Rosemont Boat & RV Pavilion


SEMINAR STAGES SCHEDULE
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show
Conference at a Glance
Thursday, January 19, 2017 1 PM to 8 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017 1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, January 21, 2017 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Lake Chicago

MAIN STAGE   THURSDAY
 
LAKE CHICAGO   THURSDAY
Time Speaker Topic
1:15 PM
2:15 PM Richard Holms In The Search for Lake Perch
3:15 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist "Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
4:15 PM Mike Mladenik Northern WI Smallmouth  Bass on the Menominee River
5:15 PM Illinois Lymes Support Group Lymes Awareness
6:15 PM Calvin Kavanaugh Slip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
7:15 PM Capt. Mike Corblies Cruise Ship Fishing Trips Seminars
 
Time Speaker Topic
1:15 PM Capt. Mike Corblies Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
2:00 PM Jay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:45 PM William Heim   Black Light Night Fishing Techniques
3:30 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
4:15 PM Jay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:00 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipment
5:45 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
6:30 PM Jay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
7:15 PM Capt. Mike Corblies Bamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each

MAIN STAGE   FRIDAY
 
LAKE CHICAGO   FRIDAY
Time Speaker Topic
1:15 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist "Trip Prep "  Put Knowledge on Your Side to Boat Fish Faster
2:00 PM Richard Holms Exploring Lure Color Above and Below the Water
2:45 PM Captain Matt Firestein Basics of Musky
3:30 PM Mike Mladenik Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
4:15 PM Illinois Lymes Support Group Lymes Awareness
5:30 PM "Bobber" Anne Kids Fishing Seminar
6:15 PM Calvin Kavanaugh Slip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
7:15 PM Richard Holms In The Search for Lake Perch
 
Time Speaker Topic
1:15 PM William Heim   Ice Fishing Local Waters
2:00 PM Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
2:45 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
3:30 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
4:15 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:15 PM Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Famer Topwater Musky Secrets
6:00 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
6:45 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
7:30 PM Capt. Mike Corblies Bamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each

MAIN STAGE   SATURDAY
 
LAKE CHICAGO   SATURDAY
Time Speaker Topic
10:15 AM Richard Holms In The Search for Lake Perch
11:00 AM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist "Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
NOON Calvin Kavanaugh Slip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
1:00 PM "Bobber" Anne Kids Fishing Seminar
2:00 PM Mike Mladenik Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
3:00 PM Dan Gapen Sr., Fishing Hall of Famer New Findings on Benthic Zone Fishing Rivers
4:00 PM Spence Petros , Fishing Hall of Famer Crappie Fishing Secrets for Local Waters
5:00 PM Illinois Lymes Support Group Lymes Awareness
5:30 PM Captain Matt Firestein Lake St. Clair Muskies
6:15 PM Mike Mladenik Reading the River and Currents for Smallmouth Bass
7:00 PM Spence Petros , Fishing Hall of Famer Bass Fishing Techniques Lake Geneva and Delevan
 
Time Speaker Topic
10:15 AM William Heim   Black Light Night Fishing Techniques
11:00 AM Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
11:45 AM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
12:30 PM Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Famer Spring Tactics for Musky on Most Lakes
1:15 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:00 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
2:45 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
3:30 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
4:15 PM William Heim   Bass and Walleye Local Waters
5:00 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:45 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
6:30 PM Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Famer Summertime Musky Techniques and Lure Choices for Tough Bites
7:15 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipment

MAIN STAGE   SUNDAY
 
LAKE CHICAGO   SUNDAY
Time Speaker Topic
10:15 AM Spence Petros , Fishing Hall of Famer Bass Fishing Techniques Lake Geneva and Delevan
11:00 AM Mike Mladenik Topwater Smallmouth Bass Lures and Techniques
NOON Bob Mehsikomer, Spence Petros, Jeff Frick, Ranger Rick Krueger, Captain Matt Firestein & Moderated by Dale Bowman, Sun-Times Outdoors  Musky Panel
1:30 PM "Bobber" Anne Kids Fishing Seminar
2:15 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist "Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
3:00 PM Spence Petros , Fishing Hall of Famer Trolling Tactics and Casting for Big Musky
4:00 PM Illinois Lymes Support Group Lymes Awareness
 
Time Speaker Topic
10:15 AM Capt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G. Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
11:00 AM Jay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
11:45 AM Capt. Mike Corblies Bamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each
12:30 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
1:15 PM Jay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing Pros Fishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:00 PM Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Famer Topwater Musky Secrets
2:45 PM Capt. Mike Corblies AFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
3:30 PM William Heim   Ice Out Walleye in Local Waters
4:15 PM Captain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist Knowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipment

Casting Pond
 
AFFS Exhibit Tent
Thursday
Pond is open for Vendors to demo rods. Show Attendees can learn to cast from Capt. Mike, Paul Healy and some local pros.
Friday
Pond is open for Vendors to demo rods. Show Attendees learn to cast from Capt. Mike, Paul Healy and other pros.
Saturday - KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION
A.M. sign up and compete. Vendors and Adults may use the Pond if KID’S are not competing but KID’S have PRIORITY at the Pond today.
Sunday

A.M. Kid’s Fly Casting Competition lasts until 12:30

1:00 Awards ceremony for KID’S FLY CASTING COMPETITION with Capt. Mike

22:30 until Show closes Vendors and attendees may use the Pond for demos, lessons and practice casting.

 

Capt. Mike Corblies will be fly tying when he can, between his many Show duties at the A.F.F.S. Casting Pond, “Lake Chicago” and the Presentation Stage. Mike uses REGAL VISES and will tie up some of his EZ-Patterns as featured in the latest fly pattern book by author Tony Lolli “FLY PATTERNS by FISHING GUIDES - 200 Patterns That Really Work” published by Apple Press 2013. Mike will be demoing his own “BODY PARTS” Tubing materials and showing his latest creations with it including the “Monster Mesh” popper and the smaller “Whopper Pop Pops”. The “Monster Mesh” popper is included in a Chapter from the history of salt water fly rod poppers taken with permission from Captain Mike's upcoming new book. "A Jersey Guide and his Fifty Years on the Fly". The saltwater poppers story was chosen from three of the books chapters by the American Littoral Society and was reprinted along with pictures of historic poppers from Captain Mike’s personal collection. The poppers were photographed by the American Littoral Society and then published with their histories as told by the Captain in the A.L.S. digest "Under Water Naturalist" in 2016.

“BODY PARTS” tubing, hooks, threads, Tony’s beautiful fly pattern book and others, tools, epoxies, U.V. lights, vises, rods, reels, lines, flies and whatever else you need will all be available for purchase at the Fly Arts Tent during the Show.

Other talent always turn up at our fly tying sessions and often they will sit in as guest tiers for a bit, so if learning to tie better flies is your thing, then keep an eye on the Tent because you never know who will show up and join us.

Paul Healy - PA. / N.J. Fly Guide and the star of the newest fly fishing film from C.G. Productions "AN AMERICAN FLY FISHING TROUT BUM" will not be tying any flies but Paul can teach you how to tie up your own leaders for many fly rod species. Paul prefers to use his own hand tied leaders when he is on the streams or in the salt. Learn how to do it right from Paul.

Of course we will have lots of fly tying art including framed flies by some of the early masters to current stars, prints, pictures, carvings and photographs for you to enjoy viewing and perhaps to purchase or commission for your personal fly art collection.