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  • Wild Wipers on the Fly

    Matt Snider says fly fishing for wipers is like hooking up with a strong saltwater fish only you're in freshwater. Learn Matt's techniques for finding and hooking up with this exciting fish.

  • Daniel Ritz Attempts Western Native Trout Challenge

    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!

  • Mexico’s Grand Slam Expressway

    Phil Shook has traveled and fished extensively throughout Mexico. Phil considers the three giant estuaries off Highway 307 in Quintana Roo some of the best flats fishing in Mexico. Ascension, Espirtu and Chetumal will definiely have you on the hunt for your grand slam.

  • Making the Right Connection Between Natural Insects and Artificial Flies

    Rick Hafele, a retired aquatic biologist, has studied and fished freshwater streams and rivers for over 40 years. He’s an expert on connecting the dots between the natural world of insects and the artificial world of flies. Listen in to learn how to recognize hatches, pick the right flies and be more successful on your favorite trout stream or river.

  • Loch-Style Fly Fishing

    Devin Olsen takes us on a nice slow ride across a lake to teach us about loch-style fly fishing. This technique has been used by fly fishers in the United Kingdom for decades but there's no reason not to use it anywhere else in the world. Join us to learn how to hook up with some nice trout using this super effective stillwater method.

  • Fly Fishing for Big, Huge, Monster Trophy Trout

    Passion and love for the sport of fly fishing is what motivates Landon. His success in catching trophy trout is fueled by an addiction of pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly fishing equipment. Listen to Landon's secrets on sight fishing for huge trophy trout.

  • Federation of Fly Fishers 2006 Conclave

    The 2006 Conclave of the Federation of Fly Fishers was held July 27-29 in Bozeman, Montana. Over 100 educational opportunities were presented including classroom presentations, on-stream sessions, and dryland casting instruction. Special live on-the-spot interviews were recorded at the main Conclave venue. Hear what is being accomplished by Project Healing Waters and Family Tyes. Find out how an active club like the Boise Valley Fly Fishers supports FFF. Hear Federation President Peter Van Gytenbeek's summary of the Conclave events.

  • Photography - How to Capture What You See

    Carol's photographs and paintings have not only appeared in most of her husband Skip's 21 fly-fishing and -tying books, but also on the covers and interior pages of such magazines and books as Grey's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Yale Angler's Journal, American Angler, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, and America's Favorite Flies. Join us and learn how to take better photographs of the beautiful places you fish, your fishing buddies, fish and of course yourself.

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

    • What don't my photos turn out the way I see them?
    • What do you recommend for pocket-sized, waterproof, point and shoot camera?
    • Can you take good photos with your phone?
    • What do you do to protect your camera from water?
    • Do you use polarizing or warming filters?
    • How to keep from stressing out the fish?
    • How can you get a good photo of your fish when you are alone?
    • What makes a compelling photograph?
    • What time of day makes for the best photographs?
    • What is the rule of thirds and how can it make my photos better?
    • How can I improve the photos I'm taking?

  • Tying & Fishing Deer Hair Flies

    Tim Jacobs uses many different materials to tie his flies but deer hair is his favorite. Whether it's trout or warmwater species deer hair flies can produce. Join us to learn about Tim's secrets to tying and fishing deer hair flies.

  • Fly Fishing the Upper Delaware River

    Paul Weamer has spent over decade fishing the Upper Delaware River watershed where the trout are large, wild, and highly selective. Be sure to listen in to find out about this great fishery and the special techniques used to hook up with the trophies.

  • Fly Fishing for Monster Browns on Streamers

    Christy McReynolds knows how to hook up with monster brown trout on the fly. She’s a lifelong angler and has developed her skills on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers in East Tennessee, where she and her husband Jason run their guide service FlyingSoHo. Join us and learn her secrets to finding, hooking up, and landing these fish of a lifetime.

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

    • What is the best time of year for hunting monster browns on streamers?
    • Are large brown trout more active at certain times of the day?
    • Are browns tolerant of a wide range of water temperatures?
    • What are the ideal conditions for brown trout to grow big?
    • Are browns more selective than rainbows?
    • Is fishing good before or after they spawn?
    • What weight rod do you use for larger fish?
    • Do you use floating or sinking lines?
    • What is your leader and tippet setup?
    • What types of streamers do you prefer?
    • what color flies do you use for dirty and clear water?
    • Where do find large fish holding most often?
    • What retrieve methods do you use for streamers?
    • What tips can you give on setting the hook and fighting large fish?

  • Effective Nymphing Techniques for Streams and Rivers

    Eric Pettine starting fly fishing long before strike indicators entered the scene and developed his nymphing techniques based upon close attention to the habits of trout. Eric shares his secrets and details his shallow, medium depth and deep water techniques including leader, tippet, weight and fly selection.

  • Nymph, Brush and Night Fishing for Trout

    Joe Humphreys has taught fly fishing for over forty years and still loves to share his insights. Nymphing is one of his favorite approaches; he shares a lifetime's worth of experience on this as well as fishing brush and night fishing on this show.

  • Tenkara for Big Fish

    Karin Miller has redefined tenkara fly fishing fusing traditonal tenkara methods with American know-how and ingenuity. She's chased and landed large, powerful species, all over the globe including tarpon, bonefish, permit, shark, barracuda, carp, sockeyes, silvers and chum salmon as well as plenty of trout all on her tenkara rods. Join us on this podcast to find out how you can use tenkara rods and methods for just about any species.

  • 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?




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