Fly Fishing Classes

Oak Brook Trout Unlimited is now in our 16th 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.

Register early!  There are 16 spaces per class, and classes fill early.  Please email or call for a registration form, directions, and schedule.

Who Teaches the Classes

Adult members of Oak Brook Trout Unlimited
and 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.
•  FISHING!!!!


The 2020 Youth Fly Fishing Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on five dates as follows:
May 9      June 13      July 11      August 8      September 12


Classes are based at the Camp Sagawau Environmental Learning 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_2020

Youth Education Contact:
Mike Lesiak
M: 630-300-4997