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
12:15 PMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch
1:15 PMCapt. Jerry Costabile
Spring Coho Fishing On Lake Michigan
2:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistFishing Lake Michigan and the Chicago River
3:15 PMIllinois Lymes Support Group
Lymes Awareness
4:15 PMCapt. Mike Corblies, American Fly Fishing School DirectorCruise Ship Fishing Trips, New Cruise Locations Available 2018-2019 to Fly Fish
5:15 PMCalvin KavanaughSlip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
6:15 PMMark "Uncle Millie" MillisWild Game Cooking




LAKE CHICAGO - THURSDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
1:00 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesWelcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
2:00 PMWilliam Heim 
Spring Gills and Crappie on Lake Geneva and Lake Delavan
3:00 PM Paul Healy"Bamboo vs. Fiberglass vs. Graphite Fly Rods Casting Demo
4:00 PMDavid VanDoorn, Director of Prostaff/ Take A Vet FishingFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude & Pro Staffer for Lake County Watersports
5:00 PMCapt. Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistKnowing and Using your Fishing Equipment: Tackle, Boat and Equipment
6:00 PMWilliam Heim Bass and Walleye Local Waters
7:00 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesFly Casting Demonstration of Single & Double Handed Fly Rods 2-16 Weights, Fresh & Saltwater




MAIN STAGE - FRIDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
11:45 AMMark "Uncle Millie" Millis
How to Sharpen All Your Knives: from Kitchen to Hunting Knives
12:30 PMCapt. Jerry Costabile 
Spring Coho Fishing On Lake Michigan
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 PMCapt. Mike Corblies, American Fly Fishing School DirectorCruise Ship Fishing Trips, New Cruise Locations Available 2018-2019 to Fly Fish
4:15 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness
5:30 PMMark "Uncle Millie" MillisTips & Tactics to Make You Successful From the Original Urban Deer Hunter, As Seen on Outdoor Channel
6:15 PMCalvin KavanaughSlip Bobber Fishing with the Experts
7:15 PMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch

LAKE CHICAGO - FRIDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
12:00 PMCapt. Mike CorbliesWelcome Program & Fly Casting Demo
12:30 PMWilliam Heim Bass and Walleye Local Waters
1:45 PMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
2:30 PMPaul Healy"Bamboo vs. Fiberglass vs. Graphite Fly Rods Casting Demo
3:00 PMDavid VanDoorn, Director of Prostaff/ Take A Vet FishingFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude & Pro Staffer for Lake County Watersports
3:30 PM Robert Bobich, Evinrude Pro Staff
Finesse Fishing Tricks & Tips
4:15 PMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
5:00 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerTopwater Musky Secrets
6:00 PMCapt. Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistMatch Gear To Species: Techniques & Presentations to Catching Fish.
7:00 PMPaul Healy"Bamboo vs. Fiberglass vs. Graphite Fly Rods Casting Demo

MAIN STAGE - SATURDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:30 AMRichard HolmsIn The Search for Lake Perch
11:15 AMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
NOONSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerPre-Spawn Bass Bonanza
12:45 PMCapt. Jerry CostabileSpring Coho Fishing On Lake Michigan
1:15 PMMark "Uncle Millie" MillisTips & Tactics to Make You Successful From the Original Urban Deer Hunter, As Seen on Outdoor Channel
2:00 PMCalvin Kavanaugh
Slip Bobber Fishing with the Experts

        SPECIAL  EVENT
3:00 PMFresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyPresented by Emmett A. Browm, Jr. Executive Director - Inductees: Jim Grandt, Mike Schoonveld, Jim Thomas
4:30 PMCapt. Mike Corblies, American Fly Fishing School Director
Cruise Ship Fishing Trips, New Cruise Locations Available 2018-2019 to Fly Fish
5:00 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness
5:30 PMCaptain Matt FiresteinLake St. Clair Muskies
6:15 PMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerHot Tactics for Summer Panfish
7:00 PMMark "Uncle Millie" MillisWild Game Cooking

