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John Loebach

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    ISA Executive Officer and Flyfishing Coordinator

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  1. John Loebach

    monthly isa tying

    I'll be there, Craig R. too. He will show off his answer to the Ned rig - the Double Wide. If we have time we may tie two patterns.
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    Doug Taylor FREE spey lessons

    2018 Free Introduction to Speycasting Clinic. Doug Taylor, Sage Elite Pro Staff and St Joe River licensed guide, will once again be offering this free clinic. It will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month on the Fox River at Glenwood Park in Batavia. Start time is 09.00 AM. Finish time is when the last person leaves the water. You will need, waders or high waterproof boots, sunglasses and a hat. The clinic will be from April till October. Not including June as I will be away salmon fishing on the Restigouche. Dates, Saturday April 21st, May 19th, June, No class. , July 21st, Aug 18th, Sept 15th and Oct 20th. It will cover basic Speycasting for beginners as well as some of the more advanced techniques . You can bring your own gear or borrow one of my matched outfits. I will have a wide selection of Spey lines on hand, so if you are having a problem matching line to rod, just bring it along and we will get it sorted. Last year was quite fun, and I saw a definite improvement in peoples Speycasting. So if you have interest in learning to Speycast, come and pay us a visit. If you have questions you can contact me on, speybloke@gmail.com Hope to see you on the river.
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    Tying @ DFF with Tom Loo

    Oops! This Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:30pm. Tom's original flies are very effective on the Fox & other local streams. He'll talk about how he fishes them, usually in tandem with another fly. John.
  4. Join us at DuPage Fly Fishing 1512N. Naper Blvd.,Ste. 136, Naperville,60563 Tom will demo one of his go to streamers for river smallmouth. Bring your tools & tye along. 6:30pm start. John L
  5. This Friday the ISA Bassbuggers host Abe Downs owner of Great Northern Flyfishing for a presentation on cold water early season tactics for smallmouth bass. Abe guides on the upper Wisconsin river & is an Orvis endorsed drift boat guide out of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Come learn about the opportunities in northern Wisconsin rivers for bass, pike & musky on the fly. Reserve a date to fish this season, Abe can help you pick the best time to come. Friday 3/16- 6:30 pm Orvis Yorktown mall , Lombard
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    Rich McElligott at Dupage FF

    Join us & tye along as Rich demos one of his original patterns. Rich now has the Ultimate worm & more in production with Rainey's Flies.
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    Tying with Tom Loo

    Join us at DFF 1512N. Naper Blvd.,Ste. 136, Naperville,60563 Tom will demo one of his go to streamers for river smallmouth. Bring your tools & tye along. 6:30pm start. John L
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    Abe Downs Great Northern Flyfishing

    Abe will talk about prime central Wisconsin float trips for smallmouth & musky. We'll get some dinner afterwards location TBD. In a matter of weeks the season will be in full swing, come learn some details on a number of Wisconsin rivers & check on available dates to hire Abe this season.
  9. John Loebach

    Just 4 Fun

    It is possible or even likely that we have more than one expert in the club. I say settle it with a friendly day of fishing.
  10. John Loebach

    Ron Kurasz has Passed Away

    Sorry to hear this. Curmudgeon yes, but also stalwart participant at ISA activities, fishing or conservation. Best caster I've seen he could effortlessly toss the whole line on most rods. He will be missed.
  11. John Loebach

    Austin @ Coren's this Saturday

    details under events.
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    off the grid(ish) midwest trip

    Lower Wisconsin river - little traffic noise , few bridges next to no power boats. Wide braided sand bar section of river, camp on island/ sand bar. good bass fishing when you find wood & deep water. You will see a lot of other paddlers but the river is as wide as the Missisippi which is the west end of the stretch. Easily 2 day float or longer if you fish a lot.
  13. Austin Adduci will be presenting this coming Saturday, starting at 9:30 at Corens rod and reel. He will be demo tying a few of his patterns that are in production with Catch Flyfishing and are available at our local shops. Austin will also be speaking about the local fishing opportunities for smallmouth and pike along with his most recent addition to his resume the Naknek River in Alaska. Start time 9:30am - Austin has a Kankakee trip donated to the Blowout come plan your early spring outings.
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    Winter fishing shows

    2X that. Scott does more for the ISA than most members know. And he gets a little fishing time in between the work - here's to another great Blowout.
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    shabbona lake

    fishing is cancelled but they will still build cribs tomorrow morning.