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Dads On The Fly

Dads On The Fly

By Dads On The Fly

We are dads and brothers who love to fly fish. We're trying to tackle parenting and family in the same way we tackle our beloved fly fishing hobby: we're figuring it out as we go along. We talk about faith, family, fishing, and the intermingling of it all.
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74. The Moms on the Fly: Laura and Sally Simmons. The wives' perspective on attending a fly fishing festival, podcasting, fly fishing, and more. A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item."
74. The Moms on the Fly: Laura and Sally Simmons. The wives' perspective on attending a fly fishing festival, podcasting, fly fishing, and more. A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item."
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb converse with their wives, Laura and Sally Simmons. There is a lot of laughter and fun in this episode as they discuss:  -Recapping their Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival trip -Funny stories from a family trip -Getting to meet some of our fly-fishing role models -The wives' perspective on the podcast -Plans for the future -Sally's newfound joy of fly fishing -A game of "Name That Fly Fishing Item"  Thanks to the ladies for joining us on our adventures and supporting us.  Check out our sponsors: TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/ Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068
51:38
January 30, 2023
73. Dylan Tomine: Author, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fish bum, and father. The evolution of a fly fisherman. Conservation and how every angler can be involved. The evolution of a fly fishing dad.
73. Dylan Tomine: Author, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fish bum, and father. The evolution of a fly fisherman. Conservation and how every angler can be involved. The evolution of a fly fishing dad.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb have a conversation with Dylan Tomine. Dylan is a writer, Patagonia ambassador, fly-fishing fanatic, and father. We discuss:  -Dylan's beginnings in fly fishing -Dylan's books and writings about fly fishing and family -How Dylan evolved as an angler over time -How we all evolve as anglers, or at least we should -How losing his home waters and having a child led Dylan to become a reluctant conservationist -How every angler should be and can be a conservationist -Dylan's evolution as a father with older kids and how that has affected his fly fishing -Dylan gives tips for getting his kids on the water and why it is so important for him to do so Amidst these topics are wonderful storytelling and jocularity that Dylan brings to the conversation. Enjoy! Find Dylan Tomine Online: https://www.dylantomine.com/ Instagram: @dylantomine Dylan's Books: "Headwaters" https://www.dylantomine.com/headwaters "Closer To The Ground" https://www.dylantomine.com/closer-to-the-ground Patagonia and Dylan produced documentary "Artifishal" - https://youtu.be/XdNJ0JAwT7I Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Turtlebox Audio: https://turtleboxaudio.com/
01:10:04
January 23, 2023
72. Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling. Finding solace in East Tennessee. Always learning in fly fishing. The challenges of being a new dad. Finding healing on the water.
72. Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling. Finding solace in East Tennessee. Always learning in fly fishing. The challenges of being a new dad. Finding healing on the water.
Joshua and Caleb interview Taylor Klarman of River Run Angling in this episode. Taylor is a fairly new fly fishing guide in east Tennessee and a brand new dad. He has traveled all over the world in the military and has fished some amazing places. Fly fishing has helped him find healing after his time of service. Listen in as we discuss:  -Finding solace in East Tennessee -Always learning new things on the water. -Learning about new rigs to catch more fish -Being a brand-new dad -How fly fishing has helped find healing after a serving in the military -and much more.  Find Taylor online: Website: https://riverrunangling.com/ Instagram: @riverrunangling Check out our sponsors: TroutRoutes: https://troutinsights.com/ Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068
01:03:11
January 16, 2023
71. Zach Pope of TroutRoutes. Creating the #1 Trout Fishing App and tips for dads getting their kids on the water.
71. Zach Pope of TroutRoutes. Creating the #1 Trout Fishing App and tips for dads getting their kids on the water.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb converse with Zachary Pope, the Founder and CEO of TroutRoutes. TroutRoutes is the ultimate guide to trout streams. Designed by avid anglers to include everything you need to discover and explore great trout fishing destinations across the United States. We discuss:  -Zach's early frustrations with fly fishing for trout -How this lead to the creation of TroutRoutes -All of TroutRoutes amazing features -How to best use TroutRoutes -Lessons learned along the way -Tips for dads wanting to get their kids on the water -How dads, specifically, can benefit from using TroutRoutes Check out Zach and TroutRoutes online: -Website with more information: https://troutinsights.com/ -Download the Apps:  -Google App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.troutinsights.troutroutes&hl=en_US  -Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/troutroutes/id1423989574 -Follow on Instagram: @troutroutes Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068
49:44
January 09, 2023
70. Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. Finding healing on the river. The story of The Mayfly Project.
70. Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. Finding healing on the river. The story of The Mayfly Project.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. The Mayfly Project is a nonprofit organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor children in foster care. Their mission is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, feel supported, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors. In this episode, we discuss: -Being driven by fly fishing -Finding healing from anxiety and trauma on the river -Creating opportunities for foster kids to heal -How The Mayfly Project impacts kids -The growth of The Mayfly Project -Connecting the most vulnerable population with some of the most passionate people -How to get involved in The Mayfly Project Learn more about The Mayfly Project: Website: https://themayflyproject.com/ Instagram: @themayflyproject Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Trout Routes: https://troutinsights.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Support DadsOnTheFly: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=84380068
01:01:13
January 02, 2023
69. Looking Back & Looking Ahead. 2022 in review. What lies ahead for DadsOnTheFly in 2023.
69. Looking Back & Looking Ahead. 2022 in review. What lies ahead for DadsOnTheFly in 2023.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss the past year and then look ahead to 2023. They discuss:  -past several months of episodes and our takeaways -2022 goals achieved -2022 goals not achieved -2023 goals -2023 plans for Dads On The Fly -Ways you can get involved with Dads On The Fly and much more! Check out the upcoming 2023 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival: https://www.vaflyfishingfestival.com/ Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
30:48
December 19, 2022
68. Beau Beasley: Author, Fly Fishing Festival Director, Former Firefighter and Paramedic. Getting hooked on fly fishing. Writing on fly fishing. Helping others through fly fishing. Hosting festivals.
