STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
My favorite time to fish the Driftless area is upon us - terrestrial time! This evening we had broken clouds, mild temps and the pasture surrounding the stream was abound with grasshoppers. On the walk to my starting pool I was giddy with excitement and anticipation as I observed many rising, feeding fish finding their dinner at the surface. This feeling was not unfounded as the evening was full of strikes and fish landed on several varieties of hopper patterns. With the area streams in excellent condition, running clear to slightly stained and a favorable weekend weather forecast the next few days will be an excellent time to get out there and experience what SE Minnesota waters have to offer! Stop by the Driftless Fly Fishing Company fly shop in Preston, MN and pick up your terrestrial patterns - hoppers, beetles and ants!
The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.
-- Theodore Gordon
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.