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.
(For example: trout, bonefish, saltwater, stream, Bahamas, etc.)

Smallmouth Bass Top To Bottom ★ ★ ★ ★
Jake Villwock

Jake Villwock is a professional guide working in Pennsylvania. He hooks up his clients everyday with big smallmouth bass. Listen in and learn about the flies he uses, how he ties them and how he uses them to catch trophy smallies.

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

  • Do smallmouth prefer living in pods or are they a solitary fish?
  • Do smallmouth hold in similar lies as trout?
  • What is a good weight rod, line, leader and tippet for smallmouth?
  • Why do you use swivels in your terminal tackle setup?
  • If you could only have one surface fly and one streamer for smallies what would they be?
  • What are the trigger colors for smallmouth flies?
  • Do you use weed guards on your flies?
  • What topwater flies do you use besides poppers?
  • What color combinations work best for streamers?
  • What crayfish patterns do you like?
  • What color is a must have on your crayfish patterns?/li>
  • How do you fish crayfish patterns on the bottom?
  • When an how do you fish crayfish patterns mid-column?
  • Do bigger flies attract larger fish?

On The Bow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Bill Horn

Bill Horn has chased bonefish, tarpon and permit for over 40 years in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Hawaii and Mexico. He's been "On the Bow" too many times to count. Join us to hear Bill share his experiences, the good, bad and ugly of chasing these trophy fish in the salt. You might just pick up a tip or two you can use next time you are on the bow.

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

  • Are the bonefish coming back in Florida?
  • Do you have more success fishing for bonefish from a boat?
  • Where do you find the larger bonefish?
  • Are bonefish bigger in the Bahamas?
  • What flies work best for bonefish?
  • Are bonefish, permit and tarpon easier or harder to catch now than in the past?
  • How do you present your flies to permit?
  • What's the best way to set the hook on a permit?
  • Is Florida still a "go-to" location for tarpon?
  • Where can you find the larger migrating tarpon?
  • Is the juvenile tarpon fishery still great?
  • What flies are working best for tarpon through the seasons?
  • Looking to the future how do you see the health of the flats fisheries and their fish?

Fly Tying For Everyone
Tim Cammisa

Tim Cammisa has been teaching fly fishers how to tie flies for many years both in person and on YouTube. If you want to get started with fly tying Tim's one of the best teachers you could have. Join us and learn about the essential equipment and materials you need to get started and what flies you should tie first. We'll also talk about the techniques you should learn first so that you can take those techniques and use them for many other flies that you'd like to tie and have in your fly box. Last but not least we explore how you can catch fish using the first flies you tie. Beginners are welcome!

DUN - The Making of a Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jen Ripple

Jen Ripple is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the international flyfishing lifestyle magazine, DUN Magazine. In addition to her work at DUN, she writes the Fly Fishing Women’s Buyer’s Guide for Outside Magazine and the Women’s Best Of column for Gray’s Sporting Journal, among others. Join us to learn why and how Dun was built, where it stands today and where it will be tomorrow.

Stillwater Trout Fishing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Phil Rowley

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.

The Driftless Area of Wisconsin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Geri Meyer

Geri Meyer has been guiding the Driftless Area since 2006. She was fascinated by the 13,000 miles of Driftless trout creeks many of which flow through over 5 million acres of public land in Wisconsin. The last ice age left the Driftless Area with fractured limestone and sandstone. Water percolates through this rock into the ground and is filtered, cooled, and given an excellent PH level. The water then comes out as springs and seeps and gives us the incredible and abundant trout fishing there. Listen in to discover the secrets of this one of kind fishery.

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

  • Where is the Driftless Area?
  • Why is it called the Driftless Area?
  • What are most of the streams like?
  • What species are the primary targets?
  • Are the fish wild or stocked?
  • What are the major hatches?
  • What dry fly hatch is exciting to fish?
  • What sections of Grey Reef are the most productive?
  • What flies work best on these spring creeks?
  • What strategies do you use to fish these streams?
  • Is stealth important in your approach to these fish?
  • Do you do more dry fly fishing or nymphing?
  • What towns are the favored places to stay when fishing the Driftless Area?