68. Beau Beasley: Author, Fly Fishing Festival Director, Former Firefighter and Paramedic. Getting hooked on fly fishing. Writing on fly fishing. Helping others through fly fishing. Hosting festivals.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb have a conversation with Beau Beasley. Beau is the Festival Director of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival and the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. He previously served 30 years as a firefighter with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and retired as the senior paramedic and Captain of Engine 427 in West Springfield, Virginia. He is an author who has written for multiple fly fishing publications and authored two books: "Fly Fishing Virginia: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters" and "Fly Fishing Mid-Atlantic: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters." He is currently working on a new book, "Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing," that will bring stories to life of brave men and women who served in the military.  In this episode, we discuss: - Beau getting hooked on the drug of fish on the fly - Meeting some legends in fly fishing almost on accident - Writing on fly fishing - How fly fishing has been helpful for himself and others - Hosting a fly fishing festival - What to look forward to at the 2023 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival - How faith intersects with fly fishing and helping others along the way.  - and much more! Check out Beau and his writings: Website: https://beaubeasley.com/ Instagram: @beasley_beau Fly Fishing Virginia: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters https://a.co/d/hKLEJDH (we've shared the link but encourage you to buy it at a local fly shop) Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters https://a.co/d/4keEJeW (we've shared the link but encourage you to buy it at a local fly shop) Check out the Virginia and Texas Fly Fishing Festivals: Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival (January 14-15, 2023. Doswell, VA) https://www.vaflyfishingfestival.com/ Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival (February 25-26, 2023. Mesquite, TX) https://txflyfishingfestival.org/ Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
01:01:37
December 12, 2022
67. Brian Guengerich and David Moore of Rent This Rod. The importance of fishing buddies. Creating a Fly Fishing rental company. Stories of kids on the water.
67. Brian Guengerich and David Moore of Rent This Rod. The importance of fishing buddies. Creating a Fly Fishing rental company. Stories of kids on the water.
In today's episode, Joshua and Caleb sit down with the owners of Rent This Rod, Brian Guengerich and David Moore. We discuss:  -David and Brian's introductions to fly fishing -How a fishing buddy impacts your experience of learning or getting back into fly fishing -The story of "Rent This Rod" -Creating a fly fishing rental company -The hard work behind the scenes of creating a small business -David and Brian's recent fishing adventures -Stories of getting their kids on the water and much more! Check out Rent This Rod: Website: https://rentthisrod.com/ Facebook and Instagram: @rentthisrod Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Follow DadsontheFly online: https://www.dadsonthefly.com/ Facebook and Instagram: @dadsonthefly
01:05:41
December 05, 2022
66. Matthew Carter of Orvis Greenville. Creating a community of anglers. Chasing authenticity as people and anglers. Getting kids on the water.
66. Matthew Carter of Orvis Greenville. Creating a community of anglers. Chasing authenticity as people and anglers. Getting kids on the water.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Matthew Carter from the Orvis Greenville, SC location. We discuss:  -Matthew's beginnings in fly fishing -The importance of fishing buddies when learning to fly fish -The Orvis Greenville fly fishing community -Exciting opportunities for fly fishing around Greenville, SC -Why we fish -Finding authenticity as an angler -Getting kids on the water -What taking family photos has taught Matthew about engaging with our kids -and much more! From this episode: -Check out the Orvis Greenville, SC location: https://stores.orvis.com/us/south-carolina/greenville -Follow them on Instagram: @orvisgreenville -Find Matthew Online: https://www.matthewfranklincarter.com Check out our sponsors: -https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ -https://www.aflyco.com/
50:25
November 28, 2022
65. The 2022 Fly Fishing Wish List
65. The 2022 Fly Fishing Wish List
Just in time for holiday shopping, Joshua and Caleb take some time to discuss some items that you might want to include in your Christmas lists. However, this list isn't like other fly fishing wish lists. We leave out the essential fly fishing gear and discuss some niche items we have recently drawn to. We also take some time at the beginning of this episode to tell some of our recent fly-fishing stories.  Check out our recent interview with Dave from the Wet Fly Swing Podcast: https://wetflyswing.com/dads-on-the-fly-podcast-with-caleb-and-joshua-simmons-faith-fatherhood-and-fly-fishing/ Check out our sponsors: Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
50:36
November 21, 2022
64. Tim Cammisa of Trout and Feather. Falling in love with fly tying. Debunking the "fly fishing industry." Teaching others fly fishing and tying. Keeping fly fishing fun.
64. Tim Cammisa of Trout and Feather. Falling in love with fly tying. Debunking the "fly fishing industry." Teaching others fly fishing and tying. Keeping fly fishing fun.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Tim Cammisa of Trout and Feather. Tim Cammisa started trout and Feather with a simple mission: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying for everyone. Tim has created a great video base of tips, tricks, and tutorials with tons of information to help lessen the learning curve for those wanting to get into fly fishing. He is also now the author of "Fly Tying for Everyone," where he teaches a broad range of techniques for dry flies, streamers, and wet flies by tying the modern flies that everyone is talking about. This episode was a ton of fun as we discussed:  -Falling in love with fly tying at the "liars club" -Debunking the "fly fishing industry" -Why tying your own flies is so special -Why Tim loves teaching others -Writing a fly tying book -Funny stories on the water -Juggling time with kids and being on the water -Experiences with kids on the water -Being outdoors with your family -Fly fishing is supposed to be fun!! -Fly fishing in Iceland and much more! Find Tim Cammisa online: https://www.troutandfeather.com/ Buy Tim's Book: https://www.troutandfeather.com/new-products/fly-tying-for-everyone-book Check out Tim's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TimCammisa Instagram and TikTok: @troutandfeather Check out our sponsors: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
01:00:16
November 14, 2022
63. Shannon Young of the Maggie Valley Fly Shop. Opening a brand new fly shop in WNC. Getting started Euro Nymphing. Getting kids on the water.
63. Shannon Young of the Maggie Valley Fly Shop. Opening a brand new fly shop in WNC. Getting started Euro Nymphing. Getting kids on the water.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb talk with Shannon Young, owner of the Maggie Valley Fly Shop located in the heart of Maggie Valley, NC. They discuss:  -Shannon's journey from bass fishing to trout on the fly -Opening a new fly shop -Falling in love with Western North Carolina -A deep dive into Euro Nymphing and how to get started -Opening a business with your wife and family -Choosing the right type of guides for fishing -Getting kids on the water and teaching them to fly fish Make sure to check out the Maggie Valley Fly Shop: -Website: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ -Instagram: @mvfs_2022 Reserve your spot for the first-ever Dads On The Fly Father/Son Retreat. April 28-30, 2023. Email us at thedads@dadsonthefly.com for more information and to reserve your spot. 
