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  1. What are you doing this coming Thursday night? I'll tell you what, come on down to DuPage fly fishing and hear Kip Vieth of Wildwood float trips, Minnesota guide and Orvis 2017 freshwater "guide of the year" talk about fly fishing in Minnesota on the Mississippi river and others. After Kip's presentation we will continue the bull session at Crosstown Pub, just down the street from the fly shop. It's been said that this place has the best wings around... Thursday, January 25 at 5 PM - 7 PM DuPage Fly Fishing Co. 1512 N Naper Blvd, Ste 136, Naperville, Illinois 60563 Kip is the owner of Wildwood Float Trips based in Monticello, MN and was the 2017 Orvis Freshwater Guide of the Year. Kip has been fly fishing for over 30 years and focuses on smallmouth bass and muskie. He offers a western-style fishing experience with drift boat floats down Minnesota rivers. Wildwood Float Trips is also the outfitter for the Orvis Muskie School and Kip is an Orvis Fly Designer. Kip and his business have been featured on Minnesota Bound, Orvis Outdoor Adventures, The Drake, Orvis Blog, Outdoor News, Midwest Fly Fishing and Eastern, Southwest and Northwest Fly Fishing Magazines
  2. Oak Brook Trout Unlimited will be hosting a Women's Fly Fishing Weekend in April.
  3. ISA members are invited to attend when Oak Brook TU will be traveling down state to Urbana, Illinois to host another event for those members who cannot attend our regular programs. On Saturday, September 16 we will be at Crystal Lake park, 206 W Park St., Urbana, IL. We will be hosting a fly rod casting clinic starting at 9:00 am and ending by 2:00 pm. This will be a rain or shine event, there should not be any cancellation, we have the pavilion reserved. We will have fly rods available or you may certainly bring your own equipment. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 pm We will be at the Northwoods pavilion which is located at the north end of the park. Please look for and follow signs that say Oak Brook Trout Unlimited. Please contact Stan Zarnowiecki if you have further questions. 708-606-4148 shotawisky@yahoo.com
  4. COME MEET FELLOW MEMBERS FROM ILLINOIS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE AND OAK BROOK TROUT UNLIMITED BASS PRO SHOP PEORIA 1000 Bass Pro Shops Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 SATURDAY MAY 20TH 11:00 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM We will have fly tying vises set up in the fly fishing area of the store. You are welcome to stop by and learn to tie a fly or share your secret pattern for catching your favorite species. We will have some giveaways, T-shirts, hats, etc… Please come by on Saturday to talk flies and tell lies (about fishing). Contact Stan Zarnowiecki if you have questions 708-606-4148 or email at shotawisky@yahoo.com
  5. Please pass the following information on to any women that you may know that would be interested in a one day Women's intro to fly fishing. Sunday, April 23: "Women's Fly Fishing Day" to Feature Geri Myer Geri Myer has been invited to lead a group of women through the basics of fly fishing on April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Queen of Rosary School in Elk Grove Village. Geri is the co-owner or The Driftless Angler in Viroqua Wisconsin, and a fly fishing guide. She is always willing to introduce women to the sport of fly fishing and has her own line of clothing and other items designed specifically for women through her Athena & Artemis Women's Fly Shop. This day-long seminar will be an educational and fun experience introducing women to the sport of fly fishing. The event is open to OBTU members and the general public. Activities include: Fly rod casting instruction; equipment basics designed for women; knot tying basics; introduction to entomology; and introduction to fly tying. A fee of $40.00 will cover the day's workshop plus lunch. To reserve a spot, please contact Carol Hennessy. Email: clhennessy@earthlink.net; Phone: 815-341-6010 Queen of Rosary School is located at 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd. in Elk Grove Village.
  6. Scott, I can help out on Sunday if you two guys need a break. Please let me know if you need me and what time would be best. Thanks Stan Z.
