"#99 Excuses to Fish"

An eBook field guide.

Order the eBook:   $6

"Now when people ask me, 'Have you been fishing lately?' I can actually say yes!"

––Angler who's still out fishing right now

"Why not an even 100? Are you a quitter?" 


––7th grade bully

"As a form of bibliomancy, this book just works. Every day it tells me I will soon be fishing, I end up fishing that day!  Incredible!"


––Fly Fishing Witch Doctor

"I tried every excuse, first thing at daybreak, and every time it got me out on the water."

––Someone catching more fish than you

#99 Excuses to Fish" ––A field guide to get you on the water.

Bright and early, way before the sun starts to show in the sky, you have to be on the water.


There's always a little hesitation though. That little voice in your head that makes you question whether to go or not. Should you just hit the snooze button and catch a few more hours of sleep? Will you regret that decision all day long? Will you regret going?


Fishing can change your life if you work at it, but you have to work at it. As they say, happiness is hard work. It takes time to learn the nuances of your fishing spot, filter through the lures that don't work, to pattern the fish behavior long enough to see a few trends. It helps to have a guide. #99 Excuses to Fish is a field guide designed to get you on the water.  

The next time you wake up rubbing the sleep out of your eyes, hesitating over what to do next, choose to fish. Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing. No excuses. 

Order the eBook:   $6

The Daily Newsletter Lives On!

What gets you out of bed?

I want to fish more, but sometimes my bed sucks me in.

The right excuse helps, and sometimes that's all it takes. Then I have to go.

An Excuse to Fish is a new daily newsletter​ designed to get more people on the water––every day. It shows up bright and early, at 5am, every morning, so you have a reason to wake up, string up a rod, and go fishing. 

Why 5am?

Every time I wake up with the sun, my day feels huge.

I always feel happier, I get more accomplished, and I feel more satisfied when I lay my head back down at night. It's also the perfect time to get up and head to the river, the lake, or the ocean––check the tides first though. 

Who am I? 

I'm the author of the book, Kayak Fly Fishing: Everything you need to know to catch fish. I've also been on the editorial staff of both Field & Stream and Outdoor Life; I'm the former web editor of Kayak Angler Magazine; and I've written for other titles such as Kayak Fish, The Fly Fish Journal, and Bassin' Magazine.

I've fished across North America, sleeping in my truck bed, learning from the best anglers in the sport. I love to fish. 

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