Brian Bennett, the founder of Moldy Chum, one of the biggest and oldest fly fishing websites is on the podcast to describe what the moldy chum is all about and where it’s going.  The slab of the month, the chumion, and suction dredging are all discussed today.

We get into the Dirt Bag Diaries, Reel Pure Radio and other podcasts that inspired Brian to keep on moving.  Suck my Fly Blog, The Hopper Talk Blog, Mini Chubby and many other blogs of yesteryear.


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Show Notes with Brian Bennett

03:38 – The Mt. Smith Tour Pack is one of my great goto pieces of gear.

04:42 – The Piton was a blog prior to Moldy Chum.

06:46 – Peter Morse was on the podcast in this episode and covered Australia fly fishing.

15:10 – April Vokey was on the podcast in episode 30 and talked about the #metoo movement.

25:20 – The Tailer Trash Podcast

26:30 – The first blogs in the space when Moldy Chum started included. Mid Current, Trout Underground and FlyFisherman Magazine.

27:00 – Reel Pure Radio is the new Moldy Chum Podcast that’s out now.

27:30 – Tom Sadler who was on the show here is part of a second Moldy Chum Podcast that is launching soon.

30:20 – Tom Sadler was on here and Hacks on Tap is similar to what the Blue Plate Special Podcast is all about.

31:20 – The Dirt Bag Diaries inspired Brian to start the podcast.

33:20 – Let my people Go Surfing is Yvon’s book on building a conservation minded company.

49:20 – Scott McGarva was on the podcast in episode 17 and talked about the closing of the skagit and impacts to closing and opening the rivers with low run returns.


1:04:28 – Watershed Watch up out of BC is huge along with Columbia Basin Bulletin are the blogs Brian follows.

1:09:30 – You can see the entire Artifishal movie now on youtube here.

1:15:15 – I noted Martin Joergensen again and the loss of blogs like West Fly when the author calls it quit.

1:19:16 – Yeta Panga Backpack will be Brian’s first review.  Plus Yeti has a Yeti podcast via JT VanZandt.

1:20:00 – The Wool fingerless gloves from REI are one of my goto items for winter steelhead.


You can find Brian Bennett at Moldy Chum here.


Moldy Chum Resources Noted Today



Videos Noted in the Show

Full Film: Artifishal | The Fight to Save Wild Salmon


“Fly Fishing Meets the Onion.”

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Conclusion with Brian Bennett

I sat down with Brian Bennett from the Moldy Chum, one of the long standing fly fishing blogs.  They have published 5,299 blog posts just on wordpress.  We here about the Friday Pin up, and the vast influences of people and blogs that have influenced the path of the chum.

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