Anchored Podcast Ep. 237: Andrew Grillos and Louis Cahill on Men’s Mental Health in Fly Fishing

Men's Mental Health in Fly Fishing
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This week’s episode is a bit of a departure from the norm, but I’m happy to stand behind it nonetheless. When friend and past podcast guest, Louis Cahill, reached out and suggested we sit down together with Andrew Grillos, I knew it was going to be a special conversation. So, in this episode of Anchored, the three of us gathered to discuss a topic that’s close to our hearts: men’s mental health in the world of fly fishing.

The conversation is admittedly a bit scattered, but I think that adds to its authenticity. Throughout our discussion, we shared 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.

But amidst the conversation, there’s a clear message that I hope resonates with Anchored listeners: You’re not alone. No matter what you’re going through, there’s always someone out there who’s willing to listen and help. Whether it’s a friend, a family member, or a professional counselor, reaching out for support is a sign of strength, not weakness.

So, as you listen to this episode, I encourage you to reflect on your own mental health journey. And if you find yourself struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. You deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life, both on and off the water.

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