Kevin Callan’s Classic Camp Gear

Kevin hauling his camp gear

Maybe I shouldn’t have cleaned my gear shed. Finding a camp mug I’d used back in days of my high school “outers club,” or watching VHS tapes of past camping trips, really got me thinking. It’s obvious that things change. It’s a natural process. Heck, twenty years ago I had a mullet and wore John […]

A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin Park Excerpt

I have a new book out this Spring. It’s an update (third edition) to A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin Park. Lots of paddling route ideas for brook trout and lake trout angling. Here’s a sample chapter – one of my favourite paddle routes for trout angling Algonquin has to offer. It’s not easy – but […]

My Love Affair With the Prospector

The number one question I get is what’s the best canoe to fish from. You’d think the answer would be complicated. There’s dozens of makes and models, just like motorboats, tents, and RVs. But the choice is easy for me. It’s a prospector – hands down. My first canoe was found at the dump. It […]

Mr. Canoehead

My passion for canoeing began at the age of twelve. My father and I were at a remote fishing lodge in Ontario’s Algoma Highlands and spent a good part of the week trolling the main lake without much luck. The second-last day, we decided to borrow one of the lodge’s beat-up aluminum canoes and portaged […]