September Fly of the Month

October Caddis or Great Brown Sedge Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI Our “October caddis” (Pycnopsyche spp.) is known as the Great Brown Sedge. They hatch primarily in September on the Brule.  I found one on my entryway yesterday morning, September 6th. They are the largest of the stick builders, meaning the larvae…

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2020 – 2021 Brule River Steelhead Run

Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2020 – 2021 run year. The link to the most recent counts downloads as a pdf file that requires Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the Adobe Reader link below.  Click …

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Wisconsin Salmonids: The Rainbow

We’re featuring an article on rainbow trout in Wisconsin that is the third in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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August Fly of the Month

Foam Ant Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI There is one thing that you don’t want to have happen in August on the upper Brule. That is to get caught on the river during a winged ant hatch (recolonization) without any ant patterns. Luckily for me on a day above the “Falls,” I…

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The Importance of Habitat

Maintaining the Brule River’s habitat in a healthy state has long been an important focus of the Club. In-stream habitat work by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the help of Club members, along with donations by local businesses, the help of the Wisconsin National Guard, and the work of Animal and Plant Health…

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Lost and Found Items

Lost item 5-wt Redington Path fly rod/reel June 12 between Big Lake and Winneboujou. Lost about 10 min upstream from Winneboujou landing.  Posted 20 June 2021. If you happen to find any of these items, contact us using the “contact us” form on our website (click on Contact Us). Found item A kayak on the…

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Scholarship Fundraising Raffle

We’ve been fortunate to have 2 great items donated to support our scholarship raffle.  Winners will select their prizes in the order their tickets are drawn.  Proceeds will be used to help maintain our scholarship funds (click on The Scholarships for information).  Thanks to all who generously contributed in the past! Choice # 1.  Dave…

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