Welcome to Kiap-TU-Wish

Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Making western Wisconsin’s coldwater streams
cleaner, healthier, and more fishable.

Conserve.

Kiap-TU-Wish advocates conserving Wisconsin’s habitat
for wild trout, such as brook and brown trout.

Protect.

We advocate for policies and programs that enhance
populations of Wisconsin’s wild brook and brown trout.

Restore.

Kiap-TU-Wish uses a number of different approaches
to improve stream flows and trout habitat.

Volunteer.

Being a Kiap-TU-Wish chapter member is
much more than just paying your annual dues.

Want to Join the Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited?

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The Drift – March 2024

The Drift – March 2024

Well, my time as president of Kiap-TU-Wish is coming to a close.  It is hard to believe it has been three years already?!?!  Well, you’re still here and the chapter is still solvent, so I didn’t muck things up too badly. That is testament...

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Election of Kiap-TU-Wish Board Members

Election of Kiap-TU-Wish Board Members

Election of Kiap-TU-Wish Board Members Board elections will take place during the April 2nd chapter meeting at Juniors Restaurant and Tap House in River Falls Wisconsin. Listed below are Kiap-TU-Wish board recommended nominees and positions....

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Chapter Meeting – March 2024

Chapter Meeting – March 2024

March Chapter Meeting!  Our Guest Speaker - Bob White!  March 5th at Juniors! Please join us as world renowned artist and guide, Bob White, presents, “Beauty and the Beast - Fly Fishing for Trout and Golden Dorado in...

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Skip’s Loose Threads “Take Me to Your Leader”

Skip’s Loose Threads “Take Me to Your Leader”

Skip’s Loose Threads “Take Me to Your Leader”  Tie your own leaders, to your personal specifications, and save money to boot! Here’s my system. A typical 9’ tapered leader costs around $4.00-$6.00 and usually the cost is the same regardless of...

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Additional Benefits of a Trout Habitat Project

Additional Benefits of a Trout Habitat Project

Additional Benefits of a Trout Habitat Project By Nate Anderson WDNR When most people think of a typical trout habitat project, they think about increasing trout numbers and having an easy place to fish. Another goal of a trout habitat project is...

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Views From My Side of the Vise

Views From My Side of the Vise

Views From My Side of the Vise  When my fly tying journey started around twenty years ago, my goal was to be able to tie up some panfish and maybe some bass flies to play around with up at our lake cabin in Northern Minnesota. I quickly found...

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Maintenance Committee Meetings

Maintenance Committee Meetings

Maintenance Committee Meeting with WDNR 11/27/23 Kasey Yallaly, Nate Anderson, Tom Schnadt, Randy Arnold, Missie Hanson, Scott Wagner The committee reports that the four-year Maintenance Plan on prior habitat projects are mostly up-to-date with the...

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Golden Stone Chubby

Golden Stone Chubby

Fly Tyers Corner:Jonathan Jacobs' GOLDEN STONE CHUBBY Hook:  Daiichi 1260, size 8  Thread:  Uni, 6/0 Yellow  Tail:  Eight strands orange Krystal Flash  Underbody:  Thin strip of scrap foam covered with...

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To protect, reconnect, and restore the coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in Polk, Pierce, and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin and to insure access to fishable coldwater streams.

The Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter, Trout Unlimited welcomes you. We work tirelessly to conserve coldwater fisheries. Our members avidly fish western Wisconsin’s bountiful lakes, streams, and rivers. We work with communities to protect what we cherish. 

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