SEMINAR STAGES SCHEDULE


SHOW AT A GLANCE

Thursday, March 22, 201811 AMto8 PM
Friday, March 23, 201811 AMto8 PM
Saturday, March 24, 201810 AMto8 PM
Sunday, March 25, 201810 AMto5 PM


MAIN STAGE - THURSDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
1:15 PM
2:15 PMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch
3:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
4:15 PMMike MladenikNorthern WI Smallmouth  Bass on the Menominee River
5:15 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness
6:15 PMCalvin KavanaughSlip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
7:15 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesCruise Ship Fishing Trips Seminars

LAKE CHICAGO - THURSDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
1:15 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesWelcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
2:00 PMJay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:45 PMWilliam Heim  Black Light Night Fishing Techniques
3:30 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
4:15 PMJay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:00 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipment
5:45 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
6:30 PMJay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
7:15 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesBamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each

MAIN STAGE - FRIDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
1:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Trip Prep "  Put Knowledge on Your Side to Boat Fish Faster
2:00 PMRichard HolmsExploring Lure Color Above and Below the Water
2:45 PMCaptain Matt FiresteinBasics of Musky
3:30 PMMike MladenikTrophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
4:15 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness
5:30 PM"Bobber" AnneKids Fishing Seminar
6:15 PMCalvin KavanaughSlip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
7:15 PMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch

LAKE CHICAGO - FRIDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
1:15 PMWilliam Heim  Ice Fishing Local Waters
2:00 PMCapt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G.Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
2:45 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
3:30 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
4:15 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:15 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerTopwater Musky Secrets
6:00 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
6:45 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
7:30 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesBamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each

MAIN STAGE - SATURDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:15 AMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch
11:00 AMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
NOONCalvin KavanaughSlip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
1:00 PM"Bobber" AnneKids Fishing Seminar
2:00 PMMike MladenikTrophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing
3:00 PMDan Gapen Sr., Fishing Hall of FamerNew Findings on Benthic Zone Fishing Rivers
4:00 PMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerCrappie Fishing Secrets for Local Waters
5:00 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness
5:30 PMCaptain Matt FiresteinLake St. Clair Muskies
6:15 PMMike MladenikReading the River and Currents for Smallmouth Bass
7:00 PMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerBass Fishing Techniques Lake Geneva and Delevan

LAKE CHICAGO - SATURDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:15 AMWilliam Heim  Black Light Night Fishing Techniques
11:00 AMCapt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G.Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
11:45 AMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
12:30 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerSpring Tactics for Musky on Most Lakes
1:15 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:00 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
2:45 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
3:30 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
4:15 PMWilliam Heim  Bass and Walleye Local Waters
5:00 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
5:45 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
6:30 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerSummertime Musky Techniques and Lure Choices for Tough Bites
7:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipm

MAIN STAGE - SUNDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:15 AMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerBass Fishing Techniques Lake Geneva and Delevan
11:00 AMMike MladenikTopwater Smallmouth Bass Lures and Techniques
NOONBob Mehsikomer, Spence Petros, Jeff Frick, Ranger Rick Krueger, Captain Matt Firestein & Moderated by Dale Bowman, Sun-Times Outdoors Musky Panel
1:30 PM"Bobber" AnneKids Fishing Seminar
2:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
3:00 PMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerTrolling Tactics and Casting for Big Musky
4:00 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness

LAKE CHICAGO - SUNDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:15 AMCapt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G.Welcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
11:00 AMJay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
11:45 AMCapt. Mike CorbliesBamboo vs. Graphite vs Fiberglass Fly Rods - Pros & Cons of Each
12:30 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing your Rod, Reel and Line Combos to Match What You are Fishing For
1:15 PMJay Garstecki, Evinrude ETEC Fishing ProsFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude
2:00 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerTopwater Musky Secrets
2:45 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesAFFS Kayak Fly Fishing Program, Featuring a Jackson Kayak & Skimmer Electic Trolling Motor
3:30 PMWilliam Heim  Ice Out Walleye in Local Waters
4:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist

 CASTING POND

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.


 AFFS EXHIBIT TENT

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.



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Show HOURS

Thursday  11 - 8

Friday       11 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5