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Early Show 11/9/14 10am - 5pm

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The Early Show – Sunday 11/9/14 10am – 5pm

Presented by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance & Dupage Rivers Fly Tyers

Come to the 4th Early Show, Chicago’s only all fly fishing & tying show!

Sit with the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate their talents on a wide variety of fly patterns.

Kids will enjoy the free fly tying & entomology programs.

Show Features:

  • 25+ Regional fly tyers – sit and watch them create a fly for the waters they fish.
  • Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors provide free casting lessons.
  • Spey casting demonstrations & help matching the line to rod.
  • Regional fishing guides on hand to share tips & book trips.
  • Guest speaker presentations all day long.
  • Vendors include area shops, reps, pro tyers & guides all with great deals.
  • Six club booths ready to answer questions about their activities.
  • Dupage Forest Preserve District booth to promote outdoor & youth programs.
  • Raffle of donated flies & gear drawn at end of the show.
  • Free Youth Fly Tying with all the materials and tools provided.

Guest Speakers:

  • Brad Bohen – Musky Country Outfitters, Wisconsin River Musky on the fly.
  • Steve Martinez – Indigo Guide Service, Pere Marquette salmon, steelhead & trout.
  • Craig Reindeau – Off the Deep Edge, Atlanta guide & fly designer with Rainey’s flies
  • Art “Doc” Mazzier – Aquatic Entomology


At the Dupage F.P. Mayslake Peabody Estate, it was constructed by Francis Stuyvesant Peabody during the American Gilded Age.

Experience the splendor of its grounds and learn about fly fishing & tying inside the mansion at The Early Show.


Mark Your Calendar Now For The First Fly Show Of The Fall Season!


Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 West 31st Street

Oakbrook, IL. 60523


Sunday 11/9/14

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission is $10.00 for adults - kids 12 and under are

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