The Intermediate Line Podcast
Episode 141 - Keith Rose-Innes (Alphonse Fishing Company)

Episode 141 - Keith Rose-Innes (Alphonse Fishing Company)

August 6, 2022

On Episode 141- We are really excited to bring you a true GOAT as we chat to Keith Rose-Innes. Keith is well known around the world for playing a major role in exposing the Seychelles as one of the most iconic Flyfishing destinations known, however there is so much more to Keith that we talk about on this show. Keith's influence on the greater fishing community goes beyond his results on the water, as many will know that Keith has been integral in the development of some of the most popular flies that have comes from the Seychelles such as the Alplexo Crab, The Brush Fly and the NYAP. On this show we talk about the very first Alplexo Crab and how that pattern came about.

Keith is also part owner of Shilton Reels, as well as an ambassador/ advisor for Thomas &Thomas Fly Rods and Cortland Fly Lines. We cover a lot of interesting stuff on this episode, but what will be of a lot of interest to many is the " Do bumpies actually eat" discussion. 

Also on this show, we chat about industry ethics, of the back of a recent run of plagiarism that we seen target Aussie innovators in both the Fly Industry and the Conventional industry. We chat about how this legal but unethical practice is actually affecting you and offer a few thoughts on how you can benefit your time on the water by your actions off the water regarding this ugliness.

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Episode 140 Brooks Robinson (Cortland Line Co)

Episode 140 Brooks Robinson (Cortland Line Co)

July 22, 2022

On Episode 140 we are very proud to present Brooks Robinson. Brooks is from Cortland NY which is also home to the  Cortland Line Company who have been manufacturing lines of various kinds for over 100 years. Brooks is the VP of the Cortland Line Co, in addition to also being an avid Fly Fisherman. On this episode we chat about the the history of the company, Brooks and the Cortland employees passion for fly fishing that is the driving force behind what we see today.  On the tech side we get into the tough questions regarding grain weights and head design as they relate to modern flyfishing techniques, AFTMA recommendations, matching flylines up with rods and and a little bit about backings that you probably didn't know about. 

Also on this show, we flex the new lapel microphones, and we also play a game called "what is it" that leads to some serious hand washing before eating. 

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The Intermediate Vice Ep 5 - John Everett (Fish New England)

The Intermediate Vice Ep 5 - John Everett (Fish New England)

July 15, 2022

Last week, I had the opportunity to chat to John Everett from Fish New England. John is a very pragmatic fly tyer, who is a shining example of what translating observations made on the water to the vice looks like. Many people will already know John to be an inspiring man who is always free with advice and time, this also runs true in this interview as we talk about the trials and tribulations involved in fly design for John and how time on the water is what has shaped the flies we see today.  Many people will know John as the "Cod Fly" guy, but John is more rounded than that, and although John has spent many hours in the salt and lake Barra, he is well known for tying in his lane, a great lesson for all of us, especially those new to the sport. Having been close to the forefront of Murray Cod fly design has afforded John the ability to see both failures and successes of the successful flies we see today. Tune and listen to the stories behind some of the greatest Cod flies this country has known. 

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Episode 139 - Rod Review, 2am Fish Mongers and Nerding out on Bucktail

Episode 139 - Rod Review, 2am Fish Mongers and Nerding out on Bucktail

July 2, 2022

Episode 139 is one of those episodes where we just get caught up in conversation yep we lost track of time for the intro and just talked flyfishing for an hour and forty minutes. We chat about Ugg Boot management, new experiences with Glass fly rods, the wonderful hairtail as a fly target, targeting fish in estuaries at night in winter, fast sink lines for Bream, Suss characters at boat ramps at hours when most people should be asleep and the nuances of Bucktail production.  I think its fair enough to say that this podcast has it all for those average joes like us who are just out giving it a crack and are making friends at boat ramps no matter what the time of night.  

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Episode 138- Alistair McBurnie

Episode 138- Alistair McBurnie

June 19, 2022

On Episode 137 we chat to NSW fisheries Officer Alistair McBurnie. This episode is all about access, mainly in freshwater but also estuarine systems. Alistair is an experienced and well travelled fly angler who also has a strong passion for sharing all aspects of his sport. The information source for angler access rights is one he not only deals with professionally but also passionately. We run a series of layman questions past Al, to get an insight into our rights as a bankside angler or a saltwater angler who fishes urban environments, so you can combat the aqua karens. 

