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We try to capture the fly fishing life. An in-depth conversation with Fly fishers from all walks of life, their stories, inspiration, passion and dream destinations. Where do you go to talk fly fishing? We talk tunes, sports, day jobs, life on and off the water. Get embedded in the fly fishing world. Tying, entomology, gear, techniques, crazy stories and lotsa laughs. Join us for a unique look at the fly fishing life from those that live it.
 
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Today on the show we talk about new water. Some tips and tricks for upping your game on new to you H2O. Phil Rowley joins us to talk about doing your homework before and during time on the still. We also find out about the upcoming show season, and talk about common mistakes that anglers make when evaluating a new body of water. Phil Rowley has bee…
 
This week on the show we head to Lewiston Idaho to chat with Britt and Brian Davenport they operate Hackles and Herl Flyfishing. Brand ambassadors for Norvise and Daiichi Hooks, they offer fly tying and fly fishing lessons, sell custom patterns, have a You Tube channel and spend a lot of time chasing trout and steelhead in the state of Idaho. Thank…
 
This week we sit down with Kat Mulski, Kat is an educator by day and an avid fly fisher who spends a lot of time on the water both with her Dad and her Bulldog. We caught up with Kat in British Columbia and found out about where her passion for spending so much time chasin fins... both on the stillwaters and rivers of BC originated. We cover a lot …
 
This week we sit down with Mike Learmonth from Surrey British Columbia. Mike is an extremely passionate fly fisher who competed for Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in Ireland where they took silver, he was also in the 2019 North American Loch Style Champions with Team King fisher where they took gold. We talked to Mike abo…
 
This week we are excited to welcome Tim Cammisa to the program. Tim is an author, speaker, vlogger, fly tier and Youtuber who is one of the most passionate people we have encountered in the fly fishing space. His new book Fly Tying For Everyone is available now. We talk about Tim's fly fishing and tying journey, his new book and get to know Tim on …
 
This week we head to Jackson Wyoming to talk all things fly fishing and whiskey with David Defazio. Co Founder of Wyoming Whiskey, lawyer, river quide, angler, skier, wingman, Yankees fan and whiskey man. David tells us about his fly fishing journey and his business story behind Wyoming Whiskey. David thanks for sharing your fly fishing story with …
 
This week we head to Southern Alberta to chat with Mike Krug. Mike spends a lot of time chasing pike on the fly in the Calgary area and runs a guiding service called High4Fish. He spends winters tying flies and ice fishing and the open water season chasing pike with large fly patterns. Thanks Mike for sharing your fly fishing story with us!…
 
This week we head to Ireland to chat with Michael Rebholz. Michael is a passionate casting instructor, admittedly a spey casting addict who has developed a casting method he calls "bonkerspey". We chat tunes, patterns, dream trips and where Michael gets his passion for chasing fins all over Europe. Thanks Michael for sharing your fly fishing story …
 
This week we head to Scotland to sit down with David Downie. David is a very accomplished angler who runs a fly tying business from his home. He calls it the way it is, and tells no lies... David works hard to produce the best quality tying fly materials on the planet! His marabou and fritz are top notch and his attention to detail is legendary. Da…
 
Today we visit with Brett Svoboda in Calgary Alberta Canada. He is a long time guide and owner operator with One More Last Cast, he is sponsored by Simms and Loop and has spent a lot of time chasing browns, bow, cutties and bulls on the bow and its tributaries. He tells us about the best drifts, flies, tunes and floats on this epic trout system. Th…
 
This week we head to Vail Valley for a sit down with Duane Redford. Duane has authored the "Fly Fisher's Playbook" first and second edition and "Hidden in Plain View". Duane has a no nonsense systematic approach to fly fishing with a great sense of humor. He guides for Minturn Anglers and has spent countless hours fly fishing the Gunnison and Eagle…
 
