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Gregg Martin - Fishing from a chair

Gregg Martin is an angler, grandfather, birder, and avid gardener from Boise, ID. In 1985, he had an accident that took his ability to walk. Since then, he's been on hundreds of fishing adventures, thanks in part, to an off-road modified wheel chair.


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Gregg Martin - First carp on the fly

Gregg Martin is an angler, grandfather, birder, and avid gardener from Boise, ID. In 1985, he had an accident that took his ability to walk. Today, he loves fishing for carp with his fly rod, and remembers the first carp he ever landed.


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Gregg Martin - Largest wild trout

Gregg remembers the largest trout he caught in a tiny Idaho creek.


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Gregg Martin - No cheating on spey flies

Gregg takes great pride in his tying, and does not take shortcuts.


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Gregg Martin - Carp fishing and running

Gregg Martin is an angler, grandfather, birder, and avid gardener from Boise, ID. In 1985, he had an accident that took his ability to walk. While watering his glorious garden, he told me about why he loves carp fishing and why he misses his past dedications.


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Gregg Martin - Education and fly fishing

Gregg Martin is an angler, grandfather, birder, and avid gardener from Boise, ID. In 1985, he had an accident that took his ability to walk. He has a passion for fly fishing, and learning as much as he can about the sport.


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Shaun Lezotte - Black Hills Fly Fishing Guide full interview

Shaun Lezotte is a fly fishing guide with Dakota Angler and Outfitter in Rapid City, So. Dak. He has been fly fishing since he was a teenager, but loves traditional fishing methods just as well. We sat down in the comfort of the new fly shop on a busy Jackson Blvd to talk fishing, hunting, significant others, and what the future holds.


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Shaun Lezotte - Fishing with Don and Paul

Shaun shares fond memories about fishing with Don Polovich and Paul Stabile.


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Shaun Lezotte - Most memorable early guide trip

Shaun remembers one of his most memorable guide trips from when he first started as a professional fishing education consultant.


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First catch

Two short stories of my kids bringing in their first fish.


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Fishing Defines Me

Jim Mollison has been fishing for nearly 80 years. He's learned a thing or two during that time, and has some great memories on the water. We sat down with Jim to share some of those memories and learn about what makes him so passionate about the sport we all love.


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Fly Fishing with a bull whip

Larry Myhre makes custom Bamboo fly rods and loves to chase fish with them. He's tried to get Gary Howey into fly fishing, but there was a slight problem with his backcast. Here is Larry busting his chops.


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White Bass with Lilly and Mya

I took my daughters fly fishing for white bass a few years ago. We didn't fish long, but really caught some nice fish.


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Charlie Moore - Getting Grounded

Charlie Moore spent many years as a professional angler. When the industry began to get the best of him, he decided to get back to what was truly important in his life.


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Fishing the Wildside

Chip Leer is a professional outdoor communicator and educator from Walker, MN. His passion for fishing and the great outdoors is something that we can all strive to achieve. This episode will definitely help you become a more passionate and successful angler.   Music:  Jason Shaw - "Mountain Sun" Josh Woodward - "I Will Not Let You Down"


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Travis Swartz is Hank Patterson

Hank Patterson is a larger-than-life character who doesn't give a heck about anyone but himself.  Hank's a beer-drinking, fish catching, lady swooning machine...and he knows it.  That's the character that Travis Swartz gets to play in his videos.  In real life, he's a low-key guy with a past filled with comedy and fishing adventure.  We had a great conversation at the Alex Johnson in Rapid City.  I challenge you not to laugh during the discussion...pretty sure you'll lose.  Good luck!


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Zen-like Fishing

Dave Hanna, from Rapid City, So. Dak. talks about fishing in Alaska and finding zen on the water.


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Fishing with Dr. Olson

David Hanna talks about getting into fly fishing and the man who helped teach him the ropes.


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Dave catching carp on the fly

Dave Hanna never thought he would catch carp on a fly rod. Now that he has, he's hooked!


