Anchored With April Vokey Podcast



Join well-known angler, April Vokey, as she partakes in open discussion with some of the most influential people involved in the outdoor/fishing world today. Learn more about their careers, history, relationships, and life both on and off the water. Vokey's no holds barred, face to face format focuses on the 'behind the scenes' of the industry educating the listener through relaxed conversation, rather than the repetitive questions so commonly asked in interviews. Anchored with April Vokey serves as a preservation of stories and people that may otherwise one day be lost.


  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 189: Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz on the Current State of Columbia River Steelhead

    27/08/2021 Duración: 57min

    Jeff Hickman and David Moskowitz are no strangers to wild steelhead. Jeff Hickman is a longtime steelhead guide, lodge owner and advocate. His passion for protecting wild species and places consistently take priority over financial gain, making him one of the most trusted voices in the fishing industry. David Moskowitz is Executive Director of the Conservation Angler. He has held leadership positions at several other fishery conservation organizations, and studied environmental law and policy at Lewis and Clark Law School. In this episode of Anchored, we sit down to discuss the current state of Columbia River steelhead, navigating management, and Jeff’s decision to stop guiding in protest.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 188: Phil Rowley on Chironomids, Stillwater Fishing and Going Pro

    04/08/2021 Duración: 01h32min

    Phil Rowley is a stillwater icon. Author, presenter, fly tier and instructor, Phil has shared his knowledge and paved the road for countless anglers. I was excited to finally have him on the show to learn more about his introduction to the fly fishing industry. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss chironomids, triploids, feeling boxed in, and how went from working in an insurance office to working full-time in the fishing industry.  I am super excited to let you know that yesterday we opened up the doors to our highly anticipated Chironomid Fishing Masterclass with Brian Chan! You can find it at

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 187: Justin Crump on Being a Trout Bum, Rooster Fishing and Expectations

    26/07/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    When I think of the perfect Trout Bum story, Justin Crump comes to mind. Justin fell in love with fishing at an early age, before dedicating his entire life to the pursuit. In this episode of Anchored, Justin and I discuss how his willingness to go with the flow introduced him to a lifetime of adventure, a successful career, and even the love of his life.  We discuss the highs and lows of working in the fishing industry, his company Frigate Travel, chasing down rooster fish in Mexico, setting expectations, the importance of a fly’s profile, the future of guiding and more. While I have you here, our Anchored community is growing and we’d love to have you be a part of it. We’re currently revamping our entire membership and cannot wait to announce the changes. I wanted to build a membership that I personally would pay for. One where you can learn as a beginner, but also as an industry pro. Want to hear the best part?  It pays you to learn!  Each stage you unlock comes with a series of points with a dollar value

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 186: Natalie Bogwalker on Wild Abundance, Hide Tanning, Gardening and Community

    08/07/2021 Duración: 46min

    Natalie Bogwalker is the founder and director of Wild Abundance, where she teaches carpentry, permaculture, primitive skills, and so much more. I met Natalie when we teamed with her for our online Hide Tanning class, and she has continued to blow my mind ever since. I’m currently in middle of her online gardening school and feel like a kid in a candy story with all the new skills I’m learning! In this episode of Anchored, Natalie and I sit down to discuss her incredible journey from academia to accomplished outdoors-woman, permaculture, living in community, Peta and more. Be sure to stay tuned because there’s a surprise waiting for you in the intermission!

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 185: Al Perkinson on Bajio Sunglasses and Cause Marketing in Fishing

    28/05/2021 Duración: 53min

    Al Perkinson is someone I’ve looked up to for a long time. For seventeen years, he was the CFO of Costa Sunglasses, where he led brand strategy, marketing, ecommerce and more. Al is an avid fly fisherman and conservationist who has a long resume of philanthropic work. On this episode of Anchored we discuss the benefits of polarised sunglasses, Al’s departure from Costa, the struggles of starting over, and Indifly, a foundation created to help strengthen indigenous communities through fly fishing. Get 20% off our Anchored Outdoors Masterclasses with code anchoredlistener20

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 184: Karen Brooks on Fly Fishing in Tasmania

    14/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    Karen Brooks is a guide and outfitter based in Tasmania, Australia. She and her husband, Peter, share a unique story in that they both started guiding later in life upon finding matching drift boats for sale in North America. On this episode of Anchored, Karen and I enjoy a light conversation about fishing for trout in Tasmania, loch-style fishing, what it’s like to start over and more. Also, exciting news!  We’ve just finished editing a bunch of Anchored Outdoors Masterclasses, included Jet boating with Grant Wooldridge, Wilderness Survival with Tom Brown III and Raft Fishing with Yos Gladstone. Find them and more at This episode is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia. The diversity of Australia’s fishing experiences is as vast as the country itself. Great Fishing Adventures of Australia is the catch of Australia’s best fishing operators that have come together to collectively raise the profile of Australia as a world class fishing destination. No matt

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 183: Christian Schauf on 72 Hour Survival and Uncharted Supply Co.

