This week Aaron Reed interviews April Vokey for his Blue Collar Fly Fishing Podcast
00:00 Welcome and Aaron introduces April Vokey
00:50 Check-out our awesome sponsor Duck Camp (duckcamp.com)
1:19 Thanks to Real Ale and Real Spirits for their support (realale.com)
2:22 Thanks to Imbrifex Books and The Local Angler series at thelocalangler.com
03:05 Oops! Technical difficulties … we lose video.
03:09 April introduces herself to our listeners
04:12 The future of flygal.ca
04:45 We note that April is talking to us from the future.
06:00 We talk about the pandemic.
09:26 If you have to be stuck somewhere, Australia and New Zealand aren’t the worst.
10:00 Whatever happened to that steelhead book?
10:18 Shoutout to our friend John Shewey and his book Classic Steelhead Flies.
11:45 April’s humility
12:57 April’s burgeoning media empire
14:18 Stories vs. Technique
15:00 How foraging and tanning and hunting and outdoor life intersects with fly fishing
16:35 Aaron and April talk about the anchoredoutdoors.com learning platform
16:57 The industry article about influencers.
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18:42 Social distancing and fly fishing.
19:56 Why April doesn’t post so many grip-and-grin photos of big fish anymore.
21:13 Let’s make the outdoors experience about more than fishing.
22:30 The Darcizzle episode
23:42 Some people are really, really mad at April about that interview.
24:27 “Darcy is great!” Check out Anchored with April Vokey episodes 145 and 131 to learn more.
26:00 We dig a little deeper into social media and fly fishing.
28:49 Is April the worst mom in the whole world?
29:30 Hear April’s impression of a rutting fallow deer.
31:15 Steve Harvey is “sassy.” See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GyBaKfpxcw
32:35 We talk about April’s other podcast: “Into the Backing.”
34:10 Influencers vs. Ambassadors.
39:57 Is this about paying dues?
42:00 Paying homage to the generation that came before us
43:20 Why we *really* aren’t sharing video for this interview. (April looked great, as always, btw.)
45:25 Who are the fly fishing influencers, anyway?
46:15 Is authenticity the issue?
46:40 A bonus shout-out to Duck Camp!
50:18 April puts a stake in the ground: fly fishing isn’t supposed to be competitive in any way, shape, or form.
53:00 Unsung heroes?
55:40 Know a fly fishing influencer who would be willing to sit down and talk with April about social media? Drop her an email!
56:45 Shout-out to our buddy Kirk Deeter.
57:43 How to get in touch with April, and what’s available on AnchoredOutdoors.com
58:10 Talking about what’s available on Anchored Outdoors … y’all go sign up, it’s kind of incredible.
1:00:35 Get individualized coaching and feedback from April and other instructors on the platform!
1:01:32 Shout-out to Edgar Diaz and Sightline Provisions.
1:02:50 Seriously, go sign-up for a membership at AnchoredOutdoors.com