In addition to being one of the finest writers in fly fishing these days, Steve Duda has devoted the majority of his adult life to the art of editing, helping writers in various genres and disciplines create the very best work that they can. For the past 6 years or so, he's harnessed that drive to curate great writing to make The Flyfish Journal one of the best places in the world to find that writing.
In this episode, we hear Steve read two pieces from the 2016 Cascadia Tour: "A Frazzled Constellation" and "Make the Sky Better." During our (admittedly) long conversation, we chat about his early days as a music writer, his transition into editing, and the things that make him excited when he sits down to read submissions for TFFJ.
Music for this episode comes from South Sound Tug and Barge, of which Steve is the lead banjo wizard. Check out their new album, Pt. Defiance, which includes artwork by Jonathan Marquardt and photography from Earl Harper.