Captain Tom Cornicelli
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Captain Tom Cornicelli
has been professionally guiding for more than twenty years and has become one of the most well known and progressive guides in the country.A native of Long Island, New York, he
has received widespread acclaim for his
talents as an artist and full time waterfowl and fishing guide.He
has appeared on nation wide television and his
renowned service has been featured in local newspapers and various outdoor publications such as "The New York Times
", "Sporting Classics
", and "Gray's
Sporting Journal" just to mention a few.
As a high profile charter boat captain and angler, he
is a five time I.G.F.A. (International Game Fish Association) world record holder on the fly rod and his
accomplishments on the water are unrivaled.During the off-season Tom
is a full time wildfowl artist and has been creating his
art since 1987.It all started in the salt marshes of Long Island.In those days Tom
carved decoys for hunting.After being urged by a friend to attend some of the local carving shows, Tom's work quickly became competitive at the world class level of competition.Since 1992 he
has consistently placed in numerous shows throughout the country.His
most recent win, was at the prestigious Ward Foundation's
2004 World Carving competition, when he
was awarded "Best in Show" World Gunning Pairs Division.His
highly collectible gunners are in numerous states and three countries.As member of Ducks Unlimited
, Tom's work has raised thousands of dollars for the conservation of wetlands in the United States.His
energy and enthusiasm for his
craft has never been greater and has not gone unnoticed.He was recently recruited by Avery Outdoors to compliment their Greenhead Gear line of decoys.
A much sought after speaker and consummate teacher, his
presentations on waterfowling and fishing are unparalleled.If you have ever heard Tom speak, you have heard just a taste of his
powers of observation afield and the ability to communicate these insights.Whether it be open water hunting for divers, gunning puddlers, or field shooting for geese, this veteran guide is considered by many to be one of the best in the business and his
passion for waterfowl is exhibited in his
art, photography, and career.
Zack lives with his brothers Tyler 18, Logan 15
, and his parents Tom
and Tammy Rednour.