I’ll be the first to admit that I was slow to get into Podcasts. I have long drives in the car almost daily and for some reason was always content just listening to the radio as it shuffled through playing the same few songs on repeat. Once I discovered Podcasts, I quickly started to enjoy my long car rides that much more. I no longer was stuck in radio monotony, I began appreciating educational talks or being immersed in captivating stories. There is a new Podcast out that I wanted to share with the anglers who also enjoy a good murder mystery. The Podcast was created by my friend Will Rice, who gave the description of his work below. I throughly enjoyed the first episode and am anxiously awaiting the second! If you have a car ride to the river this week, give Down the Path a listen and follow along this eerie story of a DIY fly fishing trip gone wrong.
“Down the Path examines the unsolved disappearance of Ron Scheepstra who went missing on April 11th, 2009 while on a self-guided fly fishing trip not far from the small village of Xcalak, Mexico. The Podcast focuses on the facts that are known about Ron’s case while also attempting to uncover new information in effort to find out what happened to him.
Down the Path is an original podcast and writing project created by Freelance Journalist Will Rice. The six-episode series is edited and produced by Jason Rolfe, the Editor of The Flyfish Journal, the creator and host of The Fly Tapes Podcast and host of the popular flyfishing reading series “Writers on the Fly.”
Will has written about flyfishing and travel 15+ years. His work has been included The Denver Post, The Drake Magazine, The Flyfish Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Saltwater Fly Fishing,OutsideMagazine.com, and Angling Trade, among others. Down the Path is Rice’s first podcast creation.
The introductory episode was released online on April 11, 2019 – ten years to the day that Scheepstra went missing. Episode 1 of Down the Path is also now available at downthpathpodcast.com, Apple Music, and Stitcher.