April Vokey shared her take on a bunch of topics around fly fishing including women in fly fishing, the #metoo movement and she shares a big change in her life and business that’s upcoming this year.
April is also the host of the Anchored Podcast, has guided for years and has made a successful business out of fly fishing. I love hearing her stories in this one and some big things upcoming in her world.
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Show Notes with April Vokey
10:08 – Bob Hooton wrote two big books on steelhead and conservation in BC. Days of Rivers Past is one of the big books.
14:50 – You can find April singing songs on the river. She noted Corinne Bailey Rae as someone she follows now as part of her singing passion. See below to a music video clip.
17:08 – Dave was her first mentor and a guy you helped give April a good start to her fishing journey.
20:38 – I noted the Steve Duda interview from the FlyFish Journal where we discussed women in fly fishing among other things.
21:08 – The Orvis 50 50 Initiative is a topic we talk about as April has an opinion big time on this. Here’s a clip of the commercial that we talk about that April noted we should watch and read the comments.
27:38 – The #metoo movement and April’s take on it.
35:31 – April is the host of Anchored, one of the best podcast on itunes.
37:33 – The World Fishing Network has the rights to one of April’s big TV show series. Here’s the link for the show Shorelines with April Vokey.
39:28 – Haig Brown was a huge influence for April and even went to a point where April walked in Haig’s footsteps on the rivers he fished.
41:08 – The Donald Trump Jr. episode on the Anchored podcast and was the least listened to episode of her show.
41:35 – The Dec Hogan episode was the most listened to episode to date for my show. Here is a link to the show.
42:55 – I talked about episode 28 with Barney Wong where we discussed different sinking rates for spey lines.
45:33 – April recommends Al Buhr’s book for two handed casting.
46:18 – RIO’s Modern Spey Casting as presented my Simon Gawesworth helped many get started.
49:41 – Skagit Master as noted by James Millard in episode 29 was huge helping him and 100’s of others to get started. Here’s a link to the dvd’s.
55:24 – The Lady Caroline is April’s goto steelhead fly. Here’s a pic form Deneki.
1:09:38 – We talk about April’s 60 minutes episode and how great they were to work with.
1:14:56 – Why smart people use poor language. Here’s a random article that talks to this a little bit.
Resources mentioned in this Episode
Here’s a link to a Corinne Bailey Ray Song:
April noted Haig Brown as a Big Influence:
Conclusion with April Vokey
I think I’m going to have to listen to this one again! From New Zealand, to meditation to her episode on 60 minutes. We pretty much cover it all including a few great steelhead tips and the Orvis 50 50 Movement. Her take might surprise you.
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