January 27th Meeting – Rich Osthoff on “Fly Fishing Skills and Strategies for the Driftless Region”

For nearly twenty years Rich Osthoff has guided fly fishers for trout on his home waters, the Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin.  His trips take fly fishers on dozens of streams both north and south of the Wisconsin River, including the Viroqua area, Grant County, Richland County and the Kickapoo Reserve/Wildcat Mountain area.  Rich has fished extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and has authored three fly fishing books and written numerous fishing and fly tying articles for leading magazines.  His first book “Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry” is based on 20 summers of hiking and fishing throughout 2020 01 Jan - RO - IMGP0117the wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains and is considered by many experienced backcountry anglers to be the bible on backcountry fly fishing.  Rich’s two other books “No Hatch to Match” and “Active Nymphing” contain insightful and innovative techniques and strategies for catching trout.  You can read more about Rich at his website.

Rich’s presentation titled “Fly Fishing Skills and Strategies for the Driftless Region” will be a video supported presentation that covers important skills and strategies for the Driftless Region with an emphasis on short-line casting and drift control skills.  The meeting on Monday, January 27th will be at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland.  The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and conversation at 6:00 p.m.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.


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The following is a list of our future meeting presentations:

  1. February 8, 2020 – Spring Opener Fundraiser with Bob Clouser as guest speaker.
  2. February 24, 2020 – Tim Landwehr on “Fly Fishing in Patagonia.”
  3. March 23, 2020 – Bradd Sims from WDNR on “Smallmouth Bass Fishing and Easement Program”