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Anchored with April Vokey

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Join renowned angler April Vokey as she explores fishing, hunting, foraging and homesteading through intimate, face-to-face conversations with some of the outdoor world's most influential people. Her intense curiosity drives her to take a behind-the-scenes, vulnerable and honest approach with her gu… read more

208 Episodes | 2014 - 2022

Anchored Podcast Ep. 208: Jessie Krebs on Survival and Trip Tips

August 3rd, 2022

57:25

Jessie Krebs is a former US Air Force SERE specialist who believes that skills combined with preparation allow for a deeper connection to the wilderness. Sere stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape—all …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 207: Drew Chicone on Scenting Flies, UV, Crabs and more

July 22nd, 2022

1:18:55

Drew Chicone has made a name for himself as one of the industry’s top fly tiers… and rightfully so. The author of 15 books and a stream of impressive …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 206: Emily Rodger’s Incredible Story

June 29th, 2022

55:40

Champion cyclist Emily Rodger’s ascent to the podium was twice derailed by near-fatal collisions. Her journey to overcome injury and PTSD lead her …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 205: Trevor Covich on Catching Anadromous Fish

June 22nd, 2022

1:30:31

As a young boy, Trevor Covich knew he wanted to be a fishing guide. Born and raised in Washington state, he’s always had a love for anadromous fish. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss fishing for chinook salmon, …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 204: Katie Fiedler-Anderson on Navigating Guiding and Motherhood

June 5th, 2022

1:09:19

Katie Fiedler-Anderson has been guiding for 13 years. Based in Colorado, before becoming a fishing guide, she worked as a raft guide, video kayaker, …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 203: Larry Dahlberg on the Diver, Thermocline and Ideal Water Temps

April 29th, 2022

1:32:06

Larry Dahlberg is a guest I’ve been keen to have on the show for some time now. You may know of him as the man who created the Dahlberg Diver, but he is also the inventor of Flashabou and various other fishing …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 202: Steve Ramirez on Casting Forward

April 11th, 2022

1:31:43

Steve Ramirez is a writer, educator, master naturalist, philosopher, and outdoor adventurer who lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country. Steve has had an interesting career… from working alongside President Bush to …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 201: Marcelo Pérez on Fly Fishing in Bolivia

March 29th, 2022

1:21:27

Marcelo Pérez is the founder and CEO of Untamed Angling. An architect and passionate angler, Marcelo grew up in Argentina, where he fine tuned his …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 200: Marina Gibson on a Passion for Teaching

March 9th, 2022

1:08:00

In June 2019, Marina Gibson launched The Northern Fishing School at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire, where her and her team teach fly fishing while …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 199: Rob Smith on Stripers and the Chattahoochee

February 24th, 2022

1:19:36

They don’t make ‘em quite like Rob Smith anymore. Rob is a native southerner and true outdoorsman who’s been obsessed with fishing for almost sixty years. I’d heard of Rob—aka The Moustache— through various mutual …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 198: Mia and Marty Sheppard on Winter Steelhead

February 18th, 2022

1:45:15

Mia and Marty Sheppard are two of the most well-known steelhead guides in the Pacific Northwest, and for good reason. Marty grew up on the banks of the Sandy River in Oregon, landing his first steelhead by the age of …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 197: Mickey Finn, A Guide’s Life

January 27th, 2022

1:14:07

Mickey Finn, born Michael Shanahan, didn’t find guiding… guiding found him. Mickey spends his days guiding in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss brown trout, using UV in flies, anxiety, …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 196: Ryan Heitz, Behind the Fly Shop Counter

January 5th, 2022

1:02:17

Ryan Heitz has worked at Michael and Young Fly Shop for over twenty years. For me, Ryan was the "shop guy" I looked up to when I first started fly fishing. He was—and is—an incredibly knowledgable angler who rarely …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 195: Skip Morris on the "Fly Tying Dream"

December 22nd, 2021

1:18:22

Skip Morris is the author of over twenty fly-fishing books and hundreds of fly-fishing articles. He’s been a well-known personality in the fly-fishing industry long before my time and I was genuinely excited to get to …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 194: Dr. Max Holmes, Science on the Fly

December 16th, 2021

57:20

Dr. Max Holmes is Acting President and Executive Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center. He studies rivers around the world, leading the …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 193: Heather Hodson of United Women on the Fly

December 6th, 2021

1:04:06

You may know this week's guest as @NorthWestFlyGirl or you may even be a part of her Facebook group, United Women on the Fly, but you may not know Heather Hodson.

In this episode of Anchored, Heather and I talk about …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 192: Carl and Kathryn Martens, Failing Forward with Aventuron

November 25th, 2021

56:45

Carl and Kathryn Martens own Aventuron, a grassroots, family-owned business in Sheboygan, Wisconsin that was built on belief and sheer determination. In this episode of Anchored, they share their story about making the …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 191: Gill Steele, Born This Way

November 2nd, 2021

1:08:58

Gill Steele was born to fish. The daughter of respected angler and shop owner, Dave Steele, she grew up in the fishing industry where she continues to flourish to this day. Gill is an avid angler, conservationist and …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 190: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Matt Barber and Joel Doub

October 5th, 2021

1:08:47

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths evolved from a dream of Tom's while owning the R. L. Winston Rod Company from 1973 to 1991. He always wanted to build a limited …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 189: Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz on the Current State of Columbia River Steelhead

August 27th, 2021

58:59

Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz are no strangers to wild steelhead. Jeff Hickman is a longtime steelhead guide, lodge owner and advocate. His passion for protecting wild species and places consistently take priority …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 188: Phil Rowley on Chironomids, Stillwater Fishing and Going Pro

August 4th, 2021

1:35:46

Phil Rowley is a stillwater icon. Author, presenter, fly tier and instructor, Phil has shared his knowledge and paved the road for countless anglers. I was excited to finally have him on the show to learn more about his …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 187: Justin Crump on Being a Trout Bum, Rooster Fishing and Expectations

July 26th, 2021

1:16:02

When I think of the perfect Trout Bum story, Justin Crump comes to mind. Justin fell in love with fishing at an early age, before dedicating his entire life to the pursuit. In this episode of Anchored, Justin and I …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 186: Natalie Bogwalker on Wild Abundance, Hide Tanning, Gardening and Community

July 8th, 2021

47:51

Natalie Bogwalker is the founder and director of Wild Abundance, where she teaches carpentry, permaculture, primitive skills, and so much more. I met …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 185: Al Perkinson on Bajio Sunglasses and Cause Marketing in Fishing

May 28th, 2021

56:56

Al Perkinson is someone I’ve looked up to for a long time. For seventeen years, he was the CFO of Costa Sunglasses, where he led brand strategy, marketing, ecommerce and more. Al is an avid fly fisherman and …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 184: Karen Brooks on Fly Fishing in Tasmania

May 14th, 2021

47:09

Karen Brooks is a guide and outfitter based in Tasmania, Australia. She and her husband, Peter, share a unique story in that they both started guiding later in life upon finding matching drift boats for sale in North …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 183: Christian Schauf on 72 Hour Survival and Uncharted Supply Co.

