Early Autumn Musky Floats

The Upper Midwest offers some of the best fly fishing you can find. One thing I love most about my region is the ability to chase numerous species of fish throughout the course of the year. Winter is trout season. Spring is trout, steelhead and carp. Summer is bass season, and fall is musky and... Continue Reading →

Return to Wyoming

Abigail and I visited Wyoming for the first-time last year when we went to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National park. During the trip, we fell in love the state and knew return trips would be inevitable. Our absence would only last 11 months as we returned over the 4th of July weekend, this time... Continue Reading →

A Quick Trip To Colorado

I’ve been fortunate to travel all over our beautiful country, but one place I had yet to visit was the state of Colorado. A Year ago, a buddy of mine from the Driftless Area, Jason Rieke, moved out to Estes Park to be a fishing guide. I had always wanted to travel to Colorado, but... Continue Reading →

Visiting Harmonic Goods

I’ve always appreciated well made things with a story behind them. As I’ve gotten more connected with the local fly fishing community I have built friendships with some super creative and artistic people (see O’Pros blog, Dead Drift blog, Ted Hansen blog). A few years ago, a buddy of mine told me about a friend... Continue Reading →

Lake Superior Steelhead

A Great Lake steelhead has been a fish that I have had on my list for a while now. Several attempts to put hands on my first had all failed, including two trips already this spring. I knew at some point what seemed to be impossible would be inevitable, but when would that be? For... Continue Reading →

A Trip to the Desert

Someone recently said that I am unable to take a vacation without incorporating fishing. I won’t name any names, but I had to prove to Abigail that indeed it is possible. So, this is me letting you know ahead of time that there is NO FISHING CONTENT in this post, but I’d like to think... Continue Reading →

Smallmouth Bass on Dry Flies

These past few weekends the fish were really keyed in on small dry flies. BWOs seemed to do the trick for us. As we carefully drifted them into a pocket of slack water, near a down tree, the fish would slowly rise and delicately sip the flies off the surface. It is cool when you... Continue Reading →

Hard-Water Pike Fishing

Weather in the Upper Midwest is very extreme. Temperatures can vary 120 degrees from the hot, humid summer months to the bone chilling winters. Fly fishermen in our region have the benefit of spring fed streams that allow for trout fishing even when temps dip below freezing. Sometimes however, temperatures get to the point where... Continue Reading →

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