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65 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 190: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Matt Barber and Joel Doub
Tom Morgan Rodsmiths evolved from a dream of Tom's while owning the R. L. Winston Rod Company from 1973 to 1991. He always wanted to build a limited number of superior graphite rods for appreciative anglers—rods not limited by cost or materials, fine-tuned until their actions were perfect. Sadly, Tom passed away in 2017 of pneumonia. While he is no longer with us, his legacy in rod design will continue to touch anglers for generations to come thanks to Matt Barber and Joel Doub, who bought the company before Tom’s passing. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss Tom, his passion for quality rods, bamboo rod building and more. Have you ever wanted to build or own a quality bamboo rod? If you have taken our Bamboo Rod Building Masterclass with Bob Clay, you won’t want to miss this episode, and if you haven’t yet taken the masterclass, you might want to after listening to this conversation. Visit https://courses.anchoredoutdoors.com/courses/bamboo-rod-building-with-bob-clay and use code anchoredlistener20 to take 20% off!
57 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 189: Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz on the Current State of Columbia River Steelhead
Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz are no strangers to wild steelhead. Jeff Hickman is a longtime steelhead guide, lodge owner and advocate. His passion for protecting wild species and places consistently take priority over financial gain, making him one of the most trusted voices in the fishing industry. David Moskowitz is Executive Director of the Conservation Angler. He has held leadership positions at several other fishery conservation organizations, and studied environmental law and policy at Lewis and Clark Law School. In this episode of Anchored, we sit down to discuss the current state of Columbia River steelhead, navigating management, and Jeff’s decision to stop guiding in protest.
92 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 188: Phil Rowley on Chironomids, Stillwater Fishing and Going Pro
Phil Rowley is a stillwater icon. Author, presenter, fly tier and instructor, Phil has shared his knowledge and paved the road for countless anglers. I was excited to finally have him on the show to learn more about his introduction to the fly fishing industry. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss chironomids, triploids, feeling boxed in, and how went from working in an insurance office to working full-time in the fishing industry. I am super excited to let you know that yesterday we opened up the doors to our highly anticipated Chironomid Fishing Masterclass with Brian Chan! You can find it at https://courses.anchoredoutdoors.com/courses/chironomid-fishing-with-brian-chan
73 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 187: Justin Crump on Being a Trout Bum, Rooster Fishing and Expectations
When I think of the perfect Trout Bum story, Justin Crump comes to mind. Justin fell in love with fishing at an early age, before dedicating his entire life to the pursuit. In this episode of Anchored, Justin and I discuss how his willingness to go with the flow introduced him to a lifetime of adventure, a successful career, and even the love of his life. We discuss the highs and lows of working in the fishing industry, his company Frigate Travel, chasing down rooster fish in Mexico, setting expectations, the importance of a fly’s profile, the future of guiding and more. While I have you here, our Anchored community is growing and we’d love to have you be a part of it. We’re currently revamping our entire membership and cannot wait to announce the changes. I wanted to build a membership that I personally would pay for. One where you can learn as a beginner, but also as an industry pro. Want to hear the best part? It pays you to learn! Each stage you unlock comes with a series of points with a dollar value that you can redeem at any time. We’re in the final stages and once we officially launch, prices will be going up. So if you’ve been thinking about joining at the current rate—which is only $4.99 a month—now is definitely the time. Click here to become a member today. You’ll immediately unlock our current membership and a handful of complimentary Masterclasses, and you’ll be the first to access the new and improved version when it’s ready.
46 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 186: Natalie Bogwalker on Wild Abundance, Hide Tanning, Gardening and Community
Natalie Bogwalker is the founder and director of Wild Abundance, where she teaches carpentry, permaculture, primitive skills, and so much more. I met Natalie when we teamed with her for our online Hide Tanning class, and she has continued to blow my mind ever since. I’m currently in middle of her online gardening school and feel like a kid in a candy story with all the new skills I’m learning! In this episode of Anchored, Natalie and I sit down to discuss her incredible journey from academia to accomplished outdoors-woman, permaculture, living in community, Peta and more. Be sure to stay tuned because there’s a surprise waiting for you in the intermission!
