If you’re reading this, you must have found this site and wondered to yourself “What in the hell is the 8wt Fiasco?” While “The 8wt Fiasco” is a tale that I’ve yet to tell, The 8wt Fiasco is also the name of my blog that you’ve discovered. It is my outlet to write about my thoughts and experiences in the outdoors, and to share them with you the reader.
As you’ll see in future posts, I have many hobbies and interests that include the outdoors. From duck hunting the rivers of northern Indiana to walleye fishing from a 1972 StarCraft Super Sport boat that used to belong to my late grandfather Skip, there will be lots of tales to tell. We’ll backpack the trails of northern Michigan and kayak the saltwater marshes of Florida. We’ll also make plenty of time for the simple things in life such as a campfire in the backyard or casting top water flies to farm pond bluegills. I’ll also be sure to toss in the occasional gear review, fictional short story and how to articles as well.
Along with my own writings, I plan to share a lot of content from the vast amount of material one can find on the world wide web that I personally find entertaining, educational or both. Let’s explore it all and leave no proverbial stone unturned, shall we?
Outdoor culture is something I find fascinating and intriguing, yet mind boggling and intimidating at the same time. From my vantage point, it appears to be a never ending lesson in a world that is full of grace, beauty, success, defeat and often times humiliation. There are so many ups, downs, ins and outs that when everything does come together just right it as you set the hook on a monster pike or send a homemade cedar arrow through a whitetail deer, well it can be downright magical and a hell of a good time. Whether it’s watching a trout sip a dry fly off the surface of an upper Michigan stream, feeling the pull of a hooked steelhead as she makes a final desperate run or simply watching the sun rise as you hear that first turkey gobble of the morning…well…I am in love with it all. Since I feel so strongly about it, my desire to learn more about the outdoors and share what I learn with others is only natural. I hope you’ll enjoy The 8wt Fiasco and who knows, maybe we’ll meet up on the water, in the forest or along the trail someday. I certainly hope so.