April 26th, 2021

42:29

Christian Schauf is the founder of Uncharted Supply Co. His company specialises in kits built for unexpected survival situations. He started the company after seeing dozens of motorists stranded on the side of the …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 182: Brian O’Keefe on Outdoor Photography and Travelling the World

April 18th, 2021

1:39:20

Brian O’Keefe started fly fishing as a young boy. He started taking fish photos in an attempt to prove that he wasn’t making up stories about the …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 181: Willy Goldsmith and Tony Friedrich, American Saltwater Guides Association

March 9th, 2021

1:19:03

The Saltwater Guides Association is a coalition of forward-thinking guides, small business owners and like-minded anglers who understand the value of keeping fish in the water. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 180: Josh Nugent on the Science Behind Precision Casting

February 26th, 2021

2:06:18

Josh Nugent started his successful guiding operation, Out Fly Fishing Outfitters, in 2003. He recently purchased a fly shop in Calgary, Alberta, …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 179: Donnie Vincent on Ethical Hunting, Wolves and More

February 11th, 2021

1:29:54

Donnie Vincent is an explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman. These days Donnie is best known for his inspirational films and passion for …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 178: Clint Goyette on Czech Nymphing

January 23rd, 2021

1:05:24

Clint Goyette is a Twelve time Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships competitor. He is also a guide and certified casting instructor who …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess Westbrook and Kaitlin Barnhart on the Mayfly Project

January 10th, 2021

51:22

Kaitlin Barnhart and Jess Westbrook are the founders of The Mayfly Project, an organization that uses fly fishing to help mentor and support children in foster care. The Mayfly Project introduces children in foster care …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 176: Steven Drake on Hunting Photography, the Rut, Wallows, Sheds and More

December 21st, 2020

55:15

Steven Drake is a hunting photographer whose work has helped to redefine how the hunting industry is perceived. An avid elk hunter, he frequents some of the most rugged and physically demanding terrain in the USA. In …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 175: Kelly Galloup on Innovative Fly Tying and Fishing Trout Streamers

December 2nd, 2020

1:47:35

For many of us, Kelly Galloup is a household name. His innovative fly-tying and unique angling approach has earned him his place in the fly-fishing …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 174: Travis and Tiffany Bader on Silvercore, Firearms and Bear Safety

November 19th, 2020

1:28:33

Travis and Tiffany Bader are both passionate hunters, anglers, foragers and foodies. They make their livings by sharing their passion with others through their company, Silvercore. Silvercore is Canada’s largest company …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 173: Kristine Fischer on Tournament Fishing and the Sacrifices to Make it Pro

October 26th, 2020

1:20:49

Kristine Fischer @MidwestFishergal grew up fishing and playing in the outdoors. What she didn’t realise at the time, was that she’d soon become one of the most well-known anglers in the national kayak bass tournament …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 172: Keith McCafferty on Survival, Outdoor Skills and Living to Write About It

October 12th, 2020

1:09:41

Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream, an author of eight books, winner of numerous literary awards, and just an all-round likeable guy. In this episode of Anchored, we hear …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 171: Woniya Thibeault on Tanning Hides and the "Alone" TV Show

September 24th, 2020

1:07:24

Woniya Thibeault has spent her life studying ancestral skills. As the owner of Buckskin Revolution, she teaches classes and workshops, sharing her …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 170: Jim McLennan on the Bow River, Pioneering, and Growing Up

September 11th, 2020

1:11:26

Jim McLennan was one of the first fly-fishing guides on Alberta’s Bow River. A well known writer and speaker, Jim has authored four books and written countless magazine articles. In this episode of Anchored we discuss …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 169: Yarrow Willard on Wild Mushrooms, Foraging and More

August 21st, 2020

1:12:18

Yarrow Willard is an herbalist and philosopher who lives in British Columbia, Canada. Yarrow was born into a family of foragers who have changed …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 168: Nanci Morris Lyon and Nelli Williams on Pebble Mine

August 5th, 2020

34:11

Nanci Morris Lyon and Nelli Williams have been working for over a decade to safeguard Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine. Nanci owns Bear Trail Lodge

Anchored Podcast Ep. 167: Chad Brown On Battling PTSD With Fly Fishing

July 22nd, 2020

1:29:43

Chad Brown is a decorated US Navy veteran who struggles with PTSD. A failed suicide attempt eventually led Chad to found a non-profit organization …

Anchored Podcast Ep. 166: Brad Salon and Sarah Corrigan on Instinctive Shooting, Mushroom Identification, Basketry, Foraging

July 12th, 2020

45:55

***Check out our Bow Drill Masterclass here!***

Brad Salon and Sarah Corrigan own the Roots school in Vermont. They teach a variety of skills, …

Ep. 165: Elena Joy Thurston and Kristen Kile on the LGBTQ Community

June 24th, 2020

1:07:29

Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational speaker and founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. When she reached out to me to see if we might be able to connect for a podcast, I wasn’t sure how her story linked back to the …

Ep. 164: John Dietsch Graced By Waters

June 16th, 2020

1:11:21

John Dietsch is perhaps best known in fly fishing circles for supervising all of the fly fishing scenes on the OSCAR winning film "A River Runs Through It", where he also conceived and executed the famous final fishing …

Ep. 163: Hank Shaw on Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

June 12th, 2020

1:23:45

Hank Shaw is a celebrated chef, author and outdoorsman who runs the award-winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. In this episode of Anchored, Hank and I walk through his timeline, stopping along the way to discuss …

Ep. 162: Jay Johnson On A Passion For The Outdoors

May 12th, 2020

1:00:15

Jay Johnson has a mission of instilling a passion for the outdoors in others. You may have seen Jay Johnson on the Trout Bums diaries, Geo Bass, or most recently, the Fisher Guy series on Animal Planet. Jay had a …

Ep. 161: Talking Taxidermy with Jenna McRae

April 23rd, 2020

53:15

Jenna McRae is somewhat new to taxidermy, but she is full of passion, knowledge and talent. Although she has only been practicing for a year and a …

Ep. 160: Kimi Werner on Motherhood, Freediving, and Spearfishing

March 27th, 2020

1:03:43

Have you ever wondered if freediving and spearfishing are as peaceful as they seem? My guest today describes them as transcendent. Born and raised in …

Ep. 159: Instagram Troll Or Activist? An Interview With Copper Plated Sixes

March 12th, 2020

55:55

Over the last few years, a surprising amount of troll accounts have emerged on social media platforms. While some are humorous and light-hearted, …

