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Calling all fishing folks!

Especially you die-hard Muskie Hunters! We’re in the process of “landing” the everything-you-want-to-know book about America’s most legendary sport fish.

It’s estimated that there are somewhere in the neighborhood of over 800,000 active Muskie fisher-folks angling in the U.S. and Canada. In fact it’s one of the fastest-growing outdoor sport these days.

This coffee table book will cover many facets of one of North America's most elusive gamefish. From the history and the lore, to unique new products and breathtaking photography. This book will be the ultimate conversation starter in your living room for anglers of all species.

If we want to make this project a reality, we need your help! Here's a breakdown of a the various pledge levels available, should you choose to support our efforts.

The prizes vary from package to package, but each level will receive a first edition copy of the book.

 

Now here's a little bit about the team behind the "Muskie!" book:

For well over three years, Bernie Barringer, Bill Lindner, and Chip Borkenhagen have been writing, photographing, and designing a large-format “coffee table” book entitled “Muskie!” Sounds simple. But in actuality, a book of this scope has been a tremendous labor of love.

Bernie Barringer

Bernie has been an award-winning outdoor sports writer for over 30 years. He has authored over 1000 feature articles and numerous columns in 30 national magazines. He is the author of 13 outdoor books. Bernie began the Fishing Atlas Company back in 1993, one of the first of its kind. He started the Iowa Walleye Tournament, which later grew into the Grand National Walleye Cup. Bernie has been associated with in marketing partnerships and sponsored by some of the largest hunting and fishing companies in North America.

Bill Lindner

Bill couldn’t help but spend his formative years in fishing boats across the country. His dad and uncle were the founders and publishers of In-Fisherman Magazine and all of its spin-off products and marketing. Early on, Bill discovered his passion for documenting all things sport fishing. He became known nationally and internationally as the “go to guy” for amazing fish and fishing photography and video production. Bill has been inducted into the National Fishing Hall of Fame for his superb pictorial work. His photos have been featured in almost all fishing magazines. His video work is considered some of the best portrayal of this exciting and growing sport.

Chip Borkenhagen

Chip has been a visual artist and graphic designer for over 45 years. He has worked for a number of metropolitan ad agencies, began, nurtured and sold his own award-winning studios and agencies, and published the Lake Country Journal Magazine. His new publishing company – Riverplace Press– has already worked with authors in publishing over 30 new titles.

The three of these individuals (and Al Lindner –world famous freshwater fisherman and publisher, and TV personality –writing the introduction) have aligned to create the perfect storm of producing what is certain to be another award-winning, stunningly beautiful, and up to the minute info-packed coffee-table book on this amazing fish.

These three will be pulling together the final details of photography, charts and graphs, DNR info, text and production in summer-2017. You will note that the "text" of the sample book design in the video is "greeked" text - place-hoder text - until the final up-to-date text is completed. Final fall photos and info update will be produced in early fall. The book will go on press and be available by November, 2017, making this a perfect, awesome gift for the Muskie fisherperson.

Here you will be learning the true historical documentation of the Muskie, many incredible fishing stories, up to date fishing techniques, secrets, DNR studies, maps, graphs, and Bill’s sometimes-unbelievable photography.

Risks and challenges

Being as we have been working on this book for going on 4 years, we have already conquered most of the challenges of this project. And, being as all of us are top-gun professionals in our individual fields, it's not as though we're new to the publishing world.

One thing we do promise; we will keep our supporters posted on an ongoing basis so there is no guessing as to how the project is coming.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    The "Muskie!" Book

    You will receive the "Muskie!" book.

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    Bonus Bucktail!

    At this level, you will receive the Muskie! book, along with a custom color Jr. Double Cowgirl from Musky Mayhem. The unique color will be selected by our in-house group of musky heads.

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    Al Lindner Signature!

    At this pledge level, you will receive a Muskie! book signed by Al Lindner.

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    • Al Lindner's Signature
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    Bonus Musky Print!

    At this level, you will receive the Muskie! book along with a limited edition, signed, matted and framed musky print from Stuart Nelson titled "Moment of Truth".

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    • Signed, matted and framed musky print from Stuart Nelson
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    Retailers Pledge

    Want to sell our book at your retailer? This is the package for you. You'll receive 10 Muskie! books at our special retail price.

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    Bonus Musky Rod!

    At this level, you will receive the Muskie! book along with a St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky Rod, one of their most popular series.

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    • The "Muskie!" Book
    • St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky Rod
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    Bonus Guides Musky Trip!

    At this level, you will receive the Muskie! book, along with a 1-day guided musky trip with one of the top musky guides in the Upper Midwest.

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    Bonus Framed Photo!

    At this level, you will receive a framed and signed photo from Bill Lindner's incredibly impressive archive of musky shots.

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