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.

 

You can reach April at AprilVokey.com or see her podcast Anchored here.

 

Resources mentioned in this Episode

Two-Handed Fly Casting: Spey Casting Techniques by Al Buhr

RIO’s Modern Spey Casting by Simon Gawesworth

Skagit Master Set – Howell, Ward, Mishler

 

Here’s a link to a Corinne Bailey Ray Song:

 

April noted Haig Brown as a Big Influence:

http://www.clarion-journal.com/clarion_journal_of_spirit/2014/05/roderick-haig-brown-1908-1976-conservation-preservation-by-ron-dart.html

 

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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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2 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic job Dave… and April!! Really enjoyed your interview and love how April can be so transparent and make you think from a different angle, especially with the #metoo topic!!

    • Thanks for the comment Ryan. I totally agree, April surprised me a bit in the show. I think she has a very unique perspective on these topics especially from a female perspective. I hope to have more influential woman on the show this year. Check back anytime if you have other feedback for potential guests or questions for upcoming guests.

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