Q:I am new to fly fishing for trout. I recently completed a handmade fly rod I made in Sports Biology and I can't wait to try it out. Southeastern Minnesots has a winter trout season starting on January 1st so I'm looking to build an arsenal of winter flies by then. Does anyone fish the driftless area or know what kind of flies work well in the winter?
Q:Please help me ID this fish I posted 2 pics of yesterday. I had thought it was a lake trout b/c it does not have the "worm like" markings of a tiger trout on the top of the back, which my fishing encyclopedia shows for splake. However I have seen a few fish pics online of a very similar looking fish called a splake. The fish was taken from the Kenora,ON region so I believe it is too far south to be an arctic char...let me know your thoughts. Thanks.