Show Podcast Archive

Here you'll find all our podcasts. Just click on the title of the podcast and you'll be taken to a page where you'll find the controls to play the recordings and the link to download the MP3 file to you computer or MP3 player.
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The onWater App - New Technology for Fly Fishers ★ ★ ★ ★
Scott Carver

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:

  • 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?

Fly Fishing Glacier National Park
Russ Schneider

Russ Schnieder has worked as a fishing, hiking and rafting guide in Glacier for more than 25 years. He will be sharing his intimate knowledge of this fly fisher’s paradise. Join us to learn about the park and how to enjoy all it offers to fly fishers.

Music City Fly Girls ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Susan Thrasher

Susan Thrasher is a professional guide and instructor in East Tennessee. She co-founded The Music City Fly Girls a “no drama” fly fishing club which is a bit different than most clubs you may have been part of. Join us to find out how they run their meetings, plan outings across North America and learn from their journeys. You just might get some great ideas for your club!

Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bob Romano

Bob Romano is an author and fishing camp owner in the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine. Bob loves to examine why we fish while using the rivers, lakes, and streams of Maine’s Great North Woods as his literary canvas. Join us to learn about the places to fish, how to fish them and a bit of history about this historic fishing region.

Bugs ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Paul Weamer

Paul Weamer, a professional guide and author, having fished both the eastern and western United States teaches us about the “Bugs”. Matching the hatch is always challenging but Paul knows how to simplify it so that you can quickly and easily identify the insects and pick the right fly to imitate them. Join us and learn entomology the easy way.

Fly Fishing Yellowstone's Backcountry ★ ★ ★ ★
Bruce Staples

Bruce Staples has unmatched fly fishing knowledge of the greater Yellowstone backcountry. He’s explored its rivers and lakes for over five decades and shares his knowledge with us on this show. Want to get away from the crowds? Join us and find out where and how to fish Yellowstone’s backcountry.

Guide Flies ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Landon Mayer

Landon Mayer spends hundreds of hours each year on the water guiding his clients to trophy trout. He doesn't have time to tie complex time-consuming patterns so he ties simple easy-to-tie fly patterns that get the job done, day in and day out. Join us to learn about Landon's top patterns and how he fishes them to catch trout around the world.

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

  • What makes a great guide fly?
  • What's your thought process when designing your fly patterns?
  • What materials do you consistently try to incorporate into your patterns?
  • What suggestions do you have for paring down the number of flies you carry to the water?
  • Do you have a core set of guide flies that you use year-round or do you have different selections for the different seasons?
  • Do you have a secret pattern that is not in the book?
  • Do you think adding UV or hot spots to a fly makes a difference?
  • How do you prepare for your day on the water - rods, rigs, flies, presentations?
  • What are your favorite techniques for stillwater?
  • What methods do you use to get your flies to the right depth?
  • What fly do you think is deadly that is not a guide fly?
  • What do you do when a larger fish chases a smaller fish that you have hooked up?
  • What fly do you go to most often to catch fish?

Williams Fork River - More Than A Buggy Place ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chris Wells

Chris Wells has been a full-time professional guide for more than 20 years. One of his favorite rivers to guide on is the Williams Fork in central Colorado which he calls one of the "buggiest places" he knows. Yellow sallies, caddis, midges, baetis, tricos, stoneflies and red quills are more than abundant and the trout feed like crazy on them. Join us to learn about the Williams Fork River, why it's so special for Chris and how to fish it for the best results.

Randy Wayne White Tells All (maybe) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Randy White

Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author of forty-five novels. Randy was a light tackle fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina, Sanibel Island for 13-years, did more than 3,000 charters, and draws heavily on those experiences for his novels about marine biologist Doc Ford and his quirky pals at Dinkin's Bay. His series of novels about fishing guide Hannah Smith has also received critical acclaim. Join us to learn about Randy's writing career, how he started, where he gets ideas, what motivates him and of course they'll be a few humorous stories about his travels in the fishing world.

Daniel Ritz Attempts Western Native Trout Challenge
Daniel Ritz

Daniel Ritz is fly fishing across the Western United States in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. His goal is to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical ranges of the 12 states in the West. Join us to find out how Daniel is doing with the challenge, learn about what it takes to participate and hear about a few experiences he's had along the way. Maybe you'll get inspired and want to try it yourself!


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