YouTube Live Event-3-21-21

We’re having another YouTube Live Event on Sunday, March 21st at 7pm (EST). Tune in to my account ( and I will once again discuss some relevant fly fishing topics and a variety of other interesting items. If you have a question that you think is viable and pertinent … and can be answered via […]

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My Upland Hunting Season – Late October to Mid-December

For the past 35 years I have wanted to be out west, by myself, for the opener of pheasant season. This year I was able to make it happen … and it was awesome! I left on October 27th and dead-headed for Osmond, Nebraska to see Jacquie Lorenz … the wife of my best friend, […]

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Apps for the Fly Fisherman

If you haven’t noticed, we live in a high tech world. Now, I am not going to start to say that I am a techy person; short of 35 years teaching high school and all that goes with that … if given a choice, I am usually low-tech. However, I’m not stupid and will pick […]

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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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35 years of doing anything is a long time. I am quickly coming to the end of my teaching career; 35 years of teaching special needs students…the last 28 of which were in my current room. I am excited and a bit melancholy at the same time. Excited to be able to move on to […]

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Down, But Only Temporarily Out

Sunday, October 20th started out like any other Sunday; off to church where I taught a Sunday School Class, then off to Culver’s with the same group of Living Stones (that is code for the oldest group in our church). The meal and the conversation was great…I took a meal to go to my 86 […]

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