Each April, we hold our Riversmith Fly Casting Clinic (named after Jeff Smith, who was the driving force behind it for many years). The clinic is free and available to anyone interested in learning how to cast a fly. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend. Loaner rods will be available for those who do not own their own equipment.
You can learn about fly-fishing equipment and casting, aquatic entomology, reading the water to find trout, and Tenkara fly fishing. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone 6 years of age and older to get involved in our sport. These 2-3 hours would cost a bundle from a private guide! Let any friend, relative or neighbor know about this valuable once a year event.
Kid activity postponed: the “mini stream ecologist” activity for kids has been postponed to a later date. Watch for updates on it.
You can help! The more experienced casters and fishers we have on hand, the more we can provide individual assistance to attendees. Bring a friend who could use a lesson, and stick around to help.
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.