Season 3, Episode 87

#087 - Spey-o-Rama – Competing at The Highest Levels of Fly Fishing – Kate Watson

Episode Show Notes

Published June 5th, 2019


You’ve heard of Six Minute Abs, but have you heard of Six Minute Spey? In this episode of the show former guest Kate Watson calls in from BC to talk with us about her adventures at this year’s Spey-o-Rama.

Kate sets the context best:

“Well damn, what a hell of a week. It’s been another year of training, another winter of driving huge distances to seek open water for a weekend of practice, another year of filming, reviewing & revising casts and it all boils down to six minutes. That is all. You have six minutes to ‘prove’ yourself amongst the world’s best casters. Six minutes to stand in a pond, competing against Mother Nature and her winds or lack thereof, competing against your previous scores, competing against your friends and competitors from around the world and more so competing against the nerves that swallow your mind and push your stomach up into your throat.” – Kate W. via Instagram

The idea for this episode was to try to get into Kate’s head before, during and after the event. What you will hear is funny, interesting and educational!

Are you ready for Six Minute Spey? 6’s the key number here. Think about it. 6-Elevens. 6 dwarves. 6, man, that’s the number. 6 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch. You know that old children’s tale from the sea? It’s like you’re dreamin’ about Gorgonzola cheese when it’s clearly Kate time, baby.

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