Nemo Tent Big 10 Year Sale!

That’s right Nemo Outdoor Equipment is having a big sale to celebrate 10 years of selling tents!

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I have personally owned a Nemo Asashi 4p tent for a few years and it is by far the best tent I have ever used. It has plenty of room for my family (wife, kid, dogs and gear) camping.

At 25% off and free shipping you can’t go wrong!

The #BirthdayGiveaway is here #Donfishin2014

It’s that time of year again! That’s right I’m a year older and that means your chance to get lucky and win a rod built by me. This years rod is a 9ft. 5wt fly rod. It is a moderate action fly rod that is build on a matte black blank with gloss black wraps. You just can’t go wrong with black on black!

Twitter giveaway, #birthdaygiveaway

Twitter giveaway, #birthdaygiveaway

For a chance to win all you have to do it go on Twitter follow @donfishin and ReTweet my giveaway Tweet found by clicking here!

Winner will be chosen around 9pm September 11 2014! Good luck!

Fly tying – Steelhead flies

It’s almost that time of year again… The winter Steelhead run is coming! This year I am going to try and make it up to Michigan to chase some of these great fish. In preparation I have started tying some flies to fish on the swing.

These are a couple of spey style flies that I tied up. I’m working on honing the skill set required to tie these.

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More flies coming soon.

Wilson Lake August 2014

This summer has been the busiest summer for me in a long time which has led to not much fishing. I usually try to make a couple of trips a year to Wilson Lake in western Kansas to do some fishing. Occasionally I get lucky and find some stripers busting bait in a cove.

I only had an afternoon to fish on this trip. The wind was blowing harder than I like for fly fishing so I loaded some conventional gear and made it to the lake around 3:00pm. I don’t have much to say about the rest of the day because I never found the fish. I did get to try out a very cool swimbait from Kanan Lures. The swimming motion is great and I’m excited to use it more!

Check out

If you haven’t done so yet, you need to check out some of the cool stuff at! While your there pick up one of their awesome Farmer John hats. You won’t regret it!
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ENO Hammock Review

Shortly after moving into our current home I noticed that two of the trees in the back yard looked perfect for hanging a hammock. I have never been a big fan of hammocks, due to the fact that I have never found one I felt comfortable (ie. safe to hold my large frame) in. After seeing some great reviews on Twitter and some blogs I decided I would try one of the ENO hammocks.

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We purchased the DoubleNest hammock and the Atlas straps from Dicks Sporting goods. With its 400lb rating and plenty of room I feel safe and it’s really comfortable!

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It fits a fat guy with room to spare!

It’s light weight, compresses down small into the built-in carrying pouch. The material seems very sturdy for as light as it is. Overall it seems to be a great addition to our outdoor gear. I can’t wait to relax in it next to the lake! Anyone in the market to buy a hammock should definitely check out ENO hammocks. My family is happy I did!

She loves it!

She loves it!

#MuskyMeatMonday Fly

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Musky fly

The #MuskyMeatMonday fly of the day is big, articulated, and pushes tons of water! The fish will crush it! What more could you ask for?

I call it the Wiz Crusher. Only in black and yellow!