About Us

Carl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer and fishing guide. He has guided and taught fly fishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on fly fishing 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 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 Thomason is a conservation biologist and photographer that focuses on GIS mapping, website design and consulting. 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. Together with Carl she manages the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo and writes and shoots photography for a wide variety of publications including Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and the Pennsylvania Angler & Boater magazine.

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.  What does Namebini Mean?

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