In this episode of Anchored, I had the pleasure of hosting Lucy Bowden, the visionary founder of Fishing For Everyone, established in 2005. Hailing from Britain, Lucy is not just an angling coach but a passionate angler who discovered her love for the sport at the tender age of five. What sets Lucy apart is her unwavering belief that fishing should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability. Her dedication to breaking down barriers and encouraging inclusivity within the angling community is truly inspiring. As a prominent female angler, Lucy has become a beacon for women in the sport, motivating countless individuals to take up fishing. Her founding principle was simple yet profound: to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience the joy of fishing in a safe and supportive environment.
Here, we discuss Lucy’s remarkable journey, making silly decisions in our twenties, private land, coaching, stillwater fishing in the UK, and the empowering ethos behind Fishing For Everyone.
I’d also like to take a moment to highlight Skip Morris’ latest publication, “Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams: How, When, and Where to Fish Them.” This exceptional book delves into the realms of fly-fishing and fly-tying, guiding readers through twelve outstanding nymph-flies and offering insights on how to effectively catch trout in creeks, streams, and rivers. Each nymph is accompanied by a vivid color photograph, with Skip Morris providing detailed information on its imitation, purpose, and behavior in the water.
Morris doesn’t just stop there; he shares invaluable tips on how to fish each fly efficiently, including the optimal depth, the best times for fishing, and various proven fishing methods. The book also includes a section to aid in selecting the right fly for specific conditions and choosing the most effective method for presenting it to trout. For both novices and seasoned pros navigating the intricate world of trout flies, Skip Morris’ expert guidance simplifies the process. This book not only informs but also entertains, making it a must-read for anyone passionate about fly-fishing. To explore and enhance your fly-fishing experience, consider checking out the book through this purchase link: Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams.
Anchored Outdoors is an ever-growing network of fly fishing experts who’ve been brought together by podcaster and fellow outdoorswoman, April Vokey.
In this episode of Anchored, we discuss how Aaron got involved in the Spey scene in the early years, his struggle with Crohn’s disease, getting his casting certification, grieving dead river systems, and more.
Bob Clay, a seasoned pro in making bamboo rods, shows us the ropes on how to perfectly flame bamboo to get it rod-ready. Let's take a look at how this process works and what you need to know to do it right.
Throughout this discussion, we share personal stories, insights, and reflections on the unique mental health challenges that men in the fly fishing community often face. From the pressures of maintaining a tough exterior to the stigma surrounding seeking help, we covered a lot of ground.
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