Ms. Namita Nayyar: You do presentations and workshops, including fly fishing trips, fly tying lessons, fly casting instruction and fly fishing techniques. Tell us about an interesting experience with a participant of these activity you still remember?
Ms. April Vokey: All of our students are unique in their own way, but it is the children who make the most impact on me personally. I have a dozen or so young kids who have been in my life for the past seven or eight years – watching them grow from seven year olds to teens who still stay in touch with me is more rewarding than I can put into words.
There’s even one young man who came to me years ago with hopes of getting his classmates into the sport. I teamed with him to help him start a club and the club was a major success. It just makes me glow with pride for them.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?
Ms. April Vokey: I manage to do quite a bit of rowing during the steelhead season but it is the walking and wading that keeps me most fit. I am sure I would be in much healthier form if I could just say no to the meals during our lodge season! Truthfully, it’s Zumba that has my heart when I’m off the river.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. April Vokey: I’m a pretty simple woman when it comes to what I eat. Sometimes I am on track and other times, not so much. All in all though, I just try to avoid sugar and I eat quite a bit of protein. I have learned to eat the right combos and ensure that I eat protein with my fats, and proteins and fats with my natural sugars (like fruits and veggies). Even if I am eating just an apple, I take a bite of fat/protein first to try to keep my insulin levels balanced.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. April Vokey: Wow, that’s a first for me… I don’t wash my face at night and I don’t wear any sort of facial creams. My skin just glows with windburn and time outdoors gives me a natural tan. I don’t know the first thing about hair… I’m going to credit the blowing wind for that too.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your experience while being featured on Discovery Channel’s “Refined” ?
Ms. April Vokey: The crew from Bell Media (who did the filming for Refined) were wonderful. Appearing in someone else’s video is always much different than how we do our own show (ShoreLines with the World Fishing Network – airing January 2015).
Refined was a quick one day session where we met and I did my best to teach a newcomer proper form in limited time. In this case, Patrick was open to learning but it was the banter around the poker table at our fishing lodge that really seemed to forge the bond between us all.