on the third Wednesday of every month (except June, July and Aug) at the Oak Brook Recreation Center, Central Park West building near 31st Street and Jorie Blvd. In Oak Brook, Illinois.
“Women’s Fly Fishing Day” to Feature Geri Myer. Geri Myer has been invited to lead a group of women through the basics of fly fishing on April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Queen of Rosary School in Elk Grove Village. See Calendar for more information.
Dave Blackburn will speak on the Kootenai River in northwest Montana, one of fly fishing’s best kept secrets. This classic river of pristine beauty, located west of Glacier National Park, contains a native rainbow trout called the Columbia Redband, known for its exceptional strength and acrobatic fighting ability. Dave Blackburn, who has lived on the banks of the river since 1982, developed the first fly fishing guide service and fly shop on the river. Dave has been the leading outfitter on the Kootenai River for more 30 years. Together with his personally trained and experienced staff, they guide anglers on the Kootenai with its consistent hatches and exceptional dry fly fishing.