53 minutes | May 28, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 185: Al Perkinson on Bajio Sunglasses and Cause Marketing in Fishing
Al Perkinson is someone I’ve looked up to for a long time. For seventeen years, he was the CFO of Costa Sunglasses, where he led brand strategy, marketing, ecommerce and more. Al is an avid fly fisherman and conservationist who has a long resume of philanthropic work. On this episode of Anchored we discuss the benefits of polarised sunglasses, Al’s departure from Costa, the struggles of starting over, and Indifly, a foundation created to help strengthen indigenous communities through fly fishing. Get 20% off our Anchored Outdoors Masterclasses with code anchoredlistener20
46 minutes | May 14, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 184: Karen Brooks on Fly Fishing in Tasmania
Karen Brooks is a guide and outfitter based in Tasmania, Australia. She and her husband, Peter, share a unique story in that they both started guiding later in life upon finding matching drift boats for sale in North America. On this episode of Anchored, Karen and I enjoy a light conversation about fishing for trout in Tasmania, loch-style fishing, what it’s like to start over and more. Also, exciting news! We’ve just finished editing a bunch of Anchored Outdoors Masterclasses, included Jet boating with Grant Wooldridge, Wilderness Survival with Tom Brown III and Raft Fishing with Yos Gladstone. Find them and more at https://courses.anchoredoutdoors.com This episode is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia. The diversity of Australia’s fishing experiences is as vast as the country itself. Great Fishing Adventures of Australia is the catch of Australia’s best fishing operators that have come together to collectively raise the profile of Australia as a world class fishing destination. No matter what the season, Australia offers enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge in their passion and experience some of the world’s very best fishing, amongst some of the most naturally spectacular environments the world has to offer. Discover your next fishing adventure by visiting Australia.com/fishing
41 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 183: Christian Schauf on 72 Hour Survival and Uncharted Supply Co.
Christian Schauf is the founder of Uncharted Supply Co. His company specialises in kits built for unexpected survival situations. He started the company after seeing dozens of motorists stranded on the side of the highway during a blizzard in Colorado. On this episode of Anchored, we discuss the first 72 hours of survival, Christian’s experience on Shark Tank, and marketing without evoking fear. Also, exciting news! We’re in the final editing stages of our Tom Brown Masterclass, which is based around the first 72 hours of survival. Put your name on the waitlist here.
98 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 182: Brian O’Keefe on Outdoor Photography and Travelling the World
Brian O’Keefe started fly fishing as a young boy. He started taking fish photos in an attempt to prove that he wasn’t making up stories about the fish he was catching. He would go on to become one of the most well-known names in fish photography. On this episode of Anchored, we discuss his incredible evolution as an angler, photographer, world traveler and industry pro. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Tight Line Films.
77 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 181: Willy Goldsmith and Tony Friedrich, American Saltwater Guides Association
The Saltwater Guides Association is a coalition of forward-thinking guides, small business owners and like-minded anglers who understand the value of keeping fish in the water. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with Willy Goldsmith and Tony Friedrich to discuss the health of the East-coast striper fishery. To add you name to our Once a Year Premium Plus Masterclasses Waitlist, click here.
125 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 180: Josh Nugent on the Science Behind Precision Casting
Josh Nugent started his successful guiding operation, Out Fly Fishing Outfitters, in 2003. He recently purchased a fly shop in Calgary, Alberta, adding to his already impressive resume. I met Josh years ago during a filming project on the Bow river. He was my first guide and single-handedly changed how I looked at professionalism in the fishing industry. Not only am I proud to announce Josh as one of Anchored Outdoor’s Masterclass instructors, but I’m excited to introduce him to many of you here. He’s a fountain of knowledge and you’re guaranteed to walk away from this episode learning something new. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss Josh’s Master's Thesis on eye tracking and the visual characteristics of expert fly casters, the latest conservation concern around the Grassy Mountain Coal Mine Project, whether or not to buy a fly shop and more.
88 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 179: Donnie Vincent on Ethical Hunting, Wolves and More
Donnie Vincent is an explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman. These days Donnie is best known for his inspirational films and passion for story-telling, but Donnie’s journey started long before the cameras started rolling. On this episode of Anchored we discuss his passion behind the outdoors, his experiences with wild wolves, keeping our cool under pressure and so much more.
64 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 178: Clint Goyette on Czech Nymphing
Clint Goyette is a Twelve time Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships competitor. He is also a guide and certified casting instructor who operates out of Squamish British Columbia. I recently hired Clint to teach our Czech Nymphing Masterclass over at AnchoredOutdoors.com and I was horrified to learn how many fish I’ve been passing up all these years. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss how to catch more fish, Euro Nymphing, equipment, presentation, objections and more. You can enrol in Clint’s Online Masterclass here. Brought to you by WaterMaster and Athletic Brewing Company. Try Athletic Brewing Company's award-winning beers at AthleticBrewing.com and use code Anchored20 to get 20% off your first order.
