The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance will host their annual Bronzeback Blowout on Satruday, March 5 2011, 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the American Legion Hall, Elmhurst. The event includes Dinner, speakers, raffles, silent auctions. Cost is $25 per person.The featured speaker for the Bronzeback Blowout is Joe Cornwall.
Joe grew up in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Fascinated by water from the very start, Joe was taught to fish by his grandfather, Joe Wager, at an early age. Under grandpa’s tutelage, Joe became adept in both fresh and saltwater fishing. By age nine Joe was exploring the fascinating hobby of fly tying. By twelve, he had become a fully engaged fly fishing fanatic. By the beginning of his freshman year in high school Joe had become a charter member of the newly formed Cape Cod chapter of Trout Unlimited and was tying flies for a growing local customer base.
Joe quickly progressed from tying flies to building fly and spinning rods, and assembling his own custom lead-core shooting heads in order to further entice the bluefish, salters and striped bass of Buzzard’s Bay and Cape Cod. Joe’s first smallmouth bass came from the crystalline depths of Peter’s Pond. It was a serendipitous meeting. The smallmouth bass has held a special place in Joe’s heart since then.
Tickets can be bought online CLICK HERE
Important: Tickets will not be mailed. They will be waiting at the check-in as personalized name tags on the day of the event. We need to know the name and home town of each person that you purchase a ticket for. Tickets are $25 per person.