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This week I had the chance to sit down with with my old friend Bob Bagby and discuss the sponsorship side of the fishing industry. Bob spent his career working with some of the biggest names in the fishing industry. Bill Dance, Shaw Grigsby, Kevin Van Dam, and yes, even Tom Rowland and many more. Bob has a unique perspective on sponsorships because…
 
Last week we discussed the best all-around fly rod. Today, we discuss the best all-around spinning rod for inshore fishing. If I had to pick one, I would go with a 7 foot, 8-17 pound rod with a moderate tip flex. For me, the go-to is the St. Croix Mojo Inshore. I would pair this with a 4000 size spinning rod. This setup is perfect for all around in…
 
Stripping Streamers in the Fall, with Butch Wicks With all the hype around trout Spey and swinging streamers, let's not lose sight of plain old streamer stripping, which is a faster-paced way of fishing streamers and often results in explosive strikes. Montana/Washington guide Butch Wicks of Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, Montana gives us so…
 
Fishermen are notorious for having back problems. It is a very physical activity that often requires heavy lifting and carrying heavy things. This can cause issues, however the big issue that has caused back problems for me has been all the sitting. Long drives to fishing locations, long rides on the boat and often a week of sitting in the office w…
 
This week I had the chance to sit down with Captain Rick Moore of the Sailing Sophisticated Lady vessel. Rick lives full time on a sailboat and has turned it into a full time career for himself between running charters and filming YouTube videos. Rick now has over 130,000 subscribers and is still growing. Rick has made his vessel fully self sustain…
 
Neal Beidleman is no ordinary man. Raised in Aspen, CO his heart had a big outdoor spirit. Pain became a close companion as he started chasing high mountain summits and running 100 mile races. His job is even abnormal - as an aerospace engineer he designs deployable antenna structures for NASA and holds over a dozen patents on designs and devises h…
 
In this week’s How 2 Tuesday, we talk about a question that I get very often, how to pick your first fly rod. I would divide this into two categories based on if you are fishing in freshwater or saltwater. If it’s freshwater. I would say to go with a 5wt. If you fish more saltwater, I would suggest a 9 or 10wt. In this episode we go into the reason…
 
This week is all about the importance of grip strength in fishing. The farmer’s walk is an Old School exercise that has stood the test of time for a good reason…it works! It is just like it sounds, you basically take something that is heavy and walk around with it. Just like everything else I do, this one does not require anything expensive or only…
 
This week I interview Monte Burke [@44:46], author of the recently released book Lords of the Fly. It's a chronicle of the history of tarpon fishing with a fly rod, and especially the magical period in the late 20th century where huge tarpon and the best fly anglers in the world converged on a little town on the Florida coast. This is truthfully on…
 
For the last 21 years, Ben Friedman has wanted to host his own outdoor show. He used to watch Saltwater Experience with his buddy and play me while his buddy played Rich. Ben has planned, visualized and actually brought to life his dream. Two years ago, he pitched an idea to Dave Portnoy to be the outdoor guy at Barstool Sports. Ben had to start at…
 
Fish live in the shade and around structure so they can ambush prey and also hide from other predators. Skipping lures under docks, mangroves or any type of structure and can be very effective and every good fisherman should be well practiced at this and be able to do it. There are some things that will make anyone better at it immediately. Your ch…
 
This week, we chat with Bob Irvin [Interview starts at 42:00], president of American Rivers, an organization that does solid work protecting the aquatic resources we all love. Bob and I talk about the Clean Water Act and the Clean Water Rule--what these laws have done for us in the past, how they are currently managed, and threats to their effectiv…
 
The ascending/descending workout is a great way to keep workouts interesting. I like to create workouts that have 2 parts. On the first part the reps will decrease each round and on the other part the reps will increase. You feel great knowing that your next set will be less reps on the first part but you are also building reps on the other side. T…
 
Being slighted by the US Ski Team in 1978, Lonny Vanatta spent the rest of his career trying to prove something and that he did. Turning pro he became the top American on the world pro ski racing tour for many years. He won 20 races and won the slalom title in 1980 - finishing 3rd overall in the season title. Even though he was smaller in stature a…
 
This week I sat down with Monte Burke to discuss his new book, Lords of the Fly. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of the book and give it a read before our interview. This book features some of my all time heroes and tells the incredible story of chasing after the world record tarpon in the late 70’s and early 80’s in Homosassa, Florida. Mon…
 
This week, we unbox and spool up the Daiwa Certate 4000 for a brand new Permit reel. I use a professional line winder to spool my reels. I know that not everybody has one of these, but I go over some of the reasons why it may be worth a few bucks to get your local tackle shop to spool yours up for you. We also go through using mono as backing (Why …
 
With a lot of gyms still closed, many people are trying to find creative ways to work out at home. Using your own body weight can be a great workout, but sometimes you want a little bit more of a challenge. That is when the weighted vest comes into play. You can do all of your same body weight workouts, but just with more of a challenge. The great …
 
This week I interview biologist Nicole Watson [interview at 46:56], who has a fascinating job. She is working on developing strains of arctic grayling that will hopefully be able to repopulate some of Michigan's rivers. It's not widely known that prior to the arrival of Europeans to rivers such as the Au Sable and Manistee, the dominant salmonid in…
 
