Tuesday, October 29, 2013

November 11

Next Chi- Tie meet is November 11! Come on out.  As always we promise a good time.  Bring a vise and a box of fur and feathers or bring nothing and come have a beer with us.  Either way we'll be happy to have you!  We'll be at Galway Bay tying around 6:30 till whenever.  This month is an open tie so fill your box with whatever your fishing now!  Hope to see you there.
And don't forget- we'll be at the ISA Early Show this Saturday Nov 2.  This is another great local event focused on fly fishing and tying and we can't wait to hang out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

ISA "Early Show" Nov 2

November 2-  3rd Annual ISA Early Show-  Batavia, IL

Tim and Dave will be representing Chi- Tie at the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance "Early Show" Nov 2.  Come hang out with us.  We'd love to meet more cool area fly fishers and tiers.  This is the first show to kickstart the expo season and the only one dedicated entirely to the local scene.  There will be local tying clubs, vendors, guides, and speakers.  Chi- Tie friends P.J. Smith and Austin Adducci are slated to give presentations.  We're looking forward to it and we hope to meet you there! 
Here's what ISA has to say about it- check the website for more info.

The Early Show - 3rd Annual

Join the ISA Bassbuggers and DRiFT as they host the 3rd annual Early Show, Chicagoland’s only local fly fishing and fly tying show!
This year’s program will include: regional vendors, fly tyers from many of the Chicago area fly fishing clubs, regional guides and several free guest speaker presentations. Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructors will be available for on the water instruction, along with on the water spey casting demonstrations.

Come and sit down with some of the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate their talents tying a wide variety of warmwater, coldwater and specialty fly patterns. Bring the kids and have them take advantage of the free youth fly tying program. View the actual bugs that fish eat under a high-powered microscope.

Show Features:
•  25+ Regional fly tyers – sit and watch them create a fly for the waters they fish
•  FFF certified casting instructors will provide free on the water casting instruction
•  Regional fishing guides will be on hand to book trips
•  Free guest speaker presentations all day long
•  Entomology program with real bugs that can be viewed under a microscope
•  Free youth fly tying sessions with all the materials provided
•  Area vendor booths with products for sale
•  Many Chicago area clubs will be in attendance

The show will again be located at the Batavia VFW Post 1197 on the banks of the Fox River in downtown Batavia Illinois. Food service will be available.
Mark your calendar now for the first fly fishing show of the Fall season.
Admission is $10.00 for adults - kids under 10 are free.
Show Location:  VFW Post 1197
                        645 River Street
Batavia, IL. 60510

Show Date:        Saturday, November 2, 2013
Show Time:        8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Wrap Up

October featured Sean Hansen of Orvis Chicago and Rushing Waters doing a demo for us of one of his Intruder style variations.  (Hopefully we'll have a step-by-step up soon.) We had a great time tying some up and hanging out and talking about the fishing we've been doing lately.  Orvis was even kind enough to donate enough material for everyone to try their hand at a few Intruders.  So thanks Orvis! And thanks Sean for joining us.
Next meet is Monday November 11 and we hope to see some more of you there.

A couple of us need another beer!


The crew

PS- We now have stickers! Come out next month and get one!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Update

It's steelhead season and time to get your chrome box together. Get ready to tie up some swingable patterns at this months Chi- Tie. Monday October 14th we'll be joined by Orvis Chicago fly fishing manager and Rainey's fly designer Sean Hansen. Sean will be doing a demo of one of his Intruder style variations. He'll also have some materials along if you'd like to try it out for yourself.
Come on out and join us. It's sure to be a good time as usual! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October meet

October 14th is our next meet up.  Whether you want to tie flies or just want to join us to talk fishing and have a few beers, we hope to see you there.
6:30pm at Galway Bay.