Friday, December 2, 2016

December 12

Monday December 12 is our last meet up of 2016!  Come on out, grab a beer and hang out with us.  Wrap up the season and tie a few flies or just talk fishing with us.  We'll be hanging out starting around 6:30pm at Galway Bay (as always!).  Show up whenever you can for as long as you can.  Of course everyone is welcome (21+) and we look forward to seeing you!

In the meantime we hope everyone had a great extended fall season and got on some fish.  And if we don't see you before-  Happy Holidays from all of us at Chi- Tie!

(Just as a heads up- we'll be doing a gear and fly collection in the new year to benefit Project Healing Waters.  So save the equipment you replace at Christmas!)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 Early Show

The 2016 Early Show is just around the corner!  While we won't have a booth this year we highly encourage you to go see our friends who will.  It's always a good time and we're bummed to be missing out on it this year.  Check out the details below:

The Early Show Sunday 11/13/16 10am – 5pm

Presented by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance & Dupage Rivers Fly Tyers

Come to the 6th Early Show, Chicago’s only all fly fishing & tying show!

Sit with the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate a wide variety of fly patterns.

Kids will enjoy free fly tying & entomology programs.

Show Features:

   25+ Regional fly tyers sit and watch them create a fly for the waters they fish.

   Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors provide free casting lessons.

   Spey casting demonstrations & help matching the line to rod.

   Regional fishing guides on hand to share tips & book trips.

   Guest speaker presentations all day long.

   Vendors include area shops, reps, pro tyers & guides all with great deals.

   Club booths ready to answer questions about their activities.

   Dupage Forest Preserve District booth to promote outdoor & youth programs.

   Raffle of donated flies & gear drawn at end of the show.

   Free Youth Fly Tying with all the materials and tools provided.

   At the Dupage F.P. Mayslake Peabody Estate, constructed by Francis Stuyvesant Peabody during the American Gilded Age. Experience the splendor of its grounds and learn about fly fishing & tying inside the mansion at the Early Show.

Spey casting presentation by Doug Taylor, Sage pro staff at 11:30 am & 2 :30 pm

Drift FFF certified casting instruction 10:30 to 12:30, 1:30 to 3:30pm

Mark Your Calendar Now For The First Fly Show Of The Fall Season!

Show Location:  Mayslake Peabody Estate
Show Date:
Sunday November 13, 2015
1717 West 31st Street
Show Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Admission is $10.00 for adults - kids 12 and under are FREE.


November 14

It's about time for another Chi- Tie meet up!  November is here and we'll be getting together Monday the 14th to hang out, tie flies, and have a couple drinks.  Come on out and see us.  Whether you're tying for another fall trip, already thinking about next year, or just want to hang and talk fishing,  join us for a good time at Galway. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 10

October is here.  Let's tie some flies!!  Fall is arguably the best time of year to fish, everything is putting on the feedbag to get ready for the winter.
Come hang out, grab a brew, and tie a couple flies in preparation for some fishing!  We'll be at Galway Bay from 6:30 till whenever.  As usual it'll be an open tie so bring whatever you want to tie up.  Or just hang out with some fishy people and talk fly fishing.  Everyone is welcome (21+)- come when you can and leave when you have to!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 12

Here we go! It's September and we're ready for another meet up.  Despite the high temps it's time to start thinking fall!  Whether that means chasing salmon runs or musky in the rain let's start filling the gaps from last year.  As always we'll be at Galway Bay on Monday the 12th from 6:30 till whenever.
Come have a drink and tie with us! Or just hang out and talk fishing- everyone is welcome.
Hope to see you there!

And if you missed out on the Golden Bones Carp Tournament this weekend you can still hang out at Iron Fly!  Check out CarfOutdoors for more info.

Friday, July 29, 2016

August 8

Here we go again! Second Monday comes early this month! We'll be at Galway Bay August 8 at around 6:30.
Come join us and get a break from these dog days of summer.  Enjoy some AC, cold beers and good fishy conversation.  We'll be tying up some end of summer patterns to get us through till the fall.  Whether you're new to the sport or old timer, everyone is of course welcome.
Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July 11

It's that time again!  Summer is on a roll and we know you have some empty slots to fill back up.  We'll be at Galway Bay Monday July 11 at 6:30 pm.  We'll be tying flies, hanging out and having a few drinks.  Come on out and join us for a good time.  Whether you tie or just want to talk about fishing everyone is welcome! 
Hope everyone is having a great fishy summer and we'll see you there!