WFS 386 – Airflo Fly Lines with Gareth Jones – Tactical Tapers, Skagit, Welded Loop

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Gareth Jones from Airflo Fishing is here today to break down their products and everything they have going. We dig into a lot of the tech behind Airflo and how they make PVC-free fly lines that last. Why is Airflo becoming a top choice for anglers around the world today and what makes their fly lines special? Listen to this episode to find out.


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Show Notes with Gareth Jones

05:00 – Gareth became the youngest stillwater National Champion in the UK at 19 years old.

06:20 – Paul Burgess invented Airflo fly lines. He was an incredible Engineer.

09:10 – Airflo is the only fly line company that produces polyurethane lines. Polyurethane plastic doesn’t require any solvent to make it liquid.

16:50 – Phil Rowley had been on the podcast a few times in episodes 267, 307, and 308B

24:30 – Gareth recommends the power taper

35:00 – Gareth talks about how they test out their lines before it hits the market.

37:45 – Gareth doesn’t usually clean his lines.

41:35 – We had Jarvis from Monic Fly Lines who taught us how to choose a fly line.

45:45 – He tells us how the welded loop came to be.

50:00 – Gareth describes why using a poly leader is the best way of connecting the fly line to the tippet.

54:55 – Gareth talks about why they put ridges on their fly lines.

59:20 – He recommends the universal saltwater fly line for saltwater fishing.

1:00:00 – They also have a line specifically designed for redfish.

1:04:00 – Gareth mentioned Rene Harrop who’s a famous angler in Henry’s Fork.

1:05:30 – “Find the fish. Have a plan to find the fish”. Gareth explains.


You can find Airflo on Instagram @airflofishing

Visit their website at AirfloFishing.com

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 328 – Choosing a Line for Fly Fishing with Jarvis from Monic Fly Lines


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WFS 385 – Fly Fishing in Montana with Shaun Jeszenka – Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Big Browns

Shaun Jeszenka, the owner of Frontier Anglers, takes us into Western Montana to explore some of its most well-known rivers – the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Ruby Rivers. We break down some of the big hatches you can expect, as well as the best times to fish in this area to target big browns and steelhead. Shaun also tells us about their upcoming trips to Belize and the Bahamas next year that you can join. Check it out!


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Show Notes with Shaun Jeszenka

06:00 – Shaun talks about the Beaverhead River

08:25 – Shaun started out as a guide in Southwest Montana (1990)

09:45 – Frontier Anglers was opened in 1980 by Tim Tollett. In 2019, Shaun bought the fly shop.

12:45 – Joe Cermele was recently on the podcast in episode 378.

17:50 – They have a massive hatch of crane flies around the 20th of August.

27:50 – We talk about fishing the Big Hole River – Salmon hatch fly here is great in June.

29:40 – Shaun describes the Water Walker fly

31:15 – Most of the waters in Ruby River are difficult to access

32:20 – The combination of the Riverhead, Big Hole, and Ruby River is the Jefferson River. Fishing here is good but seasonal.

42:30 – Steve Wilson was on the podcast in episode 105. Steve joined Frontier Anglers and manages the shop.

45:30 – Southwest Montana has one of the best elk populations. There are tremendous opportunities for hunting there.

52:20 – Frontier Anglers will be hosting 3 trips to Belize on March 2023 and a trip to the Bahamas in February – visit their website to learn more about this.

53:30 – They have a trip to the Illusion Peninsula for king salmon


You can find Frontier Anglers on Instagram @frontieranglersflyshop

Visit their website at FrontierAnglers.com

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 105 – Sweetwater Travel with Steve Wilson – Taimen, Mongolia, Fly Fishing Guide School, Montana


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WFS 384 – Deer Hair Bugs with Joe Jackson – Sgt. Bass Fisher, PHWFF, Farming

Joe Jackson a.k.a Sgt. Bassfisher takes us on a wild ride through his journey around fly tying and fly fishing. We talk about how he ties some of these cartoon flies that almost look like keychains. We hear about his story of tying for symposiums and connecting with the greatest fly tyers and anglers around the country. Joe also talks about his recovery status after his recent heart attack and how he was able to get on the water again 2 weeks after his heart surgery.


