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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dadsonthefly/support

Dads On The Fly Dads On The Fly

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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dadsonthefly/support

    146. Smallmouth success on the James River in Virginia.

    146. Smallmouth success on the James River in Virginia.

    In this episode we recap our recent smallmouth fishing trip on the James river in Virginia. We took a long a great buddy Matthew Carter of Mt. Yonder Fly Fishing to explore a new section of water and try to find the smallmouth we've been chasing for a couple of years now. We discuss finding big smallmouth, catching our PB's, and exploring the beautiful area on the upper reaches of the James River.



    Check out Mt. Yonder Fly Fishing and book a great guided trip today: https://www.mtyonder.com/

    In this episode: https://wesleyhodgesflyfishing.com/



    Want more content, and to hear the setups we used and how we found smallmouth success? Check out the patreon and help support Dads On The Fly: https://www.patreon.com/dadsonthefly



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    • 51 min
    145. Exploring Virginia Smallmouth with Wes Hodges of Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing

    145. Exploring Virginia Smallmouth with Wes Hodges of Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing

    In this episode, we come to you on location from Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing lodge in Eagle Rock, VA. This past weekend Joshua and Caleb got to spend two nights at Wes' lodge and glamping tents and spent two days floating and fishing the James River for smallmouth bass. It was an epic weekend. This episode is part 1 where we interview Wes all about his lodge and the outdoor experiences that Virginia has to offer. We also hear more about his experience in falling in love with the outdoors and now bringing his daughter along for the ride as well.

    Find Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing online:

    https://wesleyhodgesflyfishing.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/wesley_hodges_fly_fishing?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==



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    • 47 min
    144. The Game Changer (flies and moments) with Blane Chocklett

    144. The Game Changer (flies and moments) with Blane Chocklett

    In this episode we sit down with expert fly designer Blane Chocklett. Blane is well known for the game changer fly as well as many others. In this episode we chronicle his life in fly fishing and the development of the game changer, as well as one of the most game changing moment in his life when his family adopted his son, Tyler.

    Find Blane online: https://www.blanechocklett.com/

    Game Changer Book: https://a.co/d/01AK36fg

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blanechocklettfishing

    “The Ties That Bind” Costa Films: https://youtu.be/Pclr1rE0T_k?si=tvM6o8uddktgq0Tb





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    143. From the Maggie Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival

    143. From the Maggie Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival

    In this episode, we sit down with several guests from the Maggie Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival.

    We kick the episode off with the family of Scottie Finanger the lead creator at Wild Fly Productions. His dad Dan and uncle Scott discuss with us the joy of watching someone you love succeed.

    See more from Wild Fly and the film with uncle Scott: https://youtu.be/3WhBqt8iopc?si=gwgrkFIc-07BOn0o

    Then we have multiple short interviews with the following:


    Preston Jacobsen of Haywood Waterways Association: https://www.haywoodwaterways.org/
    Will Mossbrook from Blue Ridge Flies: https://blueridgeflies.com/
    Glen Murray of Saluda Beads: https://saludabeads.com/
    Shannon Young of Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
    Beau Beasley with his new book "Healing Waters:" https://beaubeasley.com/books/

    We want to give a big thank you to all of these guests and to everyone who came out and made the Maggie Valley Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival such a success. It was great meeting everyone who stopped by our booth. You're the reason we keep doing this podcast.

    Also a special thanks to James Simmons (Caleb's son) and family friend Marleigh Littrell for their special appearance.

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    • 56 min
    142. Javier Fabrega on developing a passion for saltwater fly fishing and thriving as a dad in Northeast Florida.

    142. Javier Fabrega on developing a passion for saltwater fly fishing and thriving as a dad in Northeast Florida.

    In this episode, we chat with Javier Fabrega of Marsh Sessions. Javier is a father of three that escapes to saltwater every chance he gets to chase redfish and other species in Northeast Florida. Growing up in the Republic of Panama, Javier has a deep connection to the ocean, but it wasn't until 2015, in Jacksonville Beach, FL, that he discovered the world of fly fishing. He was drawn to the welcoming and passionate fly fishing community, and has since started Marsh Sessions where he highlights all the great things about fly fishing, but not necessarily the fish. Hear more about Javier's story on this week's episode.

    Find Javier on Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/marshsessions?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==

    https://www.instagram.com/javier.fabrega?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==



    Maggie Valley Fly Fishing Festival: https://maggievalleyflyfishingfestival.com/

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    • 47 min
    141. Summer fishing, festivals, plans, trips, and family time

    141. Summer fishing, festivals, plans, trips, and family time

    In this episode, we chat about how we fly fish in the summer months. Summer fishing for trout can be difficult in North Carolina as water temperatures rise. We discuss how we approach trout fishing and how we chase other species during the summer months.

    We also take some time to discuss some future summer fishing trips and plans with our families for the precious time we get together with them during the summer.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    NC Delayed Harvest Waters: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Connect-With-Us/delayed-harvest-trout-waters-open-june-1#:~:text=RALEIGH%2C%20N.C.%20(May%2022%2C,youth%20under%2018%20years%20old.

    VA Smallmouth Summer Trip: https://wesleyhodgesflyfishing.com/

    Joshua's 40th Birthday Bash at The Pelican Chandeleur: https://www.chandeleurpelican.com/

    Maggie Valley Fly Fishing Festival: https://maggievalleyflyfishingfestival.com/



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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Soda City Scott ,

I Love Dads on The Fly

These guys get it!

I found them a couple years ago right before the birth of our twins. I feel like I belong to a great community of listeners with their great fly fishing content. Great job guys, keep it up and keep bringing more warm water fishing content my way!

Casey McIntosh ,

Awesome awesome awesome!!!!

I met these guys at the Maggie Valley fly show, and started listening and now I’m hooked!!!! Great values, great conversations, great podcast. Keep up the great work, hope to one day fish with you here in Western North Carolina!!!!

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Great show!

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