Nymphing, The History of Recreational Fishing, and Samsara (Ep. 6)

“Samsara – The premise is you can’t just wake up and watch Netflix all day and expect to have some awesome, rewarding life.”

– Ed Beck

In this week’s episode, Reid and Ed are just having a laugh while talking about some topics that they have found value in recently. They discuss a wide ranging set of topics from the history of recreational fishing, to the journey of retirement and finding happiness. They make sure to rib one another, as fishermen do, about their technology woes as well as lack of expertise in different fishing styles. It’s all in good fun, just a couple of guys having a chat.


  • Nymphing in fishing can be a valuable technique for catching more and bigger fish, especially during the winter season. The dry dropper method is an effective fishing technique.
  • “Samsara” and escaping the circular wandering through life.
  • When facing a major life change, it’s important to focus on the present and not worry about the future.
  • Finding happiness is an inside job and should NOT rely on external factors or other people.
  • Allowing children to experience failure and discomfort can help them develop resilience and independence.

The Guys Fishing Weekly is a podcast dedicated to the camaraderie of men through fishing. Hosted by Ed and Reid, it’s where men gather to share not just the thrill of the catch but the deeper connections forged on the water. Each episode dives into stories, tips, and interviews that celebrate the bonds between fishermen. From tales of early morning casts to arguing about the size of the one that got away, it’s a space for men to connect over shared passions and experiences. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just starting, here’s where you find your crew, united by the love of fishing.

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