FFI Women Connect Hosts Driftless Rendezvous
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FFI Women Connect Hosts Driftless Rendezvous

FFI Women Connect Hosts Driftless Rendezvous


Join FFI Women Connect on their Fly Fishing Rendezvous to Minnesota’s Driftless Area this Fall. The Driftless Area is a region in Southeastern Minnesota. This region escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age and is characterized by steep, forested ridges, deeply carved river valleys, and home to some of the best trout fishing in the world. We’ll start Monday with ‘Meet the Driftless’ a happy hour and dinner at a local restaurant ‘Unwined’.

You’ll meet local fly fishing guides & area experts. We’ll spend the week fishing MN’s Driftless, we’ll pair you up with local anglers or you can hire a guide from local shops. On Thursday a group will drive over to visit Geri Meyer in WI’s Driftless. Geri will start with breakfast in her shop The Driftless Angler in Viroqua WI and then a day of fishing and fun. We’ll all return with Geri that evening to our lodging in MN. Friday will start out with fishing at Mystery Caves State Park, a pavilion is reserved for our private use. Then followed by a fun Friday evening at Four Daughters Vineyard for ‘Taste the Driftless’ enjoy their wood fired pizzas, expanded menu, house made hard cider & wine tasting. Saturday will be an all day workshop for everyone on the trip & locals traveling over for the weekend can purchase a workshop ticket.

We’ll offer FFI casting & fly tying skills challenges, Driftless Fly Fishing Techniques by Geri Meyer and an Entomology Clinic & Book signing by Ann Miller. The lodging packages are all inclusive no need to purchase individual tickets for the dinners & workshops. Anglers attending individual events need to purchase tickets, which have limited space so don’t delay purchasing your tickets. All travel expenses getting to MN & around during the event are on your own, contact womenconnect@flyfishersinternational.org for questions




You will need to secure your own lodging.  All lodging that was included in our trip packages are sold out.  

Fly Fishing Shops & Guide Service

ROOT RIVER ROD CO – Guided float trips, bamboo rod maker, flies & gear
Lanesboro, MN

The Driftless Fly Fishing Company – Orvis endorsed fly shop, guides, kayak rental, flies & gear
Preston, MN

Athena & Artemis Women’s Fly Shop/Driftless Angler/Geri Meyer – Guides, women’s gear, flies & gear
Viroqua, WI