Daniel Ritz Attempts Western Native Trout Challenge
Fly Fisher, Writer, Jounalist
Daniel Ritz is fly fishing across the Western United States in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. His goal is to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical ranges of the 12 states in the West. Join us to find out how Daniel is doing with the challenge, learn about what it takes to participate and hear about a few experiences he's had along the way. Maybe you'll get inspired and want to try it yourself!
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Randy Wayne White Tells All (maybe)
Fly Fisher, Writer, Author
Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author of forty-five novels. Randy was a light tackle fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina, Sanibel Island for 13-years, did more than 3,000 charters, and draws heavily on those experiences for his novels about marine biologist Doc Ford and his quirky pals at Dinkin's Bay. His series of novels about fishing guide Hannah Smith has also received critical acclaim. Join us to learn about Randy's writing career, how he started, where he gets ideas, what motivates him and of course they'll be a few humorous stories about his travels in the fishing world.
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Specialty Casts - Getting Your Fly to the Fish
Mac Brown, a Master Casting Instructor certified through the Federation of Fly Fishers, provides expert advice on how to use specialty casts to get your fly to those hard to reach fish.Why Did Dave Whitlock Move to Oklahoma?
Dave moved to Oklahoma for several reasons but the lower Illinois River is one of them where he caught 17 varieties of fish in one day. You won't want to miss this interview of one of fly fishing's most notable figures.Fly Fishing Sudan
Jeff Currier, a world traveling fly fisher, went to Sudan to fly fish. Where did he go? What did he fish for? What was his adventure like? Listen in and find out as we go on another Currier adventure.Strip-Set: Fly-Fishing Techniques, Tactics and Patterns for Streamers
George Daniel a professional guide and competitive fly fisher will take you on an exciting journey with streamers. He'll explain how to read the water, trout behavior, equipment, casting and night fishing as well as discuss some of the best streamer patterns being used today.Wild Rivers of Northern New Mexico
Doc Thompson, a professional guide for 15 years, has been taking fly fishers to where the fish are in the wild rivers of northern New Mexico including the Rio Grande, Cimmaron and the Rio Castilla. Listen in to learn about these unique fisheries and how to fish them.Tailwaters
Aaron Jasper is known for finding and hooking up with big fish and what better place to do this than tailwaters. Most of the world's tailwaters can be fished any time of the year so listen in as Aaron shares his tips and tactics for fishing these super productive waters.St. Brandon's Atoll
Jeff Currier’s pursuit of the yellow permit, 10 pound plus bonefish and the Picasso triggerfish puts him on the other side of the world on St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean. Who else would endure a 26-hour boat ride after 40 hours of flight travel to add a few more fish to his bucket list. Join us to learn about another “Monsoon” Currier adventure.Fish Food
Ralph Cutter literally wrote the book on fish food. To write Fish Food he donned his snorkeling gear and studied species underwater. Listen in to learn what Ralph has discovered about the food trout eat and why - it's sure to make you a better fly fisher.Colorado’s Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Once thought to be extinct, Colorado's famed greenback cutthroat trout is now in the process of making a remarkable comeback. Listen in to hear how Jim Rubingh and Richard Fritz explored Colorado in search of the greenback cutthroat, where they found them and the best strategies for putting one on your prized catch list.Fly Fishing Stillwaters with Chironomids
Phil Rowley is well known for his mastery of lake fishng. In this show you'll learn Phil's secrets and techniques to fly fishing for trout with Chironomids and other hot flies.Fly Fishing the Colorado River
Zeke Hersh is a well-respected and seasoned guide on the Colorado River. He wades and floats the river almost every day and knows how to fish it. Join us as Zeke takes us on a journey down the Colorado from Pumphouse to Rifle and learn how to best fish this famous river.On The Bow
Bill Horn has chased bonefish, tarpon and permit for over 40 years in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Hawaii and Mexico. He's been "On the Bow" too many times to count. Join us to hear Bill share his experiences, the good, bad and ugly of chasing these trophy fish in the salt. You might just pick up a tip or two you can use next time you are on the bow.
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Tactics for Monster Carp
- Are the bonefish coming back in Florida?
- Do you have more success fishing for bonefish from a boat?
- Where do you find the larger bonefish?
- Are bonefish bigger in the Bahamas?
- What flies work best for bonefish?
- Are bonefish, permit and tarpon easier or harder to catch now than in the past?
- How do you present your flies to permit?
- What's the best way to set the hook on a permit?
- Is Florida still a "go-to" location for tarpon?
- Where can you find the larger migrating tarpon?
- Is the juvenile tarpon fishery still great?
- What flies are working best for tarpon through the seasons?
- Looking to the future how do you see the health of the flats fisheries and their fish?
Barry Reynolds has a knack for catching big fish and carp are no exception. Listen in to find out the tactics Barry uses to hook into monster carp.Tying Nymphs
Charlie Craven is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He's also a great teacher so if you want to learn a bunch of great fly tying techniques join us for an in-depth study of tying nymphs.Fly Fishing the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry
Wendy Gunn, a professoinal guide on the Colorado River, introduces you to fly fishing Lee's Ferry. This tailwater, just below Glenn Canyon Dam and at the start of the Grand Canyon, is one of the most beautiful places on earth to fish. Learn Wendy's secrets to catching the trophy trout that make this place their home.
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