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Floating and Fly Fishing the Midwest: Iowa Style

If you've ever been on a fly fishing trip on a raft or a drift boat, you know how transformative it is to your fly fishing experience.

Well, we now have a raft at Fly Fish Iowa. And we are excited to be offering guided fly fishing float trips this year! After growing up floating and fishing in Montana, Ryan has years of experience on the water, is fully insured as a guide in Iowa, and is well prepared to help you have a safe and productive adventure on the water.

Logan with a white bass

We still are offering our local walk-in outings for our urban trips, but if you are looking for a more adventurous experience, taking the raft out on an Iowa river or lake is a great way to diversify your fly fishing outing.

Mike with a largemouth from the raft

For rates and any other questions, feel free to contact us. Tight lines, we hope to see you on the water.

Fishing Report

Click here for the Iowa DNR's Fishing Report (06/08/2023)

Local Reservoirs: Expect weekend boat traffic. Fish early in the morning or late in the evening for best success rates.

Local Ponds: Some bass and bluegill are still on beds and spawning ; use common sense and promote longevity of our populations in these smaller fisheries by not targeting every single fish on every single bed in a pond. Fish areas on the outside edges of these beds and you can find some good fish.

Des Moines River: Water clarity is good and fish are being caught. If you want to catch fish whose names start with a W (either the striped variety or the "w----eye" variety), early mornings and late evenings are your best bet.

Get in touch with us to book a fly fishing trip in Iowa!


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