A wide-ranging fishing show covering everything from fishing tips to stories, and conservation news to ethics. Mostly focused on fly fishing but occasionally delving into other types of fishing as well, host Katie Burgert talks to a variety of guests with different skillsets and areas of expertise.
Wet Flies and Cutthroats, with Heidi Lewis
Heidi Lewis is an avid angler and founder of Utah Women Flyfishers. She fishes nearly every week year-round, has completed the Utah Cutthroat Slam several times over, and is passionate about swinging wet flies. In this episode, she tells me about her introduction to fly fishing, a few stories about completing both the Utah and Wyoming Cutthroat Slams, and her preferred techniques for fishing wet flies and streamers.
The World of Fishing Photography, with Jessica Haydahl Richardson
Jessica Haydahl Richardson is a professional photographer who specializes in the sportfishing industry. After getting invited to shoot a remote island salmon fishing trip, she continued to chase her passion throughout the world of fishing. In this episode, she shares her history with fishing and photography, mentions a few of her favorite trips, and offers some tips to make any angler a better fish photographer.
Wyoming Trip Recap, with Mel Moss
My buddy Mel Moss and I spent four days fishing in Wyoming at the beginning of May. In this episode, we’re recapping our trip: talking about what went well, what didn’t, what we learned, and more. Many fish were caught, and even more laughs were had. If you’re looking for valuable knowledge and insights about fly fishing, this might not be the episode for you. But, if you want to get pumped up for a summer of fishing and feel like you’re hanging out, having drinks with friends, you’re in the right
Fishing for Food, with Mark Norquist
Mark Norquist is the Founder of Modern Carnivore, an educational website and community devoted to bringing people closer to their wild foods. Mark is a generalist outdoorsman who loves to catch fish, hunt game, and forage for interesting foods in the woods. In this episode, we cover connection to food, why keeping fish can be a great thing, tips for keeping and cooking fish, and one of Mark’s favorite wintertime activities: darkhouse spearing.
Fishing Backcountry Alpine Lakes, with Ron Belak
Ron Belak is an avid backcountry fisherman and author of several books and many articles. In this episode, we discuss backcountry alpine lakes specifically. Ron details his motivations for getting off the beaten path, the gear he brings for day trips and overnight trips, fly selection, seasonal changes, finding good fishing spots, and much more!
Great Lakes Steelhead Fishing, with Nick DelVecchio
Nick DelVecchio (also featured in episode 6) is a passionate angler and fly fishing guide based out of Franklin, PA. Although Nick, like many of us, spends his summers focusing on trout, he spends the rest of the year targeting Great Lakes steelhead in PA, OH, and NY. In this episode, Nick walks me through the basics of Great Lakes steelhead fishing. We cover the controversy around calling these fish steelhead, their annual cycle, good and bad fishing conditions, crowds, flies, gear, and much more!
Fishing and then some
What I love about Katie’s content is her willingness to explore fishing from her own experience and that of others while not shying away from outdoor know how and activities that surround fishing. Such a good listen every time.
Nice chat with Capt. Kumiski
Nice work. If you want to know more about tarpon, you should talk to author Monte Burke about his book Lords of the Fly
Wide variety of fishing related topics
Katie’s interviews are always interesting. She talks to a wide variety of people about fishing related topics. From commercial fisherman, to guides, to even aquarium enthusiasts there is always something fresh and interesting to learn.