52:04
November 07, 2022
62. Hunter Leavine of Captains Collective. Growing up in the outdoors. Getting sick for fly fishing. Saltwater fishing and the culture. The Captains Collective Story. When our identity is crushed.
62. Hunter Leavine of Captains Collective. Growing up in the outdoors. Getting sick for fly fishing. Saltwater fishing and the culture. The Captains Collective Story. When our identity is crushed.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Hunter Leavine, podcast host at Captains Collective, pastor, husband, and father. They discuss:  -Hunter's early beginnings in the outdoors and getting obsessed with sight fishing and fly fishing in the salt. -The unique saltwater fly fishing culture -How to get started fly fishing saltwater -The Captains Collective story -How curiosity leads to better success on the water -Hunter's story of coming to faith in Jesus -Struggling through a loss of identity This was an open and honest conversation that we are so grateful to Hunter for.  Check Out The Captains Collective: Website: https://captainscollective.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/captains-collective-fishing-podcast/id1448607298 Instagram: @captainscollective Interested in the DadsOnTheFly 1st Father/Son Retreat April 28-30, 2023? Email us at: thedads@dadsonthefly.com Check out our sponsor: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
54:57
October 31, 2022
61. Interview with Peter Stitcher of Ascent Fly Fishing. Bug Biology, The Ascent Story, Family and Faith on the water.
61. Interview with Peter Stitcher of Ascent Fly Fishing. Bug Biology, The Ascent Story, Family and Faith on the water.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Peter Stitcher of Ascent Fly Fishing. They discuss:  -life cycles of flies -"matching the hatch" -the story of Ascent Fly Fishing -Peter's journey of faith and healing on the water -and much more! Ascent Fly Fishing Website: https://ascentflyfishing.com/ Instagram: @ascentflyfishing Check out our sponsor: Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
56:32
October 24, 2022
8. Dad Challenges - Expectations
8. Dad Challenges - Expectations
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss our expectations for our kids. From expectations for fishing, sports, school, or whatever you do with your kids, it's important to create realistic expectations and communicate those effectively. 
06:57
October 20, 2022
60. Finding Soul Rest On The River. Colorado Fly Fishing Recap.
60. Finding Soul Rest On The River. Colorado Fly Fishing Recap.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb recap some of their recent adventures, including:  -The traveling fly box -Adventures behind the vise -Caleb's recent trip to Colorado -the difference between fishing in Colorado vs. WNC -dealing with the pressure of being the most experienced angler in the group -Finding soul rest on the river and much more.  Mentioned in this episode: Replenish: https://www.rplnish.org/ Check out our sponsors: -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ -Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
45:40
October 17, 2022
7. Dad Challenges - Be Present
7. Dad Challenges - Be Present
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss being present with your kids. From learning what interests they have, like soccer and playing the piano. It's important to be intentionally present with your kids.  Please send us a message at thedads@dadsonthefly.com with your experience being present with your kids. 
07:55
October 13, 2022
59. Interview with Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis. The next generation of fly fishing. Teaching kids to fly fish. The future of fly fishing. And much more!
59. Interview with Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis. The next generation of fly fishing. Teaching kids to fly fish. The future of fly fishing. And much more!
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb converse with Mr. Tom Rosenbauer. Tom is the chief enthusiast for fly fishing outreach and education at Orvis. Tom has been with Orvis for over 40 years. During this time, he has taught thousands of people how to fly fish through direct instruction, his books, podcasts, videos, and other writings. Tom is a true expert in the field of fly fishing, but as you will hear through this conversation, his humility leads to an obsession with continuing learning as a fly angler. In this conversation, we explore the following:  -Tom's early years in fly fishing -Teaching kids to fly fish -The importance of fishing buddies -Keeping the passion alive on the river -The next generation of fly anglers -The future of fly fishing -Some of Tom's favorite species and places to fish -and so much more.  Learn more about Tom and follow along with his podcast for expert tips and tricks: The Tom Rosenbauer Story: https://www.orvis.com/tom-rosenbauer.html The Orvis Fly-Fishing Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-orvis-fly-fishing-podcast/id278930814 Tom's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Rosenbauer/e/B001JP1YCI Tom's "How To" Videos: https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/ Also mentioned in this episode:  -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ -Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/
57:49
October 10, 2022
6. Dad Challenges - Teaching our kids something new
6. Dad Challenges - Teaching our kids something new
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss how they handle teaching their kids something new. From riding a bike to casting a fly rod, it's always a challenge when teaching your kid something new.  Please send us a message at thedads@dadsonthefly.com with your experience teaching your kids new things. 
08:46
October 06, 2022
58. Interview with Bill Gammel. The essentials of fly casting. Falling in love with fly fishing through your dad. Fly fishing Texas. Finding Christ in the Outdoors.
58. Interview with Bill Gammel. The essentials of fly casting. Falling in love with fly fishing through your dad. Fly fishing Texas. Finding Christ in the Outdoors.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Bill Gammel. We discuss:  -Falling in love with fly fishing through trips with his dad -Fly fishing in southeast Texas -Finding Christ in the outdoors -Using stories to share the gospel -Intentional time with kids in the outdoors -Sight nymphing for trout -The essentials of fly casting -Mistakes most made while casting a fly rod and much more! Find Bill on Instagram: @billgammeloutdoors Purchase "A Sportsman's Pursuit": https://www.amazon.com/Sportsmans-Pursuit-Finding-Friends-Outdoors/dp/1478748818 Watch "The Essentials to Fly Casting" https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsAamPhXiLq_o9rCKA-SIqaZf-RX52iQJ Watch "Learning to Cast" https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsAamPhXiLq-tqw2toKk8iSH7aC5vB_wA Check out our sponsors: -Maggie Valley Fly Shop: https://www.maggievalleyflyshop.com/ -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
59:04
October 03, 2022
5. Dad Challenges - Frustrations
5. Dad Challenges - Frustrations
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss how they handle frustrations from our kids because, let's be honest, as much as we love them, sometimes our kids can be sources of frustration.  Shoot us a message at thedads@dadsonthefly.com with how you try to best handle the frustrations your experience with your kids. 
