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April
Vokey

Surrey
,
British Columbia
Fishing
April Vokey
April Vokey is unstoppable. In just a handful of years, her ambition alone has claimed the titles of professional fly fisher, casting instructor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host, all while living between two countries - Canada and Australia. But fly fishing lives at the core of her passion. Her love of the sport has fueled her to teach casting, to launch her own business for young, inspiring fly fishers called Flygal, and even write and host her own podcast series known as Anchored with April Vokey (highlighting inspirational stories from the fly fishing industry's most influential people). April epitomizes staying true to her inner drive, and we can't wait to see where her earnestness takes her next.

Q:

What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you fly fish?

A:

How can I make the most out of today? Some days my focus is on recreation, others it's on sustenance. I live in a camp for a major chunk of the year (albeit a comfortable one that I've worked hard on over the years), so it's a constant balance between simple living tasks (getting wood, food, grasping at the day's few hours of light as winter approaches, etc.) vs. keeping it fun.

Q:

Where is your favorite place to fly fish?

A:

Few places on earth have the sheer remoteness Northern British Columbia has to offer. Hunting, fishing, foraging - it's perfect there.

Q:

How do you up your game year after year?

A:

I try to cast tighter, shoot farther, and learn tricks to help me feel more secure in the outdoors.

Q:

Who are you heroes? Who do you look up to?

A:

Yvon Chouinard and Dian Fossey.

Q:

What haven't you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?

A:

Write a book and raise my baby to see the world differently than I did while growing up.

Q:

If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?

A:

I love letting nature completely consume me, but I hate having to come out of it into the "real world". I'm married to a wonderful man who lives in Manly Beach, Australia, and while I'm stoked to have found love, it's a constant battle trying to adjust to the city after being so immersed in my British Columbia life.

Q:

What would be your day job if you weren't doing what you currently doing?

A:

Join John and Geri McPherson into the grizzly-filled forests of Northern BC/Alaska to explore unchartered rivers and hunting ground. Hopefully they'd keep me from eating anything stupid.

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