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Show Notes with Sgt. Bass Fisher

05:20 – Joe learned much about fly-tying by watching Pat Cohen’s fly-tying DVDs. Pat Cohen was on the podcast in episode 107.

06:30 – We noted Pat Cohen’s Fugly Packer

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07:05 – Joe talks about going to Afghanistan and Iraq for war

08:30 – We mentioned Project Healing Waters which was part of the process that helped Joe climb out of the place he was in.

12:45 – Joe Humphreys was on the podcast in episode 073 

22:00 – Joe uses Partridge hooks

25:30 – Joe tells the story of when he had a heart attack after the show in Edison

34:30 – Joe’s got a booth at the symposium

37:00 – He talks about tying Wendigo

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38:55 – He did a baby Yoda fly

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40:50 – Some of his most popular tied flies were the Kingfisher and the Hummingbird

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46:30 – Joe caught a 9.3-pound smallmouth on the Indianapolis River.

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51:20 – Joe is the CEO of 501C3 in his area – a nonprofit org that focuses on taking kids to camp and getting them engaged with nature.

55:20 – We chat about mushroom hunting

58:30 – Joe noted Tradd Cotter from MushroomMountain.com

1:00:00 – Joe’s got a mini farm in his half-acre home


You can find Joe on Instagram at @sgt.bassfisher

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 107 – Fly Tying with Pat Cohen – Deer Hair Poppers, RU Superfly, Smallmouth Bass, Tattoo Art


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Wet Fly Swing Podcast Account Manager – Apply to Join the Swing Team

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We are hiring!  If you want to joint Team Swing as an Account Manager and Events Planner. Click here:  WFS Account Manager Job Description or read below for more information.

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Wet Fly Swing Podcast Account Manager – Job Description

Dream job alert! Want to use your natural gifts and strengths as a communicator by connecting with our clients and brands  to help them meet all of their goals through our podcast sponsorship program.

Do you wish you could get paid to spend your days working with clients, creating custom activations that connect our podcast listeners with our clients and giving back to the environment by serving our clients and listeners at the highest level.  

We are a fast growing company, focused on helping small businesses engage new prospects to serve them with their products and services.  Forget about the old boring ads of old and create new sponsorship activations through our podcast to make sure our clients and listeners are excited to press play on the podcast. 

We are hiring an Account Manager with event management experience who can serve our clients and develop new engaging custom activations that connect our podcast listeners with our sponsors.  We want someone who thinks of each day as a playground and has the freedom to be creative and who is not afraid to fail.

You’re the type of person that gets energy from talking with people and loves a challenge.  You’re the type of person who doesn’t need a script but enjoys creating something new each day.  You’re the type of person who loves developing and working on events that connect people to their passions.

You know that podcast sponsorship can be done a different way – You don’t think of sponsorship as boring ads, but as an exciting and challenging tool to connect guests, listeners and clients.  The thrill of working with clients gets you jumping out of bed in the morning! And you don’t mind answering those emails late in the day when a client is having a hard day or has big questions.

We’ll send you prospects and clients who need a mentor and guide to create a plan that isn’t boring, but is exciting and gets them and our audience excited about the next episode.  You will also help with sales calls and prospecting to secure future clients.  And you get excited about the word sales call.

You’ll be helping clients find success through our sponsorship program even when they have no idea what success looks like.  You will be their guide and will walk our clients through this journey to success.  You will join our staff to celebrate big wins and back each-other up when a challenging day occurs.  You want to work in a small team and appreciate these benefits.

