Hi there! My name is Dale. I live with my better half and beloved wife, Aline, in Central Chicago. In early 2016, I fathered a healthy and young boy named Elijah. Like his dad, he shows signs of a true fisherman at an early age – and oh boy, am I proud.
Besides my kid, fishing is one of my biggest passions in life. As a young boy, I’d jump around on stones at the shore hunting for small fish and crabs with my minnow net for hours on end. Nothing could stop me from seeking the ocean. Fishing is a skill my dad taught me as a kid and it is something I intend on bringing on to my kid as well.
At age 20, I moved from my small hometown Creston with around 600 odd citizens to a relatively bigger city – Chicago. I’ve been a part of several fishing clubs in the area throughout the years and have picked up tons of experience along the way.
I’m a total tackle fanatic. I can’t help but check out every new piece of tackle and if you don’t know what to give me for Christmas, just go with something fishing and I’m a happy man. Simples. My huge passion for fishing and tackle is the main reason as to why I’ve created Fishing Refined. I love writing, researching and sharing my knowledge. That’s what I do on here.