The region around Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN is full of amazing fly fishing opportunities!
Fishing For All can take you wading in the Minnesota/Wisconsin Driftless area for trout, floating in a drift boat for smallmouth bass on the St. Croix or Mississippi Rivers, or battling with huge carp and other species in downtown Minneapolis! We provide top-of-the-line fly rods, leaders, flies and other terminal tackle on our guided trips. Waders are available for rent at $30/pair, and can be ordered at the time of booking. Prices are for 1 or 2 people and a $125 deposit is due at the time of booking. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are also provided on all trips. Hot lunches are provided on our 6-8 hour trips. Transportation may be available if you don’t have your own.
We also offer overnight hosted trips across the region for you to experience new waters, master new skills, and join a community of adventurous anglers. Lodging, meals, and Minnesota fishing guides are all included in the price. Prices are per person. These are our most popular offerings, and they fill up quickly!
Minnesota Guided Fly Fishing Day Trips
This trip is designed for novice anglers looking to gain on-the-water experience with individual attention from a Minnesota fly fishing guide. Our guides will fine-tune your skills: casting, reading water, fly selection, and more. You’ll also learn good spots to fish on your own! Perfect trip for families who want to learn a new hobby. Available as a wade trip for trout or urban lake fish, March-Oct. Half of the trip is dry land instruction, the other half is spent on the water. 2.5 hours- $200 ($50 deposit due at time of booking.)
Driftless Trout Trip
When someone imagines fly fishing, this is what they picture. The Driftless Area in Minnesota and Wisconsin is home to hundreds of spring creeks. We routinely guide the Kinnickinnic and Rush rivers, Trout Run Creek, the Root River system, and several other small streams. All the streams we fish have remarkable trout populations, beautiful scenery, and are all easily accessible by foot. Our Minnesota fly fishing guides will help you catch brook, brown, and rainbow trout. This trip can be tailored for any skill level. Available Year-Round. 4 Hours- $350, 6 Hours- $450, 8 Hours- $550
St. Croix & Mississippi River Float Trip
Minnesota is a warmwater fly fishing paradise! If you’re interested in catching smallmouth bass, northern pike, or muskies on the fly- this is the trip for you. Fishing from our drift boats or rafts allows you to fish many miles of the St. Croix or Mississippi Rivers while being comfortable and stable through rapids. These rivers are truly wild and scenic, and relatively unpressured. The bass and musky fisheries here are world class, and are the crown jewel of upper Midwest fly fishing. This trip can be tailored to any skill level. Available May-Nov. 4 Hours- $350, 6 Hours- $450, 8 Hours- $550
Fishing For All is proud to showcase the fishing found in the heart of MSP! With our Minnesota fly fishing guides we target trophy-sized carp (and other rough fish) with fly rods in the waters within city limits. We’ll wade the Mississippi, its tributaries, and numerous small ponds or lakes for fish averaging 10 pounds. These fisheries are a true mixed bag opportunity and you never know what will bite next! Available Apr-Oct. 4 Hours- $350, 6 Hours- $450, 8 Hours- $550
Have a private group, company, or organization that wants to go fly fishing in Minnesota? We can help! Special group rates apply. Get in touch with us for more information.
Prices are for 1 or 2 people. A $125 deposit is required to hold your Minnesota fly fishing trip date at the time of booking. The remaining trip balance will be auto-paid by our booking software on the day of your trip. Your deposit can be fully refunded if the trip is cancelled two weeks prior, or in the event the guide cancels day of due to unsafe conditions, and it can’t be rescheduled. Anglers above the age of 16 will need to buy a Minnesota fishing license separately. A third angler can be added on all wade trips for $75, more than three will require another Minnesota fishing guide. Two anglers can fish per boat, additional anglers will require another boat. Please tip your Minnesota fishing guide, its greatly appreciated.
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Hosted Fly Fishing Trips
Our Hosted Trips are a great way to grow your skills, explore new water, meet fellow adventurous anglers, and eat some really darn good food!
Intro to Steelhead Camp– 4/13-16, 2023
Come with Fishing For All to learn how to fly fish for steelhead on the “River of Presidents.” The Brule River has a rich angling history and beautiful scenery. The real king of the river is the mighty, lake-run steelhead. These fish thrive in Lake Superior, gorging themselves in the deep before following their spring instincts and forging up the Brule River to spawn. These river warriors grow to heavy sizes, shimmer with a silver glow, and fight like their lives depend on it. Join us as we stay at a modern log cabin on the “Box Car Hole” on the Brule and sleep just steps away from the water’s edge. Our Minnesota fly fishing guide team will prepare home cooked meals that shake off the cold and fuel us for the days ahead. Included are two full days of fishing instruction with experienced Brule River guides from Namebini. Arrive Thursday afternoon for a discussion on steelhead fishing the Brule including rigging, tips, and techniques. Spend Friday and Saturday plying the rushing waters with our Minnesota fly fishing guides. Then leave the field Sunday morning refreshed and rejuvenated from the adventure. $1050/person. $200 deposit due at time of booking.