    26/04/2021 Duración: 40min

    Christian Schauf is the founder of Uncharted Supply Co. His company specialises in kits built for unexpected survival situations. He started the company after seeing dozens of motorists stranded on the side of the highway during a blizzard in Colorado. On this episode of Anchored, we discuss the first 72 hours of survival, Christian’s experience on Shark Tank, and marketing without evoking fear. Also, exciting news!  We’re in the final editing stages of our Tom Brown Masterclass, which is based around the first 72 hours of survival.  Put your name on the waitlist here.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 182: Brian O’Keefe on Outdoor Photography and Travelling the World

    18/04/2021 Duración: 01h37min

    Brian O’Keefe started fly fishing as a young boy. He started taking fish photos in an attempt to prove that he wasn’t making up stories about the fish he was catching. He would go on to become one of the most well-known names in fish photography. On this episode of Anchored, we discuss his incredible evolution as an angler, photographer, world traveler and industry pro. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Tight Line Films.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 181: Willy Goldsmith and Tony Friedrich, American Saltwater Guides Association

    09/03/2021 Duración: 01h17min

    The Saltwater Guides Association is a coalition of forward-thinking guides, small business owners and like-minded anglers who understand the value of keeping fish in the water. In this episode of Anchored, I sit down with Willy Goldsmith and Tony Friedrich to discuss the health of the East-coast striper fishery. To add you name to our Once a Year Premium Plus Masterclasses Waitlist, click here.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 180: Josh Nugent on the Science Behind Precision Casting

    26/02/2021 Duración: 02h04min

    Josh Nugent started his successful guiding operation, Out Fly Fishing Outfitters, in 2003. He recently purchased a fly shop in Calgary, Alberta, adding to his already impressive resume. I met Josh years ago during a filming project on the Bow river. He was my first guide and single-handedly changed how I looked at professionalism in the fishing industry.  Not only am I proud to announce Josh as one of Anchored Outdoor’s Masterclass instructors, but I’m excited to introduce him to many of you here. He’s a fountain of knowledge and you’re guaranteed to walk away from this episode learning something new. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss Josh’s Master's Thesis on eye tracking and the visual characteristics of expert fly casters, the latest conservation concern around the Grassy Mountain Coal Mine Project, whether or not to buy a fly shop and more.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 179: Donnie Vincent on Ethical Hunting, Wolves and More

    11/02/2021 Duración: 01h28min

    Donnie Vincent is an explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman. These days Donnie is best known for his inspirational films and passion for story-telling, but Donnie’s journey started long before the cameras started rolling. On this episode of Anchored we discuss his passion behind the outdoors, his experiences with wild wolves, keeping our cool under pressure and so much more.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 178: Clint Goyette on Czech Nymphing

    23/01/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Clint Goyette is a Twelve time Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships competitor. He is also a guide and certified casting instructor who operates out of Squamish British Columbia. I recently hired Clint to teach our Czech Nymphing Masterclass over at and I was horrified to learn how many fish I’ve been passing up all these years. In this episode of Anchored, we discuss how to catch more fish, Euro Nymphing, equipment, presentation, objections and more. You can enrol in Clint’s Online Masterclass here. Brought to you by WaterMaster and Athletic Brewing Company. Try Athletic Brewing Company's award-winning beers at and use code Anchored20 to get 20% off your first order.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess Westbrook and Kaitlin Barnhart on the Mayfly Project

    10/01/2021 Duración: 49min

    Kaitlin Barnhart and Jess Westbrook are the founders of The Mayfly Project, an organization that uses fly fishing to help mentor and support children in foster care. The Mayfly Project introduces children in foster care to their local fisheries, with the hope that it will connect them to a rewarding hobby, ultimately providing them the opportunity to have fun, build confidence, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors. In this episode of Anchored we discuss the project, how it works and how you can help.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 176: Steven Drake on Hunting Photography, the Rut, Wallows, Sheds and More

