Fly Fishing Destinations around the World

January 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Fly Fishing
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A lawyer currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Kai Lassen serves as partner and corporate security attorney with Alpine Global Partners, Ltd., where he focuses on sourcing capital and corporate record keeping as well as structured finance and leverages banking. When he is not working in his roles as a lawyer and executive, John Kai Lassen enjoys fly fishing in Belize and Africa.

Fly fishing is one of the most exciting ways to catch fish, and it is a hobby that can be pursued all over the world. According to Sport Fishing Magazine, here are some of the top fly fishing destinations:

1) Alphonse Island, The Seychelles: Located in the Indian Ocean, Alphonse Island is about 1,000 miles off the eastern coast of Africa and features a luxury resort that caters to fly fishing enthusiasts. Fly fishers can expect to see an array of exotic fish, including the milkfish and the giant trevally.

2) Ascension Bay, Mexico: Approximately 100 miles south of Cancun, Ascension Bay offers a vastly different experience than the popular tourist city, featuring mangrove estuaries full of snook and tarpon. Most fishing resorts are open year-round.

3) Exmouth, Western Australia: One of the best locations for fly fishers in Australia, Exmouth offers stretches such as the Ningaloo Lagoon, where fishermen can find queenfish, giant parrotfish, bonefish, and more.

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Delaware Nature Society’s Annual Native Plant Sale

January 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

Delaware Nature Society

Delaware Nature Society
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In 2008, lawyer John Kai Lassen founded Rockwick Capital, LLC, where he holds the position of managing director and CEO. As a lawyer based in Delaware, Kai Lassen is actively involved in many community organizations. Among his community engagement activities, Attorney Lassen serves on the Delaware Nature Society’s conservancy committee.

Once a year, the Delaware Nature Society holds its Native Plant Sale at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Delaware. Staffed by volunteers, the sale offers over 300 varieties of common and unique plants indigenous to the area and appropriate for a mix of growing conditions. Many of the species available will be appealing to pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and birds, for those interested in creating a specialty garden.

Additionally, the Native Plant Sale will offer an assortment of plants from the Mt. Cuba Center, a nearby public garden and nature conservation center that focuses on growing native plants in their natural habitat.

Scheduled for May 5-8, the 2016 sale is open to members only on Thursday and Friday, while the general public can shop on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/NativePlantSale.

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