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The below books are recommended for the fly fisherman that cast their lines in Wisconsin. A link for each book and author is provided back to Amazon.com for your convenience.  Any purchases made via these links will generate a small fee for this web site. All proceeds with be use to improve and support the cost of this web site.

Wisconsin, Gazetteer Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer printed by DeLorme . A definite must have for the traveling angler.  This is the book that every serious fly angler will have with then on every outing. Many people mark up the maps in this book to keep track of places that they find or others tell them about.  When you see to fly anglers with their Gazetters out you know that they are sharing info on where the big one are!  Contains topographic maps with unbeatable detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to do.


Trout Streams of Wisconsin and Minnesota06 Trout Streams of Wisconsin and Minnesota An Angler's Guide to More Than 120 Rivers and Streams, Second Edition (Paperback) by Jim Humphrey and Bill Shogren.  Wisconsin and Minnesota together boast more than 12,500 miles of designated trout waters in more than 3,000 streams. In this completely updated and expanded second edition, the authors have added information on many new streams. Veteran anglers Humphrey and Shogren describe their native trout waters with an evocative sense of place that conveys not only the details but also the experience an angler can expect. 40 black and white photographs  This is one book that will give you detail on which bridge to start at!.


ross book 103 Upper Midwest Flies That Catch Trout and How to Fish Them  by Ross A. Mueller.  An excellent source of information about patterns, tactics, and streams. It contains over 100 fly patterns that will catch trout in the Upper-Midwest.  Goes beyond the common patterns to describe variations that will fool educated trout.  This book is well written and researched and is easily the best book dealing with Wisconsin Fly Fishing.

The Hornberg Fly Fishers Handbook, made by the Hornberg FFF club out of Green Bay. Sorry, only 50 in existance, this one you will not find any where.


Great Lakes Steelhead Great Lakes Steelhead: A Guided Tour for Fly-Anglers by Bob Linsenman and Steve Nevala Each chapter within the Guides section provides a wealth of information ranging from technique to fly selection. The authors cover the basics on steelhead biology, behaviour, leaders, casting techniques, and flies. The book has a great chapter on popular steelhead flies in colored plates. Every skill level can learn something from this book.

Trout Fishing Wisconsin Spring Ponds  Trout Fishing Wisconsin Spring Ponds By Christopher Deubler's   A good (and the only) source of information about fishing Wisconsin's many spring ponds. Good for both the beginner and advanced lake fisherman.  In Trout Fishing Wisconsin Spring Ponds, the angler will discover one of the most unique and fascinating native brook trout fisheries, the wild spring ponds of Wisconsin. As a result of over 20 years of researching, observing, and fly fishing Wisconsin spring ponds, the author will share with you an in-depth look at spring ponds, food sources available to spring pond trout, and the tackle, tactics, and techniques that have been proven to be effective for catching spring pond brookies. The angler will also find a diverse selection of spring ponds with detailed information which includes the acreage, the depth, observations, a look at the trout fishery, tactics, directions, and a map for each pond. Finally, a large listing of spring ponds from throughout the state will be presented for the angler to choose from.

No Hatch to Match by Rich Osthoff No Hatch to Match by Rich Osthoff . 2001, Stackpole Books. This is a book for those who fish; forget the perfect conditions, forget inclement weather, the temperature, the hatch. This is about fishing all the other times. Rich Osthoff (another former Cabin Fever Day featured presenter) grew up in Wisconsin; he knows. This well-written book is easy to read. Osthoff’s expertise defines trout fishing.



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