TROUT UNLIMITED Fox Valley Chapter

Conserving, protecting and restoring our country's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds

Cabin Fever Day: 

Cabin Fever Day is a yearly fishing exposition that is primarily a fundraiser for the Fox Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The revenues generated by Cabin Fever Day provides FVTU with the vast majority of its operating budget. All proceeds from this event are used on programs and activities that support our mission statement:Conserving, protecting and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

CFD has proven to be a wonderful social event that provides fishers with a entertaining and educational experience.

This year's event will be held at the Grand Meridian on January 11, 2014. Directions are at the bottom of this page (scroll down to see Map).

The day's event features but is not limited to:

An Expert Speaker Program that promotes professional guides, fishermen, fly tiers and other fishing experts, including an entomologist, from around the state of Wisconsin.  Please visit our Expert Speaker Program page to learn more about these presentations and the presenters!

Brad Magalski              10:00 AM

Dry Fly Basics:  Flies and Tactics that catch fish.

Herb Grenke                   11:00 AM

Basic Nymph Fishing:   Subsurface Strategies and Tactics

Matt Wagner                      1:30PM

Basic Streamer Strategies and Tactics


Pro-Style Raffle Items

Sage One Fly Rod – versatile 586-4 5wt 8'6" 4 pc Rod

Improve your Fishing and Catching and be the envy of your fishin’ buddies.  Win Sages Top-of the Line with a MSRP value of $775


 Outcast  Pro 800-fs Pontoon Fishing Station.  MSRP $1,299

Ride high, carry your lunch and beverage while enjoying the fishing and catching!  The Outcast Pro 800 is an inflatable fly fishing Float Tube and Pontoon Raft:  Check it out:

  • All aluminum Frame
  • Perfect balance of size and portability
  • Motor Mount rated at 300lbs
  • Beautiful Green skin
  • Stable and durable at 58” by 8 ft


Simms Guide Jacket-Black/Olive – Available in the winner’s size

Look Cool on the stream, like a Pro, but never be Cold in this 3-layer Highly Engineered GORE-TEX Performance Shell Fishing Jacket.


Simms G3 Guide  Stockingfoot Waders – in your size.

Believe me these are the best waders Guide Quality waders available 5-layer Pro Shell GORE-TEX® fabric - MSRP $499

Waterworks / Lamson   Vanquish  5.6  MSRP $599

Win W/L’s top of the line reel featuring elegant large arbor design and stiffer frame to support train-stopping drag system.


Scott Grady Cane Rod Raffle – for only $5 per ticket or 5 for $20, you have a chance to win a Tonkin cane rod handcrafted by local master rod maker Scott Grady.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity.  



Bucket Raffle - Between the Silent Auction and Bucket Raffle, there will be 40 to 50 quality items - something special for everyone.  Do not miss the discounts for quantity purchases of tickets.  Included will be Sage, Winston and Redington rods, Ross and Redington reels, FishPond packs and a Renzetti rotary vise plus much, much more. 


Silent Auction including a wide array of unique items such as art work and gear donated to our fundraising efforts.


Informational presentations made by fishing equipment manufacturing representative, the Wisconsin DNR, fly shops, environmental organizations, artists, writers, and many other fishing related organizations and professionals.


Guides and Lodges – multiple-table booth promoting lodges and guide services around the state.  Visit and learn of opportunities to enhance your fishing while enjoying some of the finest fishing lodges Wisconsin. 


Fly Fishing Shops from around the area will be at the event to give you a taste of the great fishing opportunities we have in our backyard, as well as around the world.  Many of these vendors will even have items for sale at the eve 


Fly Tyers - 12-15 local Expert fly tyers will be demonstrating their craft, answering your questions and providing fun.  They will be tying their own expert versions of locally important fly patterns.  They will be glad to answer all your questions about fly tying. 


Fly Shop Personnel – Need new boots, another rod or tying material?  Area fly shop personnel will be on hand to to discuss your equipment, clothing and terminal tackle needs.   Names like Tight Lines, Cabelas, Hawkeye Flytyer, Wisconsin John Nebel and others will be on hand to assist and advise.


Used Equip Shed – is the first stop many of our members make when arriving at CFD.  Why?  The deals on used stuff are incredible.  There will be flies, framed art, fishing equipment, tools, camping and outdoor gear, lots of fly tying material and junk.  Get there early while the good stuff is still available.


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 Grand Meridian

2621 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI

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