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  • South Platte River - The Ultimate Challenge

    Pat Dorsey has been guiding fly fishers for more than 25 years and calls the South Platte River in Colorado his home waters. The South Platte River can be one of the most challenging world-class trout fisheries in America. Pat knows this water better than most any other guide. Listen to this podcast to hear his strategies and tactics for successfully fly fishing this outstanding water.

  • Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing

    Kevin Howell has been guiding the rivers and streams of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee since the mid-1980's. Kevin considers the Davidson River, Tuckaseegee River, and many small mountain streams his home waters. Join us to talk about fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains and find out which flies Kevin favors for these waters.

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

    • What are the different types of fisheries in the Smoky Mountains?
    • What fish species are available to fly fishers in the streams and rivers?
    • What makes the area so favorable for trout?
    • What are the top rivers to fish?
    • What is the Davison River well known for?
    • What's the best way to fish the Davidson?
    • What hatches do you have on the Davidson?
    • What are the best flies to use?
    • What type of fishery is the Tuskaseegee River?
    • What techniques do you use on the Tuskaseegee?
    • What fly rods and lines do you recommend?
    • If you could only pick five flies to put in your fly box, what would they be?
    • What type of water do you find in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?

  • Salmonflies & Golden Stones

    Skip Morris, author of seventeen books on fly fishing, will guide us through the biology and how to fish the salmonfly and golden stonefly. Where, when and how will be covered in depth so the next time you have the opportunity you'll be well prepared to catch more fish.

  • Fly Fishing the Frying Pan River

    Tim Heng has fished just about every inch of the Frying Pan River in Colorado and has been doing it for almost 30 years. Learn all about the Frying Pan and the secrets of hooking up with its big trout.

  • The Battenkill

    Doug Lyons, a local expert, will help you to sort out one of the most challenging rivers to fish, the Battenkill River. He covers fishing access, hatches, patterns and strategies for both the Vermont and New York stretches. This is home to the Orvis Company and the American Museum of Fly Fishing. Join us to see if you’re ready to give the Battenkill a try.

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

    • What is your personal history with the Battenkill?
    • What makes the river special to you?
    • How is your book Fly Fishing Guide to the Battenkill different from other "where to fish" type books?
    • Are there big fish in the Battenkill?
    • What is the history of the river?
    • What is the current health of the river?
    • What seasons can you fish the Battenkill?
    • Can you float a canoe or boat on the river?
    • What are the important hatches?
    • Do streamers work well on the river?
    • Is the fall the best time to catch larger fish?
    • Are there any special strategies or techniques that work better on the Battenkill?
    • What recommendations do you have for night fishing in the Battenkill?
    • What is the strangest or most unusual experience you've had while fishing on the river?

  • Fishing The Caddisfly For Trout

    Bill Edrington has been fly fishing for over 40 years. He knows about the caddis fly as his home waters is the Arkansas River in Colorado known for one of the most intense spring caddis hatches in the United States. Listen in to this podcast to find out Bill's secrets on fishing this fly.

  • Fly Fishing Spring Creeks

    Mike Lawson was born and raised in southeastern Idaho and has fished the Henry's Fork, a classic spring creek, his whole life. Mike worked on his book, "Spring Creeks", for over 12 years producing a comprehensive work about fishing spring creeks and tailwaters. You'll enjoy hearing Mike share his knowledge about fishing spring creeks and tailwaters on this podcast.

  • Tying & Fishing Small Flies

    Ed Engle specializes in tying and fishing small flies. Imitating small insects takes extra care and presenting those tiny flies, detecting the strikes and how to best play a trout on a small fly are all part of fishing small flies. Join us to learn Ed's secrets to accomplishing this.

  • Hunting Musky With A Fly

    Rick Kustich caught his first musky around 1990 and has been lured by these apex predators every since. Join us to learn Rick's secrets to getting these fish of 10,000 casts hooked up on a fly. We'll cover equipment, flies and special techniques you won't want to miss.

  • Fly Fishing for White Bass

    Bill Butts loves white bass - they're hard hitting and put on a tough fight. Find out from Bill what it takes to catch these great freshwater sport fish on a fly.

  • Cracked: The Ugly Truth About Dams

    Steven Hawley, an environmental journalist, has revealed the ugly truth about dams. The estimated 800,000 dams in the world can’t be blamed for destroying the Earth’s entire biological inheritance, but they play an outsized role in that destruction. What started as an arguably good government project has drifted oceans away from that original virtuous intent. Join us to learn about the effect dams have had on our planet and what the future of dams can be in our warming world.

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

    • You recently published "Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World." What inspired you to write the book?
    • How do you see the role of dams evolving in the context of global climate change?
    • What are some innovative alternatives to dams for water management and power generation?
    • Can you share a story from the book that particularly moved or motivated you?
    • Detractors to dam removal cite the financial and environmental benefits of dams. Can you provide a counterpoint to these arguments?
    • How do you propose we balance the human need for water and power with the ecological necessity to maintain free-flowing rivers?
    • How do indigenous and local communities fit into the narrative around dams and their impact?
    • Can you talk about a specific dam removal project that you cover in the book and its outcomes?
    • Can you discuss specific examples where dam removal has led to noticeable improvements in fishing quality or fish biodiversity?
    • In some cases, a dam removal would destroy fisheries as we know them. What are your thoughts on those situations?
    • What are the most common misconceptions about dams?
    • Is it possible to remove a dam like the Glen Canyon Dam?
    • Are dams still being built in the United States?
    • How do you see the dialogue around dams changing in the next decade?

  • Fly Fishing the Green River

    Kevin Clegg, a professional guide, has been guiding on the Green River in Utah for over 20 years. His knowledge of this exquisite fishery is deep and wide. Outstanding fly fishing and scenery make this fishery one for your bucket list. Join us as Kevin shares his secrets about this great piece of water.

  • Women In Fly Fishing

    This show features a panel of three top women fly fishers from Alaska, Idaho and as far down as the Florida Keys. Cecilia 'Pudge' Kleinkauf, Lori-Ann Murphy and Diana Rudolph are our guests. All three know their fly fishing and know the business of fly fishing—they are all working professionals in the industry. Join us on this podcast to learn more about fly fishing and how women are raising the bar—Diana won the Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament, a male-dominated event and she holds two I.G.F.A. fly division records.

  • The Deschutes – Rainbows and Steelhead

    Tom Larimer is an experienced guide who's passion for steelhead is only equaled by his love for trout. Listen in to Tom share his secrets about fly fishing the Deschutes River.

  • Tactics for Bass, Panfish, Pike & Other Warmwater Species

    Tim Jacobs is a guide and FFI Certified Casting Instructor who fishes both the warm waters of the midwest and the cold waters of the Rocky Mountains. Tim will be sharing tactics including rigs, techniques and fly patterns that you can use to catch more bass. panfish, pike, and other warmwater species. Join us and learn Tim's secrets to warmwater fly fishing.

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

    • Where do you do most of your warmwater fishing?
    • What does a fly fisher need to know about lakes to be productive?
    • Is it more productive to fly fishing from a boat?
    • How do you dissect an unknown lake?
    • What types of rods and lines do you need for warmwater fly fishing?
    • Where should you look for largemouth bass?
    • What is your primary method for finding fish?
    • What types of flies do you use for largemouth bass?
    • When fishing rivers for smallmouth bass, how do you work the water?
    • What's your go-to fly for smallmouth bass?
    • Where do the pike hold in the water column?
    • How do you rig up your leader and shock tippet for pike?
    • What are your favorite types of flies for pike?
    • Where is the best place to find pike?

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