Fishing Season: Open for 2022

Root River, South Fork - MN

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Tip of the Week

Open for catch and release fishing 1/1/22

Directions open in app

Map of Root River, South Fork

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Driftless Fly Shop

5-Day Outlook as of 5/17/22


Techniques & Tips as of 5/17/22


Local Species Available Open for 2022

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Elk Wing Caddis Classic 20-14
Adams Parachute Dry Fly Classic 14-18
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph Classic 18-16
I Can See It Midge Fly Gray 14-18
Green soft hackle green 12-18
Prince nymph black 16-22
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Tan-Black 18-14
Blue Winged Olive all 12-10

Elk Wing Caddis

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Driftless Flyfishing Co.'s Recommended Gear

Description: About Root River, South Fork

Now open for catch and release only

Nearest Airport:

Rochester, Mn


MIdges on warm days. BWOs warm days.

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

WMA to bridge at Choice

Best Access:

Choice-Million dollar bridge