April 27th, Spring: the Driftless Area

[singlepic id=1590 w=360 h=280 float=right] The day started as the previous few have. On the water around 8:45am, early enough to ensure I got a front row seat to any and all mid-day bug activity but not so early as to have me shivering stream-side. This spring has been exceptional …

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April 20th, Caddis Dry Fly Lessons

The night before plans were hatched (interesting I used that particular term). I was set to arrive at 8:45am and with a short hike in Wendy B. and I would be staring at trout water by 9:15am. An initial water temp was taken at the first riffle crossing made, a cool …

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April 11th, The Bugs Are Here

[singlepic id=1493 w=300 h=220 float=left] Haven’t been able to get out much as of late but I have been running out to a local spot day after day to check on the Grey Caddis, looking for the start on this particular stream. I saw the 1st leaping trout on the …

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New and Economic Finds Pt. 2

As I mentioned before this 2nd material is available in Winona, MN as well as any other city that has a decent hardware store. It’s cheap, at $4.98 a bottle it has the potential to make a few hundred flies. The part I left out of [singlepic id=1473 w=320 h=240 float=right]the last …

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