Chris Freeman, the creator of Emerger Fly Fishing waxed products, is here today to tell the story of how he got started crafting these awesome water repellant fly fishing bags and wallets. From growing up in a musical family to majoring in music in school, to being a full-time fly fishing gear craftsman, Chris tells us how he found his way into fly fishing and crafting. Find out how Chris and his wife manage to produce quality products all by themselves.
Amid a world where people are losing their jobs and business owners are going bankrupt because of the pandemic, Chris sees this as an opportunity to take the fly fishing gear to a whole new level, and he tells us why.
Click below and listen to the Fly Fishing Bags Podcast with Chris Freeman:
(Read the Full Transcript at the bottom of this Blog Post)
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Fly Fishing Bags Show Notes with Chris Freeman
06:42 – The movie, A River Runs Through It (1992), inspired Chris to try fly fishing
09:30 – We had John Dietsch on the podcast at WFS 135 – he was Brad Pitt’s fly fishing coach for the movie, A River Runs Through It
13:12 – Chris used to carry an Eddie Bauer satchel bag for fly fishing and traveling
16:09 – Chris sold his first bag on Etsy
18:49 – Chris answers that FAQ about his bags being waxed – he says that his bags are saturated by wax all the way through into the fibers of the material – water repellant, not waterproof
28:44 – His bags’ form was inspired by Eddie Bauer bags, and the brown color was to give it an army look
33:18 – Chris’s family is musically inclined – he tells us how he got started playing instruments, then later became a music major in college
39:43 – Chris tells us what’s coming up for Emerger Fly Fishing
47:29 – Using the chat feature on their website, you can reach Chris and the EFF team
You can find Chris on Instagram @emergerflyfishing
And their website at EmergerFlyFishing.Com
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Read the Full Podcast Transcript Below
Fly Fishing Bags Conclusion with Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman told us the story of how he got started crafting water repellant fly fishing bags and wallets. Chris tells us how he found his way into fly fishing and crafting from being a music major in college. We found out how Chris and his wife manage to produce their products all by themselves.