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2002/2001 Seasons
Who Appears On The Fishing Line?

For loyal "Fishing Line" listeners, the following list comes as no surprise as you have followed the Flip Palot, Bob Popovics & Rich JohnsonBill Evans & Rich Johnsonshow and the wide array of guests and topics each week since we debuted on the airwaves May 6, 1995. I would only hope your fishing success has improved dramatically and I thank each and every one of you for tuning in each week. For those who have just found us on the airwaves (AM radio) or on the internet, all the information on the shows, is contained within this web site and hopefully that is how you traveled to this page. Following is the list of all the guests, subjects and topics we have covered in our 7th & 8th seasons on the air. If you happen to see a guest, subject or topic that interests you, audio tapes of "The Fishing Line" radio show may be purchased by sending a check or money order made out to Rich Johnson for $9.95, which covers your shipping & handling charges.


Send check or money order to:

"The Fishing Line"
c/o Rich Johnson
24 Troy Ave.
E. Atlantic Beach, NY   11561



  • 1/6: Live Remote from NY Boat Show
  • 1/13: Live Remote from NY Boat Show
  • 1/20: 2001 Fish Reg's for NY & LI: Gordon Colvin, NYS Dir. Marine Resource:
  • 1/27: Live Remote from LI Fishing Expo


  • 2/3: Reviewing NYS DEC Marine Reg's for 2001 & John Richey of Terminal Tackle
  • 2/10: Seal Watch Cruises: Capt. Pat Focazio/Lady J V:
  • 2/17: Outdoor Channel comes to Northeast: Jake Hartwick/VP of Outdoor  Channel
  • 2/24: DEC/ Reg's for 2001: Byron Young of DEC


  • 3/3: Remote from Suffern Fishing & Outdoor Expo with: Paul Fuller, Shaw Grigsby & Doug Hannon, Mike Bartlett
  • 3/10: Ready for St. Flatties Day? Capt.'s Nick Manzari for Island Princess Captree State Park Flounder
  • 3/17: LI's State Parks: George Gorman/Director State Parks, LI Region
  • 3/24: New Fishing Products for 2001: Mike Macaluso of Leverage king
  • 3/31: Fly Tying with the Master: Special Guest Bob Popovics


  • 4/7: Salmon River and Lake Ontario's Eastern Basin Giant Salmon: Capt. Tom Burke/Cold Steel Sportfishing
  • 4/14: Lure Collecting Part One: Dr. Harold Smith, author of the Collectibles Guide to Creek Chub Lures 5 PM & Capt. Jose Wejebe of ESPN's Spanish Fly @ 5:30
  • 4/21: (4:30) Daiichi's New Hooks: TJ Stallings of Daiichi Hooks @ (5:15) Huntington Blackfish & Fluke: Capt. James Schneider of Capt. James
  • 4/28: Sea Sickness & New Cure: Mike Chioello of Season by Season by Season TV Show on Cooking Fish / Scott Friedman-MIMRx & Relief Band (4:30) & Montauk Action: Capt. Bill Ricca of Alyssa Ann Charters (5:15)


  • 5/5: Fluke Lures, Bullets & Jigs: Ralph Votta of West End Tackle (4:30) & Jim Ericson of All Island Marine @ 5:30
  • 5/12: Lure Collecting Part Two: Is The Internet Helping or Hurting with Dr. Harold Smith, author of the Collect Guide to Creek Chub Lures-5 PM
  • 5/19: Party Boat Bluefishing: Capt. Bob Weigand-Flamingo III-5:30 PM
  • 5/26: Offshore Safety-The Mate & Angler Saver products: Capt. Vinnie Donato (4:30) Saltwater Fly Fishing-Jaime Fleicshman Art's N Flies (5:30)


  • 6/2: ESPN's Doug Hannon "Bass Professor" @ 4:30 p.m. & Mike Beckmann of Beckmann's B&T & Shaw Grigsby of TNN's One More Cast" @ 5:30 p.m. with Mike Nicoletti of Causeway B&T. Tapes Available!!
  • 6/9: Mike Ciravolo of Hydro-Therapy wheelchair accessible fishing charters and Mark Von Zwehl of Old World Boat Trading
  • 6/16: Live broadcast from Hudson Shark Tourney @ Guy Lombardo Marina
  • 6/23: Lure Collecting Part Three: New Guide to Collecting with Dr. Harold Smith, author of the Collectibles Guide to Creek Chub Lures
  • 6/30: No Guests


