Podcast: Why Did Mr. Hemkens Go to Washington?



This week’s podcast is an interview with Orvis Vice President Steve Hemkens about why he took a trip to Washington. The podcast may raise your hackles, or it may give you hope for the future. You’ll have to listen to find out why he went to our nation’s capital and why someone responsible for the sale of fly-fishing products and responsible education in the outdoor world would want to meet with politicians.

On a lighter note, the Fly Box this week covers a diverse group of questions, including targeting Texas redfish, repairing a severed fly line (hint—don’t), how to find a place to fish if you don’t know anyone, finding feeding trout in the weeds, the difference one tippet size makes, minimalist bass fishing, how to kill and clean trout, and how to get a Drunk and Disorderly streamer to stay under water. (That sounds like cruel and unusual punishment.) There is also a great suggestion from a listener on how to keep EP Fibers in line, and how to use the Fly Trap for storing dropper rigs.

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One thought on “Podcast: Why Did Mr. Hemkens Go to Washington?”

  1. Stellar podcast. A big “thumbs up” to Tom and Steve, and to Orvis. I’m stoked to see fly fishers standing up for our kids, and for the places we fish. Well done!

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