Intro to Trout Camp– 4/28-30 & 9/15-17, 2023
Looking for an unforgettable adventure to learn about fly fishing for trout? Look no further than our Intro to Trout Camps! A full day and a half of fly fishing instruction, plus an overnight stay in a quaint streamside cabin, and home-cooked meals sure to make you dive in for seconds. We will work on trout fishing basics including casting techniques, insect ID; dry fly, nymph, and streamer techniques; and fighting and netting fish. These trips are great for new trout anglers as well as intermediate anglers looking to take their trout fishing skills to the next level. Our Minnesota fly fishing guides will be there for instruction and assistance when you land your first fish whether its first for the trip or first trout ever. This trip is sure to get you hooked on the wide and rewarding world of fly fishing for trout. Our camp is hosted at “Troutopia”, a quaint fly fishing cabin owned by our Minnesota fly fishing guide Ricky and his partner, Jen. This two bedroom home has all the amenities of home and is steps away from MN’s best trout stream- Trout Run Creek. This location is also only 20 minutes from Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston, Rush Creek, and Whitewater State Park. Our camps are maxed at 6 people for a 3:1 guide to client ratio for maximum instruction opportunities. $700/person. $200 deposit due at booking.
“Dry or Die” Trout Camp– 5/12-14, 2023
Many fly anglers has been puzzled by runs full of rising trout who won’t give their dry fly a passing glance. The fish rise around, behind, and in front of every fly they try. There’s so many factors to take into consideration when choosing and using a dry fly. Sometimes when an angler gets it right- the fly, the drift, the hook set- they can be rewarded with fish after fish. Dry fly fishing is the epitome of the sport. Some anglers develop a special fondness for dry fly fishing and swear off all other forms of fly fishing completely to become “Dry or Die” anglers. Fishing For All’s “Dry or Die” trout camp evokes the spirit of match the hatch dry fly trout fishing. You will work with our expert Minnesota fly fishing guides to find the perfect dry fly patterns that the fish can’t refuse. Along the way we’ll teach you all about various casting techniques, drag-free drifts, and insect identification to take your dry fly skills to the next level. This trip is hosted at “Troutopia”, a quaint cabin owned by our Minnesota fly fishing guide Ricky and his partner, Jen. This two-bedroom home has all the amenities of home, including a very short walk down to Trout Run Creek. This location is also only 20 minutes from Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston, Rush Creek, and Whitewater State Park. This camp is timed perfectly for many mayfly and caddis hatches! 6 people max with a 3:1 guide ratio to maximize learning opportunities. $700 per person. $200 due at time of booking.
St. Croix Bass Camp– 6/16-18, 7/14-16, & 8/18-20, 2023
The wild and scenic St. Croix is the crown jewel of rivers in Minnesota. Once a pipeline for running logs, heavily dammed and dredged for various industries, the Croix is now federally protected and has been restored to a near-wild state. Strewn with boulders and lined by wild forests, the Croix is a smallmouth bass fishing paradise. We highlight this awesome watershed and its fish on this one-of-a-kind weekend adventure. Spend a full day and a half floating with our seasoned Minnesota fly fishing guides from their drift boats, covering miles of smallie territory. We’ll be staying at “Camp River Pig” in glamped-out canvas tents on a beautiful stretch of hardwood forest property owned by Evan Griggs and his wife, Gretchen. The tents are outfitted with xxl cots with memory foam pads, lights, fan, a power station to charge your electronics, and more to ensure your stay is comfortable yet rustic. Arrive Friday afternoon, fish hard all day Saturday and Sunday morning with streamers and poppers. All meals and fishing gear is provided. Clients should plan to bring their choice of bedding. Due to popular demand, additional dates have been added this season- but the cult classic date is July 14-16. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind weekend fishing adventure in Minnesota! 6 people max. $700/person. $200 deposit due at time of booking.
Intro to Musky Camp– 10/12-15, 2023
You’ve heard the fable about “the fish of 10,000 casts.” Maybe you’ve seen pictures of giant 40 inch muskies with their toothy grins and thought, “They can’t really be that hard to catch.” Truth is, a muskie is at the top of the food chain. They are not only few in number, they are also finicky eaters too. In order to catch one, you need to put the right fly, at the right time, in front of a hungry muskies face, then you need to land it. This bucket list species can be difficult to fish for, so this camp offers the chance of a lifetime to aspiring Minnesota muskie anglers who want to learn more about this unique species, and who want to put in the hard work to try and get one. This Minnesota guided fishing trip includes two full days of floating on the wild, upper St. Croix River known regionally as one of the best muskie fisheries around. We will stay in glamped out canvas tents on property owned by Evan Griggs and his wife, Gretchen, that are outfitted with wood stoves, XXL cots with cushy memory foam mattresses, and eat meals courtesy of our guide’s seasoned culinary skills. The site includes power stations for all your electronics. You’ll arrive Thursday night, spend all day Friday and Saturday floating on the St. Croix River, and head home Sunday with stories to tell around the next campfire. $1050/person. $200 deposit due at time of booking. 6 people max.