Great Lakes Fly Shop
....A Full Service Fly Shop serving Minnesota's Northshore of Lake Superior, Wisconsins Bois Brule River, the St. Louis River, the Mississippi River and Boundry Waters Canoe Area. I am always exploring new waters...Follow me on Facebook!
It was awsome seeing everyone at the 2014 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in Minneapolis on the 21st through the 23rd of Feb. I enjoyed doing the Spey classes and had a blast talking to everyone in the booth. I look forward to next year. A big thank you to those who braved the weather and bad roads to get there.
Whether looking for your first two-hand rod or a great back-up, the ECHO Classic "Long" rods are the smoothest, easiest casting rods in their class. High-grade components and a classic Deep Emerald blank color mean these rods look as good as they fish. They have a crisp action and modest power, allowing performance over the largest range of fishing conditions using both floating and sink-tip lines. New for 2014 is the addition of Switch rods to the Classic range. Staying with the original intent of the Classic's rebirth is putting a fantastic rod in your hands at a great price. Echo took their time on the new ECHO Classic series of rods because they know that if you are satisfied with your first ECHO rod, you'll think about them when you're in the market for another rod. heck you might even tell your friends about Echo
We are now open on Wednesday's from 9:00 to 5:30
Great Lakes Fly Shop welcomes Andrea "Andi" Halligan to the shop. She will be in on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 5:30. Come on in and say HI!!
John Fehnel Spey Casting on Northern California's Trinity River!!
Just got through tying a few of these types of Morrish Mouse patterns. If your looking to go to the Sutton River in Northern Canada this is THE mouse pattern. Perfect for Bass and Browns also. Check out the Shopping Cart on the left if your interested!!
See "What's New" on RL Winston's new BIIIX TH 11'6" 6wt. WOW this rod is everything you want in a great Switch Rod!! More Information is also at RL Winston's fantastic Web Page and this web under "On Line" shopping!!
I am excited to welcome Derek DeYoung Art products to the shop. In his artwork Derek combines his two passions, painting and fishing. The result is a visual celebration of fish. Derek is constantly pushing the limits by painting fish in beautiful and original ways. See "Shopping On Line" for products and details!
I want to thank everyone who came to the Fly Tying get togethers on Thursday. It was an awsome turnout and some great tying took place. I will resume the tying again in October.
See "Whats New" about RL Winston's New....
Alaska..Feed the Brain..Beads are in!!
PoBoy Minnow's now in stock!! See Shop Online to get yours today while they last!
A many thanks to all who attended Pocket Waters Cinema's "Movie Night". Also a many thanks to the local reps and companys who shared their material for the shows raffle time. It was and continues to be a great way to get together and see some of the latest hot fly fishing flicks! I look forward to next season starting in October. See you then. Cheers. John.
A start for a new Fall season! Some Hairy Ass Stones for the Brule in Wisconsin! The Steelhead love 'em!!
Fall and Late Summer Fishpond Lumbar/Chest Packs and Backpack systems. Packs are here to stay, Vest are on their way out! With enough space to carry all the necessities and more to get the job done! Keep the essentials close at hand! Wear as Chest Pack or Lumbar Pack. Fishpond delivers!!
It's Back!! Now in stock in limited quantity. Very good quality Schlappen in great color selections. Will only sell through the shop or on the phone! $36.00 per package! This product is for fly tyers only!!!
Fire Tiger Sunfish is becomming a mainstay in most warm water enviroments. And rightly so, It ROCKS!!!! When fly fishing places where you know the beast lie, then ring its dinner bell. Strip back to the boat from shore and prepare yourself for a mind blowing, arm rippen take. Smallies, Musky, and big Northerns cannot resist this temptation and will attack it with all their might. Tied on a Gami Salt Water Bad Ass Hook is pure insurance that it will stick and keep stickin.
Getting prepard for a day of Smallie Love!
The takes were awsome with the HWY 53 North and the Takillya!
from another day with Tom
Laura enjoying some Brownie love on a local stream!
Minnesota has some awsome fly fishing awaiting you! Smallies are up and Brook and Browns are hitting buggers and McGinty's in smaller rivers up the shore and south of Duluth. Cheers!
The "Bruce Springstone" An old classic for early opener on the Brule in Wisconsin. Fly Fish Dead Drift and get it on the bottom!! Cheers!
I now stock Clear Cure Goo and Fish Skull products. Check out "On Line Shopping" to get more details.
The ultimate pigion killing machine in Duluth MN!!
Musky Doubles are now in stock! Get them while they last!
Musky Madness is soon approaching and you do not want to chase them without this fly. Brought to creation by Musky Guide Brian Porter it has and still brings the "Champions" to the boat everytime. Coming in at a few inches shy of 12 this fly is coupled with massize 5/0 and 4/0 saltwater Gamakatsu hooks, the finest in production. Production was limited so get them while they last. Cast with Echo's Echo 3 10wt, Airflo's Forty Plus Cold Saltwater Fast Intermediate WF10F and you will get them in the danger zone.
Hairy Ass Stone. Our local area favorite for Spring run and Fall run Steelhead. Perfect for highsticken' and swinging on the end. Use with lots of split shot during colder months and do the deaddrift. Fight fish and drink good beer!! Great for Brule River Steelhead!!
"Mud Wrestler" Crawdad.
Brought Back by Popular Demand; "Big Fat Mama Chartreuse" and "Big Fat Mama Frog" I guess you can't keep a good thing down!!!
Help Save Conserve Coaster Brook Trout!
See more info under "Whats New"
We are a unique fly shop in a very unique area of Lake Superior. We specialize in quality hand tied flies and information for fly fishing for Steelhead,Musky and Smallmouth in our region.
As we continue to find ways to protect and be less entursive to our Wild Steelhead our shop now sells and uses exculusively Ultra Lightweight Clear Injected Molded Bags with Soft Rubber Feel on all our Steelhead Nets and Boat Nets. These nets as you see are non abrasive on the fishes outer area as well alot easier to get the hook retrieved without fouling in the net which other nets seem to do so well.
The ECHO Ion reels are the best reel we've ever seen in the sub $100 category. They're made from what we call a "hybrid" design, cast in aluminum and then machined to provide the benefits of a machined bar stock reel without the high price associated with "fully" machined reels. All Ion reels are then coated with an impact-resistant, matte black finish to provide the best-looking, longest-lasting finish. Six sizes to fit any rod, starting with the 2/3 and finishing with the 10/12, which will hold the largest single-hand or two-handed lines with plenty of backing. ECHO Ion reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for fresh water use. They are not designed for, but can handle some exposure to salt providing extra care is taken to clean and lubricate them after each day on the water. At $79.95 retail for the three smaller reels and $99.99 for the three larger sizes, the ION reels are a "no brainer."
For the three larger reels we offer an optional heavier drag knob made from solid brass. This knob (sold separately) adds 2.3 oz to the reel weight, helping the reel balance with the longest two-hand rods. $15.99