Episode 96 – Mark Martin
On this week’s show I’m talking to Mark Martin. We discuss how he started fly fishing, James Sampsel, the Middle Fork, hybrid trout, his internship turned job, starting his steelhead obsession, western fishing culture, home repair, and muddlers & drinKing.
Episode 95 – Erik Skoog & Hank Rolfs
On this week’s episode I’m chatting with drift boat fanatics, Hank Rolfs and Eric Skoog. We discuss their early start to fishing, learning from A.J. McClane, how they started working together, their introductions to drift boats, the problem solving of boat repair, how not to land a drift boat, atlantic salmon, looking for a new […]
Episode 94 – Patrick Lookabaugh
This week I’m talking with my friend Paddy Lookabaugh, of Liquid Sunshine Fly Fishing. We discuss the advantages of growing up in a Civil War battlefield, college, fires & firefighting, our shared love of indicator fishing, Alaska, his rod building journey, guiding, and who not to accept party invitations from.
Episode 93 – The Return of Zack Williams
This week, as Spey-O-Rama approaches, I’m chatting with Zack Williams of Swing the Fly. We wander into mountian men, his new book “Anchor-Centric Spey Casting,” alien abductions, Swing the Fly, the OP, sink tips, line splicing, and Frankensteining through the woods.
Episode 92 – Annie Walts-Kubicka
This week I’m joined by Annie Waltz-Kubicka. We get straight to chatting about her multi-generational entrance to fishing, her steelhead awakening, becoming a private chef, culinary gardens, forming friendships with clientele, Montana, sourdough and sorcery, family, and … yuck, nymphing.
Episode 91 – Kate and Justin Crump
On this episode of The River Rambler I’m joined by Kate and Justin Crump, owners of The Lodge at 58 North. We had a great time talking about Volkswagen buses, humility and poaching, GPA requirements, clusterfucks, Alaska, salmon, deciding… Become a member of Swing the Fly To read this article and receive other special member-only […]
Episode 90 – Terry Antoniuk
On this episode I’m speaking with Terry Antoniuk. We chat about growing up around the world, the importance of cultural exchange in English pubs, becoming a biologist, aquatic landscape ecology, “discovering” steelhead, rods and lines, road tripping, and one Mr. Kruk.
Episode 89 – Joey Mara
Today I’m chatting with Joseph Mara, of Waist Deep Media, and talk about the project he’s been working on “A Steelhead Story – The Legacy of Bill McMillan.” Along the way we also discus his first winter steelhead, being an older brother, the trials of dodgy internet, questionable dog behavior, and a dark TikTok hole. […]
Episode 88 – Brian Johnson
This week I’m talking with Brian Johnson, president of California Trout Unlimited and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation. We talk about growing up around the mighty cliffs of Iowa, dam removal and power companies, working togethor with tribal nations, the formation of Klamath River Renewal Corportain, beer talk, lowering your effectiveness but not your fun, […]
Episode 87 – John Larison
This week I’m speaking with John Larison, author of “Holding Lies” and most recently “Whiskey When We’re Dry.” We chat about his start as a mud puddle angler, questioning Euro-nymphing, New York waters, tequila, Ted Leeson, writing, trying to be like water, and the questioniable choice to method act in the TSA line. You can […]
Episode 86 – Celebrating Frank Moore
This week we have a very special episode for you to celebrate the life of Frank Moore. I’m joined by Becky McRae, Karl Konecny, Dean Finnerty, Dale Greenley, and Jeffery Dose. We talk about meeting Frank, be it on the river, at a faire, or in the scouts, botany with Jeanne, wading upstream, “pick-pocketing,” and […]
Episode 85 – Daniel Ritz
We’re talking with Daniel Ritz on this week’s show. We talk about his series, “Point of Engagement,” on Swing the fly, Boise’s surfing scene, the Now or Never Campaign, rods, great steelhead writing, blogging vs. vlogging, and horses.