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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?

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?

Top Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Destinations ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Rick Nyles

Rick Nyles started guiding in 1999 and has since grown his guide service to eight guides in Pennsylvania. His knowledge of Pennsylvania fisheries is deep and wide. Join us to talk about a few of the top Pennsylvania fisheries you want to add to your bucket list.

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

  • What books can you recommend that detail Pennsylvania waters?
  • I'm coming to fish in Pennsylvania for the first time where should I go to maximize my trip?
  • Where and when should I go to hit the Green Drake hatch?
  • How do the state laws affect public access to the rivers and creeks?
  • I want to swing wet flies to increase my fish numbers; where should I go to do this?
  • What rivers or streams are the best for smallmouth bass fishing?
  • What are the prime waters in the State College area?
  • What's Penns Creek known for most?
  • What are the top flies that you recommend for fishing Pennsylvania waters?
  • What river would you fish in the Johnstone area?
  • How do you get away from the crowds?
  • What are the top rivers and creeks in Eastern Pennsylvania?
  • What species of trout is Pennsylvania known most for?
  • What are your tips for fishing the Lehigh River?

Ohio Women on the Fly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Katie Johnstone

Katie started fly fishing just five years ago. Her passion for the sport has been insatiable. Katie’s journey from newbie fly fisher, to local TU Chapter board member, to the founder of Ohio Women on the Fly and now a professional guide has been fast and furious. Join us to hear how Katie’s journey took place and the challenges she faced as a woman in the fly fishing industry.

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

  • How were you introduced to fly fishing?
  • Did you grow fishing?
  • Did you have any preconceived ideas about fly fishing?
  • Where did you get you first fly fishing gear?
  • How did you learn your fly fishing skills?
  • Did you have a mentor?
  • Did you join any groups or clubs?
  • How did Ohio Women on the Fly get started?
  • What type of events does your group sponsor?
  • What recommendations do you have for women thinking about trying fly fishing?
  • How did you get your job at Mad River Outfitters?
  • How did you learn how to guide?
  • Where do you guide?
  • What's next on your journey as a fly fisher?

Fly Fishing Taos & Santa Fe ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Taylor Streit

Talyor Streit has been fishing and guiding for more than 50 years. His knowledge of the northern New Mexico waters is tough to beat. Join us to talk about fishing the Rio Grande, Red River, Costilla Creek, and others. Learn about the new rulings by the supreme court on water access in New Mexico and also on how the recent fires have affected fishing.

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

  • Have the recent fires in New Mexico affected the prime fishing areas?
  • How did the recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision affect water access rights?
  • How has fishing changed in New Mexico since you first came to the area?
  • What's the best time of year for dry fly action?
  • What segments of the Rio Grande fish best?
  • Can you fish the Rio Grande gorge?
  • Is New Mexico a good winter fishery?
  • What segments of the Red River do you prefer to fish?
  • Is there good public access to the rivers in New Mexico?
  • What's the current situation with the Costilla Creek restoration project?
  • Is Costilla Creek open for fishing?
  • What stream flows should you look for to fish Costilla Creek?
  • Is the Rio Chama still a good river to fish?

Hatch Strategies ★ ★ ★ ★
Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer has been with Orvis for over 30 years and has shared his knowledge across many topics. One of the most studied yet intimidating aspects of fly fishing for trout is an understanding of insect hatches. Tom will enlighten us on entomology and also how to approach trout, how to find where they feed, and how to present the fly so it is accepted as natural food without hesitation. Join us and learn some new techniques to catch more fish.

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

  • What do you need to know to be successful when fishing a hatch?
  • What is the best way to seine the water?
  • What if you don't get any insects in your seine?
  • What’s the best way to find fish feeding on a hatch?
  • How do you identify the insect that is hatching?
  • How to you fish the different stages of a hatch?
  • What do you do if you have multiple hatches at the same time?
  • How important is it to match the hatch with your patterns?
  • Do you prefer to fish a single fly or use a dry dropper setup?
  • Do you find that smaller fish are the ones rising first at the beginning of a hatch?
  • How do you target the bigger fish in hatches?
  • How does the change in climate vary the color of hatching flies?
  • What has been the most challenging hatch to match & have reasonable consistent success?

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Skip Morris

Skip Morris is a full-time fly fishing author and speaker who has published 22 books and over 350 magazine articles on fly fishing and fly tying. Skip makes fly tying so simple anyone can do it. If you’re interested in fly tying but haven’t given it a try yet listen in and Skip will provide all the information you need to get started and to be successful.

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

  • How did you get started tying flies?
  • Is it more expensive to tie your own flies than to buy them?
  • What tools do I absolutely need to get started tying flies?
  • What should I look for in a good vise?
  • What are the important features of a good bobbin?
  • What are the basic materials needed to get started?
  • What is the difference between the different brands of hooks?
  • What is your go-to thread material?
  • What sizes of thread should I get to begin with?
  • What do the different grades of capes mean?
  • Do you weight your flies or use other methods to get deeper?
  • Do you think adding purple to a dry fly marks it fish better?
  • What tips do you have for tying very small flies?

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!


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