224 episodes

We try to capture the fly fishing life. An in-depth conversation with Fly fishers from all walks of life, their stories, inspiration, passion and dream destinations. Where do you go to talk fly fishing? We talk tunes, sports, day jobs, life on and off the water. Get embedded in the fly fishing world. Tying, entomology, gear, techniques, crazy stories and lotsa laughs. Join us for a unique look at the fly fishing life from those that live it.

Fly Fishing 97 Podcast Mark Hopley

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

We try to capture the fly fishing life. An in-depth conversation with Fly fishers from all walks of life, their stories, inspiration, passion and dream destinations. Where do you go to talk fly fishing? We talk tunes, sports, day jobs, life on and off the water. Get embedded in the fly fishing world. Tying, entomology, gear, techniques, crazy stories and lotsa laughs. Join us for a unique look at the fly fishing life from those that live it.

    224 Martha Leeming, Competitive Fly Fishing, Colombia, England and Canada

    224 Martha Leeming, Competitive Fly Fishing, Colombia, England and Canada

    This week we were happy to sit down and chat fly fishing with Martha Leeming. Martha is originally from Colombia, she picked up fly fishing in the UK, competed with the English fly fishing team and now finds herself chasing fins in Canada and beyond. She worked several years for Orvis and now spends her time fly fishing both competitively and recreationally. She is extremely passionate about the pastime and brings an infectious energy to the water. Thanks Martha for sharing your story with us!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    223 Fred Klein, The Art and History of Fly tying, Grizzly King Fly

    223 Fred Klein, The Art and History of Fly tying, Grizzly King Fly

    Today we head to Eastern PA for a chat with Fred Klein. Fred ties some beautiful classic patterns and has an affinity for the art and history of fly tying. He is with Partridge Hooks and HMH Vises. We find out about Fred's love for spending time in nature, on the water, hunting, trapping and much more. Thanks Fred for taking us along on your fly fishing journey. www.grizzlyfly.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    222 Malachy Tallack, Author, Illuminated by Water

    222 Malachy Tallack, Author, Illuminated by Water

    Today we sit down with Author Malachy Tallack. His new book titled
    Illuminated by Water is out this Month. Malachy really captures the allure of fly fishing and fly tying in his latest book. He talks about this passion we share, the relationship between water and people and about the allure of fly fishing. This book really spoke to us at the podcast and Malachy has an amazing ability to engage the reader and take you to the beautiful places he continues to write about. He is also a singer/songwriter and has written other books including "Sixty Degrees North" and "The Valley at the Center of the World."

    • 1 hr 10 min
    221 Derek Bird, Fly Fusion Magazine, Last Summer On The Sage

    221 Derek Bird, Fly Fusion Magazine, Last Summer On The Sage

    Today we had the good fortune of sitting down with Derek Bird. Derek is the Founding editor at Fly Fusion Magazine, Co-host of the popular Fly Fusion Series, and Author of the new novel "Last Summer On The Sage." Derek gave us the inside scoop on his fly fishing story, his passion for chasing trout in the Rocky Mountains, his love of writing, teaching, music, sports and much more. Derek has inspired so many to take to the stream, through his writing and story telling. We shared a few laughs and some great stories on this one.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    220 Jim McLennan, Trout Tracks, A Finger Pickin, Fly Fishing Journey

    220 Jim McLennan, Trout Tracks, A Finger Pickin, Fly Fishing Journey

    Today on the show we were grateful for a sit down with Jim McLennan. Jim was one of the first guides on the Bow River, has authored 5 books, written for many a magazine, was co-owner of Calgary's first fly shop, worked for Orvis and runs regular fly fishing schools. We talk about his music, photography, writing, his passion for chasing fins all over the globe and what fly fishing has brought to his life. Thanks Jim for sharing your inspirational fly fishing story with our listeners. www. mclennanflyfishing.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    219 Geoff Vukelich, Damgoods and Gear, Bigotry to Brook Trout, Duluth Mi

    219 Geoff Vukelich, Damgoods and Gear, Bigotry to Brook Trout, Duluth Mi

    This week we head to Duluth Minnesota for a sit down with Geoff Vukelich of Damgoods and Gear. He tells us about his fly fishing story, his journey on and off the water, the IF4 movie Bigotry to Brook Trout and much more. Geoff is a straight shooter and loves his quiet time on the water. He is making some one of a kind beauty nets, paddles and rods in Minnesota. Thanks Geoff for sharing your journey with us! Damgoodsandgear.com

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Shelg72 ,

One of the best

This is one of the top fly fishing pod casts out there. Great content, good guests and very educational. The editing and sound quality is always great. Always excited for the next episode.

cafenflyfish ,

Learning tons!

So much value listening to this show. Thank you!

hayj78 ,

Great podcast

I have just started fly fishing. Well just started being obsessed with it I guess I should say. I found this podcast and it is awesome. I live in bc so it’s full of great info. Probably going to purchase the fly trying video lessons

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