LAKE CHICAGO - SATURDAY
TimeSpeakerTopic
10:15 AMWilliam Heim  Black Light Night Fishing Techniques
11:00 AMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
11:45 AMDavid VanDoorn, Director of Prostaff/ Take A Vet FishingFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude & Pro Staffer for Lake County Watersports
12:30 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerSpring Tactics for Musky on Most Lakes
1:15 PMEd Stachowski, Professional Walleye AnglerNational Walleye Tour 2016 Lucas Oil Angler of the Year ‐ Professional
Aggressive Tactics For Trophy Walleye
2:00 PMCapt. Lincoln Buchanen, Walleye Pro Angler - GuideWalleye Fishing on the Fox Chain
2:30 PMCapt. Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistMatch Gear To Species: Techniques & Presentations to Catching Fish.
3:00 PMRobert Bobich, Evinrude Pro Staff
Seasonal Water Temperature, Daylight Hours And Their Effect On Largemouth Bass Movement and Location
3:30 PMPaul Healy"Bamboo vs. Fiberglass vs. Graphite Fly Rods Casting Demo
4:15 PMWilliam Heim  Late Season Ice Techniques
5:00 PMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
5:45 PMEd Stachowski, Professional Walleye AnglerNational Walleye Tour 2016 Lucas Oil Angler of the Year ‐ Professional
Go With The Flow River Walleye Techniques
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
10:45 AMSpence Petros , Fishing Hall of FamerSpring Crappies...From Ice-Out to the Spawn
11:30 AMMark "Uncle Millie" MillisTips & Tactics to Make You Successful From the Original Urban Deer Hunter, As Seen on Outdoor Channel

 SPOTLIGHT SEMINAR - 
MUSKY PANEL
12:15 PMBob Mehsikomer, Spence Petros, Capt. Matt Firestein & Moderated by Mike Jackson, The Daily HeraldMusky Panel
1:30 PMRichard HolmsExploring Lure Color Above and Below the Water
2:15 PMCaptain Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide Specialist"Local Fishing"  I Fish Were You Fish
3:00 PMSpence Petros, Fishing Hall of FamerThe Ultimate Presentation for Deeper Water and Harder to Catch Bass
4:00 PMIllinois Lymes Support GroupLymes Awareness

LAKE CHICAGO - SUNDAY

TimeSpeakerTopic
10:00 AMCapt. Mike Corblies, Fly Fishing Ambassator for O.S.G.  Fly Casting Demonstration of Single & Double Handed Fly Rods 2-16 Weights, Fresh & Saltwater
10:30 AMDavid VanDoorn, Director of Prostaff/ Take A Vet FishingFishing Tips and Tricks by Team Evinrude & Pro Staffer for Lake County Watersports
11:15 AMEd Stachowski, Professional Walleye AnglerNational Walleye Tour 2016 Lucas Oil Angler of the Year ‐ Professional
Aggressive Tactics For Trophy Walleye
12:00 PMCapt. Lincoln Buchanen, Walleye Pro Angler - GuideWalleye Fishing on the Fox Chain
12:45 PMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
1:15 PMEd Stachowski, Professional Walleye AnglerNational Walleye Tour 2016 Lucas Oil Angler of the Year ‐ Professional
Go With The Flow River Walleye Techniques
2:00 PMBob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of FamerTopwater Musky Secrets
2:45 PMBill McDonaldFLW Pro Angler Shares Trade Secrets
3:30 PMWilliam Heim  Bass and Walleye Local Waters
4:15 PMCapt. Pat Harrison, Chicago River Guide SpecialistMatch Gear To Species: Techniques & Presentations to Catching Fish.



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.


Show HOURS

Thursday  11 - 8

Friday       11 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5



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SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR VETERANS


David VanDoorn of TAKE A VET FISHING will be giving away a free reel to Any Vet stopping in Lake County Watersports Booth.  Limited Supply. 

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