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Chicago-area Spey Casting Clinic, Saturday, July 12th

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.

The Fox River is a great smallie river. In July, we are planning on fishing for smallies with our two-handed rods after our clinic. So, bring your IL fishing license and a few flies if you would like to fish with us for this great game fish.

These clinics are free to all and everyone is welcome. For the fly tyers out there we are accepting donations of flies for Reeling and Healing Midwest.* Flies can be for trout, warm water, or steelhead. All flies are welcome.

When: Saturday, July 12th, 8:30 am - noon.

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. Please bring portable outdoor chairs if you have them.
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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.

- David

* - Reeling and Healing Midwest is a non-profit group that brings the therapeutic powers of fly-fishing to women who are recovering from cancer. Reeling and Healing provides fly-fishing retreats for women who are diagnosised with cancer or are surviving cancer. It is a licensed charitable, non-profit organization that is donor supported and comprised entirely of volunteers.

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Please PM either myself or Woodlander if you will be attending on Saturday. Thanks! It helps us plan for the day.

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