ISA Bassbugger Events

This weekend the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance is hosting an event in Batavia, Cast and Compare 2014.  Check out some of the details below.  Jeremy from Dupage Fly will be out with some rods to test from Hardy and Orvis, and I'll be bringing out a few glass rods of my own.

Presented by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance

Cast & Compare 2014
Saturday 9/13/14 - 8:00am to 12 noon 
Glenwood Forest Preserve 
1644 S. River St., Batavia, IL. 60510 

Bring one or more of your new or favorite rods to compare to others. This is a great chance to try other rods on the water. Join us for this FREE event.

This fall we have new products from Sage & Reddington with rep Dave Gellatly & pro staff instructor Doug Taylor. They will showcase a generous cross section of their product line for you to try. Every rod will have a matching line. Doug Taylor will help match your own Spey/Switch rod to the correct line. One of the difficulties of learning to Speycast is getting just the right match of rod to line. If you are having a problem with your rod-to-line match up (irrespective of brand) or a problem with your casting technique, Doug can help. 


Kevin Versino will have these kayaks to test paddle:
Jackson Kayak Big Rig, Kilroy & Cuda 12, NuCanoe Frontier 12, Ocean Kayak Tetra, 
Wilderness Systems Ride 135.

Rocktown Adventures, Aurora - Rockford
630-506-5706 - 815-636-9066
Rocktown Adventures

DuPage Fly Fishing Co., manager Jeremy Spaccapaniccia is bringing rods from Orvis & Hardy. They are your local Sage shop & can answer questions on cost & availability. Thanks to Jeremy & DuPage Fly Fishing Co. for arranging the new gear for us.  For more information on Dupage Fly Fishing, be sure to visit their website: DuPage Fly Fishing

We’ll also have a raffle of donated gear during lunch.


If you have any questions or more information, you can reach out to John Loebach - Fly Fishing Director, ISA at (630) 251-5904.