I graduated with a degree in business marketing and am lucky to still have two very good friends from the marketing/communications department who now work for South Dakota and Minnesota Tourism. A few years ago we made a very fun fishing trip out to South Dakota, thanks to my friend there; but late last year,... Continue Reading →
I remember about a year ago on a Friday evening around 7 PM, Micah and I were eating pizza on the couch and planning to lay low for the night, when Micah suddenly got a call from his fishing friend Drew. He hung up and gave me his best puppy dog eyes as he asked,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
By this time of the year, most of us Minnesotans are already looking forward to 60 degree days, fall colors and sporting our Patagonia fleeces or Paul Bunyan flannels—but it’s the end of September and temperatures were still in the 90’s in St. Paul, Minnesota this past weekend! Way too hot. Fortunately, some friends had... 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 →
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 →