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Home, flyfishing begins at home.  Search for brook trout on the Sucker River and explore miles of publicly accessible water right outside our door.  Check out our Sucker River Habitat Improvement page for more information on the river here at Namebini. We also have a pond forFlyfishing Minnesota's North Shore flat-water casting practice here on site.  Guided flyfishing trips travel to a variety of fishing hotspots where we catch brook, brown and rainbow trout, as well as steelhead, salmon, smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Where We Guide:  Streams and rivers in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are our main fishing spots.  These locations include famous areas such as Wisconsin's Bois Brule River,  Brown Troutwell known places like the St Louis River, and small, hidden streams on Minnesota's North Shore, among other venues.

What's Included:  In each full day of guided flyfishing, we include a filling, personalized lunch, snacks, and transportation from the Duluth-Two Harbors area.  At Namebini we specialize in custom planning a trip to suit your individualHooked up on the casting pond at Namebini flyfishing goals. Whether your trip will be your first time casting a fly rod, or if you're looking to learn the finer points of casting, mending or fly presentation, we'll tailor your trip just for you.  We also enjoy highlighting our local wildlife, natural history, ecology, and geology.  Photos of your experience are provided via e-mail at no additional charge.

What's Not: Flies and other terminal tackle, rods, reels, waders, vests, boots.  All are available for an additional charge and are rented on a daily basis.  Check out our Rates Page for more information and for guided trip rates.

Walk & Wade or Float a River:  Many options are avaiable from hiking into a remote canyon to gliding North Shore Brook Troutdown a river in a drift boat or canoe.  Note: There is a limit of three anglers per guide for walk-wade parties.  Float trips are limited to two anglers per guide.  Drift boats are used on the St Louis and Cloquet Rivers.  Canoes are more appropriate for the Bois Brule and smaller waters.  Large parties are not suitable for some of our smaller, hike-in only waters, where one or two guests are optimal.


Personalizing Your Trip:  Every guided flyfishing trip is an unique adventure and we striveSmallmouth Bass to make your trip special.  Please plan to spend some time on the phone with us before your trip.  This is necessary so we can discuss your fishing experience, where you would like to fish, the species you would like to target, and the many other nuances of a day on the water.  We're here for you and want to work with you to make the most of your experience.

Carl HaenselAbout Your Head Guide: Carl Haensel has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies, and locations.  From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing, based in Eden Prairie, MN and Hershey, PA.  He has fished extensively throughout North America and his outdoor photographs have been widely published. Learn more about Carl's background here.


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