The Intermediate Line Podcast
Episode 110 - Kiel (pronounced Uncletwist) Jones

Episode 110 - Kiel (pronounced Uncletwist) Jones

September 17, 2021

On Episode 110 we chat to staunch Victorian and full time guide, Kiel Jones. Kiel as mentioned is a full time guide working at Millbrook Lakes in Victoria. On the show we chat to Kiel about that 31 lake setup and what sort of diversity that amount of lakes offers customers of Millbrook. Also we learn in this show that Kiel is also very close to setting yup for guiding in the salt also , specialising in Bream. This show in part is like listening to QLD V VIC as Kiel puts the foot down on how lorded introduced species like Barramundi and Saratoga simply because they suit the interests of rec anglers and their devastating impact on less desirable inhabitants is ignored. We also get to the bottom of the Instagram handle Uncletwist. 

Also on this show we morph into an organic chat about UV resins, the different types there are ( that's right not all resins are the same) in addition to the UV light spectrums and the impacts they have on UV resin performance. 

 

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Episode 109 - Dave and Rod from AFO (Australian Flyfishing Outfitters)

Episode 109 - Dave and Rod from AFO (Australian Flyfishing Outfitters)

September 11, 2021

On Episode 109 - Chris sits down with both Dave Bradley and Rod Collings who are Australian Fly Fishing Outfitters, a saltwater fly only guiding operation based in far North Queensland. This interview was recorded on location at AFO house Cardwell and is an organic conversation that covers a little about the AFO Hinchinbrook Challenge at the start but it quickly gets into the nitty gritty which is Dave retiring at the end of this year and handing the push pole over the very competent Rodney.  This is an interesting discussion for anyone who yet to fish Hinchinbrook or for those who are planning on going back and want to know a bit about Rod and what the future of AFO looks like. You will hear in this interview that Rod really is the only person who can take this over and handing things over was not a decision Dave took lightly when considering the high expectations his client base has. We also talk about Hinchinbrook as a permit destination and discuss what it offers anglers as a challenging and arguably the most rewarding permit fishery in Australia. 

Also in the intro Voltz and Chris discuss Chris' trip away, that permit and the up an coming crab fly called "Gav's Crab". 

This is an awesome show that happens to be right at the end of an Australian Flyfishing legends career and right at the start of another Australian Fly fishing legends future that all took place over a few glasses of Dingo's revenge Rum in what is arguably the place that Permit fishing in Australia started.... Please, enjoy the show.

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Episode 108- The Flyline Episode Deux

Episode 108- The Flyline Episode Deux

September 4, 2021
 
 
 
On Episode 108, we chat fly lines with self confessed line- nerd, Bill Mitchell. A multiple Intermediate Line guest, enthusiastic and experienced flats angler, and champion bloke to boot, Bill has a penchant for all things Fly lines. He has a great handle on the anatomy and nuances of the various offerings, particularly saltwater lines. A gifted communicator, Bill and Voltz get down to the nitty gritty and attempt to explain the topic with all sorts of verbosity. I am not sure that they totally right previous podcast wrongs, but they give it a good crack. Chris “too pretty for prison” is away on a “short holiday” but good news comes of that in the end.
 
The lads also give the recently run and won Hinchinbrook Fly Challenge a good going over. Bill provides a detailed explanation of what it takes to finish near the top in this one.
 
This ones a cracker with plenty for everyone, grab a beer and have a listen!
 
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Episode 107 - Dan Costelloe

Episode 107 - Dan Costelloe

August 26, 2021

On episode 107 we chat to returning guest and prominent Tasmanian Dan Costelloe. The basis for this chat is that the Intermediate Line is planning a trip to the apple isle to see what the big deal about Trout is and who better that the biggest deal in Launceston, Mr Costelloe. Dan walks us through everything from where to fly into Tasmania to where to get a great coffee, and where its acceptable to wear waders in town to how to get a hold of a boat. Join us we go from Salt to Streams with big Dan the man Costelloe.

