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Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess Westbrook and Kaitlin Barnhart on the Mayfly Project

Kaitlin Barnhart and Jess Westbrook are the founders of the Mayfly Project, an organization that uses fly fishing to help mentor and support children in foster care. The Mayfly Project introduces children in foster care to their local fisheries, with the

Anchored Podcast Ep. 176: Steven Drake on Hunting Photography, the Rut, Wallows, Sheds and More

Steven Drake is a hunting photographer whose work has helped to redefine how the hunting industry is perceived. An avid elk hunter, he frequents some of the most rugged and physically demanding terrain in the USA. In this episode of Anchored we discuss n

Ep. 6: Should We Fish on Redds?

It’s hard to ignore the contention that follows any conversation about fishing on redds.  In this episode of Into the Backing, I sit down with Dr. Andy Danylchuk, photographer Adam Barker, and Howard Horton from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to see if we

Anchored Podcast Ep. 175: Kelly Galloup on Innovative Fly Tying and Fishing Trout Streamers

For many of us, Kelly Galloup is a household name. His innovative fly-tying and unique fly-fishing approach has earned him his place in the fly-fishing industry. Kelly is the owner of the popular Galloup’s Slide Inn Lodge on the Madison river, but his s

Anchored Podcast Ep. 174: Travis and Tiffany Bader on Silvercore, Firearms and Bear Safety

Travis and Tiffany Bader are both passionate hunters, anglers, foragers and foodies. They make their livings by sharing their passion with others through their company, Silvercore. Silvercore is Canada’s largest company of its kind, providing industry-l

Into the Backing Ep. 5: Do Hunting Grip and Grin Photos Do More Harm Than Good?

As a relatively new hunter, I was curious to learn more about the grip and grin debate that I often see surface on social media.  In this episode of Into the Backing, I sit down with experienced hunters Britt Longoria, Tyler Freel and Mark Hall to hear t

Anchored Podcast Ep. 173: Kristine Fischer on Tournament Fishing and the Sacrifices to Make it Pro

Kristine Fischer @MidwestFishergal grew up fishing and playing in the outdoors. What she didn’t realise at the time, was that she’d soon become one of the most well-known anglers in the national kayak bass tournament scene. The recognition isn’t un

Anchored Podcast Ep. 172: Keith McCafferty on Survival, Outdoor Skills and Living to Write About It

Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream, an author of eight books, winner of numerous literary awards, and just an all-round likeable guy. In this episode of Anchored, we hear the story behind Keith’s impressive his

Anchored Podcast Ep. 171: Woniya Thibeault on Tanning Hides and the "Alone" TV Show

Woniya Thibeault has spent her life studying ancestral skills. As the owner of Buckskin Revolution, she teaches classes and workshops, sharing her belief in the coexistence of humans and nature. In this episode of Anchored, Woniya and I discuss the desire

Anchored Podcast Ep. 170: Jim McLennan on the Bow River, Pioneering, and Growing Up

Jim McLennan was one of the first fly-fishing guides on Alberta’s Bow River. A well known writer and speaker, Jim has authored four books and written countless magazine articles. In this episode of Anchored we discuss why we fish, how Jim got his start

Anchored Podcast Ep. 169: Yarrow Willard on Wild Mushrooms, Foraging and More

Yarrow Willard is an herbalist and philosopher who lives in British Columbia, Canada. Yarrow was born into a family of foragers who have changed thousands of people’s lives over the years, so I was ecstatic to sit down with him to pick his brain about m

Anchored Podcast Ep. 168: Nanci Morris Lyon and Nelli Williams on Pebble Mine

Nanci Morris Lyon and Nelli Williams have been working for over a decade to safeguard Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine. Nanci owns Bear Trail Lodge on the famed Naknek River in southwest Alaska, and was one of the first female fishing guides in Alaska. Ne

Anchored Podcast Ep. 167: Chad Brown on Soul River, PTSD and Being a Black Man in Fly Fishing

Chad Brown is a decorated US Navy veteran who struggles to this day with PTSD. A failed suicide attempt eventually led Chad to found a non-profit organization called Soul River Inc. Soul River brings together at-risk youth and Veterans who act as mentors.

Anchored Podcast Ep. 166: Brad Salon and Sarah Corrigan on Instinctive Shooting, Mushroom Identification, Basketry, Foraging

Brad Salon and Sarah Corrigan own the Roots school in Vermont. They teach a variety of skills, including self-reliance, survival, tracking and naturalist studies. In this episode of Anchored we discuss instinctive shooting, mushroom identification, basket

Into The Backing Podcast Ep. 04: Are Hatchery Fish Really That Bad?

This month’s episode has been brewing since the conception of the Anchored podcast in 2014. Over the last six years, we’ve discussed various concerns about the impact of hatchery fish in wild systems. Every time such an episode airs, it stimulates deb

Ep. 165: Elena Joy Thurston and Kristin Kile on the LGBTQ Community

Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational speaker and founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation. When she reached out to me to see if we might be able to connect for a podcast, I wasn’t sure how her story linked back to the outdoors. So I tuned it to her TED

Anchored Podcast Ep. 164: John Dietsch Graced By Waters

John Dietsch is perhaps best known in fly fishing circles for supervising all of the fly fishing scenes on the OSCAR winning film A River Runs Through It, where he also conceived and executed the famous final fishing scene doubling for actor Brad Pitt by

Ep. 163: Hank Shaw on Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Hank Shaw is a celebrated chef, author and outdoorsman who runs the award-winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. In this episode of Anchored, Hank and I walk through his timeline, stopping along the way to discuss how we age game-birds, our favourit

Into The Backing Ep. 3: Is Catch and Release Fishing Selfish?

My guests today include big game specialist and Sportfishing captain Vic Levett, Australian fishing guide Justin Duggan, and steelhead guide and photographer Adrienne Comeau, who also just happens to be a life-long vegetarian. In this episode of Into the

Anchored Podcast Ep. 162: Trout Bumming With Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson is probably best known for his appearances on The Trout Bum Diaries, GeoBass and, most recently, on the Fish or Die series on Animal Planet. Jay has a complex story, which he shares during this heart-warming episode. Be sure to also check out

Anchored Podcast Ep. 161: Talking Taxidermy with Jenna McRae

Jenna McRae is somewhat new to taxidermy, but she is full of passion and talent. Although she has only been practicing for a year and a half, she has a natural ability for the craft and her artistic talent shows in her work. In this episode of Anchored I