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 health and concludes with a fly tying demonstration by a member of 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.
Jeff Skeate Memorial Event, Sunday July 17-As many of you know, founding member of our Driftless TU Chapter, Jeff Skeate passed away April 19, 2016. A memorial event has been planned for him on Sunday, July 17. The day will start at 11:30am in Room 102 of Olin Hall on the Luther College Campus. They're going to have a slide presentation and give people an opportunity to say a few words if they'd like too. Then everything will move to Phelps Park (Shelter #1), for an opportunity for his friends and family to gather over food.
Members in the News
Larry Reis receives the 2015 Aldo Leopold Environmental Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
Larry Reis and Jeff Skeate (local authors)
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