troutsnot, here is some more info:
Spey Casting and Instruction, rods & lines to try, steelhead & Spey camaraderie. There will be a demonstration on the various types of Spey casts and techniques including: casting a Skagit line, underhand techniques, shooting heads, traditional Spey casting and distance 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.
Saturday, May 10th, 8:30 am - lunchtime. Afterwards, we will be adjourning to a restaurant for lunch; everyone will be welcome.
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.Important Note:
the Wilson Street bridge is under construction and is likely to be closed for the May gathering. Use Fabayan Street (which is north of Batavia) to cross the Fox River if you are coming from the west.
Batavia Park Dist - Clark Island Park Info
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. Future tentative dates are:
August - October dates to be determined.
Please check UMFF for any last minute changes.