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In the Seam with JP Ross of JP Ross Fly Rod Company.

In the Seam with JP Ross of JP Ross Fly Rod Company.

By Jordan P. Ross

Getting outside matters as part of our quest to be happy. Learn about fresh new ideas in fly fishing, history, citizen science and general outside living and adventures. We search out interesting people and topics to discover new ways of thinking about humanity and theory about live and the importance of being outdoors and how it nurtures our soul. Come join us where we search the main stream edges and seams for wisdom and knowledge to help us learn and be happy. Your host: JP Ross of JP Ross Fly Rods & Co.
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Hellbender Nets, interview with JD and Bailey, founders of Hellbender bamboo Net Company.
Hellbender Nets, interview with JD and Bailey, founders of Hellbender bamboo Net Company.
Today I speak with the 2 people that created Hellbender Net Company.  How the design came to be?  Where did the name come from? Listen to their philosophy on their product and customer service, and a little about what else we may see from Hellbender in the near future.  The Hellbender net is available on our web site for sale. 
54:53
November 26, 2022
The uneasiness of going into the Wild, does it ever go away? Interview with Bob Duport. Maine and Adirondack Guide.
The uneasiness of going into the Wild, does it ever go away? Interview with Bob Duport. Maine and Adirondack Guide.
This podcast is going to be hard to beat.  Bob has some terrific wisdom here and talks about his experiences being a guide and being in the woods as a fly fishing guide.   Bob is owner of www.westernmountainsflyfishing.com and also guides at the Hungry Trout in Wilmington NY on the Ausable River.  As usual we dont talk a ton about fishing on this podcast, there is much more about life and the lifestyle of being a guide.   Enjoy...   Sincerely: JP Ross
01:23:57
November 22, 2022
Long Overdue: Table Trout Talk with two old friends. Pull up a Chair... ep. 43
Long Overdue: Table Trout Talk with two old friends. Pull up a Chair... ep. 43
I sit down with two old friends Scott Daskiewich and Chris Partridge to talk about Brook Trout Fishing in the Adirondacks.  Pull up a chair as we have drinks and dinner at 69 Steak House in Whitesboro NY. 
01:39:49
October 13, 2022
Replay of WET FLY SWING podcast with Dave Stewart. Interview with JP Ross
Replay of WET FLY SWING podcast with Dave Stewart. Interview with JP Ross
This is a repost of an interview that we did on wet fly swing with Dave Stewart.  Here is the link to his podcast.  It's a great podcast with a ton of content.   We talk about how we got started and some of my mentors along the way.  I hope you enjoy it.  JP
01:14:58
September 20, 2022
Is There HOPE for humanity? Are we loving nature to death? Discussion with Dr. Keith G. Tidball
Is There HOPE for humanity? Are we loving nature to death? Discussion with Dr. Keith G. Tidball
Things get even a bit more deep with todays discussion with my good friend Keith Tidball.  Keith wears many hats in education and conservation as you will learn.  Most important in todays conversation we begin to touch upon 2 topics that are important to me.  The Stress of entry to wilderness or exit from technology and the stress of  re-entry back to society and communication.   We also touch upon a concept that I came up with about the shock wave of human usage on nature.  All of this is discussed today in our podcast.  We also get into a faith discussion about being Christian, and we touch upon the controversial topic of my shield logo for JP Ross & Company.  There is a lot to think about in this episode and I do hope you enjoy it.  Sincerely: JP 
01:14:00
July 23, 2022
Zen Fly Fishing School at Great Camp Sagamore
Zen Fly Fishing School at Great Camp Sagamore
Today we speak to Andrew Gillcrist of Great Camp Sagamore and Cari Ray of the Zen Fly Fishing School, talking about an upcoming fly fishing school at the Great Camp.  I hope you enjoy.  JP
48:42
May 12, 2022
JP Talks about Small Stream Fly Fishing
JP Talks about Small Stream Fly Fishing
JP Ross of JP Ross Fly Rods takes a moment to have some fun and talk about Small Stream Fly Fishing and some techniques he likes to use.  He also talks about the fly rods and the different models.  We hope you enjoy it.  
