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February 11, 2013

Podcast: The Science of Gore-Tex



Season Eight, Episode Twelve: The Science of Gore-Tex with Brad Yeomans and Tim Dennis
33:15 (Right click to download)
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Brad Yeomans is the in-house guy for Gore-Tex at Simms Fishing Products, and Tim Dennis is one of W.L. Gore's national sales managers. Dont miss their fascinating break-down of the science and marketing of breathable fabrics.

February 4, 2013

Podcast: Sunglass 101 with Ed Moody



Season Eight, Episode Eleven: Sunglass 101 with Ed Moody
30:53 (Right click to download)
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Costa Sunglass VP of Product Development Ed Moody explains polarization, the difference between glass and plastic, and color choice.

January 8, 2013

Podcast: Europe Decoded with Calvin Harris



Season Eight, Episode Ten: Europe Decoded with Calvin Harris
27:56 (Right click to download)
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Calvin Harris is a former professional guide and current resident of Vienna, Austria. Don't miss his unique break-down of the best places to go fishing in Europe, and how to pull it off.

December 10, 2012

Podcast: Inside Orvis with Steve Hemkens



Season Eight, Episode Nine: Inside Orvis with Steve Hemkens
33:23 (Right click to download)
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Steve Hemkens is the head of product development for both Orvis's fishing and hunting lines. He has a lot to say about perceptions, how gear gets made, and where it gets made...

November 28, 2012

Podcast: Musky Country with Brad Bohen



Season Eight, Episode Eight: Musky Country with Brad Bohen
29:08 (Right click to download)
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Brad Bohen is the owner and head guide at Musky County Outfitters and the filmmaker behind "Zero to Hero" (2010).

November 19, 2012

Podcast: Garage Skiff with Paul Sonnen



Season Eight, Episode Seven: Garage Skiff with Paul Sonnen
33:59 (Right click to download)
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Paul Sonnen of Shallow Minded Outfitters in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is the builder of "La Flaca,"--the exquisitely crafted skiff you see above. He also recorded one of the most amazing YouTube videos about Gulf Coast sharks you will ever see.

November 12, 2012

Podcast: Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson



Season Eight, Episode Six: Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson
27:56 (Right click to download)
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Cameron Mortenson runs the only blog in fly fishing exclusively dedicated to fiberglass fly rods... and it's great. Don't miss this peek into one of the sport's best niches.

November 7, 2012

Podcast: Family Values with Robert Eddins



Season Eight, Episode Five: Family Values with Robert Eddins
33:56 (Right click to download)
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Robert Eddins of Ro Drift Boats describes how to start a drift boat company with a bale of hay and some stucco.

October 29, 2012

Podcast: Skiff Building with Tom Mitzlaff


Season Eight, Episode Four: Skiff Building with Tom Mitzlaff
31:46 (Right click to download)
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Tom Mitzlaff once built a skiff in his garage... and turned it into a major boat company. Today he's the owner of SoloSkiff--one of the most innovative new craft to hit the water in years.

October 22, 2012

Podcast: Scott Sanchez on the Jackson Hole One-Fly


Season Eight, Episode Three: Jackson Hole One-Fly with Scott Sanchez
26:22 (Right click to download)
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Prolific fly tyer and author Scott Sanchez, author of "River of Dreams," on the famous Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest and how to tie a fly... that will never die.

October 15, 2012

Podcast: An Entirely Synthetic Fish with Anders Halverson


Season Eight, Episode Two: An Entirely Synthetic Fish with Anders Halverson
31:52 (Right click to download)
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Dr. Anders Halverson is the author of the new book, "An Entirely Synthetic Fish," which is a killer read about the rise and mass promulgation of the rainbow trout worldwide. How did a fish we put so much value on come to be so widespread, and does it really deserve the credit we give it?

October 8, 2012

Podcast: Kirk Deeter, Editor Extraordinaire


Season Eight, Episode One: Kirk Deeter, Editor Extraordinaire
30:50 (Right click to download)
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Kirk Deeter is the new editor of "Trout" magazine, the magazine of Trout Unlimited, as well as the co-owner, publisher and editor of "Angling Trade," the fly-fishing industry's magazine, AND an editor-at-large for "Field & Stream," where he also runs the FlyTalk blog. Don't miss his insights on a wide range of fly fishing topics.

April 18, 2012

Podcast: Microskiffs with Tom Dyll


Season Seven, Episode Seven: Microskiffs with Tom Dyll
29:24 (Right click to download)
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Tom Dyll is the founder and host of Microskiff.com, one of the most unique sites on the internet for lovers of flats fishing and watercraft. Don't miss his intriguing insights into the boat building culture and the growing microskiff movement.

February 19, 2012

Podcast: Minimalist Casting with Macauley Lord


Season Seven, Episode Six: Minimalist Casting with Macauley Lord
31:21 (Right click to download)
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Macauley Lord was the Head Instructor of the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School for two decades, and is the author of the "L.L. Bean Fly Casting Handbook" among many other titles. Over his years of teaching, he's learned to dispense almost completely with verbal instruction, preferring a kind of Zen-master approach to fly casting instruction.

Music on the podcast is again courtesy of Devon Leger of Hearth Music, with the band Jackstraw off their new album, "Sunday Never Comes."

February 5, 2012

Podcast: Girl Hunter with Georgia Pellegrini


Season Seven, Episode Five: Girl Hunter with Georgia Pellegrini
25:03 (Right click to download)
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Georgia Pellegrini is the author of the new book, "Girl Hunter." A former banker turned professional chef, Pellegrini threw herself full-bore into the world of outdoor sports, applying her passion for cooking and her "locavore" instincts in an entirely new way. Now an accomplished outdoorswoman, Pellegrini trains women and girls to appreciate the outdoors--and her cooking tips will blow you away.

Music on this, the 100th episode of the podcast, is once again courtesy of Devon Leger of Hearth Music, with the band Jackstraw off their new album, "Sunday Never Comes."

January 25, 2012

Podcast: Off the Grid with Jim Klug


Season Seven, Episode Four: Off the Grid with Jim Klug
33:44 (Right click to download)
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Jim Klug is the owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Outfitters and an excellent angler. His stories of world travel are some of the best, and you absolutely can't miss learning who wins the fight between a school of piranhas and a Brazilian guide. (Hint, click the link for a clue).

January 16, 2012

Podcast: Return to Alaska with Miles Nolte


Season Seven, Episode Three: Return to Alaska with Miles Nolte
30:43 (Right click to download)
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Miles Nolte is the editor of "The Alaska Chronicles" and the Fishing Editor for Gray's Sporting Journal. His descriptions on the behind-the-scenes activities at an Alaskan lodge are as hilarious as they are intriguing, and don't miss his story of how he wrote himself onto the staff of the most prestigious outdoor publication.

January 9, 2012

Podcast: April Vokey Will Survive


Season Seven, Episode Two: April Vokey Will Survive
27:50 (Push play to begin streaming)
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April Vokey has gone from relative obscurity to near-ubiquity in less than five years, but her passion for steelhead and fly fishing remains undiminished. Check in and listen to her self-reflections, her passions, and her dreams.

