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Retirement number crunching with River King Dave Bureau

You meet people throughout life that you hope you end up like someday.  In my day job, I’ve been able to meet a lot of people over the years planning their financial futures.  They often want to know what money they need to save or if they have already saved enough to live the life […]

Andrej Krysov feature

Fly fishing is elevated in the work of Andrej Krysov

  “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.” Zane Grey Fishing can sometimes look like a foolish pursuit.  In the mind of many, it’s just drowning worms by the bank to pass the time, an excuse to day drink, or a honey-do list escape.  There is great […]

Carp Fsihing

Fly fishing, guiding, and nets for Carp with Andrew McCLellan

So many fly fisherman begin with panfish, master the basics, and then proceed to spend the following decades pursuing mostly trout and bass.  It’s only been in the past five or so years that interest in fly fishing for carp has developed.  Fly fishermen without local access to trout streams took to practicing sight fishing […]


From Fry to Angler: Bringing Together Family and Fishing Gear

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  Jane Goodall Take a moment and remember being a kid.  Before we became jaded by the real world and when the smallest of surprises would just make your week.  That element of surprise and accompanying joy […]

Fishing Gear

The love of fishing and art run deep in Erik Schmidt’s work

Who and what we love is deep. It’s a part of who we are. In a 20 year study done at Cornell University, it was found that experiences rather than things have a lasting impact. An enduring happiness that far outweighed the happiness found in purchasing stuff like homes and cars. Experiences and the stories […]

Bishop Gar on the Fly

Fishing for Gar on the Fly with Michael Bishop

This week I have the joy of stepping aside for a guest post about a topic gaining attention online pretty rapidly.  There a fewer fish species more despised than the Gar.  They are one of the most resilient creatures on earth, with fossils dating back to the Jurassic period onward.  So love them or hate […]


Nature is the subject and the medium at Scott Hirschi Fine Wood Burning

Fish are beautiful.  Even if you’ve only caught a handful in your life, you know that no two specimens are alike.  The scaling, colors, and spotting so unique, we anglers are just as anxious to snap a pic of our catch as get them to shore.  I’ve always thought of each one a distinct work […]

River Des Peres Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing the City: A sewer runs through it

“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes” – Marcel Proust   It’s a part of our human nature that we long for adventure.  Being a fisherman means you are first an explorer. This need for new experiences is really part of our DNA. Fishing travel provides just a multitude […]


Celebration Saturday: Fishing & Sobriety with Ian Wilson

“So let me get this straight, you spend all that time and money chasing after fish, only to throw them back? ”  It’s a question I’ve heard most of my life as others try to understand the appeal of fishing.  Often this line of questioning comes from folks who pay $75 to chase a little […]

Nature Family

Scout spots and hunt fossils to spend time with family in nature.

In Playing for Keeps by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner, they share a very important data point. We parents have less than 1,000  weeks from the time our kids are born until they move out of the house.  Fishing is one activity I’ve incorporated with both my sons over the years as a way to […]

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