Chain," and a third place for "Altar of the Sun". The awards were announced at the 2006 Fall Conference of the NYSOWA in Plattsburgh New York.

Angelo is a frequent contributor to the various local, regional and national publications. His first fly fishing book, "Saltwater Files of the Northeast" is currently on sale at all major book sellers.

The New York State Outdoor Writers Association is the largest such organization in the state of the New York and one of the largest in the country.

NEWS

Read what top publications have to say about Saltwater Flies of the Northeast:

"Angelo Peluso has produced what could be the primer for practical flies designed to catch fish in the Northeast. This impressive, colorful book is intended to serve as a reference guide for beginning and advanced anglers and tiers alike.

The volume offers a unique peek into the world of some of the region's - and the sport's -best. The index sounds like a Who's Who. They're all here: Kreh, Quigley, Caolo, Clouser, Marino, Popovics, Puglisi, Tabory.

Peluso profiles more than a hundred professional and amateur tiers, guides and captains. The go-to designs contained within its pages have been successfully fished from the coastline of Maine to the southern tip of New Jersey

A thoughtful forward by Alan Caolo and illustrations by Alan James Robinson frame what could be the ultimate work on northeast patterns. Don't think for a moment that these flies won't work anywhere else. If you take to the brine with the long rod, you owe it to yourself to pick up this one."

-Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, November /December 2006


"At first glance Saltwater Flies of the Northeast has the look and feel of a coffee-table book, but once you open the cover it opened you know that it is more likely destined to end up on the fly-tying bench. Author Angelo Peluso has done a masterful job of creating an encyclopedic catalog of flies for tempting striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, false albacore, and bonito on the northeastern coast. Peluso's credentials for tackling the project are ideal. With more than four decades of fly-fishing the area to his credit, participation in a number of regional angling groups, and founding member status with the Long Island Fly Tyer's Guild, he has been positioned to observe the development of many of the patterns he describes

In all, the book profiles 352 saltwater creations from Peluso's vise and those of 108 other tiers. For each pattern there is a short description of the target species, how to fish the fly, and who created it, along with a tying recipe and photo. Another helpful touch is an index at the end with page numbers for the fly patterns and a separate alphabetical index of contributing tiers. Interspersed throughout the volume are several short essays by Peluso, along with excellent illustrations by Vito DeVito and Alan James Robinson. The photography by Richard Siberry is very good. The only weak point is that the choice of backgrounds for some of the photographs allows the details of the flies to fade into them."

-Saltwater Fly Fishing, December2006/January2007


Saltwater Flies of the Northeast

This is primarily a book about fly tying for the Northeast, but it is so much more. It is a book about fly fishing, the history of fly tying, a compendium of knowledge that cuts across all aspects of fishing, tying and the history of saltwater fly fishing in the northeast. To my surprise, it is unique in its content, covering far more than the classic list of flies and their recipes. First, the book is beautiful. It is in a high gloss format with original art work as well as the requisite clear and detailed fly pictures. It is nice enough to place on your coffee table as well as on your fly tying station. Along with the 400 fly photos (usually three per page) and their recipes there are numerous photos of fish art and fishermen. One might call some of these photos as fish ID photos, but that is like calling the work of Ansel Adams tree pictures.

The flies are organized alphabetically. It seems simple, but it really works. Grouping flies by their origin, color, the bait they imitate or any other categorization often does not work because so many flies fall into multiple categories. Is a Clouser a Sand Eel imitation or a Peanut Bunker? It really depends on how you tie it. It is tied in many colors. What about the Half and Half fly. It is a combination of a Deceiver and Clouser. Which grouping would you put that one in. By avoiding those conundrums and alphabetizing you know you can find Lefty Kreh's Deceiver under L, K or D (nobody calls him Bernard). Of course there is also the index in back which makes these lookups faster. The list of people who the author, shown left, met with and whose flies are presented reads like a list of who's who in saltwater fly fishing. Lefy Kreh, Bob Clouser, Nick Circione, Lou Tabory, Enrico Puglisi or some local favorites like Mark Sedotti or Ray Stachelek to name a few.

With each fly there is a picture, a list of parts and the materials to use. In some cases there are explanations on how to tie the fly. With other flies you get information on how and where to fish them or the history of that fly. There are many tidbits of useful information scattered throughout this book.

For AJ's Epoxy Squid: "This squid fly was designed for striped bass at Shinneckock, Long Island. It can also be tied with more durable Ultra Hair for bluefish. The fly is best fished on a sink-tip line with a stop-and-go retrieve. Use an initial two-foot pull on the retrieve, then a short pause."

Note that this is not your book with step-by-step instructions and photos along the way. There is an expectation of basic tying skills, but when there are newer or unusual materials or techniques there is often a sentence or two to help you along. Don't let that stop you from buying the book. Even if you don't tie your own flies, you can find patterns that will imitate what you want and it will let you know how to fish them. So after reading, buy your flies and have fun.

Recipe for Short Fin Squid Tentacles: "Using a bodkin, push in the tentacle assemble about 5/8 inches inside the head cone and bind the tentacle assembly to the head cone. Apply a drip of Super Glue. When glue cures, flatten the head and apply head color of choice. Apply a light coat of five-minute epoxy."

The narratives in the book are both good writing and interesting. He writes about his coming of age as a fisherman, and then about his first striper on a fly. At another point he talks about the progression of fly tying and how this works in the real world. There are tidbits about different materials to use when tying flies and why he prefers one over the other.

