Ted Hansen – Fly Fishing Artist

Most fly fishermen have an appreciation for art whether they realize it or not. They wear hats, shirts and other “merch” with their favorite brand’s artistic logos; drive around sticker-covered vehicles; piece together well-designed fly rods with matching reels; and tie on flies they meticulously crafted themselves. I am one of these people who loves... Continue Reading →

Solo Mission “X”

One of the many reasons I enjoy fly fishing is the time spent in the outdoors with other people, whether that be my wife, or other fellow fishing fanatics. Although camaraderie is generally desired, an occasional solo mission has it's perks as well. Few people spend lengths of time truly alone. Sure you may not... Continue Reading →

Migrating to the Lake

Boating season never seems to last long enough in Minnesota. Winter has it's way with us for nearly half of our year. In fact, there was still ice on Minnesota lakes into May this year. That leaves us a short window of time to migrate from the streams to the 16-some foot vessels that tote... Continue Reading →

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 →

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