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Caster Don: Remembering Michigan...finding South Dakota

"Caster" Don Polovich is a fly angler from Rapid City, S.D. He told me about his childhood in Michigan while fishing below the Oahe dam on a unseasonably warm December morning.


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Fishing with Doug Frasier

Doug Frasier met Joyce and it was love at first sight. Listen to Joyce Frasier talk about meeting her husband and getting him into the sport she was passionate about.


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Like Mother Like Son

Dan Frasier has a genesis story that is a bit different from most. His mother, Joyce, was the person primarily responsible for teaching him how to fish, and feeding his fishing curiosity as a youngster. This story is about Joyce and the impact she has had on the Frasier family fishing traditions. Joyce grew up fishing with her grandfather, and has always had fishing in her life. She fell in love with the sport at an early age and has been at it ever since. After Dan began fly fishing, he took Joyce under his wing and taught her the ropes. That has become her new passion. She loves fishing with her children and her grandchildren, and she loves fishing on her own. Most of all...she loves sharing her stories and her experiences with the ones she cares about. Music (in order of appearance): "Tonto" - Silent Partner "Chances" - Silent Partner "Sugar Pines" - Wes Hutchinson "Someone's in the Kitchen" - Ella Frasier "Bittersweet" - Silent partner


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He got me a fly rod

Joyce Frasier remembers when her son, Dan taught her how to fly fish.


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101 Carp Flies and Counting

Dan Frasier is the author of Orvis' Beginners Guide to Carp Flies. He snuck into catching carp on the fly, and is building a foundation for his career in the industry. His passion for common carp, fly fishing, and adventure is contagious.  Guarantee you'll be searching for your next fishing adventure, or searching for carp before the episode is over.  And this is only the beginning... Check out the first issue of Carp Pro magazine, fly fishing edition.  Very, very good information. Music (in order of appearance):  "The Atmosphere - The Little Glass Men     "Seasonal" - Silent Partner Push Me by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/   "Trips" - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena   "Sawdust" - Silent Partner


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Fly Fishing with Clams

Dan Frasier describes the life cycle of a clam and why they are an important food for common carp.


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Mike Dvorak - Story about a Cuttie

Mike Dvorak has a lot of amazing stories. Some of them are even about fishing. Mike used to dream about catching big cutthroat trout when fishing backcountry lakes with his dad. Many years later, his dream would become reality.


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Mike Dvorak - Full Interview

Mike Dvorak is a professional photographer and angler from Minnesota. He has travelled the world shooting for Fly Fishing Magazines, The NY Times, Outdoor/Conservation publications, book publishers, and others. We talked fishing, but we also talked about some of the adventures that makes Mike such an interesting person. His life, like the lives of many anglers, holds so much more than just fish.


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Stephen Wisner - Growing up fly fishing

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He's been around fly fishing ever since he was a child, and his mentors were the original OG's of the industry.


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Stephen Wisner - Starting Eau Claire Anglers

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He knew he wanted to be a guide the moment he saw a drift boat, but lost that desire until he moved back to Eau Claire.


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Stephen Wisner - Bear hound hunting muskie

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. This is a crazy story that happened to him in the fall of 2018.


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Stephen Wisner - Full Interview

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He first cast a fly rod in 1973 and fell in love with the sport he grew up around. Since then, he has logged thousands of days fishing and guiding rivers in Montana and Wisconsin. His passion is for chasing smallmouth bass and musky on area rivers, but loves fishing for anything that will bite. He invited me into his home for an interview about his live and some of his favorite fishing stories.


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Stephen Wisner - Fishing for a Living

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He loves his job, but makes some good points about what it is like to fish for a living.


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Stephen Wisner - That's Muskies

Stephen Wisner is the owner and guide for Eau Claire Anglers in Wisconsin. He loves hunting for muskies and smallmouth with his clients. But he has learned that this game is not for everyone.


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