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Front 20 Outfitters Ice Fishing

posted on 10/28/2015
New for 2016 Ice Fishing Trips

Front 20 Outfitters will be providing guided ice fishing trips for rainbow trout in area lakes this winter. The season runs from the middle of January until the end of March (Jan. 16, 2016­ to March 31, 2016).

We provide portable fish house, heaters, ice auger, bait, rod-reels, and lunch on the lake along with non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost: $195.00 for a full day of fishing for 1 or 2 people

What do you need: Fishing license, trout stamp, appropriate clothing for weather, you may bring your own fishing gear if you wish otherwise it will be provided.

Trout and salmon stamps are not required for children less than 18 years old, adults who are 65 and older, people fishing with a 24 ­hour or 72 ­hour license, or people who are exempt from fishing license requirements or who receive a fishing license at no charge.

Limit: 5 combined (Not more than 3 over 16") All stream trout must have head, tail, fins, and skin intact when being transported.




Front 20 Outfitters, LLC
Guide Service and Fly Shop
www.front20outfitters.com

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Falls News Front 20 Outfitters

posted on 11/01/2013
Fly Tying Sessions
Fly Tying classes will be held at Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop on the following Days

Our purpose in scheduling these tying sessions is to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in fly tying to learn, share and have fun tying, and introduce interested people to the sport of fly fishing & fly tying.

Sessions are open to the public and will run on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 11:00 am throughout the winter.
Dates:
Saturday December 21, 2013
Saturday December 28, 2013
Saturday January 4, 2014
Saturday January 11, 2014
Saturday January 18, 2014
Saturday February 1, 2014
Saturday February 8, 2014
Saturday March 1, 2014
Saturday March 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Call or email to register 218-640-3163 or 218-346-3871 front20outfitters@arvig.net Bring your fly tying tools, or there are tools available for those that do not have.
Limitation of Liability:

We are not liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained to participants or personal property.

2013 Fall Newsletter

Front 20 Outfitters, LLC

Fly Shop & Guide Service

Just got back from fishing the Bighorn River in Montana last week we had nice weather and good fishing it was a nice way to start out the fall fishing season. We’re looking forward to some ducking hunting in the next month or so, and I’ll be in North Dakota hunting ducks for the next few days. The weather continues to be warm but expect it to start cooling off any day now as October is a few days away; this is a great time to be out fishing as people go back to work and school and fishing can be good to great! I know I’ll be chasing some trout and smallies for the next month or so or as long as the weather holds out. Still have openings for fishing trips and will fish as long as weather allows, so if you’re looking to get in another fishing trip or two give us a call or drop us an email.

Trout season ends on October 31 for stream trout in the lakes, there is still plenty of time to get in a trip before the end of the season. We had good fishing up through the first part of July as weather permitted for trout with the last part of the summer being mostly fly fishing trips so we didn’t do a lot of trout fishing during the summer. We’re looking forward to the last month though.

There is still plenty of time to get in some fly fishing as well, we offer fly fishing trips on the area lakes as well as walk and wade trips on the Ottertail River which is a great place to catch smallmouth and several different species of fish on the fly rod and should continue to fish well as along as weather holds!

We want to thank those that went on a trip with us, this was a busy summer when summer finally arrived which most of you know came very late this year! For those of you that stopped in to the fly shop during our third year of operation, we appreciate the continued support.

We have a large selection of flies in our shop along with fly tying materials, tying vises, tools, and fly tying books. In addition we have a number of non-current model fly rods discounted down to move them out these are new rods with full warranty if you’re looking for a fly rod this is a good time to pick another one up!! We carry the Redington, Umpqua, RIO, Wapsi line of products along with flies from Catch Fly Fishing.

We’ll be holding free fly tying classes again this winter starting in December and running through February, they will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, call the shop to register or just stop in and tie some fly’s with us. We’ll post dates later on our website and the Front 20 Outfitters Facebook page.



We held a number of free fly rod casting classes this summer and were pleased with the turnout and interest shown. If you’re interested in learning to cast give us a call and we’ll schedule a time to do some casting and get you started.



Stop in and check out our FLY SHOP the next time you are in Perham. We are right on Main Street, next to Lakes Café.

Gift Certificates Available!

Guided Fishing Trips see our website: http://front20outfitters.com/trips.html



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Front 20 Outfitters, LLC
Guide Service and Fly Shop
www.front20outfitters.com

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Pine to Prairie Fly Fishers Club

posted on 06/06/2013
Pine to Prairie Fly Fishers is a Charter Club of:International Federation of Fly Fishers

Pine to Prairie Fly Fishers was established in the spring of 2013 by a group of individuals who were looking for others who enjoy the sport of fly fishing. One of the main goals of our club is to involve all who enjoy the sport of fly fishing, regardless if you fish for Bass, Pike, Carp or Trout! We currently operate primarily out of the Lakes Area of Ottertail and Becker counties in Minnesota. Even though, our membership area includes all of Western Minnesota and the Red River Valley Regions of North Dakota and South Dakota. As a group, we are looking to expand our membership to any and all who enjoys fly fishing in our "Neck of the Woods".
Club meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of the month at 5:00 pm in the evening.

