Monday, July 1, 2019

July 8

It's finally summer in Chicago!  It was a long time coming but it's here.  River levels are getting back to normal, fish are looking up, and there's a ton of good fishing to be had in the area now.  We'll be at Galway Bay on Monday the 8th tying a few flies, talking fishing and of course getting in a few drinks!
Come on out and hang with a bunch of fishy local folks.  Whether you tie or not all are welcome to join us.
See you there!

Golden Bones 2019

Registration Deadline July 15th!
Chicagoland's annual Carp on the Fly tournament is coming up!  Always a great time with fun people.  Get in before it's too late!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 13

It's been a wild spring in Chicago and the rivers may be blown for a while but we're keeping hope that we'll all be back on the water soon.  We'll be hanging out Monday May 13 as always at Galway Bay to get some flies tied, have a few drinks, and have a good time with other fly fishers.  Everyone is welcome (21+) so bring your friends and come hang out!

 Well its official! The 2019 Bronzeback Cup Fly Tournament will be held on July 20th in the Northern Illinois and Chicagoland area. Tournament will be open to teams of two or three with boats/vessels.
See for more info 

Golden Bones Fly Tournament
The 4th installment of this Chicagoland carp on the fly tournament is announced for August 17th!  Always a great time with great people.  Registration is open now!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

April 8

Spring is finally here!  Despite the up and down temps the fishing is starting to heat up.  It's time to get out on the water!  Pre- spawn smallies have been a hot ticket locally the last few weeks and the Driftless is on fire lately.  Get excited for the start of the season and come have a few drinks with fun people, tie up a couple flies, and have a good time.  We'll be at Galway Bay- our favorite Lakeview dive- around 6:30 till whenever.  As always everyone (21+) is welcome- whether you're our local Pro Staff or just fly curious we can't wait to hang out.

==Don't Forget==

Both Illinois and Wisconsin fishing licenses expire on March 31.  Don't get caught out on the water.  Stay legal and support fisheries by getting a new license today!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February 11

Well winter is set in and it's set in hard.  There won't be much fly fishing to be done locally for a while but at least we've still got tying and beer.  Come out of the cold and hang out with us at Galway Bay on Monday February 11.  We'll be there no matter what the weather!  Join us for some fishy conversation some good beers (and/ or cheap whiskey) and maybe get a few flies tied up for the spring that will be here sooner than you think!  
We'll see you there!!

F3T Chicago!

The F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Chicago March 13th at Thalia Hall. 
Discounted tickets are available at ChiFly for $17 and seats are limited. You have a chance to WIN a pair of the NEW Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Waders when you buy your F3T Tickets at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters

2019 ISA Bronzeback Blowout

Saturday March 2, 2019
3:00 to 9:00 p.m. American Legion Hall
310 W Butterfield Rd. Elmhurst, IL
Featured Guest Speakers Mike Allen and Andrew Ragas
Dinner Catered by Firewater BBQ
• Dinner • Raffle • Auction
Seating is limited. Tickets are $35 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be waiting for you at the door.