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A big weekend in Chicago

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Steve and I had a great time in Chicago over the weekend.  The Early Show was a success with a wide range of folks in attendance.

The highlight for me was when one of the Girl Scouts asked if they could see how a fly was tied, instead I had her take a seat at Steve’s vacant vise (he was giving a presentation) where she knocked out a fly.  This led to more than a dozen of the other Girl Scouts tying their first flies, instructed by Austin and myself.

Before and after show festivities were great, with Kurt and Jen putting on a top shelf mexican fiesta on Friday.  Thanks to Austin and Cathy for the hospitality on Saturday night and Sunday.

Check out Pile Cast where Dave posted a bunch of pictures from the weekend.

The Early Show- A Fly Tying and Fishing Show in Chicago

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Steve and I are honored to be the featured speakers at The Early Show this weekend.  The Early Show is being presented by the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance and the DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers.  The event will run from 9 to 4:30 on Saturday, November 10th at the Batavia VFW Post 1197.

For more information click on the picture below or visit the club sites.  We’ll hope to see you there.

Chicago Fly Fishing Show

Driftwood Outdoors

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Our good friend Brandon Butler recently launched an on line version of his Diftwood Outdoors Magazine.  It is packed full of good stuff and you can read the latest edition here.

We have shirts!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

From Steve:

The long awaited Third Coast Fly shirts have arrived and we are already in short supply, we have a few short sleeves left in large and one x-large.  There is also one 2x-large in long sleeve.  Prices are $25.00 for short sleeve and $28.00 for long, shipping included.  The shirts are printed on pre-shrunk cotton.

While we do only have a few shirts left Steve will be taking names and sizes for the next order, if your interested e-mail Steve at and he will hook you up.

Also, don’t forget about the 2012 Beaver Island shirts.