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The Season Approaches

With a good chunk of winter in rear view, it's tough not to get excited for another season on the river. Warm days on the water are around the corner and with a little help from mother nature, March will bring some solid pre-spawn smallmouth fishing. I'll be sending fishing reports and updates for openings in March and accepting bookings for April and the 2015 season.

Early season streamer fishing can bring some of the largest fish of the year. Big bright baitfish patterns will earn aggressive takes from hungry fish. Join me on the river this spring and watch the Illlinois fishery come alive. Click here or call to book a trip for pre-spawn this spring or to get a date on the calendar for spring/summer/fall 2015.

To help tough out the remaining winter days, check out these upcoming events from Big River Fly Fishing:

Intermediate Fly Tying Class: Guide Flies for Smallmouth Bass I
Tuesday, February 10th 6:30-8:30pm
Join me at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters for this two hour fly tying class. I'll be sharing some of my subsurface smallmouth patterns in this interactive tying session. Follow the link to sign up with Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters.

Introduction to Fly Tying Class
Tuesdays Evenings, February 24, March 3rd and March 10th
Learn the Art of Fly Tying!
Join instructor, Will Winans for this comprehensive three-session class designed to introduce the fundamentals of fly tying.
In 3 classes you'll learn to tie the three major categories of flies: streamers, nymphs and dry flies.
No experience necessary. Call 312-944-3474 or follow the link to reserve your spot.

Seminar:Fly Fishing the Kankakee River
Saturday, March 7th 3:30 to 4:30pm
Stop by Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters and see my presentation on the seasons of the Kankakee River.

Intermediate Fly Tying Class: Guide Flies for Smallmouth Bass II
Tuesday March 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
The second class in this series on Smallmouth bass flies. Come learn some of my favorite summer smallmouth flies, while we focus on top-water patterns.




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