This week I got the chance to speak with Matthew Sloat. He lets us know about growing up in western Alaska, the differences from California, resident Rainbows and Steelhead, hatcheries’ effects on the food web, “The Blob,” the never ending learning of fly fishing, tagging steelhead in Kamchatka, and the massive taimen.
This week i’m talking to Michael Garrigan. We discuss “The River Wye,” secret cigarettes and his slow pull to fishing, dogs, becoming a teacher, writing, poetry and painting, sharing your work, carp, alone time in the wilderness, Yellowstone, some dog-based interuptions and antics, and listen to some of his fantastic poetry.
I first fished the North Umpqua a dozen years ago, and I was way late to the game. It’s been a river iconic in the steelhead community for at least a century, from before Zane Grey, to Frank and Jeannie Moore, to the present moment. And the situation in the present moment is unbelievable. After […]
Another Tuesday means another River Rambler and this week I’m joined by Tom Mahan. We talk about growing up with a backyard fishing spot, firefighting, learning the many forms of spey, guiding, different fishing ideologies, Alaska’s chinook and rainbows, jiujitsu and martial arts mindsets, muddlers and Swedish Fish.
On this week’s episode I’m talking to Mike Kohler. We discuss his time fishing as a whipper snapper, accents, lobstering, getting into steelhead, dogs and kids, his introduction to spey, striper fishing, the benefits of night fishing, pho… Become a member of Swing the Fly To read this article and receive other special member-only benefits, […]
We’ve made it to triple digits and for the 100th episode I’m joined by Bill Pfeiffer. We discuss his time in Cuba, picky fish, parents, parties & food, Sculpin, Bill’s Super Secret Fly and his incredibly difficlut fishing apporach, trout spey, law schoold dogs, Zach Williams, and Bill’s moose rivalry.
On this episode Alice Gilibert, Elaine Gong, and Whitney Gould are going me and we have a fantastic chat. We cover how they all got into fishing, competitive casting, pace cars and medicine chests, competition nerves, The American Casting Association, spey casts vs Belgian casts, movie recommendations, Golden Gate Angling Club and Angling Foundation, and […]
Dan Gates of the Grey Drake is joining me for this week’s episode. We talk about the Nashville Network, fishing with his dad, skating, tying at expos, Yellowstone, the OP, conspiracy theories, The Grey Drake, Trout in the Classroom, conservation, trout spey, fish tacos, and Sasquatch.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.