Ep. 158: Erin Block on Hunting for Food

February 27th, 2020

1:12:27

Erin Block works as a librarian and freelance writer. She is the author of countless articles and 2 books including, The View from Coal Creek and By a Thread. But of course, Erin is more than that, she is an angler, …

Ep. 157: Tying Flies with Brita Fordice

February 20th, 2020

1:05:27

Fly tying expert, Brita Fordice, joins me on this episode of Anchored to discuss tying flies, life, and much more. Fishing has always been a part of Brita Fordice’s life. Growing up in Washington she fished for …

Ep. 156: Hoagy Carmichael on Bamboo Fly Rods

February 7th, 2020

51:39

Hoagy Carmichael is a producer, director, author and bamboo rod builder. Growing up as the son of one of America’s most cherished songwriters, Hoagy is no stranger to the pressures of passing on legacies. In 1968, he …

Ep. 155: Best Practices for Catch and Release Fishing with Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Sascha Clark Danylchuk

January 17th, 2020

1:13:24

The whole point of catch and release fishing is to ensure those fish live to swim another day. But sometimes, even with our best intentions, that …

Ep. 154: Chris Wittman and Daniel Andrews on Captains for Clean Water

December 28th, 2019

1:31:09

Captains For Clean Water started out as a group of fishing guides who were fed up with Florida’s water management practices. The organisation …

Ep. 153: Kirk Deeter on the Fly Fishing Industry

December 18th, 2019

57:44

Kirk Deeter is the vice president of media at Trout Unlimited and the editor of TROUT Magazine. He’s also an editor-at-large for Field & Stream and the editor-in-chief of Angling Trade. To say he’s busy is an …

Ep. 152: Daniel Galhardo on Tenkara Fishing

December 14th, 2019

55:10

Daniel Galhardo was born in Brazil, but came to the States as an exchange student, where he fell in love with trout fishing. When Daniel accidentally stumbled on the topic of Tenkara fishing, he was immediately …

Ep. 151: Josh Niland on the Whole Fish

December 6th, 2019

1:21:56

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Josh Niland is quite possibly the hottest chef on the scene right now. Owner of the Saint Peter restaurant and Fish Butchery in Sydney, he has risen to fame for using of an …

Ep. 150: Meredith McCord Part Two

November 29th, 2019

52:44

Meredith McCord is a keen angler, professional trip host, and world traveler. Today she holds 180 records through the IGFA, and she shows no signs of …

Ep. 149: Meredith McCord Part One

November 23rd, 2019

1:29:10

Meredith McCord is a keen angler, professional trip host, and world traveler. Today she holds 180 records through the IGFA, and she shows no signs of …

Ep. 148: Land Tawney on BHA

November 15th, 2019

1:05:03

Land Tawney is the President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. The organisation is a non-profit sportsmen's group based in Montana. 

In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with Land to get a better …

Ep. 147: A Conversation with John Gierach

November 8th, 2019

1:02:03

John Gierach is one of the most iconic fishing writers of all time. Having published 20 books and countless articles, it’s been said that John may be the only fly fishing writer who’s made a decent living at the craft. …

Ep. 146: Ben Bulis and Matt Smythe on AFFTA

November 2nd, 2019

1:19:50

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is the sole trade organisation for the fly fishing industry. Over the years, AFFTA has worked hard …

Ep. 145: Real Talk with Jen Ripple from Dun Magazine

October 26th, 2019

1:15:17

Jen Ripple is the owner and editor-in-chief of Dun Magazine, an international women’s fly fishing publication—the first of its kind. I met Jen about six years ago when she was just getting Dun off the ground. I found …

Ep. 144: Jude Mayall, the Outback Chef

October 20th, 2019

58:28

Jude Mayall is a chef, industry advisor, and author of the Outback Chef Cookbook. I first learned of Jude while looking for new reading material at the library. I was immediately intrigued by her knowledge and …

Ep. 143: Topher Browne on Barometer, Water Levels, Fly Speed and Tradition

October 11th, 2019

55:13

For this week’s episode of Anchored, I went back through the archives of a television show I used to host. While sifting through files, I found one of my favourite interviews that never made it to air. It’s a …

Ep. 142: Chris Henshaw on Working with Hardy

October 4th, 2019

49:00

I’m often asked how Anchored came to be. The short answer is that it stemmed from a television series I used to host. Limited airtime meant my …

Ep. 141: Nigel Millgate on Aboriginal History

September 27th, 2019

1:00:31

Nigel Millgate grew up in the rural community of Dubbo, New South Wales. He’s a proud Karulkiyalu man of the Ngemba Nation, with deep roots to his …

Ep. 140: Catherine Laflamme and Tim Arsenault on Choosing a Fly Line

September 22nd, 2019

35:10

In this episode of Anchored I’m joined by Catherine Laflamme and Tim Arsenault from Michael and Young Fly Shop to revisit the discussion about …

Ep. 139: Bill Fitzsimmons on Christmas Island, Fly Size, and Catch and Release

September 16th, 2019

1:22:16

When John Gierach mentioned Bill Fitzsimmons in “Trout Bum,” he wrote about Bill’s professionalism, skill, and deliberate efforts to avoid the camera. So, naturally, I was delighted when Bill agreed to share more of his …

Ep. 138: Tyler Kushnir on the Thompson, Competitive Casting and More

September 11th, 2019

57:16

Tyler Kushnir has been fishing for trout and steelhead since the 1960s. A retired high school teacher and well-known fishing personality, he’s been …

Ep. 137: Oliver Ngy on Catching Big Fish

August 30th, 2019

38:34

Oliver Ngy has been fishing since he was a kid. A self-taught angler from Southern California, he learned the values of commitment and dedication at …

Ep. 136: So You Wanna Be a Fishing Guide?

August 22nd, 2019

32:24

In this episode of Anchored, I thought I would do something a little different. Some of you may remember the five-part series I wrote a while back …

Ep. 135: Jason Schratwieser on the Relevancy of the IGFA

August 16th, 2019

1:00:42

Jason Schratwieser has been the International Game Fish Association’s director of conservation since 2003. An angler and holder of a master’s degree …

Ep. 134: Dr. Matthew Muir on Taking Care of Our Outdoor Dogs

August 9th, 2019

1:16:28

Dr. Matthew Muir is a veterinarian based out of Sydney, Australia. He began work as a mixed animal general practitioner in Griffith, Australia where …

Ep. 133: Bryan Gregson on Making Photography a Career

August 2nd, 2019

1:04:55

***Check out our Outdoor Photography Masterclass with Bryan here!***

Bryan Gregson is one of the fishing industry’s most sought-after creative minds. An award-winning adventure sports and documentary photographer and …

Ep. 132: Joe Simonds on Salt Strong

July 26th, 2019

58:40

Joe Simonds is a co-founder of Salt Strong, a subscription-based fishing community that focuses on education and creating memories on the water. Joe and his brother, Luke, left their lucrative business in finance to …