    21/12/2020 Duración: 53min

    Steven Drake is a hunting photographer whose work has helped to redefine how the hunting industry is perceived. An avid elk hunter, he frequents some of the most rugged and physically demanding terrain in the USA. In this episode of Anchored we discuss new hunters, the rut, moose pee and more. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Brownells.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 175: Kelly Galloup on Innovative Fly Tying and Fishing Trout Streamers

    02/12/2020 Duración: 01h46min

    For many of us, Kelly Galloup is a household name. His innovative fly-tying and unique angling approach has earned him his place in the fly-fishing industry. Kelly is the owner of the popular Galloup’s Slide Inn Lodge on the Madison river, but his story begins long before he moved to Montana.  In this episode of Anchored we discuss fly-tying materials, presentation, the industry, and of course the names of his flies. While I have you here, this weekend I’ll be hanging out at the Celebrating Women in Fly Fishing Virtual Expo. The expo is open to men and women and hosts an amazing lineup of exhibitors, casting clinics, tying demonstrators, artists, presentations and more. I’m excited to be one of 21 Zoom rooms where I’ll be hanging out for the day answering questions and getting to know visitors better.  You can buy your tickets here. This episode of Anchored is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 174: Travis and Tiffany Bader on Silvercore, Firearms and Bear Safety

    19/11/2020 Duración: 01h27min

    Travis and Tiffany Bader are both passionate hunters, anglers, foragers and foodies. They make their livings by sharing their passion with others through their company, Silvercore. Silvercore is Canada’s largest company of its kind, providing industry-leading training to all levels of government, private business and the general public. In this episode of Anchored, Travis and Tiffany help answer my questions about firearms, bear safety, cougars and more. Sign up to become a member of Anchored Outdoors and get 50% off your next Silvercore Bear safety course!

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 173: Kristine Fischer on Tournament Fishing and the Sacrifices to Make it Pro

    26/10/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    Kristine Fischer @MidwestFishergal grew up fishing and playing in the outdoors. What she didn’t realise at the time, was that she’d soon become one of the most well-known anglers in the national kayak bass tournament scene. The recognition isn’t unwarranted… Kristine boasted 3 national level wins and a 2nd in the 2019 season, and she added another big win and several top tens in 2020. One of these wins secured her a spot on the USA team as 1 of 7 anglers to represent her country. It also just so happened to make her the first female in the world to ever qualify for this prestigious event.    In this episode of Anchored, we sit down to discuss her fiery online presence, her impressive catch record, and the sacrifices she’s made to get this far. This episode is brought to you by Great Fishing Adventures of Australia.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 172: Keith McCafferty on Survival, Outdoor Skills and Living to Write About It

    12/10/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream, an author of eight books, winner of numerous literary awards, and just an all-round likeable guy. In this episode of Anchored, we hear the story behind Keith’s impressive history with Field and Stream, as well as the inspiration behind his novels and how he maintains his enthusiasm. Speaking of survival, our survival masterclass with Tom Brown III will be up soon. For a limited time, you can become a member of Anchored Outdoors and receive access to ALL of our Premium content and Masterclasses for only $133!  Be sure to use coupon code loyaltycode20 to access that low rate. This episode is brought to you by Brownells.

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 171: Woniya Thibeault on Tanning Hides and the "Alone" TV Show

    24/09/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    Woniya Thibeault has spent her life studying ancestral skills. As the owner of Buckskin Revolution, she teaches classes and workshops, sharing her belief in the coexistence of humans and nature. In this episode of Anchored, Woniya and I discuss the desire to live off-grid, tanning deer hides and her remarkable experience on the popular tv show, Alone. Find Woniya at and register for her latest gathering. Early bird registration ends on Friday, September 25! This episode is brought to you by Brownells!

  • Anchored Podcast Ep. 170: Jim McLennan on the Bow River, Pioneering, and Growing Up

    11/09/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    Jim McLennan was one of the first fly-fishing guides on Alberta’s Bow River. A well known writer and speaker, Jim has authored four books and written countless magazine articles. In this episode of Anchored we discuss why we fish, how Jim got his start in the fishing industry, what the Bow river used to be like and how we change as we get older. This episode is brought to you by Norvise! From their original 1970’s prototype to their new Legacy stainless steel vise, Norvise has been committed to one thing: efficiency.  The company’s long-standing slogan, “Tie Better Flies, Faster”, truly encompasses what the Norvise Fly Tying System does. The good folks at Norvise believe you deserve to tie your flies consistently and in less time because of the ease and benefits engineered into this outstanding tying system! For more information, visit and check them out on YouTube to see how you can maximise your tying time by relying on the functions and benefits of the tested and true Norvise!

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