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032 – King on the Fly with Don Freschi

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Another legend bows to the king …

Guest Profile

Don Freschi is the host of the popular television show Sport Fishing on the Fly. A British Columbia, Canada native, Don grew up fishing his home waters with his Dad for salmon and trout. But Don encountered something at the age of 13 that changed his life forever. A fly rod. The first time he saw someone using one he was hooked. Now, after 23 seasons of SFOTF, Don loves his fly rods (all 60+ of them!) more than ever. In fact, he is taking things to a whole new level next season on the show. Yet, in this episode we look back at Don’s most epic encounters with the ultimate fly rod quarry – tarpon. Of all the incredible fish Don has caught, it is the Silver King that reigns supreme.

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Fishing experience

As a fly fishing television show host for over two decades, Don’s fishing experience needs little introduction. He’s caught pretty much every fish you could want tugging on the end of a fly line. From salmon and trout in British Columbia to saltwater species in the tropics, Don gets after them all. And he brings his audience right along with him to learn and explore as he goes.

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Don Freschi, host of Sport Fishing on the Fly, with some of his favorite catches including one of the tarpon we talk about in this episode (lower right)


This episode takes place in Cuba.

Catch of the Day



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