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Bryan Huskey, a freelance photographer, filmmaker, and founder of Keep Em Wet Fishing, delves into why and how he started the #KeepEmWet Fishing movement.
Their ethos is “WE BELIEVE THAT AS WE LEARN MORE WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO EVOLVE OUR MINDSET AND PRACTICES.”
In this podcast, we cover:
1:25: Who is Bryan Huskey and how he got started with his Keep Em Wet Fishing movement.
2:16: Who influenced him to start fishing.
5:11: The 3 KeepEmWet Principles.
- Minimize air exposure
- Eliminate contact with dry surfaces
- Reduce handling
18:13: 10 tips and best practices for releasing fish back into the water successfully.
- Reduce angling duration
- Follow local regulations
- Hold fish over water
- Fish barbless hooks
- Fish with nets
- Use only rubber nets
- Carry hook removal devices
- Photograph wet fish
- Grip fish carefully
- Carefully revive fish
- These tips should be mandatory for anyone who participates in catch and release fishing.
42:43: What KeepEmWet is NOT.
45:47: What grinds Bryan’s gears in the fly fishing community.
50:30: Where you can find KeepEmWet Fishing on social media.