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Chattahoochee River

After spending the entire weekend at a conference in Atlanta for work, I wanted to take a few days off.  My choices were to hang out with my wife and her girlfriend visiting museums and craft stores or see what Georgia had to offer in the way of fly fishing; the...

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Updated website

You may have noticed that the website was overhauled.  Most of the 140 pages of content from the old website were moved to WordPress.    WordPress runs over 25% of the world's websites and has many features.   Some of the essential...

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Black Caddis

Commonly known as the “Black Caddis” on Wisconsin trout streams, they include the any of the following; Family: Brachycentridae, Genus: Brachycentrus, Species: lateralis, numerosus, appalachia, solomoni.

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Where to fish?

In fly fishing, two concepts need to work together – access and conservation.

I love my “secret” dry-fly creek, but I also understand that a strong and credible future for fly fishing means more people do it.  Access is critical.


Knowing your hatches isn’t critical but it helps.



Stoneflies and more.

The more fly fishing Wisconsin.

Wood Duck Hex

Tied by SirTrout Hex easy for trout to hang onto There are many hex patterns out there. If you ever get the chance take a look at Randy “Buzz” Butters’ Hex fly collection, you’ll see what I’m saying. My fly fishing mentor, Todd O. of Appleton, showed me this pattern....

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Tied by SirTrout Hook: Mustad 36890, size 4 salmon fly hook Thread: White Body: Weighted, Krystal Flash Chenille pearl Wing: Krystal Flash Pearl, Arctic Fox   Tags: Wet Flies  

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Superior X Leg

Tied by AndyK Hook: Mustad 9671 #8 Tail: Grizzly Brown Marabou Abdomen: Kaufman’s Brown Stone Fly Dubbing Thorax: Kaufman’s Brown Stone Fly Dubbing Rib: Medium Copper Ultra-wire Bead: Copper Legs: Medium Brown w/Orange Flake Sili-legs   Tags: Wet...

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Steelhead Pass Lake

Tied by BoB Hook: Partridge Bartleet size 6Thread: 140 ultra thread/blackTail: Golden pheasant tippetBody: Ice dub, Peacock blackRib: flat gold tinselCollar: Ringneck pheasant soft hackleWing: Kiptail   Tags: Wet Flies  

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Pink Nose Dace

Tied by cheli38 Hook: Mustad 36890, size 8 salmon fly hookThread: Pink Size GRibbing: Oval size 14Wing: Yellow, Pink, then Hot Pink BucktailBody: Yellow Floss can be used for the body wrap.   Tags: Wet Flies  

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Fly Box

Fly Patterns for fly fishing Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota Iowa and other Midwestern states

Fly Fishing Travel

There are many places to fly fish outside of the Midwest, here are some of the trips that we have made.

Resources for Fly Fishing the Midwest.

Weather, Entomology, Organizations and Groups.