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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Oct 30, 2018

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Show Notes:

I am pleased to share my podcast interview with Frank Moore, one of the best episodes of the podcast year.  Frank shares his amazing 95 years as a fly fisherman, WWII veteran, and conservationist.

Frank takes us back to some amazing old stories of some of the famous people he has fished with over the years.  He also shares some truly timeless steelhead tips.  In fact, one of them already helped me land a steelhead!


Show Notes with Frank Moore

14:25 - Frank talks about his experience storming the beaches during D- Day in World War II.  

20:00 - Curly Reynolds was a mentor for Frank early on in his life and the person who showed him the river.  Although Curly always insisted that he fishes through first.

21:00 - Clarence Gordon is another friend and famous person on the North Umpqua.

29:00 - Romer Grey was a very good steelhead fisherman and the son of Zane Grey.

30:00 - Jack Hemmingway was the first person to bring the spey rod to the Umpqua.

41:00 - Jack Decius was a chemist, good friend and steelhead addict.

43:00 - Colonel Hayden

49:00 - The movie Mending the Line is about Frank's life and his journey back to Germany and the rivers he saw while in the war.

52:00 - The movie Pass Creek was created because of the conservation work that Frank spear headed back in the early 1960's.

55:50 - The Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary Act

59:40 - Dan Calahan was the person who invented the Green Butt Skunk.

1:09:00 - The hyperbolic chamber has been noted as helping people with MS.

1:12:00 - Interview with Doug Stewart in this episode.

1:18:00 - There are a few really cool campgrounds on the North Umpqua.

1:20:00 - Project Healing Waters is the amazing national orginization that is helping veterans by getting them into fly fishing.

1:24:00 - Joel runs the Royal Treatment Fly Shop.

1:24:00 - Here is the Dean Finnerty episode that I did with him.


You can get information for the documentary Mending the Line which is based on Frank Moore.


Conclusion with Frank Moore

That was such a great experience for me and I hope you also appreciate that interview and the life Frank Moore has lived.  At 95, he's still sharp and a pleasure to spend a few hours with Frank and Jeanne.