Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Wrap- Up

I'm a little late in getting this posted but we had a good time as always at this month's Chi- Tie.  We once again had a huge variety of flies being tied from trout hoppers to giant musky tandems.  We had a few people just hang out for a couple drinks and had fun making some new friends.  As always we welcome anyone. 
A couple days later a few of us met out in Arlington Heights for the screening of the Hank Patterson film.  So a week full of fly fishing and good times!
We hope everybody has a Happy Holidays and a great New Years.  We'll see you next in January on the 12th!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 8

Here we go again!  It's time for another Chi- Tie.  Monday December 8, 6:30pm at Galway Bay in Chicago.
So come on by and bring a vise and materials.  Whether an avid tyer, a newbie, or just interested in hanging out- come by and have a drink with us.  It's always a good time.  Hope we see you there!

(And don't forget about the Hank Patterson film screening later next week.  Check out for more details.)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hank Patterson's Reel Montana Adventure

Our friends behind aTightLoop/ Dun magazines are bringing the Hank Patterson film to town.  Presenting Hank Patterson's Reel Montana Adventure at Star Cinema Grill in Arlington Heights on December 10.

The night promises to be a great time with the funniest guy in fly fishing since pretty much ever.  There's guaranteed to be plenty of laughs and just a good time. Plus the venue has a full bar and menu that's delivered to your seat in the theatre.  What else do you need?!  Hope to see everyone there!!

Don't miss it-  get your tickets at:
Here's the trailer-  Snap it!

For more info check out:

Friday, November 14, 2014

November Wrap Up

After spending the day before out at The Early Show we had our monthly meet up over at Galway Bay again.  We had a great time finishing up some flies from the day before and tying some new ones for upcoming trips.  Of course there were a few drinks and lot of laughs.  Thanks to everyone who made it out. 
Next month's meet up will be December 8.  See you then!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 10

Coming up November 10 is our next meet up at Galway Bay Chicago!  Come on out and join us for a few drinks and a few flies.  It's always a good time.  We welcome anyone and everyone to hang out with us.  Whether you're an fly tying pro or newly interested in the sport, we hope you join us for the evening.  And don't forget to come see us at the Early Show the day before.  Check out our last post for details.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ISA Early Show

The convention season is fast approaching and the ISA (Illinois Smallmouth Assocation) is kicking it off with the only fly fishing specific show of the year featuring tiers from several Chicagoland clubs as well as local guides and vendors.
We'll be there with a couple guys tying and repping Chi- Tie.  Come on out and see us and other club friends.  It's always a good time showcasing a ton of local talent.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 13

Monday October 13 will be our next meet up.  Come on out and have a beer and tie a fly or two with us.  Fall is looking good with plenty of action still left in the season whether you're after steelhead and salmon or big pike and musky, or both!  We'll be hanging out at Galway Bay again from 6:30 on.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 8

It's an early one this month!  Next Monday the 8th!  Join us over at Galway Bay to knock out a few flies and a few beers.  We'll be there from about 6:30 till whenever.  Come hang out and tie or just chat.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 22, 2014

August Wrap Up

I'm a little behind getting this post up but here it is.  Our August meet up was a great time as usual.  The first fly swap seemed a success as well and is something we'll try again this winter.  Thanks to everyone who participated.
Our next meet up will be September 8 and we hope to see you there!  Until then...

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 11

Next Chi- Tie meet up is coming up soon on Monday August 11!    As always we'll be hanging out at Gaway Bay (500 W Diversey) from 6:30pm on.
This month we'll be trying something new and be having our first fly swap with a theme of baitfish.  So tie (or bring) 3 of any one baitfish pattern and we'll be trading out at the end of the evening.  Looking forward to tying this out and seeing everyones creations.  So come on out and have a beer, tie with us, and get a few new flies while you're at it  And of course anyone is welcome to come hang out with us whether you want to tie or not.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Wrap Up

July was another great evening of tying at Galway Bay.  It was a smaller crew but we were more than happy hanging out tying with a few brews.
Next month join us on Monday August 11 for our next meet up.  More details to come soon.

Distracted by the Home Run Derby

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 14

It's finally summer!  Hopefully everyone has been getting out on the water and getting into some fish.  We'll be meeting next on July 14th at 6:30 as always at Galway Bay (500 W Diversey).  Come hang out, tie some flies, talk about fishing, and have a good time with us.  Everyone is welcome of course whether you tie or not!  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Wrap Up

June was another great time as a handful of us got together for some tying.  Once again we had a pretty big variety of flies being tied from small tenkara flies to trout nymphs to bass meat.  As always everybody had a great time.
Don't forget we'll be running every month through the summer still with our next meet on July 14th.  See you then!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Meet Up

I know this is a little later post than usual but we've been busy fishing lately and this kinda sneaked up on us.  Next Monday June 9 at 6:30 is our next meet up.  Come on out and join us at Galway Bay (500 W Diversey).  Tie up some flies to replace the ones you've lost, try some new ideas, or just keep filling that box.  If you don't tie, feel free to come out and just talk fishing and have a drink.  Hope to see you there!
A couple of us might even try to fish one of the close harbors before hand.  Hit us up on Facebook if you're interested in joining us!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Wrap Up

We had another fun time hanging out tying flies and having a few drinks.  There may have been no official demo this month but there were about three patterns shared that night between us.  We all had a great time learning new flies and getting some spaces filled.  And of course some
Our next meet up will be June 9.  Until then here's some pics to hold you over.  Stay tuned for details and we'll see you next month!
Now let's go fish!