This season we will be meeting on scheduled Tuesday evenings from September through May. One Tuesday each month will be a social tie we call the "Tie One On", which is held at a different local establishment each month. Please see schedule below. Tuesday nights are the opportunity to learn something new! Typically, one of our members will teach us how to tie a new fly pattern...or demonstrate a new technique. Several times a year, "celebrity" fly tyers and other fly fishing experts join us to share their knowledge and expertise. Past guests have included prominent tyers such as A.K. Best, Bob Clouser, Oliver Edwards, April Volkey, Pat Cohen, Gunnar Brammer, and Kelly Galloup.. We also welcome speakers of local interest; in fact, you just might learn how to find Muskies on the Fox River (yes, our Fox River)! If you are interested in joining us, please fill out an application and return to: DRiFT P.O. Box 5028 Wheaton, IL 60189.
This Wednesday join us for a social tie!
Tonight our tying chairman is kicking off some new fun! He'll setup a challenge tie and you can win some tying related prizes!
Or if fun isn't your thing, bring your vise and tools and what ever materials you want for tying! Knock out a few hundred flies for the Tie-a-Thon or refill your box for the spring!
2121 Ogden Ave Unit A
Lisle, IL 60532
7pm to 9pm but you can show up early and get a head start!
Ol Mr. Wiggly was designed by Wisconsin guide Charlie Piette and the crew over at Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company. This pattern was designed for targeting Smallmouth Bass in the low water conditions commonly found in the summer and early fall.
When fishing this pattern it is most effective if fished with a "dead drift" and occasionally twitching the fly. Sometimes the fish prefer the quiet subtle presentation you get with this fly as opposed to a big loud popper. This pattern perfectly exploits the sampling nature of the bass and is often times the best way to catch bass when the water is low and clear.
COD Room TEC-1038
One of the best smallmouth flies. It looks nothing like a crayfish sitting in the vise, but moves just like one in the water. A must have pattern if your stream contains crayfish. It will keep Smallmouth bass on your line all day it’s your job to put them in the net. I have tied using lighter weights and lighter dumbbell eyes to allow it to stay up in water column and works great swinging for Browns.
Hook: size 6 3X Long
Thread: 6/0 Olive Uni Thread
Eyes: Medium Yellow Lead Eyes
Underbody: .30 Lead Wire
Tail: Grizzly Olive Marabou
Body: Pearl Orange Krystal Flash Chenille
Legs: Pumpkin Sili Legs
Collar: Grizzley/Olive Marabou
College of Dupage (TEC-1038)