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Old 02-01-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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Driftless U.S. Fly Fishing Airstream

Well, since I first suggested this in another similar posting, I thought idea deserved an independent topic to attract other takes.

Iím not asking for my fellow Driftless fly fishers to reveal their best fishing holes but suggesting a gathering of airstreamers with a common goal of getting to the water. Also interested in places to park. Iíve had a hit or miss experience in the region. Most have not had real convenient access to fishable water.
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Have no info to offer, but will be checking in to learn what folks have to say. Considerable abscence of fly fishing posts, considering the number of folks who enjoy the hobby, sport, science and yes, obsession. So, thanks for posting. Pat
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We are not getting much of a rise to the bug here.

How about a note on why you found some of your campgrounds less that successful. No hits? Too much wind? Less than acceptable weather? Note - none of this is interesting, but I am trying the tie on another fly and see what draws some attention from one that will give us some sport. Your turn. Pat
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Also interested in places to park. Iíve had a hit or miss experience in the region. Most have not had real convenient access to fishable water.
What's the "region?" The west has thousands of miles of fishable water; "real convenient access" is an entirely different question....

More info would help.
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T.I.M. - the Driftless region is in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since the largest portion falls in WI and I'm coming from the East, WI is my primary destination.

Pat - In most areas we have visited, we prefer public parks. These tend to offer access to fish able waters. However, in the Driftless, these seem to be not as well maintained, roads narrow, and campsites compact. I've found a few private campgrounds. They seem to have better camping conditions but fall away from waters I fish.

My hopes are two fold with this posting. First, to locate like minded Campers who like to Fly Fish the Driftless. Second, we as a community scout and utilize the great assets in this region.
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Come on down to Missouri or Arkansas and fish the white river
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I have fly fished for a while. I never heard of the Driftless Region?. Guess I will have to Google it. I spent some time in WI and MN this summer and never really found any places to do much trout fishing.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftless_Area

That was worth a read. Thanks for the suggestion.
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http://nationaltroutcenter.org/visit...riftless-area/

A bit more information.
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I grew up in Arkansas where I learned to fly fish on the White, Norfork, Little Red, and the Spring Rivers. This is also where my camping evolved from tents to Airstreams.

Donít feel bad, I too wasnít aware of the Driftless Region before moving to the Chicagoland area. But now it is my home waters to explore...

http://castingaround.anthonynaples.c...n-of-wisconsin

So back to the topic at hand, still looking for some bites.
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