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  • Fly Fishing the Bighorn River

    Michael Mastrangelo is a professional guide on the Bighorn River in Montana, which is considered one of the finest rivers in the world for fly fishing. Listen it to hear Michael share his secrets about fly fishing this incredible fishery.

  • The Henry's Fork: A Half Century of Fly Fishing

    Doug Gibson, a professional guide in Idaho, has been guiding for over 40 years on the Henry's Fork. After over 4,000 trips under his belt, he knows this river better than most. The fish in the Henry's Fork are some of the toughest trout on the planet to catch but Doug knows the strategies and tactics to get them hooked up. Join us on this podcast and hear Doug’s expert advice on fly fishing the Henry's Fork.

  • Smallmouth Bass with a Big Bite!

    Randy Ratliff's home waters are in Eastern Tennessee and he's fished these waters most of his life. An Orvis endorsed professional guide Randy knows what it takes to get smallmouth bass on the fly. Listen in and learn Randy's secrets for hooking up with the smallies with a big bite.

  • Fly Fishing the Deschutes River

    Scott Richmond is an award-winning author of nine books on Oregon fly fishing. He’ll give us the guide’s tour of the Deschutes River and prepare you for an outstanding fly fishing adventure.

  • Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple

    Skip Morris is a full-time fly fishing author and speaker who has published 22 books and over 350 magazine articles on fly fishing and fly tying. Skip makes fly tying so simple anyone can do it. If you’re interested in fly tying but haven’t given it a try yet listen in and Skip will provide all the information you need to get started and to be successful.

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

    • How did you get started tying flies?
    • Is it more expensive to tie your own flies than to buy them?
    • What tools do I absolutely need to get started tying flies?
    • What should I look for in a good vise?
    • What are the important features of a good bobbin?
    • What are the basic materials needed to get started?
    • What is the difference between the different brands of hooks?
    • What is your go-to thread material?
    • What sizes of thread should I get to begin with?
    • What do the different grades of capes mean?
    • Do you weight your flies or use other methods to get deeper?
    • Do you think adding purple to a dry fly marks it fish better?
    • What tips do you have for tying very small flies?

  • Kamchatka's Wild Rainbows

    Will Blair started working as a guide in Kamchatka in 1997 and was immediately captivated by the area. Kamchatka is still one of the most remote wild rainbow fisheries in the world and fishing it is an experience not found anywhere else. Join us to learn about fishing Kamchatka from one of the most respected experts in the industry.

  • Tenkara Today

    Tenkara was introduced to the United States in 2009 and has become a rapidly growing method of fly fishing for many fly fishers. How has it evolved and what role does it play in today's fly fishing world? Listen to this podcast to hear Morgan Lyle catch us up on what's happened and share his secrets on how to catch more fish using tenkara methods.

  • Building Bamboo Fly Rods

    Ray Gould has been building bamboo fly rods since 1958. Join us to hear this master rod builder talk about the machines and tools necessary, selecting cane, creating precise tapers, step-by-step construction, finishing steps, and many more tips on building bamboo rods.

  • Fly Fishing Montana's Missouri River

    Trapper Badovinac guided professionally on the Missouri River for nine years and authored a book titled ‘Fly Fishing Montana’s Missouri River’. Listen in to learn all you need to know about fly fishing one of America’s great rivers.

  • What Fly for What Bug?

    Peter Stitcher is an aquatic biologist who knows what flies work best to imitate the stage of insects in their lifecycle. Are you ever confused about what file to use when? Join us to learn about the lifecycles of the most common insects we encounter on rivers and lakes and how to pick the perfect fly for the job.

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

    • What are the three categories you use to describe flies?
    • What is more important size, color or shape?
    • Why are flies like the Red Dart and Blowtorch so effective?
    • How do you organize your fly boxes?
    • What is a life cycle and why is it important to understand?
    • What are the life cycles for mayflies, caddisflies, midges and stoneflies?
    • What stages of the life cycles are the most productive for fishing?
    • What flies work best to imitate the different stages?
    • What places do you look to see what insects are active?
    • How would you imitate daphnia?
    • Is fly selection just as important as drift depth and presentation?

  • 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.

  • Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and Techniques

    George Daniel has guided clients and fished competitively throughout the world. His desire to learn as much as possible about his craft and adapt his techniques have given him a superb understanding of what it takes to get a nymph to a fish. There are many 'right' ways to deliver your nymphs whether it be contact nymphing or suspension nymphing. Listen to this podcast and learn George's latest strategies and techniques so you can up your game.

  • 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.

  • Mongolia - A One Of A Kind Adventure

    Tom Boyd shares a trip of a lifetime to Mongolia. He traveled over the steppes where there were no roads - navigating with GPS and stopping to talk to nomads for directions. He fished the Shishged/Tengis River Protected area where no Americans had ever been before. Listen in to find out about the different types of fish and fishing he did including his largest trophy a 40” taimen.

  • Carp Flies - How To Tie And Fish Them

    Jay Zimmerman, a professional guide and fly tying instructor, has been chasing carp since he was a kid. Carp are a finicky bunch and need special attention. Jay shares with us his best flies for carp - how to tie and fish them.




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