25 episodes

The Fly Tapes Podcast features conversations with the writers and artists of the fly fishing world, as well as readings from the Writers on the Fly series. Hear writers share their stories and poems in their own voices, and learn what gets the creative juices flowing for this eclectic group of makers.

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The Fly Tapes Podcast features conversations with the writers and artists of the fly fishing world, as well as readings from the Writers on the Fly series. Hear writers share their stories and poems in their own voices, and learn what gets the creative juices flowing for this eclectic group of makers.

    Episode 24—Matt Smythe

    Episode 24—Matt Smythe

    In this episode, I sit down with poet Matt Smythe. 
    From the American Fly Fishing Trade Association:
    "A freelance writer since 2011, Matt has worked in advertising since 2004 holding positions from business development to creative direction on brands like General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Thomas & Thomas, and ScentBlocker. He’s also a filmmaker and published writer with stories and poetry appearing in Fly Fish Journal, The Drake, Midcurrent, Boating Magazine, Southern Culture on the Fly, Post Magazine, and others.
    An Army veteran and native of the Finger Lakes region in Western New York where he lives with his wife and three kids, Matt is an avid outdoorsman who grew up fishing, bowhunting, and camping, learning how to fly fish during grad school."
    Thanks to Sage Fly Fishing for their support.
    Music by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 23—The Cascadia Tour 2016 | Portland

    Episode 23—The Cascadia Tour 2016 | Portland

    In this abbreviated version of the 2016 Cascadia Tour stop in Portland, Oregon, we hear from author Cameron Chambers and writer/guide/badass Kate Taylor. 
    Cameron is the author of the book Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing In Patagonia, published in 2015 by Patagonia Books.  
    Kate Taylor owns and operates Frigate Travel, with her husband Justin Crump. Kate and Justin chase the season each year, guiding in Oregon, Alaska, Baja, and beyond. Her pieces featured in this episode were originally published in The Flyfish Journal.
    A special thanks goes out to Sage Fly Fishing for their support of The Fly Tapes. Check out the new Backcountry Season feature. 
    Music by: Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate. 

    • 37 min
    Episode 22—The Cascadia Tour 2016: Bend

    Episode 22—The Cascadia Tour 2016: Bend

    In today's episode, we're going back to the early days of Writers on the Fly, with a reading in Bend, Oregon, that started off the first ever Cascadia Tour. This reading happened on November 1, 2016, and featured a handful of great writers and featured photographers as well. 
    Among the readers in this episode, you'll likely recognize a few familiar voices. Both Amanda Monthei and Steve Duda have been featured on The Fly Tapes previously, so if you'd like to learn more about them, check out their episodes!
    New to the podcast today we've got: Copi Vojta, who happens to be the photography editor of The Flyfish Journal, but also a solid writer in his own right. He reads a piece called This Is Us, which was featured in the Journal a while back. 
    Following Copi you'll hear from Paul Moinester. Paul is part of the braintrust behind the #KeepEmWet campaign, which you've likely seen around social media, and is also half of the team behind the always entertaining Moldy Chum. 
    Finally, after the break, we hear from Brett Gaba. Brett is a writer and East Coast transplant, and the editor of Steelheader's Journal. His book about fly fishing Maryland's Chesapeake Bay is a real treat, and worth checking out. 
    Thanks to Sage Fly Fishing for their support of the Fly Tapes.
    Music, as always, by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 21—A Southern Wish with Riverhorse

    Episode 21—A Southern Wish with Riverhorse

    Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate swung through the homestead in June, and we sat down to chat about what he's been up to this summer and do a reading of his piece, A Southern Wish, from Issue 8.2 of The Flyfish Journal. 
    This episode is sponsored by Sage. Check out the recent Trout Season feature at https://www.sageflyfish.com/experience/seasons/2018-trout-season. 
    Music by Riverhorse. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 20—Chris Dombrowski

    Episode 20—Chris Dombrowski

    In today's episode, I chat with writer Chris Dombrowski. Chris' most recent book, Body of Water, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2016, though he has been writing and publishing poetry and prose for quite some time. 
    His work has been featured in Orion Magazine, Terrain.Org, Outside Magazine, and Angler's Journal, to name a few. Most recently, The Drake Magazine featured a profile of David James Duncan, Chris' friend and fishing partner, in the Summer 2018 issue. 
    To learn more about Chris and his work--including the Beargrass Writing Retreat which takes place each summer--visit his website.
    This episode is sponsored by Sage Fly Fishing. Check out the new Trout Season feature.
    Music by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 19—Will Rice

    Episode 19—Will Rice

    In today's episode, I chat with Will Rice, an East Coast native and Pacific Northwest transplant by way of Colorado. 
    Will's work has been featured in The Denver Post, The Drake Magazine, The Flyfish Journal, and Angling Trade, among other publications.
    Will sums up his fly fishing and writing philosophy pretty well: "I have always had one guiding philosophy for my outdoor writing: I am not alone," says Will. "If I think something is cool or have a kick ass experience, there are a ton of other folks who will be interested in hearing about it and best case entertained - and possibly even inspired to get out and do something new. Pretty simple stuff."
    This episode sponsored by Sage Fly Fishing—Check out the Trout Season Feature here!
    Music by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Keith Stanfield ,

Please make more

These stories get me through long days toiling away for the “man”. Please make more!

Bill Hoyerman ,

Nice Combo Writing and Fly Fishing.

Love this bring your tour to the Northeast! Please!& Thank You!

dave from PDX ,

Always great!

I love listening to the guests who bring something new and extra special to each show. I have connected with a few of Jason’s guest after being inspired by the show. Keep up the great work!

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