Welcome to The Classic Outdoorsman!
I’m so glad you are here! This is a place where you will discover new ways to experience the outdoors and hopefully learn a thing or two. The Classic Outdoorsman exists because I have always enjoyed hearing fishing stories from my Grandfather and Dad. I hope to try and keep some outdoor traditions alive here. A lot of fishing lures, rods, reels, and creels have been hung up for decoration or retired for the latest advances in the sport and tackle. I hope to inspire you to take your vintage classic gear off the shelves and put them back into service where they belong. If they caught fish then, they can catch fish now. Enjoy your time with The Classic Outdoorsman, tell your friends and visit often.
A little about myself: I am a New Jersey native that has grown up enjoying the outdoors. I currently live in Central Jersey with my wife and our three boys.I have fished, camped and hiked most of my life. I was stationed in Miami with the U.S. Coast Guard for three years and spent much of my time seeking out Peacock bass in small canals and ponds on the side of the road (if you have ever fished in South Florida you know what I am talking about!). Most of my experience has been bass fishing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I have done a significant amount of camping growing up as a Boy Scout, car camping with my family and some hiking too. My most memorable trip was up Chimney Mountain in the Adirondacks; there is nothing like spelunking at the top of Chimney Mountain in August and seeing ice and snow underground. The newest skills I am trying to hone in on are fly fishing and canoeing. I’m sure we will both learn something along the way.