Offering guided river trips through October, 2019. Accepting reservations for the season beginning in March 2020. I'm excited to have recently been part of the pilot episode for Destination: Outdoors with Lauren Magiera on WGN-TV Chicago. Have a look at the clip below. 
Join me on the river.                                                                                                                           

Big River Fly Fishing Guide
Adam Alexander Photography
Booking guided river trips now for dates beginning March 21st, 2019. Contact Capt. Will Winans to reserve your date. Discover, revisit or learn about northern Illinois' wild and native smallmouth bass fisheries, near Chicago.  


                                                                             
  • Winter 2019 fly tying classes are scheduled:
  • Introduction to Fly Tying.  January 8th, 15th, 22nd. Join instructor, Capt. Will Winans for this comprehensive three-session class designed to introduce the fundamentals of fly tying.
  • Intermediate Fly Tying Class, Go-to Smallmouth Flies I.  January 23rd. Will Winans, Chicago area guide, shares and teaches some of his favorite fly patterns for smallmouth bass. Learn a range of fly styles and techniques proven for smallmouth bass, a wild and native species to the Midwest.
  • Intermediate Fly Tying Class, Smallmouth Flies II.  February 27th. Will shares and teaches some MORE of his favorite fly patterns for smallmouth bass. Learn a range of fly styles and techniques proven for smallmouth bass, a wild and native species to the Midwest.

Classes are hosted by Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters. Visit chifly.com to reserve your spot.