Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 8

Happy New Years from Chi- Tie!!  Hope everyone had a great holiday and has a fun safe New Years.   We'll be kicking off 2018 and another year of Chi Tie hangouts on Monday the 8th.  As always we'll be at Galway Bay around 6:30.  Everyone is welcome (21+) to join us!  Start off the new year with some fishy people and some good drinks!  Hope to see you there!

Fly tying classes

Keep yourself busy this winter by checking out the class offerings from our friends at Chi Fly!  Everything from beginner fly tying and fishing basics to more advanced techniques and flies.  They have something for everyone!

Love fly fishing but new to tying?  Check out Orvis Chicago's free 101 classes!  
2018 dates in both January and February!  Stop by the store or call to register-

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 11

Here we are at our last meet up of the year.  Come join us over at Galway Bay one more time in 2017.  We'll hang out, have a few drinks, maybe tie a few flies, and generally have a good time with other fly fishers.  Get out before the busyness of holidays takes over.  Everyone is welcome (21+) and we hope to see you there!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 13+ the Early Show

Here we go again- time for another night tying flies and drinking beers at the bar! Escape the cold and dark with us on Monday the 13th at Galway Bay. We'll be there from about 6:30- 9:30 having a few drinks and hanging out.  Everyone is welcome (21+) whether you tie or not!  Bring your own materials to tie or just enjoy a beer and hang!
See you there!

And don't forget-
Sunday the 12th is the 2017 ISA Early Show!  This is the only fly fishing specific expo in Chicagoland.  We'll be spending the day with a bunch of our friends tying some flies and talking about our local waters. Don't miss it!

Friday, September 29, 2017

October 9

Fall is finally here!  The temps are cooling and fish are putting on the feed bag getting ready for the coming winter.  It's time to fish!
Come hang out Monday October 9 and grab a beer, maybe tie some flies for the season and enjoy the company of fellow fly fishers.  As always we'll be hanging out at Galway Bay around 6:30 pm or so.  Come when you can and leave when you have to!  See you there!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 11

Summer is winding down and fall is coming up fast!  Whether your focus is those lake run trout and salmon or big pike and musky, it's time to think about tying.  Come join us at Galway Bay where we'll be knocking down a few beers and getting a few flies tied for the upcoming season.  As always everyone is welcome- from seasoned tyer to rookie.  Or if you just want to hang out with other fly fishers then come on out!
Hope to see you there-

Monday, August 7, 2017

Auguast 14

Here we go- time for another monthly meeting of Chi- Tie!  Hopefully every one has been having a great summer and been getting in plenty of fishing.  We'll be at Galway Bay on the 14th to hang out, have a few drinks, and maybe get a few flies tied!  We always have a good time and everyone is welcome to join us.  We hope we'll see you there!

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 10

It's that time again! Another month of Chi-Tie.  Monday July 10. As always we'll be at Galway Bay around 6:30 to hang out, tie some flies, and have a few beers.  Of course everyone is welcome (21+) expert tyer to never fly fished! Join us for a good time hanging with good fishy people!

**UPDATE**REGISTRATION CLOSING!!! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!! If you have not signed up yet please contact us to lock in your spot. Don't miss the largest Carp and smallmouth tournament in the Midwest. Visit for all the info. Big prizes, Swag bags, Food, beer, music, raffles, and good times... Many great sponsors this year!

2017 Driftless Area Flyathlon
Oct 13-15
Yellow River State Forest, IA
Run. Fish. Beer.
Spots remain in the 2017 Driftless Flyathlon! We're not full quite yet. Sign up for a weekend in October of running, fishing, craft beer and camping all for a good cause.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 12

Summer is finally here! We hope everyone has been getting out and getting in some fishing despite all the rain we've had.  It's about time for another Chi- Tie and a chance to hang out and hear about what everyone has been up to. Let's grab a few drinks, tie and chat about the season so far. 
As always we'll be at Galway Bay from around 6:30pm till whenever- this month on June 12.  Everyone (21+) is of course welcome from experienced tier to the complete newbie whether you want to tie or just hang out with some cool people.  See you there!

Midwest Golden Bones!!
Don't forget!
The tournament is only two months away, we will be closing registration July 5th. There are only a couple dozen slots left.
Please visit and go to the Golden Bones tab for all the information on how to lock in your spot for the biggest carp and smallmouth tournament in the Midwest. Lots of great prizes, bluegrass, food, Iron Fly, Towee Road Show, and SWAG bags!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 8

It's May and time for another Chi- Tie!  Spring is here and our local waters are heating up!  Fish are active and it's time to get out on the river! So come join us at Galway Bay, have a drink, tie a few flies and get excited for the season.  As always, we'll be there around 6:30- 9:30, but come when you can and leave when you have to.  Everyone is welcome and we're looking forward to hanging out.
See you there!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April 10

April is here and it's time for another Chi- Tie.  Join us on Monday the 10th at 6:30 (ish) as always at Galway Bay.  Come out for a while and tie, have a drink, or just hang out.   Spring is here and it's time to think fishing!
Hope to see you there-

Don't forget- 2016 fishing licenses expire March 31. Get a new one online at

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 13

Here we are in March and a seemingly early spring.  We'll all soon be out on the water all the time so take the evening to fill in some boxes.  We'll be hanging out Monday March 13 at Galway Bay from 6:30 till whenever.  Come on out and have a drink or two, tie some flies, or just hang out and lets talk fishing.  We're all getting antsy after that warm up so it's time to get things in order and get out there!
As always- everyone is welcome (21+) and we look forward to seeing or meeting you!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 13

We're back for another month of Chi- Tie!  Join us Monday February 13 at 6:30 at Galway Bay.   Come hang out, have a drink and tie up some flies with us.  Whether you're an expert tyer or have never fly fished before- everyone is welcome.  (21+)  As always this will be an open tie so bring whatever tools and materials you need to tie.
And don't forget- We'll be taking donations for Project Healing Waters this month.  If you have old unused gear or want to donate some flies, we'll be putting together a box to send to our local branch supporting US veterans. 
Any questions, feel free to contact us.
Until then- see you the 13th!

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 9, 2017!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2017 and another year of Chi- Tie.  Our first meet up of the year will be Monday the 9th.  As always we'll be at Galway Bay from 6:30ish till whenever.  Everyone is welcome whether you're a new tier or a seasoned pro, new to the group or a regular.  We're just here to have a good time hanging out, tying a few flies, having a few drinks, and talking fish.
And don't forget- for the next two months we'll be collecting gear and flies to donate to Project Healing Waters.  So if you have some used gear you've replaced or don't use anymore or need an excuse to keep tying when your boxes are full, bring them with and we'll be putting together a package for our local programs.

Here's to a Happy 2017 friends.  Hope everyone has a great year full of clean flies, big fish and cold beers!