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“Fabulous day fishing on Kankakee”

Big River Fly Fishing
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Kankakee
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Big River Fly Fishing is a guide service designed to introduce the sport of fly fishing and promote the Midwest as a world class fishery. I grew up on the Kankakee River and have been entranced, obsessed with the sport of fly fishing since I was eleven or so. I've spent years living in New York and Western Montana, and honestly, this home water fishery rivals it all. This guide service will strive to provide memorable trips on the Kankakee and share the love for the river's history, ecology, conservation efforts, and of course, fly fishing.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Capt. Will knows the river very well. Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of fly fishing, the river, geography, history and animal life. Highly recommend a day with him on his boat. You will be surprised by this gem so close to Chicago!

Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I learned some of the secrets about fly fishing while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Bring a hat and sun screen.

Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic day fly fishing on the river with Will! Super knowledgeable and fund guide. Will do again!

Thank spiggush
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Will is a great guide, very knowledgeable, and awesome teacher. My husband and I have never been fishing in the Midwest and this was a great way to get exposure to the nature IL has to offer. We did the full day trip and it is well worth it. I think the half day would have been too short. It was an amazing day floating the river and catching some fish. Even if you don't catch any fish the scenery is beautiful!! Definitely recommend Big River Fly Fishing!

Thank Brianna A
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Will Winans is a terrific person and guide. His temperament is perfect for being a guide. I look for someone who is outgoing, instructive and who is positive. Will fits these characteristics and more. I have floated with him for the past 5-6 years now, and we always have a good laugh no matter what.

If you are a first time fly caster he is very patient and great giving out tips and instructions.

He knows the river from growing up around that area and with being a guide for several years now floating the Kankakee his knowledge is an asset.

Thank wooman
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