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While my fish-blog pal Simon is trying to keep busy and pass the winter hours away tying those fantastic flies of his, I wasted spent an hour of my own surfing the web to take a break for work and enjoy, albeit virtually, with some of my hobbies, mainly fishing and off-road.

I came across a few interesting things, and one thing in particular that kind of combined both hobbies… the Wilcraft.

I was surprised I hadn’t seen anything about this before. It seems to me this is the ultimate ice-fisherman status symbol. And as you might have guessed, it’s from Minnesota, because lakes and ice are abundant.



If you’ve got about $10 grand, and a place to… dock? park? this craft you can show up on the ice next season to impress (or scare) the crap out of your fishing buddies.

Check out this video (…you think we can get them to change the music?)

Hey Simon, perhaps you can get one customized with a fly tying station!

I wanted to share this story with everyone visiting my blog. I think it is a perfect example (at least for me) of one of the great components that characterize fishing, or any activity where you need to use both your hands AND your head.

The following brief story was shared with me by someone who for me has always had a great head on his shoulders and was, and is, a role model for me in many ways.


American Ingenuity and 100 MPH Tape

With a little duct tape (or a lot), and some one who knows how to use the most widely renowned product for improvising…… anything is possible.

During a “fly-in” fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the charter pilot and his fishermen left, by accident, a cooler with sandwiches, cookies and bait in the plane.  No surprise (as there are more bears in N Minnesota, Canada and Alaska than there are people)  ……. a bear smelled it.  Well……. You all are outdoor people,  so you know what to expect from the cuddly little black bear!!!   Check it out……… This is what he did to the plane in less than 4 hours.

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