83 episodes

We are dads and brothers who love to fly fish. We're trying to tackle parenting and family in the same way we tackle our beloved fly fishing hobby: we're figuring it out as we go along. We talk about faith, family, fishing, and the intermingling of it all. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dadsonthefly/support

Dads On The Fly Dads On The Fly

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

We are dads and brothers who love to fly fish. We're trying to tackle parenting and family in the same way we tackle our beloved fly fishing hobby: we're figuring it out as we go along. We talk about faith, family, fishing, and the intermingling of it all. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dadsonthefly/support

    74. The Moms on the Fly: Laura and Sally Simmons. The wives' perspective on attending a fly fishing festival, podcasting, fly fishing, and more. A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item."

    74. The Moms on the Fly: Laura and Sally Simmons. The wives' perspective on attending a fly fishing festival, podcasting, fly fishing, and more. A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item."

    In this episode, Joshua and Caleb converse with their wives, Laura and Sally Simmons. There is a lot of laughter and fun in this episode as they discuss: 

    -Recapping their Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival trip
    -Funny stories from a family trip
    -Getting to meet some of our fly-fishing role models
    -The wives' perspective on the podcast
    -Plans for the future
    -Sally's newfound joy of fly fishing
    -A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item" 

    Thanks to the ladies for joining us on our adventures and supporting us. 

    Check out our sponsors:
    TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068


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    • 51 min
    73. Dylan Tomine: Author, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fish bum, and father. The evolution of a fly fisherman. Conservation and how every angler can be involved. The evolution of a fly fishing dad.

    73. Dylan Tomine: Author, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fish bum, and father. The evolution of a fly fisherman. Conservation and how every angler can be involved. The evolution of a fly fishing dad.

    In this episode, Joshua and Caleb have a conversation with Dylan Tomine. Dylan is a writer, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fishing fanatic, and father. We discuss: 

    -Dylan's beginnings in fly fishing
    -Dylan's books and writings about fly fishing and family
    -How Dylan evolved as an angler over time
    -How we all evolve as anglers, or at least we should
    -How losing his home waters and having a child led Dylan to become a reluctant conservationist
    -How every angler should be and can be a conservationist
    -Dylan's evolution as a father with older kids and how that has affected his fly fishing
    -Dylan gives tips for getting his kids on the water and why it is so important for him to do so
    Amidst these topics are wonderful storytelling and jocularity that Dylan brings to the conversation. Enjoy!

    Find Dylan Tomine Online:
    https://www.dylantomine.com/
    Instagram: @dylantomine
    Dylan's Books:
    "Headwaters" https://www.dylantomine.com/headwaters
    "Closer To The Ground" https://www.dylantomine.com/closer-to-the-ground
    Patagonia and Dylan produced documentary "Artifishal" - https://youtu.be/XdNJ0JAwT7I

    Check out our sponsors:
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
    Turtlebox Audio: https://turtleboxaudio.com/


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    72. Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling. Finding solace in East Tennessee. Always learning in fly fishing. The challenges of being a new dad. Finding healing on the water.

    72. Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling. Finding solace in East Tennessee. Always learning in fly fishing. The challenges of being a new dad. Finding healing on the water.

    Joshua and Caleb interview Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling in this episode. Taylor is a fairly new fly fishing guide in east Tennessee and a brand new dad. He has traveled all over the world in the military and has fished some amazing places. Fly fishing has helped him find healing after his time of service. Listen in as we discuss: 

    -Finding solace in East Tennessee
    -Always learning new things on the water.
    -Learning about new rigs to catch more fish
    -Being a brand-new dad
    -How fly fishing has helped find healing after a serving in the military
    -and much more. 

    Find Taylor online:
    Website: https://riverrunangling.com/
    Instagram: @riverrunangling

    Check out our sponsors:
    TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    71. Zach Pope of TroutRoutes. Creating the #1 Trout Fishing App and tips for dads getting their kids on the water.

