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Episode 58 Ross Slayton Takes Up A Hobby

When I was 9 I received a fly tying kit for Christmas or my birthday and dabbled in the technique but never had it fully introduced to me. As I grew up I was rebellious and found drugs and alcohol as an escape. This led me to many years of hardship and chaos. But there was always fishing, my dad knew that if he fished with me I wouldn't do drugs or drink. In high school, my nickname was catfish because I used to go to keggers at the lake and would always bring my fishing gear That all...


Episode 57 Matt Smythe's Deliberate Life

Matt Smythe enlisted in the Army as a senior in high school at the medium-rare age of 17, serving for 8 years before heading home to grow his hair long on top and change majors 7 times in college. Back in the late 90s, as an undergrad, he was hired as the diener at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY. Over the course of a year he performed 56 autopsies and removed 11 brains from the skulls of their previous owners to be fixed in formalin and scrutinized by Pathologists. Matt also worked at an...


Episode 56 Heather Hodson The Critical Fly Angler

Heather Hodson works hard to play even harder. If she's not saving lives as a Critical Care RN, you’ll find her traveling the country in search of new water to fish, hosting outings for women throughout the west, and teaching fly fishing classes. Heather founded United Women on the Fly in hopes of building a community, sharing knowledge and giving back to various fishing and conservation groups. Heather currently holds the position of Western US Women's/Diversity Ambassador for Trout...


Episode 55 Bill Loses 100 Pounds and Talks Sasquatch

There I was. 340 lbs. The thought of loosing weight would make me sweat. Heck, breathing would make me sweat. To be fair, I was down 20 lbs from my heaviest 7 years prior. Due to experimenting with a diet pill that would make you crap yourself if you weren’t careful. It was supposed to help you train yourself from eating greasy, fatty foods, but I didn’t use it that way. I just learned to never trust a fart. I needed to find another way to do this. I needed to find a new way of life. This...


Episode 54 Finding Your Strong With Sara Camiscioni

Sara Camiscioni is the founder and coach at Find Your Strong with Sara, a strength and nutrition coaching biz designed to empower folks with the tools they need to live their strongest life. Sara's also the Director of the Women's Fly Fishing Program at Arbor Anglers in Golden, Colorado. With a knack for bringing together strong fishy women, Sara shares the journey that brought her to the water in hopes that it'll empower and inspire other women to go after the things they want.


Episode 53 Kyle Wilkinson Is Running Down A Dream

Join us this week as we talk with Kyle Wilkinson. We wanted to highlight a first year river guide, learn what he had to do to become a guide, how he's feeling going into the game and what he's hoping to learn. We're going to follow up with him later in the season to see how things are going. Excellent interview! "My name is Kyle Wilkinson. I’m a sleep-deprived full-time college student, obsessed part-time fly fishing guide, and a podcast/blogging junkie. If I’m not in school or on the...


Episode 52 Joe Kain On The Process

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Joe has a passion for fishing, traveling, hunting, taking pictures and exploring. He began fishing at 3 years old and saltwater fly fishing for stripers with his dad and his friends on Cape Cod when he was 6. It wasn't until he went to college in Michigan that Joe was introduced to trout fishing. Since college he has spent his time and energy traveling as many places as he can to fish for new species. In...


Episode 51 Jako Lucas On Film

Jako, is not only a filmmaker and photographer but he has been guiding professionally since 2006. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he completed his B.Com in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg. During his formative years he spent many weekends cultivating his skills, which led to his decision to pursue fishing as a professional career. His move to London, UK, saw him start his fishing career at the prestigious Farlows of Pall Mall, where he continued fishing many...


Episode 50 Our Episode 50 Celebration!

I’ve been building up this episode over the past few episodes of our podcast and I’m excited to be able to share this news with you! Remote. No Pressure. started behind a small card table on a very outdated Mac computer with zero listeners and zero industry contacts. We didn’t know anyone who could sponsor, underwrite our venture or even encourage us in moving forward. However, we didn’t need the encouragement, because we truly believe whole heartedly that this is what we’re called to do...


Episode 49 Jess Westbrook And The Mayfly Project

In 2014, Jess and wife Lauren’s son, Kase, was born. Soon after, Jess started experiencing intense anxiety attacks, which he had never had before. In a six-month period, he lost 30 lbs., was missing work frequently, and distancing himself from loved ones. "A friend that I admired kept getting me out on the river and I found that when I was on the river I forgot about everything but fishing,” explained Jess. All his worries and anxious thoughts seemed to disappear as soon as he stepped into...


