“Before this equatorial coin, Ahab, not unobserved  by others, was now pausing.”                – Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Fishing, equipment and travel related to fishing and research consume both days and dollars, and only the most hell-bent adventurer proceeds when the penniless night descends. All too often I have been that man who travels without consideration for expense. Our motto is that we must reach the next bend in the river, to see what is there.

My success as a kayak tournament angler partly funds my work. On other occasions, I have received the generous assistance of scientists, anglers and librarians as I travel from museum to museum, library to archive, tournament to hotel. Bowfin Country is not an empty place, nor is it necessarily cruel.

A number of small, independent businesses have also supported  my endeavors. They supply clothing, lures and other assistance to my work, and I am forever grateful for their generosity. Please follow and patronize the following pages and companies who have helped me along my way: