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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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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…
 
This week we sit down with the owner of the Outlaw Rod Company Anthony Saling of Sparks Nevada. He is an avid fly fisher and fly tyer who is making waves in the world of fly fishing with high quality fly rods at a very reasonable price point. We talk about the fly fishing in his area including popular spots such as the Truckee River and Pyramid Lak…
 
From snowboarding to fly fishing we sit down with Josh Boeser of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We talk about his brand "Larry the Lunker", his time snowboarding all over the planet with the Nightmare Team, hockey, guiding, bartending, influences, passions, smallmouth and much more. Thanks Josh for sharing your fly fishing journey with us! www.larrythelun…
 
This week we visit with Christian Bacasa and talk about the new book he has co-authored with John Childress called Fly Fishing for Leadership. In this episode we explore some similarities between fly fishing and the boardroom. We talk about situational awareness, leadership styles, fly fishing stories, Christian's compelling story and how fly fishi…
 
This week we catch up with Kelowna BC's Timothy Jenson. Timothy is a former professional MMA fighter also known as "Death Metal", he now spends a lot of time fly fishing Interior BC waters and ties custom flies. We talk about his career in the ring fighting out of Toshido MMA, what he is up to now and how fly tying is helping him deal with a devast…
 
This week we head out to Vancouver Island to talk all things fly fishing and tying with Wes Penny. Wes is an avid tyer and frequents interior still waters a lot. After 19 years with the Victoria Police Department, 6 years at the Douglas Lake Cattle Ranch, he is now retired and has more time to chase fins and tie flies. Currently he is a moderator f…
 
Val Kropiwnicki's artwork has been featured in the Fly Fish Journal, Gray's Sporting Journal and The Drake. He makes one of a kind flies which he ties on hand crafted chassis. He is an art teacher by day, passionate fly fisher, who creates fly reels, sculpture, furniture and flatwork which is truly inspiring. We talk about his passion for creating …
 
This week back to Idaho for a sit down with Tanner Lewis in American Falls. Tanner is a professional guide with Orvis endorsed The Lodge at Palisades Creek. We talk about the fly fishing opportunities on the South Fork of the Snake, his passion for chasing browns, hitting the gym and the many influences he has learned from. Thanks Tanner for sharin…
 
This week we sit down with Joseph Evans of Idafly.com, Joseph joins is from his dorm room in Missoula Montana to talk about his journey in fly fishing. We find out what it brings to his life and his big plans to pursue a career chasing and filming all things fins. He works summers at Henry's Fork Anglers while studying media at the University of Mo…
 
Retired small lakes biologist, fly fishing guide Steve Maricle joins us for a chat about stillwater fly fishing, Thompson River Steelhead and fly fishing the Thompson/Nicola region. We talk about the work he did as a biologist in the Thompson region, what he is up to today, dream trips, tunes, rainbow stocking strains and much more. Thanks Steve fo…
 
This week we take you to the east coast of Canada and join Mason Burke of #probablyskunked. Mason has a YouTube channel that follows his fishing many fishing escapades. Fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon and trout, bass fishing, muskie fishing and even ice fishing... he takes to the water with an unbridled enthusiasm and has a unique way of telling it…
 
This week we take you on a road trip. Celebrating the outdoors, sporting diversity, upland game birds and fly fishing. Following last weeks packing for the trip with Josh Crumpton, we check in with the guys in Boise Idaho to find out where this road trip has taken them. Josh is joined by good friends Davin Topel of Real Spirits Distilling and artis…
 
This week we take you on a road trip. Celebrating and searching for diversity in fly fishing and hunting. Josh Crumpton owner of Spoke Hollow Outfitters joins us to talk about his sporting diversity road trip which is taking him and his good buddy Davin Topel (fly fishing guide and whiskey distiller) on an epic trip... chasin fins and upland game b…
 
This week we sit down with Robert Gillingham out of Boise Idaho. Robert along with his business partner run Karmik Outdoors. Their business caters to the outdoor enthusiast, they provide a platform that connects people with a lost and found and connect service. We learn all about their business and discover where Robert's passion for fly fishing st…
 
This week we are joined by Rob Snowhite from Washington, DC. Rob guides the DC area and hosts a long running podcast. The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast is a staple in my house, Rob has a laid back but educational approach to fly fishing which is entertaining and refreshing. He guides the urban waters of DC chasing shad, carp, snakehead, trout and …
 
This week on episode 119 we chat with Jerrald Barsten of Spokane WA. He is an avid fly fisher who runs Selkirk design, he has designed numerous products for the outdoor space including a food hanging system for your time in the bush, the MOJO a lightweight inflatable dog bed and blanket and most recently the "On The Fly" fly rod holder which goes l…
 
This week on the program we have a sit down with Steve Popen, from Rochester NY. Fly fishing pro guide, educator, youth pastor, Steve guides the waters of Central NY, Western NY and the Finger Lakes. Trout It Out runs guided adventures chasing big fish all over New York State. Thanks Steve for sharing your story and finding quiet time on the water.…
 
This week we visit with Troy Dettman, guide with Grande Ronde Angler.Troy is a Pacific Northwest based guide who has a vast array of fly fishing opportunities which include the Methow, the Yakima, coastal sea run cutthroat, and Grande Ronde steelhead. He has over 30 years experience in the industry and brings a lot of knowledge to the water. We tal…
 
This week we have an informative chat with Pete Stitcher of Ascent Fly Fishing. Ascent is a biologist owned and operated fly shop committed to getting you the right flies for the waters you fish. Self proclaimed "fly geek" Pete has grown his company into a vibrant global fly fishing company. We dig deep into the roots of Ascent fly Fishing, talk al…
 
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