January 2, 2012

Podcast: Full Circle with Rick Pope


Season Seven, Episode One: Full Circle with Rick Pope
37:00 (Push play to begin streaming)
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Rick Pope is the owner of Temple Fork Outfitters and one of the most knowledgeable people anywhere about the business of fly fishing. His company has not only succeeded in hard times, it's reshaped the entire industry. As he explains, TFO is going about it the right way, with care for its workers and a commitment to value that few other manufacturers can match.

December 18, 2011

Podcast: Clear Innovation with Brian Carson

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Twelve: Clear Innovation with Brian Carson

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Brian Carson is the man behind Clear Cure Goo, the innovative UV-curing resin product which has revolutionized fly tying. This is the last episode of Season Six and it's a good one; come for the science, stay for the tying tips and some practical know-how.

December 11, 2011

Podcast: Hiking Patagonia with Justin Witt

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Eleven: Hiking Patagonia with Justin Witt

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Justin Witt is the owner of Patagonia Unlimited, one of the only outfitters in the region to offer a low-cost 'guide special.' He's also a successful businessman stateside, but he left that all behind to live the dream, starting with a pan-Patagonian trek that almost cost him his life--and wound up introducing him to his wife. Don't miss his awesome stories, seriously.

December 5, 2011

Podcast: Permit! with Lori-Ann Murphy

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Ten: Permit! with Lori-Ann Murphy

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Lori-Ann Murphy is a popular and well-known guide from Montana, who recently took over as fishing coordinator at El Pescador Lodge in Belize. Don't miss her comments on the way saltwater fly fishing has changed, and her exciting analysis of the most elusive fish in salt water: the permit.

August 14, 2011

Podcast: Georgia Stripers (No... Stripers!) with Henry Cowen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Nine: Georgia Stripers (No... Stripers)

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Henry Cowen is the inventor of the Cowen's Baitfish and one of Georgia's top striper guides. Listen in for his detailed and informative interview on catching linesides with the fly rod.

August 8, 2011

Podcast: Tagging Sportfish with Dr. Aaron Adams

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Eight: Tagging Sportfish

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Dr. Aaron Adams is the Director of Operations for the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (formerly Bonefish and Tarpon Unlimited). Tune in for his fascinating explanation of the new science of satellite tagging and the remarkable behaviors of bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Thanks to this new science, we may be able to protect these important species from the cradle for the first time, thus improving sportfishing for everyone. Special tanks this week to Costa Del Mar.

July 5, 2011

Podcast: Cane Rod School with Bill Oyster

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Seven: Cane Rod School

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Bill Oyster's a well-known cane rodmaker who does beautiful work, but probably his greatest skill is as a teacher. He's building a new shop in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, and that shop is going to be one of a kind. Part factory, part school, part inn; it's likely to become one of the great fly-fishing meccas of the northern hemisphere. Tune in to catch this unique individual and his exciting plan for the future of cane rods.

June 19, 2011

Podcast: How to Open a Fly Shop (In This Economy)

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Six: How to Open a Fly Shop (In This Economy)

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Steve Dally's journey to Arkansas from Tasmania has been long and full of unique experiences. Now he finds himself the owner of a brand new fly shop, right on the banks of Arkansas's famous White River. Don't miss his insight into what it takes to a get a fly shop off the ground!

June 7, 2011

Podcast: The Doctor is In with Way Yin

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Five: The Doctor is In with Way Yin

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Dr. Way Yin has had a hand in designing a good chunk of the Spey tackle on the market (designing for both Scott Fly Rods and Scientific Anglers) and his reflections on the extreme growth of Spey casting--and how lucky we are to have our modern tackle--are well worth the listen.

April 25, 2011

Podcast: T&T Reboots

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Four: T&T Reboots with Mark Richens

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Mark Richens just bought legendary rodmaker Thomas & Thomas, rescuing it from what has been a fairly public decline. But with a background in successfully managing start-ups, an appreciation for the importance of keeping the racks full, and a hearty sense of the company's history, the future is obviously bright.

April 19, 2011

Podcast: Carolina Bonefishing with Capt. Paul Rose

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Three: Carolina Bonefishing with Capt. Paul Rose

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Capt. Paul Rose has perfected flats fishing for carp--and he uses the technique to hone his anglers' skills for more prestigious targets. Don't miss this intriguing look at a flats-fishing practice so engaging, you might just forget it's "practice."

March 7, 2011

Podcast: Premium-Grade Television with Flip Pallot

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode Two: Premium-Grade Television with Flip Pallot

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Flip Pallot, long-time host of ESPN's "The Walker's Cay Chronicles," discusses the best and worst of fishing television, why we were lucky to have a show like his in the first place, and his most memorable travel stories.

January 24, 2011

Podcast: Inside the Lab with SA's Tim Pommer

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Six

Episode One: Inside the Lab with Scientific Anglers' Tim Pommer

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Tim Pommer is the chief product developer and head lab rat at Scientific Anglers. He's also a musky expert and the guy who did most of the quality control testing on SA's popular Sharkskin fly line. Ever wondered just how "scientific" the fly fishing companies really are? Tune in to find out.

December 13, 2010

Podcast: Kristen Mustad, International Man of Mystery

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Eighteen: Kristen Mustad, International Man of Mystery

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Kristen Mustad of Nautilus Reels describes how the Norweigan scion of a powerful family wound up owning a reel company in Florida... and sounding like Antonio Banderas. Tune in for the last episode of 2010's Season Five, and mark your calendars for the upcoming Season Six!

December 6, 2010

Podcast: The Business of Photography with Tosh Brown

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Seventeen: The Business of Photography with Tosh Brown

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Professional outdoor photographer Tosh Brown has been featured in dozens of publications. Once upon a time, he was a travel agent. Tune in to hear his fascinating thoughts on one of the best jobs ever invented... and what happened to it.

November 15, 2010

Podcast: Tradition/Acquisition with Ross Reels' Brad Befus

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Sixteen: Tradition/Acquisition with Ross Reels' Brad Befus

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Ever since founder Ross Hauck created the first machined, black Ross Reel, his company has led the pack (and inspired many imitators). Now, that company has been purchased by 3M: will it be a success story like 3M's ownership of Scientific Anglers, or a slow burn to obscurity as has happened to some of 3M's less fortunate purchases? Tune in to find out.

November 1, 2010

Podcast: Publishing Fly Rod & Reel with Joe Healy

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Fifteen: Publishing Fly Rod & Reel with Joe Healy

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Joe Healy is the editor in chief and publisher of Fly Rod & Reel magazine. Don't miss his intriguing ground-level insights into both the history of fly fishing's publishing world, and its future. You may be surprised to learn just how many duties fall onto the desk of just one person at your favorite magazine.

October 25, 2010

Podcast: Euronymphing with Randy Hanner

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Fourteen: Euronymphing with Randy Hanner

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Missourian Randy Hanner is a Fly Fishing Team USA member who's seen it all. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy as he breaks down the four schools of European nymphing, all of which have been used in competition for years to humble American anglers.