 

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Episode 106 - Tyson Palmer

Episode 106 - Tyson Palmer

August 20, 2021

On Episode 106 we chat to FNQ resident Tyson Palmer. Tyson is a go getter who is still relatively new to fly, yet is ticking off some serious goals. We thought it would be interesting to chat to Tyson about his journey so far. Tyson chats to us about the effort that has been put into some of his outstanding captures in his local waters. This podcast is a story that should be observed by anyone who has recently picked up fly fishing or those that are stale in their recent fishing pursuits. Please enjoy the show

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Episode 105 - Steve Starling ( Starlo)

Episode 105 - Steve Starling ( Starlo)

August 13, 2021

On Episode 105 our guest would need no introduction to many people not only in Australia but all over the world. Steve Starling or "Starlo" is a TV Presenter, Author, Product designer, Blogger, Vlogger and Magazine Editor, but above all that is one of the best fishing communicators we have known. The reason we have Starlo on this show is because Starlo is that conduit between two worlds metaphorically speaking. Starlo is very well known for his contributions to the conventional fishing scene, but is also well known for his successes with fly fishing. This week we chat about that connection and talk to Starlo about why he prefers to flyfish in a lot of circumstances in addition to how Flyfishing can be both effective and frustrating which can make those fly fishing achievements all the more rewarding.  Starlo has travelled the world fishing, but it's his results in his own accessible water that make Starlo an inspiration to many. As many would know, Starlo is no slouch when it comes to bream on fly.

You can checkout what Starlo is doing on his website Starlo Fishing and subscribe to his YouTube Channel Starlo Gets Real. Or checkout and follow Starlo's Fishtopia that is also on facebook and Instgram.

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Episode 104 - Pip Clement

Episode 104 - Pip Clement

August 6, 2021

On Episode 104  we chat to one of the most unsung heroes of Australian Fly fishing and Fly tying today.... Pip Clement. What sets Pip apart from some of the guys of his vintage is not only his incredibly well rounded fly fishing experience from around the world, his ability to fish well locally (which is the highest pedestal) nor his incredible fly tying skills... the thing that sets Pip apart from the loudest personalities in the flyfishing game is keen interest to foster the future of the sport, not for money or sponsorship, but for the love of it!! Whether its industry professionals or kids in the tackle store, Pip is never one to make his actions about himself. A true gentleman / and loose unit all at the same time, Pip is an asset to the fishing community as a whole and it is an honour to have on the show for a second time.

Episode 103 - The Chad from Ploy Flies

Episode 103 - The Chad from Ploy Flies

July 31, 2021

On Episode 103 we chat to one of Australian fast rising talents in the fly tying scene, Chad Plooy. Chad is from Port Stevens and is an avid fly fisho who delves into the more technical side of commercial fly tying. Chad has and is still selling flies to customers all over the world for both freshwater and saltwater predators. Checkout Chad's social media pages to see exactly why Chad has risen to where he is so quickly!

Also on this show, believe it or not, I think we pulled of a mini fly line episode in a good way. Also be sure to stick around after the interview to hear The Fast Sinking Line podcast. 

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Episode 102 - James Norney

Episode 102 - James Norney

July 24, 2021

On episode 102, we chat to all round performer, photographer, guide and level headed nice guy James Norney. Jimmy, as we learn on the show he prefers to be called, is a Victorian based full time flyfishing guide who operates not only in Victoria but also at many stunning saltwater locations around the world. One destination that we will learn about on the show is Cocos island in the Indian ocean which when you you listen to the show sounds like Saltwater Flyfishing paradise. James operates out of Cocos Island starting early next year and on the show we chat about what its taken to setup and get going potentially the next biggest thing in Australian Saltwater Flyfishing.

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Episode 101 - Ben Currell (Vision Sportfishing)

Episode 101 - Ben Currell (Vision Sportfishing)

July 17, 2021

On Episode 101 we talk to Ben Currell who owns and operates Vision Sportsfishing. hailing originally from South east Queensland, we learn that Ben is an avid Fly Fisho and passionate fisherman who can easily make the claim of being a big Barramundi specialist, a claim that not many guides in Australia can make. We listen to Ben talk about new ventures in his business like opening up a productive permit fishery and tackle design. Ben is no slouch that's for sure ands we really hope you enjoy the show.

Also on the show we go into detail regarding the latest species craze.... Rods. 

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