Thursday, November 05, 2015

The Early Show


The Early Show – Sunday 11/8/2015 10am – 5pm
Presented by Illinois Smallmouth Alliance and DRiFT
Come to the 5th Early Show, Chicago’s only all fly fishing and fly tying show!
Sit with the area’s best fly tiers as they demonstrate a wide variety of fly patterns. 

Show Features
• 25+ Regional fly tyers – sit and watch them create a fly for the waters they fish.
• FFF Certified Casting Instructors from DRiFT provide FREE casting lessons.
• Spey casting demonstrations and help matching your fly line to your fly rod.
• Regional fishing guides on hand to share tips and book trips.
• Guest speaker presentations all day long.
• Vendors include area shops, reps, pro tyers and guides all with great deals.
• Six area club booths ready to answer questions about their programs and activities.
• DuPage Forest Preserve District booth to promote outdoor and youth programs.
• Raffle of donated flies and gear drawn at end of the show.
• FREE Youth Fly Tying sponsored by DRiFT with all the materials and tools provided.
• DRiFT sponsored Aquatic Entomology program with microscopes and 200+ bugs.

11:00 Kyle Zempel - "Keep'em wet Initiative" Photographing fish safely.
11:45 Bob Long Jr – Smallmouth Bass in rivers and streams.
12:30 PJ Smith – Driftless trout and float trips for bass and musky.
1:15 Abe Downs - Northern Wisconsin rivers musky and bass.
2:00 Austin Aducci – Kankakee bass, Pere Marquette steelhead, Beaver Island carp
3:00 Tim Adkins - Intro to saltwater on the fly.
3:45 Ed Buric - Sylvannia wilderness primer.
4:30 Raffle Drawing
Spey casting presentation by Doug Taylor, Sage pro staff at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
DRiFT FFF certified casting instruction 10:30 to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Mark Your Calendar Now For The First Fly Show Of The Fall Season!

Show Location: 
Mayslake Peabody Estate Show
1717 West 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Date: Sunday November 8, 2015
Show Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission is $10.00 for adults - kids 12 and under FREE.