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Nov 9, 2015

Fly Fishing Simplified

In this episode of the Outside Health and Fitness podcastI welcome Steve Plut to the show. Steve runs the website Fly Fishing Simplified and he's on a mission to help others discover the joy of fly fishing. He also shares how fly fishing doesn't have to be complicated. If you've ever thought about trying it or want some inspiration to pick it up again you'll want to listen to today's show.

On Today’s show you’ll discover...

  • ... why fly fishing is a fun way to unwind and be present in nature;   
  • ... how fly fishing is a great motivator to stay fit and active;
  • ...  how catching a fish on the fly is something anyone can learn and have fun with....but a word of caution....if you try might get hooked!

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Fly Fishing

About Steve Plut

Steve PultSteve Plut runs the website Fly Fishing Simplified. He is a Fly Fisherman, bow hunter, backpacker, hiker, gambler, wine lover, part-time philosopher and wanna be economist. It appears he is also a big Steelers fan also!

Steve's dad introduced him to the world of fishing and it's become his passion.

Steve's site helps to simplify fly fishing and show you that it's something anyone can learn and enjoy.

How did you get into fly fishing?

Steve was at a Banf film festival and watched a movie called "Eastern Rises" and it inspired him to try fly fishing.

Why do people feel nervous about trying fly fishing?

On his site Steve explains how...

"...for years I considered trying fly fishing. I read books and articles on it and all they did is seem to make the sport so complex that I was simply too intimidated to start! Hearing terms like fly line weight, rod weight, floating line, sinking line, dozens of different casts and seeming hundreds of different fly patterns I was overwhelmed." curated from

It's not easy but you can get enough skill to have fun and catch fish.

One of the reasons Steve likes fly fishing is there are fewer people doing it and that can be a big advantage.

What type of fish do you fish for?

Generally, trout, bass, catfish,carp, bluegill, crappy bass, bowfin and more.

What are the health benefits of fly fishing?

Wading in a stream and fighting the current is a good workout.

Even getting to your favorite spot can be a good workout.

  • When you ride your bike to a stream
  • Kayaking to a your favorite sport

One of the biggest benefits is the mental health aspect of fishing. It's a great way to be positive, and in the moment.

What's Steve's best advice for learning to fly fish?

Go fishing, get out on the water. There's only so much you can learn from a book or watching movies you need to get out on the water.

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