The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Some Thoughts
So this is a thing. Companies often release podcasts. These podcasts generally serve to educate potential customers with product offerings. Although often entertaining, they can sometimes serve a devious purpose. Think ‘native advertising,’ or ‘product placement.’
But before you tune out, be assured that IS NOT the case with Orvis’s Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.
Orvis goes out of their way to ensure that product recommendations are devoid of Orvis’s stamp, except where necessitated by a one-sided market. Moreover, if Rosenbauer (host) feels that another competing brand deserves recognition, he’ll say so.
Bottom line… if you are nervous about the corporate sponsorship… don’t be.
Here’s the premise:
-Tom Rosenbauer hosts the show.
-The show opens with ‘The Fly Box,’ a Q&A segment driven by user emails and voicemails.
-The remainder of the show features interviews with industry specialists, such as Tim Flagler, Steve Yeomans, Jesse Haller, Dave Klausmeyer, Greg Senyo, etc.
The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast isn’t afraid to tackle the technical content that many other podcasts don’t tackle. As with any technical content, it’s difficult to effectively communicate. Especially considering the limitations of an audio-only podcast, Rosenbauer does an excellent job of communicating, clearly and succinctly, and as a result, the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast is able to provide the instructional content that other podcasts aren’t.
As a result, this is a great podcast for those anglers new to fly fishing, as well as those who have been at it for years. That being said, it isn’t uncommon for Rosenbauer to answer ‘Fly Box’ questions that are… eerily similar to previously answered questions. Personally, I try to keep an open mind, knowing that I can always learn and benefit from a refresher. With that in mind though, I can understand that (if you fancy yourself an expert), you might not love this segment.
That being said, Rosenbauer and the fellas over at Orvis do a spectacular job with this podcast, and if it’s not on your list of subscriptions, you’ve made a mistake. Definitely check out the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast at their website, or on your iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast Addict etc. apps.