Adipose Outfitters – Michigan

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Brian Kozminski: True North Trout
Ethan Winchester: Boyne Outfitters

 


Brian Kozminski: True North Trout

“Adipose has been top notch in performance and customer service from day one. This boat is perfectly designed for northern Michigan rivers and helps me perform difficult maneuvers with ease. Tracks well and has plenty of storage with a well thought out, performance fishing drift boat.”

TELL US YOUR STORY…

Who got you into fishing and how long have you been fishing?

Fly fishing began at age 9, with dad and gramps at a trout pond, from that day on, I had to tie the perfect pellet fly, thankfully, technique and fly patterns graduated to tempt smarter wild trout in cold rivers of Michigan.

Where is your 4th favorite place to fish? (we definitely know you’re not giving up your top 3)

All of Northern Michigan is a playground for trout and warm water species, recently getting into the smallmouth and carp on the flats has been exhilarating. Fourth favorite water would have to be all the knee deep skinny water we brook trout fans love to explore, they are call ‘No Name creek’ and ‘Nunya creek’. Come on up, I’ll show you…..

If you could take any one person fishing, who would it be?

I would love to spend an afternoon hearing stories from Craig Matthews (Blue Ribbon Flies)- formerly west Michigan Native- and Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia), their collective experience and dedication to river, resources, and conservation would make for a great day on any river.

What haven’t you accomplished that you still aspire to do in your lifetime?

To catch a Grayling, most likely in Alaska and chase huge brown in South America, on the bucket list.

What would be your day job if you weren’t currently doing what you’re doing?

If I wasn’t teaching people about rivers and casting, bugs, flies, habitat improvement, conservation….
I would hope to still be connected to the outdoors as a Photographer for National Geographic, traveling remote reaches of the planet.

Trout Bum of the Week LVII: Brian Kozminski

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Ethan Winchester: Boyne Outfitters

“Adipose makes the best boats – bar none.  The thought and ‘fishability’ designed into these crafts places them above the rest.  The crew at Adipose are great group of people who live-&-breathe their boats, fly fishing, and top-notch customer service.”

TELL US YOUR STORY…

Who got you into fishing and how long have you been fishing?

I’ve been fishing nearly my entire life.  I started fishing at 2 years old with a Mickey Mouse rod on the end of the dock at our cottage.  I started fly fishing and tying at 12… the rest is history.

Where is your 4th favorite place to fish? (we definitely know you’re not giving up your top 3)

Although I’ve had the pleasure to fish everything from the mountains in Montana, the drainages of Bristol Bay, and the flats in the Caribbean, Northern Michigan offers some of the most diverse and phenomenal fly fishing opportunities in the world – that’s why I call it home.

If you could take any one person fishing, who would it be?

Everett Kircher.  He is the man responsible for my life, let alone the Boyne Resorts empire.  I’d love to spend a day on the river with the man whose legacy provides a purpose for my day-to-day responsibilities.

What haven’t you accomplished that you still aspire to do in your lifetime?

The continuation of the Boyne Outfitters brand throughout Boyne Resorts.  Be it through fly fishing and wingshooting, there is still a lot to be done.

What would be your day job if you weren’t currently doing what you’re doing?

Although land management is already part of my job, fly fishing is still the key component.  If I were to leave the fly fishing industry, I would continue in land management, particularly wildlife land management for upland game.