The End of 2016

What a year. It’s been a year of ups and downs. My broken leg incident took away the prime of my fishing season. I’ve got the hardware and scars to remember it.  I am finally back on my feet and walking unassisted. As soon as the ice is gone (or thick enough) I’ll be fishing! …

Midwest Flyfishing Expo

I spent this past Sunday at the Midwest Flyfishing Expo in Warren Michigan. It was a rainy day so I didn’t feel too bad about spending my only day off this week inside. There were many guides and lodges present and I was able to learn about many fishing opportunities that are only a few…

#TenkaraTuesday – Wetfly Kodomo Creek

I haven’t jumped on the Tenkara “bandwagon” myself, yet. To be honest the 11 and 12 ft rods seemed a little overkill for the small streams that I envision myself using this kind of fishing tactic, chasing small fish in dense wooded areas. Then, this morning I see an Instagram post from the company Wetfly…

New Issue of Swing the Fly is out – Summer 2015

If you have ever thought about fishing a two-handed fly rod then you need to check out the latest issue of Swing the Fly. It is full of great articles on using spey and switch rods to catch fish.

Not Just Trout – KC Maker Faire 2015 Recap

My family and I spent the weekend at the Maker Faire which is held at Union Station in Kansas City. We had attended previous years but this year was different because I wanted to share what I have learned about fly fishing. While out fishing I have run into many people who associate fly fishing…

So Much Water – The Road Trip Issue is out!

Check out the latest issue of So Much Water magazine.  It has a great review of the Hardly Strictly Musky tournament I recently attempted to fish in. If you know where to look I’m even in one of the pictures (if you squint your eyes just right). It also has some great information on fishing…

Check out WetFlyFish.com

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

Custer State Park trip Part 2

After our fun night at Mt. Rushmore we got up the next morning to a wonderful breakfast at the Battle Creek Lodge. The owner of the lodge gave us some of the old bread that she saves for people to feed the burros in Custer State Park. My plan was to fish as we drove…