Sometimes confidence can come from a few less flies lost in the brush or a little less time spent tying on flies. And yes, maybe a few more trout in the net as well.
In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Simon Gawesworth, from Washington state. Simon grew up teaching fly fishing at an early age at his father’s fly fishing school in England. He has spent his life traveling the world, learning, and teaching fly fishing in the form of classes, books, shows, events, schools, and articles, and most recently as an instructor for Far Bank.
In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Marcos Mazzola from South Florida. Marcos began his fly fishing journey wading and fishing from a skiff in the saltwater flats with his close friend from school who also became his fly fishing mentor. As he progressed as a fly fisher, his photography passion began to become more and more intertwined with his love of the outdoors.
There is so much to learn and teach if we take the time. We show them seams where trout feed or carry them across swift currents. Flip rocks and match bugs from a fly box. Wet their hands before holding the trout you let them reel in. Laugh as they splash and swing the net, chasing a big brown darting on your line in the current.
The river has changed in the winter, but somehow it's familiar. Amplified somehow in every experience. We walk out to the river, but it's quieter. The sound of snow crunching beneath our boots reminds us of that silence. We read water, but the seams and pockets are more nuanced and subtle.
In this episode we Wadeoutthere for Part 2 of our conversation with Daniel Bragg from Cameron Montana.
In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Daniel Bragg from Cameron Montana. Daniel cut his teeth fly fishing as a youth in the Ozarks and later the mountains of Tennessee while attending school. When his promising career out of college left him feeling stuck, Daniel moved to Montana and took a $10/hr job in a fly shop to pursue his true passion, fly fishing. It wasn’t too long before he was guiding the Madison River at Kelly Gallup’s Slide Inn. He’s been hunting and fishing in the Big Sky State ever since.
In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Domenick Swentosky from central Pennsylvania. Domenick is a fly fishing guide and the creator of Troutbitten.