Thu, 28 July 2011
OrvisNews.com reader Dave S. asked:
I think I have a pretty decent casting motion, but the biggest issue I have is in the wind. I always get that tailing loop, and my leader knots up. I think it's more pronounced in the wind because I strain harder. What practice tips can you give me to help?
In this video, Peter demonstrates how to beat the wind by casting lower, angling the rod tip, and even making the cast backwards.
Peter has been a fisherman all his life, and he has a degree in outdoor education from Johnson State College. He's also a seriously good caster, and during his years working for Orvis he has seen it all.
Direct download: Ask_a_Fly-Fishing_Instructor-_Casting_in_the_Wind.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EST
Mon, 25 July 2011
This week I give you a 10-step plan for getting a kid into fly fishing. These are proven methods based on my experience and that of others I've talked to in the course of researching a book called Family Friendly Fly Fishing that I'm working on. I've also added three additional tips for getting teenagers into fly fishing.
In the fly box items this week we talk about the old 10 o'clock to-1 o'clock casting technique, casting into the wind with big poppers and other bass flies, attaching a new fly line to backing that's already on a reel using a loop, and the correct size sink tip fly line to buy. and "new school" vs. "old school" fly fishing
Direct download: Ten_Tips_for_Getting_Kids_and_teens_into_Fly_Fishing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST
Thu, 21 July 2011
This week I talk about swinging, and get your mind out of the gutter because it's not that kind of swinging. This is a family show.
We discuss the art and science of swinging flies for trout, salmon, and steelhead, one of the most relazing and elegant way of covering lots of water. It doesn't work all the time and in every type of water, so listen to the podcast to find out where and when to do it--and how to choose the right fly.
In the Fly Box questions this week we talk about using a 7-weight rod for trout, what an individual can do to make a trout stream better, invasive species, and how to catch bass in southern rivers in summer. Plus a note about an exciting new upgrade to our fishing reports where you can get a text message every time your favorite waters are updated.
Direct download: The_Joy_Swinging__How_When_and_Where_to_Do_It_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EST
Wed, 13 July 2011
In this week's fly box, I mention a tip on mending line that I just got from a guide, a recommendation for how to choose a rod for nymphing, and 10 tips for reeling in and playing fish. For the main part of the podcast, I give some recommendations for high summer fishing--for having more fun, getting in more fishing time, and broadening your horizons.
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Direct download: Getting_the_Most_out_of_Summertime_Fly_Fishing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EST
Wed, 6 July 2011
This week in the Fly Box section, we talk about rod actions, line sizes, sunscreen, and dry flies in high water. In the main event, we'll give you some tips on summer dry flies, as summer is prime time for fishing on the surface.
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