Anchored Outdoors

Discover the ancient art of hide tanning with renowned expert Natalie Bogwalker. In this guide, you'll learn how to transform raw hides into high-quality leather using precise techniques and proper body mechanics for a rewarding and sustainable craft.
In this episode of Anchored, we discuss the history of Trout Unlimited, the issue of abandoned mines and hydropower in the US, as well as how TU navigates the issue of introduced fish.
Unlock the culinary secrets of your local woods with Abby Artemisia, as we explore the flavorful potential of wood nettle, bee balm, white pine, and hemlock, learning how to responsibly identify, harvest, and use these wild edibles.
Have you ever thought about what drives the feeding frenzy of trout beneath the still surface of your favorite lake? Look no further than the chironomid, an insect often mistaken for a mosquito but far more crucial in the aquatic food web...
In this episode of Anchored, we cover the challenges and rewards of running a fly shop, the complexities of obtaining an outfitter license, and Millie's journey as a female ambassador in the industry.
Want to learn how to tie flies? The following guide draws on insights from author and seasoned tier Jerry Darkes and offers valuable tips and tricks to help you get started. Let’s dive right in!
Shed hunting is part scavenger hunt and part wildlife exploration, and it offers a unique way to engage with nature. Renowned shed hunter Steven Drake unveils his secrets to successful shed hunting, teaching enthusiasts how to track down these elusive trophies in the wild.
Mac Brown is the owner of Mac Brown Fly Fish and Fly Fishing Guide School in Western NC. In this episode of Anchored we discuss advanced fly casting, trick casts, fly fishing’s evolution and so much more.
Mending is not just a technique but an art that significantly enhances your ability to present flies - be they dry flies, nymphs, or streamers - in a manner that entices fish, transforming luck into skill. One person who knows a thing or two about this topic is Mickey Finn.
Ryan Brod is a seasoned writer whose essays have graced the pages of numerous prestigious publications. We discuss fishing in Maine, how to fly fish from a canoe, carp in tidal waters, what makes us hunters (as anglers), choosing passion over profit in this day and age, and more.
Knowing how to build a shelter is a fundamental survival skill that could very well mean the difference between life and death. Drawing on the wisdom of renowned survival expert Tom Brown III, this guide offers a step-by-step walkthrough on constructing a shelter that could save your life.
Mike Schultz, affectionately known as “Schultzy,” is the Owner of Schultz Outfitters Fly Shop & Guide Service. In this episode, we discuss the process of opening his fly shop, tactics for catching smallmouth bass on the fly, the effects of water temperature, tackle, and more.