193 episodes

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.

An Anchored Outdoors production.

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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

An Anchored Outdoors production.

    Anchored Podcast Ep. 193: Heather Hodson of United Women on the Fly

    Anchored Podcast Ep. 193: Heather Hodson of United Women on the Fly

    You may know this week's guest as @NorthWestFlyGirl or you may even be a part of her Facebook group, United Women on the Fly, but you may not know Heather Hodson.

    In this episode of Anchored, Heather and I talk about her start in fly fishing, her passion for education, and her thoughts on inclusion in fly fishing and online communities. You’ll be inspired by Heather’s love of learning and desire to grow and change, so don’t miss out on Heather’s story. Press play to listen. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Anchored Podcast Ep. 192: Carl and Kathryn Martens, Failing Forward with Aventuron

    Anchored Podcast Ep. 192: Carl and Kathryn Martens, Failing Forward with Aventuron

    Carl and Kathryn Martens own Aventuron, a grassroots, family-owned business in Sheboygan, Wisconsin that was built on belief and sheer determination. In this episode of Anchored, they share their story about making the dive into retail, how they manage the pressures of the big-box stores, and how things aren’t always as they appear.

    This episode of Anchored is brought to you by South Dakota and its incredible Pheasant Hunting!

    • 55 min
    Anchored Podcast Ep. 191: Gill Steele, Born This Way

    Anchored Podcast Ep. 191: Gill Steele, Born This Way

    Gill Steele was born to fish. The daughter of respected angler and shop owner, Dave Steele, she grew up in the fishing industry where she continues to flourish to this day. Gill is an avid angler, conservationist and community leader who faces challenges head on. We discuss the realities of growing up in a fishing family, psychology, and how the future looks for industry people who want to make a difference.
    This episode is brought to you by South Dakota and its incredible Pheasant Hunting!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Anchored Podcast Ep. 190: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Matt Barber and Joel Doub

    Anchored Podcast Ep. 190: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Matt Barber and Joel Doub

    Tom Morgan Rodsmiths evolved from a dream of Tom's while owning the R. L. Winston Rod Company from 1973 to 1991. Sadly, Tom passed away in 2017 of pneumonia. While he is no longer with us, his legacy in rod design will continue to touch anglers for generations to come thanks to Matt Barber and Joel Doub, who bought the company before Tom’s passing.
    In this episode, we discuss Tom, his passion for quality rods, bamboo rod building and more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Anchored Podcast Ep. 189: Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz on the Current State of Columbia River Steelhead

    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.

    • 57 min
    Anchored Podcast Ep. 188: Phil Rowley on Chironomids, Stillwater Fishing and Going Pro

    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. 

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Archangel762 ,

April is a great interviewer!

Listened recently to an older podcast featuring John Gierach. Found out more about my favorite fishing author in that episode than in any of the others I have listened to. Great Job April!

treydfoster ,

Very informative and fun

Rodney Fox and girls boobs!!! I was dying lol. However I recently listened to Jim Shockey’s episode and I did not realize what a quack he is. “Proven there are 74 different genders.”

And how he dogged on agriculture when talking about chicken production, not super professional

Just listened to Donnie Edward’s. He is a whack job.

Gnome Warrior ,

Mixed Feelings

I enjoy the guests and some of the subject matter. I do however have a problem with someone calling themselves a “hunter” but having a problem with using the word “kill” when it comes to the actual taking of animals as mentioned in the podcast with Donnie Vincent. To me this a shrug to the responsibility and seriousness of taking an animals life. Also don’t care much for the overused “conservationist” title every single celeb is using now. As a life long hunter and fisherman practicing both in an ethical and conservation minded manner I’ve never felt the need to identify myself as such and advertise it. Everyone should be doing it and discussing it but I think using it as a marketing strategy dilutes the importance of it.

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