 

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: 

  • The hours can be weird. At first, we may have 5-10 hours a week, but some months during Trips and Events it might be more like 20-30, and then as you start to get more familiar with our business + seasonality, and as we continue to grow, we’d love for you to join us full-time. So, if you’re looking for something full-time to start, or want to squeeze out more work next to your other 5 clients, then this is no longer the “coolest” job ever, it just became the “not so coolest job ever” and probably isn’t a good fit. 
  • We’re looking for someone who can join the team with these part-time hours, but feel like this is their full-time home, and this is NOT a fit for someone who is looking to build their own sponsorship program or side business..
  • Review points 1 & 2. 

 

Now let’s talk about the good stuff: 

  1. Our office is virtual…which means you can wear yoga pants, pajamas, or a costume. Really the idea is that you can wear whatever you want. Just think of the amazing money you’ll be saving on ‘work clothes’ and the time in the morning that you won’t have to spend on travel. We only ask that you’re available for our weekly team meeting. 
  2. The work is fun, fresh and dynamic. You will be working directly with our team and clients, guests and listeners of the podcast. 
  3. We’re not big on stress. So, while we will expect you to work efficiently and get things done, we focus on open communication and getting things done right the first go around. We’re not big on double checking your work or having a bunch of back and forth just to get a task done.
  4. The hours are super flexible + we support families. We will work with your schedule to get a routine that works for you and your life. Our preference is that you’re within 3+/- hours of Pacific Time zone as our company operates in PST.
  5. You will experience things, do things, grow and make decisions on things that no typical sales professional role would ever allow you to do. 
  6. You’ll have a ton of autonomy, we encourage your intrapreneurial drive. There will be lots of opportunities to bring your ideas to the table and boss us around when you need us to get things done. Seriously — we want you to take charge and be creative to get the results!
  7. You don’t have to run your own business! Maybe you’ve been around that block, and it wasn’t for you. Now you can have all the benefits of supporting people to create their dream businesses that provide freedom, without all the headaches + expenses of actually building your own empire. It’s like the best of both worlds! You don’t want the pressures of marketing + growing your own business.

Wet Fly Swing Account Manager: OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Wet Fly Swing  Accounts and Events Manager is the Swing Superstar responsible for client success and account tracking and organization.  You will be a leader and celebrate big wins every week with our amazing group of sponsors.

You’re fired up about our mission to create the greatest podcast experience in our space for our listeners, our guests and our clients.  You will be the brains behind the creation of some of the most interesting and enjoyable activations in the country.  

You will help to create and foster a space for interaction and engagement with no limits.  It is our goal that you grow into the perfect job that balances flexibility, family and of course fly fishing.  You will have plenty of time to discover some of the greatest trips around the world and if interested will be able to attend some of these events.  

 

You will be communicating with our potential clients, community + the team. So, you need to enjoy talking with people and giving/getting direction, and be able to do it with love + empathy…even if you’re having a shit day. High emotional intelligence is vital to this role, as is the ability to have difficult conversations from time to time.

You are the ruler of the email, phone and zoom – sending emails, talking on the phone and a zoom master are keys to working with our clients.

You are highly organized, always remember everyone’s name, and you love client success. You know that our customers’ lives are 1000x better when they have our support and know that we have their back and are always there to support them throughout their journey.

You are meticulous in your work. We’re looking for someone who understands the difference between efficiency (👍) and productivity (👎) and gets shit done. (Oh and we occasionally swear during zoom meetings – even though we typically bleep out swearing on the podcast since beeping is kinda funny).

You share our company values.  We believe that family is first, conservation and environmental protection is gigantic and that empathy is the key to success .  We encourage you to apply if you share those values.

In short, your job is to help us in any way you can drive our mission forward + continue to improve the experience and results for our clients.  And to have fun at work, and to get out on the water fly fishing more as part of your job.

But what I don’t expect is perfection for you to qualify for this job. Tools are teachable, but we do expect you to have a solid understanding of the online business world and a keen interest in client work. . We expect intelligence, energy, organization, resourcefulness and a get it done attitude. 

