We all know there is nothing better than wading into a stream as the crystal clear water ripples past us, carrying our flies down with it, in hopes that we may get a bite. Unfortunately, in today's age, these crystal clear streams are becoming less common, with those in the upper Midwest struggling to hold on to their standard of health. The process of maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems is under-regulated., leading to devastating effects down stream from the input of excess nutrient pollution. Hopefully this article reignites your passion not only for hauling in big fish, but for appreciating and protecting our natural aquatic ecosystems in the process.
Photo by A Saley