31:42
April 19, 2022
Brown trout on a dry vs. a Steelhead? What's a better experience? An Interview with Mike Graziadei e. 38
Brown trout on a dry vs. a Steelhead? What's a better experience? An Interview with Mike Graziadei e. 38
Todays podcast we speak to a seasoned angler names Mike Graziadei who enlightens me into a few things about angling that feel I will keep with me forever.  Relativity and the Age-less-ness of being outside.   Have a listen.  Mike also tells his story about catching a big brown trout on a dry fly and how that experience is unique and different from catching a steelhead.  What's better?  Who cares, they both are fun. 
55:59
January 19, 2022
Pike on the Fly with Pogo Pike, a bit about Life and Happiness too... Ep. 37
Pike on the Fly with Pogo Pike, a bit about Life and Happiness too... Ep. 37
Today we speak to Steve Pogodzienski of POGO PIKE.  However as usual, we get a bit beyond just Pike Fishing.  There is a lot to learn here about mindfulness, being kind, and what is the real legacy we leave behind.  Have a listen...  Learn more about Steve and Pike fishing on his web site...  Pogo Pike
51:41
January 01, 2022
Hunting Big Trout, an interview with Jeff Kimball the Wizard. e. 36
Hunting Big Trout, an interview with Jeff Kimball the Wizard. e. 36
While you sit inside listening to the rain and feeling bad that its not good weather to go fishing, Jeff Kimball is getting his fly box ready to head to the stream.   Today we. talk to big fish hunter Jeff Kimball.  He is an artist and taxidermist and fly angler... but I would say that in his mind he is a dad first, then husband, but his friendships are about equal to his love of fly fishing... perhaps his. best friend is the water.   We explore how Jeff thinks about angling and catching big fish.   I hope you enjoy this episode.  Sincerely: JP
55:27
December 11, 2021
Life in the ADK; Beaver Brook Outfitters: Pete Burns e.35
Life in the ADK; Beaver Brook Outfitters: Pete Burns e.35
Living in the Adirondack Mountains and making a sustainable living there is not easy.  Pete is an old friend of mine and deserves a ton of respect as a loving Father, Husband and successful entrepreneur and employer.  Listen today as Pete tells us some stories about things that have happened to him in the woods and how he got his business going as a 5th generation homesteader in North Creek NY on the banks of the Hudson River.  Learn more about Beaver Brook Outfitters on their web site.  https://www.beaverbrook.net
01:03:00
November 19, 2021
Devils River Texas featuring Mark Usyk e.34
Devils River Texas featuring Mark Usyk e.34
Pull up a chair to the fountain of youth.  A turquoise river flowing through a desert.  It was a trip that Mark says was a game changer, a life changer.  Find out why on this. episode of IN THE SEAM. 
57:35
November 11, 2021
Great Lakes Tributary fly fishing with Matt Dinardo. ep.33
Great Lakes Tributary fly fishing with Matt Dinardo. ep.33
On todays episode we speak to Matt Dinardo.  Matt once lived here in Utica where we met him.  He now lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter but still religiously makes trips up north to fish the Lake Ontario Tributaries, especially in the fall.   We talk about places to fish and also techniques.   Enjoy: JP
01:01:24
October 29, 2021
Fisher of Zen: Cari Ray
Fisher of Zen: Cari Ray
today we have Cari Ray of Fisher of Zen podcast and blog.  Cari is known for her work as a singer songwriter and has started her blog and podcast about her love of fly fishing and how that associates with her philosophy on life.  Enjoy todays interview with Cari and make sure you check her out on her site and social media platforms.  You will not be disappointed. 
59:16
October 06, 2021
Euro Nymphing with Bryan Spinner of White Dog Outdoors
Euro Nymphing with Bryan Spinner of White Dog Outdoors
Learning new techniques is never easy, but it is necessary in the path of success in anything you try to excel in.  Many of us, like me, get stuck doing the same fly fishing techniques and our catch rates kind of stay the same.  Euro Nymphing is a style of drifting to catch fish that is very effective.  Today we talk to Bryan Spinner, an instructor of Euro Nymphing on his You Tube channel.  https://whitedogoutdoors.com/ Have a listen as we discuss this style of fly fishing and also how he has become so successful on his You Tube Channel.  Sincerely:  JP Ross
01:02:38
September 09, 2021
Mark Usyk, How to make a story from nature? More fly fishing philosophy.
