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I was able to set some time aside to talk about the first year of the podcast. I took the time to interview 4 listeners who were also people that influenced the direction of the show.
We talk about all sorts of topics including where the show it going in 2019 and what we can do differently All of the guys had some great flies and tips of their own to share. Hope you enjoy!
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I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Galloup, the man who changed the streamer game back in the day with the book Modern Streamers.
We talk about his youtube channel and the large resource for fly tyers, his porn fly names, walking the dog with bass fishing and other techniques on making the fish react. This one was crazy good and a ride that was hard to jump off of. Hope you enjoy!
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I sat down with Peter Stitcher from Ascent Fly Fishing to chat about analyzing the bug community to catch more fish. Peter breaks out the PAUSE method which will be a game changer to help you get started.
He shares the hatcher organization method, how to organize your box and when he fishes mouse patterns. Peter talks about how he takes street kids off the street and welcomes them into their home.
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I connected with Jerry Lorang, the Deputy Region Coordinator for the NW Region for Project Healing Waters. Jerry shares some stores about the lives of some of the members including my cousin Mark.
We talk about family, fly fishing and how Project Healing Waters has become one of the big resources for veterans struggling with PTSD and various other issues. I hope you are ready for some inspiration.
Show Notes with Jerry Lorang
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I had a chance to pick the brain of the Gary Lewis, TV Show host of Frontier Unlimited and author of a bunch of books and articles on fly fishing and hunting.
We talk about the MacNab challenge, Hunt Tv, the Pursuit Channel and how he found himself on the cover of Salmon, Trout Steelheader and how that felt. Lot's of good stuff as we mix it up again this week.
Show Notes with Gary Lewis
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Landon Mayer shared his knowledge about fishing streamers for large trout and many other great tips from one of the knowledgable guides and teachers in the fly fishing circuit.
He talks about why he likes medium action rods, how he uses a swivel and what to do if a fish chases your fly but doesn't take it. Landon breaks it down like a chess match so you can break it down easily to make your next move.
Show Notes with Landon Mayer
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John Gierach breaks out an amazing episode in this one as he talks about how he came to become one of the greatest fly fishing writers in the world. We also get into the hippie movement in the 60's, death and Colorado fishing.
I could have gone for another 2 hours with John but had to respect his time. I'm excited to share a little perspective into the life, times, struggles and stories of the great John Gierach.
Show Notes with John Gierach
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I am pleased to share my podcast interview with Frank Moore, one of the best episodes of the podcast year. Frank shares his amazing 95 years as a fly fisherman, WWII veteran, and conservationist.
Frank takes us back to some amazing old stories of some of the famous people he has fished with over the years. He also shares some truly timeless steelhead tips. In fact, one of them already helped me land a...
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I had the great pleasure to chat with Gary Borger about Nymph Fishing and his contribution to fly fishing in many respects over a career of writing and video.
Gary talks about how he produced the first fly fishing instructional video, how he was part of the first FFF Casting Certification, and goes into detail on his tactics for nymph fishing and using indicators.
Show Notes with Gary Borger
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Heather Hodson shares her wisdom on Westslope Cutthroat fishing Idaho and Montana and breaks down the United Woman on the Fly Movement.
The Northwest Fly Girl breaks down how she has become a leader in the fly fishing world. We also get into her day job as a nurse, the challenges there and all of the amazing trips coming up this year.
Show Notes with Heather Hodson
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I interview Devin Olsen to talk about Euro Nymphing and the USA Fly Fishing team. He provides a bunch of tips to help you get started with euro nymphing.
We cover the Provo River, the history of Polish Nymphing, Indicator leaders, Fly Fish Food and Dynamic Nymphing. Lots of content in this one so enjoy!
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I interviewed Paul Puckett from the Barely Live Podcast in this episode. We talk about how he has made a business out of fly fishing art.
Paul talks about working in a fly shop, guiding and the Flood Tide Company that he helped to create. Walter from the Big Labowsky pretty much started the brand.
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Will abbot is on the barely live show and part of flood tide.
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I mixed up the podcast today with my interview with online fitness coach, Jimmy Kim from Remix My Fitness dot com. We talk about some easy activities to keep you injury free and increase your longevity.
Jimmy talks about my journey on his podcast, the most common fly fishing injury and why biking is one of the most important things you can do. Let's get into it, this is a good one.
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I connected with Curtis Fry from Fly Fish Food. We talked about the Provo River, their connection to Hareline and Wapsi and some great tips on tying dry flies.
We get into some of the background on the great quality of fly tying materials we have today including dry fly hackles. The Morris Mouse, the Fripple Fly, Ants and hoppers are all covered in todays episode.
Show Notes with Curtis Fry
Curtis used to write for the Salt Lake Tribune with The Fly of the Week. Here's a link to a old...
I am very happy to share this episode with Luong Tam about Tenkara fly fishing. Luong breaks down Tenkara and shares the reasons why many people catch more fish with Tenkara over traditional methods.
Trust me, I was a little skeptical at first as well. Have a listen and you will also get an amazing perspective from Luong about growing up in Vietnam during the war and what air raids and bombs felt like from his perspective.
Show Notes with Luong Tam
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Editor of the FlyFish Journal, Steve Duda is on the podcast today to talk about how he became the editor of a unique fly fishing magazine, his passion for banjo and punk rock and why it's all about the experience for him.
We talk about the Burning Pram Party, the Swallow Story, woman in fly fishing, conservation and politics. We pretty much cover it all and is now a pleasure to share this one with you.
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Rick Hafele, one of the biggest entomologist in the western US, was on the podcast to all things entomology and fly fishing. Rick provides some great tips on fishing dries, nymphs and wet flies.
He breaks down the basics of entomology, how the bugs life changes and how this will make you a more consistent fisherman. He shares the top 3 things you need to think about when you first get to a stream to increase your success.
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had Skip Morris on the show to talk about trout fishing, fly tying the Lochsa River and a bunch of tips to improved your game. We talk about the power of the woman in fly fishing and hear about Skip's background publishing 18 books to date.
Skip talks about his biggest influences and some great stories from Alaska, bears and a whale that almost took him down.
Show Notes with Skip Morris
American Sportsman was a big influence for Skip early one.
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I had a great interview with Davy Wotton on Wet Fly Fishing and his long history around fly fishing. He guides on the White River in Arkansas where he has been for 20 years.
We talk about what the biggest struggle is with wet fly fishing and ways to overcome these concerns. Davy talks about fishing a "cast" of flies that might include 4 flies on one leader.
Show Notes with Davy Wotton
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I had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Rowley to discuss stillwater trout fishing. We covered sinking lines, rod length for lakes, how to match the hatch, fly tying and chironomid behavior on top of much more.
To be totally honest I've been a little out of the loop on lakes as of late and Phil sheds light on a number of techniques that I have never used before. You don't want to miss this episode if you are interested...