To learn more about the company, check out our wetflyswing.com

 

Responsibilities

  • Weekly Client calls using zoom, phone and email to monitor sponsorship success.
  • Manage client engagement with podcast listeners to verify client ROI.
  • Keep in touch with our team through Slack and regular calls.
  • Jump on discovery calls to walk prospects through a pipeline
  • Check in with and re-engage leads every 30/60/90 days
  • Keep detailed notes on warm leads in our lead tracking system
  • Report on any trends you are noticing in responses that could inform our sponsorship program.
  • Answer all questions about the programs through email and zoom.
  • Have conversations, learn about our customers, and leave them with an amazing experience so they feel seen, heard and understood
  • Track all metrics on client success and document all data in a fulfillment report that you create.
  • Build out a library of reusable responses to common questions and systematize tasks.
  • Utilize the fulfillment report process to make the sale for multi-year client deals.
  • Maintain an intimate knowledge of the status of all of your clients.
  • Know our program inside and out and be able to answer any question about what’s included, what the outcomes are, what the bonuses are, the support that’s included, etc
  • Know our proven results inside and out and be able to share relevant case studies and testimonials as they relate to each lead you are speaking to
  • Become an expert in our lead management tech and software so you can navigate our systems easily.

Ultimately we will train you thoroughly on the details of our programs, sales experience and strategies – but you’ll already be equipped with a positive attitude and a true passion for supporting people to achieve their goals!

 

Requirements

  • Be exceptionally confident in seeing our clients through to success in meeting their goals.
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, with a love of developing new systems and processes. 
  • Be excellent at managing ongoing conversations with multiple people at once.
  • Have high emotional intelligence and be able to listen to, support, and encourage others.
  • Experience selling high end programs in the $5-10k range
  • You overcome even the toughest objections with ease, grace, calm and certainty, without ever seeming pushy or overstepping. 
  • Your passion in client success comes  from knowing how powerful the transformation they will receive in the program is.
  • You are excited to become immersed in our programs so you can answer any question or hesitation easily and accurately
  • You are a people person, positive vibes, high energy, always sounds genuine and approachable on video, text or voice memo
  • You take direction and are coachable and ready to be trained in our unique system for podcast sponsorship.
  • Available to work Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern. (You don’t necessarily need to be in Eastern Time Zone, but a willingness to operate predominantly in these hours is key!)

*Please note, this role is very unique in that sponsorship clients occasionally need help on a weekend.  We are seeking someone who is hungry and energized to go the extra mile with this role.

As our Account Manager, Activation and Event planner, please craft an activation or event for our sponsor that engages our podcast listeners and gets them excited to take the action that you create.  Success is delivered when our podcast listeners, guests and sponsors all get wins together on each episode.

We will train you on the sponsorship program,, so don’t worry if you don’t know the ins and outs of that yet, but we are looking for someone who is passionate about the work we do and continuing to improve how we deliver that work. 

This job description is not all-inclusive and certain activities, duties, or responsibilities may be required of the employee as needed.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS: 

We will likely get 100+ applications for this role and we simply don’t have time to interview that many candidates, so make this stand out if you want a job that will change the entire trajectory of your life. 

If this is a job that gets you so excited that you would even do it for free, we would totally accept that offer from you. But if you prefer compensation (and we totally get it…we prefer getting paid as well) this is what we offer: 

  • The rate for this role will be $20/hr plus bonuses for reaching client goals, with room to grow as you grow and add more value to the company and our clients. 
  • This is a part time job. The hours would start around 5-10  hours a week and likely grow from there into full-time over the next 12-18 months.
  • This is a virtual role, so you can work from wherever is most comfortable — but we’d prefer someone who is within 3 hours +/- of the Pacific Time zone. 

In addition to being a detailed person, you must follow systems and processes. In fact, just to prove that, when you apply for this position you must use the secret subject line for the email — it must include “I am a Wet Fly Swing fanatic”. Yep, that’s our little trick to sort out the people who blanket send their resume to anyone and everyone, from the folks (that’s you) who are truly interested in this position. 