This week we chat with David Lambroughton. Photographer, World Traveler and Writer. David has covered more than 2 million miles fly fishing the planet, capturing images, living his best life, swimming daily, publishing his calendar " Fly Fishing Dreams" and chasing fins. Thanks David for sharing your story.…
 
This week we sit down with Colette Stroud and talk about her fly fishing journey. She is a competitive fly fisher who brings a lot of passion and skill to the water. She has competed at the national championships, provincial championships and was to be the first women on Canada's Fly fishing team at the Commonwealth Fly fishing Championships (until…
 
This week we head to Ashville NY for an in-depth sit down with Colton Orbaker. Colton is a passionate fly fisher, guide, media creator and lifestyle brand builder who is chasing fins and dreams in NY. We talk about his back yard trout pond, his passion for guiding, soccer, teaching and "Dadding" . Always a pleasure to catch up with Colton as he tel…
 
This week we sit down with Blake Fairclough in Nova Scotia Canada. We talk about his relatively new passion for fly tying and fly fishing for Brook Trout, Browns and Striper. He is a natural resources/environmental tech student at Nova Scotia Community College. Thanks Blake for sharing your fly fishing story with us.…
 
This time around we sit down with Dan Moyers from Indianapolis Indiana. We talk about his passion for fly fishing and his brand Catchflo, who design casual footwear for the fly fisher. Shoes, flip flops and socks that are uniquely artist designed with new products such as brown trout inspired, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and more to come. He is …
 
This week we head to Pennsylvania to chat with one of the most passionate fly fishers around Tom Ossoff. Tom is a guide who spends much of his time chasing large browns and steelhead. He is with DRIFTHOOK and THOMAS & THOMAS FLY RODS. We find out where his passion comes from, what drives him to spend so much time on the water and we talk about the …
 
This week we sit down with John Wilkinson of Abbotsford BC and chat all things competitive fly fishing, still water and beyond. We talk about what fly fishing brings into John's world, his take-aways from the competitive fly fishing circuit. The BC Fly Fishing League, the North American Loch Style Championships and much more. Lots of tricks and tip…
 
This week we sit down with Branden Snook and talk about tying with deer hair, Branden's Bugs, living in the Arctic and much more. Branden is one of the most passionate fly tiers we have had on the show. He is busy in Fredericton tying custom unique patterns mainly poppers and streamers. Thanks Branden for the visit and catching up with the program.…
 
Today we visit Paradise California to chat with Nick Feller who hikes the alpine back country of Northern California. We talk all things ultra light backpacking and Tenkara. Nick is mainly self taught when it comes to Tenkara and tying flies. He has started a group called #fixedlinefreaks Nick has recently teamed up with the Tenkara Rod Co. If you …
 
This week we sit down with John Frazier from Simms, Andy Goggins and Dave Richmond from 10 Barrel Brewing Company to talk about a colab called "Reel Good". This is a limited release summer ale that supports conservation benefiting Trout Unlimited's home rivers initiative. We talk about the Gallatin River, brewing, conservation, Trailblazers, dream …
 
This week we are excited to have a long form conversation with Brian Chan. Brian is simply one of the most informed stillwater fly fishers around. He is a retired small lakes fisheries biologist, fisheries advisor, he has authored numerous books, guide, has the stillwater fly fishing store, innovative fly pattern creator and well respected fly fish…
 
This week we head to Melbourne Australia to chat with Rick Wallace of tacklevillage.com... Rick is a well travelled fly fisher, correspondent, fly fishing writer who has created a unique hook comparison tool for fly tyers. We talk about the movie "Predator" that he was involved in, what it is like fly fishing for giant Taimen in Japan. Tasmania's a…
 
This week we have a sit down with Joshua Matthews of Camp Verde Arizona. Joshua has had a diverse life experience, both on and off the water. From tattoo artist, to electrician, kayak river guide to now fly tier and owner of Salty Fresh Flies. Joshua has some unique patterns and loves chasing fish on the top water. Find out what makes him tick, whe…
 
