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 →

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 →

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