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The DrakeCast Flyfishing Podcast Veterans Day

"My sister and my mother were not interested in fishing. So it was my dad and your dad and the boys. And we’d have brandy when we’d catch a fish. My dad would open the big green tackle box and bring out this silver flask and we’d all have to have a snort of brandy. Bill would light up a cigar, my dad would be lighting up a pipe. And my dad would be cold out here and we’d be fishing anyways and he’d reach into the tackle box and bring out this bottle of camphorated oil, and we’d all be rubbing our hands with camphorated oil because that’s supposed to help make our hands warm." - Patti Kulig reflecting on fishing with her father.

"Our home is in Texas. Our headquarters is in Austin, but we have friends and neighbors all over this state. Like everyone, we are deeply feeling the current situation and looking for ways to help. We are launching the Howler for Harvey T-Shirt with 100 percent of all proceeds going directly to relief efforts in Texas."

With hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon runaways swimming Puget Sound waters and threatening native Pacific salmon stocks, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is now blocking all permits for new net pens in the region.

Big Brown Trout Chad Johnson White River The DrakeCast

"We’re chasing trophy fish and it’s hard. It shouldn’t be easy. It will kick your ass. It’s physical. Big flies hurt more when they go into you and its covering miles and miles of water. But you know, none of us got into this game because flyfishing was easy. We got into it because it was a challenge." -Steve Dally of Dally's Ozark Flyfisher talking about chasing big fish on Arkansas's White River.

In 1879, common carp from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., rode a train to Denver, where they were dumped into the noxious waters of South Platte River just below its confluence with Cherry Creek. Next month, the 11th Annual Carp Slam celebrates the wary nature of those thriving fish with a pro-am fishing contest that benefits the continued rehabilitation of the river.