Ben Furimsky talks about the Fly Fishing Show, the largest fly fishing trade show in the world. Ben tells us how you can get the most out of the next show an some of the famous guests that attend.
We get into the Film Festival, the Gunnison River and tons of additional tips and tricks. Ben also shares his perspective on surfing, Specolli from fast times and tons of other useful fun facts about his life.
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Show Notes with Ben Furimsky
08:15 – George Harvey was a big influence for Ben’s father Chuck. Techniques for Trout was a solid book by George.
08:45 – George Daniel was on the podcast in episode 55 and noted the influence of the Pennsylvania school of fly fishing education.
09:30 – Joe Humphries taught the Penn State Class and was another mentor for Ben and many others.
32:15 – Furimsky’s BDE is a pattern Ben developed and one he is most proud of. Watch the video here.
36:00 – We talk about Lefty Kreh and how it will be impossible to ever replace what Lefty brought to the sport.
38:30 – Flip Pallot told a story about Lefty Kreh saving the day during Hurricane Andrew.
43:45 – Gary Borger was on the podcast and broke down nymphing in episode 45.
51:45 – Ben notes Jason Randall’s book – Nymph Masters: Fly-Fishing Secrets from Expert Anglers as one he’s been enjoying recently.
1:02:45 – 1000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly is a great article that shows what you need to succeed in any business.
1:09:30 – Kelly Galloup was on the show in episode 52 and discussed ego among other things.
You can reach Ben at FlyFishingShow.com.
Random Video Clips from the Show
Specolli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High:
Bob Marley was noted by Ben in the show:
Conclusion with Ben Furimsky
That was a solid interview with Ben Furimsky who broke down the ins and outs of the Fly Fishing Show. It is the largest fly fishing show in the world. We cover Ben’s life, including his experience catching 270 species on the fly and his life as the man running the big show.