September 30th, Full Circle

[singlepic id=562 w=360 h=280 float=right] I fished under sunny skies today, this the last day of my first full season fly fishing in Southeast Minnesota. The driftless area has been good to me, I’ve seen quite a few kick ass sights this season and to end the season here I …

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September 29th, Get Em’ While You Can

[singlepic id=556 w=380 h=300 float=left] These last few days have seen me grasping at every moment to be near fishy water. The aggressive fish that begin to show spawning habits and the beautiful colors bring me to the water daily until the end. I stopped off at a spot I visit every …

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September 27th, The End Is Near

[singlepic id=523 w=400 h=320 float=right] Under cloudy skies with the occasional bout of rain and sunshine I fished Sunday. My plan was to return to a stream that I have fished several times before to see how it looked this late in the season. With little to no rain except only …

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September 19th, The Pet-Fly Smackdown

[singlepic id=365 w=280 h=200 float=left] The Pet-Fly Smackdown went down this last weekend, this “tournament” that is more of an outing, is just a reason to get together with like minded people and fish your ass off. We met at the chosen cafe to start the morning off right with coffee, …

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September 16th, A Driftless Evening

[singlepic id=351 w=300 h=220 float=left] Working towards my goal of evening fishing I arrived stream-side with Sershen in the mid-afternoon to test a few pet fly options for the day of fishing this Saturday. Fall is fast approaching, this becomes apparent when leaves floating in the stream alter the drift you …

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September 7th, Bows and Brownies

[singlepic id=294 w=320 h=240 float=right] This summer the fly factory has seen quite a few early mornings but few evenings, something I’d like to try and change over the course of this, the last month of the designated season for trout in Minnesota. Another goal this last month is to see …

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September 4th, Rainbow Bounty

[singlepic id=273 w=270 h=190 float=left] Given a tip by a reliable source I found myself on the water at 8:30am rigged with a SMB. The hot tip was that the DNR in preparation for the holiday weekend had dumped a bunch of fatty rainbow stockers in a location that I visit on …

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August 31st, Good Morning W.F.F.

 [singlepic id=263 w=490 h=410 float=center] I had an opportunity to fish some new trouty looking water with a friend of mine recently, although we didn’t have much time to fish and we chose to hike more than cast we still had a good morning. It’s easy to find a good …

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August 24th, Of Trico’s and Carp

[singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=left] Today was a day to remember for sure, starting early. Woke at just after 3am, anticipation, like the first day of school I guess. Prepared myself and my gear and left for the first of several stretches in a vehicle. I met with Wendy B. …

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