This week I sat down with two young ladies that have an incredible story. Emily and Amanda Gale are two licensed captains from South Florida. They both grew up as competitive pole vaulters, and competed at the Division 1 level for the University of Miami. In this podcast, we talk about their competitive spirit, their upbringing, medical troubles, t…
 
This week I answer another great question from Instagram, this time coming from @codyrubner. Cody asks, “what pieces of gear should upcoming guides always have in their boat?” In this episode I dig into some of the things that are crucial to preventing a day of guiding from going wrong. We talk about many different items that you can use as a backu…
 
People always ask me what kind of supplements I am taking, and I really only take one. When I am out on the water or doing anything that will result in a lot of sweating, I always drink plenty of water, and I will add in a supplement to replenish my electrolytes. I take Hammer Endurolytes, but there are a number of alternatives. What’s most importa…
 
This week, I interview Captain Joe Mattioli [43:31]i on a place I have always wanted to fish--New York Harbor. Despite having chased striped bass and bluefish with a fly rod for over 40 years, I have never had the pleasure of fishing New York Harbor and I have always wanted to. So join me as I interview Captain Joe and hear stories of this world-cl…
 
This week I had the chance to talk with Dr. Jennifer Rehage and Carissa Gervasi about a number of environmental issues, actions, and efforts happening in southern Florida. We discuss the issues with water flow in the everglades, the health of Biscayne Bay, and their study on the Jack Crevalle. I really enjoyed this conversation and learned a ton ab…
 
Capt. RT Trosset is one of the greatest fisherman of all time… period. When you think of the words Key West and light-tackle offshore fishing, Ralph Delph, Jose Wejebe, and certainly RT Trosset are the first people that come to mind. He has been guiding anglers in Key West and making their dreams come true for over 40 years. He is a machine and is …
 
@spookyskiff asks about solo fishing setups in a skiff on the flats. I have spent a lot of time fishing by myself in a skiff. It is challenging and highly unproductive at times, but with the right apraoch, equipment and some patience fish can be caught. Check out this episode and share with a friend who may enjoy it as well. This episode is brought…
 
With the coronavirus shutting down gyms, many online retailers are completely sold out of equipment for home gyms. In this video we talk about a great workout with equipment that you can get at your local hardware store and junkyard. A sledgehammer workout can be a great high-intensity exercise that you can do right in your backyard. Combine this w…
 
This week I interview Orvis-endorsed guide Jay Aylward [51:05], a largemough bass fanatic on the fly rod, about how to find and catch them. And not just any largemouth, but trophy bass. Or at least trophies on a fly rod... In the Fly Box this week, I get some great tips from listeners and also some interesting questions, including: Fly pattern sugg…
 
This week I had the chance to sit down with the legendary Jako Lucas. You may know him from his extensive guiding resume, or for creating some of the most insane films in the Fly Fishing Film Tour. In the episode, we talk about getting started in this crazy travel lifestyle, paying your dues as a guide, the similarities and differences between Gian…
 
Permit are described as the hardest fish to catch on the flats. They are my favorite fish to catch and I fish for them more than any other fish. Im not sure that I agree that they are the hardest fish to catch after spending so much time with them. The most effective way to catch permit is with a live crab on spinning gear. The choice of hooks and …
 
For this week’s Physical Friday, we’re talking about partner workouts combining isometric and rep exercises. Working out with a partner will help keep you motivated while pushing each other to the next level. With these workouts, you will establish a rep goal and work together to achieve that goal. You can make these as easy or as hard as you want,…
 
[Interview @ 38:40] There are few things more fun in fly fishing than catching bluegills with a popper or nymph. For the most part, once you find them it's easy and un-challenging fishing. But if you want to up your game and chase trophy bluegills, the kind that will put a big bend in a 3-weight rod, you need special techniques. This week Orvis-end…
 
This week I had the chance to hear some incredible stories from Shyanne Orvis. Shyanne grew up in a number of foster homes, bought a one way ticket to Aspen, Colorado when she turned 17, and has climbed her way to become a much respected fishing guide. I talk to Shyanne about her unique mission statement, the involvement of women in the fly fishing…
 
For this week’s How 2 Tuesday, we talk with Captain Brandon Simmons about how to make the most out of your deep drops. We cover reading transducers, looking for humps and depth changes on the bottom, what species options you have, rigging for these depths, and much more. Brandon operates the Into The Blue boat out of Hawks Cay, and has a lot of exp…
 
At the tender age of 4, after watching Franz Klammer win Olympic gold on TV, Ryan Smalls knew he wanted to be a ski racer. Growing up in the greatest of all ski towns, Aspen, Colorado, it all made sense. He trained hard and eventually made the U.S. Ski Teams talent squad, raced in Europe, and was fulfilling his dreams. He, the only child of his par…
 
One of the hardest parts of traveling for me is staying in a consistent workout routine. The deck of cards is certainly not my idea and it is not a new idea, but one that I use all the time. I learned this from Ross Enamait (@Rosstraining) but athletes for many years have used a deck of cards to create all kinds of workouts. Ray Lewis is one of man…
 
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