Guided fly-fishing experiences

I provide a unique and personalized outdoor adventure that combines the beauty of nature, the thrill of the catch, and the camaraderie of like-minded individuals!

I'm skilled in the art of fly-fishing, and I have extensive knowledge of local fisheries and water conditions.

When you book an experience with me, you can expect to be provided with all necessary fly-fishing gear, such as rods, reels, lines, and flies, as well as transportation to and from the fishing locations. I also offer instruction and advice on casting techniques, fly selection, and proper fish handling, ensuring that clients have a safe, enjoyable, and successful fishing experience.

There are a variety of guided fishing trips, such as half-day, full-day, or multi-day trips to various rivers, lakes, and streams. Check with the guide company at the time of booking to learn more!

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Fly-Fishing Guide & Instructor

About Me
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    "Bret is a fantastic guide! He works incredibly hard to make your trip together enjoyable and is so generous in sharing his knowledge and experience. I’ve been able to learn so much from Bret! And it doesn’t matter how many double-dropper set-ups you lose on underwater logs, he will still make you laugh!!"

  • Nate

    "Bret has been guiding me and my friends for the past three years and I keep going back to him because he is awesome. Personable, patient, knowledgeable, and accommodating - an all around great guy. His insight into the region and his connections with land owners and other guides ensures the fishing is active and the scenery unparalleled. It's easy to forget we're less than two hours from Minneapolis when the streams and woods are so beautiful! I highly recommend Bret to anyone and everyone I talk about fly fishing with. You won't be disappointed!"

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    "I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with Bret in MN, IA & SD. He has guided me 1:1 and in groups, wading, drift boat & night fishing. I cannot say enough about his attentiveness and exceptional ability to connect with his clients and put us on the fish."

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    David & Adam

    "We’ve never had a bad day on the water with Bret. His positive energy is infectious, and his passion for guiding is evident in his work ethic. Bret is a pro who easily adapts to his client’s skill level and will always find a way to create a memorable experience no matter how many fish are netted."

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