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 →

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 →

100 days

As the calendar turned from 2016 to 2017, I decided to set a personal goal for how many times I would get out fly fishing in the year ahead. 2016 was the year that I got addicted to fly fishing. I got out on the water as often as I could, learned how to tie... Continue Reading →

South Dakota road trip (part 2)

The second half of our South Dakota road trip started with a quick solo outing to a stream down the road from our cabin in Hill City. I was able to land several brook trout and a few chunky rainbows in a short amount of time, before a day full of exploring Custer State Park.... Continue Reading →

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