Ep. 131: Darcizzle on "Fishing in Bikinis"

July 16th, 2019

1:08:34

Darcie Arahill, also known by her handle Darcizzle, started fishing as a little girl. Based in Florida, she focuses on saltwater species, …

Ep. 130: Henrik Mortensen on Salmon Fishing

July 4th, 2019

54:43

Henrik Mortensen is one of the most influential Atlantic salmon anglers in the world. Over the years, Henrik has guided on some of the best salmon …

Ep. 129: Rex Hunt on Being an Icon

June 28th, 2019

46:00

Rex Hunt is Australian fishing royalty. Born in 1949, Rex has lived his seventy years to the fullest as a professional football player, popular …

Ep. 128: Brian Chan on Stillwater Fishing

June 20th, 2019

1:03:41

Brian Chan is a Canadian icon. Biologist, teacher, guide and groundbreaker, Brian is the man behind Interior British Columbia’s trophy stillwater …

Ep. 127: Matt Suzuki on Fly Fishing in Japan

June 17th, 2019

38:51

Matt Suzuki moved to Canada when he was in his early twenties. Folklore about BC’s fabled steelhead had made its way to him in Tokyo and soon he was, …

Ep. 126: Paul Worsteling on IFISH and Drone Fishing

June 7th, 2019

1:17:32

Paul Worsteling has been in the fishing business for 30 years. He’s filmed more than 500 episodes of his popular television show, IFISH, and doesn’t …

Ep. 125: Jan Kristensen on Fishing for Tarpon Out of a Float Tube

May 31st, 2019

49:17

Jan Kristensen has fished all over the world. He grew up in Denmark but moved to Australia after earning his PhD in biotechnology. Ten years ago, he …

Ep. 124: Jeff Forsee on Becoming a Full-Time Fishing Guide

May 23rd, 2019

1:06:32

When I think of full-time guides who are doing it right, I think of Jeff Forsee. Jeff epitomizes a good guide: professional, likeable, clever and …

Ep. 123: Choosing Your First Fly Rod and Reel

May 17th, 2019

59:29

In this episode of Anchored, I spend the evening in my own home discussing fly rods and reels with my husband, Charles. We spend the hour comparing our own experiences working in fly shops, and try to break down what …

Ep. 122: Guido Rahr on the Wild Salmon Centre

May 9th, 2019

1:31:24

Guido Rahr is the president and CEO of the Wild Salmon Centre, an organisation focused on the health of salmonid populations of Canada, Russia, …

Ep. 121: Rodney Fox on Great White Sharks

May 3rd, 2019

1:32:31

Rodney Fox was born in 1940 in South Australia. Growing up near water, he quickly developed a passion for swimming, spearfishing and the ocean—and he went on to become the South Australian Spear Fishing Champion at age …

Ep. 120: Jack Kos on a History of Brown Trout

April 25th, 2019

38:15

Jack Kos is a New Zealand angler who studied law at the University of Canterbury. Since Jack’s teens, he has been fixated on the allure of brown trout in the Southern Hemisphere. This fascination lead him to complete …

Ep. 119: Bob Wyatt on Prey Image Theory

April 18th, 2019

1:16:53

Bob Wyatt is an artist, author and long-time angler based out of New Zealand. Born in Canada, he has been fly fishing since the late ’50s. I met with Bob in New Zealand to discuss his “prey image” theory, trout fishing …

Ep. 118: Martin Taylor on New Zealand Fish and Game

April 11th, 2019

33:31

Martin Taylor is the CEO of Fish & Game New Zealand, a non-profit organization focused on managing, maintaining and enhancing sportfish, game birds and their habitats. They receive no government or taxpayer money, …

Ep. 117: Spencer Greening on Indigenous Management of Ecosystems

April 5th, 2019

2:19:02

Spencer Greening (La’goot) is an indigenous scholar from the Tsimshian peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. His current doctoral research examines …

Ep. 116: Jonathan Jones on Dirtbag Fishermen

March 28th, 2019

1:15:03

Jonathan Jones, also known as Red Beard, has been known to stir the pot. As a relative newcomer to the fishing industry, Jonathan has no problem admitting that he’s here to bring the entertainment. He is tattooed, …

Ep. 115: Whitney Gould on Spey Casting and Trout Fishing

March 22nd, 2019

57:01

Whitney Gould is a Spey casting instructor and a six-time Spey-O-Rama casting champion. She is a full-time fishing guide who started guiding in …

Ep. 114: Brett Seng on Photography and Integrity

March 16th, 2019

59:29

Brett Seng is one of my favorite outdoor photographers. Over the years, Brett has been a fishing guide, a consultant to hunting companies and created …

Ep. 113: Tom Bie on the Drake Magazine

March 7th, 2019

1:26:10

Tom Bie founded The Drake Magazine in 1998 and he has grown it to be one of the most respected magazines in the industry. With some of the finest fishing writers, it’s not hard to see why. In this episode of Anchored, I …

Ep. 112: Jim Klug on Yellow Dog

February 28th, 2019

46:08

Jim Klug is the founder and CEO of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, a travel company that arranges fly-fishing trips to lodges around the globe. Over the years, Jim has worked as a guide, sales rep, photographer and …

Ep. 111: Roy Henry Vickers on Art, Culture and Humanity

February 20th, 2019

1:15:29

Roy Henry Vickers is a Grammy Award-nominated, Canadian First Nations artist. Roy is one of Canada’s most revered artists—his work can be found in the Vancouver Airport and galleries around the world. I’ve been a fan of …

Ep. 110: Sam Lungren on Keeping Our Catch

February 13th, 2019

51:25

Sam Lungren grew up on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound. He spent summers working aboard an Alaskan commercial salmon seiner while studying …

Ep. 109: Whitney Milhoan on Casting for Recovery

February 7th, 2019

45:56

Whitney Milhoan is the executive director of Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization that provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer. Casting for Recovery started in 1996 with a focus on …

Ep. 108: January Questions and Answers

January 30th, 2019

1:03:59

In this episode of Anchored I reach out to past guests of the show to ask them your questions! I speak with Amy Hazel, Simon Gawesworth, George Cook, Andy Danylchuk, Scott Baker McGarva, John McMillan and Jerry Darkes

Ep. 107: Josh Hutchins on Social Media and Fishing Australia

January 23rd, 2019

1:29:30

Josh Hutchins grew up fishing for trout near Sydney's mountain streams. Since then, he's fly fished around the world and started Aussie Fly Fisher, his guiding and travel business. Josh runs a number of …

Ep. 106: Ryan Callaghan on Public Land

January 16th, 2019

56:01

Ryan Callaghan, who goes by Cal, is more than just a moustache. I first met Cal while he was working for First Lite as their director of conservation. I was immediately drawn to his authenticity. As a longtime hunter, …

