Start organizing your fly fishing gear and head to the Driftless Fly Fishing Company to replace and restock because all area trout streams will once again open for Catch & Release fishing January 1st! No need to go into hibernation mode as there is some incredible winter fly fishing to be had in the Driftless Area of SE Minnesota.
As you're at the calendar flipping it to 2017 next weekend, be sure to mark it with the dates of the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, March 17-19 at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. will once again have a booth and Mel Hayner, owner and Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide will be one of the featured presenters at the event. Be sure to stop by to say "Hi", check out the latest Orvis products, book a guided trip and /or just talk with us about what a gem the Minnesota Driftless area is to us fly anglers!
Happy New Year to all and hope to see some of you at the shop, at the Expo or on the streams!
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.