Winding through valleys, surrounded by bluffs, spring creeks emerge from the ground to create ideal habitat for wild trout. Spirit Streams calls La Crosse, WI our Home Pool. We live within what is known as the Driftless Area which is home to more than 600 spring fed trout streams.
Spirit Streams was born late 2012 through a vision of sharing the love and passion that we have for the wonderful sport of fly fishing and the geologically rare Driftless Area region that we fish within. We strive to share this love and passion through our thought-provoking blog posts, unique photography, and eye-capturing videos.
The Spirit Streams Team
Nate’s life dramatically changed in the Fall of 2006. This is when fly fishing became a very large part of his life. Nate is the mind behind the writing on the Spirit Streams blog and is found living on the Driftless Area streams more often than not. He has an extreme thirst for learning and devours as many books as he can. He loves exploring and hiking great distances while on the hunt in the Driftless Area. Nate has explored well over 100 different streams within the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Driftless Area, and has many more on his radar yet to be explored.
Jim’s mother told him that he was born with a fishing rod in his hand. Jim’s brother would say that he could catch a trout out of a mud puddle. Fly fishing for trout has been a passion for Jim in excess of 40 years. The streams of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania and the Beaverkill in the Catskills were his home pool area followed by numerous trips to such places as Alaska, Montana, and Alberta. Now settled into the Driftless Area of Wisconsin where these beautiful and productive spring fed streams team with trout and soul refreshing environs. The fly tying vise hums throughout the year with proven patterns to tempt these wild Driftless trout.
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