October 18, 2010

Podcast: Access, Conservation and the Future with TU CEO Chris Wood

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Thirteen: Access, Conservation and the Future with TU CEO Chris Wood

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Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood addresses the "Holy War" over access, as well as the ongoing fight in Washington to preserve clean water for trout--and our future. Don't miss his candor in delivering an official mea culpa over the access issue, while also presenting some plausible solutions for the way his organization must evolve if it hopes to go forward for another century.

July 7, 2010

Podcast: Film Flies with Graham Owen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Twelve: Film Flies with Graham Owen

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Graham Owen has carved out one of the most unique jobs in all of fly fishing: he ties ultra-realistic flies for Hollywood movies. His flies have been featured in everything from Adam Sandler's Grown Ups to Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie Salt. Don't miss this intriguing interview!

May 17, 2010

Podcast: The Maine Way with Mac McKeever

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Eleven: The Maine Way with Mac McKeever

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L.L. Bean is one of the largest outdoor companies in the world, but when it comes to fly-fishing, they try to act like a small start up. And with abundant hunting and fishing opportunities right out the back door of their Freeport, Maine, headquarters, it's amazing these guys get anything done at all. Sometimes being a large catalog company can create head-scratching conundrums (like wondering whether you're asking enough for your products). At the end of the day, though, there's a reason for the company's 100 years of success: old-fashioned quality.

May 5, 2010

Podcast: Ozark Jonboat History with Kyle Kosovich

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Ten: Ozark Jonboat History with Kyle Kosovich

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Kyle Kosovich is the owner and head guide at Longboat Outfitters. Using antique plans and space-aged materials, he built a unique, structurally modern but historically accurate version of the classic White River jon boat (also known as the "jack boat"), which he currently uses to guide the Missouri Ozarks. From 1940s-style multi-day floats, complete with gourmet campfire baking, to modern tailwaters such as the Norfork, this is a boat--and a style of fishing--that can do it all.

April 13, 2010

Podcast: Carolina Redfishing with Capt. Seth Vernon

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Nine: Carolina Redfishing with Capt. Seth Vernon

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Seth Vernon is a well known guide in the Carolinas, as well as a fly tackle rep. Don't miss his step by step guide to getting up to speed on redfishing, from tackle and tactics to the differences between the Carolina and Louisiana fisheries.

April 5, 2010

Podcast: Plastic Driftboat 101 with Chris Schrantz

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Eight: Plastic Driftboat 101 with Chris Schrantz

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Chris Schrantz is one of the owners and production managers for Boulder Boatworks, one of the most innovative driftboat companies working today. Don't miss his detailed and knowledgeable explanation of drift boats--an entirely new topic for the Podcast.

March 28, 2010

Podcast: Tom Rosenbauer on the Bleeding Edge

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Seven: Tom Rosenbauer on the Bleeding Edge

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Tom Rosenbauer is the host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast and the author/editor of many of Orvis' well-known Guides. Don't miss his unique perspective on the state of the modern media industry, and his intriguing look into the Google-like culture on the Orvis campus (arguably the best place to work in all of fly-fishing).

March 24, 2010

Podcast: From Tragedy to Success with Tim Boyle

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Six: From Tragedy to Success with Tim Boyle

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Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle inherited his company unexpectedly while still in college; within a year he and his mother (also new to her job) had cut the company revenues in half. Today Columbia is the world's largest outdoor clothes company. Don't miss Tim's incredible story, touching on everything from hats to the world's first fishing vest to escaping from Adolf Hitler.

February 10, 2010

Podcast: Irons in the Fire with Dave & Emily Whitlock

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Five: Irons in the Fire with Dave & Emily Whitlock

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Fly fishing has many celebrities, but none are more talented than Dave and Emily Whitlock. Whether it's crafting fine art, stocking world-record brown trout (literally!), or teaching an entire generation not only how to cast, but how to enjoy fly fishing to the fullest, you don't get any closer to fly fishing royalty than the Whitlocks. Tune in for this special episode (our seventieth!)

February 4, 2010

Podcast: American Buffalo with Steve Rinella

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Four: American Buffalo with Steve Rinella

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In 2005, outdoor writer Steve Rinella won a tag lottery, and began one of the last true wilderness adventures possible in the United States. Don't miss his thrilling and informative tale of a bison hunt at the foot of Alaska's Wrangell Mountains almost gone badly wrong. Big bears, bigger rivers, hypothermia, and above all the will of Man--both Rinella's, and the many who came before and who quite literally shaped the animal we call buffalo. If you like the podcast, you'll love his book: American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon.

January 21, 2010

Podcast: Tom Bie (Owns The Drake)

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Three: Tom Bie (Owns the Drake)

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If fly fishing has an iconoclast, it's Tom Bie. As the publisher, editor, and owner of The Drake, arguably fly-fishing's most high-concept national magazine and certainly one of its best, Bie has made a conscious effort to cater to "the guides, instead of the guys who hire the guides." Don't miss this unique interview.

January 5, 2010

Podcast: Cover Shot Extravaganza with Phil Monahan

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode Two: Cover Shot Extravaganza with Phil Monahan

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Phil Monahan is one of the most experience hands in the business when it comes to picking cover shots. After several years at the helm of American Angler magazine (and stints at Outdoor Life), he's been kind enough to share his extensive knowledge in this special slideshow-based podcast.

To get the slideshow you'll need to watch this episode, CLICK HERE. Once the slideshow is loaded, be sure to push pause so you can keep pace with the commentary.

December 20, 2009

Podcast: Ground Zero with Gary Loomis

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Five

Episode One: Ground Zero with Gary Loomis

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Gary Loomis is best known today as the founder of G.Loomis, one of the world's largest fishing brands. But did you know he used to be a self-characterized steelhead junkie? From the birth of graphite rods to what happens when you piss off one of baseball's greatest legends, Gary Loomis has been at ground zero for practically every major fishing innovation in the last fifty years. Tune in to hear his incredible tale.

September 7, 2009

Podcast: Far Out Trout with Joe Tomelleri

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Fifteen: Far Out Trout with Joe Tomelleri

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Joe Tomelleri is probably the busiest illustrator working in fly fishing today; his drawings grace everything from the covers of books like "Trout and Salmon of North America" to magazine pages and even product packaging. But you probably didn't know that Joe's background is scientific, or that those trout accurately depict actual specimens down to the scale count! Don't miss Joe's interesting discussion of his current project: finding new species of trout way down south in Mexico.

August 30, 2009

Podcast: Chicken Genetics with Dr. Tom Whiting

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Fourteen: Chicken Genetics with Dr. Tom Whiting

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Whiting Farms has the world market on genetically-engineered hackle cornered. Tune in to hear Dr. Tom Whiting's explanation of the history of his company, how he breeds for certain traits, and what happens to all those chickens after their pelts are "harvested."


Also, tune in for new music from the recently-released album "Fishing Music II," courtesy of Ben Winship and David Thompson. You can check out the new album at fishingmusic.com.

August 3, 2009

Podcast: Rod Lore with Sage's Jerry Siem

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Thirteen: Rod Lore with Sage's Jerry Siem

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Jerry Siem is the chief rod designer at Sage, arguably the biggest domestic manufacturer of high-end fly rods. Jerry's encyclopedic knowledge of rodbuilding dates from the early days of Fenwick, through his own personal time at R.L. Winston, and up to today, with Sage reliably producing some of the most popular fly rod models in the industry. Enjoy this thoroughly educational interview.

