A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to hang with our good friend, Erik Johnson to learn a bit more about his creative fly-tying process and what his summer's gonna look like.
Growing up in Illinois, I distinctly remember my grandma and grandpa loading up the IH pickup with fishing gear and their boat and heading to Minnesota for weeks of fishing every summer. The idea of that crosses through my mind every now and then while out fishing on local lakes.
Ten and Two Co. was born during conversations on the way to the river and on napkin sketches between beers and cheeseburgers in rural bars on the way home. As a business enterprise it is some sort of combination of side hustle, money sink, regional advocacy, and/or art project by a couple of fly fishermen, dads, designers/creatives, and friends named Phillip Clark and Brian Slater.