Tom Morgan founded Tom Morgan Rodsmiths after leaving the R.L. Winston company. Despite a terminal diagnosis, he built a thriving company with his wife, Geri, who passed the torch to Joel Doub and Matt Barber after Tom's death. Tom Morgan Rodsmiths is unique in the fly-fishing world, focusing on ultra-high end craftsmanship and a direct connection with the end user.
Tim Overbaugh is an acknowledged master in the world of replica fish art. From his earliest days as a taxidermist, he has studied the anatomy and makeup of fish, allowing him to create exquisite facsimiles of the real thing. Most fly fishermen are catch-and-release anglers, and most of us don't really have a plan for that one big fish of a lifetime. Tim explains what to do, how to do it, and how to maximize your chances of a fish replica you can be proud of.
Renowned Yellowstone expert, author, fly shop owner, and co-founder of 1% for the Planet, Craig Mathews discusses all the changes he's seen since he hung up his badge as the police chief of West Yellowstone and became a full time fly fishing guru.
Arkansas guide Chad Johnson is a guru on two world-class fisheries; the mighty White River and the elegant, and practically untouched, Buffalo National River. Listen as he outlines the secrets to finding huge brown trout and untouched pockets of wilderness.
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is the co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing. Listen as he outlines a lifetime of experience in trimming the fat and getting to the core of things. His philosophy, at odds with many aspects of our society, is as enlightening as it is unusual.
Kirk Wallace Johnson tracked down the Feather Thief, Edwin Rist--a trained American flautist who stole a million dollars worth of rare birds to sell to fly tyers desperate to evade international restrictions on the sale of threatened and endangered species.
Jeff Wright is the manager of Alpharetta Outfitters in the Atlanta, Georgia area, which is possibly the only fly shop on earth that donates its profits to charity. Listen to him describe the surprising success of a shop that gives it all away.
Jen Ripple is the founder and editor of Dun Magazine, fly fishing's only female-focused magazine, with 99 percent of its written content submitted by female anglers. Ripple discusses starting a brand new magazine in a bad economy and having success.
Kristjan Pall Rafnsson is one of the owners of Fish Partner, one of Iceland's most-connected fishing travel agencies. He breaks down the char fishing in the epic Kaldakvisl as well as the legendary Ice Age brown trout of Lake Thingvallavatn.
Craig Baker of Mayfly Outdoors talks about the revitalization of fly-fishing legends Ross Reels and Abel Automatics, sharing never-before-revealed details on the inner workings of successful--and unsuccessful--fly fishing companies.