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 →
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 →
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 →