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Chell's Snail (based on Henry Hoffman's pattern)

17 March 2019 - 05:16 PM

Sorry Mark ... I liked the knotted cord style better.

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Chell's Bee-per

19 January 2019 - 03:40 PM

Still hate this camera.  Apologies for blurry pictures. 

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Braided tube fly ... my version

13 January 2019 - 05:37 PM

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Very easy to tie ... maybe 3 to 5 minutes each until you get the hang of it, then just a couple minutes each.

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Happy Birthday SteelDrifter !!!

11 December 2018 - 07:03 AM

Go buy yourself another ... tank?  Bonsai Tree?  RC Truck ???  Reel for one of those beautiful rods ???


In what ever way you can, enjoy your day.  And may you have many more !!!

"The Early Show" fly tying event ... from Richmc

30 October 2018 - 09:28 AM

The Early Show – Sunday 11/11/18 10am – 5pm
Presented by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance & Dupage Rivers Fly Tyers
Come to the 8th Early Show, Chicago’s only all fly fishing & tying show!
Sit with the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate a wide variety of fly patterns.
Kids will enjoyfree fly tying & entomology programs. 
Show Features:
25+ Regional fly tyers – sit and watch them create a fly for the waters they fish.
Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructors provide free casting lessons.
Spey casting demonstrations & help matching the line to rod.
Regional fishing guides on hand to share tips & book trips.
Guest speaker Gunnar Brammer, http://streamersbygunnar.com/ presentations all day long.
Vendors include area shops, reps, pro tyers & guides all with great deals.
Club booths ready to answer questions about their activities.
Dupage Forest Preserve District booth to promote outdoor & youth programs.
Raffle of donated flies & gear drawn at end of the show.
Free Youth Fly Tying with all the materials and tools provided.
At the Dupage F.P. Mayslake Peabody Estate, constructed by Francis Stuyvesant Peabody during the American Gilded Age. Experience the splendor of its grounds and learn about fly fishing & tying inside the mansion at the Early Show.
Spey casting lessons by Doug Taylor, Sage pro staff sign in for a free 20 minute session.
Drift FFF certified casting instruction 10:30 to 12:30, 1:30 to 3:30pm
Mark Your Calendar Now For The First Fly Show Of The Season!
Show Location:  Mayslake Peabody Estate Show Date: Sunday November 11, 2018
1717 West 31st Street Show Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Admission is $10.00 for adults - kids 12 and under are FREE.