Saturday, June 09, 2018

Father's Day Wish List

Forward to significant other for Father's Day gift!

http://www.feather-craft.com/
 Click pic to drool...

DuPage Fly Fishing Co. - Free Introduction to Speycasting Clinic

https://www.dupagefly.com/events-c1h4m
2018 Free Introduction to Speycasting Clinic. Doug Taylor, Sage Elite Pro Staff and St Joe River licensed guide, will once again be offering this free clinic. It will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month on the Fox River at Glenwood Park in Batavia. Start time is 09.00 AM. Finish time is when the last person leaves the water. You will need, waders or high waterproof boots, sunglasses and a hat. The clinic will be from April till October. Not including June as I will be away salmon fishing on the Restigouche. Dates, Saturday April 21st, May 19th, June, No class. , July 21st, Aug 18th, Sept 15th and Oct 20th. It will cover basic Speycasting for beginners as well as some of the more advanced techniques . You can bring your own gear or borrow one of my matched outfits. I will have a wide selection of Spey lines on hand, so if you are having a problem matching line to rod, just bring it along and we will get it sorted. Last year was quite fun, and I saw a definite improvement in peoples Speycasting. So if you have interest in learning to Speycast, come and pay us a visit. If you have questions you can contact me on, speybloke@gmail.com. Click picture for DuPage Fly Fishing Co. shop info. Hope to see you on the river.

Monday, May 21, 2018

One Obsessed Musician, 299 Birds, and a Very Weird Crime

Go Behind the Bizarre Crime of a Flautist, Obsessive Fly-Tyer, and Thief.
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Waterproof Fly Box

I watched this go from $27 to $9. Sale ends tomorrow.

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Small Slimline Silicone Clear Lid Fly Boxes.

Regular Price: $17.95

Today's Deal: $8.98

The new generation of fly boxes is here. Foam has and will always be a good way to store your flies but silicone is a relatively new alternative that does offer some advantages. If foam is punctured with a hook it can rip easily and be permanently damaged. With silicone hooks come and go without ever leaving a trace which translates into an extremely durable and longer lasting fly box for your investment. It is 100% waterproof and will float if dropped into the water. The slimline fly boxes are perfect for small nymphs and midges. The clear lid also allows you to easily grab the fly you need during that critical moment on the water. This rugged fly box has a sturdy metal hinge pin and measures 5" x 4" x .6".

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Springtime Bass

It was great getting out to chase Smallies on the "Dupe" Du Page River with friend Mark LoVerde. There were a few fish seen and water temps were too cold for spawning. Still waiting for the water temps to warm up and fish to come up the Dupe from their winter resting spots. After fishing the Dupe, we journeyed over to a pond for some Largemouth Bass action. 
It was a great day getting out.  Jim Gould