Who would have thought I would be so busy after moving to Michigan? Turns out, its kind of tough being a fishing writer/editor when you don’t have a job that offers insane amounts of free time and an internet connection. I tried to keep doing all of the stuff I’ve been doing the last couple years, but it just turned into too much. So after some heavy thinking, I decided it was time to cut some stuff out.
Earlier this month, I resigned from my position at MidCurrent.com. It was a great gig, and I will always be thankful for the opportunities and experiences that came with it. More importantly, I’m grateful for getting to meet and become friends with a lot of really great people within the fly fishing industry. From sitting around talking about knots with Lefty Kreh, to fishing a tiny Vermont brookie stream with Tom Rosenbauer, I got paid to experience a lot of really cool stuff.
Another great thing about the MidCurrent gig was working for Marshall Cutchin. Marshall has to be the hardest working person in the fly fishing industry, and one of the smartest. I learned a ton from him and have the utmost respect for what he has been able to accomplish.
Yeah, I’ll have some regrets later, but I’ve got a couple things in the works that could be equally as rewarding if I put all I’ve got into them.
I accepted a volunteer position with my local chapter of Trout Unlimited. I’ll be their representative at the Michigan State Trout Unlimited meetings, plus a couple other odds and ends. I’m really looking forward to it, as this is exactly the type of gig I had in mind when I chose my college major. Who goes to college to volunteer? I guess me.
And oh yeah, I fished for redfish last month in Louisiana.
Best door card ever?
Not exactly prime time to go down there, but we put a few in the boat.
I realized I forgot to pack a long sleeve t-shirt at the airport and all the gift shop had was Tigers stuff [yankee fan].
and a couple more shots of the best damn redfish guide in the state of Louisiana, Gregg Arnold.