Southeastern Fly

Southeastern Fly

We talk with well known fly anglers about the people, places, things, or ideas that shape their fly fishing adventures.

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September 17, 2018 35 min

Susan Thrasher is a casting instructor and fly fishing guide on the Caney Fork River and she brings us along as she share stories of the anglers who shaped her fly fishing adventures. She talks about fishing with her Dad at an early age, Jim Smith who was a real trout bum, and a legend in fly fishing, Joan Wulff who took Susan under her care and taught her the finer points of the fly cast, then later Joan selected Susan as a staff...

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Dan Sharley has been an angler most of his life and a watercolor artist of all things fish (and more). His passion for fishing and painting often collide and result in much of the work that goes into Dan's paintings. Dan is also a musician, a former college quarterback and just a real fishy guy. 

We had some fun with this episode as we explored the influences in Dan's fishing career. Also, we had a chance to introduce Dan&...

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On this episode we spend time speaking with Daniel Munger who is the owner of Fly Fishing Made Easy. Dan talks about growing up in North Alabama and fishing Smith Lake then he talks about his transition into fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

He brings us along as he talks about purchasing Instinctive Fly Fishing, a book that erased some of the myths of fly fishing.

From there Dan takes us along his path which...

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Come along as Wanda takes us on a life long journey that starts with her Grandmothers in North GA and onto her fishing partner Capt. Gary Taylor, then she meets up with Lefty at a critical time in her career, before she chases a Blue Marlin world record with Capt. Jake Jordan.

Wanda has been a professional guide and fly casting instructor since the 80”s. She’s been a feature angler or host in magazines, on radio, television, vide...

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January 22, 2019 25 min

Drummer for the band Safetysuit and Moonshine Rod Company Partner, Tate Cunningham talks with us about his first time fly fishing in Deckers, to befriending the guys at the fly shop. He leads us on the path as he fly fished with local Nashville musicians who took Tate through fly fishing 101. We also talk about reading John Gierach books even though neither of us can pronounce John's last name the same way twice.

His laid back...

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Owner of R and R Fly Fishing and Rise Fly Fishing Advice , Charity Rutter joins us on this episode of Southeastern Fly, The Angler's Influence. Charity walks us through her fly fishing story, which begins in rural Oklahoma and winds its way through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Right away Charity provides insight about some of the projects she is currently working on such as an all ladies "Glamping" trip. W...

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On this episode of Southeastern Fly - The Angler's Influence we travel to Unicoi Outfitters in Helen GA to talk with fly angler, photographer and writer David Cannon of www.davidcannonphotography.com .    David is a full-time commercial- and editorial photographer based near Atlanta and he specializes in two totally unrelated genres of photography: architectural and lifestyle. On the lifestyle side he works with some ...
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On this episode of Southeastern Fly - The Angler's Influence we travel back to Helen, GA. and we have a conversation with Jimmy Harris, the owner of Unicoi Outfitters, about the people who have influenced his fly fishing.

Jimmy talks at length about growing up in Middle GA and how his mother was his first fishing influence. Then we talk about his move to Arkansas where he began fly fishing. After another move this time to Hele...

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On this episode of Southeastern Fly, The Angler's Influence, we talk with the Editor of Dun Magazine, Jen Ripple. Our conversation begins when Jen admits to only knowing how to fish with a fly rod and how she was swimming and diving while her siblings fished on the lake near her home. 

Jen takes us on a journey to Ann Arbor where she learned to tie flies then spent her time learning to fly fish as the ice began to thaw. We tal...

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On this episode we talk about the destruction and rebuilding of the Forgotten Coast of Florida from Hurricane Michael. This is a conversation with Cleve Evans who is the owner of Forgotten Coast on the Fly. Cleve tells the story of the time leading up to the storm through the time he and his family returned to what was left of their home and the area. His words paint a picture of the emotions and struggles that many people are stil...

