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Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Show Set for Nov. 2

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The Bassbuggers arm of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance and the DuPage River Fly Tyers (DRiFT) are set to host the third annual, and greater Chicagoland’s only, local fly fishing and fly tying show from 8am to 5pm. on Nov. 2.

Source: Joliet Herald News


Held at the VFW Post 1197 building, 645 River Street, in Batavia, the show uses an effective tease: “Sit down with the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate a wide variety of warm and coldwater fly patterns. Bring the kids for free youth fly tying and view the bugs that fish eat under a high-powered microscope.”

Show features include 25-plus regional tyers. Watch them tie a fly for the waters they fish, and receive free casting instructions from FFF certified instructors.

Regional fishing guides will be on hand to book trips, and there also will be Spey casting demos on the river, free guest speaker presentations, an entomology program with real bugs viewed under a microscope, free youth fly tying with all the materials provided, and area vendor booths with products for sale in a no-pressure fishing-is-fun environment.

There will be Chicago-area clubs presenting their programs — and there is no better way to learn how to fish or to discover new places to enjoy than by joining a local club.

Admission is $10 for adults. Kids under 10 are free. For more information, visit www.illinoissmallmouthalliance.net

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