The Fly Culture Podcast

The Fly Culture Podcast

Pete Tyjas from Fly Culture Magazine sits down with people whose lives either revolve around or are shaped by fly fishing.... Show More

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August 11, 2020 74 min

I talk with Feargal about his love of fly fishing and his battle in highlighting the abuse of the river systems across the UK by water companies. From the abstraction of chalk streams that, in some cases, are now running dry to what seems the constant unloading of sewage into our rivers systems around the country.

I am sure many of you will be aware of this already but Feargal goes into depth what is happening. It is grim listening.

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Steve Cullen has an impressive fly fishing CV.

He has been an editor of a fly fishing magazine, brand manager for a tackle company, has represented England in nearly all disciplines of fly fishing and is a guide too.

I get the chance to learn a little about what fly fishing means to him and the journey his life has taken.

More from Steve HERE

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Wayne Thomas is a well known face in fly fishing here in Devon. He is a writer, journalist and passionate angler.

We talk about fishing, the plight of salmon and what went in to writing his book "I Caught a Glimpse"


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There is little doubting Ieva's passion for fishing. Since taking it up she is on the river casting dry flies and nymphs at the trout that inhabit her home waters most days and it is clear she knows her subject well.

We talk about what fishing means to her, the state of fishing and women in fishing.

This is a really interesting conversation that covers the topics from a point of view that is refreshing.

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July 14, 2020 55 min

A slight change of direction for this podcast.

After a recent podcast where Nick Hart and I answered some questions I'd been sent I was excited to receive a number more from listeners that cover a wide range of topics from casting, tackle and fishing advice. 

I talk about fishing rivers for trout, salmon and even some advice if you're heading abroad too.


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July 8, 2020 77 min

I talk with Peter Knox about his love of fly fishing and his job at Farbank where he designs rods for Sage. 
This is a fascinating insight into the process of rod building and the many hours of work that goes in to making a fly rod from design to the moment they are shipped to their new owners.

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Dani Morey has lived and breathed fly fishing from an early age but it was fishing the Spey that changed her life. She had been fishing there for many years before deciding to throw in a well paid job to live close to the river than means so much to her.
She now spends her time fishing and guiding on the river and passing on her passion for fly fishing.

Contact Dani HERE

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Nick Thomas' role was to come up with solutions in his previous career. He has taken those skills over into his fishing, film making and fly tying. He is always devising new patterns and techniques that he'll try out on his home water. If you've never tied with organza you'll certainly be tempted.

He has also written numerous articles for Fly Culture too. I get an insight into his thought process and along with what ...

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Saltwater fly fishing in the UK has been a branch of our sport that has seen a steady growth over the last decade. There are few who have managed to have consistent success targeting mullet but Colin Macleod is one of those few.

This is a fascinating look into the dedication Colin has put into the process along with plenty of tips and insights that if you haven't already fished for mullet you'll have enough information in th...

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Nick Hart talks reservoir fishing tricks and tips and we answer questions from listeners of the podcast.

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Nick Yardley has always had a passion for fly fishing. First, learning on the streams of Yorkshire and then moving to the US to become a mountaineering guide and then working in the fishing industry. He lives in the back country in Vermont.

It is a really interesting story and a chance to see if there are comparisons in fishing between the UK and US along with hearing about the varied fishing he enjoys.


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Jon Hazlett has worked in fishing for a number of years now. He guides for steelhead in Oregon but has enjoyed a varied life that has always revolved around fly fishing. We talk about his career in the fishing industry. He is an entertaining person to listen to, who has some amusing stories to tell but also knows his subject intimately and talks with great knowledge.

Visit Jon's webpage HERE

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I talk with Dan Osmond one of the current crop of young fly anglers searching out wild trout in wild places. He talks about his passion for fly fishing and sleeping in a car for 2 months so that he could fish the streams of Devon and Dorset. 

An engaging and thoughtful person who cares deeply about fishing and the fish he pursues.

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It was fascinating to talk with Stan and to get an insight into fishing in Bulgaria and the surrounding areas.
We talk about how anglers have helped stop the damning of rivers, why he quit competitive fly fishing and his passion for huchen.


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May 3, 2020 84 min

I talk with Matt Eastham about fishing the rivers of the north country, streamers, writing a successful blog and magazine articles and how he feels about fly fishing.

It is clear Matt is a thinker when it comes to all aspects of his life including fishing. His answers to my questions are eloquent and well reasoned. 

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Montana is a place close to my heart and it was fun to catch up with Jess, who provided the cover image for the spring edition of Fly Culture, about her life as a photographer and the fishing in Montana.

We talk about her life as a fishing photographer, the rivers and streams of Montana along with some great fishing photography tips.

More from Jess HERE


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April 20, 2020 90 min

James Gilbraith is an author of two books based around the fishing he enjoys with friends on his local river, the Ribble.

He has a zest for live, passion for salmon and a wonderful sense of humour.

We talk about what fishing means to him, learn about the books he has written and laugh a lot!

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Gareth and I talk about his love of casting a dry fly on the many streams near where he lives in Cardiff, Wales.

We also discuss what it was like to run one of the early fly fishing blogs in the UK along with production fly tying.

Gareth is a knowledgable angler who lives and breathes fly fishing.

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An enjoyable podcast that starts in Zimbabwe and ends in Cornwall via many other locations.

We talk about fishing, tying flies and guiding.

Recorded before the virus lockdown

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This is my first transatlantic podcast with Spencer Durrant who is News Editor for the online resource, Midcurrent along with writing articles for many of the American fishing magazines. Most of all though, he is a passionate trout angler who will travel just about anywhere for trout.

We cover many subjects and Spencer is honest and amusing to listen to.

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