Ted Bell

Ted Bell and Northstar Canoes

After a seven-year hiatus, former flatwater and downriver canoe champion Ted Bell started building canoes again in 2014 for his Northstar Canoes, based in Princeton, Minnesota. “I’m super happy to be back building boats,” Bell, 61, said. “I’m doing what I love to do.” Bell sold his long-running Bell Canoe Works company to ORC in 2006, … Continue reading Ted Bell and Northstar Canoes

Tilley Paddler’s Hat: The Kayak Angler’s Hat

By Kyle McCann / Canoe & Kayak We’ve outlined the five biggest reasons the Tilley Paddler's Hat should rest atop your melon. Whether you like it or not, the right hat while kayak fishing can mean a world of difference in the success of your day. It may or may not help you catch the … Continue reading Tilley Paddler’s Hat: The Kayak Angler’s Hat

Fall Overnight Paddling Trip on the Little Miami River

Written by Dan S. / Great Miami Outfitters Photos by Krista S. The Little Miami River earned the distinction of becoming Ohio's first designated State Scenic River in April 1969. From its headwaters in Clark County, the Little Miami flows southwesterly for more than 100 miles, traversing five counties before arriving at its confluence with … Continue reading Fall Overnight Paddling Trip on the Little Miami River

Boundary Waters Trip Planning Resources

If you are planning a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota here are some resources that may come in handy. We love to discuss BWCAW and would like to share our knowledge. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us. Download Gear Checklist GETTING STARTED There are … Continue reading Boundary Waters Trip Planning Resources

Bloodvein river

Part 2: 21-Days on the Bloodvein River

Article and photos by Ben B. Part Two: Summing Up 21-Days in One Hour "Gracefully gliding by like a canoe on morning glass, we venture on into the thick of the winding water. We watch the past ten day in which we endured split and intertwine behind us. Making our way through the Canadian woods … Continue reading Part 2: 21-Days on the Bloodvein River

Bloodvein River

Part 1: 21-Days on the Bloodvein River

Article and photos by Ben B. Part One: How does one find themselves white water canoeing for three-weeks in the Northern woods of Canada? "Eye’s wide at four in the morning dawn. The river is flowing and the environment is peaceful. The sun rises, the coffee is hot, and my heart is full. I am … Continue reading Part 1: 21-Days on the Bloodvein River