Fly Fishing in Iowa
Having fun making artificial flies.
The art of flies.
Yes, we bought a few flies but we also enjoyed our time together making flies. First, one needs to find out what type of flies the fish had been feeding off of and then the art of creating ones that resemble the real live flies.
Listed in the table of content below you will find some websites about tying Iowa flies.
Producing flies can be a great bonding experience, hobby or small business venture.
More about fly fishing in Iowa.
* Websites on how to make flies.
* Websites on where to go in Iowa to fly fish.
* Video on fly fishing.
My experience of fly fishing in Northeastern Iowa.
One of my experiences was also climbing the walkovers in chest waders with attached boots, while carrying my fly fishing rod without falling off the steps. I might just be ready for the circus.
Once over the fence and fly fishing in the stream, I heard a familiar sound behind me. I turned around and yes, cows grassing in the distance. I grew up in Iowa so cows didn’t bother me. The thought of a bull worried my brain a bit, so this paranoid notion might have been the reason for me not catching any fish in this location.
We continued along the stream until I heard a voice that didn’t sound like the man that took me fly fishing. I turned around and was greeted by an extremely nice farmer that owned the land we were on. The two of us carried on a conversation while I continued to fly fish along the stream heading toward my friend. This went on for what seemed like an hour. During this time, the land owner had distracted me from my fear of a bull deciding he could out run me, while I was weighed down by my fly fishing outfit.
By this time, my companion joined us where we stood. We all visited for a few more minutes without fishing. The farmer wished us luck and then disappeared over the hill while my boyfriend and I cast our lines in the stream on our journey back to the walkover.
Learn more about Flies, Rods and where in Iowa to go fly fishing.
Information on Iowa Flies
Information about Iowa fly fishing.
Ready for fly fishing in Northeastern Iowa.
Fly fishing in Iowa
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Iowa Trout Stream
The sport of fly fishing, alone, with others, or in competitions.
I didn’t catch a fish but my knowledge about fly fishing in Northeastern Iowa has grown, having the time to meet someone new and enjoying nature were all wonderful experiences for me.
Camping in Backbone State Park is a beautiful and quiet place.
And did you know, there is fly fishing Competitions? Check out the link below for the competition that was held in 2013 at the Iowa State Fair.
How to cast fly fishing style...
Not far from a small town called Strawberry Point.
Iowa verses Montana
They were both great places to fly fish. My friend caught trout at both places but he has more years under his belt than I do. I did catch more than he did with the tour guide floating the Bighorn in Montana. The streams we fished in Northeastern Iowa were smaller streams than the one we were on in Montana. For those that have had their share of fly fishing in both states, which do you prefer, Iowa or Montana?
Richmond Springs in Backbone State Park
More resources for planning your vacation in Iowa & Montana.
- Iowa Fly Fishing - TotalFlyFishing.com
Iowa fly fishing resources including Iowa fishing guides, fishing reports, maps, and stream information. Find resources for trout fishing in Iowa.
- Warm Water
- Montana Fly Fishing Trips | World Class Lodges & Expert Guides
Expert Montana Fly Fishing Guides, World Class Fishing Lodges, Montana's Best Rivers! Montana Angler specializes in building the Big Sky's best fishing trips and vacations!
- The Complete Guide to Iowa Trout Streams
Northeastern Fly Fishing Facebook page
Iowa State Fair: Competitive Fly Fishing
2013 fly fishing competition at the Iowa State Fair.