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2014 annual Trout Fishing Rendezvous


Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The public is invited to join in on some fishing fun at the Preston Trailhead Park on Saturday, September 14. The National Trout Center and the Hiawatha Trout Unlimited Chapter are co-sponsoring the event which offers a variety of afternoon outdoor activities, ending with a Hog Roast Dinner in the evening.

Participate in a “One-Lure Catch & Release Fishing Contest” from 1-5 p.m. which takes place along Preston’s 9-Hole Fishing Course on the Root River. There is a $5 participation fee to enter. Contest rules can be obtained by emailing: info@nationaltroutcenter.org or by visiting: www.nationaltroutcenter.org.

Between 2-3 p.m. Professional Geologist, Jeff Broberg will lead an interpretive Geological Walk along the trail. Other proposed activities for the day include hands-on fly casting and fly tying demonstrations, an aquatic bug demonstration, and a kid’s coloring contest. Take part in an educational Habitat Hideout activity for all ages involving fly casting and discussion about fish habitat. Also learn how to tie key fishing knots at the Knot Practice station using mounted hooks and various thicknesses of rope.

The Hog Roast Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Meal includes a pork sandwich, salad/baked beans, chips, soda/water, and dessert. Adults: $10, Children under 12: $4.

It will be a fun-filled afternoon for all ages so come check us “trout.”



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Spin Fishing for Trout with John Eggers - “The Spin Doctor”

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Join us at the National Trout Center on Saturday, August 17 for a free spin fishing workshop with fishing guide & maker of the “Bow Spinner”, John Eggers, also known as “The Spin Doctor”. Eggers has been featured on Dave Carlson’s Sunday m ..... 
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National Trout Center angles for State Bond Funding

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Minnesota legislators recently heard a proposal request for $4.5 million in state bond funding to establish a permanent home for the National Trout Center organization located in Preston. The non-profit center is currently operating in a temporary s ..... 
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Zumbro Valley Audubon Program: “Preston Chimney Swifts”

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

In 2011, Preston set the record for the largest number of swifts in the state of Minnesota. Please join Audubon members for an enjoyable evening of watching Chimney Swifts do their amazing dive into the large chimney attached to the TrailHead Inn & ..... 
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National Trout Center holds raffle for great prizes

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Here’s your chance to win a Headwaters Bamboo Rod (Model: Peerless Santiam 7’0” 5/6 wt Medium) valued at $800 and a box of seven dozen hand-tied flies by Lyle Besse valued at $200. To view these items please visit the National Trout Center’s ..... 
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FREE! Fly casting, fly tying and fishing instruction with the federation of fly fishers

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Join us on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the National Trout Center in Preston, MN for a full day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for produ ..... 
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