Fly Fishing 101

Each week I get lots of questions….most all of them are good, usually the questions center around the simple parts of fly fishing; simple, that is, for someone who has been at it for 45 years. So, I have made a two part video series for the beginner. In the first video (Fly Fishing 101 […]

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The Passing of a Legend

I believe that we are shaped by those strong individuals who God has place around us; whether it be as a child or even as an adult. I have been a very lucky man…I was the son of an incredible gentleman, my father, Ivan Carmichael, who passed away this month (March) two years ago. I […]

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Welcome to 2020 from Bennet Spring State Park

Anytime you can fish is a good time to fish; in my case, after a broken leg back in October, followed by a wet winter…well, fly fishing for trout at Bennet Spring State Park is just what the doctor ordered! Vickie and I left Indiana early on Friday morning, March 13th for Missouri, Lebanon to […]

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Retirement

35 years of doing anything is a long time. I am quickly coming to the end of my teaching career; 35 years of teaching special needs students…the last 28 of which were in my current room. I am excited and a bit melancholy at the same time. Excited to be able to move on to […]

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Chocklett’s Polar Changer

Just recently my wife Vickie and I were in Charleston, SC for about a week. If you’ve never been to Charleston then please put it on your list of to-do’s; you won’t be sorry! While there I stopped by and visited with the guys at Flymen Fishing Company and bought a few flies from them…yes, […]

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Flymen Fishing Company

Welcome to 2020…wow that sounds a bit odd and makes me feel a bit old? Things here at FFWJ are going well and I am back on my feet…both of them! Thanks to all of you who have emailed, etc…and were concerned. I learned a little lesson with the cutting of wood and logs and […]

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