What is Podcasting & Why am I Interested?
Paul Prentiss

The term "Podcasting" refers to the act of delivering audio content to iPods (Apple Computer hand heldplayers) and other portable media players on demand, so that it can be listened to at the user's convenience. The main benefit of podcasting is that listeners can sync content to their media player and take it with them to listen whenever they want to. Because podcasts are typically saved in MP3 format, they can also be listened to on nearly any computer.

The term podcasting was popularized by media entrepreneur and former MTV VJ Adam Curry. Curry created an Applescript application that automated the process of downloading and syncing audio files to iPods.

Podcasting has been described as TiVo for Internet audio. Podcasting's essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen when they want, where they want, and how they want.

I didn't pay too much attention to it until my wife got an iPod from our kids last year for her birthday. After I began to fool around with it and saw the kind of content beyond music one could gather or create, I was totally amazed at the possibilities.

In the last 6 to 9 months two fly fishing podcasts have gotten my attention. Login to these sites and listen with your computer or subscribe to the feed on your iPod.

First on the scene was Fly Fish Radio - www.flyfishradio.com. It's the brainchild of Wylie Thomas and Mike Overton from the Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah area.

Here's what you will see at flyfishradio.com: (links are not active):

 

 

Here are active links to a couple of the recent episodes.

Recent Episodes:

Episode 16: Lefty Kreh talks to us about the 4 principles of casting and more.
Episode 15: Jack Dennis on the US Fly Fishing Team and the European Nymphing Technique
Follow up to Episode 15


The latest entry is from Roger Maves and Don Bishop. Ask About Fly Fishing - Internet Radio offers interviews of industry experts, who answer questions from the audience. The live program offers a unique call-in Q&A session, and the show can be heard as a live or recorded webcast, or a podcast. At the end of March Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) announced an affiliation with the show, with a goal to increase membership and advance its educational and conservation programs.

Here's what you will see at Ask about fly fishing - internet radio: (links are not active):

Pike On A Fly

Barry Reynolds is a true master of fly fishing with over twenty years experience guiding fly fishers to angling destinations all over the world including Belize, Brazil, Bahamas, Alaska, and Canada; just to name a few.
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