At age 39, Nate Smead is a Vermont native passionate about fishing, hunting, and all things outdoors. Nate is an accomplished hardwater guru who loves to teach others his craft and spread the joy of ice fishing through his writings and videos. Nate is committed to preserving the outdoor culture in Vermont and New England for generations to come and dedicates his time to various local groups and activism initiatives. A promotional staff member of team Clam Powerstick, Nate competes in local and national ice fishing tournaments. In 2014, he placed 31st in the NAIFC National Championship on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota, and more recently took home the gold as the 2015 Champlain Valley Hardwater Tournament Series Champion on Lake Champlain in his native Vermont!