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Orvis Yorktown Offers Free Fly Tying Workshops for Novices 
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
January 12, 19 and 26 
Learn the basics of fly tying for free at Orvis Fly Tying 101! During this two-hour class you will learn essential fly tying techniques and leave having tied your first fly.
As a thank you for taking the class, you will receive special offers on fly tying materials, accessories, and kits. Classes will be offered through Saturday, January 26. 8 students per class, and registration is required.  Fly tying equipment and materials are provided.
View the Orvis Yorktown website event calendar for upcoming dates and to sign up on their website. Participants must register online.  Contact the store directly for any questions.
Location: Orvis Yorktown,  306 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-932-6573
Email:  retail-yorktownstr042@orvis.com

January 31 through March 14. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
DuPage Fly Fishing Co. Fly Tying Workshops.
$25 fee. Visit the store’s website “Events” page for a schedule of all guest tiers or call the store for more information. DuPage Fly Fishing website.

January 24-27, Thursday through Sunday
Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo.
Schaumburg Convention Center. For more information visit the Chicagoland Fishing Expo website.  Admission: $12 for adults.

January 29, Tuesday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops Free Introductory Fly Tying Class
Bass Pro Shops and Oak Brook Trout Unlimited are sponsoring a free introductory fly tying workshop for both its OBTU members and the general public on Tuesday, January 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Bass Pro Shops Bolingbrook store.
Fly tying equipment and materials will be provided.  Learn to tie several basic patterns: woolly bugger, nymph and foam spider.  There will be 12 participants per class, so sign up today by contacting Lisa Piggott, Bass Pro Shops, at 630.296.2702.  Fly tying classes will take place in the first floor Fly Fishing Department.
Location:  Bass Pro Shops, 709 Janes Avenue, Bolingbrook, IL  60440.  Behind the Bolingbrook Promenade Shopping Center at Boughton Road and I-355.



Febuary 9 and 10, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a..m. to 5 p.m.
Tinley Park Fishing Show
Visit the Tinley Park Fishing Show website for the seminar schedule.
Adults: $7, Seniors: $6, Youth ages 6-13: $5 Kids: 6 & under FREE!
Location:  Tinley Park High School, 6111 175th Street, Tinley Park, IL