Wildwood Outfitters Blog and Fishing Report
Mark's own fly fishing adventures began when he was a scant 12 years old. As is the case for so many, once he picked up a fly rod he was hooked (pun intended) for life. His path would find him having a career in radio, hosting a fishing show called "Spin and Fly," where he would report on how things were fishing in the area. Aside from that, his writing work was featured in the local newspaper informing folks of fishing conditions and offering tips if they decided to spend a day on the water. "Fly fishing has always been both my creative outlet and my release from the everyday." Who doesn't appreciate a fishing report from a local expert?!
Whether he's spending hours at the vice creating new patterns, chasing Pennask Lake rainbow trout, or recording interviews with the next industry professional, days are always centered around fly fishing. However, his efforts and involvement in the sport aren't limited to tying, hosting, and fishing. A few years ago he organized local stream cleanups on his home waters in the interior of British Columbia. Each weekend trucks would be filled with garbage picked up on stream banks and hauled away to local landfills.
"I am incredibly grateful to the many people who have impacted my fly fishing journey and want to be the conduit to get those individuals thoughts, insights, and lessons learned to the airwaves."
When it comes to the Fly Fishing 97 podcast, Mark decided he didn't want to limit the show to discussion about one specific region. Rather, he would talk to avid anglers and industry professionals across all over North America and now downloads pour in from Pennsylvania, Florida, Sweden, British Columbia, and more!
Give the show a listen, and it'll be easy tell why it's so popular. Episodes can be found at www.flyfishing97.com, on Facebook (@Flyfishing97), and on Instagram (@flyfishing97podcast), along with photos of what Mark is tying or where he is fishing!