We are looking to bring our new colleague on board as soon as possible, but we will spend the necessary time to find the best fit both in abilities and culturally. One thing that will give you a BIG leg up (but, is optional) is to send a quick video in along with your resume (in fact, everyone who works here did this). And if you decide not to send a video, please tell us why you chose not to send in a video. 

 

TO APPLY:

Create a cover letter or video answering the following questions:

Tell us how this job is a fit specifically for you. We know what’s a fit for us and want to know if this is a fit for YOU. We will NOT be calling you to clarify whether or not you’re a fit. Share with us why we’d be lucky to have you on the team and why you’d make the perfect fit.

  • After you submit your application, THEN email your video or cover letter to thewetflyswing@gmail.com with the secret subject line. 

We can’t wait to meet you!

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST Sunday, December 4th, 2022. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

WFS 383 – Dads on the Fly Podcast with Joshua and Caleb Simmons – Faith, Fatherhood and Fly Fishing

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Joshua and Caleb Simmons from Dads on the Fly Podcast are here to share what their podcast is all about. We dig into some of their most interesting episodes and break down some of the best tips on being an angler dad. How can you influence your kids to be on the water without forcing them to? Listen to this episode to find out!


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Dads on the Fly Show Notes with Joshua and Caleb Simmons

05:25 – Caleb is a Pastor at their local church. Joshua is an 8th-grade schoolteacher.

14:10 – Dads on the Fly is about 3 things: fly fishing, fatherhood, and faith

16:10 – On this day DOTF already has 64 episodes published.

17:54 – Number 1 tip: Have enough snacks for the kids.

18:30 – Joshua talks about one of their guest who NC Wildlife Magazine coined as “The Man of a Thousand Streams.” Listen to Part 1 here then Part 2 here.

20:00 – Tip: Manage expectations. When you take your kids fishing, the goal is not to catch fish. The goal is to spend time together with your kids.

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25:50 – Tom Rosenbauer was on their podcast in episode 59.

26:00 – One of their biggest episodes was with David Coggins, episode 38. 

29:20 – They had Wade Blevins on their podcast – a guy whose dad created the fly called One Bug that is rumored to catch everything.

31:50 – Tip: Don’t pressure your kids into being on the water.

34:00 – Joshua tells us about this guy who emailed them about being reassured after listening to their podcast. That message stuck with Josh and made him realize that they’re not going to quit doing the podcast.

37:00 – They also had Tim Cammisa on. Tim was here a couple of times too.

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40:30 – In 2023, they are hosting their first Dads-Son retreat weekend in their backyard. (Sons aged 8-14yrs old only for now). Check out their website to learn more.

48:30 – Caleb mentions some fly shops around the area in Western NC.

51:30 – Caleb is the tech guy who does most of the production and Joshua brings in most of the guests and does most of the talking on the show.

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1:02:45 – Advice: Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.

1:03:45 – They typically listen to Sturgill Simpson on the road.


You can find Dads on the Fly on Instagram @dadsonthefly

Check out their website at DadsOnTheFly.com

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Videos Noted in the Show

 

Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 254 – The Fly Fishing Life with David Coggins – Men’s Fashion, Travel, Writing

WFS 285 – 21st Century Materials for Fly Tying with Tim Cammisa from Trout and Feather


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WFS 382 – Must-Do Fly Fishing Trips with Brian O’Keefe + Cellphone Photography Tips

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Brian O’Keefe is back on the podcast with an update on his traveling adventures. We discover what his Iceland trip was all about and how that went down. We get a little rundown on his top destination trips that we should all be thinking about. Brian tells us why he moved to Idaho and why that place is so unique. We also learn some photography tips using only your phone.


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Fly Fishing Trips Show Notes with Brian O’Keefe

05:00 – Brian now lives in East Idaho and talks about what makes that place unique.

10:25 – He talks about the Pseudo tiny Blue-winged Olive that the fish feeds on but gets very selective.

11:45 – Brian mentioned the fly called Flymph.

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17:30 – We had Brian on for the first time in episode 78 where we talked about DIY-ing Alaska.