Mark Usyk, How to make a story from nature? More fly fishing philosophy.
Today we talk with Mark Usyk, member of JP Ross & Company and also an independent  author of: Reflections of a Fly Rod and also Carp are Jerks.  You can find them on our web site and also on Amazon.  Mark has a philosophy on life and it is great.  He is wise and you should listen to him.  Judge if you want, but he doesn't care.  He is simple as a person, but complex in his thoughts.  And thank God for that.   I hope you enjoy this episode of IN THE SEAM.  Music by Jason Maloney
01:14:55
August 13, 2021
Bear Encounter while searching for brook trout; interview with Chris Partridge
Bear Encounter while searching for brook trout; interview with Chris Partridge
Chris is a solo explorer, and recently he has found a little more than he expected on some of his adventures.   This time on IN THE SEAM podcast with JP Ross.   
56:43
July 18, 2021
AD Maddox Artist, Life and passion from her point of view.
AD Maddox Artist, Life and passion from her point of view.
Today I had the wonderful opportunity to have a recorded conversation with accomplished artist AD Maddox.  She talks about her life and what happiness means and how she has become so successful.  Lots of life lesson nuggets in this one.  more info: https://www.admaddox.com/
01:05:41
June 24, 2021
Great Camp Sagamore Adirondacks Emily Martz Interview
Great Camp Sagamore Adirondacks Emily Martz Interview
Today we have a lake side chat with Emily Martz, the Director at Great Camp Sagamore.   In this pod cast we discuss what a great camp is, and how Sagamore came to be.  We also take a turn and talk to Emily about what its like managing a staff so far back in the woods and what leadership skills she has learned.   Emily has done a spectacular job managing the Camp and the place has so many great programs and secrets it would love to tell you.   More info here. at sagamore.org
59:33
June 10, 2021
Catching your first fish the second time... JP's tells his story about catching his biggest Adirondack Brook Trout
Catching your first fish the second time... JP's tells his story about catching his biggest Adirondack Brook Trout
It's story time again, and I decide to tell the story about me catching my big stream brook trout from a couple weeks ago.   I hope you enjoy the story and the meaning behind why I needed to go.  Sincerely:  JP
28:13
May 21, 2021
Fly Fishing Destinations in USA... interview with Steve Haigh of Destination Angler Pod Cast
Fly Fishing Destinations in USA... interview with Steve Haigh of Destination Angler Pod Cast
Todays guest is Steve Haigh of the Destination Angler Pod Cast.   We talk about fishing in the USA, Smallmouth Bass and fly fishing...  and we talk about Steve as an artist.  This is a great overview of places to fish in North America.   Enjoy.  JP
01:04:07
May 20, 2021
#24 Brenna Dekorte women in fly fishing, and how she got back in the water after her assault experience.
#24 Brenna Dekorte women in fly fishing, and how she got back in the water after her assault experience.
Today we talk to an inspiring female angler named Brenna Dekorte.  Brenna is from Pennsylvania and she gives us insight on lots of things like;  Women in the outdoor industry, organizations for women, the pink it and shrink it mentality on gear, and also she talks about how she managed to get back to fly fishing after an assault on her that happened while getting off the river.  Brenna is an inspiring person and we are proud to have her on our pod cast.   her are some links to her organizations.  http://www.djlflyfishers.org/ https://projecthealingwaters.org/
01:04:11
May 04, 2021
#23 Interview with Adirondack Guide Mike Crawford of Upstate Guide Service
#23 Interview with Adirondack Guide Mike Crawford of Upstate Guide Service
Mike Crawford of Upstate Guide Service has been guiding the Adirondacks for well over ten years.  He takes his job serious but does not lose touch with what matters...  just being outside.   Listen to our talk with Mike as we get into the nuances of being a guide and the guide life.  Music by: Jason Maloney.  Sponsored by: JP Ross Fly Rods
59:44
April 09, 2021
#22 Interview with Peter Buchanan-Smith. The Love Affair with the AXE. Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur, and Friend.