On Stewardship" "I wonder often if you don't respect the fish that you catch how can you ever expect to protect and preserve it? Most, if not all, of the fly-fishermen I know practice ardent catch and release. It sems to just come with the territory. But I will admit, there was a time in my distant past when a measure of a successful fishing trip was a stringer of dead trout or largemouth bass." When you add up all the parts of this book you realize that in your hands is something that is more than a fly tying guide, it is a guide to help you catch fish in the Northeast.

Because of the broad range of information and the quality of the writing it makes this book a good read, as well as a reference. All in all you have a well written, well photographed organized book on flies and fly fishing in the Northeast with much of this information and the patterns applicable for use wherever there is saltwater.

-Jed Proujansky, Fly Anglers Online, November 5th, 2006


Autumn is the time of year when fly fishers' thoughts turn to fly tying actions. It's also a time when fish and hunting "meet" as afield activities. Fall trout stocking will begin and gives way to a reminder that all anglers should, for safety's sake, wear blaze orange while fishing, because of hunters' activities afield. (This applies to hikers, bird watchers and other nature lovers roaming the woods.)

Fly tying sessions are breaking out among fishing clubs, and the Division of Fish and Wildlife is holding instructions within various areas throughout the state. The "humming" of winding threads and snaps of broken ones won't fill the air with noise, but will be high flying music to a tier's ears.

Fly tying instruction experiences take in a great deal more than learning to tie a Wooly worm for spring fishing. It also presents opportunities to meet future fishing buddies and fishing trips. Then there are clubs and tackle shops where well-tuned surf fishermen instruct about saltwater lures and baits, which may come in handy. (Always take a spin/surf rod along with a fly rod on fishing trips. It avoids disappointment.)

That brings us to what may be new on the fly tying scene. Such information is gathered in a new book, "Saltwater Flies of the Northeast," by Angelo Peluso. The book is a gem and sparkles with vibrant photos of an abundance of flies and their recipes. Peluso has spared nothing in presenting this book, and it has to be a proud moment for him and publisher Amato Publications, Inc.

In hardcover landscape edition, at $39.95, "Saltwater Flies of the Northeast" is bound to become a collectible and worthy of such acquisition. It's 191 pages, 400 individual fly plates, 13 stunning watercolors and professional photographs will become a treasure that owners of this book may be reluctant to allow borrowing.

Author Peluso lives on Long Island, N.Y., and has garnered flies of more than 100 regional, professional and amateur tiers, guides and captains. All ties have been fished from coastal Maine to New Jersey by the tiers. Try not to pass up an opportunity to acquire "Saltwater Flies of the Northeast." You will devour it contents, read and reap from its contents.

-Anna Minicucci, Fishing & Outdoor Trails at RIHunts.com, October 10, 2006


The sport of fly-fishing differs from other forms of fishing not only because of the obvious difference in methodology but mostly because a big part of fly-fishing is art. The flies we use are simply fascinating works of art. The ones that are particularly effective at making fish strike are hallowed masterpieces that become documented for everyone's reference so that we can all create art that will be validated by game fish everywhere. There have been many books written that are like museums that feature pictures and recipes for beautiful flies. Some have been devoted to saltwater flies in particular. Now, thanks to author Angelo Peluso, we can stroll through a literary museum that is strictly devoted to saltwater flies developed for our home waters in particular. Saltwater Flies of the Northeast written by Angelo Peluso and published by Frank Amato is the only book of its kind. It is a well thought out documentary of fly tying as it relates to the waters of the northeast. This wonderfully illustrated book features roughly 400 saltwater patterns that are superbly photographed by Richard Siberry complete with recipes and explanations of their specific applications in our waters. Mr. Peluso made it a point to include contributions from noted tiers like Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Lou Tabory, Bob Veverka, Bob Popovics and others together with flies tied by less known but immensely talented and creative tiers who show us flies that have been developed to be effective along our coast specifically. The book's pages feature some striking fish paintings by Alan James Robinson as well as some paintings of fishing scenes by Vito De Vito that, together with all of Siberry's beautiful photos, make this book a visual candy store. It is about time that someone put together an extensive compilation of patterns geared to our unique home waters. Actually this book is really so much more than that. Thank you Angelo.

-Anthony Alessi, Salt on the Fly at NorEast.com


Saltwater flies of the Northeast? Now what the heck does that editor think he's doing reviewing a book about the North on a website dedicated to the South? Well, fortunately for us all, saltwater fly patterns cross over nicely from one region to another with only a few exceptions so much of this book is useful to the Southern Fly Fisher as well. (Plus, our very own Scott Leon has a pattern in the book).

So let me provide an example - a couple of weeks ago I fished the surf outside of Panama City - running the beaches are/were bluefish, albies (bonito), ladyfish, and spanish mackerel. My choice of flies was limited as I hate to carry a ton - Clousers, Deceivers, Poppers and Gurglers, and Crease Flies - All of which you will find multiple variations of, and materials lists for, in this Peluso book.

Saltwater Flies of the Northeast contains over 400 fly patterns from a variety of tiers - including such notable names as Kreh, Clouser, Popovics, Curcione, Blados, Tabory, Veverka, Cowen, and many more (I don't mean any disrespect by leaving out anyone, but the list is huge). The artwork (by Alan James Robinson) is very nice and the photos (by Richard Siberry) are very well done. The foreword is written by the well-known Alan Caolo and I think the book is well worth the purchase price, especially if you are a pattern book collector like myself - And don't forget to check out Scott Leon's pattern the Mad Tom on page 112.

-Mark Rumph, Editor -Southern Fly Fisher, September 15, 2006