What was your first connection to the outdoors? What keeps you coming back? While you’re thinking about that, enjoy the latest video from Migrate Outdoor. The video was shot near Spearfish, SD and features local fly fishing guide, David Gamet from Dakota Angler.
Comedian Henny Youngman once said, “A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and worse student.” After fly-fishing with a local guide, I would have to agree.
I have always described myself as self-taught fly fisherman. It was through trial and error that I learned how to tie a blood knot, cast a line and convince a trout to take my fly. Somehow, I managed to catch my fair share of fish over the years.
As it turns out, I have been doing a lot of things wrong. Read More
A long, long time ago, I was an avid skier. As a teenager living in the Black Hills, I spent my winters racing down Deer Mountain pretending to be Franz Klammer in the ‘76 Winter Olympics.
It was what I did and who I was.
At the time, I didn’t understand that life is a book comprised of many chapters. I thought I would always be a skier and that my obituary would include the words, “80 years old” and “tragic ski jumping accident.” Read More
I hate to fly. I hate the crowds, the confusion, the inexplicable delays and the general claustrophobic feel of the entire experience. So when my good friend, Greg, invited me to fly fish on the Manistee River in northern Michigan, I never considered booking an… Read More