(This is the third show in a short series focused around Eagle Bluff and Fillmore County in SE Minnesota. To hear about Eagle Bluff Outdoor Environmental Learning Center Click Here. To hear our show about the MN Driftless Hiking Trail project Click Here. Thanks for listening!)
On this episode of "Rhymes With..." we feature Alayna Sobieniak and Lance Prado - owners and operators of the Root River Rod Company in Lanesboro, MN. (Alayna also works at Eagle Bluff in their outdoor pre-school program!).
The story of the Root River Rod Co starts where any good fly shop starts - with the founder and past owner Steve Sobieniak (Alayna's Dad). We tell Steve's story on this show, partly as a memorial to a really kind and fun fisherman and a world class split bamboo rod builder. An aggressive form of cancer took Steve to the great streams of the beyond in September of 2022, but his family is carrying on his legacy.
Alayna, Lance, and baby Finn (held in the pic above by Adelyn) joined us to record this show on site at Eagle Bluff in the late winter of 2023. Their young family is continuing on the legacy and community that Steve built through Root River Rod Co by continuing to offer a fantastic selection of fly fishing gear, tying supplies, guiding and float services, and bamboo rod specialties.
Find them on Parkway Avenue North in downtown Lanesboro - just across from Pedal Pushers and the High Court Pub - and tell them we sent you!
Root River Rod Co - https://rootriverrodco.com/
RRRCo also has a great YouTube Channel - check it out here!
"Rhymes With Decorah" is a companion project of Inspire(d) Media.
Original music heard in this podcast performed and recorded by Nick Zielinski of Decorah. Find him on Instagram, Patreon, TikTok and more @indicative_of_drumming
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