The Intermediate Line Podcast
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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Episode 100 - The Hacks Century

Episode 100 - The Hacks Century

July 9, 2021

Not once in the podcasts early days did we ever think that we would get to 100 downloads per show let alone achieve 100 shows. We want to that this moment to say that from all the staff and production crew at the Intermediate Line, to extend a big thank you to all of you who who tune in and to those that have had their fishing improve from the guests we have had on the specials that we have toiled over during the last 2 years. Also a big thanks to all the guests leading up to now that have taken the time to help make the show possible.  This is not the end but rather a milestone that we want to take a moment to show ourselves and give thanks to those who have ridden jetski's, stayed aggressive, showed us that they caught something on fly by putting the rod over their shoulder and scented their flies. We salute you all!!

Big thanks to Dan "Scatman" Mamrot for hosting the show and to the Fishercrunt for cleaning up his intro from pure filth to something that will do.

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Episode 99 -Morten Valeur ( Ahrex Hooks)

Episode 99 -Morten Valeur ( Ahrex Hooks)

July 2, 2021

On Episode 99 we present a very special guest, Moreten Valeur joins us for a chat. Morten or Mo as he is known is one of the founders and owner of Ahrex hooks. For those that have been living under a rock, Ahrex hooks is a hook company that is dedicated to fly only hooks, they do not market or cater for conventional fishing which has them focus intently on the needs of Flyfishers and Fly tyers globaly. Ahrex is a company that has been born out of a flyfishing lifestyle, you will hear Mo describe his involvement in the fly-fishing industry for many years and how his latest venture in Ahrex has risen out passion to give back to the fly-fishing community. This is an interesting story that showcases Mo's fishing experience and how that transcended organically from a group of friends in Denmark designing hooks for their own fishing, to the hook of choice for the majority of fly tyers and fly fisherman around the world. Ahrex Hooks

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Episode98 - The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance with Scott Mitchell

Episode98 - The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance with Scott Mitchell

June 26, 2021

On Episode 98 we chat to Scott Mitchell who is the director of the Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance. The FCFA is a non profit organisation that's sole purpose is the see an improved ecosystem in and around the pristine waters of the Great Sandy Straights Marine park which is inside the world heritage listed Fraser Island. The main focus for the group at the moment is removing the anomaly of allowing inshore commercial netting within a designated yellow zone which is essentially the nurseries of the marine ecosystem. This anomaly ( indicated by red lines on GSMP maps) is unique worldwide to this area!! This is an issue close to both of the hosts, but for you as an angler, to pass this off as it doesn't apply to me, you are wrong!! This is a case of industry and commercial gain trumping environmental concerns and the concerns of those who use this marine park recreationally. If the FCFA doesn't get the support of you the recreational angler, no matter where you live in Australia or the world, your apathy is part of the problem.

Go to the Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance and read what you can do, it will take hardly any time compared to scouting the flats in search of fish that are declining faster than ever. Click here to go to the FCFA Website 

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Episode 97 - Axel Calvert from Freehand Flies. We’ve been tying with Mr Brownstone…

Episode 97 - Axel Calvert from Freehand Flies. We’ve been tying with Mr Brownstone…

June 19, 2021

On Episode 97 - We chat to South Australian Axel Calvert who is the mastermind behind Freehand Flies. His Fly tying business Freehand Flies is a high end commercial bespoke fly tying business catering for the more technical side of fly tying. We invite Axel on to chat about who he is and what he does but also for a round table discussion regarding fly tying and approaches regarding fly tying. 

The show gets into some meaty topics that will probably get us cancelled, which can only mean more fishing time really.

 

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Episode 96 - Crabs/ Casting/ Creating/ Karens/ Covid

Episode 96 - Crabs/ Casting/ Creating/ Karens/ Covid

June 11, 2021

Episode 96 Could be the best episode we have ever done!! Fact of the matter is that due to wild weather where our guest lives, he had to postpone, so we stepped it up with 30 mins notice and produced what could be the podcast of our generation. This episode is best enjoyed at the vice with a longneck of VB, and minimal distractions because everyone will level up from this show!! 

 

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Episode 95 - Dave Little (NQ Saltwaterflies)

Episode 95 - Dave Little (NQ Saltwaterflies)

June 4, 2021

On Episode 95 - We chat to all round top dude Dave Little who resides in Townsville ( North Queensland). Dave is the owner of NQ Saltwater Flies and on this episode we get to know Dave and what he does. We talk about Dave's fly selection and how he stays in his lane to offer his customers a well proven fly that he knows intricately. Dave is also a very diverse fisho, with a passion for all things Onkaparinka and thirst for adventure in amongst the tropical rainforest streams for one of his favourite fish Sooty Grunter. Not many people know Sooty Grunter like Dave who has spent more time than most experimenting with a range of flies and tackle and Dave shares a whack of knowledge on this show. Dave is equally at home on his Townsville flats which is renowned for its tropical flats species. Dave's flies reflect his fishing experiences and on this episode, I feel we illustrate the man the myth the legend quite well.

Checkout Dave's flies at the Australian Fly Tyers Co Op here https://www.beastbrushes.com/collections/nq-saltwater-flies

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Episode 94 Dean Pateman

Episode 94 Dean Pateman

May 29, 2021

Episode 94 - On this episode we call into tropical Cape York and chat to a guy who is living the dream!! The guys I am referring to is Dean Pateman.  Dean is a professional fishing guide working for Fish's Fly and Sportfishing. On this show we chat about Weipa a fair bit, but also we get to know the guy we see holding all these glam species up and what series of events lead him to this stage of his life.

Also we chat about some new tying products, a couple of shoutouts and we talk about finalising the Dan Frasier Book buy.

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Episode 93 - School is in with Dan Frasier

Episode 93 - School is in with Dan Frasier

May 21, 2021

Episode 93 - I am really struggling to find the words to describe how good this show is, let me start by letting you know who Dan is. Dan Frasier is from South Dakota USA and is a Guide, Author ( The Orvis Beginners Guide to Carp Flies), magazine columnist and soon to be host of the Gink and Gasoline podcast Tales on Tails. To say Dan is a good communicator is an understatement, and to put that together with his knowledge of his favourite prey Carp, you have a guy who can cover everything you would ever want to know about Carp. Lets face it, Carp can be a polarizing species, even if you haven't woken up yet to the awesomeness that is Carp, I'm sure as a fisherman of any species, you will greatly appreciate how Dan breaks down his species of choice on the show. Dan goes into detail with fly selection, techniques, environment observation and most interestingly, the physiology of Carp. There is a deep lesson in this show for anyone who looks to further their fishing skills, this is one of our best yet!!

 

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Episode 92 - Steve Peach

Episode 92 - Steve Peach

May 15, 2021

On Episode 92 - We chat to Steve Peach who is based in and around Sydney. Steve is a true gentleman of the sport who's eagerness to share is easy to see. For those that don't know, Steve has a very well stocked YouTube channel called "Peachy Fly Fishing", it is well worth checking out. We chat to Steve on the show about his YouTube Chanel and about the information he shares regarding Sydney based fishing for species such as Bream, Bass and Trout. Many of our fans will also recall the recent discussions about scent and the polarisation this has sprouted in the fly fishing community. It is Steve who most respectfully created a massive discussion on a Facebook page called Bream on Fly where a lot of views were thrown around regarding using scent and our views on the act. On this show we talk to Steve about that post and we then share our personal philosophies regarding scented flies in an attempt to put the subject to bed.

 

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