What do you so when you're not fishing? Here's the list: watch fishing videos and films, read books and magazines, search the web, tie flies and yep...go to shows. So first up is the Early Show.
John Loebach started this show a few years ago with the support and help of the ISA and DRIFT and it's a good show for showcasing the talents of local pro tyers, tying groups, service organizations and regional guides. You'll also get to meet product reps, fly shop owners, and spend some money with them. On the schedule are free casting lessons and guest speakers including one of the best, Steve "Sweet Chili" Martinez, from Indigo guide services. Steve once nearly got whacked when I went to cast a Michigan rig, set-up for roll casting, because I wanted to see how it cast. I'm glad he's still here!
And if you have a kid who has an interest in fly tying, there is a free youth tying clinic with all the materials and equipment provided.
So here's the info on the show and because the show relies on flyers and word of mouth, if you know someone you might like this show, send them the Tippet and Tales link.
The Early Show
Date: Sunday- November 9th
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 West 31st St.
Oak Brook, IL. 60523
Admission: $10 for Adults, kids 12 and under are free. Also free admission for any active duty military personnel, ID required.
Hope to see you there, I was thinking of sitting in with Corey Gale and stealing some deer hair techniques from him.
Stuart Van Dorn