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  • Welcome to Good Chance Fly Fishing!

    Our goal at Good Chance Fly Fishing is to provide the best Driftless trout fishing experience possible for our clients. Whether you are new to the sport of fly fishing or a seasoned angler looking to explore some new water, we've got you covered!

    All fishing is catch-and-release, and we provide everything you need for epic day in the Driftless. Equipment and region-specific flies are supplied but clients are welcome to bring their own if they wish. We want to ensure that our clients gain as much from their experience with us as possible, and learn while they enjoy the beautiful fish and scenery hidden around every bend in the Driftless.

  • Our Rates

    Half Day

    1-2 People

    $250

    Half-Day trips offer 4 hours of fishing and are focused on the Southern Driftless trout waters in Dane, Iowa, and Grant Counties. Lunch not included.

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    Full Day

    1-2 People

    $400

    Full-Day trips include 8 hours of fishing as well as lunch! On these trips, we venture further into the Driftless to reach some of the true gems that the region has to offer

    Casting Lesson

    1-2 People

    $100

    Learn to cast from a professional! Classes are 2 hours long and all equipment is supplied--just bring sunscreen and a great attitude! Price is per-person.

  • Meet the Guide

    Pierce Nelles

    Head Guide

    Growing up with a Class 1 stream in his front yard, Pierce is no stranger to trout. Throughout his years of fly fishing, he's spent countless hours fishing the Driftless region, and has been fortunate enough to spend time on the water in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan as well as New Zealand and Australia!

     

    With a relentless passion for the great outdoors--specifically fly fishing for trout--his motivation to educate and encourage anglers on the sport of fly fishing truly comes from the heart. This passion reached a professional level when he began working in fly fishing retail in 2020 before becoming a professional casting instructor.

     

    Now he wants to use his knowledge of the region and sport to share it with as many people as possible, in hopes of leaving clients more informed, more inspired, and more in-love with fly fishing!

  • Book Your Trip Today!

    Submit your booking request or text/call us at (608) 636-3627

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    GEAR

    You--the client--are responsible for providing your own waders (if you choose to do so) as well as a fishing license and Inland Waters Trout Stamp. We encourage all clients to bring a hat, polarized sunglasses, lotion sunscreen, rain jacket, and beverages if they would like something other than water.

     

    Other than that, we've got you covered! We want you to be able to sit back and enjoy your day without stressing about gear. All rods, flies, line, leader/tippet, and gear required for a day in the Driftless is supplied by GCFF.

  • Testimonials

    "Having fly fished in larger rivers, drift boats, and lakes a majority of my life - this was a completely different experience. Pierce was able to provide tips and pointers while fishing that helped me adjust to the more technical stream fishing. By the end of the day I was roll casting like a pro and slaying the trout!"

    -Nick from Fort Collins, CO

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