Oak Brook Trout Unlimited is now in our 12th year of offering introductory one-day youth fly fishing classes. The program is open to boys and girls 11 years and older. We provide an easy-to-understand overview to the sport of fly fishing. All fly fishing equipment and fly tying materials are provided by Oak Brook Chapter Trout Unlimited. There is no cost to participants.
Who Teaches the Classes
Adult members of Oak Brook Trout Unlimited
Boy Scouts of America Certified Merit Badge Counselors
What We Cover
• Understanding fly tackle: rods, lines, leaders and flies
• Fly casting: the overhead cast, and roll cast
• Basic fly fishing knots
• Fly tying
• Outdoor safety
• Outdoor ethics, care of the resource, and the mission of Trout Unlimited.
The 2016 Youth Fly Fishing Program runs from 8am to 4:30pm on five dates as follows:
May 13 June 24 July 25 August 12 September 9
Classes are based at the Camp Sagawau Environmental Education Center – a unit of the Cook County Forest Preserves located at 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL, with fishing on nearby Cook County Forest Preserve ponds and Lakes in the Palos area.
For more information download OBTU Youth Education Flyer_2017
Youth Education Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org