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Old 02-20-2013, 04:59 PM
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Hi all not brand new to fly fishing, I did some one summer in the mid '90s but nothing since. A few weeks ago I was musing on checking out the Lake Superior Steelhead sprig run and the more I thought about it I came to realize that I am within an hour of the Driftless Area (which is where I tried fishing those 20 years ago).

Got out the rods, had one repaired; checking out the reels; tried on the old waders (they still pull on but are a little snug) and I am looking forward to wetting a line.

This site has been informative and a lot of fun with conflicting opinions (it seems I'll fit right in as opinionated as I am)

I don't know what I'm doing, don't have any fishing buddies to join me on the stream and laugh at what I'm trying to do, so I will be counting on you guys for info on what I'm doing wrong and to show me how you do it wrong better .

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Welcome to the forum. I'm in Minnesota also. The other end though.
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Welcome aboard. I'm another MN member. I used to live over in Mankato. Don't overlook the area lakes, and rivers for bass or panfish on the fly. Lots of fun to be had over there.
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Hello from another MN member. Im in the driftless, SE corner close to Iowa. Maybe we could meet up one day. im fairly green, but really enjoy the sport.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 PM
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Jim: Welcome to the forum!

You live in a great area for fly fishing, I heard that if you fish the Driftless Area, all you have to do is wet a line and those monster browns just jump all over anything you have on, no need to know anything about presentation or hatches!

Seriously, don't hesitate to ask questions, we will try our best to help you out!

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Larry,


I don't know who told you that, because it's supposed to be a local secret! 25" browns by the truckload.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:12 PM
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Hello from another new member in MN - I'm up in NE MN, just outside Duluth. I do a fair amount of flyfishing for trout and smallies in the local rivers, a couple trips per year over to the Brule, and love the Driftless Area.
I've been reading the posts on this forum for quite a while and love all the knowledge sharing, trip reports, and seeing everyone's great fly patterns!
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A whole bunch of new members on the same thread, cool!

Welcome to the forum, it's great to see a MN. gathering finally.

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