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  • Spring Creek Seduction

    Matt Supinski is the master of selectivity and even wrote a book on it so who else to lead us on a journey to understand how to fish spring creeks. Spring creeks will not only seduce you but test your skills at the highest level. Join us to learn Matt’s secrets to spring creeks.

  • Fly Fishing The Hex Hatch on Midwestern Streams

    Steve Born never misses a hex hatch, that's when the big monster trout come out of their lairs and enjoy a feast like no other time of the year. Listen in to hear about this Midwestern treat and how you too can have a night of fly fishing you'll never forget.

  • Monster Muskies

    Kip Vieth, a professional guide in Minnesota and winner of the 2017 Orvis Guide of the Year, loves fly fishing for Muskies. Muskies are finicky, to say the least. Known as the fish of ten thousand casts you can bet you'll have to work for yours. Kip will help us all learn more about Muskies including where they live, what they eat, what triggers them to bite, how to rig your terminal tackle for success, presentation strategies, and of course how to close the deal. Join us to learn Kip's secrets to success!

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

    • Are muskies really the fish of 10,000 casts?
    • What are the strength and weaknesses of fly fishing versus conventional fishing?
    • What makes a rod a good muskie fly rod?
    • What type of line do you use and what is your terminal tackle setup?
    • What are the advantages of articulated flies?
    • Do you need high flies for muskies?
    • How do the primary lies change for muskies from summer to fall?
    • If you get a follow but no bite what changes do you make?
    • Do the moon phases affect the musky bite?
    • Is sight fishing an effective method for muskies?
    • When is the best time of day to target muskies?

  • Brook Trout: Conservation & Fishing

    Bob Mallard is an authority on brook trout and contributes to many of the conservation efforts that are in place today. Brook trout are native to the Eastern United States and were an important gamefish for early anglers. Listen to this podcast to hear about the history, conservation efforts, fly fishing techniques and where to find brook trout today.

  • Advanced Chironomid Techniques

    Phil Rowley goes beyond basic strike indicator chironomid techniques and explores techniques and setups for deep water indicator fishing, the dry line long leader technique better known as the naked technique, and sinking lines including 'dangling' where we fish straight up below the boat - the takes with dangling are heart stopping!

  • Fly Fishing For Trophy Trout In New Zealand

    Mike McClelland has been fly fishing and hosting trips to New Zealand for over 16 years. Listen to Mike share the challenges and successes of landing nine-pound browns in 20 foot wide streams.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Chasing Records

    Robert Cunningham has been chasing world records for two decades and has many stories to tell. Listen in to find out about the rare successful record catches, but also on the far more frequent failed attempts and the angling lessons learned from each of them. Anyone who has ever dreamed of a world record catch as well as any angler seeking to improve his fish fighting skill and techniques will learn from these experiences and enjoy a good fish story or two in the process.

  • Fly Fishing Christmas Island

    Steve McLaughlin has taken more than 450 anglers to Christmas Island over the past six seasons and has fished more than 66 days on the atoll for bonefish, giant trevally, bluefin and golden trevally as well as landed many milkfish on the fly. Listen in to find out what fly fishing on Christmas Island is all about.

  • Saugeen River - 100 Miles of Diverse Fly Fishing

    John Valk, a professional guide and outfitter, has been fly fishing for over 40 years. His knowledge of the Saugeen River in Ontario Canada is hard to beat. The Saugeen is one of the most diverse fisheries you'll find with brook, rainbow and brown trout, salmon, steehead, smallmouth bass, northern pike, perch and panfish. What more could you want? Join us to learn more about what the Saugeen has to offer.

  • Stripping for Stripers

    The East coast comes alive when the strippers come in - making the water boil with activity. Michael Mullaney, a professional guide in Cape Cod shares his secrets on catching one of the most popular sportfish on the Eastern seaboard.

  • Fly Fishing the Yellowstone River

    Craig Mathews has fished the Yellowstone River for over 30 years. Join us to hear Craig tell about the best strategies and tactics to use on this renowned river.

  • The Most Common Nymph Fishing Mistakes

    Rick Hafele has made many nymphing mistakes over the years and also watched others do the same. Sometimes knowing what not to do can make the difference as well. Join us to sort it all out and clean up your nymphing.

  • 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?




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