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 →

South to Southeast

Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to summer in the Midwest. Many people hitch up their speed boats and jet skis, and head north to their cabins on the lake for the weekend. This also means the lakes are usually a little loud and choppy, as dads are doing their best to throw their kids... Continue Reading →

From Freezing to Flats

April showers bring May flowers they say—they didn’t say anything about April blizzards. So when our last snowstorm of the season hit in mid-April, we decided to board a plane and head to the sunshine state of Florida; after removing the 17” of snow of our driveway, of course… Tampa has become a frequent destination... Continue Reading →

A Fortunate Mistake

I spend a lot of time on Google Maps. Most guys my age worry about their boss walking up to them while they are adjusting their fantasy football lineups, but mine just sneak up on me zooming in on some small town in the middle of Wisconsin. They probably think I’m planning my next vacation... Continue Reading →

Winter in the Driftless

(Originally featured in MN TU winter publication) When cold air moves over a warmer body of water, it creates “sea smoke.” Currently the air is 60 degrees colder than the water passing by our feet, resulting in sea smoke so thick, it’s hard to see the opposite bank. There are few places where water can... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Joe from Dead Drift Net Co.

If you haven’t heard of Dead Drift Net Company, it’s time you did! Joe as born and raised in the Twin Cities, and has lived in Minneapolis for a little over 15 years. He and his wife share a little home with their son not too far from Lake Harriet. By day he is a government bureaucrat working on urban planning issues for the City of Minneapolis, and by night, he’s often down in his workshop pumping out the prettiest handmade nets you’ll ever see.  

Mild Temps and Mediocre Results

As I write this, the snow accumulation has surpassed 12” inches and my driveway requires my attention for the 3rd time today. Gusting winds have created knee deep drifts that make me appreciate the snow blower I bought in anticipation of this storm. Hailing from Wisconsin, and inspired by winter in the Northwood’s, Bon Iver... Continue Reading →

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