June 12, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Twelve

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Twelve: Why Are Fly Rods Getting More Expensive? with Jim Bartschi

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Jim Bartschi, President and chief rod designer of Scott Fly Rods, explains why the price of fly rods has outstripped inflation in the years since 2000. Material costs, costs of labor, and above all warranties are explained in this contribution to the discussion on The Itinerant Angler Board.

May 27, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Eleven

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Eleven: Northern Exposure with Patricia Edel

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Patricia Edel is the owner of the Blue Fly Guide Service in King Salmon, Alaska. Listen to her highly entertaining interview about the quirks of life in King Salmon; from $10 milk, to bears with pink paws, to the huge runs of salmon and enormous native rainbows.


Also, more new music by The Spurgeon Boys!

May 11, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Ten

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Ten: Kent Edmonds' Tour of Georgia

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Gar, shoal bass and striper, with Kent Edmonds. As one of Georgia's best known guides, Kent Edmonds and his methods of fishing are frequent topics of conversation in southeastern chat rooms and fly shops. Listen in as he describes Georgia and Florida's unique shoal bass (perfect for fly fishing) as well as tactics for more extravagant species like longnose gar!


Also, more new music by The Wailin' Jennys!

May 3, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Nine

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Nine: Paul Puckett Spins His Hits

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Paul Puckett is a well-known face among southeastern anglers and patrons of the Fish Hawk fly shop in Atlanta. Soon he'll be even better known nation-wide for his artwork, which ranges from near photorealistic depictions of angler catches to unique etching designs more commonly seen in 19th century texts. In his many travels, he's picked up quite a few interesting stories, too -- like the time he sold Dick Cheney a fishing license. Don't miss this exciting new podcast.


Also, more new music by Dana Falconberry!

April 28, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Eight

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Eight: Technicolor Trout with Derek DeYoung

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Derek DeYoung is arguably the hottest young painter working in the outdoor world right now. Tune in to understand his philosophy, his market, and why he just loves to paint trout. Check out his work at canvasfish.com!


Also, more new music by Dana Falconberry!

April 21, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Seven

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Seven: Certified Casting Extravaganza with Mack Martin and David Diaz

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Mack Martin and David Diaz, both master-certified fly casting instructors, take me through the certified casting instructor test, and explain the nature of the FFF program. Why do we have certified instructors in the first place? Isn't this all just a merit badge for show-offs? Tune in to find out!

Mack Martin is an owner and the current head of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School, while David Diaz is a member of the FFF Board of Governors.

February 16, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Six

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Six: April Vokey - B.C. Steelhead's Unique Voice

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Few people of any stripe start their own businesses in their mid-twenties, but next to none go about it quite like April Vokey. Unconventional in the extreme, the rare woman in a man's world, April has overcome everything from institutional prejudice to a car accident which nearly ended her fishing career - by taking her foot. Through it all, April not only maintained an upbeat attitude; she took it to a whole different plane.

"Damn right you can wear mascara," April tells her fellow female anglers. "You wear it to the grocery store; why can't you wear it to the river? Why would you have to look like a boy to fish like one?" Why indeed? Don't miss this extremely unique voice - for her insights into angling, into steelhead, and into perseverance.

This week: new music from Dana Falconberry!

January 20, 2009

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Five

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Five: Another Perspective with Rachel Finn

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Head guide, champion caster, woman in a man's world: any of these could describe Rachel Finn and yet none would be sufficient. Only one term encompasses Rachel as she sees herself: fisherman. Listen to Rachel's insightful and unique perspective on guiding and teaching both men and women as one of the only (and the best) female guides in the country.

This week: new music from Dana Falconberry and Or, the Whale!

December 16, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Four

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Four: The Itinerant Angler Podcast Music Show

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A special surprise this week: an all-music podcast! Don't miss ten of my favorite artists from the history of The Itinerant Angler Podcast, including Old Crow Medicine Show, the Wailin' Jennys, Eliza Gilkyson, Runaway Planet and more!

Here's the show's play list with links to the respective bands:

1. Old Crow Medicine Show - Gospel Plow
2. Runaway Planet - Laura Jones
3. Or, the Whale - Call & Response
4. Kane's River - Let It Stand
5. The Ditty Bops - Aluminum Can
6. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dixie
7. The Powder Kegs - Cumberland Gap
8. The Wailin' Jennys - Beautiful Dawn
9. The Sweetback Sisters - Silver Tongue & Gold Plated Lies
10. Eliza Gilkyson - Bear Necessities

December 7, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Four, Episode Three

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Three: Pushing Boundaries with James Prosek

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James Prosek: national bestselling author at 19, publisher of more than ten acclaimed works of art and fiction, on success, working in the publishing industry, and the passions of a unique mind.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from TroutBand!

November 24, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Four, Episode Two

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode Two: Nick Lyons - The Publisher's View

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Nick Lyons is the founder of the Lyons Press, a longtime columnist in Fly Fisherman magazine, and a true literary luminary of the sport of fly fishing. Listen to his intelligent and insightful commentary on the nature of publishing fly fishing books, the lasting impact of Norman Maclean's great work, and the search for his successor.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from Or, the Whale!

November 17, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Four, Episode One

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Four

Episode One: Fish & Fly Changes Hands

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Tom Pero, Editor of Fish & Fly Magazine, and Richard Hewitt, owner of FishandFly.com, discuss the breaking news of the merger between their companies, what this means for subscribers, and the editorial direction of the new venture. Season Four kicks off with this breaking news story (and what breaking news story would be complete without red, purple, even yellow bikinis). Intrigued? Stay tuned.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Duhks, "A Mighty Storm," off their new album, Fast Paced World!

September 13, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Three, Episode Sixteen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Sixteen: Live from the Fly Fishing Retailer Show #3

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Cortland Line Company, Sage, Ross Reels, Redington, Orvis, Costa Del Mar and G. Loomis share their upcoming products for 2009, LIVE from the Fly Tackle Retailer Show! Don't miss this, the third episode of three in the Retailer Show extravaganza, brought to you by The Itinerant Angler, American Angler Magazine, and Midcurrent Fly Fishing!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Ditty Bops, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and The Powder Kegs!

September 12, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Fifteen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Fifteen: Live from the Fly Fishing Retailer Show #2

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Patagonia, Cloudveil, Rio Products, TFO and Fishpond share their upcoming products for 2009, LIVE from the Fly Tackle Retailer Show! Don't miss this, the second episode of three in the Retailer Show extravaganza, brought to you by The Itinerant Angler, American Angler Magazine, and Midcurrent Fly Fishing!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Ditty Bops, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and The Powder Kegs!

September 11, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Fourteen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Fourteen: Live from the Fly Fishing Retailer Show #1

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Today, LIVE from the Fly Fishing Retailer Show in Denver, Colorado, learn about the new products for 2009 from Simms, Scientific Anglers, Scott Fly Rods, Dr. Slick, and Tibor! Starting today and continuing tomorrow, Monday September 15, and the next day, Tuesday September 16, at 12:00PM Eastern, hear from many of the major manufacturers in their own words. Don't miss this Retailer Show extravaganza, brought to you by The Itinerant Angler, American Angler Magazine, and Midcurrent Fly Fishing!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from Runaway Planet and The Wailing Jennys!

