The picture above is Carol Filkins fishing for Salmon on the St Joe River.

A lot of men ask me how my wife got interested in going fly fishing. Some of her male friends in graduate school like to fly fish so we started going various places. Carol was tired of being left behind so she went with us and had a lot of fun with her friends and fishing. But one of the keys to getting anybody involved in the sport is learning what part of fly fishing is most interesting to them. For example, one of Carol's favorite parts of fly fishing is exploring the stream that we are fishing. She grew up playing the stream behind her home and was fascinated with all the different things she found. The likes the environment of the sport, she enjoys fighting and landing fish, and most of all, she loves being with me!


























Welcome! What is Wellness Endeavors Inc.? It is the company that my wife started in 1985. In 1997 I retired from being a full-time Marriage and Family therapist (not enough time for family or fishing) and evolved WE Inc. into a counseling and outdoor guiding business.

When I am 95 years old and I am looking back on my life I will not have wished that I would have worked more. Spending time with family and friends is a prioity and work got in the way. I spent time working with Dave Mueller on a carreer transition plan and now I am doing what I love to do!

I offer local trips in Indiana and I host yearly trips to Argentina, Ascension Bay, and New Brunswick. My wife, Carol, continues to do telephonic coaching and Laughter and Stress Reduction presentations. You can read about her activites by looking at her pages in this site.

Look through the information and contact us at WEINC contact or telephone me at 317-257-7809 if I can be of service.

Derrick Filkins
Counselor & Flyfishing Guide

Wellness Endeavors Inc.