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The Intermediate Vice Ep 4 - Brandon Bailes ( Panther Branch Bugs)

The Intermediate Vice Ep 4 - Brandon Bailes ( Panther Branch Bugs)

June 10, 2022

On Episode 4 of the Intermediate Vice, I am stoked to interview someone I and many people draw a lot of inspiration from, and that guest is Brandon Bailes who is Panther Branch Bugs. Brandon hales from northern Alabama in the USA, where he grew up fishing for the various Bass species his area has on offer. From these experiences, Brandon has developed very much his own style of fly tying and is considered by many as a world leader. Although openly admitting to drawing inspiration from many fly tyers around the world, Brandon has a great skill of adapting flies to suit what he sees on the water which makes Brandon one of the most interesting fly tyers in my opinion... his on water results are excellent to say the least. In addition to his excellent stream craft and inshore saltwater fishing, Brandon is world class when it comes to Bass and Panfish flies. Listen as we discuss the parallels between Australian Bass and Smallmouth Bass that are literally oceans apart but also quite similar. We also talk about the Deerhair bugs we both like to throw at them. The technical talk surrounds the techniques we find common ground on with Deerhair and some of the unique additions and alterations Brandon makes for his own flies that end up seen down many a Smallmouth Bass' throat. This is an awesome episode, and one I hope you enjoy. We will have to get Brandon on again, the recorded show was only half of the phone conversation had when we weren't recording...we definitely have more to discuss in the future. 

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Episode 137 - Comps, Crabs and

Episode 137 - Comps, Crabs and

June 3, 2022

On Episode 137, we talk about the rising popularity and success of the Gav's crab. Pictured here in the corner of the first ever Permit to eat one (caught by host Chris) and now seen in a stack more permit since. In a seemingly short period of time, this crab fly has really got some runs on the board, so we chat about its origins and a few directions that many wouldn't know about. Also, we show our age and chat about the golden era of Saltwater Fly Fishing Tournaments in Australia, and the impact they have had on both product development and the old school community that used to actually meet face to face. Sadly, we don't see anything like these tournaments anymore, with only the Hinchinbrook Challenge and the Darwin Fly Rodders flying the flag for what's left. 

This is a pretty meaty chat, one we hope provokes discussion. Should we bring the Tuna comps back? Is the Gav's Crab the Permit slayer we have been looking for? Will we see it go by the wayside in Australian Flyfishing media like many other Australian developed flies?  let us know in the comments.

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Episode 136 - Stu Dodd’s Doddcast

Episode 136 - Stu Dodd’s Doddcast

May 21, 2022

On Episode 136, we chat to West Coast legend Stu Dodd. We had the intention of getting to know Stu on the air having only admired his photos from afar, but what resulted was a rich tapestry of mainly fly fishing related tangents that we took on this episode!!  Not many people have covered the west coast like Stu, and although we are dealing with arguably Australia's most successful colour-blind flyfisho, he has defiantly pinned some of the glamorous fish WA has to offer. He's not a shipwright, yet his home build skiff is mint, be sure to follow along with his Instagram page open. The tangents are thick and the jokes are bad, but we think its a pretty good show, we hope you do to !!

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The Intermediate Vice - Ep 3 Captain Dave Bradley

The Intermediate Vice - Ep 3 Captain Dave Bradley

May 14, 2022

With over 300 days on the water and a career that spanned 25 years, the now retired captain Dave Bradley has seen a thing or two. When asked for his own opinion of himself as a fly tyer, he doesn't rate himself as fancy, just practical and that's what has seen over 400 permit lock eyes with Dave while he's removing the successful fly. On this show I chat to Dave about what observations he can offer in fly design as it relates to fishes behaviour, the environment they have to contend with and and standout flies he has known. An unsung hero as guides often are when it comes to fly design, Dave is very well known for his Bradley Barra Bunny, but did you know how much input he has had into other popular crab flies? Dave also has a personal insight into some of the more popular and oldest Saltwater flies designed or influenced by the likes of Harry Speak and Steve Huff that get little mention these days when compared to the more popular flies that have been modelled from them. This was a tough one to put together for a fly tying podcast as there was 100 different direction the conversation could have gone, I sincerely hope you enjoy the show and get something out it as a fly tyer. 

 

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Episode 135 - Nicky Mill

Episode 135 - Nicky Mill

May 6, 2022

Today we present a conversation we had last week with all round nice guy Nicky Mill. Nicky is the creator and co host of the Millhouse Podcast which needs no introduction, but if you haven't heard of it, please do yourself a favour and search it out. This is the second time we have had Nicky on the show, the first time over a year ago with his father and Co Host of the Millhouse Podcast, Andy Mill. On this show we wanted to learn more about Nicky, apart from what we know of him through the podcast, we wanted to know about him as a person, a podcaster, a bow hunter and a fisherman. We really hope you enjoy this show, it was really cool for us to chat to Nicky again and learn more about the dude. I reckon we covered it all ; )

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