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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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Fly Fishing The Island of Hokkaido, Japan
Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace is a well-traveled Australian fly fisher who lived and fished the island of Hokkaido, Japan extensively for four years. Unknown to many fly fishers taimen, rainbow trout, char and salmon are all prime targets on the island of Hokkaido. Taimen can get as large as one meter! Listen in to learn more about this fishery and find out where, when and how to fish this northernmost island in Japan.

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

  • What fly fishing opportunities are there on the island?
  • Where is the best place to stay on Hokkaido?
  • What is the best time of year to fish on the island?
  • Is the taimen found on Hokkaido similar to those in Mongolia?
  • What is the best way to fish for taimen?
  • What flies do you use for taimen?
  • Where do you fish for rainbows and char?
  • When is the best time to fish for salmon?

To hire local Japanese guides for fishing on Hokkaido visit Trout & King.

New Mexico's Trout Waters ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Spencer Seim

Spencer Seim has been guiding in northern New Mexico since 1995 and calls the Cimarron River, Rio Grande, Costilla Creek, and Ute Creek his home waters. Listen in to hear where and when to come to this picture perfect area and find out how to best fish these mountain waters.

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

  • What are the top three most scenic and productive trout streams in northern New Mexico?
  • What is the best time of year to fish northern New Mexico?
  • Where can you catch the native Rio Grande Cutthroat trout?
  • What is Rio Costilla Creek best known for?
  • What is the special hatch that occurs on the Cimmarron River?
  • What river has an incredible trico hatch?
  • What river is known for its awesome dry fly fishing?
  • What is Spencer's connection to the book "The Feather Thief"?


Tying Streamers: Tips and Techniques ★ ★ ★ ★
Charlie Craven

Charlie Craven is a master fly tier and has figured out the best fly tying techniques for just about any challenge. His latest book Tying Streamers addresses the techniques used to tie both classic and modern streamer patterns. Charlie is always a great source for good tips on tying so join us to find out what he’s discovered about the best way to tie streamers.

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

  • How do you make wooly buggers more durable?
  • What is the best way to tie in a palmered hackle?
  • Are articulated patterns more effective than non-articulated patterns?
  • What are your favorite materials for tying streamers?
  • What are the three most important triggers when tying streamers?
  • Do you prefer streamers that are thick and dense or sparse and thin?
  • How do you keep streamers from fouling?
  • How do you choose a hook for your streamers?
  • What are your considerations for choosing streamers for different water types?

Adaptive Fly Fishing: Strategies for Diverse Water Types ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lance Egan

Lance Egan has had a passion for fly fishing for close to three decades. After representing Fly Fishing Team USA in 13 world championships this guy has experienced just about every fishing situation one might encounter. Listen in to hear how Lance breaks down a river into distinct water types including pools, riffles, runs, pocket water, glides, bank-side lies, and eddies and learn his methods for hooking up effectively in each water type.

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

  • How do you fight the wind and get nymphs down fast?
  • What are your 'go to' tactics for productive summer fishing?
  • When fishing a new river for the first time, what are the steps and observations you take to fish it?
  • How do you improve your hookups when using dry flies?
  • What water types are best fished using euro nymphing techniques?
  • What type of vest or pack do you prefer?
  • How do you rig up your net for each access?
  • What are the options for fishing riffles?
  • What is the best approach and presentation for fishing bank-side lies?

Fisheries Conservation Now And In The Future ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Peter Moyle

Dr. Peter Moyle was recognized by Fly Fisherman Magazine as the 2020 Conservationist of the Year for his lifetime of conservation work in California and in watersheds across the West. Peter's forward-thinking and get it done attitude has saved and restored fisheries across California including McCloud River, Putah Creek, the San Joaquin River and the Klamath River. Listen in to find out how Peter identifies and works through the issues associated with saving and restoring these fine fisheries.

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

  • How were you able to preserve the McCloud river for future generations?
  • How did you bring Putah Creek back to life?
  • What are the challenges now that Putah Creek has been restored?
  • What has been done to encourage Stripers and Salmon to run up the San Joaquin River?
  • What is the status of the Smelt in the Delta estuaries?
  • What key action was taken to preserve the Klamath River?
  • How can conservation groups attract younger members?
  • What problems do you face when dams come down?

