The northern cold has kept us all prisoners of our little cubes of warmth for the last two months. Forced dry air, no vitamin D, artificial light, shack nasties to say the least. Nothing fishy has inspired me to write. I am ashamed to say I have only tied one fly so far this winter. I need something inspiring to do!  It is time to escape into the wild outdoors of the Jackson Preserve on the Kinnickinnic River and suck up not only the warmth of a camp fire laced with buckthorn cut down this summer, but the warmth of the sun and high quality banter. There is much to talk about, so bring a beverage and a weenie to roast or maybe some fixin’s for s’mores. Snow shoes might be good for a walk down to the river or maybe a chair to rest in. Oh and maybe a hand saw, just in case:) Come one, come all!


BURN, BOND and Bask – Saturday January 17th, 12 noon to 4 pm,The Jackson Preserve on the Kinni.

Where: The Jackson Preserve on the Lower Kinni is located on County Road FF, which is the east-west road that parallels the lower Kinni on the South side. It is 3.4 miles west from the juncture with HWY 29 exiting the South side of River Falls. From the Twin Cities- Interstate 94 east; exit at Carmichael Road/Co Rd F and head south. Cross the lower Kinni and take your first left on Co. Rd. FF. Drive for about 2 miles. The preserve is marked by a kiosk, some limestone boulders and a red gate located between two fields. The kiosk location is on the North side of Co. Rd. FF.  This is way too many words for directions, it is easy to find.

This event is sponsored by the incredible people at the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust and the nice folks at Gray Goat Fly Fishing. We are real people committed to you and the outstanding resource we are so privileged to tread on during our time on earth.