#22 Interview with Peter Buchanan-Smith. The Love Affair with the AXE. Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur, and Friend.
We get a little deep with our guest in this pod cast, and I think its great.  Many topics are discussed including Peter's affection for the AXE and its history itself and its history in his life.  We talk about the importance of the American Garage, and how electronic screens just kinda dont do it for people like us.  Peter and I are similar in many ways and from what I can tell from our followers of this pod cast, you will enjoy hearing from Peter.   In the end we discuss why a tool or an object can be so important.  There is a trust and an appreciation for the device or tool.  We get into that a bit in our conclusion of "in the seam".  Enjoy.   JP Music by: Jason Maloney references:  Wiki about Peter Peters Web Site Link to Best made
52:19
April 01, 2021
#21 Hornbeck back country canoes, interview with Josh Trombley
#21 Hornbeck back country canoes, interview with Josh Trombley
Hornbeck Boats is "the boat" for back country pond fishing and exploring.  I interview Josh the new GM of Hornbeck and we discuss the models, the history and the future of this boat and company.   Hornebeck Boats link Music by Jason Maloney
59:22
March 23, 2021
#20 Fishing the Adirondacks with the Hungry Trout Resort, Trophy Brook Trout Fly Fishing in Lakes and Ponds
#20 Fishing the Adirondacks with the Hungry Trout Resort, Trophy Brook Trout Fly Fishing in Lakes and Ponds
Today we interview Evan Bottcher of the Hungry Trout Resort in Wilmington NY, just outside of Lake Placid at the base of Whiteface Mountain.  They have a 9 acre resort on the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River, and access to a number of private water adventures.   How would you like to be in the State of NY and catch a brook trout that is measured in pounds, not inches?  Its not a dream...  today we talk about how that is possible with these guys at Hungry Trout.  Guest: Evan Bottcher Music: Jason Maloney
57:44
February 22, 2021
#19 Fly Tying is Great Therapy. Adirondack Fly Company and Master Fly Tyer Dom Greico
#19 Fly Tying is Great Therapy. Adirondack Fly Company and Master Fly Tyer Dom Greico
Today we bring to the mic an old friend of mine Dominick Greico of @adirondackflycompany.  Find them on Instagram here.   Dom is a terrific fly tier and his story is compelling.  When he was much younger he had a brain tumor and part of his recovery left him with some tremors in his hand.  Fly Tying was just the answer to learn his dexterity.  Little did he know that years later after the kids grew up a bit and he had some free time again, he would re-visit fly tying and become what I believe is a world renowned fly tyer.   His flies are amazing and his story is even more wonderful.  Listen to this podcast and check out his flies and his social media presence on Instagram and Facebook.  Dom is an old friend of mine and it was great to connect with him.  Thanks bud for taking the time to be on the show.   Music by Jason Maloney.  Find out more about JP Ross here. 
52:04
February 19, 2021
#18 Fishing the Florida Keys in Islamorada with Rich Burson of R U Fishing Yet Charters
#18 Fishing the Florida Keys in Islamorada with Rich Burson of R U Fishing Yet Charters
Today we talk to long time friend and guide Rich Burson of R U Fishing Yet Charters in Islamorada Florida, Florida Keys.  The Florida Keys are a chain of islands that are over 100 miles long.  They start about 17 miles from Miami and extend to almost 90 miles from Cuba at its southern most point.   I love the keys and I love everything around them; meaning the backcountry.  Once you have seen the back country of the Florida Keys, you will realize that the islands are really just a road to get there.  The real adventure is on the water.   I hope you enjoy this pod cast, and reach out to me if you have any questions.  www.jprossflyrods.com jpross@jprossflyrods.com
43:24
February 13, 2021
#17 Fly Tying Innovation with FLYMEN Fishing Company. How does innovation happen?
#17 Fly Tying Innovation with FLYMEN Fishing Company. How does innovation happen?