08:13
September 29, 2022
57. Interview with Ryan Gouldsbarry of Risen Fly Fishing. Starting a fly fishing company. Keeping a family involved in the midst of business. Using your giftedness for God's glory.
57. Interview with Ryan Gouldsbarry of Risen Fly Fishing. Starting a fly fishing company. Keeping a family involved in the midst of business. Using your giftedness for God's glory.
In this episode,  Joshua and Caleb interview the founder of Risen Fly Fishing, Ryan Gouldsbarry. We discuss:  -Staring a fly fishing company -making a family business about family -Keeping a family involved -Finding kid's strengths and supporting them -Using God's giftedness to start a company and glorify Him  Mentioned in this episode: Risen Fly Website: https://www.risenfly.com/ (Use promo code "dads" at checkout for a discount.) Follow Risen on Instagram at: @risenfly Also mentioned in this episode: Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
55:08
September 26, 2022
4. Dad Challenges - In The Car With The Kids
4. Dad Challenges - In The Car With The Kids
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss being in the car with the kids. They talk about some of their favorite games to play in the car, making the most of car rides, and more.  Shoot us a message to let us know some of your dad car hacks at thedads@dadsonthefly.com
07:17
September 22, 2022
56. Reid's Story. Being a dad amid uncertainty and suffering.
56. Reid's Story. Being a dad amid uncertainty and suffering.
In this episode, Joshua interviews Caleb about the story of his firstborn son Reid. Before Reid was even born, doctors knew there would be some abnormalities. Caleb shares his experience of being a dad amid uncertainty and suffering.  If you have any questions for Caleb about his family's experience or if you find yourself amid uncertainty, please reach out, and we would love to help in any way we can. Shoot us an email at thedads@dadsonthefly.com.  Make sure to check out our sponsors: -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ -RigStrips: https://www.rigstrips.com/
01:02:35
September 19, 2022
3. Dad Challenges - Playing Games with your kids. Do you let them win?
3. Dad Challenges - Playing Games with your kids. Do you let them win?
In this challenge episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss playing games with their kids. They talk about some of their favorite games to play with their kids and why they think games are such an excellent thing for time to spend with kids. They also dive into whether or not to let your kids win. Enjoy!
09:14
September 15, 2022
55. Interview with Wade Blevins and the story of the Sam's One Bug. Growing up in a fly fishing family, warm water fly fishing, creating one of the most versatile flies: The Sam's One Bug.
55. Interview with Wade Blevins and the story of the Sam's One Bug. Growing up in a fly fishing family, warm water fly fishing, creating one of the most versatile flies: The Sam's One Bug.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Wade Blevins and discuss:  -Being a 4th generation fly fisherman -warm water fly fishing -tournament bass fishing -The Sam's One Bug story -The connection between father and son through fly fishing -using fly tying to share the gospel We loved this conversation with Wade.  Check out Wade on Instagram: @samsonebug Mentioned in this episode: Rig Strips: https://www.rigstrips.com/
01:03:14
September 12, 2022
2. Dad Challenges - Watching Your Kids Perform/Play Sports
2. Dad Challenges - Watching Your Kids Perform/Play Sports
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb challenge themselves to consider how we participate in our kids' sports and activities. They discuss conversations they think we should and shouldn't have with our kids after a game or event. What is your best advice for participating in your kid's sports and activities? Let them know by emailing thedads@dadsonthefly.com.  
11:33
September 08, 2022
54. Interview with Jason Shemchuk of WadeOutThere. Jason's story of getting into fly fishing. Making family a priority. Fly Fishing Art. The Wadeoutthere story.
54. Interview with Jason Shemchuk of WadeOutThere. Jason's story of getting into fly fishing. Making family a priority. Fly Fishing Art. The Wadeoutthere story.
In this interview Joshua and Caleb interview Jason Shemchuk of WadeOutThere. They discuss:  -Jason's story of getting into fly fishing -Making fishing and family time a priority -"Fly fishing is special, but not elite" -The story of WadeOutThere -Fly fishing with kids - and so much more! Check Jason and Wadeoutthere out at: https://wadeoutthere.com/ Also mentioned in this episode: -Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/
54:47
September 05, 2022
1. Dad Challenges - Routines
1. Dad Challenges - Routines
In the very first episode of its kind, Joshua and Caleb challenge themselves, and all you other dads out there, to think about the routines we have in our families. They discuss what works and doesn't work for them and ask for your insight as well. What routines work best for you and your family?
10:17
September 01, 2022
53. The Mistakes Episode. Early mistakes in fly fishing. Early Mistakes as a dad. Continuous mistakes in fly fishing. Continuous mistakes as a dad.
53. The Mistakes Episode. Early mistakes in fly fishing. Early Mistakes as a dad. Continuous mistakes in fly fishing. Continuous mistakes as a dad.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss some of their early and continuous mistakes as anglers and fathers. Things like:  -going too fast on the water -getting too much gear that you never need -letting our anger get the best of us and so much more.  Mentioned in this episode: -Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ -Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/
42:17
August 29, 2022
52. Interview with David Jacobson of O'Pros Fly Fishing. The 3rd Hand Rod Holder. Creating better fishing gear. Starting a small business with family. Fly fishing for carp in Wisconsin.
52. Interview with David Jacobson of O'Pros Fly Fishing. The 3rd Hand Rod Holder. Creating better fishing gear. Starting a small business with family. Fly fishing for carp in Wisconsin.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview David Jacobson of O'Pros Fly Fishing. David started a fly fishing gear company with his brothers in Wisconsin. In this episode, they discuss:  -The 3rd handed rod holder -Moving from Hockey to Fly Fishing -Creating better fly fishing gear -Hockey stick landing nets -Working a business from your basement -Starting a small business with family -Being a new father -Balancing work, small business life, and being a new dad -Fly fishing for carp in Wisconsin Mentioned in this episode: O'Pros Website: https://oprosgear.com/  Use promo code "dadsonthefly" at checkout for 15% off your purchase. Follow O'Pros on Instagram @oprosflyfish Check out our sponsors: Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/
47:30
August 22, 2022
51. Interview with Andrew McNeece of Bluff Line Media. Creating a Fly Fishing Media Channel. Telling stories through film. Fly Fishing in the Ozarks.
