Episode 124 - On this episode we asked Dean Butler to come back on to round out the year. Dean was the first guest we had on for 2021 and as it turned out, was the most highly downloaded show we have had!! Its fair enough to say we intended to talk about the year in review but, well.... we got off track hahah. Please enjoy some candid talk from one of Australian most respected Saltwater Flyfisherman and all round top dude the Honourable Dean Butler. See you in 2022
On Episode 123, we tackle a few of the tough topics which are loosely centred around the term "Instafamous". Social media is not going away so we break down that term "Instafamous" and discuss openly what we think that means, also defining sponsorships, commercial agreements and how a simple misinterpretations might be contributing some toxicity towards negative comments online. We also talk about the responsibilities of those in a position of influence and some of the overwhelming positives that have come out of social media that are consumed, but often overlooked in comments. We also talk about our recent shift in show sponsor and what the means to us, and offer a full trip report that details Chris' latest excursion with one of Australia's best Flyfishing charter operators, Rod Collings from Australian Flyfishing Outfitters.
On Episode 121 we chat to Brandon King, who along with his wife Clair Carter King, have established Arabian Fly and Sportfishing which is based in Oman. Brandon's outfit is the only place in the world that you can get consistent shots at Trachinotus Africanus which is for many the most difficult Permit to acquire when chasing all four species of Permit. On this show we get to know a little about the destination of Oman and what lead Brandon and Clair into starting what is arguably one of the most unique saltwater Fly-fishing destinations in the world.
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On Episode 120, we chat to Deacon Plant. Deacon is living in Exmouth, Western Australia and is killing it with his allrounder approach to all species known to exist in that fruitful part of the world. Deacon is a very skilled angler who is a student of the great Ron Pearson where he started his flyfishing career in Albany WA cutting his teeth on bread and butter species. On this show we hear stories about Spangled Emperor's tailing on shallow flats and smashing baby sea turtles, Aussie Bonefish, Permit and Tuskies... just your standard tales of Exmouth.
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Ok, so we have put some banger episodes out lately, great guests great topics and every now and then you got to offer a balance... its just the way it is. On episode 119, we offer you the show about nothing... yes, we went fishing again. One for the fans.
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Episode 118 - On this show we talk to Captain Kurt Rowlands of Hervey Bay Fly and Sportsfishing. Kurt is a young guide working in the pristine waters of Hervey Bay which is well known for its incredible pelagic action and famously for the great run of juvenile Black Marlin they have each year. Kurt is a local to the Cooloolah coast having grown up in North Noosa (Gympie) where he cut his teeth as a river rat fishing the Mary River. Kurt is at the start of what will no doubt be a long career as a Flyfishing guide.
Also on this show we talk about those brave listeners who are endangering their lips for Movember, a very important campaign raising awareness for Men's health.
- https://au.movember.com/mospace/14124867 Josh Radloff the passive one.
- https://au.movember.com/mospace/14595171 Shane Wakker the Magnum
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On episode 117- We experience the full gamut of emotions as we see the return of Voltron the powerful back to the hot seat. We quickly recap on the last 2 recent shows then get into learning about the fascination annual migration north that Voltz and his companion Kyle undertake. Unlike the great Wildebeest migrations of the Serengeti , there is no risk of predators on this sojourn, with this pair, they are the hunters and they definitely slayed. We break down this trip by entering the mind of the seasoned annual traveller and learn what it takes to alpha someone into driving the whole way while you sleep. The boys had some great fishing, its a good story and it was good to have Voltz back, we hope you enjoy the show.
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On Episode 116 we are stoked to have back on the show Al Simson. Al is a resident of Far North Queensland, and is a guide, commercial fly tyer and owner of Kettafly Apparel, which is some of the best performance wear you will have see. On this show we get into what the Great Barrier Reef flats has to offer. We talk about the variety of flats on offer and what lives on them. We also talk about the bus size Geets that you will see Al often cuddling, and we learn of an amazing Red Bass on open sand flats fishery that I'll bet many didn't know existed!! From there we get into the flies that he ties, where we get a bit techno with that subject.
From there we talk about these shirts Al is making out of Fish Whistle studios and the thought Al has put into sourcing the short and the artwork associated with it. If your interested in what Al has in the way of apparel checkout kettafly.com
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On Episode 115, we try something very different and unusual. On a mission to supply a customer with a packet of hooks, Chris drives over an hour to fish with a person he has never met in a river he has never fished for a species he has barely targeted, it was during this unusual situation that he decided to record the experience for you guys, the valued listener. On previous podcasts, you hear us talk about the grind and the trials of fly fishing in most situations, now couple that with recording, a new river system, meeting someone new and a plan to fish until the sun comes up... what could go wrong.
We hope you enjoy this experimental show. Please leave us a comment if you liked it or didn't like it. If there is intertest, it might be a platform we can build on and polish out performance for you.
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