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I started fishing with my dad at age 3. In junior high I picked up fly fishing by practicing in the front yard and at local farm ponds. Growing up I mostly fished for bass. Just in the last couple years I've realized how great a place The Driftless Area is, and as a result I'm fishing more often with a fly rod.
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How To Dress for Winter Trout Fishing

by mbchilton on 11-26-2013 at 12:28 PM

For the hardcore angler, there is no such thing as “fishing season” because we never stop as long as there is open water. Winter trout fishing can be great fun, but you need to dress properly. It’s easy to do. Here are a few tips to keep you fishing through the cold months.

1. Layer

By dressing in layers you can keep your core body temperature warm. As the temperature

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Four Questions with Jene Hughes

by mbchilton on 05-31-2013 at 02:19 PM

A couple years ago I went trout fishing in Iowa for the first time. My boss / fishing buddy took me over to the Second Avenue Bait Shop in Des Moines and told me to buy this book called “Iowa Trout Streams” by Jene Hughes. He being my boss I did as I was told. It turned out to be a good decision. Now, whenever friends ask me about trout fishing in Iowa, I always mention the book. Last month

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Feb 1-3 Highlandville

by mbchilton on 02-04-2013 at 01:52 PM

I had a great time the past few days in Highlandville, IA. My wife and I decided for Christmas this year we would rather have a mini vacation than things we don't need. Friday morning we left Des Moines around 9AM. We arrived in Decorah about 12:30 for lunch at a little spot called La Rana. It's a cozy little cafe that uses locally grown meat and produce. For being a small town, Decorah

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