Category: Monthly Meeting

April 22nd Meeting – Phil Anderson on “Classic Trout Flies and Their History”

Phil Anderson is a recently retired professor of Genetics at the UW-Madison and an amateur historian of fly tying and fishing.  He has lived in Madison for 37 years and among his weaknesses are trout of the Driftless and classic books on the history… Continue Reading “April 22nd Meeting – Phil Anderson on “Classic Trout Flies and Their History””

March 25th Meeting – Abe Downs on “Fly Fishing Costa Rica for Marlin”

Abe Downs is the owner of Great Northern Fly Fishing and an Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide on the Upper Wisconsin River fishing for smallmouth bass and musky.  Abe started fly fishing for trout as most fly fishermen do but quickly realized trout are… Continue Reading “March 25th Meeting – Abe Downs on “Fly Fishing Costa Rica for Marlin””

February 25th Meeting – John Lyons on “Wisconsin’s Greenfire: New Voices for Conservation”

John Lyons is a fish biologist with over 33 years of post-graduate experience studying the fishes of Wisconsin, the Upper Great Lakes Region, Mexico and Central America.  Since 1985 John has been the Curator of Fishes for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoological Museum and prior… Continue Reading “February 25th Meeting – John Lyons on “Wisconsin’s Greenfire: New Voices for Conservation””

February 9th Spring Opener Fundraiser – Pat Dorsey on “Western US Rivers’ Tailwaters and Colorado’s Best Trout Streams” and Much More!

Pat Dorsey is a Denver, Colorado based fly fishing guide and co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler, a full-service fly shop that has served customers since 1988.  Pat has pursued selective Rocky Mountain trout for over thirty-five years and as a result has a vast knowledge… Continue Reading “February 9th Spring Opener Fundraiser – Pat Dorsey on “Western US Rivers’ Tailwaters and Colorado’s Best Trout Streams” and Much More!”

December 11th Meeting – Emily Buege (WDNR) on “Snapshot Wisconsin: Let’s Discover our Wildlife Together!”

Emily Buege is a Research Scientist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and a database manager and spatial analyst on the Snapshot Wisconsin project.  She has a B.S. in Ecology and a M.S. in Geography with an emphasis in environment and natural… Continue Reading “December 11th Meeting – Emily Buege (WDNR) on “Snapshot Wisconsin: Let’s Discover our Wildlife Together!””

November 26th Meeting – Don Wolf on “Fishing Lake Nipigon and the Lake Nipigon Region”

As we all know, Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are collectively known as the Great Lakes but these well-known bodies of water all originate from a lesser known source.  Lake Nipigon and the Nipigon River in northwestern Ontario drain into Lake Superior making… Continue Reading “November 26th Meeting – Don Wolf on “Fishing Lake Nipigon and the Lake Nipigon Region””

October 22nd Meeting – Lisie Kitchel (WDNR) on “Wisconsin’s Native Freshwater Mussels: A Unique Resource”

Lisie Kitchel is a Conservation Biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) working in the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation where she is an expert on Wisconsin’s native freshwater mussels.  Lisie is trained as an Aquatic Ecologist with a BS in Ecosystems… Continue Reading “October 22nd Meeting – Lisie Kitchel (WDNR) on “Wisconsin’s Native Freshwater Mussels: A Unique Resource””

September 24th Meeting – Jason Randall on “Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons”

Jason Randall has been an outdoor writer for the last twelve years with feature articles appearing regularly in American Angler, as well as Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and many other outdoor magazines. He is a veterinarian certified in fish health… Continue Reading “September 24th Meeting – Jason Randall on “Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons””

Summer Picnic – August 4th

August 4th will be our annual members summer picnic at Donald Park located just north of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. There will be food and conversation; Brian Ramsey will be there to teach, or help you improve your fly casting. So bring your… Continue Reading “Summer Picnic – August 4th”

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