Oak Brook Trout Unlimited is now in our 17th 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.  

The 2021 version of the class has been modified for the Covid era.    The classroom portion will be conducted via online Zoom sessions.   The casting and fishing content will be instructed outdoors with a high priority placed on safety protocols such as social distancing, facemasks, and disinfectants.    

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!!!!

For more information download OBTU_Youth Education Flyer_2021

Youth Education Contact:
Mike Lesiak
E:  michael.lesiak@cbservices.org
M: 630-300-4997