Hello from Black Earth

Meet the crew

Kyle Zempel

Owner, Guide, Pro Photographer

A bit about Kyle:

Kyle was introduced to the sport of fishing at a very young age by his grandfathers on the numerous lakes Northern Wisconsin. He was educated on Southwest Colorado's rushing waters, having the unique opportunity to live on the Animas River for numerous summers. Taking the unyielding passion developed in the Rockies, he returned to Packer Country to guide its diversified bodies of water. Kyle has become known for his guiding and photography on the water, which has appeared in The Flyfish Journal, The Drake, Eastern Fly Fishing, Hatch.com, aTightLoop.com, and Midcurrent.com.

View Kyle’s photography site: kylezphotography.com

Ben Lubchansky

Cuisine Specialist, Fly Designer, Guide

A bit about Ben

Ben is a passionate person. Native to the East Coast he's more than happy to share his opinions on a broad spectrum of topics with you.  A professional cook since the age of 18, he also holds degrees in Geology and Agro-Ecology and enjoys learning bird language and tracking in addition to hunting and fishing.  He is honored to call the Wisconsin River valley home.