September 1, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Thirteen

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Thirteen: Giving Back with Patagonia's Bill Klyn

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Outdoor monolith Patagonia is world-renowned for its environmental ethic, its engineering drive... and its high prices. Listen to Bill Klyn, head product designer for Patagonia's fly fishing division, explain exactly what your dollars go to when you buy a Patagonia product - from innovative recycling efforts to the leave-no-trace ethos that defined the company from its very humble beginnings and continues to shape its products today.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from Runaway Planet, a hot new Arkansas bluegrass band!

August 24, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Twelve

"You sort of have to learn to enjoy the experience vicariously through others. It doesn't matter who catches the fish as long as somebody does."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Twelve: Life as a Guide with Ian Crabtree

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Ian Crabtree is, in many ways, a coldwater version of previous guest Capt. Will Benson. Listen to his astute observations on the culture of guiding in Alaska, what it's like behind the scenes at a remote salmon lodge, and what impact anglers' take has on the fishery. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get inside the head of a top Alaskan fishing guide - you may find yourself behaving differently on your next guided trip as a result.

Also, don't miss the special announcement regarding the upcoming show(s) from the Fly Fishing Retailer Show.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from Runaway Planet, a hot new Arkansas bluegrass band!

August 14, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Eleven

"You pay a disproportionally large amount of money to get that last bit of performance."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Eleven: Marching to a Different Drummer with Tim Rajeff

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Tim Rajeff has truly lived a life of flyfishing. From his childhood tagging along to San Francisco's Golden Gate Angling Club with his big brother, world champion Steve Rajeff, to his work distributing Airflo's unique fly lines, to the creation of Rajeff Sports and Echo Fly Rods, Tim Rajeff never seems to slow down. Tune in for a look inside the international competitive casting circuit of the 1980s and for a primer on the complexities of fly line manufacture. Then learn what makes a world champion tick; and how much fun it is to beat him at his own game.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from Runaway Planet, a hot new Arkansas bluegrass band!

July 29, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Ten

"There is no cut and sew manufacturer in the United States who could keep up with the demand and scheduling we have with Fishpond."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Ten: Johnny Le Coq - Big Fish in a Little Pond

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Johnny Le Coq has been a successful businessman (and photographer) all his life. Still, who could expect a small accessories company--you know, the ones which crop up each year like daffodils, only to wither as fast as they came--to not only survive the turmoils of fly fishing's small market, but to become what one rep called "the company I'd give my left [censored] to land?" Listen in as Johnny's design genius peeks through the cracks of his modesty while he unveils one of fly-fishing's hottest brands.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from Eliza Gilkyson!

July 8, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Nine

 

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Nine: Guide School with Greg Lilly

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Greg Lilly is the founder and (again) owner of Healing Waters Lodge. He also runs the "Think Like a Guide" series of on-the-water schools out of his location in Twin Bridges, Montana. Come along as Greg discusses guide etiquette, tipping, and how to fish like the guides.

Special thanks this week to the sponsors and entrants involved in the Itinerant Angler Photo Contest. My appreciation goes out to Scientific Anglers, Scott Fly Rods, Temple Fork Outfitters, Mark Schafer of the Steelhead Shop, and most especially, Joel Thompson of the Rock Creek Cattle Company for donating a stay in his personal cabin as a grand prize. Joel got left out of the thanks on the show and I wanted him to know how much I appreciate his contribution.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from Eliza Gilkyson and Greg Brown! Special thanks to Red House Records for hooking us up.

June 29, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Eight

"And that was Redington..."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Eight: The Midas Touch with Jim Muphy

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Jim Murphy founded Redington and Albright Tackle, and today is President of Hardy North America. Listen to his insightful and uncommonly candid commentary on foreign manufacture, outsourcing, and fly-fishing product design and distribution. Don't miss the unveiling of a timeless classic coming back to Hardy's lineup for 2009.

Don't miss a special opportunity to participate in the podcast at the end of the episode!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from Eliza Gilkyson!

June 26, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Seven

"It's freezin'! It wrinkles ya."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Seven: Predatory Trout with Kelly Galloup

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Kelly Galloup is the inventor--or at least the compiler--of modern trophy trout streamer fishing. Listen in as he gives what amounts to a masterclass in his unique sinking line/articulated streamer techniques for "mature" trout; you know, the ones over twenty-five inches! As you might expect from the inventor of the "Sex Dungeon" and "T and A" flies, he's a great interview.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band and Eliza Gilkyson!

June 12, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Six

"Permit fishing is... intensely visual."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Six: The Keys with Will Benson

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One of the hottest young guides in the Florida Keys right now is Captain Will Benson (though he won't claim the title). Also known for his submissions to The Drake's annual fly fishing video contest, Benson exudes experience. Listen as Will gives an inside look at guide culture in the most competitive saltwater fly fishery on the planet; how to book a guide (early--in life!), when to go for permit, tarpon, or bones, and what is really going on inside your guide's head while you're flailing away on the deck.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the The Ditty Bops!

March 19, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Three, Episode Five

"Roosterfish are the Elizabeth Hurley of fish."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Five: Frank Smethurst: Running Down the Dream

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Best known for his appearance in Felt Soul Media's hit fly-fishing movie Running Down the Man, Frank Smethurst is one of the few anglers qualified to represent the up-and-coming sector of fly fishing in any environment. Whether he's on the scorching beaches of Baja or in an Ohio river that once quite literally caught fire, Frank conveys the sense that he's just one of your fishing buddies. (Even if he would probably be the most-talented, widest-traveled, and best-groomed of your buddies). Frank's next project is hosting Trout Unlimited's upcoming television series, On the Rise on the Outdoor Channel, starting April 10. (Don't miss the excellent trailer for the show!)

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the The Ditty Bops!

February 24, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Three, Episode Four

 

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Four: Outside Looking In with Tibor Nemeth

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Tibor Nemeth is the commercial photographer responsible for the award-winning Simms Catalog. Come along for this unique look at our sport through the lens of a really talented outsider.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week, great new music by The Ditty Bops and The Sweetback Sisters!

February 17, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Three, Episode Three

 

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Three: Tradition in Transition with Charles Jardine

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Charles Jardine is one of the world's great experts; his breadth of knowledge ranges from the chalk streams of England to the four corners of the United States. Don't miss his insightful and well-informed commentary on the rise of angling tradition, the 'rules' Americans inherited from the UK, and modern-day uses for some pretty old fly fishing technology.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week, great new music by The Ditty Bops!

February 11, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Three, Episode Two

 

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode Two: Davy Wotton - From Wales to the White

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Davy Wotton's road from his homeland of Wales to the rugged shores of Arkansas' White River has been long and winding. Along the way, he's fished with some of the best anglers in the world, in some of the best places in the world. He is unquestionably one of the most innovative anglers of his generation and a sage when it comes to the intricacies of the South's finest tailwater.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week, great new music by The Sweetback Sisters!