  7. FLY ROD CASTING NIGHTS STARTING ON TUESDAY NIGHT MAY 31 AND RUNNING THROUGH THE SUMMER 6:00 PM UNTIL DARK OAK BROOK REC CENTER 1450 Forest Gate Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 CENTRAL PARK WEST BUILDING BEHIND BUILDING PRACTICE YOUR CAST GET INSTRUCTION ON TECHNIQUE IMPROVE YOUR DISTANCE IMPROVE YOUR ACCURACY · BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT · ACCURACY TARGETS ON SITE · DISTANCE MARKERS AT 40-50-60 FEET · WATER CASTING AVAILABLE · NO HOOKS OR FLIES WILL BE USED No reservation required, someone will be on site every Tuesday night. Any questions please contact Stan Zarnowiecki 708-606-4148 shotawisky@yahoo.com
  8. RIVERSIDE FISHING CLUB Saturday August, 8th 2015 Set up at 7:00am • Doors open at 8:00am • Sales start @ 8:00am-Noon NO PRE-SALES American Legion Hall • 900 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange, Illinois 60525 FREE Admittance FREE Admittance 6th Annual ( NO sales of Firearms or Ammunition allowed ) *All sales are final and RFC is not responsible for any items sold. *Fishing, Hunting, Boating and Camping related equipment only Tables are $15.00 for non-members - $10.00 for members (Limited Tables Available) For more information or to reserve a table please contact OTTO: ottomobile60@yahoo.com or call: 312-806-0540 www.riversidefishingclub.com
  9. Saturday May 9th 2015 10:00 am until 3:00 pm White Eagle homeowners clubhouse 4265 White Eagle drive Route 59 south of 75th street at Montgomery road Naperville Illinois Oak Brook Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a free fly fishing open house entitled Spring Fling. There will be fly tyers, instruction on fly rod casting for beginners, silent auction items and bucket raffle prizes. Kyle Zempel from Black Earth Angling will be there all day and give a presentation at 2:00 pm on fly fishing his area for Pike, Smallmouth, and Trout. There will also be a used gear sale including fly rods, waders, other fly fishing related items. Lunch is free and will be served at 12:00 pm Go to www.obtu.org for more info, a flyer is attached. www.blackearthangling.com/ obtuspringfling2015.pdf
  10. Oakbrook Trout Unlimited March 18 Speaker Kip Vieth A year of fly fishing Minnesota: From Trout to Musky and Smallmouth in between Kip Vieth and his family have owned and operated Wildwood Float Trips since 2003. His business includes being a full service Orvis Endorsed guide and outfitting service located in Monticello, Minnesota. Kip has been exploring the rivers and streams of the Upper Midwest for well over 30 years. He lives and runs Wildwood Float Trips on the banks of the Upper Mississippi. The business is located right in the heart of the Catch and Release section which is home to some of the largest Smallmouth Bass in the country. He spends over 200 days on the water mostly in pursuit of Smallmouth Bass and Musky. On most days during the season you can find him rowing his drift boat on one of the Upper Midwest premier warm water fisheries. In addition to his guiding Kip also writes for Eastern Fly Fishing and Midwest Fly Fishing. His evening presentation will give attendees a glimpse of what it’s like to chase multi species on the rivers, in the land of 10,000 lakes. If you are looking for information about the upper Midwest and all it has to offer please join us for a great evening with one of the area’s best guide services. You can visit ww.obtu.org for directions on the location of the meeting. Along with Kip's presentation we are also hosting a fly tying class on Thursday March 19 at Bass Pro Bolingbrook- Oak Brook TU Advanced Fly Tying Lessons Scheduled for March 19 at Bass Pro Shops Minnesota guide Kip Vieth will lead a special fly tying class sponsored by Oak Brook TU on Thursday, March 19, from 5-9PM, at the Bass Pros Shop in Bolingbrook. Cost for the class—which includes all materials—is $40.00 per person. Kip Vieth—who will speaking on fly fishing the Minnesota Driftless Area at our March 18 chapter meeting—will lead the class and demonstrate some of his favorite patterns such as: · Turkey Leech · Simple foam popper · X-wing fighter (for panfish) · Templeton foam diver · Wild Critter foam hopper/bass bug · 3M minnow (Goldie) The class will try and tie as many of these patterns as time and skill levels will allow. For any questions and to reserve your spot please contact: Stan Zarnowiecki 708-606-4148 shotawisky@yahoo.com
  11. Do you need anymore for Sunday, Feb 1 I can be there all day if needed, probably booth take down also? Thanks Stan Z.