www.pinetoprairieflyfishers.org
pinetoprairieflyfishers@gmail.com

Contact Information:
Doug Harthan - front20outfitters@arvig.net



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Missouri Fly Fishing Trip 2013

posted on 02/06/2013
Missouri Fly Fishing Trip
It’s January and winter has a firm grip on the North Country where we live in west central Minnesota. Roxanne and I pack up our fly fishing gear and head south to southern Missouri. We arrive in Branson in the middle of the afternoon and stop at River Run Outfitters where we will be staying for a few days. Temperatures are in the 50’s with the sun shining and we are anxious to hit the river and get in some fly fishing yet before sundown. We stock up on some suggested flies from the fly shop along with some pointers on where to start and we gathered up our gear and headed down to the river which was only a few blocks from the fly shop. We were fishing Lake Tanneycomo; it is technically a lake but looks, acts and fishes like a river for all practical purposes. Lake Tanneycomo has both rainbows and browns with predominately rainbows in the upper trophy artificial lure only section up by the dam and flies or artificial lures only are allowed in this section. There is ample access to the top mile or two for anglers, but water levels can fluctuate greatly due to power generation so if you hear the horn sound make sure you have a readily available exit route from river as water levels can come up quickly. We were using 5x leaders and 6x fluorocarbon tippet – they were not generating or releasing any water at the dam so the water levels were down and not a lot of current the flies we were using were #18 midges in pearl and primrose and copper duns fished a couple feet below an indicator and drifted this resulted in 5 rainbows for myself and Roxanne picked up 4. Not bad for our first time on the river and only an hour or two of fishing. The next day was colder with temperatures only in the low 30’s and windy out of the north, so we waited until 1:00 to go out fishing and we went in by the hatchery and walked down to the overlook were there was faster water and more current as the water was still down today with no power generation going on. We were using basically same set up as yesterday. Roxanne tried an epoxy gray sow bug #18 as dropper and was picking up a few trout in the faster water on it. I was using a double midge set-up with the primrose and pearl still the favorite; we caught plenty of fish again this afternoon with most of them coming out of the faster water at the head of the run or right in the riffles. On Tuesday the weather was still cool in the 30’s along with being cloudy and a stiff south wind, we fished with guide Darrell Lundberg from River Run Outfitters today so we could float the entire trophy section of the river in his drift boat. Water levels were up considerable from previous 2 days as they were generating power, we were using various midge patterns with an indicator and were drift fishing. I also did some fishing with a sink tip leader and caught a few fish on a couple of different patterns one being a crackle back and I caught most of the fish while stripping the fly in. Between Roxanne and me we caught about 30 fish today with the biggest a nice 17.5” rainbow on a midge pattern.
On Wednesday we left Branson and travelled east 90 miles into the heart of the Ozarks to stay at River of Life Farm on the North Fork River which is the North Fork of the White River, the section of river that we were staying on is a blue ribbon trout stream and is managed as a wild trout fishery with no stocking taking place, consequently the fly fishing is challenging to say the least. It was sunny and temperatures were in the 50’s so Roxanne and I were put in with a canoe at Kelly’s Ford and we paddled upstream to Rainbow springs where the trout fishery begins due to a large spring bubbling into the river, we were nymph fishing with larger stones, pheasant tails, hares ears and an olive wooly bugger. I did manage to land one rainbow and Roxanne had one on for a short time that got off. It was nice float of 2-3 miles down through the Ozarks and we seen a lot of fish during the float in the rivers crystal clear water, but unfortunately not many willing biters. Thursday was much colder; it was only around 30 degrees for a high along with being cloudy and an east wind. In the morning Roxanne I hiked up to Inspiration Point where we had a magnificent view of the river. I waited until the afternoon to go out fly fishing; Roxanne declined to participate today due to the cold. I started out fishing the riffles down from the resorts boat landing, I was using a double nymph rig with a Pheasant Tail nymph on top with a hares ear or a beadhead prince as the bottom fly or dropper. I managed to hook one rainbow but it got off after a couple of jumps and I also had a couple of more hits but that was it for this area. I moved up river to the falls and fished without as much as a strike here. Due to the constant freezing up of the guides on my rod I gave it up after a couple of hours on the water. On Friday the weather was a lot nicer with sun coming out and getting close to 50 degrees today. Roxanne and I were fishing with Kyle Kosovich who operates Long Boat Outfitters; we floated and fished from rainbow springs down to the falls. Roxanne was using a nymph rig with larger beadhead flies and I was using a sink line with a mohair leech and swinging it downstream while attempting to maintain a tight line. We seen a lot fish especially up by the spring and I caught a beautiful 19” rainbow with a hook jaw on the mohair leech. It was an exceptionally nice day on the water with great weather and good fishing as we landed around 6 rainbows and 2 smallmouth bass and had a few others on that got off. We couldn’t have asked for better ending to our trip, unfortunately we had to head back north the next day and the face the frigid temps again, oh well.
Contact information:
Longboat Outfitters: http://www.longboatoutfitters.com/
River of Life Farm: http://www.riveroflifefarm.com/index.html
River Run Outfitters: http://www.riverrunoutfitters.com/about/



Front 20 Outfitters, LLC
Guide Service and Fly Shop
www.front20outfitters.com

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Fly Tying Classes

posted on 02/06/2013
Front 20 Outfitters, LLC
Fly Shop & Guide Service

We’ll be offering fly tying session’s this Winter
Call the shop to sign up or ask questions @ 218-640-3163.
Fly Tying at Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop

138 West Main, Perham, MN

Dates:
Saturday February 16, 2013
Saturday March 2, 2013
Saturday March 16, 2013

Place: Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop 138 West Main Street, Perham
Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Limited to 6 people so please call to register 218-640-3163 or 218-346-3871
Bring your fly tying tools, or there are tools available for those that do not have.

Our purpose in scheduling these tying sessions is to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in fly tying to learn, share and have fun tying, and introduce interested people to the sport of fly fishing & fly tying.



Front 20 Outfitters, LLC
Guide Service and Fly Shop
www.front20outfitters.com

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