Today we speak to Martin Bawden of the FLYMEN fishing company.  We talk about how the company started and what was the first innovation of the product line...  the nymph head.  Later came the fish skull, and the fish skull product line expanded... we also talk about the new fly tester he is offering.   music by: Jason Maloney link to fly tester.  https://flymenfishingcompany.com/products/fly-tester use code JPSHIP for free shipping on your order. 
01:09:49
February 05, 2021
#16 Trout Power Citizen Science Group doing Genetic work on Brook Trout in the Adirondacks NY
#16 Trout Power Citizen Science Group doing Genetic work on Brook Trout in the Adirondacks NY
Todays guests are Ryan Mackerer and Chris Murphy or Troutpower.org.  The group was founded by JP Ross and is now a 501c3 and has helped to advance science about wild brook trout in New York.   Music by: Jason Maloney
52:13
January 22, 2021
#15. Jim Stickles of NYS DEC talks about Moose in the Adirondacks.
#15. Jim Stickles of NYS DEC talks about Moose in the Adirondacks.
Do you know where to find moose in the spring and fall?  Well this episode will give you some tips on how to find them.   Music by Jason Maloney
32:57
January 08, 2021
#14 The new New York inland trout stream management plan. An interview with Steve Hurst of the DEC.
#14 The new New York inland trout stream management plan. An interview with Steve Hurst of the DEC.
Today I have a talk with Steve Hurst the bureau chief of the fisheries dept of the New York State DEC.  We talk about the management plan.  The goods and the "could do better next times. "    I am proud that I was involved in this plan and that I got to know Steve so well.  I am honored that he was on my pod cast.  Listen in.  More info on the trout stream plan..  click here. 
52:56
December 22, 2020
#13 The fiberglass fly rod market! Is Glass Dead? Interview with Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto
#13 The fiberglass fly rod market! Is Glass Dead? Interview with Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto
Glass is not dead...  just look up the hash tag on I Gram and you will see.  However, we did into what one man and his blog did to the industry that could be equal to what Jeep did to the automotive market.   We also once again dig into what happiness means for different people.  Cameron enlightens us on many aspects of fiberglass fly rods and life.  Enjoy.  Music by: Jason Maloney
01:04:40
December 17, 2020
#12: Freestone Fishing Life... the secret to the good life. Interview with Matt Guymon
#12: Freestone Fishing Life... the secret to the good life. Interview with Matt Guymon
We had a great podcast with Matt Guymon.  He is a super talented photographer and has a great outlook on life.   Music by Jason Maloney
44:07
December 08, 2020
#11 the 20 inch brook trout BROMANCE
#11 the 20 inch brook trout BROMANCE
Story time with Mark Usyk and world acclaimed photographer John Segesta.   Mark and John met in the Adirondacks and that day found a 20 inch brook trout.   But there is more to it than just that.   John wrote a story about us that was featured in Drake Magazine.  Here is the link to the article.  His photography was also used in the article and it really is beautiful and helps tell the story of our Trout Power weekend.  So make sure you check it out.  Music by Jason Maloney.  Hear more of Jasons Music here.  and check us out at www.jprossflyrods.com
42:06
December 04, 2020
#10 On Golden Pod... fishing for golden trout in high elevation lakes with Guest James Taylor
#10 On Golden Pod... fishing for golden trout in high elevation lakes with Guest James Taylor
Today I interview James Taylor, long time friend of mine, now living in Idaho.  James has caught some huge Golden Trout on the fly..  but not without some work.  Like 35 miles one way type of work.  But to him, its totally worth it.  Find out why.  Music by Jason Maloney. 
