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Attack of the Hardy Clones

My new motto as of late has been out with the new and in with the old.  After building my first fly rod which was a 7′ 3/4 wt  fiberglass, I decided I wanted an older reel to pair with it.  Little did I know I was about to enter a whole new addictive realm of … Continue reading »

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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

Spring Swinging

Hit the Milwaukee with Adam a few weeks back and we experienced something out of the ordinary…great fishing.  Even though the water was high, cold, and slowly rising all day from snow melt, the Steelhead were in and on the grab…bigly.  Water clarity was great and very few anglers were on the water giving us plenty of … Continue reading »

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Paradise Lost and Something Found

A little late picking up on this story, but if you haven’t already heard the sad news, here it is.  A dam failure June 20th, 2015 caused Paradise Springs in Eagle, WI to drain.  Most trout escaped through a cracked hole in the dam and wound up in the creek flowing from it.  Some probably … Continue reading »

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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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Boats & Beasts

I’ve been quiet on the blog front for awhile and a lot has happened since my last post.  I got married back in August and wedding planning took over my life for the better part of 3 months.  Truth be told, I probably spent more time planning my Bachelor’s Party.  I spent a lot of weekend … Continue reading »

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