Trout streams in The Driftless area about as good as they have been all year. Hoppers are beginning to catch the attention of hungry trout. Caddis taking fish in the evenings and a few bonus Blue Winged Olives for good measure make for some of the best fishing all year. Nymphs of course taking a lot of trout during the sunny days in the deeper shadier holes. Get out there! Mel
NEW GOOGLE REVIEW FOR THE DRIFTLESS CREW-BRENNEN
Best experience ever! My boyfriend and I are used to lake trout fishing and genuinely wanted to learn as much as possible about fly fishing. These are the guys you want!! We looked into a few other guide services in the area and the guys at Driftless were the most knowledgeable and experienced by far. We even stopped in various shops and the overall vibe with Driftless was beyond compare. On the streams we were taught everything and more we could have possibly ever needed to know about fly fishing. The guide gave each of us one on one time to help us perfect our casts at each different spot we fished. The guide completely caters to how much you want to experience and what your skills are. They are willing to be with you for up to 14 hours of fishing, lunch and fluid included!! This guide service isn't just for newbies like us, as we would have been in different spots if we had experience. Well worth it's weight in gold for the cost. The experience is something neither of us will ever forget, we caught beautiful trout and the backdrop is breathtaking!! You don't have to go out west to experience the real deal, Driftless can give it to you!! Only very minor flaw, if I have to give them one, was the website. I had troubles with submitting my deposit. However, they were incredibly customer service forward and we were able to work the issue out right away. Just awesome experience, too much for words to even articulate. Will be going out with these guys again for sure!!! Oh yeah, and they are the ONLY guide service endorsed by Orvis in the area. That's just kinda a big deal in the fishing world.
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.