On The Fly Guide Service is the longest standing and most reputable guide service in southeast Minnesota and has been guiding anglers from all over the world since 1998. I am an independent guide service and operate with the interests of my clients and am not affiliated with any corporate fly fishing company or fly fishing shop as some other guide services in the Driftless area. I'm a regular guy who knows where the trout are.
Whether you are new to the sport and want to learn about fly fishing, someone looking to fine tune their skills, or an out of towner looking to get out and catch some trout, I cater to all ability levels and skills.
Trip Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensing: You must have a valid Minnesota license and trout stamp. Buy it online here:
I provide transportation to and from the stream, snacks and beverages for all trips.
What to Bring:
Fly Rod/Reel: If you have your own gear and prefer to fish it, that's great. If you need a loaner rod/reel, please let me know.
Waders: A necessary evil for fly fishing the Driftless. If you have waders, please bring them along. Spring and fall - they are necessity. Summer months - not a necessity.
Clothing: A hat, polarized sunglasses (preferably brown). NO SHORTS and NO SANDALS. The terrain is too rough, streamside nettles, etc. Wear durable footwear. Plan on getting wet and dirty if we are wet wading. No gully boots - they just fill up with water.
Other: Bug repellent, sunscreen, or other personal amenities. Polarized sunglasses are a must.
I also provide all the flies, leaders, tippet, etc. and on the water instruction.
Trips originate out of the Rochester, MN area, but I can meet you at other locales depending upon your accommodations.
On The Fly Guide Service accepts cash, check or Venmo (@Dave-Anderson-120) at the completion of each trip.
Gratuity is up to each individual client but is always appreciated.
Note: I am Covid-19 vaccinated and boosted.
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