|South Branch of Root River|
|Elusive Fly Fisherman|
If you are quiet you can observe fisherman in deep concentration. He never even saw us.
|National Trout Center, Preston, Minnesota|
To discover more about this passion of casting for trout we had to stop in at the Trout Capital of Minnesota, Preston.
|Display of Fly Tying Essentials|
In town we visited at the National Trout Center to learn the art of tying a fly. The staff helped us wind, cut and glue our very own flies, while answering questions.
|My first Fly|
The fishing fever is everywhere, in Lanesboro we stopped at the Root River Rod Company, a local outfitting shop that had everything you'd need to get started.
|Root River Rod Company|
We browsed the variety of flies for sale and various tools of the trade. The sales person was setting up a lady who just got hooked on trout fishing. What fun to find a new sport to dive into with such enthusiasm.
|Flies for Sale|
Also in the area is Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery which raises hundreds of thousands of trout for restocking streams. I guess this is catching on!