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  • Sodium Free Stripers

    Henry Cowen has been pursuing striped bass for over 30 years in both salt water and fresh water. Join us to find out how Henry finds, hooks and lands these freshwater giants.

  • Wet Fly Magic

    Dave Allbaugh, a professional guide in Pennsylvania, has spent the last 30 years both on the stream and at his vise perfecting his wet fly fishing techniques and flies. His methods are effective throughout the year and he takes great pride in teaching his clients this lost art of fly fishing. Join us and learn Dave’s secrets to wet fly fishing.

    Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

    • Are wet flies the same as nymphs and soft hackle flies?
    • What are flymphs?
    • What materials do you use for bodies and hackle?
    • What size do you tie your wet flies?
    • What flies do you start out with in April and May in PA?
    • What is your favorite "go to" wet fly when there is no hatch in progress?
    • What variations of flies do you use when searching?
    • What are some of your favorite classic wet fly patterns?
    • What weight type of rod do you use for wet fly fishing?
    • What lines work best for wet fly fishing?
    • What is your leader and tippet setup?
    • How do you rig up a multi-fly setup?
    • How do you present your flies for the best results?
    • Is upstream or downstream presentations more effective?
    • Do you add any action/movement to your flies?

  • Snake River Fly Fishing

    Boots Allen, a third generation Jackson Wyoming fly fishing guide, shares his secrets on fishing the Snake River. Locations, flies and techniques are all covered in this in-depth interview.

  • Drifting for Smallmouth Bass in Wisconsin Tributaries

    AJ Dudek will share his secrets about one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in the country. With seven and eight weight rods we have the privilege of fishing top water in the summer and baitfish patterns in the spring and fall of the year for one of the best fighting fish there is.

  • Moving From Rookie to Novice to Pro

    Pudge Kleinkauf, as a professional guide in Alaska, has answered hundreds of questions throughout her career helping rookies move on up the ladder. Join us and get your questions answered that will help you move from rookie to novice to pro.

  • Hatch Strategies

    Tom Rosenbauer has been with Orvis for over 30 years and has shared his knowledge across many topics. One of the most studied yet intimidating aspects of fly fishing for trout is an understanding of insect hatches. Tom will enlighten us on entomology and also how to approach trout, how to find where they feed, and how to present the fly so it is accepted as natural food without hesitation. Join us and learn some new techniques to catch more fish.

    Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

    • What do you need to know to be successful when fishing a hatch?
    • What is the best way to seine the water?
    • What if you don't get any insects in your seine?
    • What’s the best way to find fish feeding on a hatch?
    • How do you identify the insect that is hatching?
    • How to you fish the different stages of a hatch?
    • What do you do if you have multiple hatches at the same time?
    • How important is it to match the hatch with your patterns?
    • Do you prefer to fish a single fly or use a dry dropper setup?
    • Do you find that smaller fish are the ones rising first at the beginning of a hatch?
    • How do you target the bigger fish in hatches?
    • How does the change in climate vary the color of hatching flies?
    • What has been the most challenging hatch to match & have reasonable consistent success?

  • Fly Fishing Florida’s Largemouth Bass

    Debbie Hanson, a professional guide in southwest Florida, specialized in getting her clients hooked up with Florida’s strain of largemouth bass. These bass are different than the strains in the north and many consider them the monsters of largemouth bass. Listen in to learn about these bass and how to hook up with what may be your trophy bass of a lifetime.

    • What makes the Florida strain of largemouth bass different?
    • What is the best place to fish for trophies in Florida?
    • Does the Florida strain exist in other states?
    • What are the factors that contribute to the growth of trophy-sized bass?
    • Where do you look for the larger bass?
    • What are the most effective flies to use for largemouth bass?
    • How deep do you fish?
    • What's the best time of day to fish?
    • What fly did you catch your trophy largemouth on?

     

  • Fly Fishing The Island of Hokkaido, Japan

    Rick Wallace is a well-traveled Australian fly fisher who lived and fished the island of Hokkaido, Japan extensively for four years. Unknown to many fly fishers taimen, rainbow trout, char and salmon are all prime targets on the island of Hokkaido. Taimen can get as large as one meter! Listen in to learn more about this fishery and find out where, when and how to fish this northernmost island in Japan.

    Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

    • What fly fishing opportunities are there on the island?
    • Where is the best place to stay on Hokkaido?
    • What is the best time of year to fish on the island?
    • Is the taimen found on Hokkaido similar to those in Mongolia?
    • What is the best way to fish for taimen?
    • What flies do you use for taimen?
    • Where do you fish for rainbows and char?
    • When is the best time to fish for salmon?

    To hire local Japanese guides for fishing on Hokkaido visit Trout & King.

  • Fly Fishing the Truckee River

    Mikey Wier has been guiding in the Lake Tahoe area for over 15 years and calls the Truckee River his home water. The Truckee River is a tailwater that flows from Lake Tahoe for 120 miles ending at Pyramid Lake, NV. Although this river is technically a tailwater, at times it flows like a freestone stream and at others it will fish like a Spring Creek. Listen in to learn Mikey’s secrets about fishing this challenging water.

  • How Many Menhaden Do We Really Need, and Why Fly Anglers Should Care?

    Beau Beasley an award-winning outdoor writer answers your questions on the importance of menhaden also known as bunker, pogie, and fatback to our coastal fisheries. These forage fish are eaten by almost every predator species in the sea and are threaten by over fishing. If you fish coastal river systems and saltwater coastlines from Texas to Maine, the fate of these crucial forage fish should matter to you.

  • Wet Fly Techniques for Big Trout

    Davy Wotton has caught a lot of big trout in the past 30 years and wet fly fishing in the traditional style is one of the biggest reasons for his success. Listen and find out about Davy's techniques and how to master them.

  • Floating Alaska! Self-Guided Fishing Expeditions

    Don Crane has floated many western US and Canadian rivers but Alaska's have always been at the top his list. Short on cash? Self-guided fishing expeditions may be the way to go. Listen in to hear Don tell you everything you need to know about putting together a productive, inexpensive and organized trip to Alaska.

  • Nautilus Reels – Striving for Excellence

    Kristen Mustad, the owner of Nautilus Reels, has brought his company to the forefront of the fly fishing industry. His innovations drive the market and stand out above the crowd. Listen in to hear how he built his company, designs and tests his reels and consistently strives for excellence.

    Questions asked and answered during the interview:

    • How did you get started in the fly fishing reel business?
    • What made you decide to reinvent the company?
    • How did you differentiate your self in the beginning days?
    • What were the biggest design breakthroughs you had?
    • What reel model do you consider the most versatile?
    • How do you test your reels?
    • Why do large arbor reels make more sense?
    • What qualifications do your people have that make the reels?
    • Where do you see Nautilus in the future of the industry?

  • Fishing Wet Flies, Old School Still Works

    Bill Edrington knows what works and one of those things is fly fishing with wet flies for trout. If you haven't been using wet flies this show will be very enlightening and may change the way you fish in the future.

  • Pike On The Fly

    Barry Reynolds knowledge of pike and musky is amazing. Listen in to this podcast as Barry covers your questions on fly fishing for pike and musky covering habitat, gear, flies and tactics - get ready for some explosive answers.




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