We talk mullets, living in a van down by the river, and getting the damn kids
to be interested in fisheries conservation. We make an attempt at redemption
after our previous show with sound issues.
In an Open Fly first: We talk about the lack of rain in WA. The entire west coast is in a drought, and it’s having a profound affect on fisheries. We dust off the recording equipment, battle some less than stellar performance from said equipment, and put gether an important show for all who partake in outdoor recreation in the West.
Few people, fly fishermen or otherwise, have traveled like Jef Currier. Hear a bit about his adventures around the world catching fish that most people don’t even know exist!
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.