On Saturday August 1st from 9:00 am until lunch, NIFT member Joeseph Meyer of One More Cast Fly Shop in conjunction with the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, will host the "Short Rod Shoot-Out" at Glenwood Park just below the South Batavia Dam on the Fox River. Each person will have a unique opportunity to cast selected Bass/Saltwater 6 and 8 weight rods - all under 8 feet in length. The flies will be the big hairy, wind resistant ones we love to throw to bass, on moving water. These are the bank shooter, mangrove bangin', dock hammering rods that you've read about and may have cast at fly shows. This is your chance to actually fish these rods. Joeseph will have on hand the 7' 11" Sage Bluegill and Smallmouth Rods, the 7' 6" TICRx rods from TFO, the 7' 6" Flystick rods from Ross along with the 7' 6" Predator rods from Redington plus a few brand new surprises that no one has seen nor have they fished. John Lobach from the ISA in cooking some hot dogs, we will provide some beverages so plan on sticking around. The cost is FREE. You can't beat that! Bring your boots & waders, your own flylines and fish after if you wish.
Directions to Glenwood Park; I-88 west to Farnsworth Road North. Three stoplights north is Butterfield Road, turn Left. Take Butterfield to Highway 25, turn Right. Take Highway 25 North, past the golf course on your right. When you come to the Rail Road tracks, turn left IMMEDIATELY into Glen Wood Park. If you have made it to Fun Way Amusement Park, you have gone too far.