| 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.
Silver Doctor Fly Fishing supports The West Fork Sports Club, The Federation of Fly Fishers, and Trout Unlimited in their efforts to enhance and protect our waterways and fisheries. By joining your local chapter, you will help preserve fishing for future generations.
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, & Lamson/Waterworks.
This site will be updated as conditions & hatches change during the fishing season. Suggestions & constructive criticism are always welcome.
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Try dropping a beetle, small ant, or cricket inches off an undercut bank.
Hoppers are active on warm afternoons. Small(1") flies seem to be most effective.
BWO hatches & spinner falls happen as light levels change, or under cloud cover.
Swinging streamers in stained water might bring you your biggest fish of the year.
Half Day bookings are available, & don't forget: Iowa is open year-round.
SEASON CLOSES at 12:00 midnight on Tuesday 10/15.
|It's late season, so it's necessary to be a bit sneaky in our approach to the streams. The major hatches are done for the year, but fish are still hungry. It's time to break out the terrestrials-hoppers, beetles, crickets, & ants. Drop your fly as near to cover as you dare, & don't be afraid to give it a little twitch. The fish seem to react to the "escaping prey" & hit violently. 3x & 4x tippet work well with the bigger bugs, but you may need 5x just to fit the eye on smaller ant patterns.|
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