51. Interview with Andrew McNeece of Bluff Line Media. Creating a Fly Fishing Media Channel. Telling stories through film. Fly Fishing in the Ozarks.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Andrew McNeece of Bluff Line Media. Andrew is the owner and lead creative at Bluff Line Media and an educator at Bentonville Schools.  Since 2018, Andrew has produced many short films, including "Ozarks on the Fly Series," "The Art of Fly Fishing," and "A Cure for Cabin Fever." He and his team recently created "UNDAMMED: A Buffalo River Adventure," which celebrates America's First National River on the year of its 50th Anniversary. In this interview, Andrew and The Dads discuss:  -creating a fly fishing media channel -telling stories through film -fly fishing the Ozarks -the amazing people you meet through fly fishing -starting a side hustle as a school teacher -being a new dad and telling stories for them and much more.  Mentioned in this episode: Bluff Line Media Website: https://www.blufflinemedia.com/ Bluff Line YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BluffLINEMedia Watch UNDAMMED: A Buffalo River Adventure: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/undammed Follow Bluff Line on Instagram @blufflinemedia Also mentioned: Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/ Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
58:39
August 15, 2022
50. Searching for Smallies and asking for help. Accomplishing our goal of catching smallmouth bass on the fly. Building a fly tying studio. Getting help with being a dad.
50. Searching for Smallies and asking for help. Accomplishing our goal of catching smallmouth bass on the fly. Building a fly tying studio. Getting help with being a dad.
In this episode:  - Building and designing a fly tying/recording studio - Smallmouth bass fishing on the fly - Doing all the research on how to catch a fish and still coming up broke - Asking for help with fishing/parenting Big shoutout to our friend Matt for getting us on the smallies. Check him out on Instagram: @wnc_on_the_fly Mentioned in this episode: -Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ -Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/
41:19
August 08, 2022
49. A Podcasting Year In Review. Starting a podcast with no expectations, creating community, where it has brought us, and what's next for Dads On The Fly.
49. A Podcasting Year In Review. Starting a podcast with no expectations, creating community, where it has brought us, and what's next for Dads On The Fly.
In this episode, after reviewing some recent fishing adventures, Joshua and Caleb review their first year as a podcast. They discuss:  -recent fly fishing adventures and the traveling fly box -starting a podcast with no expectations -their favorite episodes -their favorite guests -the Dads on the Fly community -where Dads on the Fly is headed in the future -and more Mentioned in this episode: -Traveling Fly Box:   -Cameron Booth: https://youtu.be/LoUO_8flPHY -Fish Hands Franky: https://youtu.be/7pPgb9I_6yg Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/
48:33
August 01, 2022
48. Interview with Jacob Rash of The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Learning about trout from the expert, understanding NC trout regulations, how to take better care of trout in NC.
48. Interview with Jacob Rash of The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Learning about trout from the expert, understanding NC trout regulations, how to take better care of trout in NC.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb sit down with Jacob Rash of the NCWRC. Jacob is the Coldwater Research Coordinator for NC, meaning he spends most of his time thinking about and working with trout. We discuss:  -Jake's story of becoming a trout biologist -the issues facing trout in NC -the immaculate native North Carolina brook trout -NC trout fishing regulations and the whys behind them -how better understanding trout has made Jake a better fisherman -how we can better protect trout in NC We had a blast geeking out with Jake about trout and where they live! Mentioned in this episode: https://www.ncwildlife.org/ https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Fish/Trout/Trout-Fishing Also Mentioned: Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/ Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/
01:07:08
July 25, 2022
47. Interview with Jesse Males of Backwater Fly Fishing. The Story of a Fly Fishing Fanatic, Raising Boys in the Jungle, Fishing in Costa Rica, Fly Tying Professionally, Creating Award-Winning Films.
47. Interview with Jesse Males of Backwater Fly Fishing. The Story of a Fly Fishing Fanatic, Raising Boys in the Jungle, Fishing in Costa Rica, Fly Tying Professionally, Creating Award-Winning Films.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Jesse Males of Backwater Fly Fishing. They discuss:  -Jesse's beginnings in the fly fishing industry, leaving the normal to embrace the unknown. -Living and starting a fly fishing guide service in Costa Rica -Raising sons in the Costa Rican Jungle -Starting an international guide service -Fly Tying and the mistakes beginners make -Creating award-winning fly fishing films -How faith has shaped Jesse's life and all of his adventures in the fly fishing industry Mentioned in this episode:  Jesse Males: Instagram: @backwaterflyfishing YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BackwaterFlyFishing Website: https://backwaterflyfishing.com/ Guide Service: https://www.506outdoors.com/ Vote for one of Jesse's films at: https://www.flyfilmfest.com/stimmies/ Also Mentioned: Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/ Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
01:20:02
July 18, 2022
46. What really matters on a fishing trip? A 10 year old's first trip to the GSMNP and Mom takes a trip on the boat.
46. What really matters on a fishing trip? A 10 year old's first trip to the GSMNP and Mom takes a trip on the boat.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb recap some of their most recent fly fishing adventures and interview some special people in their life. They discuss:  -What really matters on a fishing trip. -Taking Foster (Joshua's 10-year-old son) on his first wading trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -Adventures behind the vise -Taking their mom on he first fly fishing float trip -Battling mother nature and much more! Mentioned in this episode: Sly Fishing Outfitters: https://slyfishingoutfitters.com/ Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
40:08
July 11, 2022
45. Recapping Vacation with the Dads. Kids catching their first fish. Fly fishing and tying adventures. Intentional moments with the kids.
45. Recapping Vacation with the Dads. Kids catching their first fish. Fly fishing and tying adventures. Intentional moments with the kids.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb recap their recent family vacation with the entire Simmons clan. They discuss:  -How they vacation a little different than most people. -Fly fishing right in the middle of a local park -Kids catching their first fish. -Fly fishing and tying adventures and much more! Mentioned in this episode: Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
37:03
June 27, 2022
44. Interview with Steve Haigh of The Destination Angler Podcast. The greatest fishing around North America. Fishing with kids. Starting a podcast. Connecting Fishing with Faith.
