Starting Wednesday, April 7, check this space or your favorite podcast platform for Aaron Reed’s Blue Collar Fly Fishing Podcast. Every other week, Aaron will bring you in-depth conversations with industry luminaries and local anglers. Tune in for a conversation with Trout Unlimited VP and Angling Trade magazine editor Kirk Deeter about books, the pandemic year, and the importance of humility and grace. Coming up: Alvin and Lenée Dedeaux of All Water Guides on how they navigated the pandemic year, diversity in fly fishing, and that SXSW showcase Alvin headlined; April Vokey of Anchored Outdoors on going from girl guide on the Skeena River to Queen of All Fly Fishing Media and the joys and perils of social media; and much, much more. Show Notes, Jeff Troutman on Blue Collar Fly Fishing Podcast (Season 1, Episode 1) 00:01 Introductions 00:10 The history of the Glencairn glass. 0:45 Jeff warns Aaron he’s going to be grading his performance. 01:18 Brokeback Mountain reference 01:30 Navel-gazing: a new fly-fishing podcast (hint: you are listening to it.). 02:55 Kirk Deeter up next episode! Let’s talk about the pandemic. RBFF says we added 17 million new boaters and anglers in 2020. 04:24 Jen and John Pelicano coming up in a couple of weeks. Jeff and Aaron talk about year-to-date licenses. 07:27 The first whiskey: Real Spirits Distiller’s Choice (Four-Grain). Shout-out to Real Ale and Real Spirits. 08:15 How to pour whiskey. 09:30 The Tron Beer Can and 8 Track Amber 10:10 Redneck tasting notes. 11:55 “It’s not the first time I’ve spilled whiskey on my piano.” 13:08 Jeff forgets his new song. 14:30 Jeff is a bandleader. 15:00 Jeff’s new album. 16:00 Jeff reveals his childhood in a cult. 18:00 Songs for grownups. 20:00 Jeff was a “Huffy Rider.” Bike stories …. 22:39 Shout-out to Odem Wu 23:09 “ Dreamers,” Jeff Troutman and the Parachute Adams Band (cut-in the recording, still of “Heaven” album cover) 28:02 Cut back to interview …. Talking about “Dreamers.” What was the “favor,” man? 29:00 Breathing room in stories. 29:30 The band’s name and no, Aaron, Jeff didn’t actually send you a fly could fish with. 33:35 *eff Carl Lentz and Hillsong. 34:11 Rye whiskey. Jeff’s favorite, we find out later. 35:34 Where to find Real Spirits, and Real Ale. 37:10 Jeff considers refinishing his free piano. 38:21 Bob White, artist and inspiration. 40:00 Jeff talks to a buffalo. Things get a little psychedelic. 42:00 Jeff starts messing around below – or right at – the belt. 43:50 It’s not the time or place to talk about this. 44:40 Raven: Ode to Bob White (cut in) (throw up the album cover) 49:38 Back to the real interview … Aaron says nice things about Jeff, and Bob, and cross-genre artistic inspiration. 50:00 Paul Puckett, artists, what brings us together as fly anglers. 52;10 Shout-out to Greg DeMars. Cast nets? 53:40 Jeff gives a shout-out to Aaron’s (multiple) award-winning book. By this time it’s clear why Aaron writes, and doesn’t broadcast. Usually. 55:29 In praise of wet-wading, and Zebcos. 56:45 Shout-out to Tom Rosenbauer and fishing in Chacos. 57:40 Real Spirits Signature Select, Texas Whiskey Trail barrel selection. 1:00:42 Okay, enough about whiskey … let’s talk about gin. 1:02:00 Preview of Duck Camp, shout-out to Dave Fason, and we all want the new DryDown Vest. 1:03:00 The Local Angler, Imbrifex Books, “Books or the Journey,” shout-out to Mark Sedenquist. 1:04:00 Merch. Buy a shirt. Protect yourself from the ‘Squatch. 1:05:00 Follow, subscribe, etc. 1:06:45 RNP on the Road. 1:07:31 SXSW 2021? 1:08:10 Another shoutout to Duck Camp and their awesome World HQ. 1:09:30 April Vokey, we love you. 1:10:40 Shout-out to Wylde Bill. 1:11:07 “Ten-Foot Pole” and bawbags.