  12. Wednesday January 21 7:00 pm at the Oak Brook Rec center Guests welcome at no charge go to www.obtu.org for directions Fly Fishing Film Producer Robert Thompson to Discuss Latest Projects Robert Thompson is a native of Michigan and currently works for CBS Chicago as a producer. He is an avid outdoorsman and started creating fly fishing content five years ago. In 2010 he released his first DVD--"Night of the Hex." He followed that production with "Musky Country" in 2011 and "Heart of the Driftless" in 2012. In the spring of 2012, Thompson started work on his most ambitious project--"The River"--with the subject matter being the famous Au Sable River in Michigan, the birthplace of Trout Unlimited. Two years in the making, The River was officially released for retail sales in the spring of 2014. In addition to the main feature, the DVD also includes the full version of "The Brothers Brown," which was featured on the 2013 fly fishing film tour and "Summers," a piece on legendary Michigan bamboo fly rod maker Bob Summers. Thompson recently started production on his fifth fly fishing DVD-a Great Lakes steelhead piece "Spey Daze"--that he expects to release in the spring or fall of 2016. He is also currently in the final stages of editing a music/fishing project titled "Cousin Joe" which will be a DVD companion to the eventual CD release from Michigan musician Joe Shields' alter ego "Cousin Joe Twoshacks." Thompson will talk about some of his past projects, but will mainly focus on his current steelhead and music projects. He also plans to show footage from both of the current projects and perhaps footage/trailers from some of his past work. Thompson is an Emmy award winning producer and his outdoor content has been featured in both the F3t and I4 fly fishing film tours. His 2011 film Musky Country was named Fly Fishing Film of the year at the IFTD show in New Orleans. If you've ever wanted to know what goes into making a fly fishing film and the thought process behind their production...this is your chance. The River is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com.
  13. I can work on Saturday at Schaumburg, all day, if needed. Please have someone confirm. Thanks Stan Z. 708-606-4148
  14. Stan Z

    Fox river float trip

    I purchased a canoe trip, for up to twelve people, on the Fox river, northern section. I am looking at running a trip on Saturday August 11. If we fill all of the canoes it will cost each person $10.00 and everything is included, canoes, paddles, life jackets. If you have your own boat and want to float along you can and be part of the shuttle. Let me know if you can commit to the date. Please let anyone else know about the trip. Thanks Stan Zarnowiecki 708-606-4148
  15. Matt Wagner: Neglected Bugs of the Driftless Area Matt Wagner, owner of The Driftless Angler fly shop in Viroqua Wisconsin, will give a power point presentation on the neglected bugs of the Driftless area. “I try my hardest to tell people about the success you can have with midges and crane flies and most people still reach for caddis and mayflies.” The Driftless area of Wisconsin has a dizzying amount of fly fishable water with some of the best spring creek fishing in the world. The Driftless Angler is a full service fly shop carrying top of the line fly fishing products that will aide any angler fishing Midwestern spring creeks. Stop in and get the latest information, browse over thousands of fly patterns, pick up some tying materials, cast some rods out back, or relax with a book in its lounge. See www.driftlessangler.com. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. and join us to hear one of the area’s most knowledgeable fishermen speaking about some great fishing very close to home. Go to www. obtu.org for directions to our chapter meeting at the Oak Brook Recreational Center.
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