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01/18/2023
1:15:09
Great Smoky Mountains Fly Fishing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kevin Howell

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?

01/04/2023
1:29:27
Fly Fishing Maine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bob Mallard

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:

  • How did you decide what waters to include in your book Fly Fishing Maine?
  • What fish species are available to fly fishers in Maine?
  • What are the top species fly fishers target?
  • What are the top rivers to fish in Maine?
  • What are the State Heritage Fish Waters?
  • What waters qualify for fly fishing only?
  • When is the black fly hatch most prevalent?
  • What's causing the decline of landlocked salmon?
  • Where do 90% of the native brook trout live?
  • Is Artic Char the new "bucket list" fish?
  • What fly rods and lines do you recommend?
  • What is public access like to the rivers, lakes, and ponds?
  • How are striped bass fairing in Maine?

 


12/21/2022
1:17:53
Go To Flies for Colorado ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pat Dorsey

Pat is a well known and respected professional guide in Colorado. He considers the Blue, South Platte, North Fork of the South Platte, Colorado and Williams Fork Rivers as his home waters and has spent many years fishing and guiding them. Join us to explore the "go to" flies you need for Colorado and how to effectively fish them.


12/07/2022
1:21:08
Essential Flies for Yellowstone ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Paul Weamer

Paul Weamer is a professional fly tier and licensed fishing guide in Yellowstone National Park. He considers Yellowstone as his home waters and has spent many years fishing them. Join us to explore the essential flies you need and how to effectively fish them in Yellowstone’s streams, rivers and lakes.

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

  • What fish species are available in the park?
  • What efforts ar being made to remove non-native species?
  • How had the recent flooding affected the fisheries?
  • Have you had any close encounters with grizzly bears?
  • How does your experience from the Upper Delaware translate to waters you fish in Yellowstone?
  • How do you arrange your fly boxes?
  • What are your favorite fly tying materials?
  • Is there still a place for traditional patterns like Humpies, H&L Variants and Wulffs?
  • What are some of your favorite flies for spring?
  • What are some tips for fishing Yellowstone Lake for cutthroats?
  • What are your favorite flies for the summer?
  • What flies work best for fall conditions?
  • Do you use soft hackle flies?
  • What is the best way to present your fly?
  • Do you use beads to get your flies deeper?

11/16/2022
1:30:06
California Corbina on the Fly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Al Quattrocchi

Al Quattrocchi has been fly fishing for corbina on the southern shores of California for many years. He's obsessed with the fish and the challenge to catch them. Some say it's one of the hardest fish to catch on the fly, even harder than permit. Join us and learn about this incredible fish and how to hook up with them on the fly.

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

  • How were you first introduced to corbina?
  • What are the history, characteristics, and size?
  • Where are corbina found?
  • When is the best time of year to target them?
  • What type of habitat do corbina prefer?
  • What is their behavior like?
  • What do corbina eat?
  • What signs do you look for to find them?
  • What weight fly rod do you use?
  • Do you use floating, intermediate or sinking lines?
  • What flies work best for corbina?
  • Do you do more sight fishing or blind casting?
  • What is the best way to present your fly?
  • What are some of the mistakes fly fishers make when casting to corbina?
  • What's the best way to land and handle a corbina?

11/02/2022
1:28:04
Mastering Musky on the Fly
Adam Kornuth

Adam is obsessed with musky. He’s been fishing for musky for over 25 years and has caught musky in the United States and Canada. He’s also built a fly shop called Musky Town which is devoted to helping fly anglers catch more musky on the fly. Join us to learn Adam’s secrets to mastering musky on the fly.

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

  • How did you first get interested in musky?
  • Where in the world do you find musky?
  • What part of the year is best to fish for musky?
  • What are the ideal weather conditions?
  • What is their behavior like? Are they territorial?
  • What do you look for in a fly rod?
  • Do you use floating, intermediate or sinking lines?
  • What do you use for a bite guard?
  • What type of fly tying materials do you like to use?
  • Where do you look for musky?
  • Do you do more sight fishing or blind casting?
  • How do you read the behavior of a musky following your fly?
  • What's the best way to land and handle a musky?

10/19/2022
1:29:10
Silver Creek – The Legend and Its Future
Matthew Miller

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?

09/21/2022
1:24:56
Casting Forward, Onward, and Seaward
Steve Ramirez

Steve Ramirez is a fly fisher, writer, educator, master naturalist, philosopher, and outdoor adventurer. He's traveled four continents writing about fishing, landscapes, human cultures, and the natural world. He's written for many of the major periodicals and is publishing his latest book Casting Seaward. This book is the third in a book series that started with Casting Forward and was followed by Casting Onward. Join us and hear Steve's thoughts on fly fishing, conservation, restoration, and his hopes for the future of planet earth.

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

  • When did you start writing?
  • What effect do your previous careers have on your writing today?
  • What do you use fly fishing as the basis for your stories?
  • What are your books about and what effect do you hope they'll have on your readers?
  • Does writing energize you or exhaust you?
  • Do you make notes during a trip and then write about it later?
  • How do you think your writing will help the natural world?
  • Where and when do you write?
  • In all your travels what was the most challenging species, you fished for?
  • Of all the places you've traveled and fished, what is the most memorable?
  • What can we do as fly fishers to help combat global warming?
  • As humans are we working to conserve, preserve, or destroy our natural world?
  • Do you think the world would be better off without humans?
  • Do you think we can reverse the current trends that adversely affect our environment?

09/07/2022
1:24:08
Wet Fly Magic ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dave Allbaugh

Dave Allbaugh, a professional guide in Pennsylvania, has spent the last 30 years both on the stream and at his vise perfecting his wet fly fishing techniques and flies. His methods are effective throughout the year and he takes great pride in teaching his clients this lost art of fly fishing. Join us and learn Dave’s secrets to wet fly fishing.

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

  • Are wet flies the same as nymphs and soft hackle flies?
  • What are flymphs?
  • What materials do you use for bodies and hackle?
  • What size do you tie your wet flies?
  • What flies do you start out with in April and May in PA?
  • What is your favorite "go to" wet fly when there is no hatch in progress?
  • What variations of flies do you use when searching?
  • What are some of your favorite classic wet fly patterns?
  • What weight type of rod do you use for wet fly fishing?
  • What lines work best for wet fly fishing?
  • What is your leader and tippet setup?
  • How do you rig up a multi-fly setup?
  • How do you present your flies for the best results?
  • Is upstream or downstream presentations more effective?
  • Do you add any action/movement to your flies?

08/17/2022
1:00:51
Fly Fishing for Monster Browns on Streamers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Christy McReynolds

Christy McReynolds knows how to hook up with monster brown trout on the fly. She’s a lifelong angler and has developed her skills on the South Holston and Watauga Rivers in East Tennessee, where she and her husband Jason run their guide service FlyingSoHo. Join us and learn her secrets to finding, hooking up, and landing these fish of a lifetime.

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

  • What is the best time of year for hunting monster browns on streamers?
  • Are large brown trout more active at certain times of the day?
  • Are browns tolerant of a wide range of water temperatures?
  • What are the ideal conditions for brown trout to grow big?
  • Are browns more selective than rainbows?
  • Is fishing good before or after they spawn?
  • What weight rod do you use for larger fish?
  • Do you use floating or sinking lines?
  • What is your leader and tippet setup?
  • What types of streamers do you prefer?
  • what color flies do you use for dirty and clear water?
  • Where do find large fish holding most often?
  • What retrieve methods do you use for streamers?
  • What tips can you give on setting the hook and fighting large fish?

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