Hoagy Carmichael is a producer, director, author and bamboo rod builder. Growing up as the son of one of America’s most cherished songwriters, Hoagy is no stranger to the pressures of passing on legacies. In 1968, he met bamboo rod builder Edmund Everett Garrison, where he would eventually chronicle the work of one of fly fishing’s greats.
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Outline of This Episode
- [4:15] Cancer has taken a toll on his health
- [7:16] Born and raised in L.A., Hoagy grew up surrounded by show business
- [10:35] Hoagy didn’t learn how to fish until 1967
- [21:46] Garrison’s rods were different
- [25:17] Hoagy worked on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
- [30:15] He has written 5 books on fly fishing
- [37:40] Do women really catch more fish?
- [42:05] Is he a part of the fly fishing industry?
- [46:07] How would he like to be remembered?
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