Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/341
Rob Giannino from the Fly Fishing Journeys Podcast is here to talk about his amazing journey in fly fishing and podcasting.
For 2 straight years, he traveled around the country with the Fly Fishing Show crew and did live interviews with some of the fly fishing icons we know.
Now Rob shares how he met some of his best friends and made a lot of memorable experiences from fly fishing and traveling.
Find out what’s coming up for the Fly Fishing Journeys podcast and why we should be excited about it!
Fly Fishing Journeys Show Notes with Rob Giannino
02:30 – I met Rob in person at the fly fishing show in Denver
03:25 – Rob did the fly fishing circuit 2 years in a row – 7 shows around the country. Then another 6 next year.
05:30 – Tim Cammisa is Rob’s good friend. Rob tells the story of when someone at the show recognized him because of the podcast.
07:47 – April Vokey’s got a great podcast (Anchored). Rob really enjoys listening to her.
11:10 – Rob and his brother learned to fish in the Ipswich River – the same river that Jeff Currier cut his teeth on
12:45 – The Spanish Fly with Jose Wejebe and the Walker’s Cay Chronicles had a huge influence on Rob in the 90s
15:20 – Rob connected with Tim Cammisa through Chuck Furimsky – Chuck was on the podcast at WFS 292 and his son Ben was also here at WFS 061
16:20 – Andy Mill was recently on the podcast at WFS 330
17:16 – Rob just got back from an Iceland trip and planning another 6-man trip with Tim Cammisa by the end of July – they’re booking with the guys from Fish Partner
18:00 – Rob’s dad is a travel agent that’s why he’s very much into traveling
18:45 – We Took to the Woods is about the Rapid River back in the days – written by Louise Dickinson Rich
21:00 – Rob tells us about his epic trip in Quebec, Canada where all of them hooked up on a fish at the same time
23:45 – The McKenzie River Lodge is one of the best places for wading and large brook trout
24:10 – Rob and 2 of his partners bought a camp and started a fly fishing club. They don’t guide but they show people around and provide some equipment.
26:45 – We dig into his podcast, the Fly Fishing Journeys – how he prepares and puts everything together
31:15 – Phil Rowley was one of Rob’s early guests
37:15 – One of the best episodes he’s had was with Jason Randall
38:00 – Steve Day was on the Fly Fishing Journeys Podcast recently. Rob caught his first golden trout in the Sequoia National Forest.
41:45 – Rob told us a story of when they weren’t allowed to hike up the mountain because they didn’t bring a bear can. This is one of those times where a bearvault could have made a difference.
43:30 – Wilderado, an indie alternative rock band, was on a recent episode at Fly Fishing Journeys. They did a live podcast in Boston.
47:00 – We talk about the Fly Fishing Journeys website – what to expect and what are their plans for it moving forward
56:50 – Rob tells us about their tech setup on the podcast
59:30 – Rob sold his camper but now has a KZ Frontier tow trailer
1:04:30 – Rob’s Top Fly is a Tungsten Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph
Fly Fishing Journeys Conclusion with Rob Giannino
So there you go..
Another good episode in the books. It was a pleasure connecting with Rob and hearing his story.
That’s what’s great about fly fishing. We create a lot of experiences that are priceless.
I think Rob and the Fly Fishing Journeys team are doing a nice job at creating content for the community. Hope they keep doing the awesome work out there. I’ll be listening..
Actually, I’m about to marathon their episodes this week! Which episode should I start with? Suggestions?
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/341