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  • Strategies & Techniques for Stillwaters

    Denny Rickards has been studying trout behavior in stillwaters for over 40 years. He's always learning new things about the aquatic life forms that trout eat and then develops strategies and techniques he can use to mimic their activity. Join us on this podcast to hear about Denny's latest new findings which will help you to catch more fish in stillwaters.

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

    • What is the best time of day to fish stillwaters?
    • How do you change your tactics throughout the day?
    • Will you have more success if you fish from a kick boat or float tube than from shore?
    • Are depth finders useful?
    • Do you use UV materials in your flies?
    • What are the three most important design aspect of flies?
    • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
    • What development stage of insects gets more strikes larva, pupa or adults?
    • What is the best way to fish pupa?
    • How do you determine what depth the fish are at?
    • What is the most productive depth for getting strikes?
    • If a fish follows your fly will it strike on a follow-up cast?

  • Planning the Fly Fishing Trip of a Lifetime to Alaska

    Bryan Whiting, a high school teacher in Colorado, had dreamed of fishing in Alaska with his boys. Actually going, however, just seemed beyond the possible. How do I make the time? Where do I specifically go? When do I go? What do I ask when deciding between lodges, camps or guides? How do I make sure I don't get ripped off? What equipment do I need? Bryan will share his experience in getting the answers to these questions and many more on this show.

  • Fly Fishing the Upper Columbia River

    Steven calls the Upper Columbia River his home waters where rainbow trout are known to reach 25 pounds. He’s been guiding there for many years and has found that many of the trout love to eat soft-hackle & hairwing wetflies, swung and dangled. Join us to learn about this incredible fishery and Steven’s unique approaches to fishing it.

  • Fly Tying For Everyone

    Tim Cammisa has been teaching fly fishers how to tie flies for many years both in person and on YouTube. If you want to get started with fly tying Tim's one of the best teachers you could have. Join us and learn about the essential equipment and materials you need to get started and what flies you should tie first. We'll also talk about the techniques you should learn first so that you can take those techniques and use them for many other flies that you'd like to tie and have in your fly box. Last but not least we explore how you can catch fish using the first flies you tie. Beginners are welcome!

  • The Upper Columbia River's Unmatched Tailwater

    Kelly Laatsch, a professional guide of more than 25 years, calls the Upper Columbia his home water. This tailwater produces average rainbows at 16 inches, with 20-inch fish common. Big rainbows, up to 28 inches, are caught and released every year. Join us and learn about this great tailwater and how to best fish it.

  • 52 Rivers

    Shelley Walchak decided to challenge herself and set a goal to fish 52 rivers in one year. She quit her job and fished seven states in the Rocky Mountains, which turned into one of those journey's she'll never forget. Join us to hear how she conceived, planned and completed this epic fly fishing adventure.

  • European Fly Fishing Techniques

    Jeff Currier has learned a lot by participating in the World Fly Fishing Championships including the Polish and Spanish nymphing techniques and English lake techniques. Listen to this podcast as Jeff shares all that he's learned from European fly fishers.

  • Mighty Mouse To The Rescue!

    Richard Pilatzke has been working diligently on dialing in his mouse game. Trout love them bass love them so what does it take to get the fish to attack. Is it in the fly pattern, the presentation or a combination of both? Listen in to this podcast to hear what Richard has learned so you can catch more fish on a mouse.

    Richard Pilatzke's Mouse

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Tying Streamers: Tips and Techniques

    Charlie Craven is a master fly tier and has figured out the best fly tying techniques for just about any challenge. His latest book Tying Streamers addresses the techniques used to tie both classic and modern streamer patterns. Charlie is always a great source for good tips on tying so join us to find out what he’s discovered about the best way to tie streamers.

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

    • How do you make wooly buggers more durable?
    • What is the best way to tie in a palmered hackle?
    • Are articulated patterns more effective than non-articulated patterns?
    • What are your favorite materials for tying streamers?
    • What are the three most important triggers when tying streamers?
    • Do you prefer streamers that are thick and dense or sparse and thin?
    • How do you keep streamers from fouling?
    • How do you choose a hook for your streamers?
    • What are your considerations for choosing streamers for different water types?

  • Largemouth Bass and Bugs

    Skip Morris shares his secrets of finding and catching big largemouth bass as well as tips on tying bass bugs and flies.

  • Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans

    Jerry Darkes takes us on a tour of the Great Lakes including both warmwater and cold water fisheries. Learn about the best places to go for steelhead, northern pike, lake trout, smallmouth bass, trout and salmon.

  • 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?




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