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  • Dry Fly Strategies

    Paul Weamer, a professional guide and fly tier, understands fishing with a dry fly as the essence of fly fishing. Of course, fish feed primarily under the water but when they rise there's nothing more exciting. Paul has fished highly technical waters like Penns Creek in Pennsylvania, the Upper Delaware River in New York, and spring creeks in Paradise Valley Montana. Listen in as Paul breaks down the best methods, rigs, and fly patterns to catch more fish with dry flies.

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

    • How do the seasons affect dry fly fishing?
    • What weight and length rod do you use?
    • Do you prefer monofilament or fluorocarbon for terminal tackle?
    • Does the glare from tippet to surface tension cause refusals?
    • What products do you use to keep your flies afloat?
    • What fly styles work best for the mayfly life-cycle stages?
    • What fly styles work best for the caddis fly life-cycle stages?
    • What are your favorite stonefly dry fly patterns?
    • What fly styles work best for fast water and slow water?
    • What is more important hook size or the pattern's color?
    • What are the different rise forms and how do you fish them?
    • How do you fish to non-steady risers?
    • How do you fish springs creeks with finicky fish?
    • What are the differences between dry fly strategies in the west versus those in the east?

  • Stillwater Trout Fishing

    Phil Rowley is a master at fishing stillwaters for trout. Stillwaters are one of the most challenging opportunities for today's fly fisher. They offer a long active season with numerous hatches and presentation challenges. Fish grow big and fat and many fishers find this appeal hard to resist. But the transfer from rivers and streams is often difficult, especially if a prolonged trial-and-error approach is adopted. Listen in to hear Phil’s approach to Stillwater fly fishing and learn a few secrets along the way.

  • Smallmouth Bass Top To Bottom

    Jake Villwock is a professional guide working in Pennsylvania. He hooks up his clients everyday with big smallmouth bass. Listen in and learn about the flies he uses, how he ties them and how he uses them to catch trophy smallies.

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

    • Do smallmouth prefer living in pods or are they a solitary fish?
    • Do smallmouth hold in similar lies as trout?
    • What is a good weight rod, line, leader and tippet for smallmouth?
    • Why do you use swivels in your terminal tackle setup?
    • If you could only have one surface fly and one streamer for smallies what would they be?
    • What are the trigger colors for smallmouth flies?
    • Do you use weed guards on your flies?
    • What topwater flies do you use besides poppers?
    • What color combinations work best for streamers?
    • What crayfish patterns do you like?
    • What color is a must have on your crayfish patterns?/li>
    • How do you fish crayfish patterns on the bottom?
    • When an how do you fish crayfish patterns mid-column?
    • Do bigger flies attract larger fish?

  • Fly Fishing, Writing and Stories

    John Gierach has been writing about fly fishing for most of his life. He is the author of twenty-one books including Trout Bum, Sex, Death and Flyfishing, Standing in a River Waving a Stick and A Fly Rod of Your Own. Join us for a chat with John about his writing, inspiration and of course fly fishing.

  • Giant Trevally on the Fly

    Peter McLeod is the first person to write a comprehensive guide on fly fishing for giant trevally or “GT”. Catching one of these fish is the pinnacle of flats fishing. Join us as Peter leads us on a quest for this brutal apex predator.

  • Fly Fishing with Terrestrials

    Ed Shenk has been fishing for 80 years and has tied flies for 65 of those years. His homewater is the LeTort River where he developed and tested the LeTort Cricket, Flat Wing LeTort Hopper, Shenk Cress Bug, and Shenk Sculpin. He's a master of fly fishing terrestrials so be sure to listen in and take adavantage of a lifetime of experience.

  • Fly Fishing for Striped Bass

    Rich Murphy has been fly fishing for striped bass for more than 25 years and knows the northeast coast of the US like his backyard. Find out all of Rich’s secrets of catching and landing these exciting saltwater trophies.

  • Great Lakes Steelhead on the Fly

    Rick Kustich has fly fished for Great Lakes steelhead for over 30 years. Listen in and take advantage of his in depth knowledge on advanced strategies and techniques, two-handed rods, swinging flies and new fly patterns that are sure to get you hooked up on some trophy steelhead.

  • Fly Fishing for Steelhead - Queen Charlotte Islands and the Dean River

    Greg Thomas pursues wild steelhead in out of the way places, with a focus on British Columbia. Recently he's fished the Queen Charlotte Islands and the central British Columbia coast. In July he lucked into the best week in 10 years on the Dean River and had 17 fish to the beach in three days. Listen to Thomas' adventures and you'll learn how to reach these unique fisheries where 10-to 20-pound wild steelhead can be found, often in good numbers.

  • Fisheries Conservation Now And In The Future

    Dr. Peter Moyle was recognized by Fly Fisherman Magazine as the 2020 Conservationist of the Year for his lifetime of conservation work in California and in watersheds across the West. Peter's forward-thinking and get it done attitude has saved and restored fisheries across California including McCloud River, Putah Creek, the San Joaquin River and the Klamath River. Listen in to find out how Peter identifies and works through the issues associated with saving and restoring these fine fisheries.

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

    • How were you able to preserve the McCloud river for future generations?
    • How did you bring Putah Creek back to life?
    • What are the challenges now that Putah Creek has been restored?
    • What has been done to encourage Stripers and Salmon to run up the San Joaquin River?
    • What is the status of the Smelt in the Delta estuaries?
    • What key action was taken to preserve the Klamath River?
    • How can conservation groups attract younger members?
    • What problems do you face when dams come down?

  • Tarpon On The Worm

    Bruce Chard, a professional guide the Florida Keys, takes us for a ride through the palolo worm hatch. This once a year event will get anyone's adrenaline pounding. Join us to find out where, when and how to fish this incredible event.

  • Casting And Presentation Strategies For Trout

    Jason was the "Shadow Caster" in the movie A River Runs Through It and knows about presentation skills. Listen to Jason talk about how we perceive trout and how trout perceive us, the predator/prey relationship and how we should present our flies to the trout.

  • Improving Your Casting Fundamentals to Catch More Fish

    Dusty Wissmath, a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, will explore the fundamentals of casting that are so important to catching more fish. Are you struggling with a castitng problem? Here's your chance to ask a question of one of the best casting instructors around.

  • Campeche's Baby Tarpon

    Baby tarpon are not as small as you might think - 10, 20 or 30 pound fish are always a blast on a fly rod. Join Brian O'Keefe as he shares his expertise in hunting down baby tarpon on the flats of Campeche, Mexico.

  • Olympic National Forest Steelhead

    Lael, a professional guide in Washington, lives and breathes steelhead fishing in the Olympic National Forest. A steelhead catch is something that will change you as a person during and for sure after the fight, whether you win or lose the first battle. Join us to learn Lael’s secrets to success for steelhead!

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

    • What makes the Olympic National Forest so special?
    • What differences are there between wild and hatchery steelhead?
    • What is the best time of year to fish for steelhead?
    • What are the differences between the types of rivers in the area?
    • What are the differences between fishing with a single-handed rod and spey rod?
    • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
    • What are the ideal types of flies and what makes them stand out to the fish?
    • What method works best for steelhead nymphing or swing flies?
    • How is the take different between nymphs and streamers that you swing?
    • What do you recommend for clothing when fishing in the winter?
    • Do the moon phases and weather affect the steelhead bite?
    • What is the health and status of Olympic National Forest steelhead?




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