Eau Claire Fly Tying and Clear Waters TU

Are joining forces and reserved the event space at Modicum Brewing Co. in Altoona Wis. for January & February.
Time 6: PM and Dates:

All are welcome, entry is FREE, and you don’t have to be a member to attend weekly tying meetings. Bring your tying equipment and materials and enjoy the community of like-minded folks!

Beginning tyers are welcomed to attend, and if you need assistance with tying equipment or how-to instructions, we will provide you with a seasoned tyer. Just explain in the email to jim@wcwtu.com  your skill level and type of fly you want to begin with. However, there is a cost the first adult beverage is on you for the mentor, and the second one may get you some information on when, how, and where to fish, BUT the third may end up with a case of fishy tails, BEWARE!!

*Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at the brewery.

January 1/9/20 Chapter Meeting

We have the three DNR fish biologists that reside over our nine-county chapter district, presenting the state of our local waters and what the future has in store.
Joseph Gerbyshak - Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin,  and Eau Claire Counties
Dan Hatleli - Buffalo, Jackson, and Trempealeau Counties
Kasey Yalley - Dun County

Location: Modicum Brewery
Time: 7:00 PM


Michael R. Shanley, 68, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 13, 2019, after recent medical issues

Michael R. Shanley, 68, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 13, 2019, after recent medical issues

Past Board and Secretary WI Clear Waters TU

Mike was a devoted member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eau Claire. Mike was also an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He was an active member of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited and served on the planning committee for the State Youth Fishing Camp where he mentored young campers.

Additionally, at the local Clear Waters Chapter, Mike was the Youth Committee Chair, participated in in-stream restoration projects, and instructed fly-tying classes and fly casting clinics. Mike had a deep interest in sports and was a loyal supporter of his children and grandchildren in their activities. In particular, he enjoyed cheering on the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers, and he sought countless opportunities to meet his favorite coaches and athletes.

Mike is survived by his loving family, including his wife of over 42 years, Becky; daughter, Kelly Lynn Shanley (Charles) Nordstrom with grandchildren William James, Julia Rebecca Lynn, and Colin Charles Charlie; son, Brian James (Lindsey) Shanley with grandchildren Greta Elizabeth and Henry Michael; son, Kent William (Kayla) Shanley with grandchildren Corinne Adele and Elowen Kae. He is also survived by his mother, Lola of Hutchinson, KS. He was preceded in death by his father, William.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to First Congregational UCC or Clear Waters Trout Unlimited in care of Wisconsin Clear Waters TU, PO Box 822, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway St., in Eau Claire. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Rev. Dr. Mark X. Pirazzini officiating. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.lenmarkfh.com prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Buffalo County Trout Stream Field Guide & Mapping

Buffalo County supports public fishing access easements on almost 12 miles of cold water streams through stream access easements that were donated by 24 landowners, and held by Buffalo County or the local Conservation Club.  Since 2009, many agencies, clubs, organizations, and landowners have been involved in cooperative projects to improve streams for fish and wildlife habitat, stabilize stream banks, and provide public access.  All of these streams are capable of supporting native reproducing brook trout and public access to these waters is allowed during the Wisconsin trout season.

Click here or the on map to download the trout stream field guide booklet.

Contributors to projects include:

  • Participating Landowners
  • Local Rod and Gun or Sportsman’s Clubs- Alma, Arcadia, Fountain City, Mondovi and Waumandee
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources- Trout Stamp funds and Conservation Aid funds
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Trout Unlimited – DARE and Clear Waters Chapter
  • Buffalo County UW Extension
  • Buffalo County Land Conservation Department
  • Water Action Volunteers- Water Monitoring
  • USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Buffalo County welcomes you to explore and enjoy the trout streams below.

In coordination with the GIS / Land Information Office, credit to the Land Conservation Department and Joey Domine for gathering information for this site.

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Please respect land owner rights on private lands open to public access. 

For all rules and regulations: 

Click here

Keep your feet wet through private land. Wisconsin’s Stream Access law:

Stream Access Law

Trout Stream Access .PDF guide booklet.

New for 2019! Buffalo County is please to present its trout stream access website and field guide booklet.

Click here or the on map to download the trout stream field guide booklet.

Stay Tuned for Up Comming Work Dates!

 Matt Wysoki will be rolling out 2019-20 workday schedule that is tentatively starting in December at Hay Creek in Chippewa County. The section he has designated, which we refer to the barking dog segment, is a continuation from last year’s brushing. Once you venture downstream you will understand the reference to the barking dog section. Emails and workday schedules will be sent and posted.

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