19:40 – Brian was with Ross Purnell last year on a Chile trip working on magazine features. Ross was on the podcast in episode 333.

26:45 – Brian tells us his Top Must-Do Trips.

  1. New Zealand
  2. South America for Arapaima, Jungle Bass, Golden Dorado, etc.
  3. Patagonia Region of South America
  4. Sweden
  5. Iceland for sea-run browns
  6. Texas for Redfish
  7. Florida for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish
  8. Alaska for Rainbows
  9. Kamchatka for Rainbows

35:30 – Redfish is a good fish to target in Texas.

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36:30 – Abbie Schuster was recently on the podcast in episode 381 where we talked about Martha’s Vineyard fishing.

38:30 – Brian tells us about his Kamchatka experience.

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42:30 – Brian shares some tips on taking photos using your phone.

55:20 – Brian does some chukar hunting too.

1:01:30 – We hear about his Alaska experience.


You can find Brian on Instagram at @brianokeefephotos

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 078 – DIY Alaska with Brian O’Keefe – Catch Magazine, Fly Fishing Photo Tips, New Zealand, Mousing for Rainbows

WFS 336 – Fly Fishing Idaho with Ed Anderson – McCall Angler, Smallmouth Bass, Fish Art

 

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WFS 381 – Fly Fishing Martha’s Vineyard with Abbie Schuster – False Albacore, Bonito, Kismet Outfitters

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Abbie Schuster from Kismet Outfitters is here today to talk about the amazing island fishing life at Martha’s Vineyard with a focus on stripers, bluefish, albacore, and bonitos. We find out how easy it is to DIY this trip, what to prepare for, and the best time to go so that you can target all four species. We break down some tips on flats fishing, plus the recommended gear, flies, and everything nice to increase your takes and make the most out of your fishing time on the island.

Abbie also talks about what it was like for a young blonde woman trying to build a career as a fly fishing guide when there weren’t many women guides around yet. This is a fun one. Check it out!


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Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Show Notes with Abbie Schuster

03:45 – Abbie went to Sweet Water Guide School. We did an episode on Sweet Water at WFS 105.

06:00 – Kismet Outfitters started in 2016 as a guide service and in 2020, she opened the fly shop in Martha’s Vineyard.

11:30 – Crab patterns are the most successful for stripers.

11:50 – By end of April to May, stripers and bluefish are moving in because of the squid migration to the flats. By the end of July, the bonitos start to move in and stick around till the end of October. Then by Fall, the false albacore (albies) starts to come in. All four species can be seen during the Fall season.

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15:00 – You can book a flight straight to Martha’s Vineyard (the island’s got an airport now) or you can also fly to Boston and then take a 1-and-a-half-hour bus ride to the ferry. The ferry ride is about 45 minutes from Woods Hole to the island.

17:40 – Abbie talks about fishing for albies which is the trickiest to catch among the 4 species. Get your fly on the water and strip as fast as you can to get their attention.

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27:40 – For albies, an intermediate line is recommended (cold saltwater line), 16-20 pound fluorocarbon (around 10 feet) for the leader, and 9-10 wt for rods.

30:10 – Bonito Bunny works great for albies, also gummy minnows, and tiny deceivers.

30:50 – Bluefish are huge and mean. They’ll bite through your line and net. Big flies like mackerel patterns, big deceivers, and big clausers with a lot of movement work great with them.

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34:15 – Bonitos hang out with the albies and stripers. They’re super strong too.

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40:30 – Abbie says albies are not good for eating. Bonitos taste amazing. Stripers are ok. Bluefish are great when smoked.

43:10 – They have a Derby Fishing Contest at Martha’s Vineyard where participants win by catching the biggest fish per species. The winner takes home a boat.

52:10 – An average albie is about 7-pound, 24-inches.

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1:02:00 – Abbie gives a shoutout to Harrison Anglers – a guide service in Northfield, MA.

1:02:30 – Advice: Practice casting in the wind because saltwater fishing in MV is pretty tricky.


