The Driftless Area of Wisconsin
Fly Fisher, Fly Tier, Guide★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Geri Meyer has been guiding the Driftless Area since 2006. She was fascinated by the 13,000 miles of Driftless trout creeks many of which flow through over 5 million acres of public land in Wisconsin. The last ice age left the Driftless Area with fractured limestone and sandstone. Water percolates through this rock into the ground and is filtered, cooled, and given an excellent PH level. The water then comes out as springs and seeps and gives us the incredible and abundant trout fishing there. Listen in to discover the secrets of this one of kind fishery.
Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:
- Where is the Driftless Area?
- Why is it called the Driftless Area?
- What are most of the streams like?
- What species are the primary targets?
- Are the fish wild or stocked?
- What are the major hatches?
- What dry fly hatch is exciting to fish?
- What sections of Grey Reef are the most productive?
- What flies work best on these spring creeks?
- What strategies do you use to fish these streams?
- Is stealth important in your approach to these fish?
- Do you do more dry fly fishing or nymphing?
- What towns are the favored places to stay when fishing the Driftless Area?
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