44. Interview with Steve Haigh of The Destination Angler Podcast. The greatest fishing around North America. Fishing with kids. Starting a podcast. Connecting Fishing with Faith.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Steve Haigh of the Destination Angler Podcast. They cover the following topics:  - Starting a podcast. - Fishing with kids. - Getting started in fly fishing - Great stories of conversations with some of the greatest anglers around the world. - Connecting our faith with fly fishing.  Check out Steve and his podcast wherever you get your podcasts or on his website at: -https://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Also mentioned in this podcast, check out some of our sponsors: -Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/
54:30
June 20, 2022
43. How to choose the right fly. Fly tying update. Vacation plans and resting this summer.
43. How to choose the right fly. Fly tying update. Vacation plans and resting this summer.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb sit down together to discuss the following:  - reviewing some of their recent adventures in some of their favorite local streams (including seeing a hellbender) -Choosing the right fly. Our thought process behind it -Update on Joshua's adventures behind the vise and dealing with frustrations in fly tying -Upcoming summer vacations for the brothers and intentionally resting -Upcoming plans for the podcast Mentioned in this episode:  -Dads on the Fly Instagram: @Dadsonthefly -Dads on the Fly website: https://www.dadsonthefly.com/ -Pigeon River Outfitters: https://www.pigeonriveroutfittersnc.com/ -Anadromous Fly Company: https://www.aflyco.com/ -Davidson River Outfitters: https://www.davidsonflyfishing.com/ -Fly Fishing Insider Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fly-fishing-insider-podcast-ffip/id1454468777
37:14
June 13, 2022
42. Interview with Cameron Booth of Tailwalkers Adventure Company. Journeying through professional golf and fly fishing. Resiliency on the water and in life.
42. Interview with Cameron Booth of Tailwalkers Adventure Company. Journeying through professional golf and fly fishing. Resiliency on the water and in life.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Cameron Booth of Tailwalkers Adventure Company. Cameron grew up loving fishing and then became a professional golfer. Through his travels in golf and chasing fish along the way, he grew to love angling as much as golf. When life threw him a curveball, and he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, he chose to fight and then found that the water has healing powers. He has now started his own fly fishing adventure company, which has taken off near Salt Lake City, Utah.  Check Cameron out at:  https://tailwalkersadventureco.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQEr5ubQ4Gr1pjKmITVJXhg/featured Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tailwalkersadventureco Instagram: @tailwalkersadventureco
01:14:03
June 06, 2022
41. Interview with Davidson River Outfitters. Life at the fly shop, loving our local waters, blue lines, fly tying, and more.
41. Interview with Davidson River Outfitters. Life at the fly shop, loving our local waters, blue lines, fly tying, and more.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Jason Marquardt and JEB Hall of Davidson River Outfitters. Topics in this episode include:  - Life at the fly shop -Chasing fish in blue linesF -Falling in love with Western NC fishing -Fly tying -Writing about fishing and much more. 
55:01
May 30, 2022
40. Teaching our kids to give back and be thankful, and using fly fishing to do it.
40. Teaching our kids to give back and be thankful, and using fly fishing to do it.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb talk about some of their recent adventures on the river. Included in this episode: -Participating in a river clean up with our kids -Fishing our home waters -Embracing the short trips -Joshua's Adventures Behind the Vice -Catching your first fish on a fly you tie -Chasing smallmouth bass...and failing -We're so blessed -How to teach our kids gratitude
47:17
May 23, 2022
39. Interview with Justin Bruce of Trout Thirty.
39. Interview with Justin Bruce of Trout Thirty.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview one of the owners of Trout Thirty, Justin Bruce. Trout Thirty is a trout fishing apparel company that started two years ago amid the pandemic. Justin tells his story of why they started Trout Thirty and how he plans to make the most of his time with his children outdoors.  https://www.troutthirty.com/ Use discount code "flydads" at checkout. 
47:14
May 16, 2022
38. Interview with David Coggins - Author of "The Optimist: A Case For The Fly Fishing Life"
38. Interview with David Coggins - Author of "The Optimist: A Case For The Fly Fishing Life"
Joshua and Caleb interview New York Times best-selling author David Coggins in this episode. Like Joshua and Caleb, David has developed an obsession with fly fishing and has written about it in several places, including his most recent book "The Optimist: A Case For The Fly Fishing Life." In this episode, David shares his fly fishing journey, why he chose to write about fishing, his writing process, and much more.  The Optimist Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982152508/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AMZF0Z2QSVHQCQ4H1DZE David's Blog - https://thecontender.co/ Instagram - @davidrcoggins
01:05:40
May 09, 2022
37. Doing Hard Things as Fathers and Fly Fishers
37. Doing Hard Things as Fathers and Fly Fishers
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss Joshua's recent completion of grad school and relate it to how they learn as anglers and fathers. 
43:10
May 02, 2022
36. Interview with River Rat raft company owners Bryan Walker and Lane McKeller. Discussing building the perfect fly fishing raft, fishing with kids and more.
36. Interview with River Rat raft company owners Bryan Walker and Lane McKeller. Discussing building the perfect fly fishing raft, fishing with kids and more.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview the owners of River Rat, the fly fishing raft company that Joshua and Caleb chose for their recent raft purchase. We discuss what it's been like to build and design a great fishing raft, how to take your kids fishing on a raft, and so much more.  Check River Rat out online at https://riverratusa.com/ or on Instagram @riverratus. 
01:00:54
April 25, 2022
35. Being fully present with your kids. Recapping Spring Break with the family. Taking kids camping. Day trips on the boat.
35. Being fully present with your kids. Recapping Spring Break with the family. Taking kids camping. Day trips on the boat.
In this week's episode, Joshua and Caleb recap their spring break week, spending time with their families. Caleb unpacks his family's camping trip. Joshua discusses several day trips with his kids. And the dads discuss what it means to be truly present with your kids. 
34:35
April 18, 2022
34. Conversation with Frank Ciccone. Getting into Fly Fishing. Sharing it with others. Behind the scenes of our Wyoming fishing trip.