Ep. 105: Geoff Mueller on Being Behind the Words

January 10th, 2019

44:49

You’ve probably seen Geoff Mueller’s name below a thought-provoking essay in a magazine or industry publication. Geoff is the senior editor of The …

Ep. 104: Camille Egdorf on Growing Up Fishing

January 2nd, 2019

57:01

Camille Egdorf was born into a fishing family. At only six months old, she was accompanying her parents to their family lodge in Alaska, where she …

Ep. 103: Rodney Hsu & Kitty Kanhoffen on the Next Generation

December 27th, 2018

45:03

Rodney Hsu started the Fishing With Rod website in 2001. Its purpose was to serve as an online fishing resource for anglers throughout British …

Ep. 102: Eva Shockey on the Unexpected

December 19th, 2018

51:45

Eva Shockey is one of hunting’s most recognised names. Born in British Columbia, Eva grew up in a hunting family before making the decision to dive …

Ep. 101: Jim Bartschi on Scott Fly Rods

December 12th, 2018

51:30

Scott Fly Rods was started in a San Fransisco basement in 1973. As a teenager, Jim Bartschi used to spend his time pestering Harry Wilson, the company’s founder, with questions until he was eventually offered a job. The …

Ep. 100: Roland Martin on Being a Bassmaster

December 5th, 2018

45:19

Roland Martin is one of the most successful bass fishermen of our time. Roland’s ability to read water began at a very early age, eventually …

Ep. 99: Bucky Buchstaber on The Fly Fishing Collaborative

November 28th, 2018

58:28

Bucky Buchstaber is the founder and executive director of the Fly Fishing Collaborative, an organisation that raises money to provide sustainable

Ep. 98: Tom Brown III on Primitive Skills (Part Two)

November 21st, 2018

1:27:50

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Tom Brown III is an avid angler, hunter and instructor of wilderness survival, tracking and observation. In the second part of this Anchored episode, Tom and I …

Ep. 97: Tom Brown III on Primitive Skills (Part One)

November 14th, 2018

1:21:44

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Tom Brown III is an avid angler, hunter and instructor of wilderness survival, tracking and observation. In this episode of Anchored Tom and I discuss his …

Ep. 96: Hilary Hutcheson on Life in Montana, Climate Change and Outdoor Parenting

November 6th, 2018

59:44

Hilary Hutcheson is a shop owner, guide, mother and brand ambassador. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with Hilary to discuss her upbringing, climate change and being a fishing mom.

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Ep. 95: Dean Butler & Jono Shales on Hanging Marlin

November 1st, 2018

1:22:33

Hanging marlin is one of the most controversial topics in the angling world. In this episode of Anchored I sit down with renowned marlin captain, Dean Butler, and Exmouth guide, Jono Shales, to hear their very different …

Ep. 94: Jono Shales on Exmouth

October 24th, 2018

58:03

When Jono Shales decided to start life over again, he had no idea he would land in one of the world’s most impressive saltwater fisheries. In this …

Ep. 93: Rob Sitch on A River Somewhere

October 17th, 2018

51:25

Rob Sitch is one of the most unique fly-fishermen I’ve ever met— a doctor, comedian, director and actor, his television series, A River Somewhere, took Australia by storm. Twenty years later, his show is still regarded …

Ep. 92: Tom Rowland on the Experience

October 10th, 2018

1:08:45

Tom Rowland is the host of the television series, Saltwater Experience and the Tom Rowland Podcast. Tom has a deeply rooted career in the fly-fishing industry, starting as a guide in Wyoming before moving to guide in …

Ep. 91: Jim Shockey on the Hunter

October 4th, 2018

1:19:32

Jim Shockey is a hunting icon. A longtime outfitter, writer, television personality and spokesperson, Jim has spent his fair share of time …

Ep. 90: Oliver White on Taking Risks

September 28th, 2018

41:48

Oliver White has one of the most inspirational stories I’ve ever heard. In this episode of Anchored, Oliver shares the story of how became the owner …

Ep. 89: Cameron Hanes, Keep Hammering

September 20th, 2018

55:23

Cam Hanes is one of the outdoor industry’s most high profile people. Cam was an outdoorsman at an early age, eventually fine-tuning his archery skills until he was an accomplished bowhunter.  In this episode of …

Ep. 88: Jako Lucas on a Life Abroad

September 13th, 2018

53:04

Jako Lucas has guided in the Seychelles, Mongolia, Norway, and Zambia. As founder of Captain Jack Films, the aspiring filmmaker made his mark over a …

Ep. 87: Ed Rice on Being a Sportsman's Entrepreneur

August 22nd, 2018

58:56

Ed Rice founded the International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) in 1975 and ran it for twenty-three years. The show was the first of its kind, and was …

Ep. 86: Brian Niska on Skeena Spey

August 14th, 2018

1:00:21

Brian Niska is Federation of Fly-Fishers Master caster, a THCI certified instructor and the creator of the Pieroway Rod Company Metal Detector …

Ep. 85: Andy Mill on a Passion For Tarpon

August 7th, 2018

1:05:55

Former Olympic downhill skier, Andy Mill, is widely regarded as one of the best tarpon fly fishermen in the world. Looking at the amount of tournament wins he has under his belt, it’s easy to see why. In this episode of …

Ep. 84: Christine Atkins and Jackie Kutzer on Orvis 50/50

July 29th, 2018

56:31

Orvis recently launched their 50/50 On the Water campaign, an initiative with the goal of seeing more women on the water. From women-specific gear, education, adventure experiences, nonprofit partnerships and …

Ep. 83: Bob Hooton on Days of River's Past

July 16th, 2018

1:35:59

Bob Hooton is one of Canada’s most passionate steelhead advocates. Bob was a BC government fish biologist, where he spent almost 40 years fighting to …

Ep. 82: Justin Duggan on Fly Fishing in Sydney

June 27th, 2018

1:12:02

***Check out our Justin Duggan Masterclass here!***

If you’re looking for a fly-fishing guide or casting instructor in Sydney, you'll almost certainly be referred to Justin Duggan. Justin has been guiding for five days …

Ep. 81: Joe Brooks on Finding Joe Brooks

June 13th, 2018

1:04:38

Joe Brooks has always been somewhat of a mythical figure to me, so when I had the opportunity to sit down with his great nephew to talk about a documentary they were making about him, I jumped at the chance. In this …

Ep. 80: Per Arneberg on the Norwegian Flyfishers Club

June 9th, 2018

43:50

Per Arneberg splits his year between Norway and the USA. A passionate and longtime angler & entrepreneur, Per oversees the management and operations of the Norwegian Flyfishers Club. In this episode of Anchored, Per …

Ep. 79: Felix Borenstein on Fly Fishing in New Zealand

May 30th, 2018

52:46

Felix Borenstein owns and operates Owen River Lodge on New Zealand’s south island. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with him to hear more about his journey from IT professional to lodge extraordinaire.

