Indiana Flyfishing Guides
Indiana Fly Fishing Guides runs flyfishing float trips and wade trips on the finest rivers in Indiana. Join us to float or wade our "Indiana home waters". Fly fishing trips for Smallmouth Bass and Trout!
We run fly fishing float trips and wade trips on Indiana rivers, including:
West Fork of the White River - Flyfishing float trips on the White River northeast of Indianapolis near Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Clare, Strawtown and Perkinsville. It is a beautiful Smallmouth Bass fishery convenient to the Indianapolis area. You only have to see it "between the bridges" to realize what a nice river we have right here in our own backyard.
Sugar Creek - Fly fishing floats on Sugar Creek near Crawfordsville, IN... one of Indiana's best smallmouth bass fisheries. Trophy fish abound, with great structure and clear water. We offer fly fishing float trips during Spring, Summer and Fall.
Tippecanoe River - The "Tippi" below Oakdale Dam is a tailwater with a very diverse population of warmwater fish. A typical day on the Tippecanoe can yield a wide variety of different of species of fish in a wide variety of sizes. It is bigger water than the other rivers we float, and since it is dam-controlled the flow changes can be drastic, so it is not a consistent fishery, but the good days can be really fun.
Brookville Tailwater - One of Indiana's trout success stories, the Brookville tailwater (East Fork of the Whitewater River) flows out of the bottom of Brookville Reservoir. Its cold waters support Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout that feed year-round. You'll enjoy nymphing, wet fly fishing, occasional dry fly fishing and streamer fishing for tailwater trout.
To protect the fish and the anglers, we require the use of barbless flies and practice catch and release fishing only.
Indiana Flyfishing Guides joins the TFO Guide Program
We are proud to say that Temple Fork Outfitters has included us in their Guide Program, giving us access to great TFO rods, reels, and accessories. We have already added quite a few TFO rods to our arsenal and plan to add more. If you would like to try out any TFO equipment, give us a call. Rigged and ready to fish, we have the following (with more on the way):
- 2 - TFO Impact 9' fly rods - a 6wt and a 5wt
- 1 - Pro II 9ft 6wt
- 2 - TiCr-X 9ft 6wt (my personal favorite)
- 1 - TiCr-X 9ft 8wt
- 2 - Finesse 7'6" 3wt
- 1 - TFO BVK 10ft 4wt
- 2 - Mangrove 9ft 6wt
- 1 - Clouser 9ft 6wt (the "new" Clouser)
- 1 - Clouser 9ft 6wt (the "old" Clouser)
- 1 - Prism 3/4 Large Arbor Diecast Reel
- 1 - TFO 375 Large Arbor Saltwater Reel
- 2 - TFO HSR2 Anodized Mid-arbor Reels
- 2 - Prism reels
Lots of great equipment from TFO. I am particularly fond of the Impact and TiCr-X rods. Fast, smooth and seemingly unbreakable. The TFO HSR2 (High-speed Retrieve, size 2) is a fine little reel that has grown on me in the last few seasons. And the TFO Large Arbor Reel is an excellent value in a saltwater-capable reel for larger species.
... and the Simms Guide Program
I have worn through lots of good brands of waders but never owned a pair of Simms. Eddie has been a "Simms guy" for years. When my waders recently opened up and poured half of the Brookville Tailwater into my wading shoes, I decided it was time to stop messing with the "also ran" waders and finally get the best. I joined the Simms Guide Program and outfitted myself with the G3 Guide Waders. Excellent product! Comfortable, sturdy, convenient pockets, heavy-duty neoprene stocking feet and gravel guards. Highly recommended. I also picked up a pair for Simms Flats Sneakers for a recent trip to Florida. They are very durable and well-made and very effective at protecting your feet from barnacles while scrambling down rocky berms and seawalls. Great for the long wades across flats, sometimes with mucky bottoms. They kept debris out and supported my feet during some long days of fishing. With the higher tops, they also add a measure of comfort in the concern about sting ray encounters.
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