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Ok, here it is.  The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance is holding fly tying dates once a month during the winter months.  Would there be any interest from you guys in central IL?  Most of the time there is a featured tyer and he or she will show how to tie a specific fly or a certain technique.  All in all it's a great time and if you're not careful, you'll learn something.

I am working on a few dates with another guys and he suggested that we all get together and we can work on some panfish flies also.  

Just wondering?

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LET ME KNOW WERE AND WHEN TIM AND I'll be there if at all possible....
tooty

Here is the link to the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Calendar.

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?app=calendar...

January 27, Sunday ...(1-4 PM)...  TOP WATER FLIES, PIES, And BLUEGILL GUYS.  No football this weekend and so we’ll be tying some of our favorite surface flies and poppers and ordering pizza.  We’ll have our Crease fly cutters, Kreb’s popper cutters, and some pre-formed popper bodies for you to work with.  We have also extended an invitation to the BigBluegill.com guys and so hopefully we’ll have some neat new patterns we can learn from them when fishing for that other sunfish species. 
Contact Rob G. or "Klrbaer" on these forums for more information. 
Bloomington, IL Fire Station #2 
1911 E. Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704

 

Feel free to contact me with any question.

I wish I could be there......

I'm bumping this again.  I want to strongly urge any of you who want to better there fly tying, these guys have a lot of knowledge to offer.  They are a great bunch of guys that love to fly fish and help others get more involved with the sport.

So here is all the info again.

January 27, Sunday ...(1-4 PM)...  TOP WATER FLIES, PIES, And BLUEGILL GUYS.  No football this weekend and so we’ll be tying some of our favorite surface flies and poppers and ordering pizza.  We’ll have our Crease fly cutters, Kreb’s popper cutters, hopper body cutters and some pre-formed popper bodies for you to work with.  We have also extended an invitation to the BigBluegill.com guys and so hopefully we’ll have some neat new patterns we can learn from them when fishing for that other sunfish species.
Contact Rob G. or "Klrbaer" on these forums for more information.
Bloomington, IL Fire Station #2 
1911 E. Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10166

Hope to see many of you there.

HEY TIM LET ME KNOW WHEN AND WERE PLEASE!

I gonna bump this again and see if I we can get more of us BlueGill guys in Bloomington this Sunday.

Here is the link to the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Calendar.

http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?app=calendar...

January 27, Sunday ...(1-4 PM)...  TOP WATER FLIES, PIES, And BLUEGILL GUYS.  No football this weekend and so we’ll be tying some of our favorite surface flies and poppers and ordering pizza.  We’ll have our Crease fly cutters, Kreb’s popper cutters, and some pre-formed popper bodies for you to work with.  We have also extended an invitation to the BigBluegill.com guys and so hopefully we’ll have some neat new patterns we can learn from them when fishing for that other sunfish species. 
Contact Rob G. or "Klrbaer" on these forums for more information. 
Bloomington, IL Fire Station #2 
1911 E. Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704

I'M IN TIM AND WILL BRING MY OLD BROKE DOWN vice and attempt to give some input!!!!!!!!!!

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