Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fly Fishing Shows - Midwest

Wanna Beat Cabin Fever?


Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show—Loveland, OH
10  Fort Wayne Fly Show—Fort Wayne, IN
16-25  The Great American Fly Fishing Expo, now merged into the
Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show—Indianapolis, IN

10-11  Midwest Fly Fishing Expo—Warren, MI

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fox Valley TU Cabin Fever Day

Mark, Mel and I decided to hit the road for Appleton, WI to check out the Fox Valley Trout Unlimited Cabin Fever Day. We had a good time listening to speakers, watching various fly tiers and talking to several guides and shop owners. After the show we decided to trek over to check out Tight Lines Fly Fishing shop in De Pere, WI. This place is loaded with all your fly fishing needs, including numerous guides. We talked to Charlie for about a 1/2 hour regarding the local area for trout fishing and purchased some tying materials. Charlie also recommended Nicky's Lionhead Restaurant in downtown De Pere. The food was excellent, large portions and nice staff. On our journey back home, Mark and I stopped off to show Mel our numerous fishing spots along the Milwaukee River. It was a great time.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies
Mark LoVerde and I decided to scout some locations for fly fishing along the Fox River from Geneva to Batavia Illinois. Mark mentioned Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies in Geneva, IL. This company is in the basement of a house. I thought, why not check it out and kill some some time on a cold winter day. I walked in and was blown away!  If you need fly tying products, Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies has it. Click here to check this place out.

F3t = Fly Fishing Film Tour 2018

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Drawing Flies 365 2018 by Jeff Kennedy

 Join Jeff Kennedy on his visual journey as he draws a fishing fly a day for 365 days.
Take a look at 2017 Drawing Flies 365 
Click here for 2018 Drawing Flies 365! 
You can also follow him on Instagram for the most recent updates.

Jan Fly Fishing Shows

Trying to beat Cabin Fever?

14  West Michigan Fly Show—Grand Rapids, MI
18-21  International Sportsmen’s Exhibition—Sacramento, CA
19-21  The Fly-Fishing Show—Marlborough, MA
20  Heartland Fly Fishing Festival—Lebanon, IN
20  Cabin Fever Day—Appleton, WI
26-28  The Fly-Fishing Show—Edison, NJ
27  Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show—Shepherdsville, KY

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 
from Northern Illinois Fly Tyers.
(Painting fromJeff Kennedy)

Monday, December 11, 2017

America's Favorite Flies by Tom McCoy

Every fly fisher has a favorite fly, right? 

When David contacted me to ask what mine was I didn’t have to think for very long. I answered him immediately – and then began to have second thoughts, and third and fourth. There has to be more than one! Given the time of year, the location, the situation and the way I have evolved in our sport there are at least a dozen favorites in my box.
He said I have to choose one, so I went with the first.
You can read the story of my favorite fly in this new book coming December 2017 –  America’s Favorite Flies. With 656 pages and 1,700 images, featuring the favorite flies of 245 fly fishers, this hard covered first edition is truly an amazing book. Surely collectible with color photos, beautiful art work, personal stories and more than a few secrets – its all here in a limited first edition.
As you will see, there are many fly fishers of renown who have contributed, names we associate with the sport as well as dignitaries from other fields who have enjoyed time on a stream, fly rod in hand. I hope to have as many of them as I can find sign my copy. As the author of How to Fly Fish for Trout, The first book to read and Letters to Mack: Correspondence on a fishing life, I am humbly grateful to be included. 
All of us – the contributors, editors and designers – have donated our work, time and energies to this project allowing 100% of the profits to go to two organizations that help make our waters and fisheries healthier. You get all this book offers and simultaneously help the rivers.
The book makes for a great holiday gift for the fly fisher in your life, click here.
For additional gift ideas, click here. by Tom McCoy