Laughing Trout Speaker – Jeff Broberg

This Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Speaker at Laughing Trout – conservation Wed. Feb. 1 – 6:30 PM. Speaker – Jeff Broberg A Geologist, environmental risk manager, resident of Whitewater Watershed & President of MN Trout Assoc. and Preston’s National Trout Center. Topic – How can we prevent incidents like the 2015 South Branch Whitewater fish kill? […]

Casting Clinic 2017, Vadnais Sports Dome

The Vadnais Dome Casting clinic was a great success.  We had a fun time honing our casting skill. This year there were four stations: Basic- lift and cast; roll casting; mending your cast; and spey casting demonstration. We rotated through the stations working in small groups with instructors. The attendees enjoyed learning and had fun.  Thanks to our instructors […]

Volunteering with Girl Scouts

On February 27, several members from FFWMN, two gals from a Wisconsin TU group, and two gals from the U of M entomology dept., met several Girl Scouts at an elementary school in Menomonie, WI. The Girl Scouts had a great time learning about trout streams, the insects they eat, how to know what brook, brown […]

MinnAqua Youth Mentoring

Members of the club mentored youth ages 11-17 to teach basic fly fishing skills that included practice on a stream. The event is sponsored annually by the Minnesota DNR at the end of May.  We had a wonderful time at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro recruiting the next generation of fly fishers. Spread the word […]

2015 Indoor fly Casting Clinic

A great group of enthusiastic women showed up at the Vadnais Heights Done on February 7, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 for another in this series of annual events. Certified instructors volunteered their time to help novice casters learn some new techniques and experienced fly fishers work the winter kinks out of casting wrists and […]