Fishing Feathers


From pheasant feathers to snake skin, Jon Steblay’s custom built fishing rods sometimes end up on the wall of a customer as a work of art not a fishing rod that bounces around the boat.

An avid angler since the age of 4, Steblay grew up in New York Mills surrounded by lakes. According to Steblay’s website, he fished more than anyone in his family wanted him to. Into adulthood, he fished Lakes Superior and Michigan, Canadian, Alaskan and Pacific waters.

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Steve Kohls
I started my career in photography after graduation from Moorhead State College with photography positions at the Daily News in Wahpeton, ND. , Country Echo in Pequot Lakes, The Journal in New Ulm and settling at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1975. I have been teaching fine art black and white and color photography at Central Lakes College for the past 15 years. Currently I have been teaching Underwater Photography for Central Lakes College and the Minnesota School of Diving for the past 7 years. From May to November you can find me at the Mineland Recreation Area either scuba diving and photographing the fish or enjoying the beauty of our area’s newest lakes.
(218) 855-5870