Ted Hansen – Fly Fishing Artist

Most fly fishermen have an appreciation for art whether they realize it or not. They wear hats, shirts and other “merch” with their favorite brand’s artistic logos; drive around sticker-covered vehicles; piece together well-designed fly rods with matching reels; and tie on flies they meticulously crafted themselves. I am one of these people who loves... Continue Reading →

Product Review: Finn Utility Streamer Wallet

Micah and I have a soft spot for American-made products that are high-quality, classic and conventional all at the same time, and Maine-based Finn Utility’s gear—specifically the streamer wallet—checks all of those boxes. When I opened the package, I was immediately impressed with the casual, yet classy look of the olive- green wallet and the... Continue Reading →

Solo Mission “X”

One of the many reasons I enjoy fly fishing is the time spent in the outdoors with other people, whether that be my wife, or other fellow fishing fanatics. Although camaraderie is generally desired, an occasional solo mission has it's perks as well. Few people spend lengths of time truly alone. Sure you may not... Continue Reading →

Migrating to the Lake

Boating season never seems to last long enough in Minnesota. Winter has it's way with us for nearly half of our year. In fact, there was still ice on Minnesota lakes into May this year. That leaves us a short window of time to migrate from the streams to the 16-some foot vessels that tote... Continue Reading →

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