Reel Tails with Sweens is a podcast by Dwayne Sweeney focusing on connecting with good people from the community and helping share their journeys and Tails.
J.E.Wilds : The next chapter
This episode I catch up with Joe Edlington or as many of you will know him J.E. Wilds.
Joe is one of New Zealands leading content creators. He does this by documenting his Hunting and Fishing adventers through his YouTube channels JE Wilds Hunting and JE Wilds Fishing.
Alot has changed for Joe since he was last a guest on the podcast and through this epidsode he shares the next chapter of his 'Tail'.
Catching big Kingfish off the rocks, becoming a father, Hunting the red stag of a lifetime in the remote west coast bush, this episode has it all.
Kilwell : Tails of 90 years in business
This episode I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Amanda, Geoff and Jeremy Wells. Two of the three generations that have owned and operated Kilwell Sports.Kilwell Sports that started out as Rotorua Sports 90 years ago by Jeremy’s late father John has grown into one of New Zealand’s most iconic distributors of Fishing, Hunting and Outdoors goods. As you will hear in this podcast it’s not only the sporting goods where the Kilwell brand has become recognisable both here in New Zealand and round the world.As you can imagine with 90 years of business there are many Tails to share, From Jeremy moving to USA in the late 1960’s living off $19 a day and learning to produce fishing rod blanks, to Geoff becoming a New Zealand trap shooting champion and being fortunate enough to learn off the best to ever do it. We also discuss Amanda never really having a passion for the outdoors but is now one of the key figures in one of New Zealand’s biggest outdoors distributors, the lasting impact the business has had on the Rotorua community and families, developing components for some of the worlds most successful businesses and so much more.
Aaron Styles : JAF Culture
This episode I catch up with my instagram pen pal turned great mate Aaron Styles. As many of you will know Azza is the founder of the clothing brand Just Another Fisherman.
During this podcast we discuss the journey both he and the brand have been on. As you will hear they are both in a great space.
We discuss a broad range of topics from personal routines, family, friendships, mental health, fishing, celebrating success, the importance of spending time with ya mates, Anglers Escape and so much more.
Bonze Lures : Teaser Systems
This episode I’m back with Bonze to share some insight into Teaser systems for lure fishing when targeting marlin. We follow along the same lines as we did with the ‘Boat Set Up’ episode with the aim to share some of Bonze’s knowledge on a very useful tool when targeting marlin, in particular striped marlin here in New Zealand. We both share our observations from our experiences of fishing with a well set up teaser system. We breakdown the different types of teasers from surface chain teasers to dredges and the part they play to help increase your chances. We also discuss how you can set up your system and the different levels of investment to do so, as well as an epic Blue marlin Tail.
Hamish Beattie : NaCl Lures
This episode I had the pleasure of joining Hamish Beattie in his workshop to discuss all things NaCl Lures, but as you will learn there is more to Hamish than just being a great lure maker.
We cover a broad range of topics, from spending his childhood on the rivers of Hawkes Bay fly fishing with his family, his first humbling experience of fishing East Cape with his Dad and being extremly under gunned.
We also discuss what it was like to work for the United Nations helping develop communities in Kenya, how he credits his early days of tying flies to the development of his business NaCl Lures, his passion for fishing with sustainable practices, what success is for his business NaCl Lures, the development of his custom boat and so much more…
Alex Waller : Trippin on Trout
This episode I sit down with Alex Waller or as many of you may know him, the creator of New Zealand’s leading fly fishing YouTube channel Trippin on Trout.
During this podcast we discuss a broad range of topics such as, fishing stocked lakes as a kid and having to purchase capture tickets from a vending machine lakeside, the special bond he had with his grandad over their shared love of fly fishing and coming to New Zealand to be a skydive instructor.
We also discuss our addictive personalities and how we use fishing to channel this, the grounding influence fishing has been for him through life, how important it is for mental health, using his YouTube channel to share knowledge and awareness, dry fly fishing the backcountry and so much more..
Hissing tails by Sweens
Unreal stories from Sweens and his guests. Make sure to listen because you’ll be hooked.
Really enjoying this new podcast!
Awesome podcast with some great kiwi yarns.