Guided Flyfishing

Guided flyfishing trips travel to a variety of fishing hotspots where we catch brook, brown and rainbow trout, as well as steelhead, salmon, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Check out our photo gallery here!

Where We Guide:  Streams and rivers in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are our main fishing spots.  These locations include famous areas such as Wisconsin’s Bois Brule River, well known places like the St Louis River, and small, hidden streams on Minnesota’s North Shore, among other venues.carl guiding

What’s Included:  In each full day of guided flyfishing, we include a filling, personalized lunch, snacks, and transportation from the Duluth-Two Harbors area.  Namebini specializes in custom planning a trip to suit your individual flyfishing goals. Whether your trip will be your first time casting a fly rod, or if you’re looking to learn the finer points of casting, mending or fly presentation, we’ll tailor your trip just for you.  We also enjoy highlighting our local wildlife, natural history, ecology, and geology.  Photos of your experience are provided via e-mail at no additional charge.

What’s Not: Flies and other terminal tackle, rods, reels, waders, vests, boots.  All are available for an additional charge and are rented on a daily basis.  Check out our Rates Page for more information and for guided trip rates.

Walk & Wade or Float a River:  Many options are avaiable from hiking into a remote canyon to gliding down a river in a drift boat or canoe.  Note: There is a limit of three anglers per guide for walk-wade parties.  Float trips are limited to two anglers per guide.  Large parties are not suitable for some of our smaller, hike-in only waters, where one or two guests are optimal.

10491121_10152453162100932_4549052303192021709_nPersonalizing Your Trip:  Every guided flyfishing trip is an unique adventure and we strive to make your trip special.  Please plan to spend some time on the phone with us before your trip.  This is necessary so we can discuss your fishing experience, where you would like to fish, the species you would like to target, and the many other nuances of a day on the water.  We’re here for you and want to work with you to make the most of your experience.

About Your Head Guide: Carl Haensel has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies, and locations.  From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing, based in Eden Prairie, MN and Hershey, PA.  He has fished extensively throughout North America and his outdoor photographs have been widely published.

 

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