First off, thanks for visiting our blog. My name is Grahm Selm, and I am one of the writers for Grindstone Sabbatical. This blog is very important to me because the outdoors is a huge part of my life. My family and faith are the most important, but I still focus much of my time on things like tenkara, fly fishing, hiking, camping, paddling, and much more. I work in public service that involves the outdoors in the Midwest. Fly fishing, including tenkara, is what saturates a lot of my thoughts and time. Self teaching and learning on my own is mostly how I have developed into the fisherman that I am today. Reading blogs, watching videos, and practicing is how I have developed my skills. I have taken a few casting and tying lessons from a good friend that has probably forgot more about fly fishing than I will ever know. I intend to broaden my horizons by starting some new ventures like climbing and backpacking. My goal for Grindstone Sabbatical is to be a place where readers can gain education and entertainment from our blog. I hope you enjoy.