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“Find your niche, whatever that is, and go from there.”
- Will Taylor
After meeting through Instagram, Will Taylor and I have had a lot of fun together. As a Blue Ridge native and a professional fly-fishing guide, Will guides mostly in the Northern Georgia area for giant trout. When Will isn’t a guide or out fishing, he loves being with his 16-month old daughter and watching her grow.
I had a chance to do a Q&A with my followers and podcast listeners as they ask questions for the both of us to answer.
In this podcast, Will and I discuss post-fishing routines, good motivators, favorite fishing stories, go-to fishing equipment, and give advice for any level experience fishers out of there. Here are the questions we answer:
01:50 How do you balance a new baby, two businesses and fishing?
02:48 If you had to choose one fish to catch for the rest of your life, what would it be?
03:54 If you only had one artificial bait to use for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
05:46 What is your favorite libation after fishing?
07:15 Best flamingo rod and reel for snook and snapper?
09:45 What is your biggest sea Trout?
11:12 Best bait for targeting bridge tarpon in November?
12:17 Have you ever fished in New Jersey?
12:52 Do you guide anymore? If so, what is your favorite fish to catch?
13:44 I found a big school of reds that wouldn’t eat anything, what should I throw?
14:54 How many pancakes can you eat?
16:25 Are you going hunting with Deer Meat For Dinner?
18:42 Why crossfit instead of body building?
20:19 If you could do a podcast episode with anyone in the world who would it be?
21:24 Have you ever caught a Bluefin Tuna? And would you want to?
25:40 Have you ever fished for Rainbow Trout in Tennessee?
26:14 What’s the diameter of your calves?
27:32 Do you have any advice for an aspiring guide in South Florida?
32:30 Who’s your favorite wrestler of all time?
33:50 What motivates you?
35:30 Whats your favorite search bait?
37:30 Have you ever hunted in South Texas?
43:00 What’s the biggest Tarpon you’ve ever caught?
44:50 What’s your biggest snook?
45:40 Tips on if I want to make Fishing my career and possibly be a guide?
48:35 Is the new wave of streamer only fly fisherman ruining fly fishing?
50:40 How do you manage everything? Family, work, business, fitness?
52:15 Whats the most versatile fly rod?
52:50 As years pass, has your relationship with your prey changed?
55:15 Are you going to make a guest appearance on Into The Blue?
55:50 What knot do you use on your permit leaders?
57:40 How do you get difficult dolphin to bit when they are behind the boat?
58:18 Whats the most important thing you’ve learned to make each day more productive?
Will is releasing his own podcast, Will Taylor’s Podcast, about his day-to-day life and fishing activities. Be sure to keep a look out for it soon!
I hope we answered all your questions. If not, post some new ones in the comments.
See you on the water!