St. Joe River fly fishing

Change Fly Fishing Tactics to Fool Reluctant Trout

There's a sweet fly fishing run on my favorite stretch of the St. Joe River, ranging from a few feet deep to over my head. There's plenty of rock and feeding lanes for native cutthroat trout, and usually they'r...
Motorcycles and Fly Fishing on the St. Joe River

Combine Your Passions: Bikes and Fishing

Sometimes you just can't fit all the stuff you need to do into your allotted weekends. Drives a guy nuts. So in September my buddy Brian and I busted loose for a day of riding and fly fishing -- motorbikes up t...

Cave Skills: Your Go To Stomach Buster

Every man needs to be able to cook something solid and manly -- a go-to meal or slab of meat that’s more interesting than spaghetti but still easy enough that you can find the ingredients at most any grocer...
Kodiak Brown Bear and Coho Salmon Fishing

Fishing with the Bears

I'm standing in this bear's fishing spot. Several years ago -- too many, actually -- my unassuming next door neighbor turned out to be a wicked cool guy who went fishing with Kodiak brown bears every year. ...

Are You Whipped? Uh Oh, Here’s Your Way Out

Is this how you feel? If there was any hesitation in your mind when you read the title question, you’re whipped.* You might as well break out the handcuffs and hand the key to the chick who’s running your l...
Pumpkin Beaver Float Plane

7 Tips for Big Adventures: ‘Less Watch, More Do’

You've got to plan it out to get off the beaten path. If you want to get off your ass this year and actually do something significant, like kayak the San Juan Islands or drive dune buggies in the desert, yo...
At the top of He Devil in the Seven Devils mountain range.

Be the Rookie: How I Got Hooked on Backpacking

It started with a woman. At the top of He Devil (on my second backpacking trip). A smokin’ hot chick who wasn’t afraid of dirt, bugs, or peeing in the woods. When I met her, she and her brothers would ma...