42:45
November 23, 2020
#9 Small Stream fly rod overview with JP Ross
#9 Small Stream fly rod overview with JP Ross
Today I take over the mic for a bit and talk about small stream rods that we offer.  Thanks for all the suggestions about doing this pod cast, I hope you enjoy a brief overview about the rods I have designed for small stream fly fishing.   JP
14:23
November 19, 2020
#8 footloose and freeflow with Andrew O'Neill. Adventures in Wyoming, Seychells, and Adirondacks
#8 footloose and freeflow with Andrew O'Neill. Adventures in Wyoming, Seychells, and Adirondacks
I talk to Andrew O'Neill about filming some of his movies and his adventures elk hunting.  Andrew teaches us a bit about how to explore Wyoming, and shared some hot spots with us.  Below are links to his movies and his web site.  Music by: Jason Maloney https://www.freeflow-outdoors.com/ Here's some links for some of the stuff we talked about: - The Extra Mile Series - Season 1 (check out the cutties in episode 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pXhbg60Z5A&list=PLEpDmSDwuRzOB_wsEEqaN7FROoNJMiRi5 - World Angling - Knockin' On The Door and Ghost Stories trailer: https://vimeo.com/worldangling
57:16
November 17, 2020
#7 Trophy Labrador brook trout with Robin Reeve and Chris Murphy
#7 Trophy Labrador brook trout with Robin Reeve and Chris Murphy
Today we speak to Robin Reeve owner of 3 rivers lodge in Labrador Canada.  I have had the good fortune of going to Robins Lodge many times.  I first found him when I was an outfitter and I was looking for alternative places to find huge brook trout other than the usual Quebec Trip.  I found 3 Rivers Lodge, and I am happy I did.  Robin is a great friend and we have had many adventures together. With my co-host Chris Murphy we explore trophy Labrador.  link to lodge.  Music by: Jason Maloney
48:47
November 15, 2020
#6 Interview with Jeff Patterson of Abel and Ross Reels.
#6 Interview with Jeff Patterson of Abel and Ross Reels.
Jeff talks about all the companies that are part of Mayfly. Some history on Ross and Abel reels and also some tech talk, as well as some insight on Airflo fly lines. Listen in on Jeff Patterson.
53:31
November 11, 2020
 #5 A snowy talk with Greg Rudd, artist and outdoorsman in The Adirondacks.
#5 A snowy talk with Greg Rudd, artist and outdoorsman in The Adirondacks.
We talk to Greg about growing up in the Adirondacks and specifically Inlet, NY. What brought him back, and why leaving it is important to realizing how special it is.
01:00:06
November 05, 2020
 #4 Bobby Helms from Tupper Lake Adirondacks explains how his home woods called him home from Alaska.
#4 Bobby Helms from Tupper Lake Adirondacks explains how his home woods called him home from Alaska.
A short talk with my bud from Tupper Lake about what is “wild” and how the Adirondacks are such a special place.
46:08
November 05, 2020
#3 Did Covid Kill the brook trout? We discuss how it felt when COVID started from the perspective of 3 different anglers.
#3 Did Covid Kill the brook trout? We discuss how it felt when COVID started from the perspective of 3 different anglers.
In this episode I team up with Chris Murphy, Nate Martin and Mark Usyk to dig into the real deep questions about COVID and if it is ruining the outdoors?  Are there too many people outside?  what are we learning from this?   Is fly fishing better or worse for all of this?  Let's find out. 
01:19:23
October 30, 2020
#2 The Smith Brothers... how their family kicking them out of the house taught them the most valuable lesson about life.
#2 The Smith Brothers... how their family kicking them out of the house taught them the most valuable lesson about life.
Doug and Lucas are brothers.  And not just brothers, they are best friends too.  I have known them for many years and they have taught me a lot.  In fact their family has taught me what matters about life.  I look up to Doug and Lucas because of their comfort with the outside world.  They also catch a ton of huge fish.  Learn about sasquatch, ghosts in buckskin, and vanishing and re-appearing wallets.  You gotta hear this.   JP
01:09:55
October 28, 2020
#1 The Wild Card fly rod 7 foot 5 weight 4 piece Carbon Silica Hybrid. Explained in detail.
#1 The Wild Card fly rod 7 foot 5 weight 4 piece Carbon Silica Hybrid. Explained in detail.
Learn about our Wild Card fly rod.  A 7 foot 5 weight 4 piece fly rod.  A unique big fish, big fly, small stream fly rod.  We Hope you enjoy it.   How was this rod inspired by the great Lee Wulff?   Learn about Carbon Silica blank technology, and why we made a short 5 weight fly rod for small stream fly fishing.  For more info, try our web site.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/collections/wild-card-fly-rods
08:03
October 16, 2020