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Carolina Fly Fishing Club with Bill Jewett

February 10th, 2024

The Carolina Fly Fishing Club began in 2006, with the mission of passing on the legacy of fly fishing. The Club spends it’s time educating new fly fishermen, and encouraging seasoned vets to get out on the water. The CFFC is a chartered member of Fly Fishers International, and serves the greater Carolinas. Continue reading Carolina Fly Fishing Club with Bill Jewett

Delayed Harvest Waters & Summer Weather Predictions

Segment 1, May 27, 2023

The Carolina Outdoors, powered by the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s, begins with a busy time in late spring. We are getting towards the end of delayed harvest season.  This program began in the early 1990’s to help promote trout fishing in NC.

The program stocked streams for catch & release fishing from October 1st to the 1st Saturday in June.  The reason the harvest starts in June is because the water in these streams warms too much for trout survival.  Therefore anglers are allowed to keep the fish in June, July, August, & September.

Speaking of warmth, there is meterologist news on the Carolina Outdoors.

Here’s what experts are predicting for this summer’s weather across the US, as Matthew Cappucci writes for The Washington Post:”

“The predictions come from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, but they’re echoed by AccuWeather. Weather.com, meanwhile, is hewing toward a cooler than average start to the summer for the southern U.S., taking a more aggressive stance on the role that a burgeoning El Niño pattern will play.

Overall, a few highlights stood out between the three outlooks:

Chilly water temperatures off the Pacific Coast and soggy soils in California may delay the arrival of brutal heat for the West Coast

The Pacific Northwest is looking hotter and drier than normal

The Plains and perhaps Midwest will see the eventual emergence of above-average temperatures

The jury is out for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, where the varying forecast enterprises have differing opinions

Cooler weather is likely over the southern United States for June due to the position of key weather systems influenced by a budding El Niño

Host Bill Bartee & Producer TJ Boggs think that the weather thus far in spring 2023 matches the weather.com prediction:  “Weather.com believes that the southern U.S. will see a cooler start to summer. The National Weather Service agrees that the start of summer will be cool & the second half of summer will feature heat that will compensate.”

The fly shop in Charlotte, Jesse Brown’s, has a fantastic selection of sun protection clothing to keep you cool and sun-protected.

Fly Fishing the Delayed Harvest streams with Dave Bergman

April 29th, 2023, Segment 2

In the early 1990s, North Carolina began the Delayed Harvest program in the western part of the state.  It opened up the streams available to fish for trout.  Trout require cold water due to their gill system & its ability to create oxygen.

Dave Bergman, Lead Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor, at Jesse Brown’s, knows this.  His knowledge has helped hundreds of people learn the sport of fly fishing.

Bergman shares with the listeners of the Carolina Outdoors why this time of year is so good.  May’s warming air temperatures, warm the water temperatures, & enliven the insect activity.  Also, the state stocks the streams & the requirement of catch & release until the first Saturday of June, helps build confidence for people fly fishing.

Learn the biggest challenge for new anglers, along with the different types of new anglers.  We’ll learn about the growth and success of ladies joining the sport & the biggest & smallest fish caught on a fly fishing trip with Jesse Brown’s.

Trips available for booking now.  Pick a date and contact us at jesse@jessebrowns.com or call 704.556.0020

Coastal Expeditions & Edible Mud

April 29th, 2023, Segment 3

There is a gem within both Carolinas with a biodiversity equal to none.  Captain Chris Crolley, CEO of Coastal Expeditions, has lead thousands of excited people on adventures throughout the estuary ecosystem in the low country of South Carolina for the past thirty plus years.  During that time he’s become one of the nations leading naturalists.

On this segment of the Carolina Outdoors, Captain Crolley, joins host, Bill Bartee to talk about the rivers, beaches, & wildlife within this area of the country, this spring.

Crolley doesn’t hesitate to educate our listeners about the art of living & being aware of the prothonotary Warbler.
We’ll learn what black water is & how it gets its name as it is born in the piedmont but changes its tinge as it heads into the coastal ecosystem.

His encouragement to get outside is contagious.  But, he reminds us of the right way to interact with wildlife & the wrong way to interact.  One way to do this is leave the motor behind and paddle.
During the interview you’ll hear Crolley spot a Painted Bunting.

Listen in as we talk about edible mud.  That’s right!  Plough mud is nutrient rich & appropriate to eat the biotic mud for enrichment.

The month of May brings the migration of the Loggerhead turtles. Crolley asks people not to bother turtles.

Donations to conservation for the South Carolina lowcountry can be made through Coastal Expeditions Foundation.

Check out there trips.
Bill Bartee, host of the Carolina Outdoors, is owner of Charlotte outfitter  & Charlotte fly shop, Jesse Brown’s.



Recapture, A Photographer’s Quest to Recover Memories

(From 02.26.22, Segment 3)

Laurie Martin continues her conversation with the Outdoor Guys from Jesse Brown’s.  Wes Lawson & Bill Bartee delve into her love of photography & her relationship with film producer, Megan Paterwich & director, David Kernodle.  Their collaboration together, with Spiracle Films brings us the short film, Recapture.

The film debut is taking place on March 8th at Jesse Brown’s.  The event, from 5:30–7:30 will feature Martin, along with Kernodle & Paterwich, that speak on the film & answer questions regarding its creation. You are invited.

SPIRACLE FILMS takes you behind the scenes of landscape photographer, Laurie R. Martin, as she travels to Asheville, NC and Yellowstone National Park. Follow along on her artistic journey of capturing natural, raw scenes to create original compositions that fill a wall and bring viewers into the moment

Joins us for the launch of the RECAPTURE Film

Meet the photographer, director, and executive producer

Enjoy tasty beverages from Great Wagon Road Distilling Company

Access to VIP shopping experience and giveaways

Visit www.jessebrowns.com for the gear you will need to prepare for your own adventure.

Landscape Photography with Laurie R. Martin

(From 02.26.22, Segment 2)

Have you ever seen something so beautiful that you wanted to capture it with a photograph & keep it forever?  Laurie R. Martin was introduced to adventure by her parents.  Her dad especially was influential in getting her into nature & appreciating what it provided.  This led to her entry into landscape photography.

Martin joins the show to talk adventure, challenge & beauty discovered in capturing her surroundings in beautiful landscapes.

She is featured in the Spiracle Film release of the short film, Recapture, that is taking place on March 8th at Jesse Brown’s.  The event, from 5:30–7:30 will feature Martin, along with film director, David Kernodle & executive producer, Morgan Paterwich, that speak on the film & answer questions regarding its creation. You are invited.

Visit www.jessebrowns.com for the gear you will need to prepare for your own adventure.

McAdenville – Christmas Town USA

(From 12.25.21, Segment 3)

The hamlet of McAdenville has become synonymous with Christmas. But how did it start?  This small Gaston County town welcomes over 600,000 vehicles through its streets each December to see the thousands of lights, ornaments & decor.

Our guest, Dick Roberts, was one of four people that put up the first McAdenville display in 1954.  He shares that memory & the momentum that has evolved from the beginning.  He has also published a book covering the history of the area:  “A Walk I Remember.”

The display in McAdenville is up from 5:30–10 p.m. each night and concludes December 26th.