This week I’m joined by John Hazel, of Deschutes Angler, and Jeff Hickman, of Fish the Swing. We get right into it about the massive temperature changes on the Deschutes since the installation of the mixing tower, the ecological effects that has had, the importance of the deschutes for the rest of the Columbia, the […]
Bruce Kruk shares his secrets to Spey Casting success in this coming Swing the Fly video series produced by Tightline Films.
I got to talk to filmmaker Shane Anderson this week. We talked about his early start to fishing, professional skiing, the film industry, Burkheimers, the difficulties of telling your story, dam removal, mental clarity in fishing, and what I need to know before jumping into river snorkeling.
Leading by example, Costa has put its mission into action by protecting waterways, reducing ocean pollution and helping restore coastal communities.
This week I’m joined by Kirsten Kinsman for our first in person recording in over a year. We discussed her first time fishing, discovering steelhead and her first solo one, learning to row, trout fishing, the condensed time of COVID, and being outfished by children. As this is our first episode back in-person, we of […]
This episode I’m speaking with Tim Arsenault of Bridge Fly Fishing. We talked about choosing fishing over school, fly shops, being ruined by spey casting, designing Bridge lines, line tips(pun intended), and a divine muse.
I’ve know Dave Reid for about 15 years, since way back in our days in West Michigan. Dave’s now in Idaho, and I’m in Montana, but a few years ago we shared a day on the Clearwater, where he showed me a bamboo single hander he’d made. The taper was his proprietary design, and man […]
To survive, our irreplaceable wild fish need clean, undammed rivers undiluted by inferior hatchery stocks, accessible spawning grounds, protected ocean habitat and sustainable fishing practices. To thrive, wild fish need wild fish activists—a lot of them—to protect, advocate and defend them. But what is an angling activist? What does it mean? What do they do? Where do I sign up? Do I have to go to meetings?
This episode I’m joined by Jeff Butler. We had a really great time discussing atlantic salmon, right brain tendencies, post military life, learning spey, wilderness survival training, skating, and canoes.
This week I got to virtually sit down with Steve Szeliga. We got to talking about learning to fish, floating, our mutual intricate knowledge of deep sea fishing, tying in hand, dading, and nap based time telling.
The memory of a Henry’s Fork rainbow cartwheeling multiple times over a waking muddler in the glow of a May sunset still has me grinning years later. And I can almost feel the warmth of the June sun as I recall working a flooded willow bank. The plump brown trout that I eventually landed nearly pulled my 3-wt. trout spey out of my hand on the grab.
This week I got the chance to speak with Simon Gawesworth. We had a great time discussing growing up along side a fly fishing school, traditional rods in the UK, working with Rio, the trials and tribulations of moving, the joy of teaching, and how he got started fishing with Goldfish.