Tag Archives: minnesota fly fishing

Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Finding Bigger Trout

Written by: Toby Halley


The author seeks out water likely to hold the largest fish in a stream.
Photos courtesy Toby Halley

I used to fish a lot of good trout water and wonder why I wasn’t catching big fish, knowing that they were in there. It wasn’t until I started fishing with my good friend, Rick, that I really. . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Kip Vieth is passionate about the smallmouth-bass fishing in his home state of Minnesota.
Photo courtesy Kip Vieth

I call the banks of the Upper Mississippi River home. Our shop and guide service is located right in the heart of the famous catch-and-release section, just north of the Twin Cities. Where we live, . . .

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Photos: A Young Angler on a Quest

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


This gorgeous smallmouth allowed Christopher Watt to get one step closer to his goal.
Photos by Kip Vieth

It’s always good to see young people embrace the great sport of fly fishing. No one in my recent memory embraces it more than Christopher Watt. He’s a young man on a quest to catch a. . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


The author’s son, Truman, with a fine early-season bronzeback.
Photo by Kip Vieth

Winter is the time to dream of warm summer days spent drifting down Midwestern rivers and watching the country’s largest smallmouth bass attack poppers. Those are great images to. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LX: Bob White


Written by: Phil Monahan

Chasing muskies on the fly is Bob’s latest angling obsession.
Photo by Mike Dvorak

Bob White is one of the more respected sporting artists working today, producing both fine art and great illustrations (such as those in The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. But he is also a longtime. . .

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Video: Potential World-Record Muskie on the Fly


Written by: Phil Monahan

Robert Hawkins wasn’t even planning on fishing yesterday.
Photo courtesy Robert Hawkins

If you’ve got a bunch of fly-fisher Facebook friends, you’ve probably already seen the photo below, of the incredible Muskie that Robert Hawkins—owner of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop in Lake Elmo, . . .

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