Wisconsin Flies and Fishing

wisconsin-river-mapGuest Blogger: Perry Morrison aka Montana Guy Flies

I grew up in Montana with a fly pole in my hand and I now live in Wisconsin. I started tying flies at an early age and have continued to tie flies for myself and friends along with sell my flies at a local bait shop. I am constantly adding to my fly tying supplies by ordering from J. Stockard. I can simply say quality materials at a reasonable price keeps me coming back. The materials have helped me to develop some unique flies for fishing a wide range of fish such as pan fish, walleye, musky, northern pike and of course trout, steelhead and salmon. With the competition heavy during the salmon run several individuals are always watching what I am using and asking due to my success in catching king salmon. The local bait shop has given me an outlet for selling my flies. My biggest sellers are my walleye bucktails with scuds and sow bugs for ice fishing.

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For the Love of Salmon and Steelhead

9727_1048636713933_1766183494_107148_4766688_nGuest Blogger: Montana Fly Guy

Born into a fly fishing family in Montana, I started tying flies at the age of 4 and never quit. I have witnessed all the new materials come to life. I now live in Wisconsin and fish the Root River in Racine Wisconsin for Steelhead in the spring and fall. The king salmon run is in the fall along with a different strain of steelhead, big browns and coho salmon. I tie a wide variety of flies from nymphs to ska-oppers. My ‘go to’ fly though for all species is a black stone fly. It all depends on the fish and what size they want. This season I hope to catch my first steelhead on a dry fly.

I will post again if I succeed along with a picture of the fly and fish!