This …

Ep. 78: Tommy Aarkvisla on Spey O Rama

May 17th, 2018

42:35

Tommy Aarkvisla is a world champion Spey caster. Hailing from Norway, Tommy kindly made time to sit with me during 2017’s Spey-O-Rama. In this episode of Anchored we discuss competition casting and Tommy’s entrance into …

Ep. 77: Juliet Cohen on Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

May 5th, 2018

47:06

Juliet Cohen is the executive director for the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to …

Ep. 76: Mark Bachmann on The Fly Fishing Shop

April 17th, 2018

45:49

Mark Bachmann owns “The Fly Fishing Shop”, one of the most famous fly shops on the west-coast. He opened the store in Welches Oregon in 1981 and has going strong since. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Mark at …

Ep. 75: Miles Nolte on The Alaska Chronicles

March 30th, 2018

50:34

Miles Nolte is a guide, writer and the fly-fishing editor at Gray’s Sporting Journal. I’ve been a fan of Miles since reading his book "The Alaska …

Ep. 74: Lacey Kelly on the Florida Outdoor Experience

March 15th, 2018

49:53

Lacey Kelly is a Floridian hunting and fishing guide. I was excited to learn more about her upbringing and how she became the skilled outdoors woman she is today.

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Ep. 73: Carter Andrews on his Obsession

February 5th, 2018

53:53

Carter Andrews is a jack of all trades. He's well-versed with fly and conventional gear, plus he’s been a guide, lodge owner, television host and world angler. In this episode of Anchored, Carter and I discuss fishing …

Ep. 72: Jeff Mishler on Skagit Master

January 19th, 2018

1:11:43

Jeff Mishler is the producer of the popular Skagit Master series. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Jeff at his home in Oregon to hear his …

Ep. 71: Devan Van Der Merwe on Fly Fishing the Seychelles

January 6th, 2018

45:28

Devan Van Der Merwe is the manager of Alphonse Fishing Company, where he plays an important role in the atoll’s development. Devan heads up 26 …

Ep. 70: Tom Pero on "Print is Dead"

December 28th, 2017

46:33

Tom Pero is the man behind Wild River Press, a publishing house that has produced some of the best fishing books of our time. Tom is an avid steelhead angler who lives in Washington State. In this episode of Anchored, …

Ep. 69: Fanny Krieger on a Life Less Known

December 13th, 2017

44:56

Fanny Krieger is an extraordinary woman. On a trip to California, I met with Fanny at her San Fransisco home to see if I could learn more about her. …

Ep. 68: Larry Solomon on The Caddis and the Angler

November 27th, 2017

49:59

In 1977, Larry Solomon wrote “The Caddis and the Angler”, the first book ever specifically written about caddis flies and how to fish them. In this …

Ep. 67: Russell Chatham on an Artist's Life

November 16th, 2017

1:11:34

Russell Chatham is a world-renowned artist best known for his water colour paintings. An avid fly-fisher and hunter, it was inevitable that Russell …

Ep. 66: Bill Bakke on The Native Fish Society

November 9th, 2017

1:08:13

Bill Bakke is a proud Oregonian who’s been involved in fish conservation for over 40 years. Bill is a writer, an active voice in the media and the …

Ep. 65: Corley Kenna on Patagonia, Public Land and National Monuments

October 18th, 2017

40:25

Corley Kenna is the senior director for communications at Patagonia. I met with Corley in California to see if I could learn more about the …

Ep. 64: Donald Trump Jr on Fishing, Hunting and Public Land

October 18th, 2017

52:02

Donald Trump Jr. needs no introduction. This June I had the opportunity to meet Donald in New York City to find out more about his upbringing, passion for the outdoors and his stance on public land (albeit brief). …

Ep. 63: Gene Allen on Fly Fishing the Kispiox River

October 16th, 2017

58:48

The Allen’s name is synonymous with the Kispiox Valley. Known for their long-standing history with one of BC’s most special steelhead fisheries, they’re just as well-known for their angling prowess, conservation efforts …

Ep. 62: Dr. Aaron Adams on Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit

September 29th, 2017

57:10

Dr. Aaron Adams is the director of science and conservation for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Dr. Adams in Florida to discuss migrations and patterns of bonefish, permit and …

Ep. 61: Ian Ricketts on the Canned Tuna Industry

September 9th, 2017

1:03:01

Ian Ricketts is an avid fly-fisherman who just happens to be the vice-president of Ocean Brands— a Richmond, British Columbia based distributor of …

Ep. 60: Keith Rose-Innes on the Seychelles, Pirates and the Fishing Industry

August 24th, 2017

41:29

Keith Rose-Innes has explored some of the most remote corners of the globe. He started out as a young adventurer before becoming a fly fishing guide and, eventually, a lodge owner. In this episode of Anchored, I sit …

Ep. 59: Steven Rinella on MeatEater

August 10th, 2017

1:40:40

Steven Rinella is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoorsman. He is the author of five books and host of the popular tv series, MeatEater. I …

Ep. 58: Ted Juracsik on Tibor Reels

July 29th, 2017

42:07

Ted Juracsik of Tibor reels has a truly remarkable story. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Ted to hear how a tool-and-die maker became one of …

Ep. 57: Dylan Tomine on Wild Steelhead

July 14th, 2017

58:40

Dylan Tomine is an author, father and straight-shooter. Dylan is a Patagonia ambassador and a passionate conservationist who works tirelessly to educate the masses about fish hatcheries. In this episode of Anchored, …

Ep. 56: Les Stroud on Survivorman

June 29th, 2017

1:15:37

Les Stroud is a man of many talents—Survivorman, musician, film-maker, guide, outdoorsman, entrepreneur to name a few. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Les to hear the story about his famous television series …

Ep. 55: Nicole Darland is the Mom with Edg

June 13th, 2017

1:21:01

Nicole Darland started her company Xclusive Xpeditions in 2003. She went on to cohost the Fly Fisherman TV series on the Sportsman Channel and has …

Ep. 54: Nick Bowles on Fly Fishing in Dubai

June 5th, 2017

41:15

Nick Bowles moved from South Africa to Dubai for love—he didn’t expect to find an untapped fishery that would ultimately change his life. Nick is the …

Ep. 53: Pete Humphreys Breaks Down the Spey Cast

May 16th, 2017

1:30:27

Pete Humphreys moved from England to Michigan over 20 years ago. He brought with him a passion for fishing and an interest in Spey casting. Pete is a Master caster and THCI accredited instructor through the Federation …

Ep. 52: Chico Fernandez on Fly Fishing Cuba

April 23rd, 2017

22:48

Chico Fernandez is a saltwater fly fishing pioneer. He was one of the first fly fishers in Cuba, and he continued his legacy in Florida after he and his family immigrated to the United States. In this episode of …

