Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December 9

December 9 is our next meet up.  Same time. Same place.  6:30 at Galway Bay in Chicago.   Whether you want to tie, just want to to hang out and meet other fly fishers, or are interested in learning more about fly tying or fishing we'd love to have you.  Come when you can and leave when you have to just come have a drink with us and lets talk fish. This month is another free tie so bring a vise and some materials and fill some holes in your box or tie for your next trip.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jerry Darkes at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters

Author of Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans Jerry Darkes will be at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters (Chi-Fly) this Sat Nov 16 from 2pm - 5 pm.  This is a great book that I think a lot of us have already purchased that gives a ton of insight into fishing our greatest local water including locations, fly selection and techniques
.Darkes will be signing books from 2-4 and will be giving a slideshow presentation on the Great Lakes from 4-5.
For more information check out Chi- Fly's event page HERE.  Go check it out and support another local Chicago event and grab a copy of a cool book featuring a ton of fishing within a reasonable drive from Chicago.
While you're there check out their schedule of upcoming fly tying classes too.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Wrap-up

Well November had a bit of a small turn out that we'll blame on the weather.  That was a nasty sloppy first snow of the year!  But we made the best of it and had a good time hanging out anyways.  A few flies were tied and a few drinks downed.
Monday December 9 will be our next meet up.  We'll have more details later.  Hope to see you there!
Here's a few pics from Monday night:

Monday, November 4, 2013

ISA Early Show

The ISA Early Show was Saturday out in Batavia and Tim and I were there repping Chi- Tie.  This was a cool show spotlighting a whole lot of local tiers, guides, and shops. We had a great time tying a few flies and meeting a lot of new folks.  Hopefully we'll see some of you in the future.  I gave a couple demos of some of his go to bass flies while Tim was showing some great steelhead flies. There was also a ton of interest in all the giant musky flies we both had laid out.
It was cool to get to meet and network with other Chicagoland tying clubs including DRIFT and NIFT.  There were a lot of awesome tiers there putting out everything from tiny trout nymphs to big musky flies.  I even finally joined ISA. Check them out as they're a great organization doing a lot of important work in the area helping protect and conserve one of our favorite gamefish. 
Thanks to John and the ISA for having us out and putting us in a great spot. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and talked with us.  And thanks to everyone for continuing the support and hanging out tying with us.  Now enjoy some pics that Tim was able to snap during the day.  See you November 11!
- Dave K

Since we were right on the river, we had to go fish after...