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Driftless Angler

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James F wrote a review Oct 2019
Newport, Pennsylvania56 contributions13 helpful votes
this was our first trip to fish the driftless area so my knowledge base came only from magazines,etc. We visited the driftless angler for some advice and I am very glad I did.the two gentlemen I talked to were a great source of information and helped me with fly selection and some recommendations of places to fish. Unfortunately, my trip coinsided with a nasty period of thunderstorms and high, off colored water. I caught some beautiful trout in between storms and enjoyed the area very much and will return in the future. My first stop will be the driftless angler. thank you guys for your sharing of information.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Joe S (Kingfisher) wrote a review Aug 2019
Germantown, Wisconsin11 contributions10 helpful votes
Great little small town fly shop, with very knowledgeable staff. They told us right where to go and what the trout were eating.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Mat W, Owner at Driftless Angler
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Thank you very much for the review! We appreciate you stopping into the shop.
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b0bv298 wrote a review Jul 2019
Hubbard, Ohio14 contributions3 helpful votes
My only experience with WI's Driftless area was a magazine article. That was enough for me to schedule three days with the Driftless Angler as I continue my journey to fish the prettiest places with trout in the country. Pete was my guide, and he very clearly knew his stuff. He worked hard to find fishable water as we dodged thunderstorms every day. It was immediately clear that without Pete's local knowledge and skill this trip would have been a total bust. I wouldn't have found the streams let alone knew how to fish them. This was trout fishing as I never experienced anyplace else. Pete was even very mannerly with a "Please" and "Thank you". He was a far cry from your usual guide, and it was appreciated. If you enjoy trout fishing, the Driftless area is unique and well worth the trip. The Driftless Angler is a resource that can make your trip to a unique place uniquely successful, and tell Pete that Bob sent you.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Mat W, Owner at Driftless Angler
Responded Oct 5, 2019
We're glad to hear you had a great time in the Driftless! Thank you for your review.
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TennisgalGreenBay_WI wrote a review Jun 2019
Green Bay, Wisconsin858 contributions329 helpful votes
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What a gig! We 4 gals went fly fishing with two Anglers, Nick and Pete. None of us have ever fly fished. We drove to a secluded spot on the Spring Cooley and spent some time practicing throwing out our line. It's a lot harder than you would think. Two gals with an angler split up and walked opposite ways and we got to practice our casting. Learned how to keep your eye on the fly, how important it is to watch the cast backward and forward, avoid snapping noise, stopping of the rod, and so much more. I could have kept casting for longer. This driftless area is truly beautiful, ran into a baby deer that jumped up as we were walking thru the brush, and got to be out in nature. It was a wonderful day, even tho there was no sun, which I guess is best for fishing. We might not have mastered the fly fish technique to a T, but all but one of us caught Brown Trout. Nick and Pete were VERY patient with tying more flys on our reel and retrieving flys that got stuck in weeds. I am sure they needed a break after they were done with us, but we enjoyed our time wholeheartedly. I really like the waders.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Mat W, Owner at Driftless Angler
Responded Jun 25, 2019
Thank you very much for the review!
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Chucker00 wrote a review Jun 2019
La Crosse, Wisconsin279 contributions37 helpful votes
Very knowledgeable helpful staff, and I intend to return to make some purchases. A well stocked shop for almost any 'fly fisherman'.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Mat W, Owner at Driftless Angler
Responded Jun 18, 2019
Thank you very much for your review! Hope to see you in Viroqua again soon.
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