You can find Abbie on Instagram @abbie.on.the.fly

Kismet Outfitters Instagram @kismetoutfitters

Website at KismetOutfitters.com

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 105 – Sweetwater Travel with Steve Wilson – Taimen, Mongolia, Fly Fishing Guide School, Montana


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WFS 380 – Fly Fishing New Zealand with David Lambroughton – DIY Fishing, BC, Photography

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David Lambroughton shares his unique career story of traveling, writing, photography, and fly fishing. He talks about his time fishing in New Zealand, both North and South, and what makes that place so special to him. We find out how to put together a DIY fishing trip to New Zealand with the best way to save expenses.

We also talk about how he makes those cool Dreams fly fishing calendars, some tips on making the fish bigger on a photo without hurting it, and a few techniques on striking the fish.


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Fly Fishing New Zealand Show Notes with David Lambroughton

07:30 – In 1971, David took a fly-tying lesson from Bob Quigley and they became friends. In 1976, as soon as David graduated from college, he joined Bob at Rick’s Lodge in Fall River, Northern California.

08:30 – David started guiding in Bristol Bay, Alaska. He even guided for Randall Kaufman in the Deschutes River. Then in 1980, David got married and went to New Zealand where he met Pat Barnes who was a frequent visitor there. Pat asked him to guide for him in West Yellowstone.

16:45 – David talks about his routine in New Zealand.

25:00 – Tip: When you go to New Zealand. Go with a buddy and split the cost of everything there. Hire a guide too.

28:00 – David describes the Rangitaiki River as one greatest trout rivers in the world.

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33:00 – John Kent’s books are an excellent resource for trout fishing.

34:15 – David tells us the difference in fishing between the North Island and the South Island, New Zealand. He recommends the Tongariro River Motel in Turangi, North NZ.

41:00 – For about $100-120 a day, you can cover all your expenses in NZ, if you have someone to share the expenses with.

50:00 – We mentioned the song Luckenbach Texas by Willy and Waylon Jennings.

51:40 – Huey Lewis, who wrote The Heart of Rock & Roll, is David’s friend.

53:30 – David recommends the Cedar Lodge in South New Zealand if you have more budget. On the North side, he recommends Pornoi Station.

57:52 – You can get some of David’s fly fishing calendar by emailing him at davidlambroughton@telus.net and a few other fly shops.

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1:01:00 – David took a photography class in college at San Jose State.

1:03:44 – Charles Jardin is David’s friend. Charles was on the podcast in episode 221.

1:04:55 – We talk about what fishing looks like in New Zealand.

1:14:10 – The rubber spider pattern is David’s go-to fly.

1:17:20 – Tip: The best way to strike a fish is side-strike (David elaborates how)

1:20:00 – The average fish caught in the NZ stream is 4-pounds, 20-22 inches.

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1:21:50 – There’s a fly shop in Methven. There’s Fishman’s Loft in Christchurch.

1:35:40 – David shares a tip on how to make the fish look bigger for a photo in a way that would not hurt the fish.

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1:46:45 – We talk about John Randall and the fly fishing business


You can find David on Instagram at @davidlambroughton

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WFS 221 – Nymph Fishing with Charles Jardine – The Lefty Kreh of the UK

 

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WFS 379 – StealthCraft Boats with Mike Batcke – Driftboats, PowerDrifters, Rafts

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Mike Batcke, owner of StealthCraft Boats, shares his family story of running a boat company with a focus on drift boats, power boats, and rafts. We discover the advantages of a boat with a headlight and power anchor.

Mike tells us how their technology and design evolved throughout the years to keep up with their customer’s preferences and the different waters, becoming a top choice for anglers today. What separates StealthCraft Boats from its competitors? Listen to this episode to find out.


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StealthCraft Boats Show Notes with Mike Batcke

04:50 – Mike does some upland hunting. We just had Nick Larson from Upland Bird Hunting Podcast recently in episode 373.

06:25 – Their main hub is in Pere Marquette – kind of like West Yellowstone of the mid-West. Their North branch is the Baldwin Creek Lodge.

