Author Archives: Daniel Mooers

About Daniel Mooers

Daniel is an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about fishing and, in particular, fly fishing. He has fished some of the best waters in over a dozen locations in Canada and the U.S. including British Columbia, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. He has also worked as a fly fishing guide and written about fishing for several news outlets. When not fishing he likes backpacking through northern Minnesota.

Saltwater Fly Reel Buying Guide: Must-Have Features and 5 Top Values

Watching line tear through the water with blazing speed can help prove whether or not a fly reel is worth the investment. For saltwater fly fishermen, it takes even less time to find out the value. Big fish and fast runs test the mechanical parts and the salty air and water test the seals and finish. Quality is king when it comes to choosing any saltwater fishing equipment. They have to be able to perform under demanding conditions. Saltwater fly… Read More »

Top 10 Bass Destinations in America and How to Fish Them

Bass fishing is an American pastime that rivals the likes of baseball and NFL football. Starting in the spring and stretching into the late fall – and even into winter– people can head to the lake and you’ll find numerous anglers in search of some of the best fighting freshwater fish in the world. The challenge of learning their tendencies and the battle that they provide when hooked keeps people coming back time after time. Yes, bass fishing is downright… Read More »

How to Fish Our Waters in a More Sustainable Way

Too much of a good thing can make something negative. People have to be careful not to overindulge and take advantage of something they deem to be positive. This principle directly applies to life in the outdoors. Avid outdoorsmen all have stories about a favorite location that was trashed by tourists or ruined due to a lack of care. This is not only frustrating for others who would like to visit the area, but it also is a sign of… Read More »

The Beauty of the Black Hills: Water for Every Type of Angler

The Black Hills in South Dakota is the gateway to the West. In a matter of 40 miles, South Dakota turns from flat farmland into a gorgeous terrain filled with 7,000-foot peaks and crystal clear streams. This 1.2 million-acre expanse provides space for all sorts of outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking to fishing. While the climate in the Hills is arid and water isn’t always easy to find, there are numerous lakes and streams filled with fish waiting to… Read More »