Today we’re joined by Riley Laboe, Kye Petersen, and the legendary Feet Banks.

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The thread we follow takes us from the riveting culture of fishermen with their Tacoma trucks to the wild, untamed beauty of Northern BC where skiing down pristine slopes can end with casting lines into steelhead-rich waters.

Episode Chapters

(0:00:01) – Reading the Landscape
Nature’s impact on outdoor activities like skiing and steelhead fishing, genetic and behavioral differences in steelhead, and thrilling experiences on the Skeena.

(0:06:13) – Winter Steelheading
Nature’s connection to fish in Skeena River, challenges of fishing in big water, understanding fish behavior, staying motivated in winter, proper layering, and camaraderie in fishing.

(0:14:21) – The Steelhead Fishing Experience
Nature’s comfort in outdoor activities, emotional aspects of fishing, camaraderie around campfires, and the allure of challenges in fishing.

(0:22:16) – The Impact of Fishing and Skateboarding
Nature’s transformative power in fishing, skateboarding, and skiing, and its appeal for all ages and as a safe alternative for risk-taking.

(0:30:12) – The Beauty of Fishing and Skiing
Nature’s role in outdoor activities, community, and emotional connection, specifically in skiing, fishing, and rock climbing.


(0:40:13) – Discussion on Fishing and Multi-Sport Adventures
Nature’s influence on fishermen driving Toyota Tacomas, revealing fishing spots, and combining activities like skiing and fishing.

(0:48:42) – Skiing and Ski Movie Discussions
Nature’s blend of skiing and fishing in Northern BC, Shames co-op resort, ski movies, and “Sacred Grounds” series.

(1:00:45) – Impact of Talent in Filmmaking, Fishing
Skilled professionals enhance film quality in niche areas like ski and fishing filmmaking, while camaraderie and a relaxed approach are important in fishing.

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Trough their adventures, we’re reminded of the beauty in persistence, the warmth of friendships formed in the coldest waters, and the eternal allure of the wild that beckons the adventurous soul to keep exploring.