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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can we stay in the area?

Red Cedar Lodge

1880 Gilbert St

Charles City, IA

641-228-3444

https://theredcedarlodge.com/

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The Barn Loft

Dorchester, IA

Terrific location for access to streams!

Link to listing

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Trout River Log Cabin

2336 Trout River Rd

Decorah

troutriverlogcabin@gmail.com

(563) 419-5634

 

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Decorah High Point Cabins

284 Old Spruce Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

http://www.decorahhighpoint.com/

1-715-495-5836

 

What should I wear when on a guided trip?

It depends on the season...

 

Summer includes zip-off hiking pants, closed toed sandals or wading boots, Buff, and breathable tops. 

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Fall, early winter and spring may include breathable waders, and layers!

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Winter fishing requires heavy socks, appropriate headwear, multiple layers and jacket, plus fingerless gloves or mittens.

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What should I bring?

Let's start with what we provide:

  • Rods

  • Reels

  • Leader

  • Tippet

  • Flies

  • Bug spray/sunscreen

  • Lunch (full day only)

 

So make sure to bring:

  • Iowa fishing license (w/trout stamp)

  • Your own rod/reel, if you wish

  • Hat/sunglasses

  • Appropriate attire (see above)

  • Snacks and water

  • Great attitude, willingness to learn, and have fun!