Full Day Guided Trip (8 hours from pick-up)

Driftless On The Fly

We've fished from Maine to Montana, for landlocked salmon to big browns to Great Lakes steelhead. From midwestern rivers for walleye to chasing redfish off the coast of Florida, and Chile to Alaska. Fly fishing has opened doors, created friends and brought joy to us and our families through shared memories. We love to share our passion with others and help them discover the fun fly fishing can bring.

A lot of people think fly fishing is difficult or complicated. The reality couldn't be farther from the truth. The basics can be learned in a short amount of time, and we can help you with that.

Driftless on the Fly is anxious to help you find a lifetime activity you can do almost anywhere!

About this trip

​Our fly fishing lessons and classes are tailor-made to accommodate someone wanting to learn the basics on the water. These lessons assure you more one-on-one time with your instructor which will allow you to learn set-up, casting, and techniques much quicker.

We'll review set-up, knots, casting, flies and fly selection as well as some consideration for equipment purchase.

We try to arrange a location on the water (streams, ponds) work well so we are able to cast on water, as well as well as some fishing if time permits (in this case, a license is needed)

Lessons work well for those who prefer a "classroom style" introduction to fly fishing, groups, or those with more limited time.

Lessons will be held in Charles City, Iowa or, at a mutually agreed upon location between the guide and client. Out of town rates incur a travel fee for the guide.


​​​​​ 1.5 hour -Casting and Fly Fishing Basics $70​

(Lunch not included) +$15 for out of town classes​

Let us put together a customized fly fishing experience tailored to your needs, wants, and ability levels. Whether you are interested in warmwater or coldwater- we can put together a memorable day for you or your small group.

Guided trips work well for those who want the full fishing experience. During your trip, we cover everything included in the lesson (for the beginner) with the ability to apply your new skills. For intermediate and advanced fly anglers, we can find a stream that will challenge your skills!

​Half Day Guided Trip (4 hours from pick-up)

1-2 Person $200

+ Additional Person $45

** Please contact us for groups larger than 3 for pricing

Full Day Guided Trip (8 hours from pick-up)

1-2 Person $300

+ Additional Person $75

** Please contact us for groups larger than 3 for pricing

All guide trips include- flies, leader, tippet, transport to and from, snacks and refreshments. Full day trips include lunch.

During our peak season (June-August), guide trips will begin at 7:00am. Guided trips begin in Decorah, Iowa, but can be arranged elsewhere with the guide at the guide's discretion. We will communicate with you about where you might be staying or what may work the best for your trip.

A valid Iowa fishing license (and trout stamp) is required (not provided) for the trip. Buy yours here.

Three days (72 hours) advance is required for booking. A 10% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance paid following the trip. If a trip is canceled due to weather, that deposit will be refunded or can be applied to a reschedule.

We strive to make your experience a positive and enjoyable. We guide in various weather conditions depending on your preference. On occasion, however, the trip may need to be altered, postponed or canceled due to weather or water conditions. The guide has discretion on this call due to safety or deemed value to your experience due to weather/water conditions. We will be in contact with you prior to your trip. In this case, no charge is made to the client.

​**Our Trip rates do not include guide gratuity. Guides greatly appreciate gratuity and will work to ensure client satisfaction. If you have any questions regarding gratuity feel free to ask

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target species:
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Speckled Trout
Type of guiding available:
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Fishing License
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