The Internet is a great resource for Fly Fishers, but we still love maps and books to help us plan a trip.
By John Motoviloff
From pristine spring creeks that harbor large trout to steelhead tributaries of Lake Michigan and monstrous smallmouth and pike in the northern flowages, Wisconsin has some of the best flyfishing in the country. Additionally, the state of Iowa is a diverse region, providing excellent angling opportunities. John Motoviloff covers over 275 of the best flyfishing waters.
All of the major waters in Wisconsin are covered, including the Wolf River, Milwaukee, Pigeon, Sheboygan, Chippewa, Brule, Tomorrow River, Wisconsin River and many other rivers and creeks. Motoviloff also covers Lake Michigan tributaries and Lake Superior tributaries. He gives a detailed description of each water, how and when to fish it, along with recommended flies. He has a number of hatch charts along with over 100 detailed maps, showing river miles, access points, boat ramps, campgrounds, and other important information.
Motoviloff also covers a number of little-known great spring creeks in eastern Iowa. Iowa also has a landowner program where private landowners allow access to their streams. John describes these waters and gives a complete listing of them. There is also a listing for fly shops and sporting good stores, guides & outfitters, accommodations, restaurants, and more. The Flyfisher’s Guide to Wisconsin and Iowa takes you to great fishing waters that get very little pressure. P