January 21, 2008

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Three, Episode One

"It smelled like dead fish!"

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Three

Episode One: Around the World with Barry and Cathy Beck

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Barry and Cathy Beck are synonymous with excellence in fly fishing photography. As some of the most successful trip hosts in the industry, they've experienced their fair share of exciting travel experiences, too. Listen in as they reveal a few of their secrets, tell a few hair-raising tales, and display so clearly why they're frequently called "the nicest people in fly fishing."

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com

November 4, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-Six

"It spewed up a whole possum!"

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-Six: Australia - Along the Fatal Shores with Peter Morse

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Peter Morse is Australia's Fly-Fishing Superman; as the former host of one of the only primetime fly fishing TV shows to ever run worldwide and an expert on most of the fishing opportunities in the Indo-Pacific, Peter's built up a cache of stories unequalled by any. Don't miss his entertaining and elucidating discussions about the four species of bonefish, the jaw-dropping power of the New Guinea Bass, and the amazing temperate species of the Australian mainland!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from Steve Hemkens of Orvis and the Wailing' Jennys!

October 22, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-Five

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-Five: Colorado Tailwaters with Ed Engle

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Ed Engle is one of Colorado's most famous (and expert) anglers and guides. As a frequent contributor to American Angler magazine and the author of "Splitting Cane," Ed is in a rare position to enjoy unfettered access to some of the most exclusive locations. Nevertheless, he calls the South Platte his home water. Don't miss his comments on dealing with crowds, searching for big trout on little flies, and getting away from it all in the high mountain streams.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Wailin' Jennys !

October 16, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-Four

"I called it the Exploding Fish."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-Four: Ted Leeson on Writing

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Ted Leeson is an instructor of writing at Oregon State University and a magazine writer for Field and Stream and Fly Rod and Reel. Come along as he explains the nuances of fly-fishing writing, how it has changed, and how it could be improved.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Wailin' Jennys !

October 7, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-Three

"It's become both famous and infamous depending on who you talk to."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-Three: Jason Borger, Stuntman

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Jason Borger has lived fly-fishing's version of the star-crossed life. As the son of Gary Borger, Jason grew up fishing around the world in some of the most appealing places imaginable. Though he could have taken it all for granted, he never lost his love of fishing and, especially, fly-casting; a fact which paid off handsomely when Robert Redford came calling with a little job for Jason: stunt-doubling for Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It.


Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Wailin' Jennys and The Powder Kegs!

October 2, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-Two

"We're giving all the yaks haircuts!"

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-Two: Live from Mongolia with the Angling Exploration Group

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The Angling Exploration Group is many things, but timid isn't one of them. From Patagonia to New Zealand, Iceland to (now) Mongolia, these young fishermen, world-travelers, and even (in fly-fishing circles, anyway) revolutionaries, are perfectly prepared to drop a bomb on the staid angling public. But never let it be said that theirs is also the slacker culture: few anglers are willing to roll square into the mouth of the unknown, and none of them do it in such an entertaining fashion. Join the AEG crew live this week from the Mongolian steppes, where they are targeting lenok trout and elusive, massive taimen.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Wailin' Jennys and The Powder Kegs!

September 26, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Twenty-One

K.C. Walsh tests the G4 Pro wader.

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty-One: Design Detailed with K.C. Walsh

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Join Simms President and Owner K.C. Walsh as he sits down for a thorough explanation of the difference between Gore-Tex and other breathable fabrics, the balancing act involved in designing the world's most expensive waders, and the fight to cut costs whereever possible.

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the Powder Kegs!

August 12, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Twenty

"Mervin Thomas make a man look small."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Twenty: Bahamas Bonefish Flats-side Essay

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Come along with your host Zach Matthews as he explores Grand Bahama island for bonefish. Special thanks to Mervin Thomas and the Deep Water Cay Club!


 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the Wailin' Jennys, the Powder Kegs, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

July 23, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Nineteen

"Advertisers aren't interested in an intelligent readership; they're interested in a docile readership."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Nineteen: James Babb's Journey

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James Babb is the long-time fishing columnist and now editor of Gray's Sporting Journal - unquestionably the finest literary outdoor magazine in print. Come along for his insightful comments on the trajectory of sport and literature, as well as the effects of ad men on publishing.

Special thanks this week to Paul Puckett and Catch and Release Paintings!


 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the Wailin' Jennys!

July 9, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Eighteen

"I can't give you a dollar figure, but I can tell you it's not even that much per day..."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Eighteen: Made in America with Jim Bartschi

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Scott Fly Rods may well be the last all-American fly rod company. Listen close as President Jim Bartschi lifts the curtain on outsourcing in this even-handed and fair, but uncommonly candid interview. Hang on through the end of the show, when Jim reveals Scott's newest lineup of rods for 2008, including updates to the Classic series as well as a whole new line of highest-performance rods!

Have suggestions for interviews on The Itinerant Angler Podcast? Want to announce a new product line on the show? Contact me at ZachMatthews@gmail.com.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the Wailin' Jennys and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage!

July 1, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Seventeen

"Hands down, the most badass looking fish I've ever seen."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Seventeen: How to (Really) Travel with Jim Klug

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When Jim Klug left Scientific Anglers to found his own fly fishing travel company, he knew that "fly fishing needed another travel company about as bad as it needed another reel manufacturer." So he took his operation, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, in a new direction, hiring unknown guides rather than celebrities and booking the world at all its various levels of comfort. Listen in as Jim describes international bank robberies, deaths on flights, and the best fishing on the planet.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Kane's River!

June 25, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Sixteen

"Obviously, don't go chasing the sheep."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Sixteen: En Zed with Simon Chu

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Simon Chu is the man-on-the-scene, the local contact for Britain-based FlyOdyssey, a fly-fishing travel company, in the Kiwi land (even further) Down Under. Listen in as Simon gives us the skinny on New Zealand trout and "saltfly" fishing, and don't miss his ideas for a personal tour of the country.

Also, don't miss our new partnership with MidCurrent Fly Fishing, fly fishing's number one online news and information resource. We're very happy to have this partnership.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from Kane River!

May 21, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Fifteen

The true false albacore.

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Fifteen: North Carolina False Albacore with Buzz Bryson

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Buzz Bryson has (frequently) been titled "the nicest man in fly-fishing," and you'll know why after hearing this interview. As the author of Fly Rod and Reel magazine's long-running (but tragically discontinued) "Ask Professor Buzz" column and a frequent contributor to that magazine, Buzz has had the opportunity to fish with some of fly-fishing's greats, and in some of fly-fishing's great places. This week he takes us to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with stories of one of the sport's most notorious tackle-busters: the false albacore.

Stay tuned for a special announcement following this week's show.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: more new music from The Carolina Chocolate Drops!

May 14, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Fourteen

"I'm not I, Claudius, here."

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Fourteen: Dave Klausmeyer, Fly Tying's Impresario

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Dave Klausmeyer, editor of Fly Tyer, shows all the cards when it comes to getting your fly patterns published. Along the way, he discusses the looming threat of bird flu, the rise of synthetic materials, and his own favorite flies.

What's in Dave's Box?

