As Northeastern Wisconsin’s largest fly shop, Tight Lines offers a wealth of knowledge and equipment. Fly fishing is an art, a timeless traditional sport that allows us to experience the rhythms of nature. We want to share this experience in the hope that you find as much enjoyment in the pursuit as we have.
Each of us hopes to meet you on the stream one day, until then, “Tight Lines to you.”Read More!
Casting lessons, fly tying, trips and how-to videos on our YouTube Channel!
Our YouTube channel is designed to be a great resource on the sport of fly fishing–plus you can almost feel the boat rocking as you watch!
Please make some time to visit our channel, and let us know what YOU would like to see from the Tight Lines video crew!View Our Channel!
Be sure to check out our Fly of The Month videos that we’ve put together to showcase a few of our favorite patterns. We invite you to check out our YouTube channel and be sure to hit subscribe. This will get you the Tight Lines instructional videos when we post a new one. We hope you enjoy.
From time to time, Tight Lines Fly Shop shop is lucky guest tiers visit us at the shop to tie his/her favorite flies for a wide array of waters and flies for everything from trout to bass to musky and more!
Join Tight Lines as we travel near and far in search of exciting fly fishing adventures. From the fabled musky waters of Hayward, Wisconsin to legendary steelhead waters like Wisconsin’s Bois Brule and the Pacific Northwest’s Deschutes River and all the way to the Amazon in search of Peacock Bass on the fly, Tight Lines is all about the adventure!
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Tight Lines Fly Fishing schools will give you the skills necessary to become a successful angler. Fly Fishing can be an intimidating sport, but with our comprehensive school, we’ll make it much more user-friendly. Our classes are held to a limited number of students in order to ensure a student to teacher ratio that provides plenty of one on one attention. This one day school takes place over approximately 8 hours-handouts, lunch, and refreshments are provided.Read More!
Winter Fly Tying Classes
Interested in learning the fundamentals of fly tying? If so, this is the class for you. This three night intro course is designed to provide a solid base of knowledge to get you going in our favorite off-water pastime. Cost: $60 Contact the shop to sign up!
The shop could not be more excited to be the new ENO hammock dealer! These small compact and light hammocks are perfect for every fishing trip for a short break on the stream. Check out the ENO story below and watch a few of the videos highlighting the company and products. About Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc Peter Pinholster In the summer of 1999, brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster decided to permanently escape the traditional workplace and make hanging out their full time occupation. They wanted a business that would challenge them creatively, but also allow them to pursue a laid-back…Details
Hi everyone! We have had a bunch of questions lately about a fishing report for both Migratory fish as well as the Muskie bite. I am sending along a quick update as to what is happening on the rivers. A special thank you to SIMMS fishing Ambassador Nate Sipple for the report. Stop by the shop with any questions and make sure to get out and do some fishing this fall. It is truly the most beautiful time of the year to be on the water. October fishing report Well, it’s the first week of October and most…Details
Everything but the squeal Smallmouth fun on the Menominee River by Tom Davis – Tuesday, Jul 5th, 2016 A smallmouth bass was rushing Winston Ostrow’s bug in skinny water, pushing a tsunami-sized bow wave, and I was squealing like a little girl. OhmygodWinstondoyouseethatherehecomesohmygodthat’sunbelievable … Unlike me, Winston kept his wits about him—which is to say, he didn’t fall apart like a cheap suit and yank his bug off the water before the smallie could crush it. He coolly waited for the eat, and when it came—in a sudden, savage boil—he set the hook. The bass shot out of the Menominee…Details
Make sure to take good care of dad this year. Stop on in for the perfect fathers day gift!
Tight Lines guide service is a small operation with some of the finest warm water guides working on some the finest smallmouth rivers in the world. Each season we fill all of our dates very quickly and are asked each day what is still available for the season. To make this easier for those of you that have not reserved a date I am including in the email the last available spots for our entire smallmouth season. In order to reserve your spot contact the shop and we can get you on the calendar for your next trip! June…Details
The shop has never had such a huge selection of Tight Lines hats and shirts. Stop by and check out this amazing selection.
Two spots just opened up for this trip of a lifetime! This is by far the most exotic and my favorite destination in the world. This year we are doing something a bit different and not staying at the lodge. I have worked out details with the lodge manager for a camp trip far up the Itrasams and Pluma Rivers. We will be taking dug out canoes upstream and camping each night with our guides deeper and deeper into the Bolivian Jungle. This is very rare to have a couple of spots open up for this trip during prime time.…Details
Tributary Report A lack of rain, 80 degree days and the fact that our snow has been gone for almost two months now has made the steelhead fishing tricky. Most of the rivers north of Sheboygan are getting very low and have had good numbers of suckers now for a couple weeks. There are still fish around, but be prepared to fish low-light, rainy days and use smaller flies/tippets than you normally would. The rivers from Sheboygan to Racine are in much better shape and are holding…Details