About Us

Starrigavan PinkCarl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer and fishing guide. He has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on flyfishing techniques, tips, flies and locations as well as children’s educational literature. From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing based in Eden Prairie, MN. From 2001 until 2007 he served as a regional manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission. There he managed education, programming, and aquatic resource issues for an area encompassing over five million people, including the City of Philadelphia. He has fished extensively throughout North America and the Caribbean and his outdoor photographs have been widely published. He is also an educational consultant and enjoys secondary and post-secondary teaching.  Together with Jade Czaia Thomason they manage the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo on behalf of Minnesota Trout Unlimited.  Carl serves as the Northern Minnesota Vice Chair for Trout Unlimited and is the Editor of the Minnesota TU publication Trout Unlimited Minnesota.

Jade Czaia Thomason is a conservation biologist and photographer that focuses on sustainable land use, management and farming. She has worked on forest ecology research teams in Washington for North Cascades National Park and in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska for the US Forest Service. A University of Minnesota graduate, her background includes wildlife biology, forest ecology research, GIS, and vegetation assessment and management. She is designing and implementing land use plans for Namebini that emphasize lessening and removing the impacts to our native flora and fauna. She is passionate about sustainably providing food and products to the public by utilizing the forest and other natural systems.

Namebini Over Time

Namebini has been a Northern Minnesota business since 2007.  Beginning then we have offered guided flyfishing, lodging, and a variety of other services from our property along the Sucker River.  In 2015 we changed our offerings and no longer regularly offer lodging and rental options at this time.  We are excited to announce that we have expanded some of our land holdings in other areas and will now offer a wider variety of farm and forest products in addition to continuing with guiding, writing, photography and much more. What does Namebini Mean?

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