The state of Iowa has over 50 fishable trout streams, many of which are near us. This gives us the opportunity to choose between silty and lush-green switchback streams in the open prairie to fishing beneath towering limestone bluffs in hardwood forests. The saying "trout don't live in ugly places" is especially true in Iowa.
Along with trout in the Driftless, the Smallmouth fishery is fantastic. Smallmouth have a reputation of being fighters, and take an array of flies from surface poppers and mayflies to subsurface baitfish and crayfish patterns
We've also had a lot of success fly fishing for walleyes, but only during a key time of the year: Mid- October through Early-November, the prime months during the fall run. Its a unique event which most have not yet experienced on a fly rod.
With the exception of the walleye run, our warm-water season usually runs from May through mid to late October.
We specialize in trout streams in the Northeast corner of Iowa. Iowa streams stay open to the public year-round, which is unique amongst neighboring states. Some of the best fishing takes place during the late fall, winter, and early spring.
What is the Driftless Region?>>
It's a special place in the Midwest and the world!
Millions of years ago, glaciers covered a large part of the midwest, missing a small portion of current day NE Iowa, SE Minnesota, and SW Wisconsin. This area is a geographically unique, featuring limestone bluffs, sinkholes, bluffs, and coldwater spring creeks.
Today these streams provide us a rare opportunity to pursue incredible rainbow, brook, and wild brown trout.