Ep. 51: Adam Greentree on Bow Hunting

April 9th, 2017

1:02:06

Adam Greentree spends more time in the Australian bush than anyone I know. Adam traded in his rifle for a bow when he was seventeen years old. After …

Ep. 50: Ted Niemeyer on Natural Fly Patterns

February 27th, 2017

1:03:02

Ted Niemeyer was one of the most skilled fly tiers the fly-fishing world has ever seen. A pioneer of realistic fly patterns, Ted was gentle to the core, so when he kindly welcomed me into his Washington home to share an …

Ep. 49: Louis Cahill on Gink and Gasoline

January 27th, 2017

1:33:21

Louis Cahill is one of the most captivating people I have ever met. Louis is a photographer who runs the popular website, Gink and Gasoline. In this …

Ep. 48: Adrienne Comeau Keeps it Straight Up

January 14th, 2017

1:10:20

It’s not every day you get to interview your best friend. Adrienne Comeau is a steelhead guide, photographer, Spey-caster, and fly-tier extraordinaire. In this episode of Anchored, we sit down to address some topics …

Ep. 47: Mark Johnstad on Fly Fishing Mongolia

December 29th, 2016

1:00:07

Mark Johnstad grew up in Montana with a fly rod in his hand. He first travelled to Mongolia in 1991, where he spent several years helping establish …

Ep. 46: Dr. Andy Danylchuk on the "Keep 'em Wet" Study

December 2nd, 2016

1:02:22

Dr. Andy Danylchuk is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He’s also a passionate angler and a fly fishing ambassador for Patagonia. Andy studies marine and freshwater systems, with a primary focus on …

Ep. 45: David Folkerts on Project Healing Waters

November 16th, 2016

46:07

David Folkerts is the Chief Operations Officer at Project Healing Waters. David joined the army in 1999 with the Nebraska Army National Guard. In …

Ep. 44: Bob Clay on Bamboo Spey Rods

November 2nd, 2016

52:21

***Check out our Bob Clay Masterclass here!***

Bob Clay is the authority on bamboo two-handed (Spey) rods. A retired guide and passionate angler, Bob lives off the grid on the world-famous Kispiox river. In this episode …

Ep. 43: Jeff Liskay on Being a Steelhead Junkie

October 26th, 2016

59:51

Jeff Liskay is a fly fishing guide, instructor, Patagonia ambassador and one of the fishiest people I have ever met. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Jeff to discuss steelhead fishing techniques and the …

Ep. 42: Shannon McPhail on the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

October 16th, 2016

1:04:47

Shannon McPhail was born and raised in Northern BC. The Skeena river runs through her backyard and her bloodline, making her one of the most passionate and knowledgable activists I’ve ever met. Shannon is the executive …

Ep. 41: Gary Loomis on Edge Fly Rods

September 26th, 2016

1:37:33

Gary Loomis is more than just a name on a fishing rod. Gary’s been at the core of the fishing industry for over fifty years, and he’s still going strong. Gary is the founder and previous owner of G. Loomis rods, but …

Ep. 40: Cam McGregor & Dr. Katie Doyle on Murray Cod

September 5th, 2016

59:47

Murray cod are one of the most remarkable fish on this planet. Found only in Australia, Murray cod are a large freshwater fish that can grow over one hundred pounds. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Cameron …

Ep. 39: Wil Flack on Fishing for Permit

August 22nd, 2016

41:13

Wil Flack is a Belizean-Canadian who splits his year between two countries. Wil is a steelhead and permit guide, a retailer, and the product developer who invented cloud camouflage for flats fishing. In this episode of …

Ep. 38: Grant Wooldridge on Wooldridge Boats

July 29th, 2016

57:21

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The Wooldridge family has been making boats for over 100 hundred years! I’ve been a Wooldridge fan …

Ep. 37: Joan Wulff on Being Joan Wulff

July 7th, 2016

1:38:20

At almost ninety years old, Joan Wulff is still instrumental in fly-casting, instruction, demonstrations, competitions and more. In this episode of …

Ep. 36: Kevin Feenstra on Fishing the Muskegon River

June 26th, 2016

50:02

Kevin Feenstra is a long-time Muskegon river fishing guide. He was one of the first people to swing flies for steelhead in the midwest, and his …

Ep. 35: Dean Butler on Marlin and the IGFA

June 2nd, 2016

1:23:58

Dean Butler's recognition extends far beyond the Southern Hemisphere. A famed off-shore captain, Dean has been at the heart of more fly-fishing world records than most. From Australia, Panama, Niugini and the Florida …

Ep. 34: Jim Rissling on Fraser River Sturgeon

May 23rd, 2016

30:25

Jim Rissling is the field program coordinator for the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society. A retired conservation officer, Jim devotes a great …

Ep. 33: Greg Senyo on Fusion Fly Tying

May 15th, 2016

1:07:20

You’ve likely seen his Greg Senyo’s name printed on fly-tying packages hanging on fly shop walls around the world—Senyo dubbing, shanks, brushes and streamers... the man seems to be everywhere. Greg is a fishing guide, …

Ep. 32: Rick Kustich on Great Lakes Steelhead

April 28th, 2016

1:05:32

Rick Kustich is a fly-shop owner, guide, instructor, and the author of five fly-fishing books. Over the years, Rick has been instrumental in the midwest fly-fishing scene. In this episode of Anchored we talk about Great …

Ep. 31: John McMillan on Steelhead Behaviour (Part 2)

April 15th, 2016

1:12:15

In this episode of Anchored, John and I continue our talk about steelhead behaviour. We discuss fish memory, sensitivity to sound, and their behavious underwater.   

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Ep. 30: John McMillan on Steelhead Biology (Part 1)

March 28th, 2016

1:08:41

John McMillan has devoted his entire life to the protection of the West Coast’s wild steelhead stocks. John has lead multiple conservation projects, …

Ep. 29: Gary Borger on a River Runs Through It

March 17th, 2016

1:25:44

Gary Borger has been in the industry since 1971. He’s an accomplished author, instructor, presenter and overall wealth of knowledge. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with Gary to learn more about his history, the …

Ep. 28: Tyler van der Meulen on Being the New Guy

March 4th, 2016

20:49

Tyler van der Meulen is an incredibly talented fly-tier. Tyler left me speechless when I heard his story at a trade show in Alberta.  In this episode …

Ep. 27: Jerry French on The Skagit Line (Part 2)

February 26th, 2016

1:13:25

In this episode of Anchored, Jerry and I continue our conversation about fishing in the Pacific Northwest.  We discuss Skagit lines, Skagit casting …

Ep. 26: Jerry French on The Intruder Fly (Part 1)

