I had an itch to fish and I scratched it.
A self-proclaimed “Huck Finn wannabe,” Mark Vlaskamp has been paddling a canoe since he was a kid. After serving as YakGear’s marketing director for four years, he left the position at the beginning to 2016 to spend a significant part of the year on the road.
Although weather isn’t something we can control, we can track and predict it.
“Fishing connects me to the circle of life and death, the power of nature and adds unmeasured value to my food.”
When it comes to fishing, the majority of my personal experience is with a conventional rod, not fly fishing. However, hanging out with fly fishing aficionados like Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store has certainly sparked an interest in getting more involved with the fly fishing scene.
About an hour away from ACK headquarters, is the laid back college town, San Marcos, TX home of one of our stores and the beautiful San Marcos River. A balmy 72°, this stretch of water is home to Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass, Long-Nose Gar, Small Mouth Bass, and Guadalupe Bass (Texas’ state fish!).
As the person behind all the posts y’all see on our social media sites, I love having a direct link to ACK customers. Seeing how much fun y’all have with our gear has inspired quite a few travel plans 😉 Last week, I shared this sick video, “Monster Fishing on Shallow Florida Wrecks” and asked if any ACK fans had ever done something similar.
For the first time in 10 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is stocking the Guadalupe River with brown trout.This is exciting news for Texas anglers as brown trout are more of a challenge to catch than their counterparts, rainbow trout.