34. Conversation with Frank Ciccone. Getting into Fly Fishing. Sharing it with others. Behind the scenes of our Wyoming fishing trip.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb chat with Frank Ciccone, or @FishHandsFranky as he is known online. They talk about what it has been like for Frank to get into fly fishing, the how and why behind Frank's YouTube channel, and some behind-the-scenes stories of their recent fly fishing trip in Wyoming. 
53:03
April 11, 2022
33. Recapping Our Wyoming Fishing Trip. The River Rat community. Airport travel post COVID.
33. Recapping Our Wyoming Fishing Trip. The River Rat community. Airport travel post COVID.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb recap their recent fishing adventure to Wyoming. Hear about their adventures (or shall we say misadventures) in air travel. Both segments of this episode come from the midst of their travel home from Wyoming. On location in the Salt Lake City airport and driving down I-26. 
38:59
April 04, 2022
32. Interview with Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing. Discussing destination fly angling, the future of the fly fishing industry, tips for dads, and more.
32. Interview with Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing. Discussing destination fly angling, the future of the fly fishing industry, tips for dads, and more.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Jim Klug, Founder and Director of Operations for Yellow Dog Fly Fishing. Yellow Dog are the experts in fly fishing destination travel. Jim goes into great detail with Joshua and Caleb about all things fly fishing, including:   -his journey into fly fishing -the secrets to the success of Yellow Dog -planning your destination fly fishing adventure -planning fly trips as dads -his views on where the fly fishing industry is heading -tips for dads in this day and age and so much more. 
01:02:27
March 28, 2022
31. Interview with Howie Fischer - Fly Fishing Journey and Fly Tying
31. Interview with Howie Fischer - Fly Fishing Journey and Fly Tying
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Howie Fischer (@howardtheduck23 on Instagram) about his journey into fly fishing. We also take a deep dive into Howie's Fly Tying Journey, which he has begun to master in the last few years. Learn some tips and tricks for getting started behind the vise and more in this episode. 
01:11:50
March 21, 2022
30. What is your why? Why we fly fish, why we did a podcast, and why we got a boat.
30. What is your why? Why we fly fish, why we did a podcast, and why we got a boat.
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb try to define their whys. Looking at why you do what you do leads to a lot of reflection and allows you to evaluate whether your efforts are truly worth it. We look at why we fish, we do a podcast, why we bought a boat, and why we make the decisions we do as parents. Hopefully, this episode will inspire you to reflect on your whys. 
45:05
March 14, 2022
29. Fly Fishing Hacks and Time Saving Tricks
29. Fly Fishing Hacks and Time Saving Tricks
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb take a look at some of their favorite fishing hacks that they have picked up over the years. Hopefully, these will help save you time on the water and save some money in your wallet. They also catch up on more of Joshua's adventures behind the vise and what it's been like going to the fly shop to buy material for the first time: that overwhelming feeling when you're not sure what you need. And then they wrap the episode with a new Dad Hack that Joshua learned this weekend. 
45:06
March 07, 2022
28. Is it ever ok to say no to a fishing trip? New fly tying segment. The fly fishing community
28. Is it ever ok to say no to a fishing trip? New fly tying segment. The fly fishing community
In this episode of Dads On The Fly, Joshua and Caleb discuss a variety of topics, including:  - recapping the guide series - recent fly fishing trips - Is it ever ok to say no to fishing? - Joshua's adventures behind the vise (new fly tying segment) - engaging with the fly fishing community Enjoy these and the other ramblings of Joshua and Caleb in this week's episode. 
47:32
February 28, 2022
27. Guide Series - Part 4. Interview with Chad Fouts of The Smoky Mountain Angler
27. Guide Series - Part 4. Interview with Chad Fouts of The Smoky Mountain Angler
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview fly shop manager Chad Fouts. Chad has years of experience fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and guiding float trips in east Tennessee. This episode is full of great tips and tricks for successful days in the park or on many of the main rivers in Tennessee. 
47:32
February 21, 2022
26. Guide Series - Part 3. Interview with Doug McElvy of Mountain Fly Anglers
26. Guide Series - Part 3. Interview with Doug McElvy of Mountain Fly Anglers
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb interview Doug McElvy of Mountain Fly Anglers and discuss taking your kids fishing and some great fishing spot in Western NC. 
45:45
February 14, 2022
25. Guide Series - Part 2. Interview with Max Beck of Due South Outfitters
25. Guide Series - Part 2. Interview with Max Beck of Due South Outfitters
In Part 2 of our guide series, Joshua and Caleb interview the owner of Due South Outfitters, Max Beck. Due South Outfitters is a fly fishing guide service and fly shop in Boone, NC. Max gives great insight into the fly fishing scene in the high country and delves into some of the secrets to their shop's success. Check them out at https://www.duesouthoutfitters.com/. 
50:36
February 07, 2022
24. Guide Series-Part 1. Interview with Bobby Bennett of the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop
24. Guide Series-Part 1. Interview with Bobby Bennett of the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop
In the first part of our Guide Series, Joshua and Caleb interview one of the owners from the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop, Bobby Bennett. Bobby discusses the ups and downs of owning a fly shop and being a fly fishing guide. 
01:00:43
January 31, 2022
23. How to fish with a guide
23. How to fish with a guide
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss all things guide-related. They discuss when and how to choose a guide, your expectations with a guide, and what they hope for when fishing with a guide. 
37:42
January 24, 2022
22. Hot Takes on Fly Fishing Hot Topics
22. Hot Takes on Fly Fishing Hot Topics
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb recap the week (some raft DIY and Joshua ties a fly) and dive into some hot fly fishing topics. We cover things such as taking care of the water, realistic expectations for fishing, fishing and social media, and everyone's favorite hot topic: spot burning. 
57:34
January 10, 2022
21. Holiday Reflections and Aspirations for the New Year
21. Holiday Reflections and Aspirations for the New Year
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss all the amazing fly fishing-related items they got for Christmas. They reflect on two recent fly fishing float trips. Then they discuss all they hope to accomplish in fly fishing in 2022. As always it's mixed in amongst their humor and antics. 
42:24
January 03, 2022
20. Interview with the Moms on the Fly
20. Interview with the Moms on the Fly
This episode was a lot of fun. Joshua and Caleb take time to interview their wives on what it's like being married to a fly angler. Hear funny stories, a game of "What's that fly-fishing term" and more. 
