Burnin Eights is the collaboration of three high school friends, all who thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and producing quality video. With the goal to share their on camera successes and failures with others, they set out to film and put together collections of short videos with new and creative views. They wanted to keep it raw and immerse the viewer into the video.


Jake Tappe


He doesn't quit. His huge drive for big game and toothy beasts has netted him some extremely note worthy trophies. His passion for hunting runs deep, whether it be for whitetail deer, bear or turkeys. Following in his dad's footsteps since the age of 5, he learned everything he knows about the outdoors and hunting from him. Adding to this,  his love for fishing is ever present, no matter if its open water or iced up. He relentlessly chases musky, and adds in bass, walleye, crappie and gills. A native of Wausau, WI, Jake will put on endless miles to find his next trophy.


Alex Tappe


He's the Big Bro to Jake and also an avid outdoors man. With a passion for hunting and a love for fishing, Alex pushes himself to constantly better his latest trophy. Between the long hours that come with being a business man, he finds time to hit the woods and water as often as he can. Alex is also a native of Wausau, WI and co-owner of Timber Ridge Builders. A solid brotherly relationship between him and Jake has fueled many successful achievements in the outdoor world. And they're not stopping anytime soon.

Ross Provost


For him its an addiction to chasing tail. As an avid musky fisherman since the age of 12, his passion for the sport definitely shows. Since teaming up with Jake, his love for the sport grew. With an enthusiasm for capturing and editing video, he set out to film much of his and Jake's adventures. Fresh air and enjoying the scenic outdoor views of God's creation are a top priority for him.  With his roots in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, he calls the Northwoods his second home. 


Behind the Name

Burnin Eights. It's what we do at the end of nearly every cast while musky fishing. It's a tactic. And it converts musky follows into catches. It's a small, simple tweak of the usual figure eight. It's the quick speed change: a burst through the straight away and pulling hard through the corner.  Try it. You might like it.