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Mount Rushmore of Fly Fishing- Henry Cowen

(From May 22nd Program, Segment 3)

Henry Cowen’s article in Fly Fisherman Magazine describes “Our Fly Fishing Mount Rushmore” & the faces that would be chiseled into his “Mount Rushmore.”

Cowen describes Lefty Kreh’s influence in the outdoor world bring fly fishing to everyone & acting as the best fly fisherman in the world.  His timing helped make the use of book, video & internet & launched him into the status of greatest.

One of Lefty’s great mentor and influencers was Joe Brooks that was one of the initial “rock stars” of fly fishing.  Brooks’ appearances on Wide World of Sports & American Sportsmen helped make him the father of American fly fishing.

Another face of fly fishing importance, according to Cowen, is Lee Wulff.  Another larger than life fly caster, tyer, television star & educator–within fly fishing–that helped propel the sport.

Lastly, the surviving member of Henry’s–Mount Rushmore–is artist, tyer & warm water advocate, Dave Whitlock.

These are Henry’s top four influencers in fly fishing, but what are yours?  The Outdoor Guys from Jesse Brown’s want to know?


Ocean Flies USA with John Antignano

(From the May 15th, 2021 Program, Segment 2)

When the Carolina Outdoors hits the airwaves of WBT Radio early on a Saturday morning we have listeners up and down the Eastern seaboard:  New York to Florida

John Antignano, fly designer, tyer & fly fisherman, learned in New York but now resides in Florida.

He comes onto the Carolina Outdoors to report on the Florida fishing from Key Biscayne to the Keys.

Plus, to talk about some of his newest patterns of saltwater flies that have arrived at Jesse Brown’s & the balanced importance of “matching the hatch” to the all-important presentation.

“Cicadas Hit Snooze” says the Headline

(From the May 15th, 2021, Segment 4)

CNN’s headline says it all.  But why?

For people that love the outdoors and may head out for a camping trip, fly fishing journey or drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the sounds of the outdoors includes insects.

However, the 17-year Cicada hatch scheduled for this year (Brood X) has been delayed due to the cooler weather.

So instead of putting on their buggy-little Baggie Shorts they’re relying on their Long Underwear.

All kidding aside, May’s cooler temperatures have kept the ground cooler & that is where the Cicadas emerge.  Don’t worry they’re still coming & the sounds of the trees will be louder than ever across the East Coast but especially in the mountains and hills of our Carolina Outdoors.

Mother’s Day Reminder

(from the May 8th, 2021 Program)

A quick reminder that May 9th, 2021, is Mother’s Day.  A Guided Fly Fishing Wade Trip in North Carolina is a great idea.

Bill Bartee & Wes Lawson talk about how women often time take instruction better.  Contact Jesse Brown’s if you need help getting outdoors and want to know more about fly fishing.

The Month of May

(From the May 1st, 2021 Program, Segment 4)

The month of May is a fantastic time in the Carolinas.  Going camping or to the Wells Fargo Championships being held may call for a Crazy Creek Camp Chair from Jesse Brown’s.

Mountain Khakis dresses and shorts are perfect for looking good, too.

Wes Lawson, GM from Jesse Brown’s, breaks down some product ideas.  Plus, fresh shipments of fly rods, fly reels & flies have arrived at Jesse Brown’s.