West Fork of the White River

Indiana's West Fork of the White River in Fall - photo by Lisa Metheny

Tippecanoe River at Oakdale Dam

Indiana's Tippecanoe River below Oakdale Dam

Brookville Tailwater Trout Fishing

Indiana's Brookville Tailwater trout fishing

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! I am a licensed Indiana guide and carry adequate guide insurance to protect us all.

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. More info

Tippecanoe River - The "Tippi" below Oakdale Dam is a warmwater tailwater with a very diverse population of 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 and we can always find something taking flies. More info

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. Enjoy nymphing, wet fly fishing, occasional dry fly fishing and streamer fishing while wading for tailwater trout. More info

Sugar Creek - Near Crawfordsville, IN... one of Indiana's prettiest smallmouth bass fisheries. Lots of fish, with great structure and clear water. However, Sugar is only floatable mostly in the Spring. Once Summer comes along the river is usually too low for floating but does offer excellent wading opportunities. More info

To protect the fish and the anglers, we require the use of barbless flies and practice catch and release fly fishing only.

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Orvis logoI am very proud to use and recommend Orvis flyfishing equipment. For me, the choice of a company to endorse and put my trust in is about more than just "rods n reels". Of course, great flyfishing equipment is an important part of the equation, and Orvis has great equipment. But how the company treats it's employees, it's customers and the world at large is just as important. For the 34 years I have been flyfishing I have never had a negative experience with Orvis. In every interaction as a customer, a guide and a fly tyer, Orvis has been fair, honest, reasonable and generous. I guess that is why they have been in business since 1856.
Orvis is my choice for many great reasons:

A local presence in the Indianapolis area - Our local Orvis store in Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel, Indiana is my "go-to" flyshop for great service and friendly people willing to share information and education.

Great flyfishing equipment - Orvis leads innovation in creating new equipment at all pricing all levels, from value-priced rigs like the Clearwater rods/reels/flylines to the top-of-the-line H3 fly rods, great reels, fly lines, waders/boots, clothing, and accessories. Many of Orvis' products are American made, including their rods, reels, flylines, and lots of their clothing and gift items. More info...

Fly fishing education - Orvis continues to help flyfishers develop their skills with free programs such as Flyfishing 101, 201, and 301 as well as classes focused specifically to attract women to flyfishing, free fly tying classes, online videos, podcasts, etc.

Warranty - Orvis "invented" the 25 year rod warranty. They stand up for every product they sell, take responsibility when a product doesn't perform up to their standards, and treat the customer like family.

Charity - Orvis has a comprehensive "Put your money where your mouth is" charity program. Orvis commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature as well as supporting charities that are close to my heart, such as Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery, etc. - More info...