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Fly fishing artist and writer Jason Shemchuk talks with other fly fishers about their unique journey into fly fishing, the rivers they fish, and the tactics and philosophies they practice. For those who can never leave the river in their hearts, this podcast is dedicated to providing tools and ideas that help make a great fly fisher and better prepare us to make memories on the water that keep us coming back to Wadeoutthere.

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Fly fishing artist and writer Jason Shemchuk talks with other fly fishers about their unique journey into fly fishing, the rivers they fish, and the tactics and philosophies they practice. For those who can never leave the river in their hearts, this podcast is dedicated to providing tools and ideas that help make a great fly fisher and better prepare us to make memories on the water that keep us coming back to Wadeoutthere.

    WOT 93: Veterans, Healing and Community with Will Cannon from The Iron Freedom Foundation. Part 1

    WOT 93: Veterans, Healing and Community with Will Cannon from The Iron Freedom Foundation. Part 1

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere for Part 1 of our discussion with Will Cannon from Midland Texas.  Will picked up a fly rod when he was eight years old and fished his home waters in Texas until he turned 17 and joined the Army as a scout. 

    After leaving the profession of arms, Will found himself struggling with PTSD and battling cancer.  At his lowest point he returned to fly fishing and found relief.

    Determined to share the powerful healing he experienced through fly fishing with other struggling veterans, Will started the non-profit organization, The Iron Freedom Foundation (IFF). 

    In part one of my conversation with Will, we discuss the beginning of IFF, the science of why fly fishing helps with anxiety, depression and PTSD, and how IFF is building communities of veterans that can use fly fishing to heal themselves and others.

    You can find out more about The Iron Freedom Foundation at their website here:

    The Iron Freedom Foundation
    For more information on some of the healing properties of water read these books:

    The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
    Deep by James Nestor
    Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols
    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 47 min
    WOT 92: Dry Fly Fishing and Versatility with the Mono Rig with Trevor Smith

    WOT 92: Dry Fly Fishing and Versatility with the Mono Rig with Trevor Smith

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Trevor Smith from State College Pennsylvania.  Trevor has been fly fishing in Pennsylvania since he was very young.  His search for versatility on the river brought him to fly fishing with a hybrid system called the Mono Rig.  We discuss the importance of versatility on a trout stream, dry fly fishing with the Mono Rig, and Trevor shares some wonderful insights and stories about the mentors in his fly fishing journey.

    Trevor joins an experienced and passionate group of anglers in discussions on the Troutbitten Podcast.  Listen in on the podcast and get Trevors take at the Troutbitten Podcast Page at podcast.troutbitten.com

    To learn more about the MonoRig and fly fishing for trout in PA, visit Troutbitten.com

    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    WOT 91: One Fish at a Time on the Madison River with Pat McGinnis

    WOT 91: One Fish at a Time on the Madison River with Pat McGinnis

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Pat McGinnis from Ennis Montana.  Pat learned to fly fish in the Ozark trout streams of southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas before eventually moving to Montana where he guides on the Madison River.  We discuss expectations on a guided float trip, fighting fish from a drift boat, and the Madison River.

    To schedule a guided trip with Pat or learn more about the Madison River visit Madison River Fishing Company online at:

    https://www.mrfc.com/

    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    WOT 90: Parallels Between Music and Fly Fishing and the Yellowstone River with Ryan Acker

    WOT 90: Parallels Between Music and Fly Fishing and the Yellowstone River with Ryan Acker

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Ryan Acker from Bozeman Montana.  Ryan grew up with a love for music and chasing trout with a fly rod.  As he transitioned into music professionally, Ryan continued to find time to wet a line, while touring with his band The Last Revel.  We discuss music and fly fishing, the beauty and value of being present, and the Yellowstone River.

    You can learn about Ryan and his music at the websites of him and his band:

    https://www.ryanackermusic.com/

    https://www.thelastrevel.com/

    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    WOT 89: Wading Freestones and Fly Shop Culture in Southern Montana with Rich Romersa

    WOT 89: Wading Freestones and Fly Shop Culture in Southern Montana with Rich Romersa

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Rich Romersa from Billings Montana.  Rich has been fly fishing his home waters in Montana for over 25 years and has grown to love wading freestones, throwing streamers, and passing on his love for the sport to folks like his grandson.  He also owns and operates fly shop, East Rosebud Fly and Tackle.  We discuss some of the differences in fishing freestones and tailwaters, wading a trout stream, and fly shop culture.

    To find out more about Rich and his fly shop visit them at:

    https://eastrosebudflyandtackle.com/

    Or reach out on the phone:

    406-839-9397

    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 51 min
    WOT 88: Salmon Migration and Trout Fishing in Central New York with George Zervos

    WOT 88: Salmon Migration and Trout Fishing in Central New York with George Zervos

    In this episode we Wadeoutthere with George Zervos from Utica, New York.  George is a fly fishing guide who loves teaching on the Salmon River and surrounding trout streams in central New York.  We discuss the balance between understanding and leveraging the complexities of fly fishing with keeping things simple, the details of Atlantic Salmon migration, and George’s favorite trout waters that have been there from the beginning of his fly fishing journey, to where he now has his own guide service at On the Fly Guide.

    To schedule a guided trip or learn more about the fisheries in Central New York, visit George online online at:

    https://ontheflyguide.com/

    For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at:
    https://wadeoutthere.com/

    • 1 hr 15 min

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