Pete Tyjas from Fly Culture Magazine sits down with people whose lives either revolve around or are shaped by fly fishing.
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Geoff Hadley - Coarse Fish on the Fly
I catch up with Geoff Hadley for this edition of the podcast.We look at the various species he likes to cast a fly at and some tips too.We discuss his fishing timeline and the recent article he has written for Fly Culture that looks at introducing his 2 sons to fly fishing.Geoff is hugely enthusiastic about fly fishing and loves to catch any species on the fly.I feel sure his enthusiasm will rub off on you and inspire you to take a look at species you hadn't though of previously casting a fly to.
Dave Smith - A One River Man
I talk with Dave Smith about his home river, the Monnow and learn a little about what it means to him.I plan rough questions for these podcasts as I prefer the conversation take the route it follows. While recording this episode I discover a truly beautiful story about a difficult time that was aided by fly fishing. It is deeply moving.I also find out what a Raspberry Trout is and talk fly fishing train wrecks with Dave too.
Gordon van der Spuy - The Feather Mechanic
I talk with Gordon van der Spuy about his latest book, The Feather Mechanic II.I learn about how he views fly fishing and tying but also about his approach to life too.He is a fascinating guest who views fishing through a slightly different lens that will, without a doubt, have you thinking differently about your approach to fishing. It is clear that he has poured part of his soul into producing his latest book that is more than just fly tying recipes, it is a whole lot more.
Ben Perrin - Life, Fly Fishing and Reel Making
I talk with Ben Perrin about the many hours of work that goes into hand making one of his fishing reels. Each one is unique and has a soul.I also hear about an event that was without a doubt life changing. Ben talks about it the way he does about his reels, with great modesty.This is a riveting listen that will give you an insight into the process of a true artisan.
James Gilbraith - Waiting For A Pull
I have had many people contact me and ask if I will get James Gilbraith back on the podcast. I am pleased to say he has joined me for this episode.We just talk about fishing, how the outlook for salmon feels, fishing clubs, the state of rivers, AI, how it might affect writers and fly patterns.As ever, James looks at things in a unique and humorous way that as ever, is a great listen.There were some slight issues with sound that I hope doesn't detract from your enjoyment of this episode.