Obsession of an Editorial Cartoonist: Fly Fishing

[Jack Ohman] grew up fishing for bluegills in Lake Johanna, slinging Texas rigs for bass on Mille Lacs and drifting for walleyes in his father’s 12-foot “car-topper,’’ a vintage boat he still keeps. High school friends coaxed him to the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls, Wis., and he evolved into a fly fishing junkie of the highest order.

Fear of Fly Fishing, second edition available September 2018

Editorial cartoonists can’t think politics 24/7, they’ll go bonkers (and they’re close enough to that line already).

For Jack Ohman:

He has fished extensively and obsessively in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and California while following a newspaper career from the Columbus Dispatch to the Detroit Free Press to the Oregonian in Portland and, now, the Sacramento Bee.


But it all began in Minnesota, and that’s where we go for this Star Tribune article about Jack’s fly fishing hobby which has inspired his creative side to write and cartoon about something other than government policy and politicians.


A couple other of Jack’s Fly Fishing books: