STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
What a way to start 2016! I kicked off the new year by hitting the streams of SE Minnesota today. The Driftless area is now covered with a blanket of snow, making for an absolutely beautiful backdrop for fly fishing . It was a very productive outing with many Browns landed but the highlight of the day was most definitely when I caught a gorgeous Tiger trout. A Tiger is a rare Hybrid of a Brown and Brook trout .... a true "unicorn". This was the second one I've had the great fortune of catching in as many years. It was caught on a BH Black Wooly Bugger but all the others were caught on a nymph pattern called a "Root River Special". Be sure to stop by the Driftless Fly Fishing Company fly shop in Preston, MN and pick several up for your fly box. As of 1/1/16 all streams are open so go exploring!
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.