    71. Zach Pope of TroutRoutes. Creating the #1 Trout Fishing App and tips for dads getting their kids on the water.

    In this episode, Joshua and Caleb converse with Zachary Pope, the Founder and CEO of TroutRoutes. TroutRoutes is the ultimate guide to trout streams. Designed by avid anglers to include everything you need to discover and explore great trout fishing destinations across the United States. We discuss: 

    -Zach's early frustrations with fly fishing for trout
    -How this lead to the creation of TroutRoutes
    -All of TroutRoutes amazing features
    -How to best use TroutRoutes
    -Lessons learned along the way
    -Tips for dads wanting to get their kids on the water
    -How dads, specifically, can benefit from using TroutRoutes

    Check out Zach and TroutRoutes online:
    -Website with more information: https://troutinsights.com/
    -Download the Apps:
     -Google App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.troutinsights.troutroutes&hl=en_US
     -Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/troutroutes/id1423989574
    -Follow on Instagram: @troutroutes

    Check out our sponsors:
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068


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    • 49 min
    70. Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. Finding healing on the river. The story of The Mayfly Project.

    70. Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. Finding healing on the river. The story of The Mayfly Project.

    In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. The Mayfly Project is a nonprofit organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor children in foster care. Their mission is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, feel supported, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    -Being driven by fly fishing
    -Finding healing from anxiety and trauma on the river
    -Creating opportunities for foster kids to heal
    -How The Mayfly Project impacts kids
    -The growth of The Mayfly Project
    -Connecting the most vulnerable population with some of the most passionate people
    -How to get involved in The Mayfly Project

    Learn more about The Mayfly Project:
    Website: https://themayflyproject.com/
    Instagram: @themayflyproject

    Check out our sponsors:
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Trout Routes: https://troutinsights.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/

    Support DadsOnTheFly: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    69. Looking Back & Looking Ahead. 2022 in review. What lies ahead for DadsOnTheFly in 2023.

    69. Looking Back & Looking Ahead. 2022 in review. What lies ahead for DadsOnTheFly in 2023.

    In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss the past year and then look ahead to 2023. They discuss: 

    -past several months of episodes and our takeaways
    -2022 goals achieved
    -2022 goals not achieved
    -2023 goals
    -2023 plans for Dads On The Fly
    -Ways you can get involved with Dads On The Fly
    and much more!

    Check out the upcoming 2023 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival: https://www.vaflyfishingfestival.com/

    Check out our sponsors:
    Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

summitgirl ,

The most refreshing podcast on fly fishing

As a fly angler / mom (and consumer of many fishing pods), I may not be this show’s target audience. Still, I’m drawn to this show for how refreshing and relatable these two dad hosts are. Josh and Caleb have such a wonderful, humble approach to the sport, which in the beginning, can feel not so welcoming to newcomers. There’s so much heart in this show, and while it leaves you dreaming up your next fishing adventure - as a fishing pod should - it also helps you remember WHY we love to fly fish: it’s about the people and memories made together in beautiful places.

Zach Ryanson ,

Unique perspective on fly fishing, parenting

I really appreciate these guys perspective on podcasting within Flyfishing. They both have such a passion for getting into the sport, how to maintain your passion for fly fishing during the family transition, and how to get your and kids into the sport. Really unique, valuable and entertaining!

Devin Southard ,

Focused on things that matter

I love the podcast. I am a complete beginner just getting into fly fishing and I have a 16 month old son and these guys and the conversations they have are really helpful. They are down to earth guys who know what matters in life and they try to be intentional in being dads, anglers and men of faith. I’m 30 episodes in and can’t thank these guys enough for all that I have learned through this podcast. I hope they keep on keeping on for a long time. However after 30 episodes I still haven’t heard josh play a guitar…definitely need to fill that void to make this podcast perfectly well rounded. Inquiring musicians wanna know.

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