I'm biased towards the Driftless Area. Let's just get that on the table from the start. I grew up there and had my first trout fishing experiences on the Whitewater and Root River in Southeast Minnesota. As such, it is not surprising that I hold a special place in my heart for all things trout from that area. Today I'm bringing you back to a page I've shared before. The Winona Fly Factory. Justin was, and still is, the only other blogger I've fished with.
After a brief hiatus from blogging, Justin is back in full force with stream reports, awesome flies, pictures, and even video.
Now that you're caught up, there are new things on the horizon for Winona Fly Factory. I give to you, the W. F. F. Fly Shop. I would particularly like to draw your attention to the Pink Squirrels and the Hair Balls. I've fished with each of these and done very well. If you see a Sprinkle Me Baby on there in the future, do yourself a fave .... (I can't believe I wrote "fave." I mean FAVOR. "fave" is not a word...) and get some. He has great skill at the vise and these flies catch fish and hold up wonderfully. You can even see the man at work in The Factory in this recent video.
The rumor is, there are other things in the works for The Winona Fly Factory. He wouldn't key me in on them, but I'm thinking they are pretty sweet.
So go forth, and check out the page or start planning your trip to the Driftless Area. You won't be disappointed.
There are many other notable blogs from the Driftless Area that are worth checking out:
And I'm sure there are much more. As always, you can find these and other blogs at The Outdoor Blogger Network's Blogger Directory.