When John Gierach mentioned Bill Fitzsimmons in “Trout Bum,” he wrote about Bill’s professionalism, skill, and deliberate efforts to avoid the camera. From Christmas Island in the early 1980s, the early days of fly fishing for tarpon, and owning a fly shop in Basalt, Colorado, Bill knows the fishing industry as much as anyone. In this episode, he and April discuss the early days of saltwater destinations, fly size, and if catch-and-release fishing is selfish.
Jac is a longtime guide, outfitter and conservationist who’s endured a lifetime of lessons that many of us can learn from. Sit back and enjoy the show.