WFS 030 – Anchored with April Vokey | Women in Fly Fishing, Sexism, Steelhead, Conservation, Bulkley River

Show Notes:

April shared her opinion on a bunch of topics around fly fishing including a huge change with her business she has upcoming in the next few months, women in fly fishing, #metoo and some other great topics. 

Her take isn’t always what you might think coming from an influential steelhead fishing.

She is also the host of the Anchored Podcast, has guided for years and has made a business out of fly fishing.  I love hearing her stories in this one and some big things upcoming in her world.

Show Notes with April Vokey

Bob Hooton wrote two big books on steelhead and conservation.

You can find April singing songs on the river.  She noted Corinne Bailey Rae as someone she follows now.

Dave was her first mentor and a guy you helped give her the big star

I noted the Steve Duda interview from the FlyFish Journal.

The Orvis 50 50 Initiative is a topic we talk about as April has an opinion big time on this.  Here’s a clip of the commercial that we talk about.

The #metoo movement and April’s take on it.

April is the host of Anchored, one of the best podcast on itunes.

The World Fishing Network has the rights to one of April’s big TV show series.  Here’s the link for the show Shorelines with April Vokey.

Haig Brown was a huge influence for April and even went to a point where April walked in Haig’s footsteps on the rivers he fished.

The Donald Trump episode on Anchored.

The Dec Hogan episode was the most listened to episode to date for my show.  Here is a link to the show.

I talked about episode 28 with Barney Wong where we discussed different sinking rates for spey lines.

April recommends Al Buhr’s book for spey casting.

RIO’s 3 disc videos on spey casting

Skagit Master as noted by James Millard in episode 29.

Here is a spey casting video from April over 10 years ago.

The Lady Caroline is April’s goto steelhead fly

We talk about April’s 60 minutes episode and how great they were to work with.  Here’s a link to the show.

Frontier Far West was the long that hosted the 60 Minutes episode.

Why smart people use poor language.

Resources mentioned in this Episode

Two-Handed Fly Casting: Spey Casting Techniques by Al Buhr

Simon Gawesworth’s 3 disc dvd video series from RIO Products

Conclusion with April Vokey

I think I’m going to have to listen to this one again!  From New Zealand, to meditation to her episode on 60 minutes.  We pretty much cover it all including a few great steelhead tips and the Orvis 50 50 Movement.  Her take might surprise you.

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