Join renowned angler April Vokey as she explores fishing, hunting, foraging and homesteading through intimate, face-to-face conversations with some of the outdoor world's most influential people. Her intense curiosity drives her to take a behind-the-scenes, vulnerable and honest approach with her guests that often ends up uncovering never-before-heard stories.
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 189: Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz on the Current State of Columbia River Steelhead
Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz are no strangers to wild steelhead. Jeff Hickman is a longtime steelhead guide, lodge owner and advocate. David Moskowitz is Executive Director of the Conservation Angler.
In this episode, we sit down to discuss the current state of Columbia River steelhead, navigating management, and Jeff’s decision to stop guiding in protest.
Anchored Podcast Ep. 188: Phil Rowley on Chironomids, Stillwater Fishing and Going Pro
Phil Rowley is a stillwater icon. Author, presenter, fly tier and instructor, Phil has shared his knowledge and paved the road for countless anglers. I was excited to finally have him on the show to learn more about his introduction to the fly fishing industry. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss chironomids, triploids, feeling boxed in, and how went from working in an insurance office to working full-time in the fishing industry.
Anchored Podcast Ep. 187: Justin Crump on Being a Trout Bum, Rooster Fishing and Expectations
When I think of the perfect Trout Bum story, Justin Crump comes to mind. Justin fell in love with fishing at an early age, before dedicating his entire life to it. We discuss how his willingness to go with the flow introduced him to a lifetime of adventure, a successful career, and even the love of his life.
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Anchored Podcast Ep. 186: Natalie Bogwalker on Wild Abundance, Hide Tanning, Gardening and Community
Natalie Bogwalker is the founder and director of Wild Abundance, where she teaches carpentry, permaculture, primitive skills, and so much more. I met Natalie when we teamed with her for our online Hide Tanning class, and she has continued to blow my mind ever since.
In this episode of Anchored, Natalie and I sit down to discuss her incredible journey from academia to accomplished outdoors-woman, permaculture, living in community, Peta and more.
Anchored Podcast Ep. 185: Al Perkinson on Bajio Sunglasses and Cause Marketing in Fishing
Al Perkinson is someone I’ve looked up to for a long time. For seventeen years, he was the CFO of Costa Sunglasses, where he led brand strategy, marketing, ecommerce and more. Al is an avid fly fisherman and conservationist who has a long resume of philanthropic work. On this episode of Anchored we discuss the benefits of polarised sunglasses, Al’s departure from Costa, the struggles of starting over, and Indifly, a foundation created to help strengthen indigenous communities through fly fishing.
Anchored Podcast Ep. 184: Karen Brooks on Fly Fishing in Tasmania
Karen Brooks is a guide and outfitter based in Tasmania, Australia. She and her husband, Peter, share a unique story in that they both started guiding later in life upon finding matching drift boats for sale in North America. On this episode of Anchored, Karen and I enjoy a light conversation about fishing for trout in Tasmania, loch-style fishing, what it’s like to start over and more.
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Women in fly fishing
It has been an incredible experience to be learning from another BC born, female fly angler. (I have no mentors, & learning from scratch via books & podcasts has been quite the interesting twist, to learning how to wild steelhead & trout hunt.) April’s podcasts are incredibly informative! Being able to listen to years past, of how she interviews angling legend upon legend... has been a deep joy for me to learn from everyone.
Stick to writing articles
Weak, at best, interview skills. Comes across as way to contrived.
Best to stick to writing with a good editor to help out.
April and Brian
Brian Chan is the godfather of still water fly fishing and the uncontested Master of Chronomid (midge - for our American brethren) fishing. April Vokey is one of the most exciting and engaging fly fishing personalities in the new age of angling. So to listen to her interview this eminent biologist/master angler on his involvement in the creation of one of the greatest freshwater fishing industries ( BC LAKE FISHING), and extract from him some of his superb knowledge and tips for Stillwater fishing, was a treat, to say the least. Bravo to Brian and April.