(Part 1) One of these day's my wife and I are just going to need to get a house on a river. This driving every weekend is getting expensive, tiring, but more importantly to time consuming. Every minute in our fish vehicle takes away from the time we could be fishing. On our drive up to the Driftless area in Wisconsin I saw what I could envision as our new fish car, at least until we get a place on a river. This would cut down on travel time tremendously. We were excited to get to familiar rivers in the Driftless area to see how much things have changed from the historic floods. Now before we could get there we needed to make a stop. The week before I had a bit of an accident with a hatchet. The bloody thing went chop chop on my left index finger. So we stopped at a local pharmacy. Got to laugh at the name of this chain store. Then we invited the Doctor that we picked up at Piggly Wiggly to help get my finger ready for fishing. Here is the finished work & yes they do make finger condoms! Now that I was Doctored up, I was ready to fish. Unfortunately the water level was still high and dirty from rains a few day's earlier. This required us to fish some big gaudy streamers. Turned a few fish and managed to get this guy. Latter that nigh it rained another inch or so. Not what this area needed. Now the river we were camping on was unfishable. The day before I lost that white streamer that were moving fish in a tree. It was about 10' feet away from the bank. I decided that if I can't fish for trout I'll fish for my streamer. I tied on a fly that doesn't get used much. A heavy wooly bugger. I noticed that the branch the streamer was on was already partially broken I should be able to cast the bugger to it. Snag the branch and pull it to shore. First pitch found the bugger on a different branch. I had to snap the line. Now the tree has two flies. The third fly and second cast attempt was dead on. As I pulled and shook the branch my streamer fell into the water sunk down immediately. Then at almost the same instant the branch came off and I pulled it to shore. Enough already I thought. Let's go find some fishable water. Rivers that normally clear up in hours were still blown out. Some of the rivers were tough to get to. This paticular river has had alot of time and money spent on restoration in the last couple of years. The false banks and rocks that they put on this river were no match and was carried away. The river follows new paths. We both felt very bad about the whole situation with the floods and what it has done to families. The river will recover, some people may not.