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  • 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.

  • Tying Nymphs

    Charlie Craven is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He's also a great teacher so if you want to learn a bunch of great fly tying techniques join us for an in-depth study of tying nymphs.

  • Saltwater Fly Design Techniques

    Bob Popovics is well known among salt water fly tiers to say the least and his designs are not only innovative but effective. The process of fly creation is a living, organic one and not a mechanical one for Bob, he doesn’t tie so much as he creates. If you’re looking for some tips on tying some great salt water patterns join us as we try to unravel Bob’s brain and get to the bottom of great fly creation.

  • Sheepshead On The Fly In Southwest Florida

    Captain Codty Pierce, a professional fly fishing guide, grew up on the southwest coast of Florida and knows the waters there better than most. His target in the winter when the waters cool are sheepshead also known as convict fish because of their vivid stripes. Sheepshead have developed a reputation that rivals permit, they are hard to catch on a fly but are super exciting because you are sight fishing to tailing fish on shallow oyster beds and can see the take. Join us to learn Codty's techniques for hooking up with these challenging fish.

    Questions asked and answered during the interview:

    • What is the average size of a sheepshead?
    • Where do you find sheepshead?
    • What type of water do they inhabit?
    • What's the best time of year to catch the larger sheepshead?
    • What do they eat?
    • What fly patterns work best?
    • How should you present your flies to get good takes?

  • Housantonic River - Trout and Smallies

    Torrey Collins has guided and fished the Housatonic River for over 20 years. It's one of a few places where you can enjoy fishing an Eastern river for both trout and smallmouth bass. There's no doubt that there are trophies are in the river and Torrey will share with us his secrets of catching them on a fly.

  • Federation of Fly Fishers - An In-Depth Look

    Peter Van Gytenbeek and Ron Cordes have been on the board of directors for the Federation of Fly Fishers since 2003. Their passion and enthusiasm for the FFF is hard to match. Van and Ron answer questions about the FFF, their role in the fly fishing world and their goals and ambitions as an organization. Whether you're a member or not listen to this podcast to find out what this fine organization is doing for you.

  • Ohio Women on the Fly

    Katie started fly fishing just five years ago. Her passion for the sport has been insatiable. Katie’s journey from newbie fly fisher, to local TU Chapter board member, to the founder of Ohio Women on the Fly and now a professional guide has been fast and furious. Join us to hear how Katie’s journey took place and the challenges she faced as a woman in the fly fishing industry.

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

    • How were you introduced to fly fishing?
    • Did you grow fishing?
    • Did you have any preconceived ideas about fly fishing?
    • Where did you get you first fly fishing gear?
    • How did you learn your fly fishing skills?
    • Did you have a mentor?
    • Did you join any groups or clubs?
    • How did Ohio Women on the Fly get started?
    • What type of events does your group sponsor?
    • What recommendations do you have for women thinking about trying fly fishing?
    • How did you get your job at Mad River Outfitters?
    • How did you learn how to guide?
    • Where do you guide?
    • What's next on your journey as a fly fisher?

  • Kayak Fly Fishing

    Ben Duchesney will share the secrets to fly fishing from kayaks from choosing the right boat and gear to paddle strokes, casting and line management. Whether you paddle warmwater, coldwater or saltwater you're bound to learn some strategies and tactics you can use on your next outing.

  • Golden Mahseer

    Misty Dhillon had been guiding and traveling in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar since 1994 in search of Golden Mahseer. These fish are a highly evolved, bio-indicator fish species that swim in rivers across the rugged Himalayan foothills. Listen in and learn about this incredible fish and what it takes to bring one to the net.

  • 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.

  • High Stick Nymphing

    Kelly Galloup, a professional guide in Montana, talks about high stick nymphing and reading the water. Join us to learn techniques that will fine tune your nymphing presentations and hook you up with more fish.

  • Pennsylvania Trio: LeTort, Yellow Breeches & Big Spring Creeks

    Tom Baltz has been living and fishing the limestone valleys of south-central Pennsylvania for the past 40 years. The LeTort, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks are just a few minutes from his home giving him the opportunity to understand and fish them to perfection. He's fished alongside some of the most notable fly fishers of our time including Vince Marinaro and Charlie Fox. Listen in to hear Tom give you a tour of these three great creeks and tips on how to fish them.

  • Top Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Destinations

    Rick Nyles started guiding in 1999 and has since grown his guide service to eight guides in Pennsylvania. His knowledge of Pennsylvania fisheries is deep and wide. Join us to talk about a few of the top Pennsylvania fisheries you want to add to your bucket list.

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

    • What books can you recommend that detail Pennsylvania waters?
    • I'm coming to fish in Pennsylvania for the first time where should I go to maximize my trip?
    • Where and when should I go to hit the Green Drake hatch?
    • How do the state laws affect public access to the rivers and creeks?
    • I want to swing wet flies to increase my fish numbers; where should I go to do this?
    • What rivers or streams are the best for smallmouth bass fishing?
    • What are the prime waters in the State College area?
    • What's Penns Creek known for most?
    • What are the top flies that you recommend for fishing Pennsylvania waters?
    • What river would you fish in the Johnstone area?
    • How do you get away from the crowds?
    • What are the top rivers and creeks in Eastern Pennsylvania?
    • What species of trout is Pennsylvania known most for?
    • What are your tips for fishing the Lehigh River?

  • Fly Fishing the Gunnison River

    Jason Booth has guided over 6,000 fly fishers down the Gunnison River over the past 23 years so he knows this river like the back of his hand, maybe better. Join us to learn about the secrets of the Gunnison River in Colorado - where to go and how to fish it.

  • Silver Creek – The Legend and Its Future

    Matthew Miller is the director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and has fished Silver Creek countless times. Silver Creek is well known for testing the skills of many an accomplished fly fisher so Matt’s tips for fishing it will be invaluable. Join us and learn about fishing this legendary fishery and what changes are taking place that may affect the future of this spring creek.

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

    • What was your first experience with Silver Creek?
    • What makes it special for you?
    • Can you give us a tour of Silver Creek?
    • What species do you target?
    • What's the best time of year to fish?
    • Are there trophy fish to be caught in the creek?
    • What is the best way to fish the creek?
    • What hatches are common in this water?
    • How important is it to match the hatch?
    • Are the fish there really as picky as some people describe?
    • The fishery is known for its dry fly fishing. Is nymphing also effective?
    • What is the Nature Conservancy's history with Silver Creek?
    • What does the future look like for Silver Creek?




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