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  1. Here is some info on presentations in our area by Kip Vieth, fly fishing guide, speaking on Trout, Muskie, and Smallmouth. February 19 Meeting Features Minnesota Driftless Trout Fly Fishing Speaker Minnesota fly fishing will be the focus of the Oak Brook Trout Unlimited chapter meeting on Wednesday, February 19, with guide Kip Vieth speaking on "Minnesota Driftless Area Trout Fly Fishing at 7 p.m. at the Oak Brook Recreation Center, Canterberry Room in the Main Building. The meeting is open to members, guests and general public. Keith will also include an overview of smallmouth and muskie fly fishing in the Land of 10,000 lakes. 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. 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. See Kip's website wildwoodfloattrips.com for more information. Kip Vieth, an Orvis Guide of the Year, will speak on fly fishing for trout in Minnesota's Driftless Area spring creeks. ORVIS YORKTOWN THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 THE FISH OF 10,000 CASTS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE. On Thursday, February 20th 2017 Orvis Endorsed Guide Of The Year, Kip Vieth, will be in the shop 'Stacking The Odds In Your Favor' when it comes to Musky this season. Kip has been exploring the rivers and streams of the Upper Midwest for well over 30 years. Join us in welcoming Kip as he takes some of the mystery out of this apex predator. He is a writer and fly-fishing guide, winner of the 2017 Orvis Guide of the Year award. Based in Minnesota, he has fished most of the rivers and lakes in that state as well as in neighboring states such as Wisconsin. He has also fished in the south, in such states as Tennessee and Virginia. He now lives in Monticello, Minnesota. Not only is he a musky expert, he also guides Driftless trout and smallmouth. SIGN UP
  2. DESPITE WHAT ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN- Robert Thompson, the filmmaker of Summer Haze, will be speaking at the Oak Brook Trout Unlimited meeting on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Oak Brook Rec center, Central park west building, and he will be talking about his latest film. Go to www.obtu.org for directions to the building. Here is what Flylords mag had to say about it: "Fly fishing is continuing to evolve into a sport where more unique species are targeted every day. Smallmouth bass are quickly becoming one of my favorite species to target on the fly. This film trailer targets these fish, as well as quite a few other freshwater predators that are changing the way that we catch fish on the fly. In this video, Robert Thompson shows us the warmwater opportunities that the midwest has to offer. This includes some crazy topwater eats, as well as some fish that fight so hard, you won’t believe you are in a landlocked state. This film is already getting us pumped for summer and we can’t wait to see the full production." OBTU Meetings Resume September 18 With Robert Thompson on Great Lakes Steelhead and Conservation Issues Our monthly meetings resume on Wednesday, September 18 at the Oak Brook Recreation Center Central Park West Building at 7 p.m. with Robert Thompson as our featured speaker. Guests are welcome. Thompson is an Emmy awarding winning producer currently living and working in Chicago. A former Michigander, Thompson grew up in the northeast part of the state as an avid fisherman and found his way to a fly rod in 2004. Fly fishing soon became an obsession and in 2009, he combined his background in film and television and his love for fly fishing to create fly fishing documentaries. His first film "Night of the Hex" was released in 2010, followed closely by" Musky County" in 2011, "Heart of the Drifltess" in 2012, "The River" in 2014, "Spey Daze" in 2017 and latest release "Summer Haze." All of his films are set in the Midwest and parts of four have been featured in the national Fly Fishing Film Tour.
  3. The Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting a 2019 “Spring Fling” open house on Wednesday, May 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the White Eagle Homeowners Clubhouse at 4265 White Eagle Drive in Naperville. The organization's Spring Fling event is free to its members, friends and general public. The event has something for everyone: Fishing information for Midwest locations for trout, steelhead, salmon, smallmouth bass, and northern pike from experienced Trout Unlimited members including maps and lists of preferred guides and lodging. Hands-on fly tying instruction for novice and experienced tiers. Fly tying equipment and materials will be provided free of charge. Oak Brook TU information tables on upcoming volunteer activities for conservation work days, youth education and advocacy programs. DuPage Fly Fishing Co. representatives will be on hand with their latest 2019 fishing gear and apparel. Free raffle of door prizes for all attendees plus a bucket raffle featuring fishing gear and other prizes. Plus introductory annual Trout Unlimited memberships at 50% off for first-time members
  4. Trout Unlimited will be hosting a Midwest Regional Rendezvous in Illinois. These events are held every 2 years in a different state around the midwest. The conference will take place at the Illinois Beach State park resort in Zion, Illinois starting on Friday March 29 with a traditional midwest fish fry at an American Legion hall in Gurnee. The individual seminars start on Saturday morning and run through the day, followed by a Saturday evening banquet and silent auction fundraiser. You can make a reservation for the entire weekend or just come to the seminars on Saturday and Sunday, an entire Ala carte registration form is available on the tu.org website. Although these events are geared toward TU volunteers, the information that will be discussed will suit any conservation and membership driven organization. Topics such as Great Lakes initiatives, Angler science, Angler advocacy, member growth and engagement, are all topics that cross all borders of like minded groups. These seminars will be moderated by TU national staffers and other professionals. Please click on the links below and check out the registration form and the seminar agenda, and I hope to see you there. https://www.tu.org/sites/default/files/2019-Upper-Midwest-Regional-Meeting-Agenda.pdf https://www.tu.org/midwest-regional
  5. FLY TYING SESSION ILLINOIS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE AND OAK BROOK TROUT UNLIMITED DICKS SPORTING GOODS/FIELD & STREAM 2000 NORTH NEIL STREET CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820 SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 11:00 AM UNTIL 3:00 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. All equipment and materials will be provided and there is no prior experience necessary. We will have room to accommodate up to 12 people at one time. You can sign up at the store at the fly fishing counter or contact Stan, please RSVP. Contact Stan Zarnowiecki if you have questions 708-606-4148 or email at shotawisky@yahoo.com
  6. COME MEET FELLOW MEMBERS FROM ILLINOIS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE AND OAK BROOK TROUT UNLIMITED DICKS SPORTING GOODS/FIELD & STREAM 2000 NORTH NEIL STREET CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018 11:00 AM UNTIL 3:00 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. Oak Brook Trout Unlimited will be hosting a Women's Fly Fishing Weekend in April.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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