Whitney Gould talks about her life as a fishing guide and world champion two-handed caster


Part teacher and part guide, Whitney Gould is one of the best pitchers in the world and has just competed in the World Fly Casting Championships in Norway where she won a treasure trove of medals, including one in gold. Her first world championships were both exciting, she said, and a learning experience about what to expect and how to train for the next championships in two years.

Gould is a specialist in spey, referring to the two-handed casting technique in major salmon and rainbow trout rivers, but with a dedicated following across the West. She is also a trout guide on the Missouri River where she guides for Headhunters fly shop to Craig and for organizations such as Warriors for Still Waters. She loves the challenge of fishing, and it rarely feels like a job – she especially enjoys teaching.

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In this episode, we share a drift boat with Gould for a day of fishing, casting lessons, and a chat about life around the water.

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