Fly Fishing the Eau Claire River in Wisconsin

While visiting the Dells of the Eau Claire River on my last adventure, I turned to my Wisconsin Gazetteer and the internet to find out that the Eau Claire was indeed a fishery for smallmouth bass. I located a put-in and take-out and in less than 20 minutes from our campsite in downtown Wausau, we […]

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Greetings From Up North in Wisconsin

I am a big fan of Braveheart, the movie … towards the very end, William Wallace screams out “Freedom” and that is just how I feel just a couple of days after my retirement from teaching. If you have experienced a retirement then you know what and how I feel; to know that each day […]

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The 2020 Starter for Smallmouth

If you are like me…the Covid-19 season is dragging on and on; I am all for safety and practicing social distancing…but truly I am wired to be out and on the go. The past 4-5 weeks I have taught from my home, something I hadn’t really ever done in the previous 35 school years. Let’s […]

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Fly Fishing for Spring Trout in Southern Indiana

We are all in the midst of a strange period in our American history as the Covid-19 pandemic rolls on; good that we still have some of the simpler things in life and this video is about as simple as it gets. It could be titled a man and his float tube…but it might be […]

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Fly Fishing 101

Each week I get lots of questions….most all of them are good, usually the questions center around the simple parts of fly fishing; simple, that is, for someone who has been at it for 45 years. So, I have made a two part video series for the beginner. In the first video (Fly Fishing 101 […]

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The Passing of a Legend

I believe that we are shaped by those strong individuals who God has place around us; whether it be as a child or even as an adult. I have been a very lucky man…I was the son of an incredible gentleman, my father, Ivan Carmichael, who passed away this month (March) two years ago. I […]

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