50 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess Westbrook and Kaitlin Barnhart on the Mayfly Project
Kaitlin Barnhart and Jess Westbrook are the founders of The Mayfly Project, an organization that uses fly fishing to help mentor and support children in foster care. The Mayfly Project introduces children in foster care to their local fisheries, with the hope that it will connect them to a rewarding hobby, ultimately providing them the opportunity to have fun, build confidence, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors. In this episode of Anchored we discuss the project, how it works and how you can help.
54 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 176: Steven Drake on Hunting Photography, the Rut, Wallows, Sheds and More
Steven Drake is a hunting photographer whose work has helped to redefine how the hunting industry is perceived. An avid elk hunter, he frequents some of the most rugged and physically demanding terrain in the USA. In this episode of Anchored we discuss new hunters, the rut, moose pee and more. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Brownells.
106 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 175: Kelly Galloup on Innovative Fly Tying and Fishing Trout Streamers
For many of us, Kelly Galloup is a household name. His innovative fly-tying and unique angling approach has earned him his place in the fly-fishing industry. Kelly is the owner of the popular Galloup’s Slide Inn Lodge on the Madison river, but his story begins long before he moved to Montana. In this episode of Anchored we discuss fly-tying materials, presentation, the industry, and of course the names of his flies. While I have you here, this weekend I’ll be hanging out at the Celebrating Women in Fly Fishing Virtual Expo. The expo is open to men and women and hosts an amazing lineup of exhibitors, casting clinics, tying demonstrators, artists, presentations and more. I’m excited to be one of 21 Zoom rooms where I’ll be hanging out for the day answering questions and getting to know visitors better. You can buy your tickets here. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia.
87 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 174: Travis and Tiffany Bader on Silvercore, Firearms and Bear Safety
Travis and Tiffany Bader are both passionate hunters, anglers, foragers and foodies. They make their livings by sharing their passion with others through their company, Silvercore. Silvercore is Canada’s largest company of its kind, providing industry-leading training to all levels of government, private business and the general public. In this episode of Anchored, Travis and Tiffany help answer my questions about firearms, bear safety, cougars and more. Sign up to become a member of Anchored Outdoors and get 50% off your next Silvercore Bear safety course!
79 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 173: Kristine Fischer on Tournament Fishing and the Sacrifices to Make it Pro
Kristine Fischer @MidwestFishergal grew up fishing and playing in the outdoors. What she didn’t realise at the time, was that she’d soon become one of the most well-known anglers in the national kayak bass tournament scene. The recognition isn’t unwarranted… Kristine boasted 3 national level wins and a 2nd in the 2019 season, and she added another big win and several top tens in 2020. One of these wins secured her a spot on the USA team as 1 of 7 anglers to represent her country. It also just so happened to make her the first female in the world to ever qualify for this prestigious event. In this episode of Anchored, we sit down to discuss her fiery online presence, her impressive catch record, and the sacrifices she’s made to get this far. This episode is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia.
68 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 172: Keith McCafferty on Survival, Outdoor Skills and Living to Write About It
Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream, an author of eight books, winner of numerous literary awards, and just an all-round likeable guy. In this episode of Anchored, we hear the story behind Keith’s impressive history with Field and Stream, as well as the inspiration behind his novels and how he maintains his enthusiasm. Outline of This Episode [3:15] Keith’s hair-raising mountain lion encounter [8:23] Keith’s upbringing set him on to a life of literature and the outdoors [16:18] Does writing get better with age? [24:54] How Keith became the wilderness survival editor at Field and Stream [28:06] How did he end up in Montana? [37:38] Is there any money in writing novels? [46:25] On his encounter with a grizzly [51:22] What is the most useful survival skill that he knows? [57:44] Where to find his books This episode is brought to you by Brownells.
66 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Anchored Podcast Ep. 171: Woniya Thibeault on Tanning Hides and the "Alone" TV Show
Woniya Thibeault has spent her life studying ancestral skills. As the owner of Buckskin Revolution, she teaches classes and workshops, sharing her belief in the coexistence of humans and nature. In this episode of Anchored, Woniya and I discuss the desire to live off-grid, tanning deer hides and her remarkable experience on the popular tv show, Alone. Outline of This Episode [3:15] Woniya has spent a lot of time learning ancestral skills [7:45] A skills gathering opened her mind [14:34] Why she chose to participate in the Alone show [26:56] How she survived so long alone in the Arctic [34:29] How did she stay warm and sheltered during her time in the Arctic? [43:25] Community was a huge part of our ancestors’ lives [44:20] What do people not know about sewing buckskin? [51:02] How does Woniya feel aobut cultural appropriation? [57:22] Wearing buckskin is much different than wearing cloth This episode is brought to you by Brownells!
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