That welcome back was meant for me. As of late I have been caught in the winter doldrums. There has been a void of blogging inspiration. I apologize.

Two fantastic outings have brought me back to life with a third just around the corner with Wisconsin’s Early Trout Season due to begin this Saturday morning.

First was a trip to Duluth to make a presentation to the Arrowhead Fly Fishers and then an overnight stay at Namebini owned by my good friends Carl and Cindy Haensel.

IMG_4587After a fun evening with the AHFF telling stories and making new friends, I was off for the Sucker River and a wonderful  outdoor adventure outpost at Namebini(click on the above link) Carl and Cindy have a beautiful piece of property just to the North of Duluth complete with numerous lodging options and the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Above is one of the gigantic White Pines estimated to be hundreds of years old. On Wednesday Carl and I snow shoed down the frozen Sucker River and I finally got the grand tour. There was the solar powered remote guest cabin and the historical logging camp. There is an extensive trail systems through the property and modern compostable outhouses along the way. Namebini’s trails also hook up to the Extensive Superior hiking trail system. You can fly fish for brook trout,  canoe a host of rivers, hike the trails or just stay at the clean comfortable accommodations while you take day trips exploring the North Shore. What a beautiful place. A few more pictures.

Remote river cabin

Remote river cabin


I feel at home every time the truck heads North. The big lake, The evergreens, the woods and the water. It was a treat to see a new part of it at Namebini. You should too. Thanks Carl and Cindy.