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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Chicago-area Spey Casting, Saturday June 7th

What: Monthly Spey Casting and Instruction, rods & lines to try, steelhead & Spey camaraderie. Every month we will have a presentation on casting. We will have well matched rod and reel combinations including Guideline, Winston and Burkheimer rods. The lines that will be matched to the rods will include Skagit, shooting heads and Delta. You do not need own a Spey rod to attend, but you are encouraged to bring your rod if you do. Basic Spey casting instruction will be available without cost to all.
When: Saturday, June 7th, 8:30 am - lunchtime. We will be bringing sandwiches in for lunch so that those that would like to continue casting or want additional instruction have that option.
Where: Clark Island Recreation Area, Batavia, IL. This park features several islands in the Fox River that are connected by bridges. This location will allow us to a good number of Spey casters in a central and to easily fish both river right and river left. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available. I suggest that you park and access the river from Rte. 25. We will be setting up on the main island. We will have coffee in the morning and water and pop available throughout the day. There are restrooms available and a pavilion for inclement weather. We will be bringing sandwiches for lunch.
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What to bring: We will be casting rain or shine, unless there is thunder. Bring appropriate waders, hats, and wading jackets. Glasses will be required to cast. No flies please, just yarn or fluffies.

We plan on having these gatherings be monthly events, water levels permitting, with a different presentation and rods and lines, each month. Please check or UMFF for any last minute changes.

- David
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great job David!
Special thanks also to Doug Woodlander and Jeff Hire for their shared expertise..I learned a lot and truly appreciate it...
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Ditto, this was a positive first experience for me.
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