Now that it’s starting to warm up, one thing comes to mind for me. Smallmouth. Pound for pound, they’re hard to beat for fight. Before I met my first trout, I fished rivers for smallmouth and brim. Some of my best fishing experiences growing up were on the James floating and catching smallie after smallie. With […]
That’s right. Most of you will now have that song stuck in your head for at least 2 days. You’re welcome. Now that I have your attention, I have something quite serious to share today. According to UNICEF, over 2 million children are annually affected by the world’s third largest enterprise, child trafficking. Studies have […]
Everyone in my circle knows I got my start with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. I owe so much to this organization. So much. Every year at the end of April, the weekend before final exams I might add, PHWFF has a tournament called the 2-Fly Tournament. Two man teams are allows two flies each […]
I have an amazing piece of furniture to tie on. It’s absolutely beautiful. It has a beautiful bicolor stain. It has a drawer at the base and drawers covering the back piece. It even has tool and spool holders. It’s everything I don’t need in a desk.
I’m very proud of my rich state history. I love stuff that represents my home. That’s why I got the Virginia brookie stickers. So when I saw a trout hat with the state blended into the design, it was a no-brainer.
I’m always tryin to find clothes that fit my body. I have a booty made for the clubs. My short torso + stocky build = well fitting shirts that go down to my knees, or properly lengthened t shirts that are a tad bit tight. So most of the time I’m not happy. When I […]
So I am a very decisive person. I make most decisions pretty much immediately. It seems however, that in past few years, I’ve become quite indecisive with things that involve money. I think mostly it comes from the concern of wasting money on bad choices or perhaps not the best choice with children in the […]
Teaching our youth is extremely important to me. Too many of our youth today have no direction. I hear so often that the majority of youth today is disrespectful, unappreciative, selfish, unresourceful, unethical, etc. I completely agree with them. But the next part is where the difference of opinion usually comes in. I casually say, […]
Okay so recently I started getting into writing the whole blog thing as a form of communication with fellow outdoors people. I’m surprisingly enjoying it. I am not a writer or big reader really. I had never read a blog of any kind til about a year ago. Since then, I have become a habitual […]
This is a quick post because I’m really excited about what I just got in the mail. A little while back, I ordered some decals from a guy that is known quite well in the fly fishing industry. His name is Matt Zudweg and his Michigan-based companies are called Boneyard Fly Gear and Z Fly Fishing. […]
In the Army, there are many activities that you learn to hate. There are so many that sucked. Of all those things, one was instilled. Everything you touch should be more clean than when it was brand new. Everything. Now as an Infantryman, that meant your weapon had better be flippin’ spotless unless you’re putting […]
I’ve heard plenty of people say that marriage is easy. I’ve heard just as many say it’s hard. I lean towards the latter. Loving someone and working to make a marriage work are two very different things to me. Lisa and I have had struggles from the beginning. We both have had life experiences that […]