Mild weather continues with temps soaring well into the 40's through the weekend. If you've put away those fly rods and vests, pull them back out! Stop in at the Driftless Fly Fishing Company fly shop in Preston, MN - pick up the current "hot" flies, do a little Christmas shopping then make your way to one of three area state parks where trout fishing is still open and join the fun!
Throwing larger BH Black (as well as Brown) Wooly Buggers continue to be the secret to my success. A relatively fast retrieve with periodic pauses have worked well.
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.