12:00 – All their rafts are built in the US, everything, even the materials.

14:20 – StealthCraft started in 1996 with Mike’s uncle, Jim Johnson. Read more about their history here.

18:45 – We had Roger Fletcher on, who’s also a great boat-maker, in episode 177. We talked about the history of drift boats.

20:00 – The haul is the entire bottom of the boat. The transom is the back. StealthCraft boats have one of the widest hauls in the motorboat world.

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22:50 – According to statistics, the most sold drift boat around the country is the 14.6 Low Pro Hyde

23:30 – Stealthcraft builds 2 boats a day. They build mostly aluminum motor boats. They have 50 employees.

27:45 – Their Superfly Boat hasn’t changed in 10 years in design.

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31:00 – SteathCarft put lights and power anchors on drift boats which some people hate but a lot of people love.

41:30 – River Masters designed the first skiffs

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55:55 – The Hooligan is what they sell the most lately

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1:01:00 – Noone’s hardly building oars and it’s one of Mike’s biggest frustration.


You can find StealthCraft Boats on Instagram @stealthcraftboats

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Website at StealthCraftBoats.com

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Videos Noted in the Show


Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 260 – Down Home Boatworks with Dave Zielinski – The Cicada Chaser

WFS 177 – History of the Driftboat with Roger Fletcher (Drift Boat Series Ep. 2)


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WFS 378 – Joe Cermele on the Meat Eater, Bent Podcast, Field and Stream

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Joe Cermele shares his story of creating a life around fishing media. We find out how he started in this field, became the youngest Editor of Field & Stream Magazine, and produced content there for over a decade. We also chat about his time with the Meat Eaters when he hosted the Bent Podcast for a couple of years and the behind-the-scenes stories of recording Das Boat.

You know Joe is a content-creating machine and the good news is that he now has his very own podcast that he runs himself. We dig into a little bit of that today. Plus, Joe also shares some advice for people that are starting out in the media industry. This is a good one and is now my new favorite episode! Check it out!


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Show Notes with Joe Cermele

06:30 – After college, Joe worked full-time for Saltwater Sportsman Magazine. Then he worked for Field and Stream for over a decade – he was the youngest fishing Editor in that magazine’s history.

7:30 – Joe came up with the Hook Shots video series he shot, hosted, and edited for 11 years. That was also the first podcast that he recorded and edited.

08:30 – Joe tells the story of how they produced content for Meat Eater’s Bent Podcast – the challenges pre, mid, and post-production.

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17:15 – Joe has a new podcast called, Cut & Retie

22:20 – I noted the blog post by Kevin Kelly, A Thousand True Fans

27:45 – Outdoor Life was a sister publication of Field & Stream – Joe was also the fishing Editor of Outdoor Life for 2 years.

28:45 – Joe now writes for Field & Stream and Outdoor Life again – he writes about 10 articles per month per brand. Though it makes him sad that these magazine has become digital only nowadays.

32:55 – Ready Player One is a great book that Joe recommends

36:20 – Joe produced 2 seasons of a show called, B-Side Fishing for Meat Eaters

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37:00 – We talk about how the books, The Total Fishing Manual and The Total Fly Fishing Manual came to be.

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46:20 – Tim Landwehr was on the podcast in episode 273. Joe did an episode with Tim at the Menominee River for Meat Eater’s Das Boat.

51:50 – Joe tells talks about how he started with a local magazine called, New Jersey Angler as an intern.

59:00 – Stripers are Joe’s go-to fish since it’s his hometown favorite.

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1:02:25 – We had Henry Winkler on the podcast in episode 334

1:10:00 – Joe recently listened to the Woodside Podcast and he recommends this one


You can find Joe on Instagram @joe.cermele138

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Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 273 – Sight Fishing for Smallmouth Bass with Tim Landwehr from Tight Lines Fly Fishing

WFS 284 – Fly Fishing River Stripers with Hogan Brown – Striped bass, Barbless Podcast


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