People of Fly Fishing
Interesting people say the damnedest things.
Some of those interesting people are fly fishers.
Clearly we’re biased from where we sit, but none of us can think of any other sport or recreational sector that generates the volume of good prose, photography, videography and art that fly fishers create. We’re also impressed as hell to note that fly fishers are beginning to wake up and smell the coffee when it comes to preservation of fish and fisheries.
That’s what led us to start posting our People of Fly Fishing interview series back in July of 2011.
Our goal has been to try (it’s not as easy as you might think) to get a glimpse into the minds and hearts of fly fishers across the country – see what makes them tick, what they’re working on and why they do what they do.
So far in the second half of 2011 we’ve interviewed conservationists, TU folks, guides, outfitters and more.
Starting in early 2012 we’ll be adding a host of others including fly fishing photographers and videographers and folks from Jake’s Thirsty Thursday series.
We’ll keep a constantly updating list of interviews posted on the site here for your reading pleasure.
Photographer Pat Clayton, The Fish Eye Guy
Photographer John G Sherman
Headhunters Fly Shop Gang, Craig, Montana Part 1 Part 2
Charity and Ian Rutter, R&R Fly Fishing, Townsend, TN Part 1 Part 2
Photographer Russ Schnitzer, Colorado Part 1 Part 2
Jose Weigand, Editor of Flymage Magazine, Madrid Part 1 Part 2
Guide Bob Streb, Minturn Anglers, Minturn, Colorado Part 1 Part 2
Jerry Lappier, co-owner/manager of The Trout Shop, Craig, Montana Part 1 Part 2
Gerardo Ortiz, PatagoniaNation, Santiago, Chile Part 1 Part 2
**Michael Gibson, Outreach Director, Montana TU
**Mark Aagenes, Conservation Director, Montana TU
Sam Snyder, Alaska Conservation Foundation Part 1 Part 2
Tom Sadler, Middle River Group Part 1 Part 2
Steve Galletta, Montana Trout Anglers
Mark Marmon, Metro Anglers, Houston
Ivan Orsic, Yukon Goes Fishing, Missoula Part 1 Part 2
Scott Christy, TU’s Wyoming Coordinator Part 1 Part 2
Joe Moore, Big Sky Anglers, West Yellowstone Part 1 Part 2
Aaron Adams, PhD, Ops Director, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Part 1 Part 2
Joe Willauer, Evolution Anglers, Twin Bridges Part 1 Part 2
Sinjin Eberle, Colorado TU President, Denver Part 1 Part 2
**Focused on Montana HB 309 legislative issues back in the debate window.