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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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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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 
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