Epsiode 48 David Watterworth Talks America's Favorite Flies

Long time trout bum talks to us about how he got into the lifestyle, how fly fishing has changed his life and his good friend Left Kreh. He also discusses the new book “America’s Favorite Flies.” It’s more of a work of art than just another book. Here is an excerpt from the book on David. “In the spring of 1969 I met my fishing mentor and best friend, Steve Thomas. Steve introduced me to the great outdoors, with huge emphasis on fishing and bird hunting. This was something that this...


Episode 47 Katie Cahn Survivor

Katie grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains alongside the Chattooga River (Where Deliverance was filmed and dueling banjos can actually be heard from time to time). After years of working odd jobs and traveling the world, Katie decided to earn her bachelor’s degree at the age of 30. It was while attending Western Carolina University in North Carolina that she discovered the discipline of flyfishing. When not searching for trout or helping others search for trout, she is a...


Episode 46 Legendary NBA Player Rick Barry Talks Fly Fishing

A 1987 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Barry was also named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of all time in 1996. He played eight seasons with the Warriors, averaging 25.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists. After winning NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1966, Barry led the Warriors to the NBA Finals in both 1967 and 1975. He earned MVP honors in the 1975 NBA Finals when the Warriors swept the heavily favored Washington Bullets for the franchise’s only championship in West...


Episode 45 Ben Furimsky And The Fly Fishing Show

Ben is a professional fly fishing guide. He also designs flies for several manufacturing companies. He teaches fly tying, fly casting, and lectures on the sport. He began fly fishing at the age of six and hasn't spent any time since then without a fly rod near by. He has fished all over over the world for any thing that swims. Ben also works as a sales representative in the fly fishing world. He is the President and CEO of the Fly Fishing Show. Ben is the owner of The Angling...


Episode 44 Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer Writes A Book And Talks Provel Cheese

Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer is the co-author, along with Rev. Michael Attas of Fly Fishing The Sacred Art: Casting A Fly As A Spiritual Practice. He writes a blog, The Fly Fishing Rabbi and is a contributor to Trout magazine and Reform Judaism magazine. Rabbi Eisenkramer is the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick NJ and he fishes the cold water streams of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


Episode 43 David Humphries' River Traditions

I’m fond of signing off on my emails with Faith, Family and Fish. Because those are the priorities in my life. I’m a Husband of over 25 years, a father of three ranging from 17 to 21. During the day, I’m a Program Manager for Automotive Interior Supplier. Their I work on highly technical engineered items like instrument panels, door interior trim and floor consoles. A passionate fly fisher for over 25 years. I’ve fished in 14 states and have recently discovered how much fun salt...


Episode 41 Dylan Rose's Harmony With Nature

Dylan manages salt water destinations throughout the Caribbean, Christmas Island, Cuba, and Venezuela. Dylan began his fly fishing career in 1997 working for a fly shop in Seattle. Dylan's passion for the sport has taken him to countless destinations throughout Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Christmas Island, Venezuela, Bahamas, Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and all throughout the American west. His drive and dedication to the sport revolve around a deep seated love for...


Episode 40 Paul Puckett Paints A Picture

Well, aside from someone that forgot to apply sunscreen correctly, I am an avid fisherman, artist and musician. I now live in Charleston, SC, and it has been quite an adventure getting here. I am originally from Dallas, TX...with a stint in Jackson, WY, and Atlanta, GA. My first recollection of being interested in "Art" was when I was about 5 years old. I remember in pre-school always drawing E.T. and the Miami Dolphins logo, the desire to draw water creatures (And Aliens) was born. Since...


Episode 39 Curtis Fleming And His Fly Rod Chronicles

As the son of a coal miner growing up in Central West Virginia, I would sit within classrooms and daydream of being outdoors on a stream instead of listening to the drone of my teachers. It was my father that I owe the most to for teaching me about life and introducing me to hunting and fishing. Dad served our country in the United State Marine Corps in the early 60’s and then followed a family tradition in becoming an underground coal miner. Dad worked very hard six to seven days a week...


Episode 38 Matt Heron Talks Cast Hope and The FFFT

Matt grew up catching trout and bass in the historic Adirondack Mountains, and not long after was chasing the huge trophy steelhead, browns and salmon in the Great Lakes tributaries every fall and spring. Little did Matt know that his first rod and reel outfit from Sage in 1991 would change his life forever. After double majoring at University of Morrisville and University of Cortland, Matt would begin his full time career in fly fishing. He is a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor...