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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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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.

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?

500 Trout Streams ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Skip Morris

What happens when a man who’s fly fished for over fifty years, who’s graduated with a university degree in English, who’s published 19 print-and-paper books on fly-fishing topics with three publishers, decides to spend three years writing his first book of essays about his beloved sport? Can you imagine? Join us to learn how Skip came to write his latest book 500 Trout Streams and hear a few of his favorite stories.

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

  • What was the first writing you got published?
  • Do you make notes about your fishing trips to use later in your writing?
  • Do you have a writing routine, if so what is it?
  • What prompted the writing of 500 Trout Streams?
  • What kind of research do you do and how long do you spend researching?
  • Is there still a market for long-form print pieces?
  • Did you really fish 500 trout streams?
  • What is your favorite book on fly fishing by another writer?
  • What authors do you look to for their writing skills and style?
  • Will you be writing more essays in the future?

Fly Fishing Southern Belize ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Charlie Leslie Sr.

Charles Leslie started guiding in Belize when he was 19 years old. He learned to fly fish from Lefty Kreh and over the past 50 years he's become a master of casting and fly presentation to permit, tarpon, bonefish and snook. Join us to learn Charlie's approach to fishing which is based on the tides, weather, migratory patterns and other conditions that ensure you have the best opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime. Learn more by visiting Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing.

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

  • What are the differences in fishing Southern versus Northern Belize?
  • What are the best times of year to fish Southern Belize?
  • Do you need to be a good caster to fish for permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook?
  • What's the secret to casting in the wind?
  • Where are the best places to fish for bonefish?
  • How do you present your flies to bonefish?
  • Where are the best places to fish for snook?
  • What are the best flies for snook?
  • Where do you find migrating tarpon?
  • What is the best way to fish gummy minnows for tarpon?
  • When fishing for permit do you wade the flats or fish from the boat?
  • What should you consider when presenting your fly to a permit?
  • What's the secret to getting a good hook set with a permit?

Skeena River - Steelhead Dreams ★ ★ ★ ★
Gill Mckean

Gill Mckean has been guiding on the world-famous Skeena River for more than 25 years. He’s guided a client to massive steelhead estimated at 34 pounds and has personally landed many in the 30-pound range. Join us to learn from Gill about this incredible fishery and of course how to land that steelhead of a lifetime.

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

  • What is the best time of year to fish for steelhead?
  • Are there other streams and rivers to fish in the area?
  • What species are available besides steelhead?
  • What style of flies do you prefer?
  • Is the spey rod the most commonly used rod on the Skeena?
  • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
  • What's the difference between Skagit and Scandi heads?
  • What is the most productive depth for getting strikes?
  • What triggers the fish to strike?
  • What is the secret to hooking up with a trophy steelhead?

Strategies & Techniques for Stillwaters ★ ★ ★ ★
Denny Rickards

Denny Rickards has been studying trout behavior in stillwaters for over 40 years. He's always learning new things about the aquatic life forms that trout eat and then develops strategies and techniques he can use to mimic their activity. Join us on this podcast to hear about Denny's latest new findings which will help you to catch more fish in stillwaters.

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

  • What is the best time of day to fish stillwaters?
  • How do you change your tactics throughout the day?
  • Will you have more success if you fish from a kick boat or float tube than from shore?
  • Are depth finders useful?
  • Do you use UV materials in your flies?
  • What are the three most important design aspect of flies?
  • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
  • What development stage of insects gets more strikes larva, pupa or adults?
  • What is the best way to fish pupa?
  • How do you determine what depth the fish are at?
  • What is the most productive depth for getting strikes?
  • If a fish follows your fly will it strike on a follow-up cast?

Olympic National Forest Steelhead ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lael Johnson

Lael, a professional guide in Washington, lives and breathes steelhead fishing in the Olympic National Forest. A steelhead catch is something that will change you as a person during and for sure after the fight, whether you win or lose the first battle. Join us to learn Lael’s secrets to success for steelhead!

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

  • What makes the Olympic National Forest so special?
  • What differences are there between wild and hatchery steelhead?
  • What is the best time of year to fish for steelhead?
  • What are the differences between the types of rivers in the area?
  • What are the differences between fishing with a single-handed rod and spey rod?
  • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
  • What are the ideal types of flies and what makes them stand out to the fish?
  • What method works best for steelhead nymphing or swing flies?
  • How is the take different between nymphs and streamers that you swing?
  • What do you recommend for clothing when fishing in the winter?
  • Do the moon phases and weather affect the steelhead bite?
  • What is the health and status of Olympic National Forest steelhead?

Monster Muskies ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kip Vieth

Kip Vieth, a professional guide in Minnesota and winner of the 2017 Orvis Guide of the Year, loves fly fishing for Muskies. Muskies are finicky, to say the least. Known as the fish of ten thousand casts you can bet you'll have to work for yours. Kip will help us all learn more about Muskies including where they live, what they eat, what triggers them to bite, how to rig your terminal tackle for success, presentation strategies, and of course how to close the deal. Join us to learn Kip's secrets to success!

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

  • Are muskies really the fish of 10,000 casts?
  • What are the strength and weaknesses of fly fishing versus conventional fishing?
  • What makes a rod a good muskie fly rod?
  • What type of line do you use and what is your terminal tackle setup?
  • What are the advantages of articulated flies?
  • Do you need high flies for muskies?
  • How do the primary lies change for muskies from summer to fall?
  • If you get a follow but no bite what changes do you make?
  • Do the moon phases affect the musky bite?
  • Is sight fishing an effective method for muskies?
  • When is the best time of day to target muskies?

The Feather Thief ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kirk Johnson

Kirk Johnson is the author of the true-crime adventure “The Feather Thief”. Intrigued by the theft of hundreds of rare bird specimens from the Tring museum in England, Kirk journeys into the underground world of fanatical fly tiers and plume peddlers looking for the truth behind why the theft took place and what happened to all the birds that were stolen. Join us and hear the story that has drawn so many readers to this great book.

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

  • How did the heist go down?
  • Who was Alfred Russel Wallace and what did he have to do with the heist?
  • How did Edwin Rist get involved tying classic salmon flies?
  • What was the value of the stolen birds?
  • How were the stolen birds and feathers sold?
  • Were the buyers of the stolen goods complicit?
  • Did Rist have an accomplice?
  • Was the heist planned?
  • How did the judge rule when Rist when to court?
  • Did Rist show any remorse about what he had done?
  • Were the stolen birds ever recovered?

Mammoth Lakes Fly Fishing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard has been guiding and teaching fly fishing in the Mammoth Lakes, California area since 2005. Mammoth Lakes is well known for its ski area but it also hosts some great fisheries. Hot Creek, the Owens River, the San Joaquin River, Rock Creek, Rush Creek and Crowley Lake are some of Chris's favorites. Listen in and learn about these eastern Sierra fisheries and how to best fish these waters.

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

  • When is the best time of year to fish the Mammoth Lakes rivers, creeks and lakes?
  • What is the difference between fishing the Upper and Lower Owens River?
  • What river has Golden Trout in it?
  • What makes Hot Creek so special?
  • Is Tenkara a good system to use on these fisheries?
  • What river is known for its hopper fishing?
  • What river can you get a grand slam on?
  • What's the best way to find fish in Crowley Lake?
  • Can you fish Crowley Lake from a float tube?
  • What flies work best on these waters?


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