Coachman Wet
Thunder Creek (#6)
Elk Hair Caddis
Copper John
Golden Stone Nymph
Barne's Special

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. This week: new music from The Carolina Chocolate Drops!

May 7, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Thirteen

Dr. Behnke's amazing book is available from Amazon.com.

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Episode Thirteen: A Life of Trout with Dr. Roberrt Behnke

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Dr. Robert Behnke is one of the (and maybe just the) world's foremost authorities on trout and salmon species. Listen to his down-to-earth explanations of the creation of cutthroat trout, the salvation of the Greenback and Lahontan cutthroat subspecies, and a little fish called onchonychus clarki behnkeii.

Stay tuned for another edition of the Streamside Essay (at long last). This time join me along with Ian Crabtree on North Carolina's Davidson River in a driving rainstorm.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. Listen close for this week's debut artists: the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

April 30, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season Two, Episode Twelve

"Naw, Georgia O'Keeffe spelled her name with two F's."

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Episode Twelve: Brian O'Keefe - From Kiwi to Kashmir

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Brian O'Keefe has been many things in his life--professional ski instructor, professional photographer, fly fisherman, and world traveler--but above all, he's been excellent. Few anglers have achieved the level of skill Brian takes for granted, whether in fishing or photography. Listen carefully, because in this uncommonly generous interview, Brian gives a lot of advice to the budding professional photographer, and it's the kind of advice money can't buy. Along the way he'll take us from New Zealand to the India/Pakistan border, where an armed confrontation ends as all should: with someone buying a beer!

Next week: Dr. Robert Behnke, author of "Trout and Salmon of North America" and the namesake of the iconic onchornychus clarki behnkeii--the Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat Trout .

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and David Thompson for this week's newest musical guest: Kane's River!

April 23, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast - Season Two, Episode Eleven

Dan with a nice Australian Queenie

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Eleven: Dan Blanton - Rigging for Records

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Dan Blanton is one of the world's top authorities on striped bass and saltwater fishing. Tune in for a thorough-going introduction into the intricacies of shooting head casting and fishing for world record-class striper. Don't miss Dan's reminiscences on visiting Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria, as well as his story of the kind of luck karma will bring you when you participate in a friendly fundraiser to protect your local fishery.

Next week: don't miss Brian O'Keefe, on Kashmiri trout fishing opportunities, New Zealand before Middle Earth, and how to become a professional fly fishing photographer the long way!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes! Finally, a big thank you to Jack Lewis of The Olde Surber Station Radio Blog and the Oriskany Strings.

April 16, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Ten

"Them nuns were mean!"

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Ten: Ted Juracsik, Hungarian Revolutionary

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Ted Juracsik's life can only be properly described with one word: epic. Like Odysseus cast adrift from a country in ruins, Ted wandered Europe's Cold War refugee camps before finding his way to New York City. Listen to his remarkable journey from Hungarian-speaking soccer player and tool and die machinist all the way to one of our country's top fly reel designers, told in his own distinctive voice.

Special thanks this week to Marianne Papa and the Tibor Reel Company for their extensive help and cooperation.

Next week: don't miss Dan Blanton, on California striped bass and the wild and wooly fisheries of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Down Under!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes! Finally, a big thank you to Jack Lewis of The Olde Surber Station Radio Blog and the Oriskany Strings.

April 9, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Nine

The man himself.

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Nine: Shooting Aspirin and Pulling Stumps with Lefty Kreh

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Last week's guest was one of a few, but this week's is all on his own. The name Lefty Kreh has become literally synonymous with the expert fly fisher. From his early days as a general outdoor writer to his life-spanning career as a professional at almost everything he does (photographer, marksman, writer, fisherman), Lefty is an inspiration to us all. Listen as he recounts his career in post-War biological warfare manufacture, demonstration marksmanship, and fly rod design. Stick around for Lefty's most exciting fish - the Niugini Bass - and his many memorable stories.

Next Week - "Ted Juracsik, Hungarian Revolutionary!"

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes! Finally, a big thank you to Jack Lewis of The Olde Surber Station Radio Blog and the Oriskany Strings for providing this week's good old bluegrass music.

April 2, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Eight

(But need it really be so long?)

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Eight: Standing in a River Waving a (Really Long) Stick with Simon Gawesworth

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Few anglers in the history of the sport have achieved mastery over their chosen specialty on the level of Simon Gawesworth. From the origins of the method in Scotland to the bleeding edge in the Pacific Northwest, spey casting has come a long way. Listen as Simon takes you through the burgeoning world of spey fishing; new spey casters may want to write this down: S-K-A-G-I-T.

Next week: Don't miss our mystery guest!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes! Finally, a big thank you to Jack Lewis of The Olde Surber Station Radio Blog and the Oriskany Strings for providing this week's good old bluegrass music.

March 26, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Seven

Saltwater-class fish in sight of downtown!

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Seven: White Bass & Striper Masterclass with Bill Butts

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Let's face it: for Mid-American anglers, all those saltwater magazines are nothing more than a big bait and switch. From reading articles about massive "silver torpedos," most anglers sadly turn to anemic and washed out stocker-sized rainbow trout. If you're an angler in flyover country, Bill Butts has the answer to your problems. Tune in and listen close, because Bill's going to give you what you always wanted: a real fish on the line.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes! Finally, a big thank you to Jack Lewis of The Olde Surber Station Radio Blog and the Oriskany Strings for providing this week's good old bluegrass music.

March 19, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Season Two, Episode Six

Is this rod a musical instrument?

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Six: Bamboo Confidential with Bernard Ramanauskas

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In 1960, no one clamored for rods made by Glenn Brackett, Tom Morgan, or Mike Clark, but today those makers command top dollar for their exquisite bamboo creations. For Bernard Ramanauskas, this is 1961: if you haven't heard his name yet, you're one of an ever-diminishing number. At 36, Ramanauskas has achieved what some well-regarded luminaries never do--his creation, Eden Cane, became so well respected that he was offered the chance to Lazarus a major bamboo studio: Scott Cane. The new SC rods he developed draw heavily from techniques pioneered at Eden Cane, putting other makers on notice. Listen carefully as Bernard gives us a masterclass in the finer points of bamboo fly rod design--you may want to grab a pen and paper!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes!

March 11, 2007

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season Two, Episode Five

"Don't tell my parents!"

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Five: Behind the Scenes with Larry Kenney (Plus River X!)

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Larry Kenney describes 1960s San Francisco, when he had a bird's eye view of the founding of the Scott Fly Rod Company and the early development of graphite rods. Don't miss his unique perspective on the surprising San Francisco, California roots of fly fishing, and the many ways the company scene has changed over the last fifty years. His comments on fiberglass rods will have you reaching - yet again - for the wallet.

Following Larry's interview, don't miss the Streamside Essay. The theme - that's right, an Ira Glass-style theme and everything - the theme this week: River X! Rivers That Shall Remain Anonymous! Don't miss River X, coming up right after the interview!

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com. More thanks to Ben Winship and Brian Wicklund of BenWinship.com and FishingMusic.com for supplying their album "Big Twang" and the compilation album "Fishing Music." Check them out through the website or on iTunes!

