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Streamer Fishing in East Tennessee with Jason McReynolds (Ep. 192)
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Streamer Fishing in East Tennessee with Jason McReynolds (Ep. 192)

In this episode we WadeOutThere with Jason McReynolds from Jonesborough, Tennessee.  Jason began fly fishing in East Tennessee during the late nineties.  When his wife, who also enjoyed fly fishing, was seriously injured in a car accident, the couple began fishing streamers almost exclusively, because the larger flies and larger weighted rods was therapeutic for his wife Christy’s recovery. 
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Entomology, Western Hatches, and Oregon Fly Selection with Rick Hafele

In Episode 178 we WadeOutThere with Rick Hafele, from Salem, Oregon.  Rick grew up on a farm, with a fascination for the outdoors and his surroundings, including bugs.  He began fly fishing in Missouri at the age of twelve, and fell in love with the trout he caught in the Ozarks.  When the time for college came, Rick headed west and to Western Washington and later Oregon State where he earned a masters degree in aquatic entomology.  He is the author of several fly fishing books, including The Complete Book of Western Hatches, which he co-authored with Dave Hughes.  We discuss how understanding the stages of life of aquatic insects can help you catch fish, the timeline of fishing a hatch, and some of Ricks favorite flies for fishing around his home waters in Oregon.
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Dylan Tomine Part 2. Steelhead Tactics and Conservation on the Olympic Peninsula

In Episode 177 we WadeOutThere for Part Two of our conversation with Dylan Tomine, from Washington State.  Dylan was one of those children who always loved fish and fishing.  He developed a love of steelhead at an early age and has spent most of his life fly fishing.  He is a passionate angler, Patagonia ambassador, conservationist, and writer.  His books include Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman, and Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table.  Dylan was a producer of the film Artifishal and played an important role in the films Damnation, and Chrome. We discuss steelhead tactics on the Olympic Peninsula, including reading water, presentation, and fighting fish.  We also talk about steelhead conservation and the challenges facing these fish.
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Dylan Tomine Part 1. Writing Headwaters and Humility in Fly Fishing

In Episode 176 we WadeOutThere for Part One of our conversation with Dylan Tomine, from Washington State.  Dylan was one of those children who always loved fish and fishing.  He developed a love of steelhead at an early age and has spent most of his life fly fishing.  He is a passionate angler, Patagonia a mbassador, conservationist, and writer.  His books include Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman, and Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table.  Dylan was a producer of the film Artifishal and played an important role in the films Damnation and Chrome. We discuss Dylan’s writing and his book Headwaters, as well as humility in fishing.
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Philosophy and The Theory of Games in Fly Fishing with Thi Nguyen

In Episode 175 we WadeOutThere with Thi Nguyen, from Salt Lake City, Utah. As long as Thi can remember he has had a love of all kinds of games. Thi was raised in California, studied philosophy in school, and moved to Utah to work as a philosophy professor at the University of Utah. He started fly fishing to help counteract some of the negative aspects of the new remote teaching environment that arose during the pandemic, and fell in love with the sport and its congruence with his work in the philosophy of games. He is the author of the book, Games: Agency as Art. This episode is a deep dive into the philosophy of fly fishing. We discuss why we play the game of fly fishing, how fly fishing can be an infinite game, and a little bit about Thi’s experience learning to fish on the Provo River.
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Fly Fishing Egos, Keeping It Fun, and the Boise River with Rob Griggs

In Episode 174 we WadeOutThere with Rob Griggs from Boise, Idaho.  Rob’s fly fishing journey has taken him from Tennessee, to Colorado, to Idaho, where he still lives today.  He started guiding in Colorado after attending a guide school to improve his skills and continued guiding after the move to Boise.  We discuss how the ego presents itself in fly fishing, the Boise River, and why keeping fly fishing “fun” might just catch you more fish.
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Why Making it Easy Works in Fly Fishing and Music with Chris Coole

In Episode 173 we WadeOutThere with Chris Coole from Toronto, Ontario.  Chris grew up fishing with his uncle for walleye, bass, and musky as a child until the mystique of fly fishing captured his imagination.  About the same time Chris got his hands on a fly rod, he picked up a banjo.  That was over thirty years ago, and they’ve been part of his life ever since.  Chris’s love of fly fishing makes its way into many of the songs and tunes he writes in the forms of places and feelings.  His work has given him the opportunity to travel the world as a professional musician, who always seems to find a way to wet a line on the road.  Chris is both a solo artist and a member of “The Lonesome Ace Stringband.” We discuss the value of keeping things simple in music and fly fishing in pursuit of falling into the flow, and the traditions and variations that have been passed down in both fiddle tunes and fly fishing.
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Rooster Fish in Baja and Teamwork with Jeff Feczko

In Episode 172 we WadeOutThere with Jeff Feczko from Baja, Mexico.  Jeff grew up in Ithaca, New York where his grandfather was his earliest teacher and supporter in fishing.  He picked up a fly rod at an early age and had a knack for casting and tying, with a love for the functionality of the new art he was creating on the vise.  As he got older Jeff went to Alaska to fish and eventually ended up guiding there, spending his time during the off season in exotic locations chasing fish.  He fell in love with Baja and decided to make a go of guiding there full time, where he still is today.  Jeff is also a signature tyer for Rio.  We discuss fly fishing for Roosterfish in Baja and the importance of teamwork.