This week we sit down with Art Lingren. Art has been chasing steelhead with a fly for more than 50 years. We talk in depth about his fly fishing experience, the many books he has authored, including his latest on Peter McVey. We talk about the writings of Roderick Haig-Brown. We explore his passion for discovering western steelhead and trout rivers…
 
This week we visit with Adam Arnal from Kananaskis AB. Adam is Jr Pro Staff with Chinook Wind Outfitters, he spends a lot of time chasing trout in the Canadian Rockies, works with Alberta Parks, ties some killer fly patterns, climbs and spends his time doing trail maintenance in the park. Thanks Adam for sharing your fly fishing journey with us!…
 
This week we chat all things music, drums, fins and flies with Randy Paskall. AKA Floon or #floonster. We discover where Randy's passion for fly fishing originated. How he reads water and pursues cutthroat trout in the Fraser Valley. We talk salmon, sturgeon, go to patterns, influences and metal. Thanks Randy for sharing your story with us!…
 
This week we chat with Nicole Gatter from the Fraser Valley BC. Nicole spends a lot of time chasing cutthroat trout and rainbow trout with a fly. She also has Outlaw Fishing Designs where she creates fly fishing art, logos and stickers. We talk about pursuing dreams on and off the water. What fly fishing brings to her world and her art. Thanks Nico…
 
This week we chat with Dr. Danie Erasmus of Prince George BC. Avid fly fisher, author, biochemistry, molecular biology, aquatic entomology, wine chemistry joins us this week to talk about his new book... Hatches of British Columbia Trout Streams. We talk about his passion for chasing trout in the interior of BC, his tying patterns, hatches, go to p…
 
This week we sit down with John Schneider from FOOD AFIELD PODCAST. John joins us from his Alberta home to talk all about his podcast which focuses on traditional hunting, gathering wild food ingredients, fly fishing and bow hunting. John is living his best life farming and milling his own grain and spending lots of quality time in the great outdoo…
 
Today we sit down with Tyler Ekdahl of Maple Ridge, BC. Tyler is originally from 100 Mile House, he is a competitive fly fisher who is Prostaff with Togens Fly Shop and Forged Fly Fishing. His fly patterns that he creates on his Peak Rotary Vise are amazingly well done. He has a huge passion for chasing trout both on the rivers and lakes in British…
 
This Week Phil Rowley joins us to take about his latest book... The Orvis Guide To Stillwater Trout Fishing. Phil has the amazing ability to teach all things Stillwater Fly Fishing and shorten the learning curve. He has teamed up with Orvis on this one. This book is sure to be a must have in your fly fishing library. We talk gear, vessels, patterns…
 
This week we chat with Aggie Fritz. Aggie is a guide with Blackwater Guiding, Pro Staff with Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, Chinook Wind Outfitters and Forged Fly Fishing. She is also a competitive fly fisher and spends a lot of time chasing fish on both stillwater and rivers. We talk about dream days on the water, getting more women and youth into our p…
 
This week we head to the Kootenay Region and chat with Jaymes Veitch of Creature Custom Flies. Jaymes is located in Creston, BC. We talk about how he started his custom tying business, his junior hockey career, some tricks and tips at the vise, dream trips, bass fishing, Kootenay Lake and much more. Thanks Jaymes for sharing your fly fishing journe…
 
Today we welcome Jordan Oelrich back to the program to talk all things fly fishing and his current on- line learning platforms. We talk about Fly Fish University which is a great spot to learn more about our great past time, proven techniques and methods for getting you into more fish. We also talk Stillwater Academy which Jordan has with Phil Rowl…
 
Today we visit with Stanton Jack out of Vancouver BC. Stanton is an incredible fly tyer and is pro team with Chinook Wind Outfitters, Togens Fly Shop and Forged Reels. He is also is a competitive fly fisher and has a Masters of music in guitar. We hear some of his fantastic guitar playing, talk about his passion for tying and why he loves the compe…
 
