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Preston, home of The Driftless Fly Fishing Co.


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members welcomed Melvin Hayner, owner of The Driftless Fly Fishing Company, with a ribbon cutting on April 4. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

This is no fish tale. There is a new business in Preston, Minn. that may reel you in hook, line, and sinker. Well hook and line anyway. No sinkers involved here. If you, a friend or family member loves to fly fish or have always wanted to learn now is the time and The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. is the place.

Melvin Hayner has loved fly fishing his entire life, learning from his grandfather who was a fly tier and fly fisherman. At the age of 9 Melvin learned to tie flies and has never stopped. Originally from Oregon and then living in Michigan he moved to Minnesota and has been fishing the southeast area of the state for the last 22 years.

With all of Melvin’s knowledge and love of the sport of fly fishing, it naturally progressed to Melvin who stated his website www.minnesotaflyfishing.com in 2004 along with starting a guide service for people interested in learning to fly fish or those who know how to fly fish that like to have an experienced guide along with them.

For the last 10 years Melvin has been thinking about buying a building and opening The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. but was waiting for the time to be right. With his children grown, a new job in Rochester, and the perfect building available, Melvin felt everything was coming together to open the business he has been thinking about for so long.

The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. offers guided fly fishing trips in southeast Minnesota including the South Branch of the Root River, which is listed in Trout Unlimited’s Book of America’s 100 Best Trout Streams, according to Melvin.

All gear, flies, tackle, personal instruction, digital photos of your catch, and streamside lunch are provided with each trip. Families are welcome whether beginners or experts in fly fishing. Melvin is a family oriented and patient instructor who enjoys teaching the art of fly fishing to persons of any age.

Melvin has received prestigious guide endorsement from The Orvis Company, and The Driftless Fly Fishing Co. is the only authorized Orvis dealer in southeast Minnesota and Hayner is one of only two Orvis endorsed guides in Minnesota. The Orvis Company began in Vermont in 1856 and is one of the oldest fly fishing companies in America. The Orvis Company has grown to have endorsed lodges and guides around the world. Orvis is committed to conservation, says Melvin, adding that the .....
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Preston Area Community Foundation receives $1,500 grant from the Preston Historical Society

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,500 grant to the Preston Historical Society for the restoration and improvements of the Milwaukee Elevator. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a good match with its ..... 
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Preston reviews industrial park feasibility study

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau, Stantec, presented his feasibility report for the North Industrial Park and utility improvements at the Preston City Council’s April 7 meeting. Preston attended to an unusually long agenda involving four public hearings ..... 
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Long-anticipated Preston Family Dollar opens its doors April 10

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Anticipation for the opening of Preston’s Family Dollar store has been building for months, and finally, after months of waiting, the first customers were able to make their way through the front doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Although this ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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I Love to Read

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

February was a very busy month at Fillmore Central Elementary with it being “I Love To Read Month”. The kids were buzzing with energy for reading and fun! Fillmore Central Community Ed, Fillmore Central Schools, and area businesses partnered ..... 
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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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