With over 50 percent of all emails and website visits now viewed by a mobile device—either a smartphone or tablet—Oak Brook TU is introducing its first truly “mobile responsive” website and electronic newsletter. Continue reading “New Chapter Website Launched; Newsletter Goes Digital”
Orvis Yorktown kicked off their 2016 fly fishing basics classes for beginners on April 16 and concludes them on August 7. Orvis segments their classes into two sessions—Fly Fishing 101 and Fly Fishing 201. Continue reading “Orvis Yorktown Thanks FF101/FF201 Volunteers”
The Oak Brook TU autumn membership meeting schedule kicks off with a September 21 “Fall Fling” event featuring a grilled dinner at the White Eagle Homeowner’s Clubhouse, 4265 White Eagle Drive, in Naperville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. preceding our speaker. A special “TU Women’s Initiative program” will be part of the event with details to be announced. Continue reading “September 21 Meeting Kicks Off Autumn Schedule with “Fall Fling””
by Jim Schmiedeskamp
On a sunny day in May after fishing Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, I rendezvoused with Paul Hayes to get a walking tour of the Weister Creek stream restoration project Oak Brook TU had supported with $4,000 in grants supporting phase 3 work in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading “Weister Creek Success Story: Interview with Paul Hayes”
Through the end of July, Oak Brook TU chapter members had raised $6,675 toward its goal of $15,000 for our planned conservation and youth education programs. Continue reading “Fundraising Campaign Raises $6,675 To Date”
by Phil Young
The Fly Rodder’s Guide to Carp by Barry Reynolds (BT² Productions / 2006) 98m / DVD
Guilty pleasures. For the last few years, I have been indulging in some unseemly fly fishing activity in the creek at the rear of my lot. Fly fishing for common carp. All of the power of saltwater redfish no more than 200 feet from my back door.
In The Fly Rodder’s Guide to Carp, Barry Reynolds asks the question, “Why not carp?” Continue reading “The Librarian’s Corner by Phil Young”
The Oak Brook TU chapter held the first of two 2016 macroinvertebrate study days on the Coldwater River near Alto, Michigan on Saturday, June 11.
The outing featured 17 volunteers, including five students from the Riverside Brookfield High School (RBHS) TU Teen Club. This year’s study marked the third year of spring and fall studies on the Coldwater River watershed. Continue reading “June Coldwater River Macroinvertebrate Study Completed”
The first annual “Midwest Golden Bones” tournament will be held on September 9th and 10th on the Fox, DuPage and Des Plaines Rivers. The event is co-sponsored by the DuPage Fly Fishing Co. Continue reading “DuPage Fly Fishing Co. Announces First Midwest Carp Fly Fishing Tournament”
Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies is a 20-year-old business that stocks over 12,000 fly tieing items as both a retail store and direct mail order company located in Geneva, Illinois. It recently updated its website with a virtual store tour video. Continue reading “Visit Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies New Website”