Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Stream Trout Opener

 Minnesota Stream Trout Opener, (Clover) Hay Creek, St. Croix State Park, Cloverdale (Hinckley), MN. Water level: Moderately high Temperature: 46-48°F (Measured 3x) Air Temperature: 79°F. Wind: S 10-15 MPH, Gusts 25.

1 rise, no strikes, Badger Tenkara UNC w/ hare's ear nymph.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Monday, April 08, 2024

Monday, February 12, 2024

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous Update


This year Rendezvous will now take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis, MN, on April 18-20, marking the first time our annual gathering will be held outside the northern Rockies.⁠

This is a venue change from our initial announcement. President and CEO Patrick Berry shares, "We weren’t comfortable with the somewhat surprising prohibition on safely displayed firearms, knives, and other tools of the trade for hunters and anglers. In keeping with BHA’s steadfast commitment to both the core constituency of the BHA community as well as some our corporate partners, we unapologetically decided to find a new location where we could enjoy Rendezvous in our distinctive way.”⁠

More information to come, but grab your tickets now at https://rendezvous.backcountryhunters.org/ 

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country

 The perfect Christmas gift for the angler on your list, or the vet! (or both!)

I saw reviews of this in "Trout" and "Fly Fisherman" but didn't pay much attention. After all, it was about Texas, and I live in Minnesota. Then, I heard passages from the book read in Mending the Line Movie and I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did. It's a beautifully written, thoughtful, and absorbing book. I'm not a veteran, but I've been a first responder of one sort or another all of my adult life (51 years now) so I am no stranger to PTSD. I get it. This book is beautiful.