This week a broadcast of a live event on the Stillwaters FB page, we feature the cast of characters from the movie "Still" from Wait 4 it films. An epic fly fishing journey to the Cariboo region of BC. We have Phil Rowley, Ryan Ermet, Brent Gill, Mike Green and Trevor Tatarczuk... the cast of characters on this trip. Some of the biggest names in St…
 
This week we head to the trout streams of Montana to chat with Chance Rees. Chance has been fly fishing the Bighorn, the Madison and the Green rivers of Montana since he can remember. He has started a project making and selling strike indicators in an effort to save for his dream river craft. Thanks Chance for sharing your story with us!…
 
This week we are joined by Damion Anderson. Damion chases largemouth bass and saltwater species on the fly, mostly out of his kayak. He served five years in the Marine Corps, studied computer science at Clemson and was saved by the sport of kayak bass fishing. He and good friend Tyler started Good Dudes Fly Company currently out of Greenville South…
 
This week we visit with Ben Mackereth from Hervey Bay Australia. Ben was a former hatchery operations manager in BC, is pursuing a degree in ecology, his writings have been featured in Fly Life Magazine and The Drake, he also is an avid tyer and has Brumby Fly Rods. Ben tells us about his fly fishing journey and how living in such a dry part of the…
 
This week we sit down with the CEO of the INTELCASE Co. Steve Lamboy of Fort Smith Arkansas. Steve is an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about fly fishing. He and his company have designed a revolutionary fly rod/reel carrying case recently dubbed best new rod carrier for 2021 in Fly Fisherman Magazine and Greatest Gift Ideas for the outdoors pe…
 
This week we head to Prince George, BC to chat all this big fish with Mike Green. Mike spends a lot of time chasing fins in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia. We talk about his favorite ways to target large bows, tactics, gear and water craft. We talk beer, buddies, weekend warriors and his involvement with the movie "Still" from Wait 4 it Fil…
 
Today we sit down with Sam Grenier of Kelowna, BC. Sam is studying fresh water science at UBC, he works at Trout Waters Fly and Tackle and was a former guide at the Crowsnest Cafe and Fly Shop. We talk about still water fly fishing, living the guiding life between school work and day job, fave patterns, junior hockey, life lessons and the Adams Riv…
 
This week we visit with Tim Hepworth. Guide with Fly Fishing Bow River Outfitters. Tim chronicles his adventures on Instagram with his 5 year old daughter Wren. They explore the outdoors together fly fishing and hunting. Paramedic, Dad, and Guide... Tim is living his best life. We cover a lot of ground on this one. We talk about getting youngsters …
 
Today we sit down for an in-depth chat with friend of the show Ryan Ermet. Ryan has a knack for catching big bows and brookies in Alberta and British Columbia. He is a Pro Tyer with Canadian Llama. We talk about his involvement with the movie "Still" from Brent Gill at Wait 4 it Films, we chat the Stillwaters FB page, the Stillwaters Fly fishing ap…
 
This week we sit down with friend of the show Scott Wilday. Scott owns Lidrig which is a company that has created a revolutionary magnetic nipper system for fly fishers. We talk about the new Lidrig 2.0 the many new features, we talk about the crazy year that was 2020, best fly fishing trips of the year, sports, favorite shops and what's around the…
 
This week we chat with Deb Paskall from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Deb is an avid tyer and fly fisher who has developed fly patterns such as the Number 9. We talk all things fly fishing, Semperfli materials, targeting coastal cutthroat trout, salmon and much more. Thanks Deb for sharing your fly fishing story with us on Episode 135.…
 
This week we head to the outskirts of Regina Saskatchewan to chat with Julio Salazar. Originally from Northern Chile, Julio is a content and image creator based in the Canadian Prairies. He is passionate about all things fly fishing, namely spring creeks and brown trout. We talk about tying at the bench, rod building and the rewarding challenges th…
 
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