The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited is based in Decorah, Iowa and represents six counties in northeast Iowa (Winneshiek, Allamakee, Howard, Fayette, Clayton and Chickasaw).  The name of the chapter, Driftless, refers to the unglaciated areas of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois.  This area was left untouched by the last glacier drift through the northern tier of states and boasts limestone bluffs, rolling hills and spring fed trout streams.  The Driftless chapter was formed in 2000 with the goal of improving the cold water fisheries of northeast Iowa. 

The Driftless chapter meets at 7pm the first Thursday of each month (October though May) in the lower level of T-Bocks in Decorah, IA.  The meeting usually entails some business items, a presentation on a subject related to water stewardship or stream health and concludes with a fly tying demonstration by a member of the Driftless.

Our mission:  The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited works, in partnership with others, to protect and improve the cold water fisheries and their watersheds in northeast Iowa. The Chapter also strives to increase, and maintain fishing access and use while providing related educational programs and resources.

February 1 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks. Kevin Kuehner, MN Dept. Ag, will be speaking about the Root River Field to Stream Partnership. For more information about this program, please visit https://youtu.be/QTkMf9joXgA.

February 3Fly tying at Chris Wasta's Workshop from 9am to noon. Contact Chris at:  wastaworkshops@gmail.com for details.

February 10 - Decorah Parks and Recreation and our chapter team up to teach fly/spin casting to interested anglers of all ages.        Also fly tying will be taught. A SWAP meet will take place and goodies will be served. The event will take place at the Decorah           High School from 10am to noon.

March 1 Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

March 2 and 3 - Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Conference in Bettendorf, IA at the Isle Casino.

March 3 - The last fly tying session at Chris Wasta's Workshop for the season from 9am to noon. Contact Chris at:  wastaworkshops@gmail.com for details.

April 5Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

April 28 - 17th Annual Trout Stream Conservation Banquet for the IA Driftless Chapter.  See more information about this fun event     under the 2018 Fundraiser tab.

May 3 - Driftless Chapter Monthly Meeting at 7pm in the lower level of T-Bocks.

Past Events Fly Tying
 Waterloo Creek Workday - November 9 Recent Driftless Ties

Waterloo Creek Workday - Nov 2013


Driftless TU Fly Tying

Members in the News

Larry Reis receives the 2015 Aldo Leopold Environmental Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

Larry Reis and Jeff Skeate (local authors)
Calmar Courier, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Chris Wasta takes the Des Moines Register on a quest for Native Brookies on South Pine
Members, Kent Kleckner, Bill Kalishek and Brian Malaise are part of IPTV's Iowa Outdoors
Author Jeff Skeate  http://sattre-press.com/fw.html
Author Larry Reis
 "Driftless Days" by Jeff Skeate, a collection of writings by Jeff  Driftless Days