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Tips for Getting Started as an Outdoor Writer

I remember one day in grad school, I picked up an outdoor magazine, read through a few articles and thought “you know, I could do this.” I’d been blogging for a while and had written a few short pieces for various websites. In hindsight, I was overconfident and completely naive to what goes into the …

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Why I don’t follow your Facebook fishing page

This blog is a bit of a follow up from the last one. In outlining it, I realized that I am borderline slipping into the Fish Strong realm with this post. For those of you who remember that site, it had a slight Randy Flowers feel, but with some actual substance. Specifically, if you can …

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Times they are a changin’

Bob Dylan penned a fairly perfect analogy for my current life situation: “Come gather ’round people wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown. And accept it that soon, you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin’, then you better start swimmin’, or you’ll sink …

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A recap blog of 2018

Wow. I didn’t blog at all in 2018. I guess the times are changing. It’s odd because I miss writing, but I often find myself struggling to muster the energy and focus that it takes to put together a well-written blog or article. Clearly, I am not alone, as many blogs (and magazines) are trending …

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Kayak Fly Fishing Book

A while ago, I got a call from my buddy Ben Duchesney asking if I would be interested in contributing to a book he was writing. I had worked with Ben on multiple articles for Kayak Angler Magazine over the years, so without hesitation, I said yes. Ben is a dedicated fly angler and even …

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The Best Fall Bites throughout New England

I recently compiled an article for the Wilderness Systems website highlighting some of the most fun fish to catch when the leaves start to change color in New England. In the article, five team members discuss their favorite species to target and how to catch them. The full article can be found on the Wildy …

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NEKF Striper Shootout 2017: Recap

Last year, I got to participate in my first ever New England Kayak Fishing Striper Shootout. The annual event takes place in Salem, MA, and all the proceeds go to charity, specifically, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It attracts tons of kayak anglers from all over New England, including many of the biggest names in the sport. …

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The Case for No Electronics

I recently wrote an article for the Wilderness Systems website stating my case for fishing without electronics, at least sometimes, if not much more often. The piece can be read at the following link: In the morning, I had a fish finder on my kayak. In the afternoon, I ditched it and just went …