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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kankakee River, Kankakee, IL
+1 815-263-2776
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Can't say enough about Capt Will and his knowledge of the Kankakee River! I've wade fished the Kankakee many times over the last several years but this was my first time floating it. My friend RB Steve had been wanting to get me to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don R
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I've been fishing with Will for years and have floated with him many many times. First and foremost it's a blast to spend a day with Will! From a fishing standpoint, he is a true expert. He's has the patience and attention to detail to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gms60302
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Capt Will guided me on my first ever fly fishing experience. Within the first half hour he had me casting onto targets no problem. His instruction was spot on. I went there specifically to learn the fundamentals so I don’t develop bad habits trying to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Colby S
Reviewed June 30, 2018

A friend invited me to go on a guided fly fishing trip on the Kankakee River. I had never learned how, so I didn't know what to expect. First off, Will uses a drift boat, which he oars from the center of the boat. So...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WackyRigg
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Will did an incredible job. I showed up with a lot on my mind, and casting in poor form, and he was to coach me thru it all. He was calm, but reminded me when I was letting bad habits set in again. I look...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KansasS3
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Whether you live in the Chicago area, or simply visiting, say for a conference, a meet-up with family or friend, and you have a desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to relax and replenish, there is probably no better...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed May 2, 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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Phil M
Reviewed September 24, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gordon C
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank spiggush
Reviewed August 12, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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