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A Perfect Day in the Driftless

I was in no hurry to get on a trout stream in the early morning last Sunday.  I was crossing foggy streams in the morning instead of arriving on one, but I was hoping for a good caddis hatch.  My experience has been the fishing doesn’t start to get good until you feel the warm sun on … Continue reading »

Categories: Driftless Area, dry fly, fly fishing, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Fishing, Wisconsin trout | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Driftless Caddis 4/17/2016

Sometimes you head to your  favorite trout stream looking for a particular hatch and all the conditions seem right, and for some random reason of cruel fate, it never materializes.  This was not that day.  Everywhere you found rocks and riffles, you found Caddis popping and trout rising.  The heads of pools was where the action … Continue reading »

Categories: Driftless Area, dry fly, fly fishing, Wisconsin Fishing, Wisconsin trout | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Cabin Fever Fly Tying

My usual mid-winter cabin fever fly tying has kicked in with patterns ranging from small trout flies to larger streamers, and even some saltwater stuff for my trips to the Everglades thrown in there.  One thing about being a fly angler in the midwest is that it can force a person to learn to tie … Continue reading »

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Wally Winged Mayfly

Here’s my first extended bodied mayfly and also my first attempt at the “Wally Wing” technique to make perfect mayfly wings by splitting a barred mallard feather stem.  Click here for a better description and instruction on how to tie these beautiful wings that can be applied to any mayfly pattern with a variety of different … Continue reading »

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On the Dry – New Zealand

I recently returned from my trip to Queenstown, New Zealand. A good friend of mine was getting married out there and since my wife and I had recently been married, we figured what better way to spend our honeymoon than in a place like New Zealand. And knowing the reputation of New Zealand as a … Continue reading »

Categories: brown trout, dry fly, fly fishing, New Zealand | Tags: | Leave a comment

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