Sunday, 8 March 2015

Fishing With Joe


I don’t normally promote blogs, products , websites and podcasts on here but with my latest blog post I am going to make an exception as I would like to share with you the best fly fishing podcast that I am aware of out there on the net, If you’ll pardon the pun.
The podcast I refer to is “Fishing with Joe”. I have been listening to these guys for a few years now and in actual fact it was Joe and Chris who inspired me to have an attempt at podcasting with my Hillend Dabbler Fishing & Music Podcast.
I love to listen to their pods whilst travelling on fishing trips and also relaxing in the evening at the tying desk with a malt near to hand as they transport me across the ocean to the rivers, streams and mountains of their environs.
Here’s what they have to say for themselves.
In the fall of 2007, the creators of Fishing with Joe, Chris Silver and Joe Paatalo, came up with the idea to combine the art of fly fishing with literature, music, poetry, and plenty of fishing tales. If that sounds stiff, don’t worry!  FWJ is packed with a good dose of low brow humour, anecdotes, helpful tips and great music to transport you to your favourite fishing hole.
Chris has spent a good share of his adult life pursuing trout on some of his favourite waters in Western Wisconsin including the Kinnickinnic and Rush Rivers.  In addition, Chris has performed his brand of acoustic roots music to audiences around the world.  His is well-known for his guitar, mandolin and fiddle technique and is a prolific song writer.  His music is regularly featured on fishing with Joe. Chris has been a high school business education teacher for the past 23 years and continues to enjoy his role as a teacher and the relationships he has built with his students.   Chris lives in River Falls, Wisconsin with his wife, Naomi.  Has four children, Jennifer, Alma, Ari and Isaac.
Joe Paatalo is a long time fly fisherman and outdoor enthusiast.  By day he stamps out ignorance as a high school English teacher, but he is driven by passions beyond the classroom.  Outside of adventures chasing trout around the country, he once paddled a canoe from Minnesota to Hudson Bay.  In additional to finding ways to sneak adventures under the nose of his long suffering wife, Lynn, Joe is also an avid writer.  In addition to his essays on Fishing with Joe, he also wrote the novel The Eddy.  He is currently at work on a new book and hopes to have it out by the end 2015.
I can’t recommend their podcast enough. Give them a listen you will not be disappointed.
Click this link or the link on the side bar to choose from over 50 episodes.
http://fishingwithjoe.com/
Please do get in touch to let me know if you enjoyed them or even better get in touch with them at their website and let them know themselves.

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