Established in 2009, we cater to vacationers and day visitors to the Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin. Trout Buddy is not your traditional fishing guide service as our primary vision is to provide 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 Driftless region trout steams of southern LaCrosse and Vernon Country's feeding the Bad Ax River and Coon Creek watersheds as well as streams in southern Monroe and Vernon County's feeding the Kickapoo River system.
For those that have never tried fly fishing or for the NOVICE who wants to learn a few new skills we offer “experiences” that provide the patience, assistance and equipment needed in either traditional western or TENKARA fishing. We provide the “how to” fly fishing basics including understanding equipment, the principles of casting, select an easy access stream to learn on, offer some helpful suggestions as the day progresses all the while providing the same level of client service and benefits that our more experienced clients expect.
For the more SKILLED Driftless angler we offer "experiences" that include our extensive local knowledge, clean reliable transportation, a nice tailgate or stream side 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 our first goal is to offer the friendship of fellow angler and we promise to not be critical, try to coach or provide an unwanted "lesson".
In 2014, we expanded our use of TENKARA fishing methods. Tenkara is very well suited for the smaller stream settings found in the Driftless and for anyone looking for a simple, easy to learn and fun way to fly-fish. It is an ideal starting point for beginners as well as those that enjoy using micro-light equipment and we are honored to be recognized as one of less than twenty members of the Tenkara USA Guide Network.
We are a fully licensed and insured. Please give us a call to discuss and schedule your Trout Buddy Experience at 608-792-2521 - Cash, Check, MasterCard or VISA are accepted.