From the 1990s punk rock scene to parenthood and writing Americana Folk music. Chuck Ragan has a story to tell. His professional music career still going strong, but making room for some guiding and getting kids in to the outdoors is the central focal point of his time on The Open Fly Podcast.
We even snuck in a few clips from his new soundtrack for “The Flame in the Flood”
Sam Mace from Free the Snake interrupts our useless banter to explain the growing momentum of the movement to remove the lower Snake River dams.
Hilary jump starts her career as a tv star by partaking in shameless self promotion to our hard-earned audience. We stumble through an interview to get a few useful soundbites. We also talk about whitefish choking on bones, angry dragons, and how it’s just good to be out.
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.”