Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter Events 2017

With Chicago in full winter lock down already it's going to be tough to itch that fishing scratch.  Here's a list of some events and expos to help get you off of the couch and out of the house.
If you know of any others just let me know and I'll add them in!


You know who we are- come hang out and have a beer.
2nd Monday at Galway Bay in Chicago.

Coren's Rod and Reel- Chicago
Thursday night tying night at Coren's.  Usually instruction on 3 patterns you can tie along with the group.  Materials supplied.  Bring your own tools.  Maybe a 6er to share or for the fridge if you want a beer.

Vise- presented by MWA
Monthly fly tying gathering, in the western suburbs of Chicago. "Vise" will be held at different locations every month. From novices to experienced tyers.

NIFTY- Schaumburg
Monday meetings tying flies or fly fishing presentation.  Tools and materials provided for newbies.

DRiFT- Glen Ellyn
Tuesday meetings tying flies or fly fishing presentations.  Also do conservation and education through the year.

Chi Fly- Chicago
Various lessons and events through the winter.  Beginner to advanced and anything from trout nymphs to salty crabs to musky flies.  Check the website for what peaks your interest.

Orvis- Chicago
Various lessons and presentations through the year.  Call the store for details.


Muskie expo
St Charles, Jan 6-8
Milwuakee, Feb 10-12

All Canada Show
St Charles, Jan 12-15

Chicago Outdoor Sports Show
Rosemont, Jan 19-22

Chicagoland Fishing Travel and Outdoor Expo
Schaumburg, Jan 26-29

Tinley Park Fishing Show
Tinley Park, Feb 11-12


Badger Spring Opener
Madison, WI Feb 11

Indiana Fly Fishing Expo
Indianapolis, IN Feb 17-19

Midwest Fly Fishing Expo
Warren, MI  March 11-12

Great Waters Fly Expo
St Paul, MN March 17-19

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!)