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 →

2017 Year in Review

2017 was a year full of fly fishing for the two of us. Living in Minnesota, near the Wisconsin border, offers us a great variety of water to explore and fish to target. In 2017, we enjoyed each of the seasons and embraced the benefits and challenges that came with them. Winter: Winter in the... Continue Reading →

Catching up with the O’Pros Bros

Recent holiday travels had Abigail and I passing through southern Wisconsin, which is home to more than just Badgers, Harley Davidson, and Miller Brewing Company. If you’re a fisherman and have been on the internet recently, you may have seen these handy rod holders that have been showing up on angler’s belts all around the... Continue Reading →

Pursuing the Rojo Coho

It’s 6:30 pm on a Friday night and my phone informs me that my buddy Drew has texted. “Dude the fishing is prime over on Lake Michigan right now. Let’s do this!” Knowing that this would be a 5+ hour drive and would take up most of my weekend, I glance across the restaurant table,... Continue Reading →

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