(April) Want to learn what fly fishing is all about? We offer a free clinic that covers casting, aquatic entomology, reading the water to find trout, Tenkara fly fishing and more. It’s open to anyone and beginners are especially encouraged to attend. Loaner rods are available if you don’t own one.
(June) We offer two clinics for women at extremely reasonable prices. The By Women for Women Beginner Fly Fishing Clinic is for women who know very little about fly fishing. The Women On the Water Skills Clinic is for those with some experience will improve any level of skills through individual and small group instruction.
Do you learn best from articles, videos or classes? Either way, we have you covered when it comes to fly tying! Check out this section for a wealth of online resources, as well as information on the free fly tying classes offered each winter at beginning and intermediate levels.
(Second Tuesday of most months) We meet at the Coliseum Bar and Grill and normally have some sort of educational component. You can also meet other fishing addicts and conservation junkies. We’re a friendly bunch and new members will even be given free stuff at their first meeting!
(January) It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year, raising money that helps power all of our other educational and conservation efforts! This daylong event features national and local speakers, fly tying demonstrations, great food, warm camaraderie and a legendary array of raffle items. You won’t want to miss it!
October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mount Vernon Creek
Work on Mt Vernon Creek, starting at the bridge on Cty. Rd. U and working upstream toward Mt. Vernon. Cty Rd. U is located about 1/2 mile south of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. Extensive clearing of brush and box elders is needed. A woodchipper will be on site, so consider bringing ear protection as well.
October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Gordon Creek, Kriss Marion’s Easement, Blanchardville
Driving west from Madison on Hwy 151, take Hwy 78 south out of Mt. Horeb toward Blanchardville. The worksite is on the north side of Blanchardville. There is no parking available on Hwy 78, you will need to park on Baker Street, also known as Iowa Cty. Rd. F.
Again, Kriss Marion will be providing lunch and refreshments after the workday at her B&B.