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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.