Anchored Outdoors is an ever-growing network of fly fishing experts who’ve been brought together by podcaster and fellow outdoorswoman, April Vokey. The brand evolved from the Anchored podcast, which produced its first episode in December 2014. The entire Anchored platform is built upon a solid foundation of education and inspiration. Our mission is to encourage conversation, share knowledge, inspire activism and restore storytelling in a world that needs likeminded, forward-thinking outdoorsmen and women more than ever.
The idea struck on the banks of the Dean River in 2014 at the end of a long guiding season. Earlier that year, April had wrapped up the first few episodes of her television series, “Shorelines with April Vokey”.
Bound by television airtime, story after story landed on the cutting room floor, threatening to never see the light of day. With many of her guests in their 80’s and 90’s—they were unlikely to tell their story again in such depth. Plus, almost all of them lacked access to social media, an internet connection or the ears of the younger generation.
The next scheduled guest on Shorelines was Lani Waller. A friend and mentor, April couldn’t stomach the thought of filing away his remarkable story. It was at that moment she decided to produce her own audio series.
Unsure what to call the show, she walked back and forth guiding guests, brainstorming show names while guiding on auto-repeat, “Slow down your cast, you keep popping your anchor…” And just like that, the Anchored podcast was born.
The Anchored brand and platform has since become a gathering place for guests and listeners to share their stories, knowledge and experiences. We hope you’ll join us!