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
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
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With such an unseasonably warm spring the steelhead are now in full swing. This is a steelhead video primer the shop did a number of years ago to help you understand the basics of spring steelhead in the midwest. Stop in the shop with any questions and we hope you enjoy these couple of videos. For the beginner this is a basic primer on rigging for spring steelhead with Tight Lines guide Nate Sipple The popularity of fishing steelhead with beads has been growing and so have the questions. This is a short video segment on rigging a bead. …Details
Spring Steelhead Patterns From The Pros Brule River X-Legs with Damian Wilmot This is a must have Brule River fly for Steelhead. Watch Fly By Night guide Damian Wilmot tie this essential Brule nymph. Check out all of our videos at www.tightlinesflyshop.com and take a look at Fly By Night Guide Service to book a steelhead trip with Damian at www.fbnguideservice.com Dave’s Eat A Peach Leech Check out Midwest legend Dave Pinczkowski tie the Eat A Peach Leech. Dave has been a long time friend of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. and were are lucky enough to film…Details