Apr 22, 2021
This week Aaron Reed talks with fly fishing newbies, John and Jen Pelicano about their journey into the sport.
00:10: Introducing John and Jen Pelicano
02:57: It’s National Beer Day!
04:00: How Jen and John got into fly fishing during the pandemic year.
05:00: John takes one for the team, goes shopping.
06:25: Jen’s father sets them up for success.
07:11: Is it appropriate to put a vintage Ross San Miguel reel on an Eagle Claw rod?
08:25: Living Waters Fly Fishing to the rescue.
10:45: Jen hopes she doesn’t catch a fish.
12:20: How fishing guide Griff England gets great fish photos for the ‘gram.
14:12: Beyond the 5-weight.
15:15: Jen says “the Llano,” but she means “the Lampasas.”
17:35: Shout out to Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods.
19:00: Aaron flubs “Livingston Rod Company,” even though he knows Dusty Smith and thinks he’s one of the coolest cats in the industry.
21:30: The Poage Lake incident.
23:50: Everything about fly fishing is beautiful.
26:15: John takes a potshot at Aaron’s musical taste.
26:55: Jen mentions the learning curve when it comes to fish handling.
28:00: Well-met at Mesquite Creek Outfitters on Georgetown’s historic town square.
29:55: Was John a Jesuit, or just slow?
30:27: John brings Aaron to tears.
33:45: Jen attempts to put a damper on John’s fanboy enthusiasm.
36:27: John offers to give Aaron some fly fishing pointers.
37:52: “If you’re not building, healing, teaching or growing, don’t get too worked up about your job. It’s not that important.”
42:00: A brief, uninformed aside about John Shewey’s book: “Classic Steelhead Flies”
45:20: Aaron’s sausage fingers.
45:30: Is Aaron writing a memoir?! (and would anyone care?)
49:00: In praise of Wes Ferguson’s “The Blanco River,” and Rob McConnell’s “Fly Fishing the Sam.”
50:10: The upside of social media and isn’t the fly fishing community great?