STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
The morning started by arriving early to the stream but as it turned out later than another angler so Plan B was put into effect. After a short drive I found myself at a different stream and anxious to start fishing.
** As a side note, that's the beauty of the Minnesota driftless area - there's plenty of water to fish with many options within a relatively short drive of one another regardless of what "area" of SE Minnesota you're in **
Plan B stream was running stained but fishable however not very productize, so you guessed it, Plan C was a "GO". Another short 5 minute drive put me on water that was running clear to slightly stained with rising / feeding fish. Although not a hatch coming off, several nice Browns were taken on a parachute BWO dry fly. So persistence paid off and as the old saying goes - "if first you don't succeed, try, try again"!
Melvin Hayner is the owner of The Driftless Fly Fishing Company in Preston, Mn. He has been fishing this area for over 23 years and guiding here for over a decade. Some reports will be from other reliable sources around the Driftless area. Thanks guys.