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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Aug 30, 2022

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Presented By: Reyr GearAngler's CoffeeLakeLady Custom RodsJackson Hole Fly Company


JP Ross, founder of JP Ross Fly Rods, shares his story of how he built a fly rod company that has now been around for over 20 years. JP shares some great advice on life and business - the things he learned the hard way and the things that keep him going.

We chat about his podcast, In the Seam - the inspiration behind it, his unique style of podcasting, and the goal as it goes.

We also learn more about Trout Power - an organization dedicated to protect, restore and enhance heritage brook trout populations in the Adirondacks and throughout New York.

Show Notes with JP Ross Fly Rods

05:00 - JP's first fly rod was a Fenwick Eagle

06:30 - JP saved up tens of thousands of dollars to start a fly shop called, Rising Trout Outfitter

07:30 - They started making JP Ross fly rods which were 100 bucks with a case

08:15 - JP teamed up with Kerry Burkheimer - Kerry was on the podcast at WFS 282

09:20 - They designed a rod called K357 which many people used to compete with

18:00 - We chat about the quote from River Runs Through It, "I'm haunted by waters"

24:25 - JP started a podcast called In the Seam - we chat about his style of podcasting

26:20 - His recent episode was with Keith Tidball where they talked about hope in humanity - listen to that episode here

28:00 - We talk about small stream fishing

31:15 - JP and Mark Usyk used to read the Frog and Toad Adventures book a lot as a child

31:30 - Jeff Kimball paints their rod blanks

32:45 - JP makes most of his rods and they're affordable. The Beaver Meadow Adams is only $349.

34:05 - Tom Starmack was recently in episode 353 where we talked about euro nymphing on small streams

34:20 - The Peacemaker is the only euro nymphing rod that you could use to the 10 1/2 - 4 wt

37:40 - He describes what a fallfish looks like

40:10 - Brook trout is a good target in September at JP's area

45:50 - JP talks about why he started and what they have going at Trout Power

57:58 - JP's top 2 flies are small Muddler Minnow and The Usual

1:01:00 - Hal Janssen was recently on the podcast where we dug into stillwater fly fishing

1:11:55 - JP tells us his top favorite movies: Blues Brothers, Smoke in the Bandit, Indiana Jones, Daniel Craig's 007, Guardians of the Galaxy, On Golden Pond

1:13:40 - This American Life is one of JP's favorite podcasts

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