Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing
Fly Fisher, Fly Tyer, Guide, Author
Kevin Howell has been guiding the rivers and streams of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee since the mid-1980's. Kevin considers the Davidson River, Tuckaseegee River, and many small mountain streams his home waters. Join us to talk about fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains and find out which flies Kevin favors for these waters.
Bob Mallard has fly fished and guided the Maine waters for over 40 years. Maine has the most diverse fly fishing opportunities in New England and is a popular destination for anglers seeking trout, landlocked salmon, striped bass, and a host of other game fish. Join us and explore the rivers, streams, ponds and lakes of this magnificent state.
Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:
- What are the different types of fisheries in the Smoky Mountains?
- What fish species are available to fly fishers in the streams and rivers?
- What makes the area so favorable for trout?
- What are the top rivers to fish?
- What is the Davison River well known for?
- What's the best way to fish the Davidson?
- What hatches do you have on the Davidson?
- What are the best flies to use?
- What type of fishery is the Tuskaseegee River?
- What techniques do you use on the Tuskaseegee?
- What fly rods and lines do you recommend?
- If you could only pick five flies to put in your fly box, what would they be?
- What type of water do you find in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?
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Pacific Coast Flies & Fly Fishing
Fly Fisher, Fly Tyer, Writer, Editor
The Pacific Coast offers fly fishers a wealth of angling opportunities from Alaska to the tip of Baja California. Scott Sadil's recent book Pacific Coast Flies & Fly Fishing covers many of the proven flies to use for trout, salmon, steelhead, and both inshore and bluewater species and how to fish them. Join us to learn about some of these popular fly patterns, their use, and a bit of history about how they came to be.
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Trout - Hidden in Plain View
Duane Redford will delves into what the top 10% of anglers are seeing and doing differently from the fly fishing masses, and how they are consistently putting fish in the net in every situation. Join us and learn from a master angler how to increase your odds of catching more trout.Reading Waters
Gary Borger explains the characteristics of moving water examining the three types of lies and how to identify and fish them from small streams to massive rivers. He also takes the mystery out of reading lakes and ocean flats.Specialty Casts - Getting Your Fly to the Fish
Mac Brown, a Master Casting Instructor certified through the Federation of Fly Fishers, provides expert advice on how to use specialty casts to get your fly to those hard to reach fish.Siberian Taimen The Legend Of Russia's Rivers
Rene Limeres has spent hundreds of hours guiding and fishing for the legendary taimen in Russia. Learn from Rene about this unusual fish and what it takes to hook and land fish that can get up to 200 pounds.Reading Water Challenges in Mount Hood Country
Gary Lewis has fished in seven countries and across the US and the one challenge that he has always faces is how to read the water especially new water or water that has been affected by weather or other external factors. Listen in as we explore three fisheries in the Mount Hood Country of Oregon and how each presents a different challenge when reading the water.Addicted To The Rise
Nate Brumley has never sunk a nymph or fished a streamer. He has over 50 years’ experience fishing a dry fly exclusively. If you want to learn about fishing dry flies and tying them join us and help pick his brain. I'm sure there are many secrets to be uncovered.Fly Fishing with Terrestrials
Ed Shenk has been fishing for 80 years and has tied flies for 65 of those years. His homewater is the LeTort River where he developed and tested the LeTort Cricket, Flat Wing LeTort Hopper, Shenk Cress Bug, and Shenk Sculpin. He's a master of fly fishing terrestrials so be sure to listen in and take adavantage of a lifetime of experience.Destination Travel - How to Get Your Money's Worth
Jim Klug has guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, and has fished waters throughout the world, including the Bahamas, Belize, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Alaska, Canada, the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, India, and more. If you want to learn about the best places to go, where you get the most bang for your buck and how to make do-it-yourself trips successful you'll want to listen the this show.The onWater App - New Technology for Fly Fishers
Scott Carver, Co-Founder and CEO of onWater, will be introducing us to their state-of-the-art software that locates river access points, boat ramps, camping, parking, and know the distance between them. Plus current river flows and weather, everything you need including stream access laws and public land overlays which help you plan where to fish and eliminate the worry that you may be on private property. There's even more so join us and learn how this application can help make your fishing more enjoyable and keep you out of trouble.
Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:
Are You Making Mistakes Fly Fishing?
- What is the onWater app?
- What is your mission?
- Does the onWater app work when there is no cell service?
- Can you download river maps?
- Can you find information on rivers, streams and lakes?
- How is the information kept up to date?
- Can you find put-ins, takeouts and campgrounds?
- Does it show private property boundaries?
- Is the river flow data real-time?
- Can you record your personal favorite places?
- How does it handle fishing reports?
- Can it be used on both desktop computers and phones?
- What are the goals for onWater in the coming years?
Sara Low, a professional guide in New York, has seen just about every mistake her clients could possibly make. She'll help you with fly-fishing techniques and help you to break bad habits. Common issues include correctly approaching fish, improving fly selection, proper presentation, consistent and accurate casting, efficient hooking and landing of fish. Join us and learn how to correct those bad habits you might not even know about.Fly Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass and Panfish
Over the many years that Skip Morris has fished and written about fly fishing he's uncovered many nuggets of information that have helped him and others to catch more fish. Whether it's trout, bass or panfish Skip has something to share that will improve your odds. Listen to this podcast and up your game!Tailwaters of the Uncompahgre River
Matt McCannel, a professional guide, introduces us to the tailwaters of the Uncompahgre River (Paco). On the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, this tailwater yields incredible trophy browns and rainbow. Browns exceeding the 20-pound mark lurk in the shadows of boulders and stumps. Join us as Matt guides us down the river and shares his secrets to catching these monster fish.
Questions asked and answered during the interview:
- What's the best time of year to catch the trophy browns and rainbows?
- How do you find the trophy fish?
- What type of water do they inhabit?
- Do they attack streamers?
- What do they eat?
- What are the top three fly patterns that attract the big fish?
- Does Euro nymphing work for these fish?
- How accurate does your presentation have to be to get good takes?
Check out this video: Matt McCannel Sight Fishing Paco's Trophy TroutSalmonfly Hatch On The Madison
Bob Jacklin knows about the salmon fly hatch on the Madison, he's been fishing it for 37 years. Don't miss this chance to find out how and when to fish this exciting hatch. Join us on Bob's informative podcast.Drifting for Smallmouth Bass in Wisconsin Tributaries
AJ Dudek will share his secrets about one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in the country. With seven and eight weight rods we have the privilege of fishing top water in the summer and baitfish patterns in the spring and fall of the year for one of the best fighting fish there is.Giant Homosassa Tarpon
Capt. Earl Waters, a Florida native, has been chasing and catching the giant Homosassa tarpon for over 25 years. Learn his secrets on hooking up and landing these incredible trophies.
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