December 19, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season Two, Espisode Four

Totem Animal?

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Four: The Angling Exploration Group Takes on the World

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The members of the Angling Exploration Group have made it their mission to provide fly fishing's stodgier establishment with a much-needed shot in the rear. Whether they're pummeling rented Jeeps in Patagonia or trout bumming their way across Reykjavik, these young documentarians and explorers make desk-bound anglers everywhere jealous, though as you'll hear, it's not all tall blondes and warm campsites...

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

November 10, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season Two, Episode Three

Bo-ga, Bo-ga, Bo-ga!

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Three: Mako Shark on the Fly with Conway Bowman

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Conway Bowman, bluewater captain and flyfishing adventurer extraordinaire, brings us first hand accounts of landing boat-jumping, hand-chomping, kayak-charging mako shark on the fly. Our most exciting episode yet!

This week's Streamside Essay takes us to the banks of the Cumberland River in Kentucky for the year's Fall bonanza.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

November 4, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season Two, Episode Two

Giant Browns under a Million Feet!

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode Two: Secrets of the Smokies with Steve Moore

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Steve Moore, head fishery biologist of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, gives us insight into Park management, bringing back the brookie, and some surprisingly large brown trout!

Yellowstone National Park is one of our nation's -- and the world's -- most intriguing places, and this week's Streamside Essay comes from our two week ramble around the Park.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

September 4, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two, Episode One

Kickin' Season Two off right!

The Itinerant Angler Podcast: Season Two

Episode One: Dynamiting Beavers with Phil Monahan

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Phil Monahan, editor of American Angler magazine and all around good guy, gives us an inside look at the publishing side of flyfishing, as well as relates a few stories from his guiding days in Yellowstone and Alaska.

This week the Angler's Log takes us all the way down to three degrees off the equator at the Xingu River in the jungles of Brazil. I hope you enjoy the podcast and get as big a kick out of the petty depravities of travel as I did.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

May 22, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Eight

Scott Graham with one of his enormous 'poons.

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Episode Eight: Texas Tarpon with Capt. Scott Graham

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Captain Scott Graham wows us this week with his tales of 200 pound Texas tarpon, as well as provides us with information on tracking tarpon and the Tarpon Tomorrow conservation organization. For more information, or to book Capt. Graham, check out www.flyfishingtexas.com.

This week the Angler's Log takes us to Abrams Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where I have a good day and see some unusual, to say the least, trout behavior while fishing my new A.J. Thramer bamboo rod.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

May 18, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Seven

An Edwards "Quad" is one of the more desirable pre-War rods.

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Episode Seven: The Cane Mutiny with Sante "Banjo" Giuliani

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Sante Giuliani provides a lively and interesting interview this week on the subject of bamboo fly rods, his personal rehabilitation thanks to cane, as well as some useful recommendations on current and past makers of bamboo rods for the fisherman and collector to consider.

Also returning this week is the Angler's Log. This time you'll accompany Caesar Stair of Knoxville and myself on a float down East Tennessee's Holston River. I hope you'll enjoy the trip, and I'm sure you'll learn to fear red life jackets.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

May 8, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Six

Marshall Cutchin was one of the first wave of flyfishing guides in the Florida Keys.

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Episode Six: Florida Before the Storm with Marshall Cutchin

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This week's guest is Marshall Cutchin, editor of MidCurrent Fly Fishing and one of the first wave of guides in the Florida Keys. Marshall discusses the thrill of tarpon fishing and the impact of twenty-five years of angling on some of the sport's most hallowed waters.

Also new this week, The Itinerant Angler Podcast adds feature music. This week's track is "Country Roads, Take Me Home," by Honeybrowne. Special thanks to Compadre Records and Logan Rogers for the use of this and other songs on the podcast - check them out in the new compilation album, "Let's Step Outside."

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

April 21, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Five

Bruce Richards built the lines used in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It."

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Episode Five: Scientific Anglers Chief Line Designer Bruce Richards

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We've got a good one for you this week: 3M/Scientific Anglers chief line designer and all around guru Bruce Richards. Bruce discusses fly line manufacture, the Sage Casting Analyzer, and why all those new rods are so darn stiff.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

March 30, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Four

Temple Fork Outfitters is the pre-eminent Far East manufacturer of fly rods, proving that rods can come from abroad and compete one to one with domestic sticks.

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Episode Four: Temple Fork Outfitters On the Move with Rick Pope

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This week I interview TFO President and founder Rick Pope on foreign manufacturing of fly rods, his experiences with Lefty Kreh and other fly fishing celebrity consultants, and the technology in the pipeline for future TFO products. He also sets me straight about a few misconceptions that may open your eyes on the flyfishing industry.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

March 9, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Three

Arkansas guide and personality John Wilson strikes a pose.

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Episode Three: Arkansas' Giant Browns with John Wilson

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The third episode of The Itinerant Angler Podcast features renowned Arkansas guide and big fish fisherman John Wilson, who discusses not only Arkansas' amazing White River system, but also distance casting and the tournament experience, both in the United States and abroad.

Following John's interview, I'll bring you another audiolog, this time from the Bald River Canyon and the Holston River of East Tennessee.

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

February 28, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode Two

Tennessee Guide Mike Anderson with a large brown.

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Episode Two: Streamer Fishing Tennessee's Sad Ditch with Mike Anderson

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Our second episode of The Itinerant Angler Podcast features an interview with Tennessee guide Mike Anderson. Mike discusses his innovative boat-based trout fishing techniques, including using large streamers and Kelly Galloup's jerk-strip retrieve. Mike also fills us in on some lesser known - but excellent - water in the middle of the flyover South.

After Mike's interview, I'll treat you to a brief audiolog of a typical winter day of trout fishing with myself, Zach Matthews, and Caesar Stair.

 

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

February 14, 2006

The Itinerant Angler Podcast Season One, Episode One

Arkansas Guide John Wilson with a Little Red River Brown

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Episode One: Improve Your Flyfishing Pictures

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The first episode of The Itinerant Angler Podcast features me, Zach Matthews, narrating my slide presentation, "Streamside Photography: Improve Your Flyfishing Pictures." This isn't really the format I expect to continue to use in my podcasts and to a certain extent I'm just warming up, but as a first subject I think it suits and I hope you'll find it interesting. The show runs about a half hour, and to understand it, you'll need to follow along in the slideshow. Hit F11 in most browsers to make this slideshow full screen. This link will open the slideshow in a separate window:

Streamside Photography Slideshow

Special thanks to Old Crow Medicine Show for their permission to use "Gospel Plow" in The Itinerant Angler Podcast. For more excellent modern bluegrass music, visit www.crowmedicine.com.

February 13, 2006

Welcome to the Podcast Archive

Well, you've done it again: you've stumbled on to yet another branch of the growing Itinerant Angler media archive. This archive features podcasts about flyfishing subjects, hosted by me, The Itinerant Angler editor Zach Matthews. Our first podcast accompanies an online Flash presentation on the subject of improving your flyfishing pictures. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Check back in future weeks for episodes including interviews with local guides, industry professionals, and ordinary fishermen on specific water. You might even find some roving travellogues in here. Once again, welcome!