Trout Buddy -- Not Your Traditional Guide Service!
We cater to vacationers and day visitors to the Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin and are not your traditional fishing guide service. The vision of Trout Buddy is to cater to those that desire a relaxed, friendly and non-intimidating fly fishing experience based only on your desires, physical ability and fishing background.
We concentrate our "experiences" on the many natural reproduction trout steams of southern LaCrosse and northern Vernon county's as well as having an ever increasing knowledge of streams Monroe and Vernon county's feeding the Kickapoo River system.
For the NOVICE or beginner that wants to try the beautiful sport of fly fishing we offer “experiences” that provide the patience and equipment you will need to learn and give the sport a try. We will help you with the “how to” fly fishing basics including understanding the equipment, the principles of casting, select an easy access stream to learn on, offer some helpful suggestions as the day progresses and provide the same level of service and benefits that our more experienced clients are offered.
For the more SKILLED driftless angler we offer "experiences" that include our extensive local knowledge, clean reliable transportation, a nice tailgate or streamside lunch, deliver you to the hard to find "honey holes" of the Driftless area, give some assistance with fly selection and help landing the fish. Unlike traditional guide services we offer the friendship of fellow angler and will not be critical, try to coach or provide "a lesson". Heck - in some cases, the client is a better "technical" fly fisherman than we are as your guide.
New for 2013 - TENKARA. Tenkara is the generations old Japanese method of fly-fishing. It is particually well suited for the smaller stream settings found in the Driftless and for anyone looking for a simpler way to fly-fish. It is an ideal starting point for beginners as well as those that enjoy using micro-light equipment. To learn more about Tenkara visit www.tenkarausa.com
We are fully licensed and insured in Wisconsin and will discuss your reservations over the phone at 608-792-2521 - MasterCard or VISA are accepted.
Thank you for a GREAT 2013 season in the Driftless.
Sunny days, light breezes and the lack of big storms for the better part of the summer made for consistent and productive fishing - a guides dream summer!
Looking onto to 2014 we are offering a "pre-book" special for the Wisconsin "winter" trout season - book any date in March and April and receive $50 off if booked prior to 12/31/2013.
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