mayfly Lodge

Mayfly Lodge

My friend Joseph from One More Cast Fly Shop has put together two fabulous weekend get-aways this winter for the fly tier. Located at the Mayfly Lodge in Viroqua, Wisconsin, this outing will have all the elements necessary for a great tying adventure. Tell him the Gray Goat sent you!

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Weekend Getaway at the Mayfly Lodge

Viroqua, Wisconsin

Thursday Feb. 4 through Sunday Feb 7, 2010

This mid-winter getaway is a great chance to relax with friends, tie some flies and enjoy Joseph’s cooking.  If weather permits trout fishing is open in Iowa and Minnesota, which is just a short drive away. The schedule for the entire weekend is rigidly flexible, we may eat earlier or later, we might even have a guest tyer drop in on Friday or Saturday.

Dinner will be waiting for you on Thursday night. After breakfast on Friday we’ll sit in the beautiful fly tying area and fill our fly boxes for spring.  We’ll take a lunch break then tie more or just relax in front of the fireplace until dinner if you wish. Saturday after breakfast we will again tie or we might make a side trip to the Badger Opener in Madison. We also might make a visit to the local Vernon Vineyards winery and stock up on libations for dinner. Sunday after breakfast is on your own, you can explore the area before you head home.

Price is $395 per person, includes 3 night’s accommodations all meals, which are BYOB and taxes.

Reservations must be paid in advance and you can reserve your spot via email or by calling us at the Shop, 708.482.4990

Intermediate and Advanced

Effective Spring Creek Fly Tying Classes

February 20 and February 21, 2010

With Joseph Meyer

Join me at the warmly inviting Mayfly Lodge just outside of Viroqua, WI for these hands-on tying classes. There are two classes offered, each with a tying session before and after lunch.  I will be teaching six patterns each day that are all beautiful, fun to tie and effective on the Spring Creeks that I fish.

Mayfly lodge

Saturday, Feb. 20 9:00- 4:00 Intermediate Spring Creek patterns

Parachute Basics

Thread Body BWO, Adams and Sulphur

lunch break

Streamer Basics

Pearl & Marabou, Slumpbuster and the Black Goat

Sunday, Feb. 21 9:00-4:00 Advanced Spring Creek patterns

Effective Caddis

Pearl & Elk Caddis

Pearl X Caddis

Klinkhammer Caddis

lunch break

Gorgeous Dries


Pearl Wulff

Trico Spinner

The fee for each day is $100, which includes two tying sessions, all tying materials and lunch.  Sign up for both days for a discounted fee of $175.  Not included are overnight accommodations but please contact the Mayfly Lodge at (608) 483-3076 and your hosts, Steve & Deb Bentz can help you out.