The founder and master craftsman of Deli Fresh Design, Ross White, is here to tell us how he came up with the idea to reduce reuse recycle fly fishing gear with about 80% of the materials being repurposed plastic, rope, and old Simms waders. Find out how these simple gear allows us to have a better experience on the water.
We dig into some fly fishing history and how the gears evolved throughout the years. Ross also talks about his involvement with the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and his plans to start a podcast with them – very exciting! He also tells us the podcasts that he listens to.
Click below and listen – Fly Fishing Reduce Reuse Recycle Examples with Ross White:
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Reduce Reuse Recycle Show Notes with Ross White
08:04 – About 80% of the material used in creating the bags is made from recycled or repurposed materials – they partnered with Simms to recycle their old waders
11:18 – Lee Wulff created and popularized what we’ve known as the modern fly fishing vest. It looks just like the vest my dad wore when I was a kid.
11:51 – Fly fishermen back then use creel bags
13:17 – Hardy bags were considered popular in terms of vintage collectible fly fishing bags
14:17 – Deli Fresh Design collaborated with Dette Flies (the oldest fly shop in America) – Dette is also one of our sponsors and we are truly grateful to have them as a sponsor
16:44 – The Neversink Chestpack is what Ross use most of the time when he goes dry fly fishing on the East Coast – he designed it
20:00 – The Beaverkill Weekend Wader Tote is considered their fanny pack
32:59 – The movie, Don’t Look Up has a strong message in it that we should all think about
35:18 – Pflueger Medalist was the bread and butter for reel
36:18 – The early Hardy Perfect reels have the drag tension
37:45 – Ross is currently involved with Catskill Fly Fishing Museum
39:12 – Hoagy Carmichael wrote a book on how to make bamboo fly rods
41:14 – Bob Clay is one of the best bamboo fly rods maker (his rods are called Riverwatch) – Bob was on the podcast at WFS 216
41:56 – Watch the Vimeo video, Chasing the Taper below – features a bunch of legendary bamboo rod makers
44:45 – The Golden Gate Casting Club
50:10 – Ross’s bucket-list guests if he was to start a podcast (Marc Aroner, Hoagy Carmichael, etc.)
51:52 – Spinoza Rod Company is one of the best classic fly rod shops out there – and they got a pretty cool story of how they got started (they are definitely on the bucket list to have on the show!)
56:05 – The Fretboard Journal Magazine
1:01:27 – Ross shares the last 5 podcasts that he listened to
You can find Ross on Instagram @delifreshdesign
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Reduce Reuse Recycle in Fly Fishing with Ross White
Ross White, the founder and master craftsman of Deli Fresh Design shared how he came up with the idea to reduce reuse recycle fly fishing gear out of repurposed plastic, rope, and old Simms waders. We found out how these simple gear allows us to have a better experience on the water. We also talked a lot about fly fishing history and how some of the fly fishing gears evolved throughout the years.