108 episodes

We try to capture the fly fishing life. An in-depth conversation with Fly fishers from all walks of life, their stories, inspiration, passion and dream destinations. Where do you go to talk fly fishing? We talk tunes, sports, day jobs, life on and off the water. Get embedded in the fly fishing world. Tying, entomology, gear, techniques, crazy stories and lotsa laughs. Join us for a unique look at the fly fishing life from those that live it.

Fly Fishing 97 Podcast Mark Hopley

    • Sports
    • 4.1, 8 Ratings

We try to capture the fly fishing life. An in-depth conversation with Fly fishers from all walks of life, their stories, inspiration, passion and dream destinations. Where do you go to talk fly fishing? We talk tunes, sports, day jobs, life on and off the water. Get embedded in the fly fishing world. Tying, entomology, gear, techniques, crazy stories and lotsa laughs. Join us for a unique look at the fly fishing life from those that live it.

    108 Kyle Meek, Stillwater Specialist, BC Interior

    108 Kyle Meek, Stillwater Specialist, BC Interior

    This week we sit down with Kyle Meek of Kelowna BC, Canada. He spends a lot of time chasing rainbow trout in the interior of BC with a fly. His passion for chasing fish is relentless. In this episode we talk fly tying, still water strategies, lessons learned, baseball, go to patterns and much more.

    • 42 min
    107 Lani Waller, Steelhead Expert, Author, Fly Fisher

    107 Lani Waller, Steelhead Expert, Author, Fly Fisher

    This week we are grateful to have a chat with Lani Waller. Lani has chased steelhead all over the world, he is a well renowned author, with books, A Steelheaders Way, River of Dreams, DVD's Lani Wallers Steelhead Legacy. Lani was inducted into the fly fishing hall of fame in 1997, Founding director of the Babine River Foundation and the north coast steelhead alliance.
    He tells us a harrowing story of a plane crash into the Babine River which took the life of two friends and a pilot. He describes his near death experience and will to survive as only Lani can. This is a candid conversation about a passion for fly fishing, for living your best life and a lifetime pursuing giant steelhead with a fly.

    • 58 min
    106 Fly Culture Magazine, Pete Tyjas, Devon, UK

    106 Fly Culture Magazine, Pete Tyjas, Devon, UK

    This week we sit down with Pete Tyjas of Fly Culture Magazine, a fiercely independent magazine that is published quarterly that is 100 percent content with no commercials. Pete has guided for 16 years and is now focused on his magazine as editor- in- chief. He spends a lot of time on the Taw river with his fishing partner Emma and his lab Montana. Pete is full of great stories and life lessons from his time on the water. Find out more at flyculturemag.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    105 Mike Verhoef, Fly Fitters, Steelhead, Bass, Trout and Muskie, Lake Huron

    105 Mike Verhoef, Fly Fitters, Steelhead, Bass, Trout and Muskie, Lake Huron

    This week we sit down with "Maitland Mike", Mike Verhoef. He lives on the shores of Lake Huron and runs Fly fitters in Southwest Ontario. As a long time guide for Steelhead, Bass, Trout and Muskie, Mike specializes on the Maitland, Bayfield and Saugeen Rivers. He does corporate trips, hosted trips, drift boats, walk and wade and has a refreshing take on why we love fly fishing so much and what brings us to the water. Thanks Mike for sharing your story. www.flyfitters.ca

    • 57 min
    104 Trxstle, Lidrig, The Fly Fishing Showcase

    104 Trxstle, Lidrig, The Fly Fishing Showcase

    This week ahead of the Fly Fishing Showcase Saturday June13, 2020, we sit down with John Smigaj of Trxstle and Scott Wilday of Lidrig. We talk all things fly fishing, the Fly Fishing showcase and what these two revolutionary companies have been up to. Have a few laughs and talk fins and dream trips.

    • 45 min
    103 Richard Dixon, Outdoor Leisure Magazine, Charleston, South Carolina

    103 Richard Dixon, Outdoor Leisure Magazine, Charleston, South Carolina

    This week we sit down with Richard Dixon of Charleston South Carolina. He started Outdoor Leisure Magazine which is a new Mag that focuses on all things outdoor living. Fly fishing, surfing, kayaking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, climbing, nature and much more. Richard tells us how he came to discover fly fishing and his time working at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana. He talks about his perspectives on business, living a life of freedom, chasing waves and fins across North America. Thanks Richard for sharing your passion for creating great content and getting peoples motivational stories to print.

    • 42 min

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Nick DelVecchio Wildwood Outfitters episode 33

Great episode!!!!!
I loved the engagement ring story. What a hoot!!
Who is this Nick DelVecchio guy and why isn’t he doing his own weekly podcast to keep us informed on what’s going on with Pennsylvania fly fishing and the states streams and rivers? He sounds like he’s a natural!!

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