In an Open Fly first: Rob Kramarz talks to us while staying on his game guiding a client in to some finnicky barracuda. He still managed to give us one of our favorite interviews yet! He passionately explains fishing in the Florida Keys for permit, tarpon, bonefish, barracuda and square groupers. You won’t find a more authentic podcast interview. That we know of at least….
Jess McGlothlin of Fire Girl Photography tells her story of finding her unique niche in the fly fishing industry, then we bring on the founders of the Upper Missouri Waterkeepers to talk about getting their new organization off the ground!
We once again try diplomacy on the show. We made the decision to allow Canadians on the show once again to see how that went. End result: A solid show with funny accents.
Learn all about lumbersexuals, Russian Schnitzel, and Russ Schnitzer’s upcoming film “Wild Fish Works.”
Episode 21 – Our 21st Birthday, Shane Anderson’s film tour, and guide cooperation in the face of natural disasters
Shane Anderson, our first guest on show 1 and maker of the currently touring film “Wild Reverence,” joins us to tell about life after the film’s completion and its impact on the general public and fishing community. We also talk to two guides from Washington’s Methow River Valley to tell the story of a guide community banding together to overcome this summer’s natural disasters that have severely impacted the fishery and surrounding habitats.
Episode 20 – Alaska and Montana Guide Stories with Peter Vandergrift and the story behind Bristol Bay Seafood
Peter Vandergrift comes on to tell us of his journey from Alaska guide, to Montana guide, to the fly fishing industry business world. Conservation this week dives deeper in to the Bristol Bay issues, and how the seafood industry is affected.
We are joined by Truckee guide Doug Oulette, as well as Donald Zimmerman from “Catch Snap Release” to talk about hoot owl closures on trout streams. A topic that any trout angler should know about.
Kyle and Bil from Sportsmen for Browns Canyon come on for a great interview talking about one of Colorado’s most significant recreational areas. Learn about the fishing, rafting, and hunting opportunities that are being fought for in the Arkansas River drainage.
Media company Blood Knots joins us to talk about their new conservation focused steelhead film, “Our Two Hands.” Then, Paul Conklin tells us about guiding successfully on one of the most popular destination fisheries on the continent.
We hear from Save our Smith about saving the Smith River in Montana from a proposed copper mine. Then we go to the extreme other side of the planet to hear about fly fishing some of the world’s most remote streams in the Himalayas.