  • 7/7: No Guests
  • 7/14: Glenn Mazzella of Glenn Marine Family Boating
  • 7/21: Capt. Vinny Donato of Mate Saver Saftey Harness for Fishing
  • 7/28: Vic Dunaway-Author of "Sportfish of the Atlantic Ocean"


  • 8/4: Capt. Steve DiSimone-The Naviagator in Sheepshead Bay
  • 8/11: Corey Arnold -Editing the TV Show
  • 8/18: Capt. Robin Calitri/C-Sick Charters & Capt. Jim Schneider/Capt.   James Joeseph on Huntington Sportfishing
  • 8/25: No Guests


  • 9/1: No Guests
  • 9/8: Mike Duffy/NMMA Norwalk Boat Show & Greg Metcalf/Atom Lures
  • 9/15: No Guests / WTC Disaster
  • 9/22: Mark Keller-Bay Park / Steve Sloan FDF
  • 9/29: Glenn Mazzella / Tobay Boat Show


  • 106: Jim Erickson/All Island Marine: "Cat" Boats & Four Stroke Engines
  • 10/13: Jake Hartwick Exec. VP The Outdoor Channel
  • 10/20: Dawn Bunker of Smooth Drag Systems on Drag Washers
  • 10/27: Chart Guthrie DEC Freshwater Manager Region 1


  • 11/3: Fishing Reports & Phone calls
  • 11/10: Fishing Reports & Phone calls
  • 11/17: Capt. John Wade of Blackberry Jam Afro-American captains
  • 11/24: Trolling Wire Line for Bass


  • 12/1: Author Steve Sloan: "Fly Fishing Is Spoken Here"
  • 12/8: Fishing Reports & Phone calls
  • 12/15: Author Harold "Doc" Smith on Creek Chub Lure Collection
  • 12/22: Christmas Show
  • 12/29: Mike Duffy, manager of New York Boat Show



  • 1/5: Live Remote from NY Boat Show
  • 1/12: Live Remote from NY Boat Show
  • 1/19: Live Remote from LI Fishing Expo
  • 1/27: No Guests


  • 2/2: Jim Erickson of All Island Marine: What's new for Honda & Mako
  • 2/9: Ted Stiles of Van Staal: What's New & True at Van Staal in 02'
  • 2/16: 2001 Fish Reg's for NY & LI: Gordon Colvin, NYS Dir. Marine Resource:
  • 2/23: Rex Nelson of TUF Line: The new fishing line of "The Fishing Line"


  • 3/2: Live Remote from Suffern: Guests in clude Capt., Kevin Scola of Bluewater Charters in MA.
  • 3/9: Rex Nelson of Western Filament: New TUFF Line XP Braided lines
  • 3/16: No Guest
  • 3/23: Craig Contelmo/Van Staal Reels What's New & True at Van Staal in 02'
  • 3/30: Michael Coleman Lowndes of Long Island Power Authority


  • 4/6: Capt. Joe Huckmeyer of Helen H Massachusetts
  • 4/13:Capt. Frank Capenzelli/Jane's Grace Charters: Summer Stripers in Montauk
  • 4/20: Rudy Babarotta/Bo-Gi's B&T in Brooklyn: Fishing the NY Bight
  • 4/27: Ken Morse/Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor: Peconic Weakfish


  • 5/4: Jeff Zurnoff/Aqua-Vu: Underwater Cameras & Frank Hunter: Spring Boat Prep
  • 5/11:Vinny Sobral/Freddie's B&T in Montauk: Summer Surf Action in Montauk Point & Capt. Pat Governale/Harts Cove Charters: Moriches Bass & Fluke
  • 5/18: Ken Chaumont/Mighty Mite Anchors: A New Reef Anchor
  • 5/25:

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