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Author Archives: a_rosati18

Breathing New Life into a Local Favorite

These guys put together a nice video about a special place for fly anglers close to Chicago.  This river is undergoing a dam removal real soon that should overall improve the water quality, but it will definitely have a different personality as a free flowing river.  Opening well over a hundred miles of river including … Continue reading »

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January Trout Fishing – Driftless Area

With the warmer than normal weather we experienced last weekend some friends and I got out for a day of trout fishing in the driftless area.  Due to some rain and snow melt we encountered some situations that we all learned from which in turn will make us more successful in the future.  The first … Continue reading »

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Winter Trout – Driftless Area

With all the holiday activity finally settling down I found some time to head west and fish some spring creeks in the Driftless Area.  Most of the spring creeks in Southwest Wisconsin stay free of ice through the winter months, and now that the early season begins the first Saturday in January we have 2 … Continue reading »

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Protecting Salmon Strongholds

Along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts we have decimated most of our salmon populations with dams, pollution, disease, and mines.  The evidence is there showing the negative effects of all of these practices yet we continue to gamble with a keystone species habitat for gas and oil.  Tell me how risking an entire ecosystem … Continue reading »

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Fall Changes

This October my friends and I have changed up our game plan to avoid the crowded salmon circus on the southern Wisconsin tributaries in favor of more peaceful places with aggressive predators that start feeding more frequently in the fall.  October does bring the fly fisherman very large trout into small rivers along the coast … Continue reading »

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Summer is Here

Been too long since the last post, but a lot has happened so I’ll do my best to catch up.  Last update was in April when the caddis started hatching and they did so for several weeks.  Surface and sub-surface caddis patterns provided some of the best hatch fishing of the year.  Fish come out … Continue reading »

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