April Inland Report: We could not have possibly had better trout fishing weather this winter and early spring. The generally mild temps have lent to some great opportunities in Central WI and in the Driftless Area. Central- The streamer fishing has been ranging from good to excellent on any given day. Try darker patterns on overcast days and something yellow or white when the sun is out. Don’t be afraid to go big if you’re looking for a larger fish. A stocky sculpin pattern will produce some pretty shocking results if you commit to fishing it. The potential for…Details
These just arrived to the shop and they will only be around for a few days! John Gierahttp: “the voice of the common angler” (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport…Details
Get Yours Today! $34.95 This is the trailer for the upcoming film Spey Daze. It was shot over the course of two and a half years in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and various parts of Ontario. Though largely a film about the pursuit of Steelhead on the swung fly, the film also focuses on the past, present and current issues the Great Lakes are experiencing, how these issues effect the fishery and how they might affect the Steelhead populations that call the Great Lakes home. The dvd is a 2 disc set featuring over 4 hours of content.…Details
Each year Tight Lines helps a group raise funding for major projects for trout habitat, youth angling programs or fly fishing awareness. This is a special year because we are partnering with both Project Healing Waters-Green Bay and the Fly Fishing Film Tour to help raise funding to teach veterans fly tying and fly fishing. Make sure to join us March 2nd for this years Fishing Film Tour and help our cause! Click this link to visit our film tour facebook event. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled…Details
Opening weekend of trout fishing has finally arrived. Below zero temps marked this years opening day but the mercury is on the rise. We traveled to the spring creeks to take a look and the rivers are in fantastic shape. With the flooding late last fall many rivers have clear gravel beds, trees and debris have been moved aside and water levers are perfect. Make sure to take advantage of the upcoming warmer days to get out and fish.
Fox Valley Trout Unlimited presents the 16th annual Cabin Fever Fly Fishing show this Saturday Jan. 14th from 9 am-4 pm at the Grand Meridian In Appleton WI. This is show has been know for having some of the best programming and prizes in the state. Make sure to come out and see your friends from Tight Lines and enjoy the show.Click this link to get directions to the Grand Meridian and Cabin Fever.
Tight Lines is proud to announce that tickets are on sale at the shop for the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour! We have been proud to have hosted this fantastic event since its beginning. The show will again be held at the historic Meyer Theater in downtown Green Bay on March 2 show at 7pm. Stop by the shop and get your tickets. If you purchase your tickets at the shop you are automatically entered in a free give away for a pair of Simms G3 waders and you save 3.00 per ticket! If you can’t make it by you…Details
Tight Lines is open Christmas Eve from 10-3 for an informal get together. This has been a tradition for many years at the shop. Stop by to say hello to all of your friends and have a bit of holiday cheer with all of us at Tight Lines.
The guest speaker on December 5th for Classic Anglers of Wisconsin will be Damian Wilmot from Fly by Night Guide Service. The talk will be held at Legends Brewhouse and Eatery at 7:00PM and is free to the public. Damians program will be on-Seasons of the Brule. Damian will talk about the amazing history of the Brule River, the night fishing, bird hunting and of course the powerful steelhead of the river. Damian is one of the most dynamic speakers you will hear so don’t miss this one! Damian has been guiding fly-fisherman on the trout waters of Northern Wisconsin…Details