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The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited is based in Decorah, Iowa and represents six counties in northeast Iowa (Winneshiek, Allamakee, Howard, Fayette, Clayton and Chickasaw).  The name of the chapter, Driftless, refers to the unglaciated areas of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois.  This area was left untouched by the last glacier drift through the northern tier of states and boasts limestone bluffs, rolling hills and spring fed trout streams.  The Driftless chapter was formed in 2000 with the goal of improving the cold water fisheries of northeast Iowa. 

The Driftless chapter meets at 7pm the first Thursday of each month (October though May) in the lower level of T-Bocks in Decorah, IA.  The meeting usually entails some business items, a presentation on a subject related to water stewardship or health and concludes with a fly tying demonstration by a member of Driftless.

Our mission:  The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited works, in partnership with others, to protect and improve the cold water fisheries and their watersheds in northeast Iowa. The Chapter also strives to increase, and maintain fishing access and use while providing related educational programs and resources.
 
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STREAM Clean-up - Saturday, October 29 at 9am.  Meet at the campground on North Bear Creek at 1280 Quandahl Road.  The plan is to split up into teams to pick up trash and litter in the stream parking areas and alongside some streambanks.  The streams we will focus on will be North and South Bear, Waterloo, and in the Patterson Creek easement area.  Trash bags and a few grabber type tools will be available.  Please bring rubber or some type of work gloves, water, munchies, sunscreen, and a hat.  Area covered will depend on the group size and weather.  Any other questions may be directed toward Steve Perry at (641) 583-1604 or steve.perry1@mchsi.com.  Thanks in advance for everyone's help.


November 3 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.  

November 5 - Fly tying at Chris Wasta's wood shop from 9am to noon.  His shop is located at:  1468 Old Stage Road, Decorah.  All skill levels are welcome. 

December 1 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

December 3 - Fly tying at Chris Wasta's wood shop from 9am to noon.  His shop is located at:  1468 Old Stage Road, Decorah.  All skill levels are welcome.

January 5 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

January 7 - Fly tying at Chris Wasta's wood shop from 9am to noon.  His shop is located at:  1468 Old Stage Road, Decorah.  All skill levels are welcome.

February 2 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

February 4 - Fly tying at Chris Wasta's wood shop from 9am to noon.  His shop is located at:  1468 Old Stage Road, Decorah.  All skill levels are welcome.

March 2 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

March 4 - Fly tying at Chris Wasta's wood shop from 9am to noon.  His shop is located at:  1468 Old Stage Road, Decorah.  All skill levels are welcome.

April 6 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.


Past Events Fly Tying
 Waterloo Creek Workday - November 9 Recent Driftless Ties

Waterloo Creek Workday - Nov 2013

 

Driftless TU Fly Tying

 
 
Members in the News
 


Larry Reis receives the 2015 Aldo Leopold Environmental Education Lifetime Achievement Award.


Larry Reis and Jeff Skeate (local authors)
 
Calmar Courier, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
 
Chris Wasta takes the Des Moines Register on a quest for Native Brookies on South Pine
 
Members, Kent Kleckner, Bill Kalishek and Brian Malaise are part of IPTV's Iowa Outdoors
 
Author Jeff Skeate  http://sattre-press.com/fw.html
 
Author Larry Reis
 
 "Driftless Days" by Jeff Skeate, a collection of writings by Jeff  Driftless Days