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(The other Dan Brown)

Da Fishi Code

By Dan Brown
In Select Stores and Libraries!

About the Book

Newspaper columnist and humorist, Dan Brown, treats every adventure as a story just waiting to be written. Whether it’s an essay on how best to lose a trophy brown trout through sheer oversight and stupidity, buying a used car from a guy with the middle name, "Wayne," who he suspects might be a serial killer, or why the word of any accomplished angler simply cannot be trusted, Brown looks at life’s adventures with humor and mirth. There are just enough serious and contemplative pieces sprinkled throughout this collection as well, with recollections of memorable days on the water and afield - a boy’s first pheasant hunt, seeking redemption on the famed Namekagon River, the existentialism and grace that can be achieved through fly-fishing, or thoughts on a small, Walden-esque cabin in the woods. Da Fishi Code is a collection of brief essays that will take the reader along on Brown’s fishing, hunting and life experiences, and they are sure to make you laugh and smile along the way.

About the author

Dan Brown is an active outdoorsman who resides along the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Minnesota with his wife, Su, and younger son, Augie (17). Their eldest son, Anders (21), attends UMD and lives in Duluth, MN. Dan has been a trout fishing guide since 1999 and a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International since 2008. Despite his deep and abiding love for fly-fishing, he is not above utilizing conventional tackle and live bait (plugs and minnows and worms, oh my!) to fool muskies, walleyes, bluegills and crappies. During the fall months, Dan can be found tromping through the woods with his sons chasing small game, grouse and deer. Dan is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, writing pieces since 2002 for newspapers, magazines and books. He has also made television appearances on Minnesota Bound (KARE11), Backroads with Ron & Raven (ESPN2), Cook What You Catch with Randy Meier, as well as KSTP 5 Twin Cities Eyewitness News Morning Show.


"This thing called fishing is actually more of a disease than a pastoral pastime. You have to have it to recognize the symptoms. For that reason, I know Dan Brown has a serious case of the sickness. Consider his book title:  Da Fishi Code. No more proof needed. Hence, dear reader, you are headed for a collection of angling experiences that have floated about in Dan Brown’s piscatorial mind, which—and I’m no doctor—undoubtedly means he practices fish, eat, sleep, repeat as a way of life. The result is a book of pleasant fishi tales from which there is no cure. Of this I know."

- Ron Schara, creator and executive producer of Ron Schara Productions and the Minnesota Bound television series, and author of Ron Schara's Minnesota Fishing Guide

We are almost through our 3rd printing!
Thank you, Readers!

This is a terrific book for fellow Minnesotans and anybody else who calls the Midwest home.

Seventy-five shorts perfect for traveling and weekends at the cabin.

If you enjoy reading a book that brings about smiles and laughter, Da Fishi Code is a keeper! 

Order your copy today!


Look for Da Fishi Code at the following retail locations. This list continues to grow, so check back soon for more stores and locations. Thank you, retailers!

Kowalski's Market - all 11 Twin Cities locations
General Store of Minnetonka, Minnetonka, MN
Tobie's Restaurant and Bakery, Hinckley, MN
Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, MN
With August! Gift Shop, Taylors Falls, MN 
Marine General Store, Marine on St. Croix
Eichten's Market, Center City, MN 
Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN
Smith + Trade Mercantile, Stillwater, MN

Tangens, St. Croix Falls, WI
Root River Rod Company, Lanesboro, MN
The Fly Angler, Blaine, MN
Driftless Fly Fishing Company, Preston, MN
Sven's, Chisago City, MN
Gustaf's Up North Gallery, Lindstrom, MN

Northwoods Roasterie, Lindstrom, MN
Coffee Talk, Taylors Falls, MN
Hayward Fly Fishing Company, Hayward, WI
Chisago County History Center & Gift Shop, Lindstrom, MN
Picket Fence Gals, Lindstrom, MN
Polk Co Information Center & Gift Shop, St. Croix Falls, WI
Lake Country Booksellers, White Bear Lake, MN
MN Bound Cabin, 2023 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN

Da Fishi Code can now be checked out from the following Polk County (WI) libraries...
St. Croix Falls, Frederic, Dresser, Amery ,Clear Lake & Centuria
or visit the MORE website to reserve your copy


Four libraries in the East Central Regional Library (MN) system. Reserve your copy online!


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