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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 pu
  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 f
  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
  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 S
  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 c
  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 h
  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
  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 Nor
  10. FIBERGLASS CANOE WITH SQUARE STERN TO ACCOMMODATE SMALL OUTBOARD MOTOR. PITTSBURG FIBER IS THE MANUFACTURER OF THE CANOE. 15 FT 9 IN. LONG. THE CANOE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. IT COMES WITH 2 BRAND NEW PADDLES NEVER USED. THERE ARE TWO SMALL CHIPS IN GELCOAT, THE REMAINDER OF THE HULL IS VERY NICE WITH VERY MODERATE SCRATCHES. THIS CANOE DOES NOT LEAK! I HAVE THE TITLE. $275 OBO CONTACT ED AT CELL 708-408-4579 CALL OR TEXT
  11. 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 708-606-414
  12. 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 sp
  13. 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.
  14. 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
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