Sunday, October 09, 2016

Smallmouth Gotcha

It's fall time in Illinois and the Smallies are putting on the feedbag before winter sets in. 
Check out this cool crawdad pattern!

Jeff Rajeff - Echo's new "Beach Boost" surf rod

Tim Rajeff promotes the Echo "Beach Boost" rod for the surf crowd. 
Check out Jeff's video on how easy it is to cast 100' without double hauling.

Seven top Fall Flyfishing Spots
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Dun Magazine - Oct/Nov Issue
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INTRO TO SPEY CASTING - DuPage Fly Fishing Co.



COST: $25


Glenwood Park, Batavia, IL

Join DuPage Fly Fishing Co. and Doug Taylor, Sage Pro Elite Member for a day on the water learning the ins and outs of spey casting, reading water and techniques for Fall steelhead.

We will be holding this clinic in Batavia IL. at Glenwood Park. It is open to 12-15 anglers and the cost to hold your spot will be $25. After the class is completed we will present you with a $25 Gift Certificate to DuPage Fly Fishing Co.
If you are interested or have any questions please contact me at the shop Via Email or phone: (630) 857-3468


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From the guys at Chi-tie;
October is here.  Let's tie some flies!!  Fall is arguably the best time of year to fish, everything is putting on the feedbag to get ready for the winter.
Come hang out, grab a brew, and tie a couple flies in preparation for some fishing!  We'll be at Galway Bay from 6:30 till whenever.  As usual it'll be an open tie so bring whatever you want to tie up.  Or just hang out with some fishy people and talk fly fishing.  Everyone is welcome (21+)- come when you can and leave when you have to!

Friday, September 09, 2016

DuPage Fly Fishing Co. - Midwest Golden Bones Fly Tournament

(This drawing looks like the art work of NIFTY member Jeff Kennedy...Hmmm?)
Introducing the 1st Annual Midwest Golden Bones Fly Tournament
The first annual M.G.B. tournament will be held on September 9th and 10th. The event will be based out of Rivers Edge Bar and Grill in Batavia, IL. Entrance fee is $70.00 per angler. Every angler will receive an event shirt, poster, SWAG bag, drinks, and food. Great prizes will be handed out to tournament winners. Live music both nights. Raffle prizes will also be handed out. Entrance fee can be mailed to Kurt Nelson, along with your shirt size, and email address for confirmation of entry. 

The Three Rivers Include:
Fox River
Des Plains River
DuPage River 
(Plus bonus waters will be revealed the morning of check in at DuPage Fly Fishing Co.) 

Registration is now open. There will be a limit of 35 slots available for the tournament. 


Wading, kayaks, and boats are all welcome to fish. This will be an individual angler scoring system. No combined points between anglers in a boat.

All carp must be taken on fly, photographed/measured, and released. Pictures must be taken of the angler holding the fish and of the fish with the tournament supplied measuring stick/bumpboard. Pics must be texted to tournament staff by 6:00 PM Saturday.

Phone numbers to text pictures to will be provided on angler rules sheet given out at the meet and greet Friday night at Rivers Edge Bar and Grill and at check in at Dupage Fly Co. Saturday morning.
Tournament staff will provide anglers with individual measuring tapes the morning of tournament.
Anglers must be back at Rivers Edge Bar and Grille in Batavia, IL by 6:30 PM Saturday for awards.


The point totals will be based on total length from the day, with additional prizes for biggest and smallest carp. There will also be 1/2 points given to smallmouth bass that measure over 12"s.

Example Scoring:
30" Carp = 30 points
18" Carp = 18 points
12" Smallmouth Bass = 6 points
18" Smallmouth Bass = 9 ponts
Total Points = 63 points

Payment Options:

1.Send check payable to:
Kurt Nelson
email me at
call at 6304290419 or message me on facebook for address to send checks to.

2. You can pay cash in person at DuPage Fly Fishing Co. as well.

3. Also accepting entry fees through PayPal. Send entry fee payment to
Contact Kurt Nelson for details or email for questions.

*A confirmation email will be sent to you upon receiving your entrance fee. It will include details about the event, when and where to be, and other event giveaways.

We look forward to seeing everyone out at the inagural event! If you have any questions or concerns please message us and we will get back to you ASAP.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Milwaukee River Smallies

Since the Illinois Rivers were blown out with rain, NIFTY members Mark LoVerde and Jim Gould headed up to Wisconsin to fly fish for Smallies on the Milwaukee River. Numerous fish were caught and lost. Several Pike were caught too. A picture perfect day!