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On this episode of the Southeastern Fly- The Angler's Influence we go back to the Panhandle of Florida to talk Cleve Evans who is the owner of Forgotten Coast on the Fly. This time we talk species and locations from trout to tarpon. We talk all things fly fishing from why we practice casting to how we explore new areas to how we explore new areas and why exploration is important.

Our first stop are the mountains of North GA wh...

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July 30, 2019 37 min

On this episode of Influence we stop by Cumberland Transit, in the heart of Nashville, for a discussion with former Middle, TN guide and all around good guy, Ronnie "Grumpy" Howard.

Grumpy talks about growing up and fishing with his grandparents. We have a discussion about how a bottle of Scotch shared with a guy in an Arkansas fly shop started his friendship with Jeff Hawthorne and how that friendship lasted for years. He...

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August 28, 2019 54 min

On this podcast episode of Southeastern Fly, David loads the mobile studio and travels to Knoxville, TN to talk with Chota Outdoors, Mark Brown.

Mark talks about growing up North of Atlanta and fishing with his brother, who was a big influence in Mark's fly fishing and who taught him everything from casting to tying knots.

Mark brings a wealth of paddling knowledge to this episode and discusses some of the finer points of readi...

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September 29, 2019 43 min

Host David Perry of Southeastern Fly gets together with Dan Sharley and they have a beer while talking about "people of the river". Both have some interesting outdoor moments and recount their own stories of people who manage to do a lot of things on the river. Some things are hard to believe.

Stories include; The Bushwacker, Gravel Bar Meemaw, Whiskey River, Over-Under 40 guy, and there are others that will amuse you while...

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December 31, 2019 58 min

What do Rascal, a book by Sterling North, and Walter Babb have in common? Listen to this episode of Southeastern Fly. Tennessee fly fishing guide and podcast host David Perry spends an evening talking to his longtime friend and owner of Troutzone Anglers, David Knapp.

David Knapp talks about how he started casting in the front yard with a fly rod from Walmart and then how he graduated to the local streams. He talks of the book Ras...

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David joins River Through Atlanta Owner, Chris Scalley on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Chris talked in-depth about growing up along the banks of the Hootch. The guys talk about fishing nymphs and dry flies, and the best times for both. Chris talks about fishing transition areas around shoals and then they talk about fishing long - slow pools.

The conversation encompasses everything from golf courses to drift boats and from...

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Podcast Host and Southeastern Fly Guide David Perry stops by Fly South in Nashville, TN to speak with Blake Parsons about bringing Trout Unlimited (TU) back to life in the Music City. David and Blake talk at length about the current state of TU, how the organization is working with TVA, the USACoE, TWRA, TWRF, and other government agencies to improve the health of Middle Tennessee fisheries.

Blake and David speak to the state of th...

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Podcast Host and Guide David Perry at Southeastern Fly travels across Tennessee to meet with Jessica Callihan  at the Clinch River. Jessica talks of her service to our country and how a fall took her from a helicopter mechanic to pain and multiple surgeries. She talks about the injury and how Project Healing Waters (PHW) helped her to turn the corner from depression, and the pain, to an angler who has a deep love for the sport of ...

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May 11, 2020 67 min

Host and Southeastern Fly Guide David Perry has an in-depth discussion with Author, TV & radio personality, and all around fishy guy Joey Monteleone. David and Joey go all-out as they talk about everything from where fish choose to stay and why, then they visit on why stealth in fly fishing presentations are so important to an angler's success. They don't stop there and get into the weeds about what fish eat and why pl...

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Southeastern Fly Host and Guide David Perry takes a day off and stops in to speak with Susan Thrasher of Southern Brookies and David Knapp of Troutzone Anglers. These three Tennessee fly fishing guides answer angler’s questions about fly fishing travel, high-sticking, dry-droppers, dry flies, and they finish with an in-depth conversation about streamers.

This is a no holes barred fly fishing Q&A session about all things fly fis...

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