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Dave Shaffer

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Dave Shaffer is fly fisherman and fly tier with more than 35 years of experience fishing Minnesota streams and lakes. He and his wife Sheila have fly fished from float tubes on Gunflint Trail lakes for two decades, including during the hexagenia mayfly hatches on summer nights. He also fishes in southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and other states. A native of Pennsylvania, Dave now lives in Minneapolis. He retired in 2016 from the Star Tribune, where he was a staff writer and editor

Current Courses Offered by Dave Shaffer

4 Days
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Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities. Many inland lakes are stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout, and are accessible by float tubing. This course is for the fly fisher who wants to learn about equipment selection, knots, casting and fly fishing…
Thu, Jul 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 15th, 2018