Nautilus Reels – Striving for Excellence ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kristen Mustad

Kristen Mustad, the owner of Nautilus Reels, has brought his company to the forefront of the fly fishing industry. His innovations drive the market and stand out above the crowd. Listen in to hear how he built his company, designs and tests his reels and consistently strives for excellence.

Questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • How did you get started in the fly fishing reel business?
  • What made you decide to reinvent the company?
  • How did you differentiate your self in the beginning days?
  • What were the biggest design breakthroughs you had?
  • What reel model do you consider the most versatile?
  • How do you test your reels?
  • Why do large arbor reels make more sense?
  • What qualifications do your people have that make the reels?
  • Where do you see Nautilus in the future of the industry?

The Delaware River Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lee Hartman

Lee Hartman, a professional guide and conservationist, will take us on a journey through the natural and unnatural history of the Delaware River. Many consider the Delaware the best wild trout fishery east of the Mississippi but it hasn’t been easy to keep it that way. Learn why it’s so important to protect this coldwater fishery and look forward to Lee sharing a few tips along the way about how to be successful fishing this great river.

  • What species of fish are native to the Delaware River?
  • What part of the Delaware River is the best for trout fishing?
  • When is the best time to fish for shad?
  • When did the Delaware River become a true trout river?
  • Is it best to fish the river from a boat or wading?
  • Where do you find the brown trout most often?
  • What insect hatches can you expect on the river?
  • What is a "Delaware River Fox"?
  • What is being done to preserve the river as a world-class trout fishery?

Fly Fishing the Finger Lakes Region of New York ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mike Hogue

Mike Hogue, a professional fly tier and fly shop owner, has fished the Finger Lakes region of New York for over 25 years. The lakes, unique unto themselves in beauty, offer salmon, rainbow trout and lake trout all available on the fly. Listen in as Mike takes us on a tour of this unusual fishing destination and shares his secrets to success in fishing in this area.

  • What finger lakes are the most important for fly fishing?
  • Do you fish both the lakes, streams and tributaries?
  • What species of fish can be targeted with a fly?
  • What lake should you fish if you want to catch a Lake Trout on the fly?
  • Are there migratory rainbow runs on all the lakes?
  • What time of year do each of the migratory runs happen?
  • Which lake has the famous Brown Drake hatch?
  • What type of boat is the best to use on the lakes?
  • What type and size of flies work best for the salmon?

Fly Fishing Florida’s Largemouth Bass
Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson, a professional guide in southwest Florida, specialized in getting her clients hooked up with Florida’s strain of largemouth bass. These bass are different than the strains in the north and many consider them the monsters of largemouth bass. Listen in to learn about these bass and how to hook up with what may be your trophy bass of a lifetime.

  • What makes the Florida strain of largemouth bass different?
  • What is the best place to fish for trophies in Florida?
  • Does the Florida strain exist in other states?
  • What are the factors that contribute to the growth of trophy-sized bass?
  • Where do you look for the larger bass?
  • What are the most effective flies to use for largemouth bass?
  • How deep do you fish?
  • What's the best time of day to fish?
  • What fly did you catch your trophy largemouth on?


Fly Fishing And The Transformative Power Of Nature
John Dietsch

John Dietsch, a stuntman for Brad Pitt and fly fishing coordinator for the film A River Runs Through It,  talks about our connection to the outdoors through the prism of fly fishing and investigates its transformative and healing powers. Join us and explore your connection.

Questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • How did you get started in fly fishing movie production?
  • Who was your mentor?
  • What tasks did you have as Department Head of Fly Fishing for A River Runs Through It?
  • Who did the shadowcasting in the film?
  • Where did the idea come from for the final fishing scene?
  • How did you get the fish to rise for the fly?
  • Why were you chosen as Brad Pit's stunt double?
  • How did working on this film change your life and what fly fishing means to you?
  • How does the river speak to you?


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