What I Learned on My First Trip for Northern Pike

Written by: Chuck Coolidge
The author hoists his first northern pike on a fly. Can you tell he's excited? Photos by Chuck Coolidge
Wisconsin is well-known for its solid predator fishing, and muskies get almost all the attention. However, there's another member of the Esox genus that's significantly more abundant and, some would say just as fun, that you can fish for year round: . . .
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11 Questions with Geri Meyer of Driftless Angler

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips
Geri Meyer shows off a gorgeous British Columbia cutthroat. Photos courtesy Geri Meyer
Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .
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Video: Why Chase Muskies on the Fly?

Have you ever wondered why some fly fishers become obsessed with catching a musky? Well this video goes a long way toward explaining that phenomenon, and it includes a cool interview with . . .
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Top 10 Flies for Early-Season Driftless Area Spring Creeks

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips

This gorgeous Driftless Area brook trout fell for a Turkey Leech.
Photo by Kip Vieth

As the snow melts and the spring creeks of the Driftless Area start to settle down, every fly angler in or near this unique region starts to twitch. Spring fever is at a fever pitch, and fly fishers are. . .
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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter in the Driftless Area

Written by: Dave Barron, Jacquish Hollow Angler

Winter is a great time to fish the rivers and spring creeks of the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin.
Photo by Phil Monahan
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. You can have the spring creeks all to yourself, the water is clear, and the fish are hungry. There are a few things . . .
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The Late Season Means Bigger Fish in Smaller Water

Written by: Len Harris, Jr.

This late-season brown was fooled with a Conehead Woolly Bugger in a non-typical lie.
Photo by Len Harris, Jr.
Last year featured our first extended seasons in Wisconsin. Early season here opens on the first Saturday of January, and you can now fish through to the 15th of October. For many years, our . . .
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Story: Days Like These Are Why I Fish

Written by: Len Harris, Jr.

The fish in this hole could not be caught that day, but they provided a lasting memory nonetheless.
Photo by Len Harris, Jr.
My friend, Rob Gooze, and I were way back in the middle of nowhere on the headwaters of one of my favorite streams, when we saw this perfect rock bluff. It was early spring, and the vegetation . . .
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Classic Video: What Fly Fishing Means

Most of the new breed of Warren-Miller-inspired fly-fishing films feature anglers catching monster fish, often in exotic locales, over a driving soundtrack. And I love watching these videos as . . .
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