If you are truly interested in taking up the sport of fly fishing and not getting frustrated after the first or second outing, then a guided trip is right for you. You will learn more in a half day of fishing with an experienced guide than you would in an entire month of weekends. Experienced fisherman looking for an introduction to Northeast Iowa streams might find a couple of evening or partial days to their liking.
Kent Kleckner learned to fly fish on the Roaring Fork River in Carbondale, Colorado and spent most of his free time at Alpine Anglers Fly Shop in Carbondale. Now living in Decorah, Kent wishes to share his knowledge of the local area and the joy of 'catch and release' fly fishing with you. Kent is a member of the local Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Monte Bowden has fished over thirty of the streams in Northeast Iowa over the last two decades. Monte is a native of Northeast Iowa and resides in Cedar Falls. Monte has the distinction of fishing in the ESPN Fly Fishing Olympics in 2002. Monte is anxious to share his knowledge of the many streams in Northeast Iowa with you.
Tom Murray has been fishing throughout the country for about as long as Kent and Monte have been alive. He is a founding member of the local Driftless TU chapter and an expert soft hackle fisherman. Tom is a wealth of information on anything in or around the water and you will have a great time with Tom as your guide.
Full Day $250* (includes lunch, and snacks)
Seven hours from pick up until we are done fishing.
Half Day $150* (includes snacks)
Three 1/2 hours from pick up until we are done fishing
Evening Special $100* (Two hours on the water)
(Add $25 for extra person on half day and $50 for full day)
* Plus Iowa Sales Tax
Cash or Check - no credit cards
Rod, flies and waders are included. Tax is extra. You may need to bring waders if you have a unique size), proper clothing and sun/eye protection. You are also responsible for Iowa Fishing License and Trout Stamp. (check with your guide on your boot size and water conditions regarding waders)
Trips for beginners are best for one person. Due to the size (small) of many of the Northeast Iowa streams, it is very difficult for two individuals to fish in the same general area. When you are a beginner and you have an issue, you don't want your guide to be fifty yards up stream with your fishing buddy. It is okay for two people to come along on the trip, but the guide can only work with one at a time. Watching and listening however, is a great way to learn the sport. (Add $25 for extra person on half day and $50 for full day)
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