My good friend and proprietor of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop, Mike Alwin, has invited me to speak at his shop this coming Saturday(February 25th) at 1 pm. The Fly fishing industry has gone through some serious changes in the last 10 years and  it is nice to see Mike’s shop has weathered the storm nicely. Come on out to Lake Elmo and say hi, buy some stuff, and stay for the slide show and discussion. Here is the summary of the talk.

2012 Wisconsin Early Trout Opener- New Beginnings, New Thoughts, New Water

Andy Roth owner of Gray Goat Fly Fishing will open his 29th year fishing for trout in the waters of Pierce County Wisconsin on March 3rd. Join him at Bob Mitchell’s fly shop in Lake Elmo, Minnesota on Saturday February 25th for an open discussion and slide show on getting ready for the upcoming season. Local conditions, flies and equiptment, techniques and stratagies and the quest to fish new water will be discussed. Topics of discussion may also include, Lying About the Size of Your Fish, Secret Fly Patterns from Polish and German poachers, The Most Expensive Equipment and How to Break it, and Trespassing for Success.  Come join us for this serious presentation and bring your questions. Prizes will be awarded to those who interact the most and behave the best.

This Photo was taken by my friend Jacob Gibb last year on a stretch of river in Pierce county that I had never fished before.