I'm just a suburban dad trying to spend as much time on the water as possible. I spend most of my fishing hours with my little guys, searching for bass and panfish in my local waters. I manage to get up to Wisconsin's driftless region 2-3 times per year, and that's where I really saw the impact TU can have on an area. That being said, I find myself tying a lot of trout flies that double as bluegill bait, as well as a bunch of big bass bugs.
"I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup always tastes better out there; because maybe one day I will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly im portant but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant." - Robert Traver (John Voelker)
getting my kids OUTSIDE