Wisconsin Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Wisconsin Fly Fishing Guide Trips

Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company prides itself in being a full-service fly fishing shop.  From the first day we opened our doors in Feb. of 2001, we were committed to offering much more than just a retail shop selling equipment, flies, clothing, and accessories.  Tight Lines has always offered guided trips for trout, smallmouth bass, and other species (on request) throughout Wisconsin.  We have also served as an outfitter, offering hosted trips to Montana, Belize and the Bahamas for those interested in pursuing western trout or bonefish.  We strive for the absolute best outdoor experience for our clients; not only can our guides take you to the fish, but they can teach you to fly fish.  They are all First Aid and CPR certified as well.  Service and safety are our two most important goals.   We sincerely appreciate your business, and thank you for your support.

Booking Your Trip

Guide trips are booked by calling Tight Lines Fly Shop at 1-920-336-4106 or visiting us at the shop.

Guide Trip Rate: $550.00/day     

*Cancellation PolicyDeposits are refundable for cancellations made at least 30 days in advance.  Deposits will be forfeited on cancellations made less than 30 days in advance.  If the shop cancels the trip (due to inclement weather or unusual water levels), you may request your deposit be refunded or applied to a future guide trip.


Trout Wade Trip
$550* a day for one or two people
Mid March through June

The Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin offers some of the country’s best spring creek trout fishing.  These intimate limestone creeks are extremely fertile and provide the perfect habitat for high numbers of wild fish. Though the creeks are small,  the fish populations equal or exceed those of the most famous fisheries in the west!  The combination of high fish density and prolific hatches makes for truly world-class trout fishing.

Spring Creek Trout Trips

The Driftless offers a little something for any trout angler.  If technical dry fly fishing to spooky risers peaks your interest, there is plenty of that to be had.  Conversely, if you are interested in getting into trout fishing and want to learn techniques and approaches, a Driftless trip is a great way to cut the learning curve.  Either way, honing your skills on these spring creeks translates into better success anywhere your trout fishing adventures take you.
*Cost of the trip includes lunch, snacks, N.A. drinks, flies, and terminal tackle.  Rods can be provided if need be.  Reach out to Charlie directly for lodging recommendations
*Anglers need wading gear, appropriate clothing, polarized sun glasses, and a Wisconsin fishing license with the inland trout stamp.

Smallmouth Drift-Boat Trip
$550* a day for one or two people

Smallmouth Trip Information Packet


Musky Trips: $550/day

For many anglers, a musky caught on a fly is at or near the pinnacle of their fly fishing bucket list. “The Fish of 10,000 Casts”. “The Freshwater Permit”. We’ve heard them all, and the crew at Tight Lines is committed to dispelling these myths for our clients. Join us for a float down one of the Midwest’s premier musky rivers for a full day of casting flies to these iconic Midwestern fish. Just don’t lose your focus, as any cast, from the first to the last, could be the one that yields that big toothy grin.

Guided Wisconsin Musky Trips

Wisconsin Musky Fly Fishing Guides

Cost of these trips is $495 a day. Price includes use of gear, flies, lunches, N/A beverages and instruction. Price does not include guide gratuity. Anglers are expected to have appropriate clothing (including raingear), polarized glasses and a Wisconsin fishing license. Waders are not necessary. Some experience casting a fly rod is advised, as it will make the trip more enjoyable and increase the odds of landing a fish. Expect to cast 8 to 10 weight fly rods with flies ranging from 5″ to 10″ long. The timing for these trips is the last week in May and September 15th through November 30th. Lodging at nearby motels and lodges is available.

Our rivers here in the Midwest offer not only solid numbers of fish but also trophy potential. Each fall we see several fish in that 50-inch range… True trophies. Call the shop to reserve your dates and join us for a trip that you won’t soon forget.

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Tight Lines Wisconsin Smallmouth