Fri, 6 January 2023
This week, my guest is Orvis product developer Jesse Haller [43:48], who besides being responsible for products like nets, wading shoes, and fishing packs and vests spent many years as a fishing guide. Jesse discusses how to pick the right net, some cool tips and carrying a net, how to plan your netting before you get a fish close to you, how to get the fish in the net with a minimum of fuss—and some great tips on releasing the fish you've caught.
In the Fly Box this week, we have some fascinating questions and some helpful tips from listeners, including:
Do you think it's a good idea to blacken your tippet close to the fly with a sharpie?
What conditions decide whether you should fish a large or a small streamer for bass?
A listener has a conundrum about booking a guide who used to work for another outfitter.
Some great tips from a listener about safety when bluelining in the Smokies.
What advice do you have for fishing out of a canoe? I have trouble finding trout in larger rivers, coming from a small stream background. What should I do?
Where can I find trout in winter?
What should I do about families with kids throwing rocks in the water when I am fishing?
How can I fish small midge emergers just under the surface?
During a heavy hatch, is it better to look for an individual fish or prospect a likely seam or run?
A great tip on a device for letting people know where you are when fishing the back country.
If I am running multiple midge nymphs, should I use a light or heavy tippet?
What is the best beginner outfit for saltwater fly fishing?