Fly Fishing Central Wyoming ★ ★ ★ ★
Blake Jackson

Blake Jackson, a professional guide from Casper,  Wyoming, specializes in guiding his clients to Wyoming’s great fisheries, like the Miracle Mile, Grey Reef, Fremont Canyon, and local lakes. Whether it's trophy trout or spooky carp Blake knows where to go and how to get hooked up. Join us to learn about these incredible fisheries and how to fish them.

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

  • What are the four major sections of the North Platte River?
  • Is the area around Saratoga worth fishing?
  • How did the Miracle Mile get its name?
  • What spawn occurs on the Miracle Mile that brings up the big fish?
  • What flies work best on the Miracle Mile?
  • What section is fished most often in Fremont Canyon?
  • What epic dry fly hatch is Fremont Canyon known for?
  • What sections of Grey Reef are the most productive?
  • What flies work best on Grey Reef and why?
  • What strategies do you use to fish Grey Reef?
  • What is the most common mistake most fly fishers make when fishing Grey Reef?
  • Why has carp fishing in Wyoming exploded?
  • Where is the best place to fish for carp in Wyoming?

What Fly for What Bug? ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Peter Stitcher

Peter Stitcher is an aquatic biologist who knows what flies work best to imitate the stage of insects in their lifecycle. Are you ever confused about what file to use when? Join us to learn about the lifecycles of the most common insects we encounter on rivers and lakes and how to pick the perfect fly for the job.

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

  • What are the three categories you use to describe flies?
  • What is more important size, color or shape?
  • Why are flies like the Red Dart and Blowtorch so effective?
  • How do you organize your fly boxes?
  • What is a life cycle and why is it important to understand?
  • What are the life cycles for mayflies, caddisflies, midges and stoneflies?
  • What stages of the life cycles are the most productive for fishing?
  • What flies work best to imitate the different stages?
  • What places do you look to see what insects are active?
  • How would you imitate daphnia?
  • Is fly selection just as important as drift depth and presentation?

Photography - How to Capture What You See
Carol Ann Morris

Carol's photographs and paintings have not only appeared in most of her husband Skip's 21 fly-fishing and -tying books, but also on the covers and interior pages of such magazines and books as Grey's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Yale Angler's Journal, American Angler, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, and America's Favorite Flies. Join us and learn how to take better photographs of the beautiful places you fish, your fishing buddies, fish and of course yourself.

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

  • What don't my photos turn out the way I see them?
  • What do you recommend for pocket-sized, waterproof, point and shoot camera?
  • Can you take good photos with your phone?
  • What do you do to protect your camera from water?
  • Do you use polarizing or warming filters?
  • How to keep from stressing out the fish?
  • How can you get a good photo of your fish when you are alone?
  • What makes a compelling photograph?
  • What time of day makes for the best photographs?
  • What is the rule of thirds and how can it make my photos better?
  • How can I improve the photos I'm taking?

Using Fly Fishing to Help Stop Poverty & Human Trafficking
Bucky Buchstaber

Bucky is the Founder and Executive Director of Fly Fishing Collaborative. The collaborative has been mobilizing the fly fishing community since 2013 to create sustainable solutions to stop poverty & human trafficking around the world. This non-profit helps communities build environmentally safe and sustainable aquaponics farms for orphanages and schools preventing kids from entering human trafficking. Join us to learn how these farms are built and how you might help the cause. Visit the Fly Fishing Collaborative website to learn more about what they do and how you can help.

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

  • What is the mission of the Fly Fishing Collaborative?
  • What motivated you to start FFC?
  • What does FFC actually do?
  • Why did you use fly fishing as a means to your fundraising?
  • What are your methods of fundraising?
  • What is aquaponics farming?
  • Who builds the farms?
  • What foods are harvested from the farms?
  • How does building an aquaponics farm help stop poverty and human trafficking?
  • What authors do you look to for their writing skills and style?
  • How can the fly fishing community help your organization make difference?


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