As the calendar turned from 2016 to 2017, I decided to set a personal goal for how many times I would get out fly fishing in the year ahead. 2016 was the year that I got addicted to fly fishing. I got out on the water as often as I could, learned how to tie... Continue Reading →
This article was originally featured in Dun Magazine's June/July digital edition. You can read the original story here! In case you haven’t heard, Minnesotans like to boast about our state. We’re proud of our natural resources, cities, hot dishes and the fact that we’re unfazed by cold weather. As a fly angler who lives in... Continue Reading →
We've been on a brook trout kick lately. The Minnesota DNR measures the average length of a brook trout at only 8-10 inches. Anything much bigger than that is considered a hefty fish. They're not the biggest species in the Driftless region that we fish, but they are the only trout that are native to... Continue Reading →
The second half of our South Dakota road trip started with a quick solo outing to a stream down the road from our cabin in Hill City. I was able to land several brook trout and a few chunky rainbows in a short amount of time, before a day full of exploring Custer State Park.... Continue Reading →
I remember taking a family vacation to South Dakota when I was little. Although I didn't remember many of the details, I still knew it was one of my favorite family trips. Once I met Micah and realized he had never been to South Dakota--in fact, he'd never even been west of Minnesota--I knew I needed... Continue Reading →
Before I became a fly fishing addict, I was a bait-casting bass guy. Nothing could top spending an evening out on my boat throwing a LIVETARGET frog into heavy cover, waiting for an explosion. In those days, my boat got a lot of good use and helped me catch a lot of fish. Unfortunately, last summer was... Continue Reading →
Carp. A fish I have known about and avoided for years. I saw them as a nuisance and "trash fish"--sure it was fun catching them as a young kid, but I was well past that. As I became more engaged in the local fly fishing community, I quickly learned that fly fishing was much more than... Continue Reading →
After spending countless hours fly fishing in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and Minnesota, I decided I wanted to broaden my fishing horizons and head south--approximately 1,500 miles south.Tampa, Florida was my destination.