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  • The Feather Thief

    Kirk Johnson is the author of the true-crime adventure “The Feather Thief”. Intrigued by the theft of hundreds of rare bird specimens from the Tring museum in England, Kirk journeys into the underground world of fanatical fly tiers and plume peddlers looking for the truth behind why the theft took place and what happened to all the birds that were stolen. Join us and hear the story that has drawn so many readers to this great book.

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

    • How did the heist go down?
    • Who was Alfred Russel Wallace and what did he have to do with the heist?
    • How did Edwin Rist get involved tying classic salmon flies?
    • What was the value of the stolen birds?
    • How were the stolen birds and feathers sold?
    • Were the buyers of the stolen goods complicit?
    • Did Rist have an accomplice?
    • Was the heist planned?
    • How did the judge rule when Rist when to court?
    • Did Rist show any remorse about what he had done?
    • Were the stolen birds ever recovered?

  • Advanced Fly Tying Techniques

    Charlie Craven is back to answer your advanced questions on fly tying. Charlie is one of the best fly tiers and fly tying instructors you'll run into. No matter how much you know or how long you've tied you'll be sure to learn a few more tips and techniques during this show.

  • Fly Line Design and Application

    Jim Teeny, originator of the integrated sinking fly line, is always on the cutting edge of fly line design. Learn the differences between the lines and how to use them best to catch more fish.

  • Fly Fishing the Surf

    Lee Baermann has been fly fishing the surf for over 40 years. Lee guides us on California's southern coast finding beach structure, surf species, productive flies and fishing techniques. Join us and find out how get the best out of the surf.

  • 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 for Atlantic Salmon

    Paul Marriner shares his 25+ years of experience fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon. Learn his secrets about tactics, flies, casting and playing this classic trophy fish.

  • 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.

  • DIY Fly Fishing Vacations

    Rod Hamilton has been helping fly fishers find the best do it yourself locations for many years. He's traveled the world looking for locations that have local fishing experts that can be called upon for help, accurate fishing reports, vacation rental properties and other points of interest you may want to explore. Many times it's not easy to find these locations but Rod has made it happen. Join us and help me pick Rods brain on how to make a do it yourself fishing vacation a memorable one.

  • Montana Without the Crowds

    Aaron Jaspers, loves to fish but doesn't love the crowds. He's been exploring some fisheries that are off the beaten track in Montana where you can catch nice sized fish easily and avoid the crowds. Join us to learn more about some great places to fish.

  • Saltwater Fly Pattern Development

    Drew Chicone has developed and improved many saltwater fly patterns during his professional fly tying career. Learn how Drew approaches his fly design from both a creative and functional aspect. Join us on this podcast and learn about his techniques, materials and testing.

  • Kayak Fly Fishing in Baja Mexico

    Gary Bulla is an expert on fly fishing salt water from Point Conception to the Sea of Cortez. He has landed over 130 species on the fly. Listen in to learn Gary's strategies and techniques for fly fishing from a kayak in Baja, Mexico.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Southern Appalachia Trout Fishing

    The Great Smoky Mountains, Catalouchee Creek, Hazel Creek, Abrams Creek and down to the tailwaters of the Nantahalla River Ian Rutter has fished it all. Listen to Ian share his secrets and life long love for this beautiful fly fising haven.

  • Babine - World-Renowned Steelhead and Trout River

    The Babine River in Britsh Columbia has long been known as one of the finest steelhead and trout rivers in the world. Pierce Clegg owned and operated the Babine Norlakes Trout Lodge for 30 years. His knowledge of the river is unmatched. Listen to this podcast to find out how the river used to be, how it is now and how it might be in the future. Is it still one of those fisheries you should have on your bucket list? Tune in and find out.




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