43:46
December 20, 2021
19. Gaining knowledge of fly fishing and fatherhood
19. Gaining knowledge of fly fishing and fatherhood
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss how they grow their craft of fly fishing. 
34:36
December 13, 2021
18. We Got a BOAT!
18. We Got a BOAT!
We have officially added a boat to our fly fishing arsenal. In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss all the research that went into their investment in a fly fishing raft. They then describe and share their experience of their maiden voyage on their new raft. 
41:17
December 06, 2021
17. Interview with Ray Sugg "The Man of a Thousand Streams" - Part 2
17. Interview with Ray Sugg "The Man of a Thousand Streams" - Part 2
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb sit down with Ray Sugg, recently coined by NC Wildlife Magazine as "The Man of a Thousand Streams." Ray has been fly fishing for trout in Western NC since the 80s. He recently accomplished his goal of catching trout on the fly in 1,000 different North Carolina streams. In Part 2, we ask Ray about some of his best fishing stories, some of his favorite places he's been, and what tactics he uses to catch fish in so many new areas. 
47:32
November 29, 2021
16. Interview with Ray Sugg "The Man of a Thousand Streams" - Part 1
16. Interview with Ray Sugg "The Man of a Thousand Streams" - Part 1
Joshua and Caleb sit down with Ray Sugg in this episode, recently coined by NC Wildlife Magazine as "The Man of a Thousand Streams." Ray has been fly fishing for trout in Western NC since the 80s. He recently accomplished his goal of catching trout on the fly in 1,000 different North Carolina streams. Joshua and Caleb discuss with Ray how he achieved such a feat and some history of NC trout fishing and more in part 1 of their interview with Ray. 
39:27
November 22, 2021
15. Quick Trips and Stream Etiquette
15. Quick Trips and Stream Etiquette
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss their most recent quick trips fly fishing and how they handle other anglers on the river. Enjoy!
36:04
November 15, 2021
14. Dads on the Fly Wish List
14. Dads on the Fly Wish List
With the holiday season approaching, Joshua and Caleb talk through their wish lists regarding fly fishing. And this isn't just a wish list of items they want, but places they wish to go, people they with to fish with, and more. 
31:32
November 01, 2021
13. Wild vs. Stocked Fish and The Curated Experience
13. Wild vs. Stocked Fish and The Curated Experience
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss the differences in fishing for wild vs. stocked fish. They then tie it into how we often try to curate specific experiences for our kids. Enjoy!
40:43
October 25, 2021
12. Dads on the Fly take the kids fishing
12. Dads on the Fly take the kids fishing
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss their recent fishing trip taking their kids fishing. Also a few announcements and exciting things ahead!
31:29
October 19, 2021
11. Beginner Fly Tying and "The Optimist" book review
11. Beginner Fly Tying and "The Optimist" book review
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb take the time to discuss Caleb's journey into fly tying. Then they discuss their favorite book that they read this summer, "The Optimist" by David Coggins. 
41:20
October 12, 2021
10. Fly fishing and dad techniques
10. Fly fishing and dad techniques
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss some of the prominent fly fishing techniques and styles and what they like and don't like about them, along with some of their favorite dad techniques. 
42:55
October 05, 2021
9. Getting the perfect picture - an interview with Justin Pilat
9. Getting the perfect picture - an interview with Justin Pilat
In this episode Joshua and Caleb interview Justin Pilat. Justin has been in the fly fishing industry for over 4 years. He is an avid angler as well as a freelance photographer. 
47:15
September 28, 2021
8. Why you should try fly fishing and Happy Birthday Foster
8. Why you should try fly fishing and Happy Birthday Foster
In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss why they think everyone should give fly fishing a try. They also take a minute to shout out to Joshua's oldest son as he celebrates his 10th birthday. 
25:29
September 21, 2021
7. The Essential Gear Episode
7. The Essential Gear Episode
Joshua and Caleb have a lot of fun in this episode as they talk about what they believe to be the essential gear for beginning fly fishers and dads. They share some of their humorous stories of mistakes they've made with gear in the past and talk about what they believe to be one of the best essentials for being a dad. 
35:27
September 14, 2021
6. When Disaster Strikes
6. When Disaster Strikes
Joshua and Caleb live in Haywood County, NC. Tuesday, August 17th, their hometown of Canton and surrounding communities were struck with horrible flooding. In this episode, Joshua and Caleb discuss how they handle the disaster and share insight that might help you whenever disaster strikes. 
34:02
August 31, 2021
5. When the fishing stinks
5. When the fishing stinks
Joshua and Caleb discuss one of their most recent fishing trips and how they handle it when the fishing isn't what they hoped. Adversity is a natural part of life and especially parenting. How do we take it when what we're trying isn't working?
39:42
August 17, 2021
4. Interview with Dad- David Simmons on raising sons
4. Interview with Dad- David Simmons on raising sons
Joshua and Caleb interview their dad David Simmons about raising boys and never giving up. 
40:52
August 10, 2021
3. Planning Trips and Making the Most of Moments
3. Planning Trips and Making the Most of Moments
Joshua and Caleb take the time to discuss how they plan their different fishing trips and family trips and how you can make the most of the trips you take.  Link to Joshua, Caleb, and their dad's trip on the Cowpasture River in Bath County, Virginia: https://youtu.be/pmAWq-g-VJ8.  "The Optimist: A Case For The Fly Fishing Life" by David Coggins. https://www.amazon.com/Optimist-Case-Fly-Fishing-Life/dp/1982152508
35:19
August 03, 2021
2. Our Memorable Firsts
2. Our Memorable Firsts
Joshua and Caleb talk about some of their most memorable "firsts" of fishing and being dads. 
40:27
July 27, 2021
1. Back to the Beginning
1. Back to the Beginning
In episode 1, Joshua and Caleb discuss the beginnings of their journeys in faith, fatherhood, and fly fishing. 
40:60
July 20, 2021
Welcome to the Dads On The Fly Podcast
Welcome to the Dads On The Fly Podcast
We've started a podcast! Listen in for a quick introduction to who we are and what our podcast will be about. Please follow and subscribe so you will get updates as our podcast launches and new episodes come each week. 
03:15
July 09, 2021