February 18th, 2016

1:31:09

Jerry French is a co-owner of Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics (OPST). He’s also one of the driving forces behind the popular Skagit line and …

Ep. 25: Lori-Ann Murphy on Reel Women, Belize and Chasing Dreams

February 4th, 2016

57:04

Lori-Ann Murphy started out as a trout guide in the late 1980’s before moving to live and guide in San Pedro, Belize. She founded Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures in 1994—the first company to offer women-only fly …

Ep. 24: Trey Combs on his Life, Billfish and Steelhead

January 21st, 2016

1:30:36

For Pacific Northwest steelheaders, Trey Combs is a household name. Trey is a fly fishing author who's written about steelhead and offshore fly …

Ep. 23: Bruce Hill on Helping BC's North

January 7th, 2016

1:02:09

Behind the walls of fame and glory live the men and women who are the true heroes of our natural world.  In my eyes, Bruce Hill is very much one of those heroes.  An activist, silent leader, respected conservationist …

Ep. 22: Steve Rajeff on Being One of the Greats

December 21st, 2015

1:13:41

Steve Rajeff is the lead rod designer at G. Loomis rods. He is also one of the best fly casters in the world. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with Steve to see if he’ll open up a little about his life and how he …

Ep. 21: John Shewey on Spey Flies and Their History

December 9th, 2015

1:13:56

John Shewey is the author of “Spey Flies and Dee Flies” and “Classic Steelhead Flies”.  John has dedicated his life to the pursuit of steelhead and their history. In this episode of Anchored, I meet with John in Oregon …

Ep. 20: Jerry Darkes on Fly Fishing the Great Lakes

November 25th, 2015

1:14:58

Jerry has been immersed in the fly fishing industry for most of his life.  Jerry is the author of the only book written about fly-fishing the Great Lakes themselves. In this episode of Anchored, Jerry explains his …

Ep. 19: John Hazel on Guiding, Steelhead and Fly Fishing for Trout

November 11th, 2015

1:00:07

John Hazel has played an important role in the development of Spey fishing in the Pacific Northwest. John began guiding thirty-seven years ago and …

Ep. 18: Kerry Burkheimer on the Life of a Rod Builder

October 29th, 2015

1:08:29

Kerry Burkheimer might have the most contagious laugh I’ve ever heard. If his laugh doesn’t win you over, his custom fly rods certainly will. It’s …

Ep. 17: Ken Morrish on Fly Water Travel and Fly Design

October 21st, 2015

1:10:41

Ken Morrish is the man behind the highly successful booking agency, Fly Water Travel. He’s also a photographer, writer, angler and designer of …

Ep. 16: Frank Moore on World War II, Pass Creek & the Umpqua River

October 1st, 2015

55:48

Ninety-two year old Frank Moore is a fly-fishing legend. World War II veteran, long-time North Umpqua fishing guide, lodge owner, conservationist, …

Ep. 15: Amy Hazel on Oregon Steelhead Techniques and Fishing the World

August 19th, 2015

1:16:09

Amy Hazel is someone you won't forget. Guide, instructor, fly shop owner and an all-round force to be reckoned with, she's the sort of woman who works hard and fishes even harder. Amy is a committed business owner, a …

Ep. 14: Greg Osburn on Hatcheries

August 5th, 2015

1:12:51

Greg Osburn is the founder and executive director of the Three Rivers Sportsman’s Alliance. The TRSA is an all-volunteer political action committee …

Ep. 13: Jim Teeny on Nymphing and Branding

July 22nd, 2015

1:08:04

Jim Teeny knows his way around the fishing industry. From his famous Teeny lines and nymphs, to his books and DVD’s, Jim has branded himself in a way …

Ep. 12: George Cook on Alaska and the Popsicle

July 10th, 2015

1:17:46

George Cook is one of the most well-known steelhead and salmon anglers in the Pacific northwest—he’s also a sales rep for Sage and RIO, as well as the inventor of the Alaskabou fly series. In this episode of Anchored I …

Ep. 11: Scott Baker McGarva on BC Steelhead Techniques

June 25th, 2015

1:21:50

Scott Baker McGarva has been described as an encyclopaedia of knowledge by his British Columbian peers. Sales rep, guide, instructor and fly shop …

Ep. 10: Rod Harrison on Niugini Black Bass & Marlin

June 1st, 2015

1:13:59

Rod Harrison carries some serious clout in the sport-fishing world. As a guide and mentor to some of the most notable anglers in the fly-fishing industry, Rod has had an undeniable impact on the sport. 

In this episode …

Ep. 9: Peter Hayes on Guiding and Competitive Fly Casting

May 8th, 2015

1:04:51

Peter Hayes is a world fly casting champion and a highly regarded fly casting instructor. A longtime guide and lodge owner, he is fully immersed in …

Ep. 8: Simon Gawesworth on RIO Fly Lines

April 17th, 2015

1:24:41

Simon Gawesworth is originally from England. He came to America for RIO Products, where he eventually became the company’s marketing manager. Simon is the face behind RIO’s Modern Spey Casting DVD, the author of two …

Ep. 7: Greg French on Tasmania and Yellowstone Park

April 3rd, 2015

1:16:11

Greg French has written six books, including the first accurate and comprehensive Tasmanian guide book in existence. Now he's focusing his extensive …

Ep. 6: Christer Sjöberg on LOOP and Solid Adventures

March 20th, 2015

1:37:18

Few people have had as big of an impact on the fishing industry as Christer Sjöberg. Christer founded Loop Tackle in 1979 and, while that's what he’s …

Ep. 5: Carl McNeil on Epic Glass Rods and Swift Fly Fishing

March 4th, 2015

1:11:10

Carl McNeil is a man who loves to break industry norms. From his custom line of beautifully-crafted fiberglass rods to his ground-breaking films, …

Ep. 4: Dave McCoy on Fish Handling and Hatcheries

February 17th, 2015

51:50

Dave McCoy wears many fishing hats: guide, photographer, retailer, Patagonia ambassador… he knows his way around the fly fishing industry. Dave is one of those people who isn’t afraid to speak his mind—especially about …

Ep. 3: Juan Del Carmen on Competitive Fly Fishing

February 6th, 2015

1:14:25

Juan Del Carmen is the technical director for the Spanish and English fly fishing teams. A certified casting instructor and well-traveled angler, …

Ep. 2: Peter Morse on Fishing in Australia

January 15th, 2015

1:26:45

Mention Peter Morse to just about any fly fisher in Australia and you’ll immediately have their attention. Peter was one of the first people to pioneer fly-fishing there, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Peter is …

Ep. 1: Lani Waller on Steelhead, Fame and the Plane Crash

December 14th, 2014

1:14:45

Lani Waller needs little introduction. Respected author, angler and traveler, he’s probably best recognised by a set of steelhead videos that he released in the 1980’s—videos that were ahead of their time. Lani has …

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