Indiana Flyfishing Guides

Links to Flyfishing Resources in Indiana and Beyond

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Flyfishing Guides in Indiana

Fly fishing guides in Indiana offering guided float trips for Smallmouth Bass in Indiana. We fish rivers such as Sugar Creek in Crawfordsville IN, West Fork of the White River in Indianapolis, Tippecanoe River near Lafayette IN.

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Casting For Recovery - CFR is a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. They provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly-fishing, "a sport for life."

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

Temple Fork Outfitters - My preferred brand of fly rods. I joined the TFO guide program in 2013 and have enjoyed using their rods, reels and lines very much. My favorte rods are the TiCrX and now the new Impact rods.

Carmel, Indiana Orvis store - A great group of people that support the community, a great flyshop and lots of activities centered around flyfishng and fly tying.

Warmwater Chronicles - A blog site started by three good friends and great flyfishers/flytyers in the Indianapolis area: Junior Burke, Cecil Guidry and Ian Anderson.

Main Page of Indiana Water Levels - Click Here

Capt. Pete Greenan's Gypsy Guide Service - Pete is the consumate Florida saltwater guide. He lives in Sarasota and fishes up and down the Gulf Coast, particularly around Boca Grande. I have fished with him many times and he always works hard to make it a great trip. He will put you on a wide variety of fish, pass on valuable knowledge, and take care of everything to make sure your only job is fishing. He is also one of the best flycasters I have ever seen!

White River Canoe Company - Canoe and kayak rental facility on the West Fork of the White River near Noblesville, IN. An Excellent facility offering canoe trips on several different stretches of the White in the Noblesville, Fishers and Carmel area.

Central Indiana Trout Unlimited - CITU is the TU chapter that supports trout fishing and habitat improvement in central Indiana. CITU is partly responsible for the success of the Brookville Tailwater.

Little Elkhart Chapter of Trout Unlimited - LECTU is the TU chapter that supports trout fishing and habitat improvement in northern Indiana. LECTU is partly responsible for the success of the trout fishery on the Little Elkhart River.

Indianapolis Flycasters - Indianapolis' original mens fly fishing club. A great bunch of guys. Very active in the community of flyfishing, fly tying and in Project Healing Waters.

Reel Women-Reel Men - Indianapolis-based flyfishing and wingshooting club for men and women.

Tippecanoe Flyfishers - a flyfishing club located in North-Central Indiana. Members are dedicated to both fostering the heritage of fly fishing and the conservation and preservation of the resource we depend upon to enjoy the sport.

Three River Flyfishers - Flyfishing club located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A group of men and women with a common interest in the sport of fly fishing.

St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers - Directed toward cultivation and advancement of the art and science of fly fishing, conservation and restoration of rivers and lakes, and public education programs that will broaden the understanding of the delicate balance that shapes our fresh water environment.

Great strike indicators! Steve Vorkapich of FloatMaster in Ohio makes what I consider to be the best hard foam strike indicator around. They offer a clever way of attaching the strike indicator to your leader using a small piece of surgical tubing, which allows you to add the strike indicator anytime and adjust it easily. The indicators are made of a tough polystyrene and can also be attached in what I call "Montana-style" (since I learned it from Chris Connor, a great fishing guide on the Madison). Montana-style is a simple way to attach the strike indicator to the leader so it is perfectly inline and doesn't casue snags. Before you tie on any flies, thread your leader down through the top (fat end) of the strike indicator. Then pass it back through the top again, encircling the strike indicator in the leader. Then move the strike indicator to the desired position and torque down on the leader a little bit so it cuts into the strike indicator foam. It will stay in place through hard casting and repeated strikes. When you want to adjust it, simply loosen the mono around the strike indicator, place your finger in the loop and slide the indicator in the desired direction. Don't try this with many of the indicators that are made of cheaper foam as they will split in half when you try to torque down on them.