Cabin Fever Day 2024

Guest Speaker Line-up

Seth Waters

Dark Waters Fly Shop, Outfitter, & Guide Service


The thought of fly fishing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is intriguing to many. But once you realize how much trout water is available there, it quickly becomes daunting. Especially when you consider that good information about the fishing only exists in the mind of self-isolating “Yoopers” that want to keep it that way. Seth has found a way in. Since 2008, he has devoted himself to exploring the rugged back country terrain and trout water of the western U.P, the least populated and largest areas of what he calls some of “the last frontier” of unknown trout water in the states. Owner of Dark Waters Fly Shop (DWFS), the sole fly shop in the region 100% dedicated to fly-fishing cold-water species in the U.P. While other fishing guides or shops spread their interest to a broad range of fly-fishing experiences, Seth focuses on walk n’ wade only, catch and release trout fishing. From Lake Superior tributaries that bring in seasonal, lake run wild fish, to some of the best inland brook and brown trout fishing that can be found anywhere. DWFS offers Multi-Day destination based “Trout Camps” for groups, single day trips for individuals, and a retail shop that can prepare you for your U.P. adventure. If you enjoy rough, unknown, waters that can kick your butt or deliver some of the best cold-water fly-fishing experiences that you can imagine, put DWFS on your bucket list. You won’t regret it.

Seth can be reached at:


Dark Waters Fly Shop, Outfitter, and Guide Service

217 W Genesee St, Iron River, MI 49935

Phone: (906) 214-7855


Tim Landwehr

Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company


Tim Landwehr is the owner of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. in De Pere, Wisconsin. Tim has been a professional fly fishing guide for most of his adult life. He has guided some of the famous rivers of the West, but his warm water roots brought him back to his home state to open a fly shop and guide service. Tim and his crew of guides float the rivers of Northeast Wisconsin in western-style drift boats.

Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. was the first shop/outfitter in the Midwest to incorporate drift boats for chasing River Smallmouth Bass.  Tim is the co-author of Smallmouth Modern Fly Fishing Methods, Tactics & Techniques.  The book showcases all the new information that has been learned over thousands and thousands of guided trips on his warm water rivers.   Tim employs ten River Smallmouth guides and still puts in countless days on the water himself. He has been featured in ESPN Outdoors, OLN, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Catch Magazine, Fly Fishing Film Tour, Badger Sportsman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Sporting Classics and has hosted the Midwest Sportsman television program. Tim and his wife are the owners of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. in De Pere WI serving the Midwest for 23 years.

Tim’s talk will focus on Wisconsin: Hidden in Plain Sight

Join Tim Landwehr, owner of Tight Line Fly Fishing Co. to find out exactly why he gave up guiding the famous waters of the West to open a shop in Wisconsin.   Tim will highlight why Wisconsin may just be the absolute best kept secret in all of fly-fishing.    Tims short program will highlight the what’s, whys, when’s and where’s of what the state has to offer the fly angler.   With the rivers of the west being loved to death, Wisconsin holds the key to diverse species, low pressure, and amazing diversity.  Tim has traveled the world chasing everything that swims and Wisconsin is still the finest in his eyes. He looks forward to explaining exactly why that is.

Tim can be reached at:


Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company

1534 Mid Valley Dr, De Pere, WI 54115

Phone: (920) 336-4106



Lance Prado

Root River Rod Company

Lance Prado, the passionate owner of Root River Rod Co Fly Shop in SE MN. He is an avid angler with decades of experience in the world of fly fishing. With a profound love for rivers and the art of fly tying, Lance has cultivated a haven for fishing enthusiasts at his shop. Known for his expertise in matching anglers with the perfect gear and offering valuable insights on local fishing spots, Lance is a respected figure in the fly-fishing community, dedicated to sharing his knowledge and fostering a love for the sport among all who visit his shop.

Lance can be reached at:


Root River Rod Company

116 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949

Phone: (507) 467-2101


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