Day 1 at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD)

International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD)

Episode Summary

I was thrilled to get down to Orlando for the combination iCast and International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show.

I spent quite a bit of time at the show doing shorter podcasts with a few exhibitors and industry professionals. We’re going to blend these conversations in to 3 shows Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3 at IFTD

They’re trade show conversations so you will hear more background noise than normal.

IFTD Day 1 Conversations:
Jeff Patterson of Abel Reels and Bart Larmouth of Ross Reels

Scott Hunter of Vedavoo

Dave McKenna of Douglas Outdoors

Tom Logan of Fly Fishers International

Thanks also to one of our key sponsors:

Ben Furimsky, The Fly Fishing Show

Ben Furimsky, The Fly Fishing Show

Episode Summary

As a young man, Ben Furimsky studied under the legends of the sport.  Then the Fly Fisher’s Symposium and now 27 years into the Fly Fishing Show, Ben learned from the best and now has become a world class, master fly tier and fly fisherman.  With mentors in tying and fishing like his dad Chuck, Lefty Kreh and Gary Borger, Ben has taking what he learned and now shares that knowledge with others. As the Director of the Fly Fishing Show, a series of the largest consumer fly fishing shows in the world, Ben has a passion to serve the fly fishing community.  From beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado we had a really fun conversation about the Fly Fishing Show, Iceland, the Gunnison Gorge and the jungles of the Amazon.

Give this a listen and help us spread the word by passing on to a friend. Thank you!

Sage On The Water Tour with Jesse Robbins

Sage On The Water Tour Jesse Robbins

Episode Summary

We were excited to meet with Jesse Robbins, Community Manger with Sage, on the last leg of the Sage On The Water Tour.  Contributing Editor, Jim Goodwin hosted this podcast live from Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, ME.  We want to thank Jesse for making time to share his lifetime of fly fishing experiences with us, as well as telling us about the super cool 1985 custom Sage VW Vanagon he toured around the northeast in.  It says a lot about the quality company Sage is to bring a van full of rods and reels around the country in a van for customers to demo at all the tour locations.

Please enjoy and share the podcast…

Rick Porcello: A Passion For Fly Fishing


It was an honor to have Boston Red Pitcher and Cy Young Award winner, Rick Porcello on the FFJ Podcast.

In addition for his love for baseball, his dedication to the community, Rick has a strong passion for fly fishing.  We were inspired by his love of the sport.  This was a fun conversation about baseball, fly fishing and life. Thank you for joining us Rick. #RP22

Thanks to our Contributing Editor, Jim Goodwin for arranging the podcast.

Visit and support Rick’s work with Team Joseph as they fight for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Thank you to our show sponsor The Fly Fishing Show.

Joe Brooks: Finding Joe Brooks Documentary

Joe Brooks Podcast Cover

Many consider Joe Brooks the father of modern day fly fishing. This is a roller-coaster ride of a podcast with Joe Brooks, the great nephew of his namesake, Joe Brooks.
This fantastic documentary of his life is set to air on the Outdoor Channel on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm(est). Set your DVR’s!

Please enjoy this podcast and help us share the word of this inspirational story by sharing the podcast or Facebook post with a friend. Thank you!

Abbie Schuster: Kismet Outfitters, Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Episode Summary

Abbie Schuster is the owner of Kismet Outfitters based out of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. She was born and raised in Connecticut and is a lifelong fly angler. She is both a fresh and saltwater guide and has guided in New England, Montana, Washington State and Alaska. Additionally, she offers instruction and hosted travel. Along with fly fishing she is a passionate about yoga and serve as a yoga instructor.

Find her at:
FB: kismet

Rich Stuber: Water Master Rafts

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Episode Summary 

Some info on Rich Stuber and how to connect with him.

  • Born and raised in Montana
  • Owner and operator of Big Sky Inflatables, maker of Water Master Rafts
  • Passionate fly fisherman



Bob Mallard: The Native Fish Coalition


Episode Summary

Bob Mallard has fly fished for over forty years.  Bob is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide and former owner of Kennebec River Outfitters, a fly shop and outfitter in Madison, Maine.  He is a fly designer for Catch Fly Fishing in Billings, MT with over 30 cataloged patterns.  He is the author of two books (50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast and 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout) and a contributor to several others (50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish, 25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish and Maine Sporting Camps.)

Bob is currently working on a book about Maine (25 Best Places Fly Fishing Maine) and another about Brook Trout (Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout).  He is also a columnist (Gearhead) for Southern Trout online magazine, and the Northeast Regional Editor and Publisher for Fly Fish America magazine.

Bob is a native fish advocate, National Vice Chair of Native Fish Coalition, and a board member the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition.

Gary Borger: A Legacy of Fly Fishing & Family


Episode Summary 

There’s no doubt that Gary Borger is a legend within the Fly Fishing community.  He’s authored 11 acclaimed fly fishing titles and is a master casting instructor with books and DVD’s on the subject.  Most of that I knew.  What I learned in the process of doing this podcast was what a genuinely nice and humble man Gary is.  A man of faith, family, friends and fly fishing.  Qualities that deserved much respect.  I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.  The journey continues…

David Watterworth: America’s Favorite Flies

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David Watterworth is a seasoned fly angler and proud Michigander.  He played a major role as one of the collaborators to an epic, coffee table style book that has the entire fly fishing community buzzing, America’s Favorite Flies.  Enjoy this edition of the Fly Fishing Journeys podcast as we talk with David while he shares great stories about this amazing collections of flies, photos, artwork and articles that make up America’s Favorite Flies.