July 31, 2020
Episode 54- We chat with Adam Altman about monster Murray Cod on fly. I get the feeling that making comparative or competitive statements would embarrass him, but I don’t think anybody had as many big cod on fly as Adam. It was a real pleasure talking with him about his passion. He is not afraid of a donut, and what makes it more creditable is that he is fishing in below freezing conditions at dawn or dusk throwing cast after cast. Now imagine that you hadn’t had a bite in the last 10 trips... yep, that committed. For me it was a real insight into a guy who does get it done.
I reckon you guys will enjoy this, thanks for your time Adam!!
July 24, 2020
Episode 53 - On this episode, we chat to the Luderick Jedi .... Royce Shanks. Royce is a second generation Sith Lord of all things Blackfish. We go over the technical aspects of fly fishing for Blackfish or Luderick. This species is very common along the eastern side of Australia and is considered a bread an butter species by many, they can be caught inside estuaries or on the edge of open water with either very basic gear or you can get as technical as you like. The flies that Royce uses are very interesting and are easily made by any fly tyer which make fly fishing for Luderick a very accessible species for a large part of the population for Australians and New Zealanders....
Join us as we allow the midichlorians of the dark side flow through us while we learn what we can in this, the latest saga of the The Intermediate Line strikes back.
We also discuss the latest poses you can do in front of camera so you can look red hot on the flats this summer
There is also a Podcast listener fly tying special offer.... its at the end
July 16, 2020
Episode 52 - The wonderful SBS podcast.... this is a long show that is pretty much a get together between 2 podcast juggernauts and we talk about world domination.
On the intro, we also include the outro... how efficient is that!!
Oh, and we hear how Voltzy spacks out with and early fly tying accident.
Checkout the SVS podcast on iTunes, Podbean and every other place you would expect quality shit talking podcasts
July 9, 2020
Votzy and Chris get into all things fly tying. We go through a range of listener questions, and give up some advice based on our combined experiences. Be prepared for a show that mainly centres around adopting a mindset for fly tying that can give you the angler a unique approach to adapt to your unique situation wherever you are from or whatever you fish for.
July 3, 2020
Episode 50- To many, this man will need no introduction, but for those who are very new to the sport or have been sheltered from any form of Flyfishing media in the past 50 odd years, Rod Harrison or Harro as he is affectionately known as, is one on the most influential personalities in Australian fly fishing. If you don't know who he is, keep in mind that what your doing (saltwater and Australian natives on fly) may have been very different in Australia without this man. Harro has influenced not only the sport, but countless anglers and industry products from around the country including your hosts Voltzy and Chris. We are honoured to bring you this show
Also on this show we reflect on 50 episodes and 50,000 Downloads and also Voltzy's romper room mirror looks out to some of the highlights of the week in Australian Flyfishing.
June 25, 2020
Episode 49 - On this episode we head to central Queensland to chat with Gladstone based guide Justin Nye. We explore the options the region has to offer which is many and varied. From champagne permit fishing to Australia's most heavily stocked Barramundi impoundment to barrier reef atolls and incredibly good blue-water options, the Gladstone region definitely has the options. We also get the drum on the worlds first shallow water free swimming Black marlin caught on fly and we hear all about this stunning Garmin panoptic videos that Justin posts.
Voltz and Chris also talk UV resin in the into and go through some shoutouts at the back of the show.
June 18, 2020
Episode 48 - On this episode, we chat to two Tassie locals, Brent Bowerman (The Lost Fly) and Simon Ellis about the unique Black Bream fishery in Tasmania. Tasmania is known for its world class Trout fishery but this often overshadows the incredible Black Bream fishery they have as well. On this show, we chat about Brem techniques, but we also talk about attitudes changing towards flyfishing options in a very "Trout-centric" part of Australia.
Also on this show we learn about "Magging" and we also open up debate about Fly V Lure when it comes to material selection and what you define as a fly.
June 12, 2020
Episode 47 - On this episode we have the please of chatting to Jimmy Laverty from Fly Odyssey Australia. Jimmy is a Victorian so try to pay attention to the way he talks, but if you can understand him, you will hear all about the surprising diversity of what Fly Odyssey offers in addition to the beginnings of what makes a fly fishing dedicated booking agent. We also go into talking about Bonefish research on Anaa atoll in addition to some other stunning Polynesian locations including Marlon Brando’s private island Tetiaroa.
As for the rest of the show, lest just say this ....Shark encounters and close calls, dealing with Colombian rebel groups, private planes, snifferdogs, dirtbikes and getaway plans when it all goes wrong.
Geoff and I also talk about a few explanations about fly tying feather solution, some more shoutouts for outstanding work during the week, and also how to influence someones Instagram feed.
Checkout the new Fly Odyssey website -https://www.flyodyssey.com.au/
June 4, 2020
Episode 46 - This week we talk to a proper legend... Kristina Placko. Kristina is a New Zealand Guide, Author, South Island Pub guide and is also very active in getting people involved in flyfishing with a very easy natural approach that encourages all walks to give the Murphy stick a go. We chat to Kristina about the very varied part of the world that she guides which is out of Canterbury NZ
We also have our very first guest host Nic Stewart who has also been a stellar guest on the show. Nic came on to make it easy on 2 Qld fly fishermen to understand the complexities of Trout fishing.
This show is brought to you by Purell hand sanitizer.... the perfect addition to your glove box when you advise someone that dogs are not allowed in a wildlife sanctuary.
Be sure to checkout Kristina's website www.straysouthnz.com and also Stray South on facebook and Instagram
May 29, 2020
Epiosde 45 - Ten years ago 3 Aussie flyfishos got together and made what is possibly the most iconic Australian Saltwater flyfishing movie we have seen. Heads or Tails was produced and directed by Phil Jagger (Who is pictured but couldn't join us) however, we were very lucky to sit down with Simon Penn and Geoff Anderson who were the two featured anglers who got some wicked fishing caught on film. You will be disappointed if your not into Permit, but if you are not into Permit, you may need to give yourself and uppercut.