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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 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: https://www.wildernesssystems.com/us/experience/team-blog/297/post/case-no-electronics. In the morning, I had a fish finder on my kayak. In the afternoon, I ditched it and just went …

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Five Ice Out Techniques to Land Big Bass

People complain too much about winter. I might at times, but it is a great time to catch up on projects, like a full renovation of a new (to us) fixer upper house or baby proofing for a 9.5 month old who is on the move. However, I am more than happy to see winter …

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Choosing a kayak fishing paddle – a public service announcement

Today, I’m dropping a PSA. Thankfully, I am seeing “try before you buy” mentioned more and more to beginner kayakers. I can’t stress enough that folks should find a few good options, try them out, and see which they like best. Too many of the reviews on the internet are biased in one way or …