Thu, 9 June 2022
My guest this week is Brian Grossenbacher [42:45], one of the finest fly-fishing still photographers in the world. You’ve seen his work on the cover of many magazines and in Orvis catalogs. (Brian and I recently collaborated on a book entitled, simply, Trout, with his images and my essays. ) Learn how Brian’s career changed from being a full-time fishing guide to a professional photographer and glean some tips on how to go pro yourself—or at least improve the quality of your own images. Along the way, Brian tells a couple stories that had me in tears of laughter as I was recording this.
In the Fly Box this week, we have some interesting questions and great tips from listeners, including:
What impact does bug spray have on fish and the tackle we use?
My Elk Hair Caddis dry flies land on their sides. How can I prevent this?
Should I grease my leader when fishing with a dry-dropper rig in fast water?
I want to try carp fishing. Should I put my money into a better reel or a better rod?
A tip from a listener on how to keep materials out of the eye of a fly you just tied, and how to keep your hands warm in cold weather.
A tip from a listener on how he greatly improved his casting with all rods when he went from a 4-weight rod to a 9-weight rod.
What would you do if faced with three days of 25 mph winds and dirty water when on a saltwater trip?
Does cold weather make fly rods brittle?
I came up with a killer fly pattern that is unlike anything out there. Should I share the pattern on social media?
I am having trouble with carp. What fly patterns do you recommend, and how can I tell when they take the fly?
What tips do you have for making those quick deliveries when sight fishing in salt water?