Anchored Podcast Ep. 237: Andrew Grillos and Louis Cahill on Men’s Mental Health in Fly Fishing
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by April Vokey
1w ago
This week’s episode is a bit of a departure from the norm, but I’m happy to stand behind it nonetheless. When friend and past podcast guest, Louis Cahill, reached out and suggested we sit down together with Andrew Grillos, I knew it was going to be a special conversation. So, in this episode of Anchored, the three of us gathered to discuss a topic that's close to our hearts: men’s mental health in the world of fly fishing. The conversation is admittedly a bit scattered, but I think that adds to its authenticity. Throughout our discussion, we shared personal stories, insights, and reflections o ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 236: Charles Gaines on Fly Fishing Writing and the Birth of Paintball
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by April Vokey
3w ago
Join me for a quick conversation with Charles Gaines, an iconic outdoor writer, and the ingenious creator of paintball. In this episode, we delve deep into the pages of Charles' extraordinary career, exploring his contributions to outdoor literature and the unexpected twist of fate that led to the birth of the worldwide sensation, paintball. From his early days as an outdoor enthusiast to becoming a celebrated author, Charles Gaines' story is a testament to the power of passion and innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 235: Matt Harris on Fly Fishing the World, Media, and the Fish of a Lifetime
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by April Vokey
1M ago
Matt Harris is a London-based photographer who started his angling journey at an early age — now at 58, he’s more hooked than ever. Matt's love for fly-fishing has led him on hundreds of extraordinary adventures across the globe, from Russia's Arctic Circle to the Amazon jungle, Australia’s Northern Territories... there’s hardly a fly fishing destination he hasn’t visited. In this episode of the Anchored Podcast, we discuss… everything. From snooty fishing, remote jungle escapades, today’s fishing media, Atlantic salmon in Norway and Russia, even my wedding weekend on the Bulkley ten years ago ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 234: Lucy Bowden on Fishing for Everyone in the UK
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by April Vokey
1M ago
In this episode of Anchored, I had the pleasure of hosting Lucy Bowden, the visionary founder of Fishing For Everyone, established in 2005. Hailing from Britain, Lucy is not just an angling coach but a passionate angler who discovered her love for the sport at the tender age of five. What sets Lucy apart is her unwavering belief that fishing should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability. Her dedication to breaking down barriers and encouraging inclusivity within the angling community is truly inspiring. As a prominent female angler, Lucy has become a beacon for ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 234: Lacy Bowden on Fishing for Everyone in the UK
Anchored with April Vokey
by April Vokey
1M ago
In this episode of Anchored, I had the pleasure of hosting Lucy Bowden, the visionary founder of Fishing For Everyone, established in 2005. Hailing from Britain, Lucy is not just an angling coach but a passionate angler who discovered her love for the sport at the tender age of five. What sets Lucy apart is her unwavering belief that fishing should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability. Her dedication to breaking down barriers and encouraging inclusivity within the angling community is truly inspiring. As a prominent female angler, Lucy has become a beacon for ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 233: Travis Swartz on Being Hank Patterson
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by April Vokey
2M ago
Do you remember the first time you saw Hank Patterson on screen? I certainly do. I didn’t know what exactly I was watching, but I was laughing and left wanting more. Travis Swartz’s character, Hank Patterson, is a self-proclaimed world renowned fly fishing guide and instructor who exudes confidence in scenarios he knows very little about. His comedy pokes light-hearted fun at some of the more debatable topics in fly fishing, allowing all of us to make fun of ourselves in some form or another. In this episode of Anchored, Travis and I discuss his life as an actor and producer bef ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 232: David Zielinski on Cicada Madness
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by April Vokey
3M ago
Dave Zielinski has fished periodical and annual cicada emergences for decades on waterways in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. He recently released his book, Cicada Madness, which is the first book dedicated to the patterns, techniques, and more importantly, the science of locating the best hatches of these insects. In this episode of Anchored, we learn more about Dave and his passion for these incredible bugs. Be sure to stay tuned for the last half of today’s show, as we’ve included Dave’s awesome presentation that he gave for our members last mo ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 231: Part Two, Jack Dennis on A River Runs Through It, Rookie Anglers, Money and Evolution in Fly Fishing
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by April Vokey
4M ago
Jack Dennis is a long-time guide, author, television personality, and one of the early pioneers of fly-fishing. In the second part of this two-part episode with Jack, we discuss making money in the fly fishing industry, rookie anglers, the evolution of fly fishing’s accessibility, A River Runs Through It, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 230: Part One, Jack Dennis on the American Sportsman Show, One Fly, and the Royal Humpy Fly
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by April Vokey
4M ago
Jack Dennis is a long-time guide, author, television personality, and one of the early pioneers of fly-fishing. In this two-part episode with Jack, we discuss how he got his start in the fly-fishing industry, some of the most famous names in the business, his television series, the annual One Fly competition, his renowned Humpy fly, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 229: Jake Jordan on Big Game Fly Fishing, STH Reels and the World Class Angler
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by April Vokey
5M ago
Jake Jordan is a renowned fly-fishing guide and instructor who’s been in the fishing business for over seventy years. Founder of STH Reels and World Class Angler, an early fly shop in the Florida Keys, Jake has been at the forefront of many changes in the big game world. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss how he got his start, fly fishing for tarpon before it became overly popular, fishing for marlin and what makes them special, Mako reels, and more. Reach Jake at http://www.jakejordan.com/ or via phone at 1-305-872-6060. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch ..read more
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