| Welcome to the internet home of Silver Doctor Fly Fishing, Wisconsin's most experienced guide service, specializing in Driftless Area spring creek trout and speycasting for autumn steelhead and salmon in the tributaries of the Great Lakes.
This site is dedicated to the Midwestern fly fisher and the fly tiers of the world. Whether your love is the intimacy of a limestone creek, swinging spey flies through a tumbling steelhead river, or tying the "perfect" fly, I hope you find something useful and entertaining in these pages.
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The GUIDED FISHING pages include: tackle recommendations, a hatch chart, live weather links, places to stay and eat, and will help everyone, even those who don't wish to book a guide, plan a trip to Wisconsin's Driftless Region or prime steelhead/salmon rivers.
I'm happy to announce that I have joined the R L Winston Rod Company Pro Staff. I am also associated with AirFlo, & Galvan.
This site will be updated as conditions & hatches change during the fishing season. Suggestions & constructive criticism are always welcome.
Look for good fish in nasty spots.
Don't ignore the small BWO mayflies & tiny caddis that show on cloudy periods.
Trico activity depends on overnight temp's dropping into the low 60's or lower.
Warmer overnight temperatures allow the bugs to hatch & drop,(as spinners), all night.
Morning winds can blow the spinners away, so it pays to fish sheltered areas.
2'-3' of 5x tippet will allow these tiny,(#18-#22), flies to drift naturally.
Take a break after the trico fall, & switch to small hoppers, beetles, ants & crickets.
Use 3x or 4x tippet,& make some disturbance when the fly hits the water. TWITCH THEM!