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  1. I got mine from Amazon as I have a kindle Here is a link from Chapters/Indigo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/braving-it-a-father-a/9780307461254-item.html?ikwid=braving+it&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=c6c5506a8910aa08ba20e1a11dd783a6
  2. Newest Post is Up Its another book review - realize these are not my most popular posts but its my blog and I like to read lol This time around I review Braving It: A Father, a Daughter and an Unforgettable Journey into the Wild by James Campbell I really enjoyed this one and was surprised when Heimo Korth (if you know, you know) makes a visit https://www.northernjacks.com/post/book-review-braving-it Cheers and thanks for reading Andrew
  3. The group of guys I do the bulk of my fishing and paddling with are all friends of 30 plus years With that kind of knowledge it makes for some great rip fests in the boat or at camp Its actually one of my favorite parts of our trips - some of our best burns are now decades old Heres a humorous post capturing some of my faves https://www.northernjacks.com/post/the-joy-of-banter Cheers Andrew
  4. I would say Glenn Haffy in Caledonian/Mono area. Two stocked ponds but fairly big and at this time of year it shouldn’t be shoulder to shoulder. only downside is I am pretty sure next weekend is the last weekend of the season I took my daughter there when she was younger and we did well w bobbers Andrew
  5. It is definitely light and easy to pack. If she holds up I will be happy w the purchase I think. Talk is brewing about an adventure further into the park for spring trout so it will be a good test for endurance and kidney bugs! Andrew
  6. With a few trips planned this summer (and an early summer birthday) I got myself a light weight campign chair The chair is very small, light and easy to pack - my full review is up https://www.northernjacks.com/post/product-review-helinox-one-chair Overall I am happy but didn't give it the full send endorsement Thanks for checking it out Andrew
  7. No worries. Yeah I think home dehydrated food is the “new thing”. Dehydrators are relatively cheap, you control what your eating and the ore bought meals are not cheap Andrew
  8. Doug I know the guys made the meals themselves this time and by all accounts they were great. I have found that we are starting to gravitate towards easier meals for our trips as opposed to decadent. We just had a planning chat for our fly in next summer and a few of our more complicated meals got gassed for easier but hardy ones. Re no smoker ribs this time instead a good pre made chili Less time cooking and more time fishing and beers at the fore I guess lol Cheers Andrew
  9. Newest Post is Up Its another Algonquin report with a twist - I wasn't able to make it! Thankfully my brother (and the group) stepped up to the plate and pulled together a report They headed into Algonquin for 2 nights - Happy Ilse and Merchant Lake via the Opeongo shuttle All in all they had a great time, caught some fish, tried new gear - jealous I wasn't able to make it https://www.northernjacks.com/post/the-opeongo-shuffle Cheers Andrew
  10. Those are some nice musky Simon Thanks for sharing enjoyed that w coffee this am Cheers Andrew
  11. Awesome. Will give him a call for sure Thanks! Andrew
  12. As of today - all things willing we are doing a family trip in February in Costa Rica We are interested in doing a half or full day charter for 5 or 6 of us From what I can tell there are quite a few operators in the area (Riu Palace) but I figured I would ask here if: 1) Anyone has used an outfit they would recommend? 2) I think we want action as opposed to trying to track down a Marlin or some other "lucky if you see one" species - not sure how to broach that with an outfitter? does that mean inshore? Offshore and so on Cheers and many thanks! Andrew
  13. Sweet - glad it worked for you! Mine has been beat to crap this summer - the older I get (and maybe fatter) I seem to sweat out baseball hats quick lol. Still has some mojo to it as well
  14. One of my first posts about the 5 lures I would take on a fly in trip for walleye is still one of the most popular Newest post are the 5 lures I would take for pike on a fly in Typically our focus is on walleyes but over the years we have caught some great pike both on purpose and while fishing for walleye I wouldn't consider myself an evolved pike fisherman by any means - but these luresd have done me well but also really interested in hearing about others "go to" pike baits Here are my stalwarts https://www.northernjacks.com/post/my-top-5-pike-lures-for-northern-ontario Cheers Andrew
  15. BTW Chris. Great hat you are wearing in at least one of those shots!
  16. Awesome report! I know Chris had fond memories of Ana and high expectations so glad it was a great trip Cheers Andrew
  17. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed Andrew
  18. Thanks guys. Good tips Generally on this lake it seems the bigger smallies are quite deep and tougher to pattern. I spent the day last weekend fishing and weirdly found walleye in the middle of the day in my bass spots but no bass of any size. As the day went on and got hot was tough to pattern anything But I still love fishing later in the season lol will definitely break out the top waters next time I’m up Andrew
  19. It's been a busy summer and I was finally able to get out for the day in my kayak Fished a small cottage lake in Hali for bass with my brother For most of the day it seemed like 6 - 10 inch smallies were the only thing on the menu but in the end we upped the size https://www.northernjacks.com/post/dink-dink-dunk Cheers Andrew
  20. Our group does our fly ins every two years (although I think with kids getting older that may become annually soon) We do a pretty detailed planning process which i thought I would share https://www.northernjacks.com/post/diary-of-a-mad-fishing-trip-plan In the end we are going to a new lake with a familiar outfitter - Miniss Lake with Slate Falls Outposts Cheers Andrew Ryan Runge - owner of SFO with a Miniss Lake Pike
  21. Awesome - thanks Doug - enjoyed that! Andrew
  22. Thanks Doug That’s funny and I can see how you would guess that Adam is very thorough for sure cheers Andrew
  23. Newest Tales from Post is Up This time I had the pleasure of talking to Adam Dempsey - who many of you probably know from his contribution to this site over the years Alwasy quick to provide help and info about fishing trip lakes, outfitters and tactics he is a wealth of knowledge As the creator and manager of fishingoutposts.com he probably has done more research on Ontario fly in outposts than anyone I know https://www.northernjacks.com/post/tales-from-the-trip-junkie Cheers Andrew
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